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Motown’s music was crafted with an ear towards pop appeal. The record company specialized in a type of soul music it referred to with the trademark "The Motown Sound". The Motown Sound was typified by a number of characteristics: the use of tambourines to accent the back beat, prominent and often melodic electric bass guitar lines, distinctive melodic and chord structures, and a call and response singing style that originated in gospel music. In addition, pop production techniques such as the use of orchestral string sections, charted horn sections, and carefully arranged background vocals were also used. Complex arrangements and elaborate, melismatic vocal riffs were avoided.


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SOULTOWN - (by Gary Wolk)  Year: 2011
Gary Wolk Strut on over to Soultown with this track that will have you hands clapping and toes tapping! A strong Motown 2 & 4 backbeat, combined with Memphis horns and a little New Orleans thrown in. The combination makes for a fun, funky tune. Features Drums, Bass, Piano, Organ, Guitars and horn section. Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
464181 4:09 Medium 106   


MOTOR CITY CRUISERS - (by Leon Ayers, Jr.)  Year: 2015
Leon Ayers, Jr. Standing on the sideline watching the Woodward Dream Cruise, the world’s largest one-day celebration of classic cars. Great for muzak, spa, meditation, adult contemporary, relaxing, easy listening, car commercials, infomercials, spa, lifestyle etc. Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
707482 2:08 Med Slow 87   
Variation (Narrative) - RnB, Motown
707480 2:07 Med Slow 87   
60sec - RnB, Motown
707479 1:04 Med Slow 87   
30sec - RnB, Motown
707478 0:32 Med Slow 87   
Stinger - RnB, Motown
707481 0:06 Med Slow 87   


DOIN NOTHIN - (by Leon Ayers, Jr.)  Year: 2015
Leon Ayers, Jr. Funky, soulful, laidback track with the sound of Motown. Easy going downtown Detroit spirit. Nice and chilled summer time groove. Works well for lounge, chilling out, a cool and funky lifestyle, corporate videos, branding, ad campaigns, sports, news, documentaries, film, television, etc. Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
707477 2:15 Medium 120   
Variation (Narrative) - RnB, Motown
707475 2:15 Medium 120   
60sec - RnB, Motown
707474 0:59 Medium 120   
30sec - RnB, Motown
707473 0:33 Medium 120   
Stinger - RnB, Motown
707476 0:05 Medium 120   


BIG MAN D&B - (by Eric Bolvin)  Year: 2014
Eric Bolvin Retro groover takes you back to the happy 1960's, Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
672555 1:49 Med Slow 92   
Full Track A - RnB, Motown
672553 0:15 Med Slow 92   
Full Track B - RnB, Motown
672554 0:30 Med Slow 92   
Full Track C - RnB, Motown
672557 1:49 Med Slow 92   
Full Track D - RnB, Motown
672558 0:08 Med Slow 92   
Full Track E - RnB, Motown
672556 1:49 Med Slow 92   
Full Track F - RnB, Motown
672559 1:49 Med Slow 92   


SHAKE IT (VOCAL VERSION) - (by Dan Gautreau)  Year: 2011
Dan Gautreau Vocal pop / soul / RnB that has a certain 1960's-1970's sound but really is also very much up to date and could just as well be a radio hit today. Very bouncy and joyful with a super catchy chorus. Think Motown meets today's feelgood pop acts and boy bands. Features a real live brass section! Als, Male Vocals, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
12 Mixes Available
548899 2:18 Med Fast 134   


ALL IN ON LOVE (FULL) - (by Ron Komie)  Year: 2016
Ron Komie Uplifting, inspirational, feel-good song about loving with all your heart and soul. Featuring a classic Motown feel, gospel choir and strong male lead vocal, the song delivers an energetic, party vibe in a classic yet updated pop package. Pharrell Williams Bruno Mars Robin Thicke Stevie Wonder, Male Vocals, RnB, RnB Pop
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
13 Mixes Available
812957 3:19 Medium 112   


