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Sunday Sounds: Motown “Learn & Listen”

February 3, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Learn about the history of the Motown sound, then listen to singer Stephen Fuller perform of some of the hits!

Mr. Fuller is an accomplished R&B, Jazz, Calypso and occasional Gospel singer, whose international performing experience includes opening for Stevie Wonder.

The “Learn and Listen” series offers a fun, interactive opportunity to learn some musical history and hear a great performance.  Look for our next ‘Listen and Learn’ session in June, featuring the music of David Bowie.

Upcoming Sunday Sounds performances at Scotch Plains Public Library, 2 pm on:

Sunday, April 7. Sing a Song of Spring, Afternoon of Gershwin with Gil Scott Chapman and Lauren Scales

Sunday, May 5. Ed Goldberg and the Odessa Klezmer Band

Sunday, June 2. David Bowie Learn and Listen with Rob Fusari  and Maryanne Christiano-Mistretta

No reservations needed for Sunday Sounds.

Want to learn more about Motown?  Check out some of these Library resources!

Motown A-Z

Motown: The Sound of Young America

An official visual history of the label shares new research, a dazzling array of images, and unprecedented access to the archives of the makers and stars of Motown






Rhythm RideRhythm Ride: A Road Trip through the Motown Sound

Introduce the kids to Motown! This book tells the story of how the record label that Berry Gordy started in a garage went on to create the music that defined a generation and become a movement that changed the world.




To Be Loved

To Be Loved : The Music, the Magic, the Memories of Motown : An Autobiography

Read the candid memoir of the man who started it all.

Many people believe that dreams like Motown just don’t come true.  Well, To Be Loved is the story of one that did. -Berry Gordy, Preface.





Standing in the Shadows of MotownStanding in the Shadows of Motown (DVD)

Watch the story of Motown as it was lived by The Funk Brothers, the house band that played backup to nearly every Motown hitmaker.





Marvin Gaye FilmMarvin Gaye: Behind the Legend (Stream this music documentary film on Qello from RBDigital.)

Learn about the life of Marvin Gaye, and listen to his music with this biographical film, which has a special focus on the later period of his life.


February 3, 2019
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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