Motown Spotlight has been a regular feature for many years and gives a great insight into the workings of the iconic Motown label and all things Detroit. See the latest and archived ‘Spotlights’ below.

Motown Spotlight – January/February 2019
[Site owner David Nathan note: ‘This Motown Spotlight should have been published at the end of January – so apologies to Read more.
SOUL TALKIN’ with DAVID NATHAN and KEVIN GOINS: THE GLOBAL LEGACY OF ARETHA FRANKLIN
Check out the first in an ongoing series of podcasts on variety of soul music/R&B-related topics featuring SoulMusic.com founder, historian Read more.
CD REISSUE REVIEWS – January 2019
THE DEELE: STREET BEAT/MATERIAL THANGZ/EYES OF A STRANGER (SOULMUSIC RECORDS) This American outfit’s star rose during the eighties with hits Read more.
Motown Spotlight – December 2018
Just recently I was a guest on the highly respected Clive Richardson’s Solar Radio programme. “Soul Summit” is an annual Read more.
CD REISSUE REVIEWS – December 2018
TOWER OF POWER: YOU OUGHT TO BE HAVIN’ FUN/THE COLUMBIA/EPIC ANTHOLOGY (SOULMUSIC RECORDS) Another two-CD package in SoulMusic Records’ anthology Read more.
Motown Spotlight – November 2018
I’m a little late with this because I’ve not been at my desk for the last few weeks or so, Read more.
Motown Spotlight -October 2018
Last month we visited an open-ended interview from Stevie Wonder used to help promote his ambitious 1976 “Songs In The Read more.
RECENT REISSUE REVIEWS – September 2018
JEAN CARNE: DON’T LET IT GO TO YOUR HEAD:THE ANTHOLOGY  (SOULMUSIC RECORDS) Wonderful! Just wonderful! Those simple words came into my Read more.
Motown Spotlight – August/September 2018
Something different this month I thought, and maybe a little off-beat, but here goes. Let’s talk about one of the Read more.
Motown Spotlight – July 2018
BARBARA McNAIR… After playing this lady’s Motown music for the last couple of days, I decided to dig a little Read more.
RECENT REISSUE REVIEWS – July 2018
L.T.D: SOMETHING TO LOVE/TOGETHERNESS/DEVOTION/SHINE ON (ROBINSONGS) The ten-piece group, Love, Togetherness, Devotion, with Jeffrey Osborne on lead vocals, made heavy Read more.
Motown Spotlight – June 2018
She never sang a note or wrote a lyric, but she was as essential to Motown as any of the Read more.

About the author – Sharon Davis

Sharon Davis ran the Four Tops fan club before spearheading Motown Ad Astra, catering for all the Motown acts, where she edited the in-house magazine TCB. Was publicist for Fantasy, Stax and Salsoul before joining Motown Records in London. Formed her own press/promotion company Eyes & Ears, worked for Blues & Soul magazine and website, and became a full time author and researcher. To date Sharon has written eleven books (her last A Girl Called Dusty published by Carlton Books) and she’s working on her next – Divas Of Motown. As a researcher, Sharon assisted Diana Ross with her autobiography Secrets Of A Sparrow, and is now in constant demand for her knowledge about Motown and its artists.

Look out for regular monthly features.