(Krause Publications, 2001)
This was my first book. It was a collaboration with former Motown promo man Weldon A. McDougal III, whose wealth of candid photos of the label’s ‘60s and early ‘70s stars was a major selling point (a 32-page color photo section was included). I wrote bios for every Motown act I could and interviewed many of them for the book, which was laid out in alphabetical format, encyclopedia-style. A history of the label itself preceded the A-to-Z artist bios.