Motown

GLADYS KNIGHT: Classic Soul 1972 Interview

2021 Introduction: In celebration of the 77th birthday of the legendary Gladys Knight, a SoulMusic Hall Of Fame inductee and the inclusion of Gladys & The Pips (2013 Lifetime Achievement inductees) into the list of semi-finalists for the ‘Motown’ category in the May round of voting for The SoulMusic Hall Of Fame, we revisit this in-person interview by David Nathan with Gladys along with a show review from November 1971 at The London Palladium…

VALERIE SIMPSON: Classic Soul 1971 Interview

2021 Introduction: A semi-finalist up for induction into The SoulMusic Hall Of Fame ‘Female Artist’ category (having already been inducted into several other categories before, including ‘Lifetime Achievement’ and ‘Motown Artist’ as a soloist and ‘Producer’ and ‘Songwriter’ as part of the Ashford & Simpson partnership), Valerie Simpson’s work as a solo recording artist first appeared in 1971 with the critically-acclaimed LP, ‘Exposed.” We revisit her first-ever transatlantic phone interview conducted by David Nathan, 40 years ago…

Motown Spotlight, February 2021 - Mary Wilson

It's fitting that with this Motown Spotlight, Sharon Davis pays tribute to SoulMusic Hall Of Fame inductee Mary Wilson, whose contribution to the legacy of The Supremes and her own work as an artist, author and performer remains immeasurable...