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Motown Covered with Ken Bruce

Ken Bruce brings you the best of today’s artists performing Motown tracks, live from the Piano Room. Plus famous names pick their favourite Motown songs in Tracks Of My Years.

Ken Bruce brings you the best of today’s soulful artists performing Motown tracks live from the Radio 2 Piano Room. Plus famous names from the label and beyond pick their favourite Motown tracks and more, in highlights from some special Tracks Of My Years.

The likes of Mike & The Mechanics, Emeli Sande, Jack Savoretti, Ward Thomas, James Morrison, Lissie, Michael Ball and Grace Carter talk about the influence of the label on their careers and play exclusive covers on the grand piano which Sir Elton John personally delivered to Radio 2, to inspire artists and thank Radio 2 for their support over 40 years.

Michael McDonald, Lionel Richie, Ed Sheeran, Mick Hucknall, Hall & Oates and Holland Dozier Holland also feature in our Tracks Of My Years archive highlights.

1 hour, 56 minutes

Music Played

  • Junior Walker

    Walk In The Night

    • The Best Of Jr.Walker & The All Stars.
    • Polygram.
  • Mike + the Mechanics

    Ain't That Peculiar (Radio 2 Piano Room)

  • Stevie Wonder

    Send One Your Love (Music)

    • Journey Through The Secret Life Of Plants Volume 1.
    • 9.
  • Emeli Sandé

    Baby Love (Radio 2 Piano Room)

  • Marvin Gaye

    Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever

    • Love Marvin - The Greatest Love Songs Of Marvin Gaye CD2.
    • Motown.
    • 7.
  • Jackie Wilson

    Lonely Teardrops

    • (CD Single).
    • Pickwick.
  • Diana Ross & Marvin Gaye

    Stop, Look, Listen (To Your Heart)

    • The Very Best Of Marvin Gaye.
    • Motown.
  • James Morrison

    He's Misstra Know-It-All (Radio 2 Piano Room)

  • Gladys Knight & The Pips

    Midnight Train To Georgia

    • 25 Years Of Rock `n' Roll - 1976.
    • Connoisseur Collection.
    • 9.
  • The Temptations

    My Girl

    • The All Time Greatest Movie Songs.
    • Columbia/Sony Tv.
  • The Jackson 5

    I Want You Back

    • The Best Michael Jackson & Jackson Five.
    • Polygram Tv.
    • 1.
  • Lissie

    The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game (Radio 2 Piano Room)

  • Stevie Wonder

    They Won't Go When I Go

    • Fulfillingness' First Finale.
    • Motown.
  • Stevie Wonder


    • Motown.
  • Nell Bryden

    Tracks of My Tears (Radio 2 Piano Room, 21 May 2019)

  • Bonnie Raitt

    I Can't Make You Love Me

    • (CD Single).
    • Capitol.
  • Eric Carmen

    All By Myself

    • No Greater Love (Various Artists).
    • Global Records & Tapes.
  • The Funk Brothers

    For Once In My Life (Instrumental)

    • Standing In The Shadows Of Motown.
    • Motown.
    • 17.
  • Michael Ball

    For Once In My Life (Radio 2 Piano Room session)

  • Marvin Gaye

    How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)

    • The Very Best Of Marvin Gaye.
    • Motown.
  • Four Tops

    Reach Out I'll Be There

    • No Greater Love (Various Artists).
    • Global Records & Tapes.
  • Marvin Gaye

    Distant Lover (Live)

    • Marvin Gaye: Anthology CD2.
    • Motown.
    • 19.
  • The Temptations

    It's Growing

    • Greatest Hits.
    • Tamla Motown.
    • 10.
  • Ward Thomas

    Who's Lovin' You (radio 2 Piano Room session)

  • Junior Walker & allSTARS*


    • Spectrum.
  • Grace Carter

    What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted (Radio 2 Piano Room session)

  • Stevie Wonder

    Higher Ground

    • Motown Chartbusters Volume Nine.
    • Universal-Island Records Limited.
    • 2.
  • Four Tops

    I Can't Help Myself

    • The Four Tops - The Singles Collectio.
    • Polygram Tv.
  • Jack Savoretti

    Heard It Through The Grapevine (Radio 2 Piano Room, 9 May 2018)


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