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Sweet Soul Music

£29.99

Product description

A moving narrative that captures the tumult and liberating energy of a nation in transition, Sweet Soul Music is the story of the birth of modern rhythm-and-blues. It provides an intimate portrait of the legendary performers such as Sam Cooke, Ray Charles, James Brown, Solomon Burke, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding and Al Green among them. 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.
This is a fascinating tale of a decade that produced some of the finest music ever.

Peter Guralnick is an American music critic, writer on music, and historian of US American popular music, who is also active as an author and screenwriter. After Guralnick graduated from Boston University in 1971 with a master's degree in creative writing, he began writing books chronicling the history of blues, country, rock and roll and soul.

This book is in good condition, with some signs of wear tear ( bumped corners and some wear to top & bottom of spine cover) . Inside is free from annotations and the pages are in excellent condition with bold print and clear illustrations. The bright and colourful dust jacket is slightly faded showing signs of wear, particularly around the edges. The book itself is bound with green cloth which shows no signs of age. The spine stands out with gilt motif beautifully displaying the author, title and publisher. The binding is firm, with no loose sheets.

Item details

Added value:
1st edition
Author(s):
Guralnick, P.
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
24 x 16 x 4 cm
Edition:
1986
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0060155140
Number of pages:
438
Publisher:
Harper & Row
Title:
Sweet Soul Music

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A moving narrative that captures the tumult and liberating energy of a nation in transition, Sweet Soul Music is the story of the birth of modern rhythm-and-blues. It provides an intimate portrait of the legendary performers such as Sam Cooke, Ray Charles, James Brown, Solomon Burke, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding and Al Green among them. 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.
This is a fascinating tale of a decade that produced some of the finest music ever.

Peter Guralnick is an American music critic, writer on music, and historian of US American popular music, who is also active as an author and screenwriter. After Guralnick graduated from Boston University in 1971 with a master's degree in creative writing, he began writing books chronicling the history of blues, country, rock and roll and soul.

This book is in good condition, with some signs of wear tear ( bumped corners and some wear to top & bottom of spine cover) . Inside is free from annotations and the pages are in excellent condition with bold print and clear illustrations. The bright and colourful dust jacket is slightly faded showing signs of wear, particularly around the edges. The book itself is bound with green cloth which shows no signs of age. The spine stands out with gilt motif beautifully displaying the author, title and publisher. The binding is firm, with no loose sheets.

Added value:
1st edition
Author(s):
Guralnick, P.
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
24 x 16 x 4 cm
Edition:
1986
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0060155140
Number of pages:
438
Publisher:
Harper & Row
Title:
Sweet Soul Music

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