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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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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   


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   


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   


POP SOUL (60SEC) - (by Marc Filmer)  Year: 2012
Marc Filmer Authentic sounding retro pop-soul, with fab bouncing tambourine/handclap percussion and cowbell. Other featured instruments include 60's bass and drum sounds double-tracked Baritone (Bass) Sax, twin-tracked pop-brass trumpets, piano, retro organ and orch chimes (church bells). Cheerful and catchy! Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec - RnB, Motown  
511605 1:01 Fast 160   
30sec - RnB, Motown  
511629 0:31 Fast 160   
15sec - RnB, Motown  
511630 0:16 Fast 160   


MOTOWN 01 - (by Martijn de Man)  Year: 2008
Martijn de Man Souful track with a strong motown feel. Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
290021 1:41 Medium 113   


THIS IS OUR SHOW (INSTR) - (by BrunoSteele Music)  Year: 2015
BrunoSteele Music Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
746846 4:45   


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   


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   


SOUNDS OF HITSVILLE - (by Gary Wolk)  Year: 2016
Gary Wolk This track was inspired by the sounds coming out of the studio on W. Grand Ave. in Detroit called “Hitsville USA” in the 1960s. The Funk Brothers and Motown Records. It features drums, bass, piano, vibes, guitars, baritone sax, and horn section. Very feel-good music and upbeat with that retro sound. Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
785469 2:07 Medium 125   


A GOOD TIME IN THE 60'S - (by Michael Bell)  Year: 2012
Michael Bell Upbeat Instrumental with a big touch of the sound of Motown Memories attached to the groove and rhythm of the bouncing dance track. It really takes you back to "The Girls' Alright With Me - You Know The Girls' Alright" "Beauty's Only Skin Deep"... Temptations and the Four Tops elements for sure. Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
566112 2:14 Medium 123   


DOES YOUR MAMA KNOW (YOU TALK LIKE THAT) - (by Chris Cooke)  Year: 2012
Chris Cooke This song is an R&B song that tips it's hat to the classic Motown sound. The vocal performance is in the style of Aretha Franklin and absolutely kicks! Soulful is the only word to say about that! A full horn section, driving funky bass line, and a chorus so catchy you'll sing it all day! Female Vocals, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
529225 3:08 Medium 121   
Variation - RnB, Motown
529231 3:08 Medium 121   


BELIEVE IN IT [60SEC EDIT] - (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
60sec - RnB, Motown
545611 1:01 Medium 112   


HITSVILLE - (by Gary Wolk)  Year: 2011
Gary Wolk Hitsville USA was the name given to the Motown Studios in Detroit. This instrumental track will take you back to the heyday of Motown Records, with a heavy backbeat, horns, guitars, bass, guitars, vibes, organ and full horn section. Great upbeat feel, and authentic sound to the time. Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
474068 3:07 Medium 120   


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   


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   


GOOD TIMES - (by Ethereal Motion)  Year: 2014
Ethereal Motion Good time retro sounding instrumental that captures the classic Motown sound of the 60s. Real drums and bass, real horn section, sprite piano and groovy tenor sax melody. Lots of great effervescent flavor and vibe. Happy doo wop sound with a soulful groove from start to finish, with lots of swagger. Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
15 Mixes Available
638545 1:23 Medium 120   


MOTOR CITY - (by Jeremy Sherman)  Year: 2011
Jeremy Sherman Motown type instrumental soul groove, with a flavor of the 1970's and 80's. Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
520796 2:37 Med Fast 140   
Loop - RnB, Motown
520795 0:35 Med Fast 140   
60sec - RnB, Motown
520794 1:01 Med Fast 140   
30sec - RnB, Motown
520793 0:33 Med Fast 140   


MOTOWN CITY - (by Benny Hawes)  Year: 2011
Benny Hawes Fast, fluid and authentic Motown Track with all the sounds you would expect. Rich Hammond Organs, Stabbing Brass, Rythmic Piano and a great melody to go with it. Motown City is a soulful, upbeat and happy track that is perfect for any Motown spot. It's lots of fun and has an infectious tone to it! Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
465030 3:44 Very Fast 200   


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   


IVORY TOWER - (by Malaya Blue)  Year: 2013
Malaya Blue An exciting fusion of Motown style Pop, and 1960's influenced Rock. Shades of Marvin Gaye's 'Heard It Through The Grapevine', with a little Supertramp and a touch of Eric Clapton guitar. Features a passionate female vocal. Works well for background music in a bar, club, or playing on a car stereo, Female Vocals, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
639033 3:26 Med Slow 100   
Variation (Instrumental) - RnB, Motown
630599 3:28 Med Slow 100   


