Title: Literary: Randy McNutt
Author: Jason Gargano
The immortal King Records gets another jolt of well-deserved recognition with the publication of King Records of Cincinnati, the latest photo book by South Carolina-based Arcadia Publishing. Randy McNutt has long been immersed in the area’s music scene as both an independent record producer and as the author several music books, including the succinctly titled The Cincinnati Sound. His knowledge of and passion for King Records and its pioneering founder Syd Nathan is apparent in the context-setting captions that accompany the book’s many photos, some of which have never before been published. And while King’s signature act, R&B/Soul master James Brown, gets plenty of space, so do the many other artists that made the Cincinnati-based label such a vital source of music. McNutt and a few King-related guests will discuss the book and the landmark label 7 p.m. Tuesday at Joseph-Beth Booksellers. Free.