Further to an earlier news story on www.soulandjazzandfunk.com regarding MOTOWN’S 50th Birthday celebrations, we’d now like to encourage all true soul people to get up and get involved in ensuring that the celebration anniversary album is stuffed with some proper soul. Universal Motown are embracing social networking to create a unique compilation album by partnering with Poll The People – www.pollthepeople.com/motown50 the global online polling community – to launch the GREATEST MOTOWN SONGS poll. It’s up and running right now and people will be able to vote until the middle of October. Once logged on, you can select your Top 5 Motown songs from the database and your votes will be entered into the poll. They will also be connected to other members of the community who match some or all of their Top 5 choices so they can meet like-minded people and discover new gems from the legendary Motown catalogue. Celebrities will be invited to submit their Top 5 Motown Songs which will also count towards the final tally of votes as well as helping to introduce a broad audience across all age groups to the Motown label. Sadly, we’re told that so far it’s been “soul celebs” like The Feeling, Alison Moyet, Fred Deacon and Robert Smith who have voted! To ensure some real, soul input why not get involved … we have!