Hitsville: The Making of Motown DVD Region 1 (Featuring Berry Gordy, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Mary Wilson, Martha Reeves, John Legend, Neil Young, Marlon Jackson, Little Richard, Jermaine Jackson, Tito Jackson, Sam Smith, Nick Ashford, Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson, Gladys Knight, Lionel Richie)


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The remarkable story of the legendary Motown Records is told through new and exclusive interviews with the label’s visionary founder, Berry Gordy, and many of its superstar artists and creative figures, as well as rare performances and behind-the-scenes footage unearthed from Motown’s vaults and Gordy’s personal archives. HITSVILLE: THE MAKING OF MOTOWN is the first documentary about the iconic label with Gordy’s participation.

Directed by Benjamin and Gabe Turner (Class of 92, I Am Bolt, One Direction: This Is Us), HITSVILLE: THE MAKING OF MOTOWN focuses on the period beginning with the birth of the company in Detroit in 1958 until its relocation to Los Angeles in the early 1970s. The film tracks the unique system that Gordy assembled that enabled Motown to become the most successful record label of all time. The creation and initial success of Motown was achieved during a period of significant racial tensions in America and amid the burgeoning civil rights movement. The company’s music and post-racial vision were significant factors in helping the country – and the world – evolve through this transformative period in history.

“Motown is critical not only to the history of music in America, but also the history of America itself,” said Vinnie Malhotra, “And you’ve never seen this bedrock of the music industry explored and remembered the way that Gabe and Ben Turner do it in HITSVILLE, with never-before-seen clips and interviews with the key players.”

Features interviews by:

Berry Gordy, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Mickey Stevenson, Valerie Simpson, Eddie Holland, Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Robin Terry, Mary Wilson, Abdul ‘Duke’ Fakir, Jamie Foxx, Martha Reeves, Dr. Dre, Claudette Robinson, Lee Daniels, Annette Beard, Paul Riser, Otis Williams, Suzanne De Passef, Shelly Berger, Barney Ales, Brenda Boyce, John Legend, Neil Young, Marlon Jackson, Miller London, Little Richard, Kevin Lee (as Coach K), Jermaine Jackson, Tito Jackson, Jackie Jackson, Rosalind Ashford (as Rosalind Ashford-Holmes), Sam Smith, Adam White, Suzanne E. Smith, Nick Ashford (archive footage), Aretha Franklin (archive footage), Michael Lovesmith (archive footage), Maxine Powell (archive footage), Diana Ross (archive footage), Norman Whitfield (archive footage)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Florence Ballard (archive footage) (uncredited), Marvin Gaye (archive footage) (uncredited), William Guest (archive footage) (uncredited), Gladys Horton (archive footage) (uncredited), Michael Jackson (archive footage) (uncredited), Mable John (archive footage) (uncredited), Eddie Kendricks (archive footage) (uncredited), Gladys Knight (archive footage) (uncredited),
Merald Knight (archive footage) (uncredited), Edward Patten(archive footage) (uncredited), Lionel Richie (archive footage) (uncredited), David Ruffin (archive footage) (uncredited), Tammi Terrell (archive footage) (uncredited), Mary Wells (archive footage) (uncredited) and Kim Weston (archive footage) (uncredited)

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