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Ain't No Mountain High Enough Analysis

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on 18 December 2013

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Transcript of Ain't No Mountain High Enough Analysis

Ain't No Mountain High Enough (Motown Background Analysis)
Storyline:
The song lyrics reflect the culture of the Motown era (1970s).
This song uses the contraction
ain't as a word.
The song uses places of nature
to describe the situations
whether or not it was high or
low enough.
Economics:
Politics & Laws:
Language:

Values:
This song is based on a true story that takes place in Alexandria, Virginia. This town was heavily dealt with racism and at this point of history, the schools were being integrated. Many of the town folks were upset with having others with different racial backgrounds to attend the same school as their child. This song tells a story, a remembrance, of losing his love and journey with dealing with racism.
Historical Significance:
Main Message:
The main message of the song was mainly to overcome racism and that agreement was achieved to eradicated some racism throughout schools and other places.
Motown:
Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
Work Cited:
This song support and revoke cultural values during the Motown era. It supported the racial integration of schools and it also revoked to back down from being segregated in schools.
This song was written during the Motown era, which was the 1959-1972 in Detroit.
Segregation and integrations of schools and public places were the issues of the day and it impacted the daily lives of all races.
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It is a American record company that was founded by Berry Gordy Jr. in 1959. Motown is a combination of two words, motor and town and is also a nickname for Detroit, Michigan. Motown played a great role in the racial integration of music. Motown can be found in New York City; relocated by The Island Def Jam Music Group.
This song reflect certain rules of society such
as it supported school integration and it revoked the laws "separate but equal".
Kent State shooting happened on May 4 and students were protesting against the Cambodian Campaign from Nixon.
During this time there was an oil crisis in the 1970s. Inflation, a persistent increase in the general price level of goods and services in an economy over a period of time, was rising fast and the economy was getting bad.
Throughout the song it kept saying that no matter how "high enough" or "low enough" thing were he "will be there in a hurry" to help in whatever the situation was.
In song, there was struggle to help his love one and the situations that was going on around them.
The End
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