FUNKY BABY - (by Ethereal Motion)  Year: 2010
Ethereal Motion A fun funk instrumental song with real horn sections and groovy tenor sax melody. Real drums and guitars make this a fresh sound for any corporate or film background. Cool grooves make for a fun and funky song. An updated Motown feel! Motown meets disco! Sounds like K. C and the Sunshine Band. Instrumental, Jazz, Jazz-Funk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
9 Mixes Available
388126 2:42 Medium 110   


THIS I KNOW - (by Leon Ayers, Jr.)  Year: 2015
Leon Ayers, Jr. This track has an authentic vibe and feel of the golden era of Motown, highlighted with a soul filled horn section. Creates an optimistic and happy feel. Party, Celebration, Good-Times, Chilling with the one you love, Vintage, 60s, 70's. Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
707492 2:08 Medium 110   
Variation (Narrative) - RnB, Motown
707490 2:08 Medium 110   
60sec - RnB, Motown
707489 1:04 Medium 110   
30sec - RnB, Motown
707488 0:34 Medium 110   
Stinger - RnB, Motown
707491 0:08 Medium 110   


MOTOWN MAN - (by Eric Bolvin)  Year: 2015
Eric Bolvin Authentic Motown groover features full horn section. Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
769179 1:17 Med Slow 92   
Full Track A - RnB, Motown
769175 1:16 Med Slow 92   
Full Track B - RnB, Motown
769178 0:07 Med Slow 92   
Full Track C - RnB, Motown
769176 1:17 Med Slow 92   
Full Track D - RnB, Motown
769177 1:16 Med Slow 92   
Full Track E - RnB, Motown
769174 0:30 Med Slow 92   
Full Track F - RnB, Motown
769173 0:15 Med Slow 92   


TREAT HER RIGHT - (by Leon Ayers, Jr.)  Year: 2015
Leon Ayers, Jr. A retro-soul classic Motown groove. Smooth bassline coupled with horn section reminiscent of the late 60's. Great for capturing the viewers attention with a feel good factor. Suitable for corporate projects, food, fashion, party scenes or any other projects that needs soulful happy music. Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
707497 2:10 Med Slow 102   
Variation (Narrative) - RnB, Motown
707495 2:10 Med Slow 102   
60sec - RnB, Motown
707494 1:04 Med Slow 102   
30sec - RnB, Motown
707493 0:35 Med Slow 102   
Stinger - RnB, Motown
707496 0:08 Med Slow 102   


HAPPY UPTEMPO MOTOWN SOUNDING INSTRUMENTAL TRACK - (by Jesper Mattsson)  Year: 2011
Jesper Mattsson A typical Motown sounding uptempo groovy track with horns hand claps and a good dance beat ideal for a commercial for a feel good project or a wedding dance scene in a sitcom rom com tv show also would work perfectly in Gameshows and all kinds of light entertainment, Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (loopable ) - RnB, Motown
465826 2:09 Medium 124   
30sec (loopable) - RnB, Motown
472611 0:31 Medium 126   


BABY BABY BABY NELLI (TIGER) TRAVIS - (by Eddie Caldwell)  Year: 2011
Eddie Caldwell Female vocal, Road House, club scenes, radio Nashville funky, line dancing, fast cars, hot cars, hot rods, Beale Street Soulful, Mavis Staples, Gladys Knight, Stax Sound, Motown, Blues, Southern Soul, Candi Stanton, Old School R&B, car commercial, infomercials, adverts, spa, dramatic, black music,, Female Vocals, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
506440 3:55 Med Slow 94   


