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Motown at 50: Funky Motown! part 2

Stevie Wonder was one of the artists who helped establish Motown as a force to be reckoned within the music world. (Motown)

Inspired by both the emergent rock-funk fusion sounds of Sly & The Family Stone and the socially aware songs of Motown’s latest writing team, the Clan (R. Dean Taylor, Pam Sawyer, Frank Wilson and Deke Richards, authors of The Supremes’ “Love Child”), Whitfield and partner Barrett Strong commenced their assault on Motown’s ingrained sensibilities with “Cloud Nine,” a psychedelic-soul synthesis which combined momentum and message to emerge utterly unique.

Beyond Vinyl: Music museums can offer rare memorabilia

Music museums are a growth industry. Almost every state has one, from small municipal units like counties and cities to large, international-profile megamuseums.
While there is history, art and pride in seeing (and hearing) exhibitions about local music, it is sometimes forgotten by even the most intrepid collectors that museums are a largely untapped resource for rare music memorabilia — now and for future investment.

Rare Frank Wilson 45 could fetch $100,000

Holy grails don’t get any holier than this, especially for Northern Soul acolytes. Going up for auction, starting March 14, is one of only two known copies — and the only one in acceptable playing condition — of Frank Wilson’s “Do I Love You (Indeed I Do),” considered by many to be the most valuable ultra-rare 45 record in the world.