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The Detroit area's diverse population includes residents of European, Middle Eastern, Latino, Asian and African descent, with each group adding its rich musical traditions. [6] The African-American population in particular contributed greatly to the musical legacy of Detroit in almost all genres. During the 1930s and 40s, the near-east side neighborhoods known as Black Bottom and Paradise Valley became a major entertainment district, drawing nationally known blues singers, big bands, and jazz artists - such as Duke Ellington , Billy Eckstine , Pearl Bailey , Ella Fitzgerald , and Count Basie .

Motown is an American record company. The record company was founded by Berry Gordy Jr. as Tamla Records on January 12, 1959, and was incorporated as Motown …

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