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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.

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