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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

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: 28/06/2017

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: 28/06/2017

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' New York...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/05/2017

Young Soul Rebels A Personal History of Northern Soul by Stuart Cosgrove Young Soul Rebels A Personal History of Northern Soul

B-Format edition of the bestselling Young Soul Rebels
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/03/2017

Donny Hathaway's Donny Hathaway Live by Emily J. Lordi Donny Hathaway's Donny Hathaway Live

Using original interviews, archival material, and poetry, this book tells the story of the brutally honest, daringly gorgeous music Hathaway created for <i>Donny Hathaway Live</i> 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

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

Coming Soon

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

Relying on 56 open-ended interviews with members of the musical community in New Orleans, Michael Urban shows how the pleasure of participation in this storied assemblage outweighs commercial considerations. Music making and personal lives move in tandem, each reflecting an...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/10/2017

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

Other books in this genre

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

Rhythm and Blues in New Orleans is a comprehensive history documenting the rise and development of a unique musical form. Originally published in Great Britain under the title Walking to New Orleans, this revised edition has more than 100 new...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/03/2016

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: 01/03/2016

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

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: Hardback - Released: 01/06/2015

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


Format: Paperback - Released: 31/03/2015

George Clinton and the Cosmic Odyssey of the P-Funk Empire by Kris Needs George Clinton and the Cosmic Odyssey of the P-Funk Empire

The first in-depth biography of one of music's most fascinating, colourful and innovative characters. The definitive history of the last of the black music pioneers.
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/06/2014

Louis Jordan by Stephen Koch Louis Jordan

Though you may not know the man, you probably know his music. Arkansas-born Louis Jordan's songs like &quote;Baby, It's Cold Outside,&quote; &quote;Caldonia&quote; and &quote;Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens&quote; can still be heard today, decades since Jordan ruled the charts....
Format: eBook - Released: 18/03/2014

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