Sweet Soul Music (Paperback)

Rhythm and Blues and the Southern Dream of Freedom

By Peter Guralnick

Back Bay Books, 9780316332736, 384pp.

Publication Date: July 1, 1999

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Description

A gripping narrative that captures the tumult and liberating energy of a nation in transition, Sweet Soul Music is an intimate portrait of the legendary performers--Sam Cooke, Ray Charles, James Brown, Solomon Burke, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, and Al Green among them--who merged gospel and rhythm and blues to create Southern soul music. Through rare interviews and with unique insight, Peter Guralnick tells the definitive story of the songs that inspired a generation and forever changed the sound of American music.