By Tristin Marshall
Motown Records brings life to the Netflix series ‘Motown Magic.’ Based off music from the classic label, the soundtrack includes feature vocals from Motown artists BJ The Chicago Kid, NE-YO, and Smokey Robinson. Other artists on the soundtrack include Calum Scott, Becky G, and Trombone Shorty. Remakes of the Jackson 5 classic “ABC,” Stevie Wonder’s No. 1 hit “Superstition,” and one of the most famous Motown songs, The Temptations’ “My Girl” are all highlighted on the soundtrack.
“It’s exciting to see these timeless classics reimagined through extraordinary animation and heartfelt stories while still honoring the roots of the music,” Robinson said in a press release. Motown also captured the essence of the time in the soundtrack for the movie ‘Detroit’ last summer, based on the 1967 incident at the Algiers Hotel. a historic moment during the Civil Rights Movement.
‘Motown Magic’ follows an imaginative eight-year-old boy named Ben who paints his city, known as Motown, with decorative art. The show will premiere on Netflix November 20.
The Motown family celebrated the release of the soundtrack by showing the local Boys & Girls Club of both Hollywood, California and Detroit, Michigan an exclusive screening of the series. Newly-signed Detroit rapper Icewear Vezzo made a special appearance at the Boys & Girls Club in Detroit.
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