How Sweet It Is

ISBN: 9781947026315

Author: Lamont Dozier    Publisher: Independent Publishers Group

A candid, behind-the-scenes look at the life of a Motown legend—Songwriters and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Lamont Dozier As part of Motown's legendary songwriting and production team, Holland-Dozier-Holland, Lamont Dozier is responsible for such classics as "Baby I Need Your Loving," "You Can't Hurry Love," "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)," "Stop! In the Name of Love," "Heat Wave," "Where Did Our Love Go," "Reach Out I'll Be There," "Come See About Me" and many more. After leaving Motown he continued to make his mark with hits like "Give Me Just a Little More Time," "Band of Gold," and "Two Hearts," a chart-topping Phil Collins single that earned the pair an Academy Award nomination and a Grammy win. In How Sweet It Is, Lamont reveals the moments that inspired some of his timeless songs—and pulls back the curtain on what it was like at Hitsville and he and his colleagues created "the sound of young America." Lamont shares his struggles of growing up in Detroit and navigating an unstable family life to pursue his passion for music. He takes us behind the scenes of the Motown machine, sharing personal stories of his encounters with such icons as Diana Ross, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, and Berry Gordy. He details the rise of own artistic career, his business and legal struggles, and the personal triumphs and tragedies that defined him, both professionally and personally. Though he's racked up more than one hundred Top 10 singles on the Billboard charts, been inducted into both the Songwriters and Rock & Roll Halls of Fame, and been named among Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time," Lamont continues to write music every day. Having pursued the mystery of the songwriting muse for many years, his stories are interwoven with invaluable insights, tips, and wisdom on the art and craft of songwriting that will inspire the creative spark in all of us.

Bind: hardback

Pages: 280

Dimensions: 152 x 228 mm

Publication Date: 15-11-2019

Availability Date: 31-01-2020

Tags: Coming Soon   Biography   Music

$59.99
DUE > 31st Jan 2020
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