Skip to Content


Rhythm Ride: A Road Trip Through the Motown Sound


Author: Andrea Davis  PINKNEY
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
Subject/Category:  5-8
Year Reviewed:: 2016
ISBN: 9781596439733
Review: In the early 1960's, black musicians would earn only a fraction of what the music companies were making off their songs. Berry Gordy's frustration with this experience resulted in his founding of Motown in Detroit. With the help of a family loan, Berry started signing black singers and song writers from the Detroit area and giving them a fair share of the profits. This trip through the decades of Motown offers a glimpse of the early years for some of the famous singers and groups that reaped the benefits, such as The Temptations, Smokey Robinson, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, and Michael Jackson.

Embed This Page (x)

Select and copy this code to your clipboard