VA - 100 Motown Classics (5 CD BOXSET) (2009)
Label: Universal music | R&B, Soul, Pop | MP3 VBR -V2 | tags, playlist | 422 MB
Motown was a record company founded by Berry Gordy, Jr. and incorporated as Motown Record Corporation in Detroit, Michigan, USA, on April 14, 1960. The name, a portmanteau of the words motor and town, is also a nickname for Detroit. The company specialized in a type of soul music it referred to with the trademark "The Motown Sound". Complex arrangements and elaborate, melismatic vocal riffs were avoided; Motown producers believed steadfastly in the "KISS principle" ("keep it simple, stupid").