Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Complete Motown Singles: Interview With Harry Weinger

Just got tipped to this interview on the US company Crutchfield's website from a few years back which is a fascinating glimpse into delving into the vaults of Motown to issue the Complete Motown Singles CDs.

The Complete Motown Singles
An interview with Harry Weinger, Vice President of A&R for Universal Music
Lindsay Planer — Apr 05, 2005

For nearly half a century, the name Motown has been an integral component in the vernacular of popular culture. Ask practically anyone, and the mere mention of the fabricated contraction of 'Motor Town' (aka Detroit, Michigan) immediately conjures specific sonic imagery. For some, the word might evoke a particular artist. It often represents a specific musical style that wasn't quite soul (yet remains eternally soulful), and yet not exactly straightforward pop, either. That said, during its halcyon heydays, Motown racked up more chart-topping singles than The Beatles, Elvis, The Rolling Stones, and Elton John combined!

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