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Hitsville: The Making of Motown

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Documentary film that focuses on the period beginning with the birth of Motown in Detroit in 1958 until its relocation to Los Angeles in the early 1970s.

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From Cath Clarke at The Guardian:

The 60th anniversary of Motown records is marked by this celebratory official documentary that tells in exhaustive detail the story of how Berry Gordy Jr built his record label. It’s a film that strikes the reverential tone of authorised biography, everyone blandly on message. Still, the archive footage of artists – some barely out of high school – making music with expressions of pure joy on their faces gives you goosebumps. Full Review

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