Sweet Soul Music

Sweet Soul Music

Rhythm and Blues and the Southern Dream of Freedom

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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Genre: Nonfiction / Music / Genres & Styles / Blues

On Sale: December 20th 2012

Price: $12.99

Page Count: 384

ISBN-13: 9780316206754

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Praise

"The best history of '60s soul music anyone has written or is likely to writer, but it is much more than that....A classic."—Robert Palmer, New York Times
"A welcome exploration of one of the richest veins in American popular culture....It is Peter Guralnick's considerable accomplishment...to have compellingly recalled this movement, with all its glories, eccentricities, and spiky contradictions....This is a terrific read and an important book."—David Armstrong, San Francisco Examiner
"The definitive history....Guralnick makes his point without preaching....Sweet Soul Music is at once a scholarly work and a whole lotta fun."—Daniel Brogan, Chicago Tribune
"Buy this book! In years to come it will seem like a bargain compared with all the wonderful records which you will have to buy after reading the vivid accounts of Sweet Soul Music."—Elvis Costello