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Don't know about you lot but iam a git for my soul music books especially if they are written by the guys involved in creating the music we love so much. Ive just about finished my latest one its a book by Al Lewis (who you might say) well he is the guy that formed The T S U Tornados and tells the story of the ups and the downs of his life and the music business first hand. The book is called The Hidden Man not long been out so if your like me a reader of these type of books then you must get yourself a copy its brill and an eye opener

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I'm currently reading Motown - The View From The Bottom by Jack Ashford.

 

It's a little lightweight, to be honest, very much "We went here and had a wonderful time, then we went here and had a wonderful time, then...".

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Don't know about you lot but iam a git for my soul music books especially if they are written by the guys involved in creating the music we love so much. Ive just about finished my latest one its a book by Al Lewis (who you might say) well he is the guy that formed The T S U Tornados and tells the story of the ups and the downs of his life and the music business first hand. The book is called The Hidden Man not long been out so if your like me a reader of these type of books then you must get yourself a copy its brill and an eye opener

 

And readily available on Amazon.co.uk!

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hidden-Man-Story-Unfulfilled-Dream/dp/1505582180/

 

Will have to get me a copy of that. Thanks for the tip!  :thumbsup: 

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Yes, hearing the stories from those that made the music - priceless.

 

'Guitars, bar's and Motown superstars' by Dennis Coffey is a good read. He played on loads of Detroit stuff including Ric Tic Al Kent releases etc.

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Not about creating the music but if you want a good laugh see if you can get hold of Do I Love You by Paul McDonald.

 

Funniest book I have ever read.

 

:thumbup:  :thumbup: :thumbup:  

 

I agree, it had me laughing out loud several times, especially when he used the local accent, one bit when they went to this womans flat in Walsall and she referred to her partner "Oi, saft c*nt", it rang so true...

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I have a book called Heat Wave - The Motown Fact Book by David Bianco, massive thick thing featuring all sorts of discographies and personal listings and God knows what, if anyone wants it I'd sell it for £40

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I'm currently reading Motown - The View From The Bottom by Jack Ashford.

 

It's a little lightweight, to be honest, very much "We went here and had a wonderful time, then we went here and had a wonderful time, then...".

 

yes it's not one that I'd recommend unfortunately

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I'm currently reading Motown - The View From The Bottom by Jack Ashford.

 

It's a little lightweight, to be honest, very much "We went here and had a wonderful time, then we went here and had a wonderful time, then...".

 

I was really disappointed with the book.  For all he has done and been involved with there was little substance.

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Don't know about you lot but iam a git for my soul music books especially if they are written by the guys involved in creating the music we love so much. Ive just about finished my latest one its a book by Al Lewis (who you might say) well he is the guy that formed The T S U Tornados and tells the story of the ups and the downs of his life and the music business first hand. The book is called The Hidden Man not long been out so if your like me a reader of these type of books then you must get yourself a copy its brill and an eye opener

 

 

Pleased you enjoyed it Gilly

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I'm currently reading Motown - The View From The Bottom by Jack Ashford.

 

It's a little lightweight, to be honest, very much "We went here and had a wonderful time, then we went here and had a wonderful time, then...".

 

 

yes it's not one that I'd recommend unfortunately

 

 

I was really disappointed with the book.  For all he has done and been involved with there was little substance.

 

Pretty much how I'd describe "My name is Caleb N. Ginyard", the biography of one of the members of the Golden Gate Quartet and other spiritual groups of the day. His childhood years on the rural South are quite informative, but once he gets to the musical adventures the story goes very flat and very matter of fact. Given how trailblazing the group were, I expected so much more.

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