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Carol Cooper, The Village Voice, 13 December 2000

WHEN IT COMES to commercial black music, "high concept" makes the record industry very nervous. Motown initially told Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye that people wouldn't like their political songs. Stax told Isaac Black Moses Hayes that radio wouldn't play his 16-minute album tracks.

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