GEORGE, NELSON; JONES, QUINCY (FOREWORD); CHRISTGAU, ROBERT (INTRODUCTION).
Title Where Did Out Love Go? The Rise & Fall Of The Motown Sound.
Book Condition Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition.
Edition First Edition.
Publisher St. Martin's Press, New York: 1986.
0312866984 / 9780312866983
Seller ID 68321X1
In 1959 Berry Gordy, Jr., founded Motown Records (for Motortown) at the urging of a young songwriter names Smokey Robinson, and Gordy soon established his headquarters in a two-story building on West Grand Boulevard in Detroit. The story of Motown Records is the story of the American Dream. Where Did Our Love Go? is an intimate account of everything - the people, the money, the times - that made the dream come true, and it is the story of the way in which the dream fell apart. Includes an Index. "The ups and downs of Hitsville, U.S.A., are nowhere better chronicled than in Nelson George's eye- and ear-opening book. . . . George digs behind the scenes, to the writers, the house musicians, the secretaries who wanted to sing, and all the others who built the Motown Sound. There'll always be genius and joy behind that sound, and we'll forever dance to it, but George has mixed in a bittersweet echo to it all." - Ben Fong-Torres, Gentleman's Quarterly
(Key Words: Nelson George, Motown Record Corporation, African-American Musicians, Quincy Jones, Robert Chrisgau, Berry Gordy Jr., Jackie Wilson, Mary Wells, Diana Ross, Soul Music, Smokey Robinson, Martha Reeves, James Jamerson, Eddie Holland, Marvin Gaye, Thomas Beans Bowles, Beatles, Florence, Barney Ales).