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R Dean Taylor was the first white artist to have #1 hit for Tamla Motown with Indiana Wants Me. But was he the first white person to be signed up to the label? Dunno.

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How many white artists recorded on the tamla Motown label?

107


Who was the first white artist signed by Motown records?

The first white artist signed to Motown Records was DEBBIE DEAN in 1960. The first white artist signed to Motown Records with a hit was CHRIS CLARK in 1966 with "Loves Gone Bad" on their VIP label. The album containing that song was released the following year on the Motown label and was called "Soul Sounds".


Who are some of the Motown artists of the 1990s?

Somewhat of an ambiguous question, as it could mean both artists signed during the 1990s or classic artists who continued to record for the label in the 1990s. Boyz II Men is the best known Motown artist during this decade, with hits such as "Motownphilly". Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, and Smokey Robinson were still recording for the label, but were past their prime. Some hip-hop artists also signed on during this time. Motown in the 1990s was much different from that of the 1960s or even the 1970s or '80s. It became a division of Universal Music and Berry Gordy no longer owned the label.


Motown was specific in its focus on the promotion of their artists by?

deliberately promoting African American artists with attention to their image.


Who was the first white female artist signed to Motown records?

The first white female artist to record for Motown records or one of it's labels was DEBBIE DEAN who signed in 1960. Chris Clark (born in Santa Cruz, California) was the first white female artist to have a HIT record with Motown. Her single "Loves Gone Bad" became an R&B hit in 1966. Her singles were released on Motown's VIP label, but her album "Soul Sounds" (1967) was released on the Motown label. Clark was a bigger star for Motown in England than in the USA and continues to perform in the UK to this day. Chris Clark later became Vice President of Motown Pictures in the early 70s and co-wrote the screenplay for "Lady Sings the Blues" in 1972, getting an Oscar nomination for her efforts. Kiki Dee was signed in 1969.

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How many white artists recorded on the tamla Motown label?

107


Who where the first artists on the Motown label?

The Miracles


How were white artists signed in Motown?

they had to give him blueberrys for his pie.


Did the pretty things ever record on Motown label?

They didn't "record" on a Motown label as such, but some of their UK recordings were licensed for release in the USA by the Motown group's new "white rock" label, Rare Earth Records, in 1969.


Who was the first white man to record on Motown record label?

R. Dean Taylor was a white guy who recorded 'Indiana Wants Me' and 'Gotta See Jane' on the Motown Label. Tommy Good recorded for the Gordy label before R Dean Taylor even joined Motown as a songwriter with Holland Dozier Holland.


Who was the first white artist signed by Motown records?

The first white artist signed to Motown Records was DEBBIE DEAN in 1960. The first white artist signed to Motown Records with a hit was CHRIS CLARK in 1966 with "Loves Gone Bad" on their VIP label. The album containing that song was released the following year on the Motown label and was called "Soul Sounds".


Did rare earth record for Motown?

Rare Earth (the group) started recording with Motown's Rock division aptly named Rare Earth Records. The first title was 'An Introduction to Rare Earth Artists" on label numbers RS505-509. Love Sculpture, Pretty Things, Rare Earth, Rustix, and the Messengers. This label started in Aug 1969. The label was owned by Motown and distributed by Motown.


What are some songs made by Motown?

Motown is a record label, not a group. Motown is now Motown Universal, but I suspect you're asking about Motown Classic. Motown Classic produced artists such as The Temptations, The Jackson 5, Rick James, Gladys Knight and the Pipps, Martha and the Vandellas, Aretha Franklin, The Four tops, The Commodores, etc. In the event that you do not know who these artists are, I suggest going to the Classic Motown website, and then downloading at least 3 tracks from each artist.


Who are some of the Motown artists of the 1990s?

Somewhat of an ambiguous question, as it could mean both artists signed during the 1990s or classic artists who continued to record for the label in the 1990s. Boyz II Men is the best known Motown artist during this decade, with hits such as "Motownphilly". Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, and Smokey Robinson were still recording for the label, but were past their prime. Some hip-hop artists also signed on during this time. Motown in the 1990s was much different from that of the 1960s or even the 1970s or '80s. It became a division of Universal Music and Berry Gordy no longer owned the label.


Why was the Motown label important?

Motown Lables are important because it remindes you of


First record from Motown record label?

The ambiguous answer is - The first record on the Motown record label is "BAD GIRL" recorded by The Miracles on label number G-1 in September 1959. Though the MOTOWN label itself was the 2d label under Motown Records. The first original label was TAMLA and was 9 months before the MOTOWN label was launched. And the first recording was 'COME TO ME' by MARV JOHNSON and written by Marv Johnson in Jan 1959 on Tamla 101. The background vocal accompanied by Rayber Voices (RAYnoma and BERry Gordy). The b-side was Whisper. This title was released from the 1719 Gladstone Street address, and also released for national distribution by United Artists (UA 160).


Motown songwriters were successful because they had the ability to?

Motown songwriters were successful because they had the ability to write songs for African-American artists that appealed to both African-Americans and white audiences.

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