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Soul - R&B - Funk


  
Otis Redding - Try a Little Tenderness
by Geoff Brown
Trade Paperback
Retail Price: $9.99 
Otis Redding's definitive southern soul voice resonates down the years as a sound of profound beauty and unfathomable emotional depth. His unique vocal delivery gave Motown's pop artists a run for their money, while his stage presence matched that of  [ more ]

  
I Feel Good - A Memoir of a Life of Soul
by James Brown
Hardcover
Retail Price: $9.99 
James Brown has always been a fascinating, controversial figure. From his humble childhood in Georgia, he went on to change the face of American music with hit after hit on the R&B charts. And while he was a courageous public  [ more ]

  
Curtis Mayfield by Peter Burns
Trade Paperback
Retail Price: $9.99 
In the past forty years, Curtis Mayfield's music and poetry have grown into an impressive and truly individual body of work. His songs of love, peace and understanding have influenced millions of people since his original band, The Impressions, achieved  [ more ]

  
I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You
Aretha Franklin, Respect, and the Making of a Soul Music Masterpiece
by Matt Dobkin
Hardcover
Retail Price: $9.99 
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Mercy, Mercy Me
The Art, Loves and Demons of Marvin Gaye
by Michael Eric Dyson
Trade Paperback
Retail Price: $9.99 
The best-selling Motown artist of all time, Marvin Gaye defined the hopes and shattered dreams of an entire generation. Twenty years after his tragic death-he was shot by his father-his relevance persists because of the indelible mark his outsized talent  [ more ]

  
One Nation Under a Groove
Motown and American Culture
by Gerald Lyn Early
Trade Paperback
Retail Price: $9.99 
Gerald Early, an award-winning music, sports, and popular-culture scholar, brings us a concise study of Motown Records, one of the most famous and successful black-owned businesses in American history, and arguably, the most significant of all American independent record labels.  [ more ]

  
Ladies of Soul by David Freeland
Trade Paperback
Retail Price: $9.99 
American soul music of the 1960s is one of the most creative and influential musical forms of the twentieth century. With its merging of gospel, R&B, country, and blues, soul music succeeded in crossing over from African American culture into  [ more ]

  
The Fabulous Sylvester
The Legend, the Music, the 70s in San Francisco
by Joshua Gamson
Hardcover
Retail Price: $9.99 
Imagine a pied piper with a dazzling falsetto, wearing glittering sequins, and leading the people of the nation to a place called liberation, where nothing was straitlaced or old-fashioned. And everyone was welcome, finally?to come as themselves. This was not  [ more ]

  
Dream Boogie - The Triumph of Sam Cooke
by Peter Guralnick
Hardcover
Retail Price: $9.99 
He was the biggest star in gospel music before he ever crossed over into pop. His first single under his own name, "You Send Me," was an historic success, going to number one on the charts and selling two million  [ more ]

  
Possessed - The Rise and Fall of Prince
by Alex Hahn
Trade Paperback
Retail Price: $9.99 
While a handful of quickie and quasi biographies have been published on Prince, this is the first time he has received full-length, full-scale biographical treatment. Using sources unavailable to others, author Alex Hahn has created a page-turning biography/pop culture history/work  [ more ]


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