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By John Swenson
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...
Ain't Too Proud to Beg fills in the blanks and answers the riddles of one of the most renowned soul groups in history. It penetrates the myths and reveals the Temptations as they really were - revealing their personal failings and never-ending dramas unfiltered during their rise to the top...
In the sequel to "Roosevelt's Blues", Guido van Rijn presents an account of the gospel and blues music of the immediate post-war period, concentrating on songs that comment on contemporary political events and issues during a crucial time in the shaping of black consciousness in America.
This is the story of Tamla Mowtown Records, the Detroit hit factory that set the world dancing in the '60s. It presents the stories behind the rise of such all-time great acts as Smokey Robinson, The Supremes, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, The Four Tops, The Temptations and the Jackson 5.