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In the sixties, Berry Gordy’s Motown label totally revolutionised black music, causing seismic shifts that transformed the entire pop world. With its own studios, in-house producers, in-house songwriting teams and the great house band, the Motown hitmaking machine became synonymous with smooth, melodic soul, what Berry called “The Sound of Young America,” and made stars of Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Michael Jackson and The Supremes. As well as profiles of all the major artists in the Motown roster, and label supremo Gordy himself, Calling Out features in-depth articles on the legendary hit factory songwriting partnerships such as Holland-Dozier-Holland, portraits of key musicians like James Jamerson and interviews with many behind-the-scenes players. It also includes essays on the sociological impact of the label on sixties’ America, Motown and civil rights and the much derided Charm school, where blues and gospel singers learnt to behave in a way that would appeal to “good white folks.” Contributors include top critics like Dave Marsh, Geri Hirshey, Richard Williams and John Rockwell.