hi. there's an excellent book that focuses purely on "What's Goin On" as opposed to
Marvin's whole life.
it doesn't go into that much detail about the recording as such
(ie what preamps/mics etc) but it is an excellent read.
it can be found here:
although not strictly about What's Goin On - more about the Motown sound in general is the
excellent documentary "Standing In The Shadows of Motown".
it's the story of the
motown rhythm section and their quest for acknowledgement on the part they played in the
it has extensive footage and interviews about the recording
procedure/technique etc. (basically, everything recorded live, direct to 4 track i
think..) all done in a pokey little studio with little separation...
be found here: amazon link
Edited by Samurai Jack (28/06/05 11:06 AM)