Motown - by Adam White & Barney Ales (Hardcover)
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Number of Pages: 400
Sub-Genre: Genres & Styles
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Book theme: Soul & R 'n B
Author: Adam White & Barney Ales
Street Date: September 13, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-20-0945
"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.
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Shelley DeRose - 2 years ago
This is the best book I've read about Motown. All about the interworkings of Motown in the early days. The pictures & the stories from Barney Ales are absolutely amazing. I have 2 books of my own & bought more for Christmas presents. Again, THE BEST MOTOWN book ever...Truly!!!
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