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 - Motown Anthology: Piano, Vocal, Guitar
Motown Anthology: Piano, Vocal, Guitar

(Piano/Vocal/Guitar Songbook). A must-have collection of 68 Motown masterpieces, including: ABC * Ain't No Mountain High Enough * Ain't Too Proud to Beg * Baby Love * Dancing in the Street * Easy * For Once in My Life * How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You) * I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) * Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me) * Let's Get It On * My Girl * Shop Around * War * You Can't Hurry Love * many more!

  • Brand: Hal Leonard
  • ASIN: 0793592011
  • UPC: 073999018424
 - Motown: Easy Piano Collection
Motown: Easy Piano Collection

(Easy Piano Songbook). 35 hits from the legendary record company in easy piano arrangements, including: ABC * Ain't No Mountain High Enough * Ain't Too Proud to Beg * Baby Love * Dancing in the Street * Endless Love * How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You) * I Heard It Through the Grapevine * I'll Be There * Isn't She Lovely * Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me) * Let's Get It On * My Girl * Please Mr. Postman * Stop! In the Name of Love * Three Times a Lady * The Tracks of My Tears * What's Going On * You Can't Hurry Love * and many more.

  • Brand: Hal Leonard
  • ASIN: 1495070271
  • UPC: 888680631024
 - Standing in the Shadows of Motown: The Life and Music of Legendary Bassist James Jamerson
Standing in the Shadows of Motown: The Life and Music of Legendary Bassist James Jamerson

(Guitar Book). Bassist James Jamerson was the embodiment of the Motown spirit and groove the invisible entity whose playing inspired thousands. His tumultuous life and musical brilliance are explored in depth through hundreds of interviews, 49 transcribed musical scores, two hours of recorded all-star performances, and more than 50 rarely seen photos in this stellar tribute to behind-the-scenes Motown. Features access to 120-minutes of audio! Allan Slutsky's 2002 documentary of the same name is the winner of the New York Film Critics "Best Documentary of the Year" award! Songs include: Ain't No Mountain High Enough * Ain't Nothing like the Real Thing * Ain't That Peculiar * Bernadette * Come 'Round Here (I'm the One You Need) * Darling Dear * Don't Mess with Bill * For Once in My Life * Home Cookin' * How Long Has That Evening Train Been Gone * How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) * I Heard It Through the Grapevine * I Was Made to Love Her * I'm Gonna Make You Love Me * My Guy * Nowhere to Run * Reach Out I'll Be There * What's Going On * You Can't Hurry Love * and many more excerpts and riffs. The audio is accessed online using the unique code inside each book and can be streamed or downloaded. The audio files include PLAYBACK+, a multi-functional audio player that allows you to...

  • Brand: Hal Leonard
  • ASIN: 0881888826
  • UPC: 073999989601
 - Motown 50th Anniversary Songbook
Motown 50th Anniversary Songbook

(Piano/Vocal/Guitar Songbook). With more than 180 No. 1 hit songs worldwide, Berry Gordy's legendary Motown Records forged the careers of superstars such as Diana Ross & the Supremes, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, the Four Tops, Stevie Wonder, and the Temptations. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the House That Gordy Built, this compilation features the signature sound from the stars who recorded in the Detroit offices known as "Hitsville U.S.A." The 100 hits include: Ain't Too Proud to Beg * Baby Love * Dancing in the Street * Endless Love * For Once in My Life * I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) * I Heard It Through the Grapevine * Let's Get It On * My Girl * Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I'm Yours * Three Times a Lady * You Can't Hurry Love * and many more.

  • Brand: Hal Leonard
  • ASIN: 1423467019
  • UPC: 884088284138
 - Motown's Greatest Hits: E-Z Play Today Volume 109 (Motown Greatest Hits)
Motown's Greatest Hits: E-Z Play Today Volume 109 (Motown Greatest Hits)

(E-Z Play Today). The second edition of this collection featuring our world-famous E-Z Play Today notation includes 44 of Motown's biggest hits: Ain't No Mountain High Enough * Dancing in the Street * Heatwave * I Heard It Through the Grapevine * Just My Imagination * My Girl * Papa Was a Rolling Stone * Three Times a Lady * and many more.

