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Motown’s music was crafted with an ear towards pop appeal. The record company specialized in a type of soul music it referred to with the trademark "The Motown Sound". The Motown Sound was typified by a number of characteristics: the use of tambourines to accent the back beat, prominent and often melodic electric bass guitar lines, distinctive melodic and chord structures, and a call and response singing style that originated in gospel music. In addition, pop production techniques such as the use of orchestral string sections, charted horn sections, and carefully arranged background vocals were also used. Complex arrangements and elaborate, melismatic vocal riffs were avoided.


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INTRO 6 -RNB - (by Mike Kinzie)  Year: 2011
Mike Kinzie Up beat Motown flavoured RnB intro featuring Big Band. Bold brass and funky groove make this perfect as an introduction or opener for presentations, awards and other special events. Accompanying loop allows for walk on/offs. Can also be used as background or beds to radio or TV commercial spots. Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Bed - RnB, Motown
517977 0:50 Med Fast 145 USD $65.95  
Stinger - RnB, Motown
534935 0:15 Med Fast 145 USD $15.95  
Loop - RnB, Motown
517978 0:27 Med Fast 145 USD $46.95  


OUTTASIGHT - (by Gary Wolk)  Year: 2012
Gary Wolk Back to the 1960's and the Motown sound. The backing tracks made famous by the group of session players called The Funk Brothers. This track features Drums, Tambourine, Bass, Piano, Vibes, Guitars, and 4-piece horn section. Great backing track for a documentary or film about that era. Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
532542 2:30 Med Fast 130 USD $89.95  


DOES YOUR MAMA KNOW (YOU TALK LIKE THAT) - (by Chris Cooke)  Year: 2012
Chris Cooke This song is an R&B song that tips it's hat to the classic Motown sound. The vocal performance is in the style of Aretha Franklin and absolutely kicks! Soulful is the only word to say about that! A full horn section, driving funky bass line, and a chorus so catchy you'll sing it all day! Female Vocals, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
529225 3:08 Medium 121 USD $95.95  
Variation - RnB, Motown
529231 3:08 Medium 121 USD $1,341.45  


WONDERFUL NEW LIFE - (by Tim Byrd)  Year: 2011
Tim Byrd Happy chipper song expressing how waking up everyday is a wonderful new life. With an infectious Motown clap and a rhythmic piano and bass line, this will be great for any uplifting commercial. Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Variation (Instrumental) - RnB, Motown
518922 1:12 Med Fast 135 USD $81.95  
30sec (Vocals) - RnB, Motown
521012 0:33 Med Fast 135 USD $45.95  


MOTOR CITY - (by Jeremy Sherman)  Year: 2011
Jeremy Sherman Motown type instrumental soul groove, with a flavor of the 1970's and 80's. Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
520796 2:37 Med Fast 140 USD $100.95  
60sec - RnB, Motown
520794 1:01 Med Fast 140 USD $71.95  
30sec - RnB, Motown
520793 0:33 Med Fast 140 USD $49.95  
Loop - RnB, Motown
520795 0:35 Med Fast 140 USD $49.95  


POP SOUL (60SEC) - (by Marc Filmer)  Year: 2012
Marc Filmer Authentic sounding retro pop-soul, with fab bouncing tambourine/handclap percussion and cowbell. Other featured instruments include 60's bass and drum sounds double-tracked Baritone (Bass) Sax, twin-tracked pop-brass trumpets, piano, retro organ and orch chimes (church bells). Cheerful and catchy! Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec - RnB, Motown  
511605 1:01 Fast 160 USD $95.95  
30sec - RnB, Motown  
511629 0:31 Fast 160 USD $38.95  
15sec - RnB, Motown  
511630 0:16 Fast 160 USD $19.95  


MOTOR CITY - (by Quarterstep Productions)  Year: 2011
Quarterstep Productions Sound of motown around 60's era with a bright twangy guitar, horn section, and walking bass rhythm section. Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec - RnB, Motown
506476 1:01 Med Fast 132 USD $54.95  


BABY BABY BABY NELLI (TIGER) TRAVIS - (by Eddie Caldwell)  Year: 2011
Eddie Caldwell Female vocal, Road House, club scenes, radio Nashville funky, line dancing, fast cars, hot cars, hot rods, Beale Street Soulful, Mavis Staples, Gladys Knight, Stax Sound, Motown, Blues, Southern Soul, Candi Stanton, Old School R&B, car commercial, infomercials, adverts, spa, dramatic, black music,, Female Vocals, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
506440 3:55 Med Slow 94 USD $134.95  


