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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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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   


ROLLING HOHNER - (by Ariel Polenta)  Year: 2011
Ariel Polenta Back to Motown in the late 60's with an modern touch. A Down and Dirty Neo soul tune in the vein of D'angelo, Maxwell, Prince and Sly Stone. A hip beat featuring a lead Hohner Piano T. Elegant music for making love, slow dancing, promos of elegant fashion, romantic productions. instrumental, Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
484250 1:34 Medium 112   
Variation (without drums) - RnB, Motown
485268 1:34 Medium 112   
30sec - RnB, Motown
485267 0:32 Medium 112   


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   


MARVIN'S VINEYARD - (by Gary Wolk)  Year: 2010
Gary Wolk Back to Motown in the late 60's. As the title implies this is based on the Marvin Gaye treatment of "Heard it Through the Grapevine". Same instrumentation with a bit more of an edge. Wurlitzer electric piano, bass, drums, guitar, french horn and strings. Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
424916 3:45 Medium 110   


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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


HITSVILLE HAPPENING - (by Gary Wolk)  Year: 2013
Gary Wolk An uptempo, energetic instrumental track inspired by the Motown sound of the 1960’s. The track has the same feel as the Supremes’ “You Can’t Hurry Love”. It features drums, bass, vibes, electric guitars, and bari sax. Has a retro sound to it, but it could be used in any commercial, or video setting. Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
616013 1:21 Very Fast 200   


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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


HEARTBREAK HOTEL - (by Homemadesoul)  Year: 2012
Homemadesoul This male vocal song, recaptures that classic Motown sound with a slow swinging guitar, layered perfectly with those classic sounding orchestra strings. This song feels the air of disappointment and sadness. The song can be perfect for that moment in a film where disappointment is realized. Male Vocals, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown  
558178 3:09 Med Slow 84   
Variation A (Bridge Acapella) - Vocals,  
571429 0:22 Med Slow 84   
Variation B (Verse 2 Acapella) - Vocals,  
571432 0:35 Med Slow 84   
Variation C (Verse 1 Acapella) - Vocals,  
571431 0:35 Med Slow 84   
Variation D (Bridge Harmonies) - Vocals, Quartets  
571428 0:14 Med Slow 84   
Variation E (Acapella Hook Harmony) - Vocals, Quartets  
571430 0:18 Med Slow 84   
Variation F (Instrumental) - RnB, Motown  
558180 3:10 Med Slow 84   


DOWN YOUR STREET - (by Charlie DeYoung)  Year: 2013
Charlie DeYoung Straight forward upbeat rocking instrumental reminiscent of early B. Springsteen/E Street Band/ Clarence Clemons. Would work well with any upbeat/carefree/happy scene in Film/TV/Commercial. Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
701088 2:16 Medium 124   


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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


TRAIN ME BAD - MIX 1 - (by Blazznet Productions)  Year: 2008
Blazznet Productions Classic uptempo piece with rock drums and honky tonk piano underpinned by a vocoder line and fingered bass. A defined drum intro and sudden end stop, perfect for your media background sound, presentation, flash, video project, DVD, web page music or short advert segment. Fun, fast and sassy! Instrumental, Rock, Art Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Bed - Rock, Art Rock
374881 0:46 Medium 120   
Loop (main theme loop) - RnB, RnB Pop
375479 0:16 Medium 120   
Stinger A (definite end) - News, News Breakthroughs
401525 0:17 Medium 120   
Stinger B (organ riff end drum) - RnB, Motown
375482 0:04 Medium 120   
Stinger C (piano glide end drum) - RnB, Motown
375481 0:04 Medium 120   
Loop A (modulation) - Sports, Sports Energizing Music
401524 0:16 Medium 120   
Loop B (main theme with end) - Action, Intense RnB
375480 0:18 Medium 120   



KEYWORDS: Motown sound, vintage Motown
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