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4/16/2020 – From the Archives: Motown – Virtual Performance

April 16, 2020 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM EDT

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are releasing pre-recorded videos of Charleston Jazz Orchestra performances every week on our YouTube channel and Facebook page, free of charge, to provide comfort and connection during these uncertain times.

If you are in a position to support the continuation of this virtual concert series, please make a donation HERE. Half the funds raised directly support our musicians, many of whom have lost their income due to the cancellation of all concerts and gigs. Without our talented musicians, there is no Charleston Jazz Orchestra.

Thank you in advance for your support!


MOTOWN: The Groove that Changed America

Originally performed live on April 15, 2017

Smokey Robinson, Diana Ross, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5, and South Carolina’s own James Jamerson are just a few of names associated with one of the greatest record labels of all time, MOTOWN. Join the CJO as we pay tribute to MOTOWN with songs from some of its most famous artists.

Guest Vocalist: Quiana Parler

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Shotgun – Jr. Walker & the All Stars – Arranged by Charlton Singleton
Ain’t Too Proud to Beg – The Temptations – Arranged by Jon Phillips
Mercy, Mercy, Me – Marvin Gaye – Arranged by Adam Ray
What’s Going On? – Marvin Gaye – Arranged by Mark Sterbank
Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing – Marvin Gaye/Tammi Terrell –  Arranged by Robert Lewis
You’re All I Need to Get By – Marvin Gaye/Tammi Terrell – Arranged by Charlton Singleton
You Really Got a Hold on Me – Smokey Robinson & the Miracles – Arranged by Robert Lewis
Just My Imagination – The Temptations – Arranged by Brett Belanger
My Girl – The Temptations – Arranged by Frank Duvall
Ooh Baby Baby – Smokey Robinson & the Miracles – Arranged by Charlton Singleton
Sir Duke – Stevie Wonder – Arranged by Demetrius Doctor
I Want You Back – The Jackson 5 – Arranged by Robert Lewis
Baby Workout – Jackie Wilson – Arranged by Jon Phillips


April 16, 2020
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM EDT
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