Miles From Motown

Author: Lisa Sukenic
Editor: Fitzroy Books
ISBN: 9781646030644
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Twelve-year-old Georgia Johnson is sure she can win the "Spirit of Detroit Poetry Contest," judged by her idol, Gwendolyn Brooks. After moving from her beloved Detroit neighborhood to an unfamiliar suburb on the outskirts of the city, Georgia lies to prevent becoming disqualified from the contest (which is for Detroit residents only) by using her aunt Birdie's address. With her older brother deployed to Vietnam, and her family worried about when--or if--he'll make it home, Georgia tries to settle into her new life. But she misses the old--her friend Ceci, the cracks in the sidewalk that used to catch her skates, the hide-and-seek tree, and the deli on the corner. She wonders if she'll ever make new friends or feel like she belongs. To make matters worse, she must also find a way to intercept the contest finalist announcement that will be mailed to Aunt Birdie's mailbox before her family uncovers her deception. During that summer, Georgia discovers her own resiliency in the face of upheaval and the power of truth when lies ring hollow.

Before Motown

Author: Lars Bjorn
Editor: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472067657
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Provides a history of jazz music and documents the careers of a variety of jazz musicians in Detroit from 1920 to 1960.

Motown Encyclopedia

Author: Graham Betts
Editor: AC Publishing
ISBN: 1311441549
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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 was the kind of music that attracted scores of imitators; some good, some not so good. The kind of music that appealed to the public and presidents alike, and still does. It was that Motown that this book was intended to be about. However, when you start digging deeper into the Motown story, you realise that throughout its life (which, for the purposes of this book, is its formation in 1959 through to its sale in 1988) it was constantly trying other musical genres, looking to grab hits out of jazz, country, pop, rock, middle of the road and whatever else might be happening at the time. Of course it wasn’t particularly successful at some of the other genres, although those who claim Motown never did much in the rock market conveniently overlook the healthy sales figures achieved by Rare Earth, the group, and focus instead on the total sales achieved on Rare Earth, the label. This book, therefore, contains biographies of all 684 artists who had releases on Motown and their various imprints, as well as biographies of 16 musicians, 23 producers, 19 writers and 13 executives. There are also details of the 50 or so labels that Motown owned, licensed to or licensed from. All nine films and the 17 soundtracks are also featured. Every Motown single and album and EP that made the Top Ten of the pop charts in either the US or UK also have their own entries, with 222 singles, 84 albums and five EPs being featured. Finally, there are 36 other entries, covering such topics as the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Motortown Revues, Grammy Awards and the most played Motown songs on radio. The 1,178 entries cover every aspect of Motown and more – of the link between Granny in The Beverly Hillbillies and Wonder Woman, of the artists from Abbey Tavern Singers to Zulema, and the hits from ABC to You Really Got A Hold On Me. The Motown Encyclopedia is the story of Motown Records; Yesterday, Today, Forever.

Beatles Motown Beach Boys Etc Classic Rock Discographies Commentary And Mono Vs Stereo Analysis

Author: Dave Armstrong
Editor: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1105755886
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Motown native and baby boomer Dave Armstrong (born in 1958) provides a goldmine of information in this homage to classic rock, with massive, fact-filled discographies of songs by Motown artists, The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Detroit Rock (1965-1975), Buddy Holly, Sam Cooke, and Van Morrison: including data concerning stereo and mono versions, recording dates, producers, songwriters, Billboard chart positions, best-sounding recordings, and many other facts. Also contains chapters on the topics of rockabilly, a "blues and country musical pilgrimage" to the South, recent landmark albums by Paul McCartney and Brian Wilson, selected Beatles mono recordings (deemed as superior to their stereo counterparts), a review of Beatles imitation groups, Bob Seger, classic rock artists 60 years or older, and favorite singles and albums from the classic rock era. A distinctly nostalgic tone is evident throughout. Any fan of classic rock (especially residents of Michigan and Detroiters) will love the musical reflections.

Golden Miles

Author: Clinton Walker
Editor: Wakefield Press
ISBN: 1862548544
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Golden Miles is a book about cars, people and Australia in the late 60s and early 70s. With the energy and irreverent humour of a fanzine, the acuity of investigative journalism, and the eye of an art book, this new, expanded edition of Golden Miles explores the archetypal product of Australian suburbia - the muscle car. Clinton Walker is the author of seven books and several hit documentaries including the 2001 series on the history of Australian rock, Long Way to the Top. 'A rambling journey that's provocative and lavishly illustrated ... as much for pop culture lovers as rev heads.' - Sydney Morning Herald.

One Nation Under A Groove

Author: Gerald Lyn Early
Editor: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472089567
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How Motown changed the landscape of American popular culture

Dancing In The Street

Author: Suzanne E Smith
Editor: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674043831
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Detroit in the 1960s was a city with a pulse: people were marching in step with Martin Luther King, Jr., dancing in the street with Martha and the Vandellas, and facing off with city police. Through it all, Motown provided the beat. This book tells the story of Motown--as both musical style and entrepreneurial phenomenon--and of its intrinsic relationship to the politics and culture of Motor Town, USA. As Suzanne Smith traces the evolution of Motown from a small record company firmly rooted in Detroit's black community to an international music industry giant, she gives us a clear look at cultural politics at the grassroots level. Here we see Motown's music not as the mere soundtrack for its historical moment but as an active agent in the politics of the time. In this story, Motown Records had a distinct role to play in the city's black community as that community articulated and promoted its own social, cultural, and political agendas. Smith shows how these local agendas, which reflected the unique concerns of African Americans living in the urban North, both responded to and reconfigured the national civil rights campaign. Against a background of events on the national scene--featuring Martin Luther King, Jr., Langston Hughes, Nat King Cole, and Malcolm X--Dancing in the Street presents a vivid picture of the civil rights movement in Detroit, with Motown at its heart. This is a lively and vital history. It's peopled with a host of major and minor figures in black politics, culture, and the arts, and full of the passions of a momentous era. It offers a critical new perspective on the role of popular culture in the process of political change.

