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Soul & R 'n' B books

See below for a selection of the latest books from Soul & R 'n' B category. Presented with a red border are the Soul & R 'n' B books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading.

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Recently Published

Memphis 68 The Tragedy of Southern Soul by Stuart Cosgrove Memphis 68 The Tragedy of Southern Soul

The second book in Stuart Cosgrove's vibrant trilogy of American soul music, told through the prism of social and civil upheaval
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/10/2017

New Orleans Rhythm and Blues After Katrina Music, Magic and Myth by Michael Urban New Orleans Rhythm and Blues After Katrina Music, Magic and Myth

Music, magic and myth are elements essential to the identities of New Orleans musicians. and membership in the city's musical community entails participation in the myth of New Orleans, breathing new life into its storied traditions.
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/10/2017

Florida Soul by John Capouya Florida Soul

&quote;The story of a state long denied its place in soul capitals. Capouya tells quite a tale, taking us from the legends RC to KC; from Jackie Moore to Sam Moore; to many more. &quote;--Jeffrey M. Lemlich, author of Savage...
Format: eBook - Released: 12/09/2017

I Hear a Symphony Motown and Crossover R&B by J. Andrew Flory I Hear a Symphony Motown and Crossover R&B

Opens new territory in the study of Motown's legacy, arguing that the music of Motown was indelibly shaped by the ideals of Detroit's postwar black middle class; and that Motown's creative personnel participated in an African-American tradition of dialogism in...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/06/2017

I Hear a Symphony Motown and Crossover R&B by J. Andrew Flory I Hear a Symphony Motown and Crossover R&B

Opens new territory in the study of Motown's legacy, arguing that the music of Motown was indelibly shaped by the ideals of Detroit's postwar black middle class; and that Motown's creative personnel participated in an African-American tradition of dialogism in...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/06/2017

The Last Holiday A Memoir by Gil Scott-Heron The Last Holiday A Memoir

'Leave it to Scott-Heron to save some of his best for last . . . He's a real writer, a word man, and [The Last Holiday] is as wriggling and vital in its way as Bob Dylan's Chronicles: Volume One'...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/05/2017

Donny Hathaway's Donny Hathaway Live by Emily J. (University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA) Lordi Donny Hathaway's Donny Hathaway Live
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Using original interviews, archival material, and poetry, this book tells the story of the brutally honest, daringly gorgeous music Hathaway created for Donny Hathaway Live as he battled the onset of paranoid schizophrenia.
Format: Paperback - Released: 20/10/2016

Detroit 67 The Year That Changed Soul by Stuart Cosgrove Detroit 67 The Year That Changed Soul

A turbulent story of soul music, street crime and social rebellion from critically acclaimed writer and broadcaster Stuart Cosgrove
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/10/2016

Coming Soon

Chicano Soul Recordings and History of an American Culture by Ruben Molina Chicano Soul Recordings and History of an American Culture

In 2007, Ruben Molina published the first-ever history of Mexican-American soul and R&B music in his book, Chicano Soul: Recordings and History of an American Culture. Ten years later, Chicano Soul remains an important and oft-referenced study of this vital...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2018

Working For The Man, Playing In The Band My Years with James Brown by Damon Wood, Phil Carson Working For The Man, Playing In The Band My Years with James Brown
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Format: Hardback - Released: 03/05/2018

Memphis 68 The Tragedy of Southern Soul by Stuart Cosgrove Memphis 68 The Tragedy of Southern Soul

In the 1950s and 1960s, Memphis, Tennessee, was the launch pad of musical pioneers such as Aretha Franklin, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Al Green and Isaac Hayes, and by 1968 was a city synonymous with soul music. It was a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/05/2018

Other books in this genre

The There's That Beat! Guide To The Philly Sound Philadelphia Soul Music and its R&B Roots: From Gospel & Bandstand to TSOP by Dave Moore, Jason Thornton The There's That Beat! Guide To The Philly Sound Philadelphia Soul Music and its R&B Roots: From Gospel & Bandstand to TSOP
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Format: Hardback - Released: 09/09/2016

Dreams to Remember Otis Redding, Stax Records, and the Transformation of Southern Soul by Mark Ribowsky Dreams to Remember Otis Redding, Stax Records, and the Transformation of Southern Soul

A soul icon and the southern music he helped popularise come to life in this moving requiem.
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/05/2016

Mary Wells by Peter Benjaminson Mary Wells


Format: Paperback - Released: 01/04/2016

Motown The Sound of Young America by Adam White, Barney Ales Motown The Sound of Young America
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Featuring extensive, specially commissioned photography of treasures gathered from the archives, this title captures the graphic and design iconography which underpinned Motown's extraordinary creativity.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/03/2016

Rhythm and Blues in New Orleans by John Broven Rhythm and Blues in New Orleans

A chronicle of the rise and development of a unique musical form. Inducted into the Blues Foundation's Blues Hall of Fame under its original title Walking to New Orleans, this fascinating history focuses on the music of major R&B artists...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/02/2016

Still So Excited! My Life as a Pointer Sister by Ruth Pointer, Marshall Terrill Still So Excited! My Life as a Pointer Sister
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Format: Hardback - Released: 01/02/2016

New Orleans Rhythm and Blues After Katrina Music, Magic and Myth by Michael Urban New Orleans Rhythm and Blues After Katrina Music, Magic and Myth

Music, magic and myth are elements essential to the identities of New Orleans musicians. and membership in the city's musical community entails participation in the myth of New Orleans, breathing new life into its storied traditions.
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/01/2016

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