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

Paperback | July 1, 1999

byPeter Guralnick

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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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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 m...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 9.25 × 6 × 1.25 inPublished:July 1, 1999

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ISBN - 10:0316332739

ISBN - 13:9780316332736

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