Re: Motown...anyone else a huge fan?
Everyone's probably going to disagree with me on this, but I have always been a bigger fan of other soul like James Brown, Otis Redding, Sam and Dave, some Bill Withers, ect., and I feel Motown music is almost "too" smooth. I think soul is much better with some grit and feeling, pouring a whole lot of emotion of it. Now all of these guys have had their own "smooth" music to, but for the most part its gritty. I still enjoy and respect Motown but I feel it could have been better without the glossing over of everything
But I guess thats really just my personal preference. Maybe I haven't heard enough Motown either, it was well before my time.