11.10.2019

Motown IS Forever! A Concert Review

Motown IS Forever! A Concert Review Photo courtesy of Coleman Communications

by Michael P Coleman

I 99 wasn’t quite the “Freeway Of Love” last weekend, as I anxiously drove to Modesto to catch Forever Motown, a tribute to Detroit’s greatest musical exports.

I love the music, just like the rest of the world. But I was born and raised in Detroit. So when I learned that GC Cameron, one of the original lead singers of The Spinners, was the sole Motown originator who would be on stage, I almost opted for a beer while perched on my couch in lieu of a short Sunday sojourn to the Gallo Center for the Arts.

Just a few hours later, I found myself not just up and off of the couch. I was “Dancing In The Street.”

That Martha & The Vandellas chart-topper kicked off a fabulous night of music and memories, with sets devoted to Motown legends like The Four Tops, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Marvin Gaye, The Spinners, and The Marvelettes…and that was just the show’s first half. “Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch,” “I Heard It Through The Grapevine,” “Ooh Baby Baby,” “Please Mr Postman.” “What’s Going On”…the show started off with a bang.

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