CALIFORNIA’S SOUL AWAKENING

Motown, Soul Train and Right ON! magazine sparked theblack Hollywood dream #beforehiphop

Ask any Detroit resident of a certain age and they’d bemoan the exit of Berry Gordy’s Motown Records from the Motor City in the early ’70s. Ask any of the remaining Funk Brothers, the fantastic session players who performed on all those production line hits, and they’d wax nostalgic about their long nights in the basement at 2648 West Grand Boulevard. Finally ask any critic/historian of popular music and they’d see the label’s move west as the end of a glorious golden age.