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

White, Adam, 1947- (Author). Ales, Barney. (Author). Oldham, Andrew Loog (writer of foreword.).
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  • 4 of 4 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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0 current holds with 4 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Fulton Co PL - Rochester Main Library 781.644 WHI (Text) 33187004147613 Nonfiction Available -
Monticello-Union Twp PL - Monticello NF ENTERTAIN MUSIC WHITE (Text) 37743002201962 NF ENTERTAINMENT Available -
Washington Carnegie PL - Washington 781.644 (Text) 21401000758628 Adult Hardback Shelves Available -
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial 781.644 WHITE (Text) 33946003172066 Nonfiction . 2nd Floor Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780500518298
  • ISBN: 0500518297
  • Physical Description: 399 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
  • Publisher: London : Thames & Hudson, 2016.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"With over 1,000 illustrations."
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
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, etc.:
"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.

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