Motown: The Sound of Young America
Motown: The Sound of Young
The official visual history of Motown, the legendary record label that brought us some of the greatest recording artists of all time―from Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross and Smokey Robinson to Marvin Gaye and The Jackson 5―and changed music forever The music of Motown defined an era. From The Jackson 5 and Diana Ross to Stevie Wonder and Smokey Robinson, Berry Gordy and his right-hand man, Barney Ales, built the most successful independent record label in the world. Motown not only represented the most iconic recording artists of its time and produced countless global hits, it created a cultural institution that redefined pop, and gave us the vision of a new America: vibrant, innovative, and racially equal. In this first official visual history of the label, new research, a dazzling array of images, and unprecedented access to the archives of the makers and stars of Motown lend new insight to the legend. In addition to extensive specially commissioned photography of treasures extracted from the Motown archives, as well as the personal collections of Barney Ales and Motown stars, Motown: The Sound of Young America draws on interviews with key players from the label’s colorful history, including Motown founder Berry Gordy, Barney Ales, Smokey Robinson, Mary Wilson, founding member ...
- Brand: imusti
- ASIN: 0500518297
The Story of Motown
The Story of
Re-release of the first book ever published in America about the legendary Motown Record Company, with a new foreword by legendary music journalist Greil Marcus!In January 1959 Berry Gordy borrowed $800 from his family and founded the Detroit-based record company that in less than a decade was to become the largest black-owned business in the United States. It also became one of the most productive and influential producers of popular music anywhere in the world, mainly by combining the best features of black and white American popular music.Even a short list of the recording and performing talent that Gordy recruited, trained and produced for his company is awesome: Diana Ross, The Supremes, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye and Mary Wells.The Story of Motown is the story of Berry Gordy’s triumph over powerful, established financial interests, entrenched popular taste, bigotry and racism. By inventing a sound that appealed to whites as well as blacks, and that was immediately identifiable to an entire generation of listeners, Gordy demonstrated his genius as a producer; by breaking the exploitive practice of "cover" records, he helped black artists control their own music and share in the proceeds of hits; and by the sheer force of his...
- ASIN: 1947856235
Standing in the Shadows of Motown: The Life and Music of Legendary Bassist James Jamerson
Standing in the Shadows of Motown: The Life
(Guitar Book). Bassist James Jamerson was the embodiment of the Motown spirit and groove the invisible entity whose playing inspired thousands. His tumultuous life and musical brilliance are explored in depth through hundreds of interviews, 49 transcribed musical scores, two hours of recorded all-star performances, and more than 50 rarely seen photos in this stellar tribute to behind-the-scenes Motown. Features access to 120-minutes of audio! Allan Slutsky's 2002 documentary of the same name is the winner of the New York Film Critics "Best Documentary of the Year" award! Songs include: Ain't No Mountain High Enough * Ain't Nothing like the Real Thing * Ain't That Peculiar * Bernadette * Come 'Round Here (I'm the One You Need) * Darling Dear * Don't Mess with Bill * For Once in My Life * Home Cookin' * How Long Has That Evening Train Been Gone * How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) * I Heard It Through the Grapevine * I Was Made to Love Her * I'm Gonna Make You Love Me * My Guy * Nowhere to Run * Reach Out I'll Be There * What's Going On * You Can't Hurry Love * and many more excerpts and riffs. The audio is accessed online using the unique code inside each book and can be streamed or downloaded. The audio files include PLAYBACK+, a multi-functional audio player that allows you to...
- Brand: Hal Leonard
- ASIN: 0881888826
- UPC: 073999989601
Switch, Debarge, Motown and Me!
Switch, Debarge, Motown and
The autobiographical story of Switch, an R&B/funk band that found fame recording for the Gordy label of Motown in the late 1970s, releasing hit songs such as "There'll Never Be", "I Call Your Name", and "Love Over & Over Again". This book takes its readers on a musical journey following the quest of their dreams and all its details. The Switch story is an amazing shake-your head page turner that will fill eyes with tears, hearts with joy. Read along with the author and original member of this amazing band. There will never be a story like Switch, DeBarge, Motown &Me. Not ever!!
- ASIN: 0578466775
Rhythm Ride: A Road Trip Through the Motown Sound
Rhythm Ride: A Road Trip Through the Motown
From award-winning author Andrea Davis Pinkney comes the story of the music that defined a generation and a movement that changed the world.Berry Gordy began Motown in 1959 with an $800 loan from his family. He converted the garage of a residential house into a studio and recruited teenagers from the neighborhood-like Smokey Robinson, Mary Wells, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, and Diana Ross-to sing for his new label. Meanwhile, the country was on the brink of a cultural revolution, and one of the most powerful agents of change in the following decade would be this group of young black performers from urban Detroit. From Berry Gordy and his remarkable vision to the Civil Rights movement, from the behind-the-scenes musicians, choreographers, and song writers to the most famous recording artists of the century, Andrea Davis Pinkney takes readers on a Rhythm Ride through the story of Motown.
