Pete Mitchell plays rare Motown tracks and learns all about the label.
As part of BBC Radio 2's Motown Season, Pete Mitchell plays rare tracks and hears about the label from the likes of Smokey Robinson and Mary Wilson
|02||Just My Imagination: The Sound And The Songs||20090112|
Writers and artists from the Motown label explain how to write a chart-topping hit.
Writers and artists from the golden age of Motown explain how chart-topping songs were written.
|03||Standing In The Shadows: The Secret Of Motown||20090119|
Pete Mitchell talks to Dennis Coffey, Uriel Jones and others about session musicians the Funk Brothers, who were at the heart of the Motown music label.
Pete Mitchell finds out about Motown session musicians the Funk Brothers.
|04||My Girls: The Ladies Of Motown||20090126|
Pete Mitchell finds out what life was like on the Motown label for the women who first broke the boundaries of pop. With The Supremes' Mary Wilson.
Pete Mitchell finds out what life was like for the ladies on the Motown label.
|05||Reach Out And I'll Be There - Those Gone||20090202|
Remembering those who made the Motown label great and are no longer with us, including producer Norman Whitfield and baritone sax player Mike Terry.
Remembering those who made the Motown label great and are no longer with us.
|06 LAST||What's Still Going On - The Legacy||20090209|
This programme looks at what artists such as Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder changed with their work and what it could mean for the future.
Looking at the legacy of the Motown label, especially for African-American artists.