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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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GOING MOTOWN - (by Vadim Chelnokov)  Year: 2015
Vadim Chelnokov It's a typical uplifting Motown sound music track! Grooving drums, tracking piano, hot brass section, moving organ. Very positive, inspiring, motivating, and fun happy music. will ideally suited for comedy sitcom, TV game shows, party scenes or any other great project that needs soulful happy music. Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
18 Mixes Available  
707071 2:21 Med Fast 130   


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   


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   


WHAT HAPPENED TO THE DAYS - (by Grady Scott Jr)  Year: 2009
Grady Scott Jr This song is inspired by my good friend Larry Cunningham, of The Floaters. Paying homage to the Motown sound, this song is built around a searing tight brass section, a funky, cold, and solid bass line, a Rhodes piano and a jazz guitar riff that is right on time! Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown  
413693 1:21 Medium 123   


MOTORTOWN ROCKABYE - (by H. Dornell Carr)  Year: 2012
H. Dornell Carr An Upbeat Jazzy Motown inspired track. Created with a Acoustic Piano jabs Tamborines and a swinging Bass. Sounds like an instrumental for the Supremes or the Marvelettes, Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Bed - RnB, Motown
542955 0:48 Medium 119   


ON THE STRIPS - (by Brian Nelson)  Year: 2011
Brian Nelson A smooth rhythm and blues groove with a electric guitar lead melody and live contemporary accompaniment. nice bouncy piano solo .... Motown instrumental, Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
499899 2:02 Med Slow 80   


MOTOWN SOUL - (by Nonseq of Pen Palz)  Year: 2013
Nonseq of Pen Palz Throwback Motown Soul instumental in the style of the Supremes or Amy Winehouse, good for background in TV, commercials, or film, could especially work for scenes set in 60's or 70's, Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
620344 3:28 Medium 120   


MOTOWN WINEHOUSE SOUL - (by Nonseq of Pen Palz)  Year: 2013
Nonseq of Pen Palz Classic Motown track in the style of The Supremes, good for background music in Film, TV, Commercials, especially good for scenes set in 60's and 70's, Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
620343 3:28 Medium 120   


YOUR HEART - (by Howard Herrick)  Year: 2011
Howard Herrick Passionate male vocal bluesy, r&b old-time rock n' roll track as the best of the Temptations, Four Tops. Shades of John Lennon's Imagine combined with the enticing slow guitar work of some of Eric Clapton's bluesiest tracks. Adult appeal, rich and sophisticated. Carries an air of satisfaction. Male Vocals, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
465063 2:55 Slow 70   
Variation (Instrumental) - Pop, Pop Ballad
465064 3:00 Slow 70   
60sec (Short Instrumental) - Pop, Pop Ballad
465065 0:50 Slow 69   


STEPPIN' OUT TONIGHT - (by Grady Scott Jr)  Year: 2009
Grady Scott Jr Ever wish you had an upbeat theme song that you could use to show you steppin’ out into the nightlife? This is a jazzy throwback to the days of Motown. The keys lay down stretched out chords while the drum establishes a nice pocket; tight, brassy, horn serve as a Motown hit, with a cold bass line! Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown  
367055 2:07 Medium 123   


I WON'T BE THAT WOMAN - (by Holly Benton)  Year: 2015
Holly Benton old school piano driven motown sounding powerful female vocal song about infatuation want desire & danger a perfect fit for a lifetime movie or anything along those lines, Female Vocals, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
726570 3:42 Slow 63   


HEART OF MINE - (by Rebekah Withakay)  Year: 2014
Rebekah Withakay A woman is talking to heart, asking it why it doesn't listen to her, why it gets her in these heartbreaking situations over and over. Her heart decides and the rest of her follows and everything gets hurt. Female Vocals, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
703545 4:18 Med Slow 88   


LOVE NEVER HURT ME - MOTOWN MIXDOWN - (by Rebekah Withakay)  Year: 2015
Rebekah Withakay Upbeat dance track, groovy tune. Having a sit down with "love", and telling it that I don't blame it anymore for his mistakes. Love is not the enemy; it's always been the remedy. Teena Marie. Mariah Carey. Jennifer Hudson. Female Vocals, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Just Bekah Mixdown) - RnB, Motown  
735970 4:14 Med Fast 142   


MOTOWN ROCK - (by Erick Anderson)  Year: 2009
Erick Anderson New Rock Based R&B track with great toms, lows, and structure. Hammond organ, distorted bass, and a great mix. Funky as ever and dynamic. Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
367196 3:37 Med Slow   


TAKE MY LOVE - (by Michele Rene)  Year: 2013
Michele Rene Dancy 60's Motown tune with a female vocalist singing about love and hopefulness with a medium tempo R & B beat... Female Vocals, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
573747 2:14 Medium 120   


LOVE (NEVER HURT ME) - (by Rebekah Withakay)  Year: 2012
Rebekah Withakay Uptempo dancy track. Female Vocal. She is singing to love itself. Instead of blaming 'love' for heartache, she introspects that love has never hurt her. He did, but love is incapable of inflicting hurt. Think Robin Thicke, Teena Marie. Female Vocals, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
671686 4:14 Medium 106   


MOTOWN 1 - (by Alfred Bram Zoer)  Year: 2017
Alfred Bram Zoer Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
(Pending) - RnB, Motown
854213 1:57 Med Slow 85   



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