Detroit is rich in culture. It’s rich in music too.
I can’t name all of our talent, but I’ll try to name a few.
Aretha wanted a little respect and boy did she get it.
Singing A Change is Gonna Come, definitely did it.
Baby I need your lovin’ pleads The Four Seasons.
Smokey Robinson’s Cruisin’ drove the crowds beyond reason.
There’s no Wonder about Stevie. No need for Superstition.
His talent had everyone in rapture and submission.
I can hear The Spinners belting out the song, It’s a Shame.
An amazing pianist and harpist is gifted Alice Coltrane.
Being Touched By an Angel is our amazing Della Reese
singing How Great Thou Art; She brought us spiritual peace.
Martha and the Vandella’s claimed to have Nowhere to Run,
so they began Dancing in the Streets which seemed much more fun.
Papa was a Rolling Stone was sung by the Temptations
and Anita Baker’s Sweet Love caused quite a big sensation.
If anyone can move you and make you yearn – it’s Marvin Gaye.
The lyrics to “What’s Going On?’ says all there is to say.
Coming to record in Hitsville was the famous Jackson Five.
When they gave a performance the crowds just came alive.
Ain’t no mountain high enough sings Diana and the Supremes.
I think you get the idea. The talent here’s extreme.
Berry Gordy, founder of Motown, to you we owe our pleasure.
The soul and blues you brought us, is an invaluable treasure.