Berry Gordy's Motown

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199A01Dancing In The Street19990224

Alan Freeman presents a four-part series investigating the Motown record label.

1: `Dancing in the Street'.

This first programme looks at the origins of the label that took both its home town of Detroit and the world by storm.

Talent exploded from it, and the company fought hard to keep pace with its success.

199A01Dancing In The Street19990224

Alan Freeman presents a four-part series investigating the Motown record label.

1: `Dancing in the Street'.

This first programme looks at the origins of the label that took both its home town of Detroit and the world by storm.

Talent exploded from it, and the company fought hard to keep pace with its success.

199A02How Sweet It Is19990303

Alan Freeman presents a four-part series investigating the Motown record label.

2:`How Sweet It Is'.

This second programme looks at how the company went from strength to strength, and at Gordy's philosophy of not looking for good records, but for Top 10s - delivered by the Supremes, the Four Tops and the Temptations.

199A02How Sweet It Is19990303

Alan Freeman presents a four-part series investigating the Motown record label.

2:`How Sweet It Is'.

This second programme looks at how the company went from strength to strength, and at Gordy's philosophy of not looking for good records, but for Top 10s - delivered by the Supremes, the Four Tops and the Temptations.

199A03War19990310

Alan Freeman presents a four-part series investigating the Motown record label.

3: `War'.

This programme looks at how the second decade at Motown was not as perfect as the first, with the loss of one its most creative teams and other problems surfacing.

199A03War19990310

Alan Freeman presents a four-part series investigating the Motown record label.

3: `War'.

This programme looks at how the second decade at Motown was not as perfect as the first, with the loss of one its most creative teams and other problems surfacing.

199A04 LASTWay Out West19990317

Alan Freeman presents a four-part series investigating the Motown record label.

4: `Way Out West'.

This last programme looks at how Motown underwent great changes, the biggest of which was a move from Detroit to Los Angeles.

Stevie Wonder was stretching his wings, and the writer/producer teams were losing their control - could the end be far?

199A04 LASTWay Out West19990317

Alan Freeman presents a four-part series investigating the Motown record label.

4: `Way Out West'.

This last programme looks at how Motown underwent great changes, the biggest of which was a move from Detroit to Los Angeles.

Stevie Wonder was stretching his wings, and the writer/producer teams were losing their control - could the end be far?