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

ISBN13: 9780316332736
Release Date: July 1st 1999
Published by: Back Bay Books
Pages: 384

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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