319 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-306) and index.
"1960s Detroit was a city with a pulse: people were marching in step with Martin Luther King, Jr., dancing in the street with Martha and the Vandellas, facing off with city police. And through it all, Motown provided the beat. This book tells the story of Motown - as both musical style and entrepreneurial phenomenon - and of its intrinsic relationship to the politics and culture of Motor Town, USA"--Publisher.
Introduction: "Can't forget the Motor City" -- "In whose heart there is no song, to him the miles are many and long": Motown and Detroit's great march to freedom -- "Money (that's what I want)": Black capitalism and Black freedom in Detroit -- "Come see about me": Black cultural production in Detroit -- "Afro-American music, without apology": the Motown sound and the politics of Black culture -- "The happening": Detroit 1967 -- "What's going on?" Motown and new Detroit.
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