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I Hear a Symphony Motown and Crossover R&B

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ISBN-10: 0472036866

ISBN-13: 9780472036868

Edition: 2017

Authors: Andrew Flory

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I Hear a Symphony opens new territory in the study of Motown's legacy, arguing that the music of Motown was indelibly shaped by the ideals of Detroit's postwar black middle class; that Motown's creative personnel participated in an African-American tradition of dialogism in rhythm and blues while developing the famous "Motown Sound." Throughout the book, Flory focuses on the central importance of "crossover" to the Motown story; first as a key concept in the company's efforts to reach across American commercial markets, then as a means to extend influence internationally, and finally as a way to expand the brand beyond strictly musical products. Flory's work reveals the richness of the…    
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Book details

List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2017
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publication date: 5/30/2017
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 344
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.10" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Andy Flory (Carleton College), a Motown expert, assisted John Covach at UNC Chapel Hill in teaching one of the largest rock history courses in the world. Flory has witnessed the textbook's development--from conception through two published editions--and he has taught rock history to several hundred students in large lecture halls, online sections, and small sections at Carleton. He brings to this edition close consultation with Covach, classroom experience, emerging professional credentials, and youthful vigor.