Music – Jackson 5 – I Want You Back + I’ll Be There & Michael Jackson – Billy Jean

The Jackson 5 were an American pop band composed of members of the Jackson family….as the group was founded in 1964 in Gary, Indiana by brothers Jackie, Tito, and Jermaine, with younger brothers Marlon and Michael Jackson joining soon after….who became among the first black American performers to attain a crossover following….as they were preceded by the Supremes, the Four Tops and the Temptations.  The Jackson 5 have sold more…

Music – 1985 – The Jackson 5 – I Want You Back + I’ll Be There – Performed At MoTown 25th Anniversary Show

The Jackson 5 , later known as the Jacksons….were an American pop band composed of members of the Jackson family. The group was founded in 1964 in Gary, Indiana by brothers Jackie, Tito, and Jermaine….with younger brothers Marlon and Michael Jackson joining soon after. They were among the first black American performers to attain a crossover following….while being preceded only by the Supremes, the Four Tops, and the Temptations. The…

Music – 1985 – Mary Wells – My Guy + Junior Walker – Shotgun + The Commodores – Brick House

This video excerpt from the 1985 MoTown 25 Year Anniversary Show feature Mary Wells singing My Guy….Junior Walker singing Shotgun….and The Commodores performing Brick House….all of which were # 1 songs for MoTown Records….plus they are introduced by famous Cincinnatti disc jockeys Johnny Fever (Tim Reed) and Venus Fly Trap (Howard Hessman).   Motown in the early 1960s. Along with the…

Music – 1985 – Stevie Wonder – Come Back For More + My Cheri Amor + You Are The Sunshine Of My Life

 Stevie Wonder is an American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, and multi-instrumentalist….who early on was a child prodigy…..who became one of the most critically and commercially successful musical performers of the late 20th century.  Wonder signed with Motown’s Tamla label at the age of 11…..and he continued performing and recording for Motown into the 2010’s.   Among Wonder’s works are…

Music – 1985 – The 4 Tops + The Temptations Medley – I’ll Be There & My Girl & Getting Ready More

There were many wonderful highlights from the 1985 television special MoTown 25….which was a celebration of MoTown Records first 25 years of operation…..as many of their stars coming back to honor the record label that truly put black music and black entertainers on the map….with none bigger for the night than when The Four Tops and The Temptations came on…

Music – 1985 – Smokey Robinson + Linda Ronstadt Duet – Oh Baby Baby & Tracks Of My Tears

Linda Maria Ronstadt (born July 15, 1946) is a retired American popular music singer….who was known for singing in a wide range of genres including rock, country, light opera and Latin. She has earned 11 Grammy Awards, three American Music Awards, two Academy of Country Music awards, an Emmy Award, and an ALMA Award….along with many of her albums have been certified gold, platinum or multi-platinum in…

Music – 1985 – The Lester Wilson Dancers – Dancing In The Streets – At MoTown 25th Anniversary Show

First and foremost, we at ImaSortsphile want to apologize for the video quality at the start of this video….albeit does straighten out midway through the program….as with this video along with all 3000 others currently posted on our site….were all taped on Sony BetaMax cassettes some 35+ years ago….when we weren’t even a gleam in…

Music – 1985 – Smokey Robinson + The Miracles – Shop Around & Tears Of A Clown

 Smokey Robinson and the Miracles were an American rhythm and blues vocal group that was the first successful recording act for Berry Gordy’s Motown Records….and one of the most important and influential groups in pop, rock and roll, and R&B music history….as the group was formed in 1955 by Smokey Robinson, Warren “Pete” Moore, and Ronnie White….who started off as the Five Chimes….who then changed their name to…

Music – 1983 – Marvin Gaye – Brother Brother + Talking Black Music

DOG COMMENTARY:    Marvin Gaye was an American singer, songwriter and record producer….who helped to shape the sound of Motown in the 1960’s and 1970’s….originally as an in-house session player and later as a solo artist with a string of hits including…. “Ain’t That Peculiar”, “How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You”….”I Heard It Through The…