ROLLING HOHNER - (by Aricorder)  Year: 2011
Aricorder Back to Motown in the late 60's with an modern touch. A Down and Dirty Neo soul tune in the vein of D'angelo, Maxwell, Prince and Sly Stone. A hip beat featuring a lead Hohner Piano T. Elegant music for making love, slow dancing, promos of elegant fashion, romantic productions. instrumental, Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
484250 1:34 Medium 112 USD $89.95  
30sec - RnB, Motown
485267 0:32 Medium 112 USD $45.95  
Variation (without drums) - RnB, Motown
485268 1:34 Medium 112 USD $89.95  


HITSVILLE - (by Gary Wolk)  Year: 2011
Gary Wolk Hitsville USA was the name given to the Motown Studios in Detroit. This instrumental track will take you back to the heyday of Motown Records, with a heavy backbeat, horns, guitars, bass, guitars, vibes, organ and full horn section. Great upbeat feel, and authentic sound to the time. Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
474068 3:07 Medium 120 USD $96.95  


HAPPY UPTEMPO MOTOWN SOUNDING INSTRUMENTAL TRACK - (by Jesper Mattsson)  Year: 2011
Jesper Mattsson A typical Motown sounding uptempo groovy track with horns hand claps and a good dance beat ideal for a commercial for a feel good project or a wedding dance scene in a sitcom rom com tv show also would work perfectly in Gameshows and all kinds of light entertainment, Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (loopable ) - RnB, Motown
465826 2:09 Medium 124 USD $270.95  
30sec (loopable) - RnB, Motown
472611 0:31 Medium 126 USD $114.00  


HAPPY ENDINGS - (by Jive Ass Sleepers)  Year: 2011
Jive Ass Sleepers The classic Motown sound of the late 60s/early 70s with a happy, upbeat and romantic vibe. Perfect for any project looking for an uplifting sound similar to Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell and Diana Ross or the current revival sound of Amy Winehouse, Joss Stone and Rafael Saadiq. Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
469739 3:51 Medium 120 USD $273.56  


TINY POCKET - 60 SEC - (by Rudy Pusateri)  Year: 2011
Rudy Pusateri Motown drum style, acoustic guitars, rhode riffs and some brass stabs. Catchy and fun, perfect for the entry of a VIP in a talkshow or general Daytime TV. Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec - RnB, Motown
469629 1:00 Med Slow 100 USD $65.95  
Loop A - RnB, Motown
469630 0:57 Medium 123 USD $65.95  
Loop B - RnB, Motown
469631 0:57 Med Slow 100 USD $65.95  
Loop C - RnB, Motown
469632 0:28 Medium 123 USD $38.95  


MOTOWN CITY - (by Benny Hawes)  Year: 2011
Benny Hawes Fast, fluid and authentic Motown Track with all the sounds you would expect. Rich Hammond Organs, Stabbing Brass, Rythmic Piano and a great melody to go with it. Motown City is a soulful, upbeat and happy track that is perfect for any Motown spot. It's lots of fun and has an infectious tone to it! Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
465030 3:44 Very Fast 200 USD $106.95  


MOTOWN AT DIONNE'S - (by Joseph Velasquez II)  Year: 2011
Joseph Velasquez II Motown feeling sounds like the Spinners Ray Charles a little bit of Stevie Wonder. This track is perfect for a bank/ financial commercial, also could sound good in a reality show or possibly an AT&T commercial some kind of ad that has to do with connecting to the web. Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
464978 1:39 Medium 120 USD $95.95  


SOULTOWN - (by Gary Wolk)  Year: 2011
Gary Wolk Strut on over to Soultown with this track that will have you hands clapping and toes tapping! A strong Motown 2 & 4 backbeat, combined with Memphis horns and a little New Orleans thrown in. The combination makes for a fun, funky tune. Features Drums, Bass, Piano, Organ, Guitars and horn section. Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
464181 4:09 Medium 106 USD $101.95  


I NEVER HAD HER ANYWAY - (by Felix Linden)  Year: 2010
Felix Linden This is a Great RnB Old School song about a crumbling relationship. The smallest things seem to create a major issue."And if she's leaving me for that, I never had her anyway". Fantastic soulful Saxophone and comedic female rap in the bridge. Romantic comedy, Romantic Break Up. Marvin Gaye feel... Male Vocals, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Male Vocal) - RnB, Motown
451294 4:15 Med Slow 80 USD $93.95  
Variation (Instrumental) - RnB, Motown
451268 4:10 Med Slow 80 USD $105.95  