I NEVER HAD HER ANYWAY - (by Felix Linden)  Year: 2010
Felix Linden This is a Great RnB Old School song about a crumbling relationship. The smallest things seem to create a major issue."And if she's leaving me for that, I never had her anyway". Fantastic soulful Saxophone and comedic female rap in the bridge. Romantic comedy, Romantic Break Up. Marvin Gaye feel... Male Vocals, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Male Vocal) - RnB, Motown
451294 4:15 Med Slow 80   
Variation (Instrumental) - RnB, Motown
451268 4:10 Med Slow 80   


STEPPIN OUT TONIGHT - (by Leon Ayers, Jr.)  Year: 2015
Leon Ayers, Jr. Smooth soulful Motown tune with 60's organ, horns and syncopated handclaps. Groovy R&B style backing. Would work well under dialog for soaps, luxury items, infomercials, corporate events, phone on hold, HGTV, Food Network, Style channel or various multimedia projects. Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
707487 2:08 Medium 110   
Variation (Narrative) - RnB, Motown
707485 2:08 Medium 110   
60sec - RnB, Motown
707484 1:02 Medium 110   
30sec - RnB, Motown
707483 0:34 Medium 110   
Stinger - RnB, Motown
707486 0:06 Medium 110   


HAPPY ENDINGS - (by Jive Ass Sleepers)  Year: 2011
Jive Ass Sleepers The classic Motown sound of the late 60s/early 70s with a happy, upbeat and romantic vibe. Perfect for any project looking for an uplifting sound similar to Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell and Diana Ross or the current revival sound of Amy Winehouse, Joss Stone and Rafael Saadiq. Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
469739 3:51 Medium 120   


HAPPY SIXTIES IS12 - (by Image Sounds)  Year: 2014
Image Sounds Dynamic, expectant Rock Track with playful e-piano, cool drum groove, decent e-guitar and bassline. Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
664580 2:25 Medium 120   


OUTTASIGHT - (by Gary Wolk)  Year: 2012
Gary Wolk Back to the 1960's and the Motown sound. The backing tracks made famous by the group of session players called The Funk Brothers. This track features Drums, Tambourine, Bass, Piano, Vibes, Guitars, and 4-piece horn section. Great backing track for a documentary or film about that era. Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
532542 2:30 Med Fast 130   


SEARCHIN 4 A SOULMATE - (by Masterwerks R&B)  Year: 2015
Masterwerks R&B Old school r&b with soul and strut. Give this crystalline track a home in a production that matters. Perfect for In Store Play.. Male Vocals, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Vocal HD ) - RnB, Motown  
805211 3:29 Med Slow 98   


MOTOR CITY - (by Quarterstep Productions)  Year: 2011
Quarterstep Productions Sound of motown around 60's era with a bright twangy guitar, horn section, and walking bass rhythm section. Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec - RnB, Motown
506476 1:01 Med Fast 132   


IN THE SHADOWS - (by Jack Wyles)  Year: 2012
Jack Wyles From the soulful and haunting alto sax, sparse guitar and electric piano voicings, to the Motown-like strings and grooving bass/drums, this is a mysterious night time journey through alleys and dimly lit street corners. The lost soul or troubled spirit looking for some solace in the urban night. Instrumental, RnB, Smooth Soul
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Smooth Soul
574530 4:26 Med Slow 86   
Variation A (No Saxophone) - RnB, Motown
574533 4:25 Med Slow 86   
Variation B (1:30 No Sax Edit) - RnB, Motown
574534 1:31 Med Slow 86   
Variation C (25 Second No Sax Edit) - RnB, Motown
574535 0:25 Med Slow 86   


BELIEVE IN IT - (by Michael Corn)  Year: 2006
Michael Corn Instrumental classic soul/stax/motown sound. Medium funky groove ala Booker T. & the M. G. s, Junior Walker and the All-Stars, Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett. Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
242465 2:11 Medium 112   


SIDE BY SIDE - (by Gary Wolk)  Year: 2016
Gary Wolk A slow, retro sounding R&B instrumental track. A little Motown, Memphis, and Muscle Shoals put together. It features drums, bass, electric piano, electric guitars, and strings. No melody, so it would work well as a music bed, or background source music. Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
780636 3:46 Med Slow 80   


