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Author White, Adam, 1947 or 1948- author.

Title Motown : the sound of young America / by Adam White ; with Barney Ales ; and a foreword by Andrew Loog Oldham.

Publication Info. London : Thames & Hudson, 2016.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    781.644 WHI    DUE 03-16-17 Billed
 PAS La Pintoresca Branch Non-Fiction    781.644 WHI    DUE 08-17-20 Billed
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Description 399 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
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Note "With over 1,000 illustrations."
Includes index.
Contents In the beginning -- We don't serve coloured people -- Spreading the gospel -- Meet the Supremes -- Ready steady go! -- Nowhere to run -- Fill your head with dirt -- Shanghai celebration -- Sun country -- The last star.
Summary "Motown: The Sound of Young America is the definitive, visual history of the Detroit-based independent record company which became a style unto itself, a prolific and hugely successful production line of suave, sassy and sophisticated music through the sixties, seventies and eighties. Featuring extensive, specially commissioned photography of treasures gathered from the archives, this landmark publication also captures the graphic and design iconography that underpinned Motown's extraordinary creativity. Packed with fresh insights gleaned from scores of interviews with key players, this exceptional and revealing book delves into the workings of the Motown machine and details how a dedicated team of backroom believers, white and black, turned a small family business into a popular music powerhouse. This was the home of Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, Diana Ross & the Supremes, Marvin Gaye, the Jackson 5, the Temptations and many more. Motown: The Sound of Young America is a spectacular labour of love befitting an incredible story"--Dust jacket.
Subject Motown Record Corporation.
Sound recording industry -- United States.
Soul music -- History and criticism.
Soul musicians -- United States.
Record labels -- Michigan -- Detroit.
Added Author Ales, Barney, author.
Oldham, Andrew Loog, writer of foreword.
ISBN 9780500518298

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