OLDER MOOD - (by Michiel van Zundert)  Year: 2009
Michiel van Zundert Great 60's Motown sound-a-like, instrumental full song, plenty of room for voice-overs, ideal track for tv show, happy mood! Lots of horns, woodwinds and strings make this a feel good track, very authentic! ! Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown  
437812 5:15 Med Slow 94 USD $110.95  


MOTOWN - (by Denis Woods)  Year: 2010
Denis Woods A classic Tamla Motown drum beat with a groovy bassline coupled with a marimba playing the first section, The second section section features glock and flute playing the melody. Reminiscent of the 60's Diana Ross, The Supremes and Phil Spector. Corporate branding/presentation, drama, documentary. Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
429706 1:39 Med Fast 146 USD $146.95  


MARVIN'S VINEYARD - (by Gary Wolk)  Year: 2010
Gary Wolk Back to Motown in the late 60's. As the title implies this is based on the Marvin Gaye treatment of "Heard it Through the Grapevine". Same instrumentation with a bit more of an edge. Wurlitzer electric piano, bass, drums, guitar, french horn and strings. Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
424916 3:45 Medium 110 USD $326.95  


MO TOWN - (by Gary Wolk)  Year: 2010
Gary Wolk The sound of Motown records made at Hitsville USA in Detroit. This track has elements of the hey day of the label. Using multiple guitars, organ, piano, vibes, horns and more. This track would fit any documentary or film about Detroit in that era. Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
420464 3:42 Medium 120 USD $157.95  


FUNKY BABY - (by Ethereal Motion)  Year: 2010
Ethereal Motion A fun funk instrumental song with real horn sections and groovy tenor sax melody. Real drums and guitars make this a fresh sound for any corporate or film background. Cool grooves make for a fun and funky song. An updated Motown feel! Motown meets disco! Sounds like K. C and the Sunshine Band. Instrumental, Jazz, Jazz-Funk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
9 Mixes Available
388126 2:42 Medium 110 USD $129.95  


DON'T LOSE YOUR COOL BABY - (by Adla Hannon)  Year: 2009
Adla Hannon **Vintage** Motown-style R&B song with great horn hits. Female vocals sing about keeping your cool around a man. Female Vocals, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
383997 1:57 Med Fast 130 USD $56.95  
60sec - Jazz, Cabaret
389982 1:06 Med Fast 130 USD $103.00  


TRAIN ME BAD - MIX 1 - (by Blazznet Productions)  Year: 2008
Blazznet Productions Classic uptempo piece with rock drums and honky tonk piano underpinned by a vocoder line and fingered bass. A defined drum intro and sudden end stop, perfect for your media background sound, presentation, flash, video project, DVD, web page music or short advert segment. Fun, fast and sassy! Instrumental, Rock, Art Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Bed - Rock, Art Rock
374881 0:46 Medium 120 USD $50.95  
Loop (main theme loop) - RnB, RnB Pop
375479 0:16 Medium 120 USD $34.95  
Stinger A (definite end) - News, News Breakthroughs
401525 0:17 Medium 120 USD $48.95  
Stinger B (piano glide end drum) - RnB, Motown
375481 0:04 Medium 120 USD $21.95  
Stinger C (organ riff end drum) - RnB, Motown
375482 0:04 Medium 120 USD $21.95  
Loop A (modulation) - Sports, Sports Energizing Music
401524 0:16 Medium 120 USD $34.95  
Loop B (main theme with end) - Action, Intense RnB
375480 0:18 Medium 120 USD $58.95  


MOTOWN 01 - (by Martijn de Man)  Year: 2008
Martijn de Man Souful track with a strong motown feel. Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
290021 1:41 Medium 113 USD $90.95  


BELIEVE IN IT - (by Michael Corn)  Year: 2006
Michael Corn Instrumental classic soul/stax/motown sound. Medium funky groove ala Booker T. & the M. G. s, Junior Walker and the All-Stars, Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett. Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - RnB, Motown
242465 2:11 Medium 112 USD $179.98  


WOODWARD CRUISE - (by Island Letter)  Year: 2016
Island Letter Nostalgic and smooth, featuring a funky drum and bass reenforcement with electric guitar and organ instrumentation creating a playful and bouncy mood. Good uses is for TV commercials, TV instrumentals, radio spots and party scenes. Instrumental, RnB, Motown
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
22 Mixes Available
795906 2:22 Medium 120 USD $74.95  


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