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Are You Ready for a Brand New Beat?

Is there any American sound more instantly recognizable than Motown? More universally loved? These are broad contentions, but the fact is, if you put Stevie Wonder or the Supremes or Martha and the Vandellas on at a party, people come together, dance, and get down. I've tried it, it works! And on the other hand, if you want to woo the object of your affection, those same artists will do it every time. What's your best Motown memory?