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Soul - R&B - Funk


  
A House on Fire
The Rise and Fall of Philadelphia Soul
by John A. Jackson
Hardcover
Retail Price: $9.99 
"If You Don't Know Me By Now," "The Love I Lost," "The Soul Train Theme," "Then Came You," "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now"--the distinctive music that became known as Philly Soul dominated the pop music charts in the 1970s. In  [ more ]

  
R&B (Rhythm & Business)
The Political Economy of Black Music
by Norman Kelley, Editor
Hardcover
Retail Price: $9.99 
Who profits most from the spectacular success of black music? For generations, African-Americans have created and driven varied musical genres: gospel, blues, jazz, r&b, rock & roll, funk, hip hop, and others. Black musical creativity has, in fact, fueled the  [ more ]

  
Standing in the Shadows of Motown
The Life and Music Legendary Bassist James Jamerson with CD (Audio)
by Dr Licks
Paperback
Retail Price: $9.99 
Bassist James Jamerson was the embodiment of the Motown spirit and groove - the invisible entity whose playing inspired thousands. His tumultuous life and musical brilliance are explored in depth through hundreds of interviews, 49 transcribed musical scores, two hours  [ more ]

  
Stevie Wonder
A Musical Guide to the Classic Albums
by Steve Lodder
Paperback
Retail Price: $9.99 
Stevie Wonder, winner of 19 Grammy Awards and a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, is a much-beloved American icon and an indisputable genius not only of soul and rhythm and blues, but also popular music in  [ more ]

  
Sly & the Family Stone
by Dave Marsh
Trade Paperback
Retail Price: $9.99 
There are two kinds of black music: before Sly Stone, and after Sly Stone. He shook the foundations of soul and turned it into a brand-new sound that influenced and liberated musicians as varied as Miles Davis, Stevie Wonder and  [ more ]

  
Songs in the Key of Black Life
A Rhythm and Blues Nation
by Mark Anthony Neal
Trade Paperback
Retail Price: $9.99 
In Songs in the Key of Black Life, acclaimed cultural critic Mark Anthony Neal turns his attention to Rhythm and Blues. He argues that R&B-often dismissed as "just a bunch of love songs," yet the second most popular genre in  [ more ]

  
The Blackwell Guide to Soul Recordings
by Robert Pruter, Editor
Paperback
Retail Price: $9.99 
Each chapter of the Guide provides an essential list of fifteen releases, and a basic list of thirty. The essential releases are those from artists most likely to be recognized by the general public - singers such as James Brown,  [ more ]
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Brother Ray - Ray Charles' Own Story
by David Ritz
Trade Paperback
Retail Price: $9.99 
Ray Charles (1930-2004) led one of the most extraordinary lives of any popular musician. In Brother Ray, he tells his story in an inimitable and unsparing voice, from the chronicle of his musical development to his heroin addiction to his  [ more ]

  
Luther - The Life and Longing of Luther Vandross
by Craig Seymour
Trade Paperback
Retail Price: $9.99 
We at Indigocafe.com mourn the recent passing of one of R&B's greatest. Here is the first-ever in-depth biography of one of the world's most legendary and reclusive music superstars. Written by one of contemporary music's most noted journalists, readers finally get  [ more ]

  
Funk by Dave Thompson
Paperback
Retail Price: $9.99 
Blending '50s R&B and '60s soul with a little rock and roll, funk emerged as one of modern America's most enduring music genres. This book traces funk from its James Brown roots through today's groove with groups like the Red  [ more ]


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