Mystery Train

Author: Greil Marcus
Editor: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571261213
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Greil Marcus's study of American rock and roll is universally acclaimed as the benchmark work of modern rock criticism. Using a handful of artists - a brace of bluesmen, The Band, Sly Stone, Randy Newman and Elvis Presley - Marcus illuminates and interprets the American Dream in rigorous prose touching on the myth, landscape and oral tradition of the continent. This comprehensive, revised edition of a milestone achievement in the effort to establish rock and roll as a fit subject for serious cultural criticism, includes a new preface by the author.

The Story Of Motown

Author: Tim Parks
Editor: Grove Press
ISBN: 9780802142856
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The author of Italian Neighbors takes a lighthearted look at Italian family life with an eye for detail and character that reveals the nature of relationships and culminates in a beach holiday epitomizing the best in Italian life. 30,000 first printing. $35,000 ad/promo. Tour.

Berry Me And Motown

Author: Raynoma Gordy Singleton
Editor: McGraw-Hill/Contemporary
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The ex-wife of Motown executive Berry Gordy, Jr., chronicles the years of her tumultuous marriage, her role at Motown, and the evolution of the company from a family business into a faceless corporation

Milestones The Music And Times Of Miles Davis Since 1960

Author: Jack Chambers
Editor: New York : Beech Tree Books, c1983-c1985.
ISBN:
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Traces the life and career of the great jazz trumpeter who emerged as a bebop prodigy in the forties and developed into one of the most influential musicians in modern jazz

Motown

Author: Bill Dahl
Editor: Krause Publications
ISBN:
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Details the careers of legends such as Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, The Jackson 5, and The Temptations. Features an A-to-Z listing and biography of nearly every Motown group since Motown's beginning in 1959.

The Life And Times Of The Motown Stars

Author: Alex MacKenzie
Editor: Together
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Celebrating Motown's 50th anniversary, this title presents 150 profiles of the artists and employees from Motown's Detroit years.

Desi Bizarro And Motown Metal

Author: Timothy D. McGarvey
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The Virgin Encyclopedia Of Sixties Music

Author: Colin Larkin
Editor: Virgin Books Limited
ISBN:
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Published for the first time in hard cover this invaluable handbook contains 1000 entries taken from the Encyclopedia of Popular Music, offering an insight into the 60s -- the most analyzed yet least understood decade in the history of popular music. It includes every artist who had a significant impact on the development of rock and pop music in those ten years, from the Beatles-led invasion of America to the States' own pop aristocracy of Phil Spector and the Beach Boys, from the rise of Motown to the arrival of psychedelia and the Summer of Love. A perfect mix of fact and informed opinion contained in one single volume. Covers the essential elements -- dates, career facts, discography, album ratings plus a sense of context for each artist.

Motown

Author: Loren D. Estleman
Editor: Crimeline
ISBN:
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Working undercover in order to stop a consumer advocacy agency from putting Detroit auto companies out of business, ex-cop and car lover Rick Amery becomes involved in the conflagration of a black gang war. Reprint.

The Billboard Book Of Number One Hits

Author: Fred Bronson
Editor: Watson-Guptill Publications
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Lists number one songs from "Rock Around the Clock" by Bill Haley and His Comets to Elton John's "Candle in the Wind 1997," and includes background information on the songs and their writers and performers

The Golden Age Of Top 40 Music 1955 1973 On Compact Disc

Author: Pat Downey
Editor:
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Soul Music A Z

Author: Hugh Gregory
Editor: Da Capo Press, Incorporated
ISBN:
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Sam Cooke, Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Al Green, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Prince, and Whitney Houston are just a few of the many soul stars who have become figureheads for American culture throughout the world.

Exploring America S Highways

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Editor: Exploring America's Highway
ISBN: 9780974435824
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If you?re planning a trip, it?s relatively easy to find the fastest route by visiting Yahoo or MapQuest internet web sites or ? if you?re hopelessly old-fashioned- unfolding a map. But how do you choose the most interesting route, and create a trip that is more than just a blur of mile markers and exit signs? Exploring America?s Highways: Wisconsin Trip Trivia may have the answer!Exploring America?s Highways: Wisconsin Trip Trivia provides travelers a guided tour along specific routes throughout the state. Travelers will obtain a wide range of interesting information along the highway including: ? Place Name? Historical Markers? Local Landmarks? Prominent People? Industry and Inventions? Geological? General TriviaDid you know that: ? Frederick Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids features the world?s largest bronze sculpture of Leonardo da Vinci?s American Horse. ? Thomas Edison was born in Port Huron in 1847. or French explorer Antoine de la Mother Cadillac named Detroit, Ville d?Dtroit meaning CITY of the Strait.?These are just a few of the fun things revealed in this book.There is no reason anybody needs to dread long hours of driving time anyway. Just find your route (highlighted in the table of contents) and read along, city by city. It?s that simple.