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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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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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


OLD FASHION - (by Island Letter)  Year: 2016
Island Letter Smooth and funky, featuring a playful guitar part, groovy bass line and nostalgic organ line that leaves a playful and bouncy mood. Great for TV and radio commercials, TV instrumentals, documentaries and film. Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
22 Mixes Available
795897 2:07 Med Fast 135   


WOODWARD CRUISE - (by Island Letter)  Year: 2016
Island Letter Nostalgic and smooth, featuring a funky drum and bass reenforcement with electric guitar and organ instrumentation creating a playful and bouncy mood. Good uses is for TV commercials, TV instrumentals, radio spots and party scenes. Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
22 Mixes Available
795906 2:22 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   


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   


COME TOGETHER - (by Erwin Steijlen)  Year: 2015
Erwin Steijlen A happy and positive song about fun and reaching out to anyone of all the walks of life, just feel good and the limit is the sky. A great real bandrecording, superb basspart and wonderfully sung by miss Dewi Pechler. My ode to Pharrell's Happy.. Female Vocals, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
739882 3:10 Fast 160   


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   


COCKTAIL DANCE (FULL) - (by Hanjo Gabler)  Year: 2015
Hanjo Gabler Good mood and perfect track for lifestyle corporate video or flash animations. Have a listen to this handmade oldschool funk. Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
9 Mixes Available  
704999 1:43 Med Slow 95   


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   


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   


REACH OUT (60SEC) - (by Alec Makinson)  Year: 2013
Alec Makinson Good time, feelgood pop, with a Motown Detroit soul flavour. Upbeat, happy & groovy big sound underscore. Great for radio & television commercials for wholesome, friendly services and products. Features strong rhythmc piano, drum kit, electric guitar & brass section punctuations. Various mixes, Instrumental, RnB, Soul music
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec (60sec commercial) - RnB, Soul music
578955 1:01 Med Fast 133   
30sec A (30sec commercial) - Pop, Pop Music
578970 0:31 Med Fast 133   
30sec B (30sec underscore) - RnB, Philly Soul
578973 0:30 Med Fast 133   
Variation (60sec underscore) - RnB, Motown
578966 1:01 Med Fast 133   


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   


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   


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   



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