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Motown blues by Christian Burkert (38 images)

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"Starting today, we must pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and begin again the work of remaking America."
President Barack Obama, inaugural address, 20th January 2009.

There is perhaps nowhere in America more in need of renewal than Detroit. A town that became famous for cars and music is now blighted by poverty and urban decay. Motown Records, the label that transformed the sound and the face of popular music, has long since abandoned the city that gave it...
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