SOUL PARTY - (by Jive Ass Sleepers)  Year: 2017
Jive Ass Sleepers Upbeat, groovy, 60's Soul with horns, organ, piano and a badass breakbeat. Great for fun and retro themed scenes, commercials, films and documentaries. Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
840635 2:58 Med Fast 145   
Bed - RnB, Motown
840643 2:58 Med Fast 145   


TINY POCKET - 60 SEC - (by Rudy Pusateri)  Year: 2011
Rudy Pusateri Motown drum style, acoustic guitars, rhode riffs and some brass stabs. Catchy and fun, perfect for the entry of a VIP in a talkshow or general Daytime TV. Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec - RnB, Motown
469629 1:00 Med Slow 100   
Loop A - RnB, Motown
469632 0:28 Medium 123   
Loop B - RnB, Motown
469630 0:57 Medium 123   
Loop C - RnB, Motown
469631 0:57 Med Slow 100   


WHY DON'T YOU LOVE ME (THE WAY I LOVE YOU)? - (by Soroca and Allocca)  Year: 2002
Soroca and Allocca WHY DON’T YOU LOVE ME is a powerful love ballad with an R & B flavor. Its universal chorus echoes the sentiments of so many of us, at times when we feel our love is either not returned or not felt at the same level. Anyone who’s ever been in love will relate. Female Vocals, RnB, RnB Ballads
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, RnB Ballads
545990 3:45 Slow 71   
Variation A (Inst w/ piano) - RnB, Motown
545992 3:45 Slow 71   
Variation B (Inst w/ voc mel) - RnB, Motown
545993 3:45 Slow 71   
Variation C (Inst no voc mel) - RnB, Motown
545988 3:46 Slow 71   


DON'T LOSE YOUR COOL BABY - (by Adla Hannon)  Year: 2009
Adla Hannon **Vintage** Motown-style R&B song with great horn hits. Female vocals sing about keeping your cool around a man. Female Vocals, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
383997 1:57 Med Fast 130   
60sec - Jazz, Cabaret
389982 1:06 Med Fast 130   


WEST GRAND - (by Gary Wolk)  Year: 2015
Gary Wolk West Grand Avenue in Detroit was home to “Hitsville, USA” where the Motown sound of the 1960s was born. The Funk Brothers were the musicians who helped make that legendary sound. This instrumental track has that retro Motown sound. It features drums, bass, piano, vibes, electric guitars and horns. Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
708298 1:49 Medium 125   


DETROIT STROLL - (by Aaron Saloman)  Year: 2013
Aaron Saloman A groovy, swaggering funk tune. Funky drums and classic electric guitar anchored by deep and punchy Motown-style bass. Great for strolling through a neighbourhood. Lots of stops and starts that could work for comedic effect. This track has a timeless city feel. Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
12 Mixes Available
615715 1:10 Med Slow 100   


INTRO 6 -RNB - (by Mike Kinzie)  Year: 2011
Mike Kinzie Up beat Motown flavoured RnB intro featuring Big Band. Bold brass and funky groove make this perfect as an introduction or opener for presentations, awards and other special events. Accompanying loop allows for walk on/offs. Can also be used as background or beds to radio or TV commercial spots. Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Bed - RnB, Motown
517977 0:50 Med Fast 145   
Loop - RnB, Motown
517978 0:27 Med Fast 145   
Stinger - RnB, Motown
534935 0:15 Med Fast 145   


SOUL SOUP - (by Gary Wolk)  Year: 2017
Gary Wolk This track combines the 60s soul sounds of Detroit and Memphis. It features drums, bass, piano, organ, electric guitars and horn section with bari sax for that classic sound. Very upbeat and fun. Great track for documentaries or film needing that retro sound. Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
842503 2:54 Medium 125   



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