Soul & R 'n' B

    Respect: The Life of Aretha Franklin

    By David Ritz

    Paperback £11.45

    The definitive biography of the Queen of Soul from acclaimed music writer David Ritz.

    Easy Riders, Rolling Stones: On the Road in America, from Delta Blues to 70s Rock

    By John Scanlan

    Paperback £11.43

    Easy Riders, Rolling Stones delves into the history of twentieth-century American popular music to explore the emergence of 'road music'.

    Dreams to Remember: Otis Redding, Stax Records, and the Transformation of Southern Soul

    By Mark Ribowsky

    Hardback Save £3.04 = £18.95

    A soul icon and the southern music he helped popularise come to life in this moving requiem.

    Detroit 67

    By Stuart Cosgrove

    Paperback £13.26

    To the Ends of the Earth: Northern Soul and Southern Nights in Western Australia

    By Paul Mercieca

    Hardback Save £12.72 = £25.23

    Northern Soul is a cultural phenomenon twice removed from its original source in Britain in the late 1960s. By giving voice to the members of this scene, this book explores theories about how identity and cultural literacy evolve through engagement with popular culture.

    New Atlantis: Musicians Battle for the Survival of New Orleans

    By John Swenson

    Paperback Save £2.34 = £9.65

    Packed with indelible portraits of individual artists and informed by John Swenson's encyclopedic knowledge of the city's unique and varied music scene, New Atlantis is a stirring chronicle of the valiant efforts to preserve the culture that gives New Orleans its grace and magic. The book follows some of New...

    Soul Unsung: Reflections on the Band in Black Popular Music

    By Kevin Le Gendre

    Hardback Save £7.54 = £17.46

    In Soul Unsung Le Gendre celebrates the contribution of players of instruments to soul. He analyses the inspiring creativity and imagination that several generations of musicians have brought to black pop, and highlights how they have broadened its sound canvas by adopting unusual stylistic approaches and embracing the latest technology.

    Vocal and Stage Essentials for the Aspiring Female R&B Singer: A Guide to Technique, Performance, and Musicianship

    By Terri Brinegar

    Paperback Save £4.34 = £12.65

    Many of young women who come to Terri Brinegar for vocal lessons aspire to be a professional R and B and pop singer. Often, they know little of what is actually involved. This book and its accompanying CD presents a fresh approach to vocal technique, musicianship, gigging, working with a...

    You Send Me: The Life and Times of Sam Cooke

    By Cliff White

    Paperback Save £3.54 = £11.45

    When Sam Cooke was shot dead in a cheap motel in Hollywood, he was one of America's most successful pop stars. This biography follows Cooke's life in a racist America where his voice was one of the first to reach beyond the segregated audiences and command a white following, Cooke...

    New Atlantis: Musicians Battle for the Survival of New Orleans

    By John Swenson

    Hardback Save £4.74 = £13.25

    At its most intimate, music heals our emotional wounds and inspires us; at its most public, it unites people across cultural boundaries. But can it rebuild a city? Renowned music writer John Swenson asks that question with New Atlantis: Musicians Battle for the Survival of New Orleans, a story about...

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