African American musicians
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: Musicians that can claim African American heritage, racial or ethnic ties.
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Abstract Berry Gordy founded the Motown Record Corporation in 1959. Motown flourished in the 1960s and 1970s due to Gordy’s ability to bring talented individuals aboard, such as Smokey Robinson who produced his first record in 1962. The Gordy Motown Collection was established by Esther Gordy Edwards in November 1972 and includes Sound Recordings and Print Materials that document Motown Records and the other labels established by Berry Gordy from the 1950s, 60s through...
Dates: 1946 - 2009; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1988