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How sweet it is, a songwriter's reflections on music, Motown and the mystery of the muse, Lamont Dozier with Scott B. Bomar

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How sweet it is, a songwriter's reflections on music, Motown and the mystery of the muse, Lamont Dozier with Scott B. Bomar
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes discography (pages 277-303) and index
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autobiography
Illustrations
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Index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
How sweet it is
Nature of contents
discographies
Oclc number
1123228489
Responsibility statement
Lamont Dozier with Scott B. Bomar
Sub title
a songwriter's reflections on music, Motown and the mystery of the muse
Summary
As part of Motown's legendary songwriting and production team of Holland-Dozier-Holland, Lamont Dozier is responsible for such classics as "Baby I Need Your Loving", "You Can't Hurry Love, " "Stop! In the Name of Love, " and many more. Dozier takes us behind the scenes of the Motown machine, sharing personal stories of his encounters with icons such as Diana Ross, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, and Berry Gordy. He reveals the moments that inspired some of his timeless songs--and pulls back the curtain on the studio secrets that helped him and his colleagues create "the sound of young America." Having pursued the mystery of songwriting muse for many years, his stories are interwoven with invaluable insights and wisdom on the art and craft of songwriting that will inspire the creative spark in all of us. -- Adapted from back cover
Table Of Contents
Introduction: trying to get around myself -- Going back to my roots -- Nowhere to run -- Bernadette -- I can't help myself -- Someday, someway -- Forever came today -- Come and get these memories -- Deeper & deeper -- You keep me hangin' on -- Run, run, run -- I created a monster -- Where did our love go? -- Give me just a little more time -- In my lonely room -- Slipping away -- I'm in a different world -- Heaven must have sent you -- I just can't walk away -- Anything is possible -- Reflections -- Afterword: Lamont's guiding principles of songwriting -- Appendix A: List of Lamont's charting singles as a songwriter -- Appendix B: List of Lamont Dozier solo albums
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