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  • Author:
    Nelson George
  • ISBN:
    0711910685
  • ISBN13:
    978-0711910683
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  • Publisher:
    Omnibus Press (September 1986)
  • Pages:
    252 pages
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    Music
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Start by marking Where Did Our Love Go? . You'll see dozens of books on the overwrittenabout phenomenon that changed nothing that is "punk" and very little about Motown, one of the great achievements in 20th century popular culture.

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Nelson George pulls all the details together with sympathy for both the under-rewarded musicians and for the Motown . If you want a Cliff's Notes (202 page) version of the Motown Story this is a great read.

Nelson George pulls all the details together with sympathy for both the under-rewarded musicians and for the Motown "family" that started falling apart early in the '70s. Some really great writing here.

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While there, George published two books: Where Did Our Love Go: The Rise and Fall of the Motown Sound in. .In 1991, George co-wrote the Halle Berry vehicle Strictly Business and in 1993 he was co-creator of the movie CB4 starring comedian Chris Rock.

While there, George published two books: Where Did Our Love Go: The Rise and Fall of the Motown Sound in 1986, and The Death of Rhythm & Blues in 1988. He also wrote a column, entitled "Native Son", for the Village Voice from 1988 to 1992. He first got involved in film when, in 1986, he helped to finance director Spike Lee's debut feature She's Gotta Have It. A lifelong resident of Brooklyn, New York, George currently lives in Fort Greene.

The Rise And Fall Of The Motown Sound. Publisher: Omnibus Press. Includes a foreword by Quincy Jones and introduction by Robert Christgau.

Where Did Love Go : The Rise and Fall of the Motown Sound. Nelson George is an award-winning author of both fiction and nonfiction. He has written for Playboy, Billboard, Esquire, the Village Voice, Essence, and many other national magazines, as well as writing and producing television programs and feature films.


Moonworm
George's book is about the studio musicians who made The Motown Sound HAPPEN -- bassist James Jamerson, pianist Earl Van Dyke, drummer Uriel Jones, and many others who for years were never credited on any Motown releases. Despite the vocal talents out front, these are the guys who made Motown's music move, and some of their stories are tragic. Nelson George pulls all the details together with sympathy for both the under-rewarded musicians and for the Motown "family" that started falling apart early in the '70s. Some really great writing here. The book should have been LONGER....
Honeirsil
Good book. Would have given 5 stars, except for a few short excursions into opinion versus the mostly factual accounts. Well-written, interesting, worthwhile read.
Syleazahad
If you want a Cliff's Notes (202 page) version of the Motown Story this is a great read. But if a black music authority devotes 5 pages to Marvin Gaye's duets with Tammi Terrell (and 6 more to Flo's demise) one already knows this expensive paperback is not going to provide the Motown "nitty-gritty" I was hoping for.

Which for me - now the nostalgia factor is wearing off - requires seperating highly enjoyable generic Motown hit factory "products" from those iconic songs future generations will rank as all-time 60's classics. The one Motown song certain to be in this latter category is Marvin Gaye's "I Heard It Through The Grapevine". A note-perfect recording which never stales - and is never mentioned by Mr.George.

In his last chapter he removes Norman Whitfield from the Motown role of honor because - by 1983 - his wah-wah guitar sound had become a cliche! Why inaccurately denigrate this remarkable pioneer, who seamlessly fused human voices and rhythm instruments to create original non-formulaic songs - some up to 14 minutes long? A sophisticated musical form even the great Duke Ellington never fully mastered.

That some creative artists "burn-out" has no bearing on the art they created when in their prime. Isn't it obvious to everyone who's studied the entire Motown oeuvre that Norman was their only composer/producer to emerge as a bone-fide musical genius?

I knew nothing of Norman Whitfield's output when his Temptations and Undisputed Truth albums were first released. But what a discovery! Ten albums which remain unique achievements in pop music history. As enjoyable and relevant today as when first taped and mixed.

How Norman Whitfield "beat the system" to become a great American composer is yet to be disclosed in a book I hope will be written soon. Should "Universal" release ALL his Motown tracks in a 10 CD box this re-evaluation could take only a few weeks.
Chilele
If you've ever wondered about what went on behind the scenes and about the history of Motown, this book will answer all of your questions and then some. It was meticulously and thoroughly researched, full of very revealing events and a real pleasure to read. I almost wish it didn't end. Highly recommended!
Risteacor
Pretty good book!
Amis
Excellent read.
Oparae
One of the best books describing the history of Motown. Easy, enjoyable read!
I LOVE it! Thank you Nelson George!
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