V.A. - Soul City Detroit: Motor City Labels and the Dawn of Soul Music (2013)
Soul, R&B | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 157:10 min | ~360 MB
Label: Fantastic Voyage | Tracks: 60 | Rls.date: 2014
2013 two CD collection that focuses on the Soul Music boom of the '60s with this edition spotlighting the city of Detroit. In recent times, any musical mention of Detroit and the 1960s has yielded a default response of 'Motown', and while Hitsville USA, as the Corporation's headquarters on West Grand Boulevard was known, certainly served to put the city firmly on the map, there was a time early in the decade when the Motown Recording Corporation was but a bit-part player in the musical output. Compiled and annotated by Soul music authority Clive Richardson, Soul City Detroit presents a selection of the recordings which served to establish the musical direction of the Motor City into the era which became known as 'Soul'. R&B has continued to be the cover-all generic term for African-American music to this day, but with changing styles and increasing elements of sophistication within the music in the early 1960s, Soul emerged into more common usage.