Where Did Our Love Go?
The Rise and Fall of the Motown Sound (Music in American Life)
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Gordy's uncanny instinct for finding extraordinary talent--from performers and musicians to songwriters and producers—packed the label's roster with a who's who of historic artists and hitmakers. Here is the story of the Supremes and superstar Diana Ross, of the towering solo acts Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder, of vocal groups led by the Temptations and Four Tops, of the phenomenal Jackson Five and Michael Jackson, and of singer/songwriter and Motown executive Smokey Robinson. Up front about Gordy's manipulative and complex relationships with his artists, George reveals the inner workings of how Motown conducted its business. He also offers portraits of the Funk Brothers and other musicians who played the unforgettable songs.
George's preface shows how Motown influenced a later generation of young artists and music moguls, including R. Kelly, D'Angelo, Sean Combs, and Russell Simmons.
Praise For Where Did Our Love Go?: The Rise and Fall of the Motown Sound (Music in American Life)…
"A can't-put-down study of Berry Gordy and Motown. This is it, no punches pulled, as important a piece of pop history as has been published."--New York Daily News
"Leagues beyond other volumes written about Motown."--Detroit Free Press
University of Illinois Press, 9780252074981, 304pp.
Publication Date: October 8, 2007