Recollections, the Detroit Years: The Motown Sound by the People who Made it

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Glendower Media, 2012 - African American singers - 237 pages
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The Motown story involved many people including writers, singers, musicians, disc jockeys and professionals who built the foundations of "The Sound Of Young America." Coming from Detroit and spreading to the entire world, Motown and its unique sound won the hearts and the love of millions from its start in 1959 until today. Relive the magic, the music, the love and the fabulous dancing in "Recollections The Motown Sound By The People Who Made It"
 

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The music and the people come alive in this powerful book full of pictures and things I did not remember. The Underdogs and the Originals! And who was the best bass player in history! Loved this book. Great for summer reading.

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"Recollections: The Detroit Years: The Motown Sound By The People Who Made It" by Jack Ryan was a great read, about all the people involved in making
the Sound that made Detroit famous for music. It is a great history of a great time that lives on in records, tapes, and compact discs and also of some of the people who still travel the circuit to make us remember a time when we were younger. The Supremes, the Temptations, The Spinners, Gladys Knights and the Pips, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas: they are all here but also lesser groups and some of the ones who didn't quite make it as good as some of the others. They all left their mark on the sound of Detroit. People behind the scenes we didn't know about gave the great names, the know how, and the expertise to go on to fame and fortune. Barry Gordy had a dream and he made that dream come true for himself and many, many others.
What a wonderful tribute to the Motown sound and the people who sang, danced, wrote music or choreographed, or who were disc jockeys, back up singers, and musicians. I must also mention the men behind it all: Barry Gordy and his staff that worked to make it all happen. They are all here: the people we listened to, danced to and totally enjoyed. They made our life more colorful! Reading about the songs made old memories come alive!
 

Contents

BARRETT STRONG
26
THE SUPREMES
27
R DEAN TAYLOR
28
THE TEMPTATIONS
29
TAMMI TERRELL
30
MARVIN GAYE
31
BRENDA HOLLOWAY
46
THE JACKSON FIVE
56
THE SPINNERS
112
THE UNDERDOGS
153
THE VALADIERS
155
THE VANCOUVERS
157
MARTHA REEVES AND THE VANDELLAS
160
THE VELLVELETTES 37 JR WALKER 85 THE ALL STARS
177
SAMMY WARD
178
MARY WELLS
180

MARV JOHNSON
63
GLADYS KNIGHT AND THE PIPS
73
THE MIRACLES
82
THE MONITORS
91
THE MOTOWN MUSICIANS FUNK BROTHERS
105
KIM WESTON
187
STEVIE WONDER
194
WRITERS OF MOTOWN
205
PILOTS OF THE AIRWAVES
220
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About the author (2012)

Writer Jack Ryan lives and works in Detroit. Here he grew up with the Motown Sound as his background and with the Motown Artists as his friends from the radio and on TV. He was later fortunate enough to meet and become friends with many Motown stars and those behind the scenes. This fan relives the memories and the fun of Motown at its height. Spend some time with your favorite Motown star and remember the greatest times in your life. In English with dozens of pictures, some never seen before. With updated information on all of the Motown Stars and all the Motown family.

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