‘Women of Motown’ author will sign books
Author and former Detroit News music writer and columnist Susan Whitall has dug deep into the lives and musical careers of the biggest rhythm and blues divas of the past and reveals the secrets in the second edition of her book, “Women of Motown: An Oral History.” The stories are fun and exciting, giving the history of the record label that took many of these young ladies from the Brewster Projects to the White House. The second edition of “Women of Motown” includes new chapters and info.
“I added a new chapter on Janie Bradford, who co-wrote “Money” and other songs while she was head secretary at Motown,” says Susan. “It’s very interesting, because Janie really speaks her mind.”
The book tells the story from the beginning with Mable John all the way up to the fabulous Supremes after Diana took off for superstardom. The stories are humorous, dishy and highly detailed.
Susan will be signing “Women of Motown” in the early afternoon of Oct. 20 at the St. Regis Hotel, when 300 Detroit soul-loving Brits will party in Detroit at “Detroit A Go-Go,” a celebration of rhythm and blues music. Other venues Detroit A Go Go is happening are Bert’s in the Market and the Motown Museum. Signed copies of the book are also available at The Book Beat in Oak Park.