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

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

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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316332736
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 07/01/1999
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 370,277
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.12(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Soul Serenade 1(20)
Prologue to Soul: Sam Cooke, Ray Charles, and the Business of Music
King Solomon: The Throne in Exile
Beginnings: Stax
Otis Redding
Stax: The Golden Years
Fame and Muscle Shoals
Papa's Got a Brand New Bag
The Soul Clan
The Other Side of Memphis
Stax Goes to Europe/The Big O Comes Home: Triumph and Tragedy
Aretha Arrives
The Death of the Dream
Epilogue: Time Has Brought About a Change
General Bibliography 406(9)
Selected Discorgraphy 415(16)
Index 431

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Sweet Soul Music: Rhythm and Blues and the Southern Dream of Freedom 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
mattyB on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Best book about classic soul music you are like to find.
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