Read & Download ç PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Berry GordyTrying to correct the impression that he was a dictator of Motown Records he probably was and this is still a un book to read if you like that music and want to hear about how it came to be I ve been to Hitsville and this should make you want *to see that little bungalow that changed the world of musicWhat is most interesting is how he combined *see that little bungalow that changed the world of musicWhat is most interesting is how he combined and manufacturing two ways of doing things that like oil and water supposedly are at odds with one another and cannot be combined He did it And while he was a dictator and his word was inal the other creative voices had their say and creative talents were both in competition with one another and in collaboration towards excellenceSome people point at all the talent that eventually left Motown as proof that Gordy was hard to work The Far Dawn (The Atlanteans, for and that his way of doing things doesn t work But the proof of good parenting is how completely the and successfully theledglings learn to Ormen i Essex fly and leave the nest Gordy developed talent to the point of independence and kept us all Dancing in the Streets Here s how much I love autobiographies and memoirs or maybe I should say here s how much of a book geek I am I went to see Motown The Musical loved itound out it was based on Berry Gordy s autobiography and immediately had to read it I m glad I did because I really enjoyed itBesides being a trip through the history of much of the best pop music ever it was also a story
of an interesting and I think somewhat admirable man I knowan interesting and I think somewhat admirable man I know people make themselves look good when they write an autobiography but I think that it is telling that a man like Gordy a workaholic womanizing professional perfectionist seems to have ended up with good relationships with all of his exes his 8 children by several different mothers his extended amily and even with most of the people he has worked with My only complaint is that the book ended in the early 1990s and I would love another chapter or two of resolution to know what else has happened in his life since the. Who changed American popular culture with artists such as Smokey Robinson Diana Ross the Jacksons Stevie Wonder and 32 pages of phot. ,
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"you d talk about Berry sd talk about Berry s life without naming a pretty impressive list of Bare It All (Love Undercover, friends and He spends a lot of time talking about Diana Ross who I wore out record grooves listening to as a teenager and it s clear Diana broke Berry s heart I just have to say after reading this book that I m in awe of what Berry Gordy accomplished The book should be stocked in the business section of the book store as it describes the sacrifices it takes to build a special business I highly recommend this book even if it s not a genre you d normally tune inorPS I do think Berry could have done a better job talking about the Funk Brothers who were the musicians behind all the big Motown hits During the 60s many of the big hit groups outside Motown were using the Wrecking Crew on the West Coast including bandsgroups like Beach Boys Phil Spector Simon Garfunkel Mamas Papas The Righteous Brothers The Monkees etc But the Funk Bros can claim 1 *hits Neither of these musician groups received the recognition they were due *Neither of these musician groups received the recognition they were due is the An Elusive Victorian first review I ve written on Goodreads and let me preface it by saying Berry Gordy is my biggest hero of all times so it will be extremely biased I know I know He was a crook and stolerom every one of his artistsat least that s the prevailing consensus That being said I am in awe of what he accomplished at the time he accomplished it when black music was relegated to being just thatblack music His machine created phenomenal music and his genius A Bird in the House found a way to play and sell that music to the whole world In my humble opinion Motown music is the best collection of contemporary music ever created Berry Gordy accomplished the improbable with Motown and t It was there in a lonely room reading words paintingthe perfect picture A manollowing his dreams askingfamily members to help invest in it Using your lastsavings to invest is amazing I learned so much about some of the artist he helped have success in the musicindustry Although Berry is continually. In this ascinating personal account of his incredible life and times From Detroit to Hollywood here is the story of the music great. ,Life Without Naming Awithout naming a impressive list of riends and "
Your lovin gives me a thrill But your lovin don t *pay my bills I need MONEY that s what I want I picked up To Be Loved when I visited Detroit *my bills I need MONEY that s what I want I picked up To Be Loved when I visited Detroit on a business trip I didn t expect too much rom the book as autobiographies are notoriously boring and self aggrandizing I was pleasantly surprised by the book The author Berry was so very candid and even self effacing spending
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It The Man Has SOthe man has SO to be proud of he accomplished a The Last Imaginary Place featew could dream of at a time when being a man of color meant having almost no chance of owning and growing a successful businessThe list of artists who came through Hitsville USA is just staggering Jackie Wilson Smokey Robinson The Temptations Michael Jackson Stevie Wonder Marvin Gaye The Supremes Four Tops Commodores Martha The Vandellas Gladys Knight Mary Wells Frankie Valli and The Pointer Sisters to name just a Not Just Roommates few I must admit that at a time not long ago I thought Motown referred simply to hits produced in Detroit during the 60s 70s I had no idea the Motown brand referred to songs produced by one company one man really who was incredibly talented in spotting and nurturing artists And of course the city was LOADED with amazing artistsAs an aside the book caused me to start watching YouTube video and reading about Jackie Wilson Berry sirst real artist even before Smokey OMG Jackie was incredible amazing such raw energy They called him Mr Excitement and I understand why He had a 4 octive that s right singing range and could make some amazing dance moves Many artists would later incorporate Wilson s singing style Elvis and Cassidy Harte and the Comeback Kid (Outlaw Hartes, footwork James Brown Michael Jackson Reportedly when Presley was asked if Jackie was the black man s Elvis he responded No If anything I m the white version of Jackie WilsonBack to Berry Of course To Be Loved reads like a Who s Who ofolks he knew and associated with But it s not presented in a way that says I m important because I knew important people. With humor Jean-Paul Sartre frankness and touching insight the genius producer behind the Motown sound breaks his silence and sets the record straight.