7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
A well researched, well written book for all music fans.,
By A Customer
This review is from: Soulsville U.S.A: The Story of Stax Records (Hardcover)
Do you like good music?
Sweet soul music?
Then this book is for you.
This book is soul fan's delight!
Rob Bowman had previously written the sleeve notes for all three Stax singles cd box sets and this book is the accumulation of these sleeve notes (each being a book in themselves) and a whole lot more!
Anecdote after anecdote, interview after interview, the book charts the meteoric rise and dramatic decline and eventual bankruptcy of one of the greatest labels of sixties.
Stories on Otis Redding, Sam and Dave, Booker T and the MG's, Issac Hayes, Rufus and Carla Thomas are all in here and an absolute must for any soul fan.
I hasten add, however, that this book is in-depth in places and some may find it one for the anoraks among us (I'll get my pac-a-mac).
But nevertheless, if soul music is your thing, then this book is a great read.