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Unformatted text preview: The Supremes “You Can’t Hurry Love” (1966) Top-selling girl group • Formed in 1961 in Detroit • Diana Ross as main lead vocalist • Dozen #1 Hits in the late 1960s The Supremes “You Can’t Hurry Love” (1966) Top-selling girl group • Formed in 1961 in Detroit • Diana Ross as main lead vocalist • Dozen #1 Hits in the late 1960s Complex Form (A B C B C B break A A A B) • but each section is comprised by pop-friendly hooks • composed by Holland-Dozier-Holland trio (pictured) Lyrical message about “waiting” for love imitated in music that makes you wait (for final B section) Berry Gordy, Jr. (founded Motown in 1957) The Funk Brothers (Motown band) Motown Almost all creative personel were African Americans • writers, arrangers, producers, musicians Remarkable Hit Factory • in 1970 alone, produced seven #1 hits • 1973 - the nation’s largest black-owned corporation Motown Musical Themes Clear Proof of African-American Self Sufficiency But aimed to create non-confrontational music...
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This note was uploaded on 01/20/2012 for the course MUSICOLOGY 123 taught by Professor Garret during the Fall '10 term at University of Michigan.

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