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Where did our love go? : the rise and fall of the Motown sound

Author: Nelson George
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2007.
Series: Music in American life.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Chronicles the rise and fall of Motown Records while emphasizing the role of its dynamic founder, Berry Gordy Jr. First published in 1986, this classic work includes a new preface by Nelson George that identifies Motown's influence on young recorders and music moguls of today, including R. Kelly, D'Angelo, Sean Combs, and Russell Simmons. Gordy's uncanny instinct for finding extraordinary talent--whether performers,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
George, Nelson.
Where did our love go?
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2007
(OCoLC)891545396
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nelson George
OCLC Number: 1151781543
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 250 pages : illustrations).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Foreword / Quincy Jones --
Introduction / Robert Christgau --
Big dogs --
Motortown --
I need money --
Shop around --
Production line --
Chasing dreams --
Just another record company --
Discography.
Series Title: Music in American life.
Other Titles: Rise and fall of the Motown sound
Responsibility: Nelson George ; foreword by Quincy Jones ; introduction by Robert Christgau.

Abstract:

Chronicles the rise and fall of Motown Records while emphasizing the role of its dynamic founder, Berry Gordy Jr. First published in 1986, this classic work includes a new preface by Nelson George that identifies Motown's influence on young recorders and music moguls of today, including R. Kelly, D'Angelo, Sean Combs, and Russell Simmons. Gordy's uncanny instinct for finding extraordinary talent--whether performers, songwriters, musicians, or producers--yielded popular artists who include the Supremes, the Jackson Five, Smokey Robinson, the Miracles, the Temptations, Marvin Gaye, the Four Tops, and Stevie Wonder. Not shy about depicting Gordy's sometimes manipulative and complex relationships with his artists, George reveals the inner workings of the music business and insightful material on the musicians who backed these stars. The large cache of resulting Motown melodies is still alive in commercials, movies, TV programs, and personal iPods today.--From back cover.

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