- 400 pages
- Dimensions - 27.70 x 21.60 cm
- 1,000 illustrations in colour and black and white
- ISBN : 978-1-78240-309-8
Great reasons to buy Motown : The Sound of Young America
- Motown: The Sound of Young America is the definitive, authorised visual history of the Detroit-based independent record company which became a style unto itself, producing groundbreaking music through the sixties and beyond.
- It tells the story of how a small family business turned into a popular music power house, producing music from icons such as Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross and Smokey Robinson & The Miracles.
- Packed with interviews with key players and specially commissioned photography, it's a spectacular labour of love befitting an incredible story of extraordinary creativity.
Why you'll love this book
Motown: The Sound of Young America is the definitive, authorised visual history of Motown : an independent record company, a genre in itself, and a hugely successful line of suave, sassy and sophisticated music produced through the sixties, seventies and eighties.
A landmark publication, it features specially commissioned archival photography capturing the integral design iconography that underpinned Motown, whilst telling the story of a dedicated room of backroom believers, white and black, that turned a small family business into a music powerhouse.
Delving into the workings of the Motown Machine, it also includes fresh insights gleaned from scores of interviews with key players, who explain just how it produced so many great tunes and of course, household names in music, including Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, Diana Ross & the Supremes, Marvin Gaye, the Jackson 5, the Temptations and many more.
If you love classical soul or are simply a music fanatic in general, then this incredible story of creativity is a must-have on your bookshelf.
About the authors:
Adam White has written about music and the music industry for more than 40 years, and was vice-president of communications at Universal Music Group International from 2002 to 2012. Barney Ales was Berry Gordy’s indispensable right-hand man and Motown’s ultimate insider. He was Motown’s president from 1975 to 1978. Andrew Loog Oldham, the Rolling Stones’ former manager, worked as a producer for Motown’s Rare Earth label during the early 70s.