The 40 Best Books of 2016

Motown: The Sound of Young America, Adam White and Barney Ales (Thames & Hudson)
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Motown: The Sound of Young America, Adam White and Barney Ales (Thames & Hudson)

Ain’t nothing like the real thing, especially when it comes to rhythm and blues. In this beautifully illustrated history of the record label that changed American music, journalist White and former Motown president Ales present a wonderful tribute to the label that gave us Smokey Robinson, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, and so many more.

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