Originally Posted by Timmah
I'm looking to start playing Motown/soul music (i usually play blues) and I have no idea where I start- whether it's in James Jamerson's catalogue or Motown in general. What songs got you started and 'in the swing of things'?
I would highly recommend trying to find the book "What Duck Done" which has the songs that Donald "Duck" Dunn played on at Stax Records.
Stax did not have the polished sound that Motown did but their songs were just as iconic and fun to play.
There are songs By Albert King, Booker T and the MGs, Eddie Floyd, Otis Redding and many others. That would be a good start.