During the 1960s the Motown label was primarily known for its smooth soul music that bordered on pop. Every once in awhile, however, they would move in a raw rhythm & blues direction.
Enter the Contours; Billy Gordon, Billy Hoggs, Joe Billingslea, Sylvester Potts, Huey Davis, and Hubert Johnson who were anything but smooth.
“Do You Love Me” was a a grtty R&B screamer that was catchy enough to stay in you mind for days. Released during the summer of 1962, it topped the BILLBOARD MAGAZINE Rhythm & Blues Chart and peaked at number three on the Pop Charts.
Proving that a good song is always a good song, it was included in the 1988 movie, DIRTY DANCING. Released as a single it re-entered the Pop Charts and peaked at number 11.