Sweet Soul Music: Rhythm and Blues and the Southern Dream of Freedom

Sweet Soul Music: Rhythm and Blues and the Southern Dream of Freedom

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by Peter Guralnick, Bauer, Peter Gurainick
     
 

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A gripping narrative that captures the tumult and liberating energy of a nation in transition, Sweet Soul Music is an intimate portrait of the legendary performers—Sam Cooke, Ray Charles, James Brown, Solomon Burke, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, and Al Green among them—who merged gospel and rhythm and blues to create Southern soul music. Through

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A gripping narrative that captures the tumult and liberating energy of a nation in transition, Sweet Soul Music is an intimate portrait of the legendary performers—Sam Cooke, Ray Charles, James Brown, Solomon Burke, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, and Al Green among them—who merged gospel and rhythm and blues to create Southern soul music. Through rare interviews and with unique insight, Peter Guralnick tells the definitive story of the songs that inspired a generation and forever changed the sound of American music.

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Library Journal
"A definitive chronicle of one of the great creative periods in American pop history," said LJ's reviewer of this 1986 volume, which tracks the rise and fall of a collaboration of white and black musicians, songwriters, and singers from the 1950s to its peak and disintegration a decade later. (LJ 6/1/86) Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9780316332736
Publisher:
Little, Brown and Company
Publication date:
07/01/1999
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
350,118
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.25(d)

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