Archive for March 5th, 2006

5th March
written by Matt The Cat

Birth Of A Label: 1959-61

This week, Harlem focuses on the birth of one of the greatest record labels of all time; MOTOWN RECORDS. Berry Gordy Jr. was a young man with a talent for songwriting and a dream to bring danceable rhythm and blues to the masses. Matt The Cat picks out NINE important and influential singles from Motown’s first three years and plays both the A and B sides. You’ll hear Motown’s first instrumental, first national hit and first million seller. Don’t miss Harlem, all week long on the 50s on 5.

Harlem Airs on XM-5:
Monday 3/6 @ 1pm in Detroit
Tuesday 3/7 @ 9pm in LA and Midnight in NYC
Friday 3/10 @ 6pm in Philly
Sunday 3/12 @ 11am in Baltimore/DC