The groovy history of Records

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Music before Motown: -During the first half of the 20th century, numerous genres of music that can trace their origins to the Black diaspora.

The rise of Black music: -Just before and during the advent of rock and roll, in the 1950s, the demand for traditionally Black music and its offshoots rose exponentially. 

Soul, Detroit style: -Soul and R&B weren't inventions of the Motown record label, but the work of the Detroit businessmen and artists involved changed. 

Peacock Records: -Peacock Records, founded in Houston, Texas, in 1949 by one Don Robey.

Why is Motown so important: -Motown was born from a tumultuous era in the history of the United States.

The Great Migration: -In the wake of the Jim Crow South, the first half of the 20th century saw an unprecedented move of African Americans from the Southern states to the North. 

Where is "Motown": -The name "Motown" is an homage to the city where it was born: Detroit, Michigan.

The spirit of Motown: -The advent of Motown, not only as a record label but also as a genre, irrevocably changed the face of music in the mid-20th century onwards.

Berry Gordy Jr: -Raised in Detroit, Berry Gordy Jr. was intensely dedicated to music from a young age.

Vee Jay Records: -The Chicago-based Vee Jay Records was founded in 1953 by the husband-and-wife duo Vivian Carter and James Bracken.

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