The Story of Motown

The Story of Motown

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ISBN-13: 9781947856233
Publisher: Rare Bird Books
Publication date: 11/13/2018
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 256,395
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Peter Benjaminson is the author of three other books about the Motown Record Company and its artists: The Lost Supreme: The Life of Dreamgirl Florence Ballard; Mary Wells: The Tumultuous Life of Motown's First Superstar; and Super Freak: The Life of Rick James.

Sean Crisden is a multitalented actor and an AudioFile Earphones Award-winning narrator who has recorded audiobooks in almost every genre, from science fiction to romance. He has also voiced characters in numerous video games and appeared in many commercials and films, including The Last Airbender.

Table of Contents

Foreword Greil Marcus 9

Introduction 13

Prologue 17

Chapter 1 The Gordys 19

Chapter 2 Gordy in the Ring 25

Chapter 3 Gordy in Transition 29

Chapter 4 The Gordy Family Sets up Shop 37

Chapter 5 Many Times 39

Chapter 6 The Motown Sound 45

Chapter 7 Starmaking Machinery 51

Chapter 8 Motown Pushes Forward 55

Chapter 9 The Motortown Revues 65

Chapter 10 Success 73

Chapter 11 Recruiting Gets Easier 83

Chapter 12 Motown Creates a Machine 89

Chapter 13 Motown Becomes a 'Conglamorate' 95

Chapter 14 Gordy Arrives 101

Chapter 15 Gordy and Ross 109

Chapter 16 Motown Moves and Changes 115

Chapter 17 Motown Goes Hollywood 121

Chapter 18 The Motown Plot 131

Chapter 19 Ups and Downs: Motown Branches Out 139

Chapter 20 Artists and Money 149

Chapter 21 Exodus 157

Chapter 21 Motown Matures 169

Chapter 23 Motown: The Seventies and Beyond 173

Afterword 175

Motown Top Twenty Hits: 1961-1971 177

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