Jan 29, 2016
Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll is a rockumentary podcast series with the greatest rock and roll stories on record, plus the untold tales of some great hits that time forgot, but maybe you'll still remember.
This is the first of two podcasts presenting some little known sides of Motown Records, such as the "big name" acts you might not know were on the Motown family of labels. And even though Motown Records was associated with some of the greatest Black singers and groups of all time, it also was home to many White acts, who achieved success there, too.
Motown Records founder Barry Gordy Jr. was a gifted songwriter, arranger, producer, businessman, and visionary, but much of his success was "relative" -- you'll hear how three generations of his family helped him build the Motown Empire.
This edition of Rare & Scratchy Rock 'N Roll also features some surprising firsts that have helped the Motown legend last for more than half a century.