About Tamla Motown Soul Music
Motown records were first released in the UK on the Philips Fontana Label and then on John Schroeder’s
Oriole label. Later they were released on the Stateside
label, then after Dave Godin‘s
effort it became a label in its own right in March 1965 with the first release – Stop In The Name Of Love
by The Supremes
(No1 USA at the time).
Tamla Motown records were played at most of the Manchester clubs but the soul clubs would be very selective about which tracks were played – Smokey Robinson
, The Temptations
and The Four Tops
being particular favourites.