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A definitive book on a great music!,
By A Customer
This review is from: Sweet Soul Music: Rhythm and Blues and the Southern Dream of Freedom (Paperback)
Peter Guralnick is a writer of some of the finest books on American popular Anything he writes is worthy of consideration (including his homage to Elvis, "Last Train To Memphis"). "Sweet Soul Music" is elegantly written, displaying a real passion for the music on every page. It is also about the business and music industry as well as the music itself and it offers fascinating insights into the creation of Atlantic, Stax and the development of the highly influential Muscle Shoals Sound.
It is also painstakingly researched and it was apparently five years in preparation - the research paid dividends and the end product offers a richly detailed history and numerous first person accounts from the people who made it happen. Music and the written word rarely gel as well as this but then writing rarely gets this good! (Excellent archive photos as well! )..
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