- Brand: Roaring Brook Press
- ASIN: 1596439734
Motown 50th Anniversary Songbook
Motown 50th Anniversary
(Piano/Vocal/Guitar Songbook). With more than 180 No. 1 hit songs worldwide, Berry Gordy's legendary Motown Records forged the careers of superstars such as Diana Ross & the Supremes, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, the Four Tops, Stevie Wonder, and the Temptations. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the House That Gordy Built, this compilation features the signature sound from the stars who recorded in the Detroit offices known as "Hitsville U.S.A." The 100 hits include: Ain't Too Proud to Beg * Baby Love * Dancing in the Street * Endless Love * For Once in My Life * I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) * I Heard It Through the Grapevine * Let's Get It On * My Girl * Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I'm Yours * Three Times a Lady * You Can't Hurry Love * and many more.
- Brand: Hal Leonard
- ASIN: 1423467019
- UPC: 884088284138
Motown means different things to different people. The mere mention of perhaps the most iconic record label in history is often enough to invoke memories and mental images of Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, The Jackson 5, The Supremes and numerous others. With each group recalled, there is an accompanying piece of music of the mind, from ‘Baby Love’, ‘My Girl’, ‘Signed Sealed Delivered’, ‘I Heard It Through The Grapevine’, ‘ABC’ and ‘Tears Of A Clown’ and countless more. Quite often, you can ask people what kind of music they like and they will simply answer ‘Motown’, and both they, and you, know exactly what is meant. Or rather, what is implied. The Motown they are invariably thinking of is the label that dominated the charts in the mid 1960s with a succession of radio friendly, dance orientated hits, most of which were written and produced by the trio of Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier and Eddie Holland. This period is referred to, naturally enough, as the Golden Era, when Motown was not only the dominant force in its home city of Detroit but carried The Sound of Young America all around the world. The kind of music that had them Dancing In the Street from Los Angeles to London, Miami to Munich and San Francisco to Sydney. It wa...
- ASIN: 1500471690
- UPC: 787721905325
Ain't Too Proud to Beg: The Troubled Lives and Enduring Soul of the Temptations
Ain't Too Proud to Beg: The Troubled Lives
The first and only definitive biography of legendary Motown group, the TemptationsThe Temptations are an incomparable soul group, with dozens of chart-topping hits such as My Girl and Papa Was a Rollin Stone. From the sharp suits, stylish choreography, and distinctive vocals that epitomized their onstage triumphs to the personal failings and psycho-dramas that played out behind the scenes, Ain't Too Proud to Beg tells the complete story of this most popular—and tragic—of all Motown super groups.Based on in-depth research and interviews with founding Temptations member Otis Williams and many others, the book reveals the highly individual, even mutually antagonistic, nature of the group's members. Venturing beyond the money and the fame, it shares the compelling tale of these sometime allies, sometime rivals and reveals the unique dynamic of push and pull and give and take that resulted in musical genius.The first book to tell the whole story of Motown's greatest group, with all-new interviews and previously undiscovered sources and photographsGives the last word on enduring Motown mysteries, including the deaths of Paul Williams and David Ruffin and the truth behind Ruffin's tumultuous romance with Tammi TerrellReveals the secret ""can't miss"" formula behind the Temptations' ...
- Brand: Wiley
- ASIN: 047026117X
R&B Fake Book: 375 Rhythm & Blues Songs (Fake Books)
R&B Fake Book: 375 Rhythm & Blues Songs
(Fake Book). This awesome R&B fake book features melody lines, lyrics and chords for 375 classics, including 125 songs added to the 2nd edition: After the Love Has Gone * Ain't No Mountain High Enough * Baby Love * Best of My Love * Dancing in the Street * Do You Know Where You're Going To? * Everybody Plays the Fool, Sometime * Fire * The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face * For Once in My Life * Get Ready * Get Up (I Feel Like Being) A Sex Machine * Green Onions * Heatwave * Here and Now * Hero * I Can Love You Like That * I Got You (I Feel Good) * I Heard It Through the Grapevine * I Second That Emotion * I'll Be There * I'll Make Love to You * Iko Iko * In the Midnight Hour * In the Still of the Nite (I'll Remember) * Just Once * Kansas City * Let's Get It On * The Loco-Motion * Love's Theme * Mercy, Mercy (The Ecology) * My Guy * (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman * On Broadway * One Sweet Day * Papa Was a Rolling Stone * Reach Out, I'll Be There * Respect * Save the Best for Last * September * Sexual Healing * Theme from "Shaft" * Shop Around * (Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay * Still * Tears of a Clown * Tell It Like It Is * The Tracks of My Tears * Up on the Roof * Walk on By * What's Going On * and many more. Two indexes feature songs listed alphabetically by title and...
- Brand: Hal Leonard
- ASIN: 0793578310
- UPC: 073999419429
Mary Wilson Talks About Her Book, New Music and Motown [October 29, 1984]
Did you know Mary's first book was originally called "Reflections: My life as a Supreme"? This was from a short interview for MTV back in 1984! Comment, Like and Subscribe! Thank's For Watching
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