  • Brand: Hal Leonard
  • ASIN: 0793514495
  • UPC: 073999022322
 - Motown: The Sound of Young America
Motown: The Sound of Young America

The official visual history of Motown, the legendary record label that brought us some of the greatest recording artists of all time―from Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross and Smokey Robinson to Marvin Gaye and The Jackson 5―and changed music forever The music of Motown defined an era. From The Jackson 5 and Diana Ross to Stevie Wonder and Smokey Robinson, Berry Gordy and his right-hand man, Barney Ales, built the most successful independent record label in the world. Motown not only represented the most iconic recording artists of its time and produced countless global hits, it created a cultural institution that redefined pop, and gave us the vision of a new America: vibrant, innovative, and racially equal. In this first official visual history of the label, new research, a dazzling array of images, and unprecedented access to the archives of the makers and stars of Motown lend new insight to the legend. In addition to extensive specially commissioned photography of treasures extracted from the Motown archives, as well as the personal collections of Barney Ales and Motown stars, Motown: The Sound of Young America draws on interviews with key players from the label’s colorful history, including Motown founder Berry Gordy, Barney Ales, Smokey Robinson, Mary Wilson, founding member ...

  • Brand: imusti
  • ASIN: 0500518297
 - Rhythm Ride: A Road Trip Through the Motown Sound
Rhythm Ride: A Road Trip Through the Motown Sound

From award-winning author Andrea Davis Pinkney comes the story of the music that defined a generation and a movement that changed the world.Berry Gordy began Motown in 1959 with an $800 loan from his family. He converted the garage of a residential house into a studio and recruited teenagers from the neighborhood-like Smokey Robinson, Mary Wells, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, and Diana Ross-to sing for his new label. Meanwhile, the country was on the brink of a cultural revolution, and one of the most powerful agents of change in the following decade would be this group of young black performers from urban Detroit. From Berry Gordy and his remarkable vision to the Civil Rights movement, from the behind-the-scenes musicians, choreographers, and song writers to the most famous recording artists of the century, Andrea Davis Pinkney takes readers on a Rhythm Ride through the story of Motown.

  • Brand: Roaring Brook Press
  • ASIN: 1596439734
 - The Art of the Blues: A Visual Treasury of Black Music's Golden Age
The Art of the Blues: A Visual Treasury of Black Music's Golden Age

This stunning book charts the rich history of the blues, through the dazzling array of posters, album covers, and advertisements that have shaped its identity over the past hundred years. The blues have been one of the most ubiquitous but diverse elements of American popular music at large, and the visual art associated with this unique sound has been just as varied and dynamic. There is no better guide to this fascinating graphical world than Bill Dahl—a longtime music journalist and historian who has written liner notes for countless reissues of classic blues, soul, R&B, and rock albums. With his deep knowledge and incisive commentary—complementing more than three hundred and fifty lavishly reproduced images—the history of the blues comes musically and visually to life.             What will astonish readers who thumb through these pages is the amazing range of ways that the blues have been represented—whether via album covers, posters, flyers, 78 rpm labels, advertising, or other promotional materials. We see the blues as it was first visually captured in the highly colorful sheet music covers of the early twentieth century. We see striking and hard-to-find label designs from labels big (Columbia) and small (Rhumboogie). We see William Alexander’s humorous...

  • Brand: University of Chicago Press
  • ASIN: 022639669X
 - Motown: Music, Money, Sex, and Power
Motown: Music, Money, Sex, and Power

In 1959, twenty-nine-year-old Berry Gordy, who had already given up on his dream to be a champion boxer, borrowed eight hundred dollars from his family and started a record company. A run-down bungalow sandwiched between a funeral home and a beauty shop in a poor Detroit neighborhood served as his headquarters. The building’s entrance was adorned with a large sign that improbably boasted “Hitsville U.S.A.” The kitchen served as the control room, the garage became the two-track studio, the living room was reserved for bookkeeping, and sales were handled in the dining room. Soon word spread that any youngster with a streak of talent should visit the only record label that Detroit had seen in years. The company’s name was Motown.Motown cuts through decades of unsubstantiated rumors and speculation to tell the true behind-the-scenes narrative of America’s most exciting musical dynasty. It follows the company and its amazing roster of stars from the tumultuous growth years in Detroit, to the drama and intrigue of Hollywood in the 1970s, to resurgence in 2002.Set against the civil rights movement, the decay of America’s northern industrial cities, and the social upheaval of the 1960s, Motown is a tale of the incredible entrepreneurship of Berry Gordy. But it also features t...

  • ASIN: 0375500626
 - Motown Guitar Chord Songbook (Guitar Chord Songbooks)
Motown Guitar Chord Songbook (Guitar Chord Songbooks)

(Guitar Chord Songbook). 60 Motown masterpieces provided with complete lyrics and chord frames: ABC * Ain't No Mountain High Enough * Baby I Need Your Lovin' * Baby Love * I Heard It Through the Grapevine * I'll Be There * Just My Imagination * Lady Marmalade * Sir Duke * Stop! In the Name of Love * The Way You Do the Things You Do * What's Going On * You Can't Hurry Love * You Keep Me Hangin' On * and more. 6 x 9

  • Brand: Hal Leonard
  • ASIN: 1423400992
  • UPC: 073999997347

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