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Adam White is the author of Motown: The Sound of Young America, with Barney Ales, and has written about music, the music industry and Motown for more than 40 years. Read his Motown blog here. Adam is a former editor-in-chief of Billboard, and co-author of The Billboard Book of No.1 Rhythm & Blues Hits. His work has been Grammy-nominated, and his voice has been sampled by Public Enemy. 

 

Listen here to a soundtrack for Motown: The Sound Of Young America and for some of its stories

 

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