Friday, 24 June 2011

Summer tunes : Motown Madness

When I think summer, I think Motown. Why is that? Well...I have a cottage, and every time I go (usually in the summer!), my mom has these 3-4 CDs on repeat for the past 3 years now.  The first being Motown Classics, the second being Michael Buble live in Concert, another one is in Spanish, I think it might be Alejandro Sanz, a CD I got her when I was in Mexico at least 15 years ago! Not one second of the day is spent without music playing in the background.

I love Michael, don't get me wrong, but I adore Motown. I think that Montreal also thinks Motown when they think summer. We have been lucky enough to greet Stevie Wonder and Smokie Robinson these past years for the Jazz Festival. I was lucky enough to attend the Smokie concert with my Granny! What a treat! Of course, my mom is the biggest Smokie fan I know and she's the one that made me fall in love with this music. There is really nothing like soul music.

I'm surprised to know that not everyone knows exactly what Motown is, and I guess, they just didn't grow up with parents who were in love with this music. I did. At a very young age, I was introduced to all of music's greats: Marvin Gaye, The 4 Tops, Smokie, Stevie, Aretha, The Jackson 5, The Temptations...need I go on? These artists have become some of my favorite and their songs are printed in my mind forever.  I have ever purchased my own Motown CDs that I love to play when I have guests over, or when I'm cooking up a storm, or when I'm just chilling around in my home. They remind me of summer, of the hot weather, of the water, the sun and all those happy summer moments, so I guess I want to share my love for Motown with you...

Here are 2 of my favorites... and hopefully you will love em and discover the other great  Motown artists and tunes...

Such a summer song!!! (Also part of the Motown Cottage Classics CD!)


I love this song SO SO much. I feel like I was born in the wrong era.


If there are any other Motown tunes you love, please share!!

N.

P.S. You should buy this CD -MOTOWN CD LINK

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