Dancing in the Street
by Martha and the Vandellas
This book is an open and, in places, painful account of Reeves' career. She explores her early years at Motown, her feelings about Berry Gordy, her rivalry with Diana Ross, and her drug addiction.
George Mason University professor Smith explores the rise of Motown and its connections to the local black community and evolving civil rights movement. Smith paints a critical portrait of Motown founder Gordy, summed up in his 1972 decision to transfer his Detroit enterprise to Hollywood.