MOTOWN AT DIONNE'S - (by Joseph Velasquez II)  Year: 2011
Joseph Velasquez II Motown feeling sounds like the Spinners Ray Charles a little bit of Stevie Wonder. This track is perfect for a bank/ financial commercial, also could sound good in a reality show or possibly an AT&T commercial some kind of ad that has to do with connecting to the web. Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
464978 1:39 Medium 120   


MOTOWN MEMORIES - (by Jive Ass Sleepers)  Year: 2014
Jive Ass Sleepers Head back to the heyday of artists like Marvin Gaye, the Supremes and Stevie Wonder with this feel-good 60s inspired Motown track. Great for any project in need of some fun, retro and soulful music. Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
696096 2:19 Medium 120   
Bed (No Melody) - RnB, Motown
696104 2:19 Medium 120   


DANCING IN MY SLEEP - (by Verona Music)  Year: 2002
Verona Music Happy pop dance about first love. Sounds like early Whitney Houston, Deniece Williams, or Brandy. Teen in her room, is too excited to sleep. She jumps on her bed and dances, ecstatic over boy. Makes you want to groove in your sleep. Would make a great cut and video for young artist. Female Vocals, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (early pop r&b) - RnB, Motown
443573 2:52 Med Slow 90   


WONDERFUL - (by Right Track)  Year: 2012
Right Track Great pop-reggae groove. Vocal version features singer Linda Hall. Lyric states "it must be wonderful to be in love". Nice soprano sax improvisation also gives the track a jazzy feel. Vocal version could be used for "looking for relationship"situations. Backing track has a real feelgood vibe. Female Vocals, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
536297 4:02 Fast 164   
Variation (Backing Track-Instru) - Pop, Easy Listening
536302 4:03 Fast 166   


JUKEBOX SOUL - (by Prizm Prime)  Year: 2013
Prizm Prime Super smooth Mowtown soul with sugary electric piano, retro electric guitar and full horn section! This is butta! Fun & FUNKY! Great for fashion shows, cooking shows, travel channel specials, after school drams, indie film soundtracks, on-hold music, corporate office music, and so much more! Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
614448 3:21 Medium 116   


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   


OLDER MOOD - (by Michiel van Zundert)  Year: 2009
Michiel van Zundert Great 60's Motown sound-a-like, instrumental full song, plenty of room for voice-overs, ideal track for tv show, happy mood! Lots of horns, woodwinds and strings make this a feel good track, very authentic! ! Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown  
437812 5:15 Med Slow 94   


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   


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   


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   


DOWN BY THE PROJECTS - (by Masterwerks R&B)  Year: 2015
Masterwerks R&B Old school soul with a truly fine vocal in the style of Joss Stone, Whitney Houston and others. Lush production and catchy, Down By The projects is a perfect background for in store play, Female Vocals, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Vocal HD) - RnB, Motown  
794213 3:57 Med Slow 103   


MOTOWN - (by Denis Woods)  Year: 2010
Denis Woods A classic Tamla Motown drum beat with a groovy bassline coupled with a marimba playing the first section, The second section section features glock and flute playing the melody. Reminiscent of the 60's Diana Ross, The Supremes and Phil Spector. Corporate branding/presentation, drama, documentary. Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
429706 1:39 Med Fast 146   


MO TOWN - (by Gary Wolk)  Year: 2010
Gary Wolk The sound of Motown records made at Hitsville USA in Detroit. This track has elements of the hey day of the label. Using multiple guitars, organ, piano, vibes, horns and more. This track would fit any documentary or film about Detroit in that era. Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
420464 3:42 Medium 120   


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   


THAT GIRL AIN'T NO LADY, SHE'S JUST THE GIRL I USED TO LOVE - (by Felix Linden)  Year: 2012
Felix Linden This is GUMBO. Reggae, Rock, Pop and R/B. Hard driving, but oh so smooth of a groove about a guy's memories of his girl who wasn't a lady. Is that guitar Hendrix or Memorex? Congas are on fire and really heat this one up. Male vocals and the smooothest background. Romantic breakup. Infectious hook. Male Vocals, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
540352 3:38 Med Slow 94   


INTERNATIONAL PLAYBOY - (by Jive Ass Sleepers)  Year: 2015
Jive Ass Sleepers Groovy 60s inspired Easy Listening meets Funk. Features kitsch vintage organ, horn section, piano, strings, drums and bass. Classic retro theme with moments of fun, tension and soul. Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
726918 1:42 Medium 114   


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   


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   


LOOK WHAT YOU DID - (by Masterwerks R&B)  Year: 2013
Masterwerks R&B Blue eyed retro soul, that's what it is... positive up and stays that way. Great for product launch, radio, branding and in store play. Male Vocals, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Variation (Vocal/Pop Mix) - RnB, Motown
701068 3:11 Medium 112   
Full Track ((Vocal Hd)) - RnB, 1970's Vintage RnB
653606 3:28 Medium 112   


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 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   



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