Sometimes gritty other times heartfelt, Mickey Stevenson keeps it rated Real. He doesn't sugar coat the rough edges of his real life stories; so the reader essentially rides shotgun, shoulder to shoulder with Stevenson, back in time to the beginnings before Berry Gordy dubbed him The First A&R Man of Motown Records. Mickey shines light on the love, hate and heartbreak embraced and endured by himself and other unsung heroes of Hitsville, USA during an era that spanned race wars and segregation all the way to the infamous Motown 25 and beyond.
The straight truth, no chaser is this; The A&R Man is a behind-the-music page turner that will ignite the senses. Tears will fall, jaws will drop, laughter will escape in unexpected bursts. Not only that, mouths will water at his delectable descriptions of various southern fried cookin' along The Chitlin Circuit, all whilst The Motown Sound that Mickey helped create, floods the inner ear, heart and soul with music that simultaneously brings back his best and most devastating memories of the 50's, 60's 70's and 80's ... and yet, through all of this... the hits just kept on coming!