See hundreds of never before seen photos in a new history of Motown Records

There are a lot of ways to tell the history of the Motown record label. In a new book, author Adam White uses hundreds of photos- many never previously made public- to tell the behind-the-scenes story of the business side of the label. White spoke with WDET’s Amanda LeClaire about working with former Motown President Barney Ales to create the book.



The Gordys and the Aleses in Detroit during the early 60s. Photo courtesy of Barney Ales.




  • Amanda LeClaire is Host of CultureShift and is a founding producer of both of WDET's locally-produced daily shows. She's been involved in radio and the arts in Detroit for over a decade.