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Favorite Motown Act- A POLE!

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  1. 1. Which is your favorite?

    • The Supremes
      3
    • Smokey Robinson and the Miracles
      2
    • Stevie Wonder
      4
    • Temptations
      3
    • Jackson 5
      1
    • Four Tops
      1
    • Marvin Gaye
      10


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Social issues, THE voice, and the best National Anthem. :thumbsup:

If I have to tell you who, you wouldn't understand anyway.

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Just now, BiPolarBear said:

Social issues, THE voice, and the best National Anthem. :thumbsup:

If I have to tell you who, you wouldn't understand anyway.

I'm picturing a hybrid between Henry Rollins, Freddie Mercury, and Whitney Houston.  ;) 

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3 minutes ago, titans&bucs&bearsohmy! said:

I voted the temptations, but ottis Redding would probably be my favorite of the genre. 

Otis was awesome, although I'd consider him more of a soul singer. Not really part of the Motown crowd. I could listen to him and Sam Cooke all day long.  👍

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22 minutes ago, The Observer said:

I'm picturing a hybrid between Henry Rollins, Freddie Mercury, and Whitney Houston.  ;) 

You Fock!   🤣

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From this list its either Marvin Gaye or Smokey.  Some might argue Boyz II Men could be on the list as well as artists like the Commodores and Rick James (beotch!) could belong. Both were on Motown labels during their heydays at least.

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1 minute ago, patweisers44 said:

From this list its either Marvin Gaye or Smokey.  Some might argue Boyz II Men could be on the list as well as artists like the Commodores and Rick James (beotch!) could belong. Both were on Motown labels during their heydays at least.

I should have added an "other" option.  There are some good ones not listed.

 

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Smokey and the Miracles.  Have their greatest hits in rotation in my truck right now.  

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I voted Marvin, but Stevie is 1b for me.

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I love all of them. The greatest genre of music this country ever created. Too bad black music went off a cliff. 

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Voted Stevie but groups like the Commodores and Earth, Wind, and Fire should be on the list, if they count as "Motown".  :thumbsup:

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Big fan of motown.

 

Supremes

4 tops

temptations

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All are great.......but there's only 1 Marvin.

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2 hours ago, Drizzay said:

I voted Marvin, but Stevie is 1b for me.

This. :thumbsup:

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I'm a Smokey guy!

Marvin was great too, even though he was gaye 

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There's Marvin Gaye and then everyone else.  Not even close.

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3 hours ago, BufordT said:

There's Marvin Gaye and then everyone else.  Not even close.

Love me some marvin. I do. But Ottis or Sam Cooker are better imo.

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Every day I went to college (Wayne State), I'd park in the United Sounds Systems recording studio rather than in the school parking lot because I was cheap and I didn't want to toss away the $1-$2 or whatever it every day when I could walk an extra 30 seconds. It wasn't out of the way, it was the last free parking lot before the school's pay one.

https://detroit.curbed.com/maps/mapping-motown-the-sights-sacred-to-the-sound

Also, Supremes.

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I have no problem not listening to The Temptations, which is weird. 

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10 minutes ago, frank said:

I have no problem not listening to The Temptations, which is weird. 

After creating the poll, I had Motown playing on my Amazon Unlimited all day.  Impossible not to be in a good mood when listening to Sugar Pie Honey Bunch....you know that I love you....can't help myself..I love you and nobody else 🎵

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2 minutes ago, The Observer said:

After creating the poll, I had Motown playing on my Amazon Unlimited all day.  Impossible not to be in a good mood when listening to Sugar Pie Honey Bunch....you know that I love you....can't help myself..I love you and nobody else 🎵

That and my girl got em my vote. 

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1 minute ago, titans&bucs&bearsohmy! said:

That and my girl got em my vote. 

Can't Help Myself is the Four Tops, but I agree that the Temptations are awesome.  They also had a couple of great songs in the early 'poppy' Motown era, but Papa Was a Rolling Stone was a great song later in their career with a totally different sound.

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Marvin Gaye on this list. But if Curtis Mayfield is “Motown” he’s my pick. He was awesome.

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Stevie

The Harmonica on this and him saying "Can I play..." :thumbsup:

 

 

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