Motown: The Sound of Young America

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When you open the glossy cover of Motown: The Sound of Young America, you find yourself immersed in an intimate experience with the music that defined an entire era and the people you have to thank for that. Photographs periodically span across both pages and alternate between the vivid and the muted. Transitional chapter pages are highlighted with bold colors reminiscent of the hues found on old vinyl labels. Text drops you into a time of social unrest as the African-American Civil Rights Movement gained traction. And near-mythic musical giants litter the pages in a way that makes you feel like an outsider that has just been invited in.

Previously unpublished photographs are rendered gloriously on quality paper. Personal stories and anecdotes are delivered in a labor of love through this carefully crafted book. And you are in very capable hands with industry insider Adam White guiding you until the very end. Berry Gordy would be both proud and humbled by the level of depth and care that has gone into documenting his legendary label.

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Author Adam White with Barney Ales; Foreword by Andrew Loog Oldham
Star Count /5
Format Hard
Page Count 400 pages
Publisher Thames & Hudson
Publish Date 13-Sep-2016
ISBN 9780500518298 Buy this Book
Issue September 2016
Category Music & Movies


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