Hitsville, USA: Motown

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From the course by University of Rochester
History of Rock, Part One
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University of Rochester

History of Rock, Part One

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From the lesson
Motown Pop and Southern Soul (1960-69)
Berry Gordy and the rise and first flourishing of Motown. Atlantic, Stax, and southern soul (Memphis, Muscle Shoals, New York). Parallels between Motown and Stax. James Brown and the roots of funk.

Meet the Instructors

  • John Covach
    John Covach
    Professor of Music and Director
    Institute for Popular Music