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story of Mowtown

Peter Benjaminson

story of Mowtown

by Peter Benjaminson

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Published by Grove Press , distributed by Random House in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Gordy, Berry.,
  • Motown Record Corporation.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Peter Benjaminson.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsML429.G67
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22251809M
    ISBN 100394508637

    The story of Motown is usually told as the early story of Berry Gordy, a member of an Black entrepreneurial family who borrows $ from his other family members and ends up the king of a musical empire, thus proving the Horatio Alger myth that anyone (even an African-American) with a little grit and determination can succeed in America. Storytown Grade K Storytown Grade 1 Storytown Grade 2 Storytown Grade 3 Storytown Grade 4 Storytown Grade 5 Storytown Grade 6.

    THE STORY OF 'THE STORY OF MOTOWN' A long long time ago in a kingdom far away, Peter wrote The Story of Motown, the first book about that magnificently successful record company ever published in this country. Grove Press released it in And now, with Motown gearing up to celebrate its 60th, yes, its 60th Anniversary, Rare Bird Books released an updated edition of the book in paperback. Buy The Story of Motown by Benjaminson, Peter (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible s:

      Children's Book: 'Claudette's Miraculous Motown Adventure' Claudette Robinson is known as "The First Lady of Motown." NPR's Michel Martin talks with her about her new children's book.   Lamont Dozier's book excerpt: Motown songwriter recalls special gift for his mom “The story of Motown and how it came about with Berry Gordy has .


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Story of Mowtown by Peter Benjaminson Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Story of Motown is the story of the rise and fall of one of the most important cultural touchstones in American history. Books with Buzz Discover the latest buzz-worthy books, from mysteries and romance to humor and nonfiction.

Explore more. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Cited by: 7. This book's title is "The Story of MOTOWN", but it really is just a partial biography of Berry Gordy, Jr., with emphasis on his business dealings at MOTOWN.

But, the music of MOTOWN and the people who made it are given scant coverage. Imagine a book about MOTOWN that doesn't even mention the Funk Brothers, or Benny Benjamin, or James Jamerson 4/5(24).

A surprisingly bloodless account of perhaps the greatest record label in music history. In his foreword to the reissue, Greil Marcus says this book proves how amazing the existence of Motown was, but the plodding prose doesn't really give you any indication of the excitement and cultural impact/5.

The Story of Motown is the story of the rise and fall of one of the most important cultural touchstones in American history. Special offers and product promotions.

Amazon Business: For business-exclusive pricing, quantity discounts and downloadable VAT invoices. Create a free account. Buy this product and stream 90 days of Amazon Music 4/5(19). Been reading "The Motown Story" and it's great. It's fun, entertaining, interesting, well written and an important topic.

I'm probably preaching to the choir here, but Motown is some of the greatest music ever, period. But the thing they really had which I so miss today, is the singing. Ah, those wonderful voices and how they could by: 4. This book's title is "The Story of MOTOWN", but it really is just a partial biography of Berry Gordy, Jr., with emphasis on his business dealings at MOTOWN.

But, the music of MOTOWN and the people who made it are given scant coverage. Imagine a book about MOTOWN that doesn't even mention the Funk Brothers, or Benny Benjamin, or James Jamerson 4/5(24).

Motown: music, money, sex, and power User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict. Motown Records, "The Sound of Young America" during its s heyday, was a throwback to the powerful Hollywood movie studios of the s and s, running all aspects of its artists' careers.5/5(1).

Buy The story of Motown (Evergreen books) 1st Edition by Benjaminson, Peter (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible s:   Directed by Benjamin Turner, Gabe Turner. With Berry Gordy, Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Mickey Stevenson. Documentary film that focuses on the period beginning with the birth of Motown in Detroit in until its relocation to Los Angeles in the early s.

At age 17 Wells married Motown background singer Herman Griffin. As recounted in Mary Wells: The Tumultuous Life of Motown's First Superstar, they frequently argued and Griffin cheated with a bingly, he also forced Wells to terminate two pregnancies "because of [her] career." They divorced in and in Wells parted ways with Motown because she felt the company.

Go behind the scenes at Hitsville. Published to coincide with the new musical in London, luxurious new hardback Motown: The Sound of Young America tells the story of Berry Gordon’s seminal Motor city label and its gigantic legacy. A collaboration between Motown aficionado Adam White and Berry Gody’s right-hand man Barney Ales, the book is unparalleled in its visual richness, largely owing Author: Amar Ediriwira.

This book's title is "The Story of MOTOWN", but it really is just a partial biography of Berry Gordy, Jr., with emphasis on his business dealings at MOTOWN. But, the music of MOTOWN and the people who made it are given scant coverage.

Imagine a book about MOTOWN that doesn't even mention the Funk Brothers, or Benny Benjamin, or James Jamerson /5(21). Amazing Book I didn’t see the Temptations mini series until a month or 2 ago at the age of 27, but The Temptations music had always been played in my household.

From My Girl to Papa Was A Rolling Stone, The Temptations voices were always around. This book was wonderful and gave so much depth and honesty to the The Temptations as well as the mini series/5(19). The book “Motown” features many other fascinating tales of the wild and woolly early ’60s music scene.

InAles and Gordy were just looking for a meal, but they ended up integrating. And Motown is still so popular. “The Story of Motown” was the first book published in this country on Motown Records.

There have been more than since. The first movie documentary about Motown Records with founder Berry Gordy’s active participation is in production, for release in The Story of Motown will focus on the birth of the company in through to its relocation to Los Angeles in The film will feature new and exclusive interviews with Gordy and many of its superstar artists and creative figures, as well as rare.

There are books to be found on single Motown albums and even an entire book on a single Motown single. The well is not dry, many of the central actors are dead but more are still alive, and they will be heard from one way or the other.

For all of that, The Story of Motown still delivers a charge you can find nowhere else. It’s the sense of. Here is yet another reissue of the legendary (or infamous, depending on your point of view) Motown reason for its controversy exists simply in the fact that all these great hit songs have narration before them and after them by artists such as Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson, and you want the story with the songs, then this is for you; all the major cuts are : Motown.

After reading the one review posted here, I was surprised when I bought the actual book to see that it's a substantial, detailed, well-written and intelligent history of a great music company.

I highly recommend it. Peter Benjaminson. The story of Motown (An Evergreen book) The Lost Supreme: The Life of Dreamgirl Florence BallardReviews:   Agreed, the Posner book is a reference that can certainly be described as rehash, but that doesn't change the fact that right now it's one of the better go-to sources for all the classic Motown stories and rumors that is in print and easily found.

The story of Motown has proved dependably compelling through the decades — a rags-to-riches tale regularly revisited in documentaries, books, even a Broadway musical. Posner's book tells the story of Berry Gordy's Motown, and the people who came and left Detroit's hit record label.

Smokey Robinson, Dave Ruffin, The Temptations, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson and Diana Ross, and the many, many other Motown star all get their due/5(27).The Story of Motown (Rare Bird Books), re-released in this new and revised illustrated edition to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Motown Record Company, follows Berry Gordy, the man who recruited talent like Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, and Marvin Gaye and produced an irresistible sound.

But, while Gordy prevailed over racism and competing labels, he often did so by exploiting his own.