A ‘Journey Through The Decades’ with Rob Allen. Rob is a male vocalist covering all genres of music. He will take you on a nostalgic trip through popular music hits. Something to suit everyone. Also available……Soul & Motown 60 minute tribute set.
This covers some of the hits from one of the most famous recording companies in history. Introducing Rob Allen – singing ‘live’. This is preceded by a 30 minute set of popular songs to get the audience in the mood.
Rob Allen Journey Through The Decades
Many of Motown’s best-known songs, including all the early hits for the Supremes, were written by the songwriting trio of Holland–Dozier–Holland (Lamont Dozier and brothers Brian and Eddie Holland).
Other important Motown producers and songwriters included Norman Whitfield, William “Mickey” Stevenson, Smokey Robinson, Barrett Strong, Nickolas Ashford & Valerie Simpson, Frank Wilson, Pamela Sawyer & Gloria Jones, James Dean & William Weatherspoon, Johnny Bristol, Harvey Fuqua, Gil Askey, Stevie Wonder, and Gordy himself. (Wikipedia)
Soul music dominated the U.S. R&B chart in the 1960s, and many recordings crossed over into the pop charts in the U.S., Britain and elsewhere. By 1968, the soul music genre had begun to splinter. Some soul artists developed funk music, while other singers and groups developed slicker, more sophisticated, and in some cases more politically conscious varieties.
By the early 1970s, soul music had been influenced by psychedelic rock and other genres, leading to psychedelic soul. The United States saw the development of neo soul around 1994. There are also several other sub-genres and offshoots of soul music. (Wikipedia)
Lamont Herbert Dozier (DŌ-zhər; born June 16, 1941) is an American songwriter and record producer, born in Detroit, Michigan. Dozier has co-written and produced 14 US Billboard number 1 hits and 4 number ones in the UK.Dozier was a member of Holland–Dozier–Holland, the songwriting and production team responsible for much of the Motown sound and numerous hit records by artists such as Martha and the Vandellas, The Supremes, The Four Tops and The Isley Brothers. (Wikipedia)