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All Music Guide to Soul: The Definitive Guide to R&B and Soul Paperback – August 1, 2003
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I had ordered this book years before my R&B collecting drought began (like, 2009 or something) and because of its huge size was too intimidated to utilize it. I recently came back to it after getting tired of web sites that gave the same ol' artists and recordings I was already familiar with. Right from the start of my usage of this book I was making purchases of recordings that fit right in with my collection and widened its scope of what the music of the 60's/70's was all about. Because of this book the amount of purchases of great recordings and the familiarization artists from that era previously unfamilar or little known (which would make them "new" to me) has increased my enjoyment of R&B music listening immeasurably. It's now the go-to book for me when I feel a yearning for something new (yet truly old school) to add to my collection.
I believe that any person that purchases and then utilizes this book in regards to collecting R&B music will be greatly rewarded, collection and music listening wise. This book proved to me something that I always thought was so; there's plenty of great recordings left for me to discover from my day (70's) and I believe that anyone purchasing it will feel the same about their target eras (if you have one) or else their style and/or preference of R&B. Last but not least, it also makes great historical reading.
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i don't know how i missed this book, but i have it now. Great advice!Published 12 months ago by richard hall
Love this book and refer to it often. I can't believe I was ever able to afford this back in the day, but I will never get rid of it. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Annointed & Obscure
this is a great book,anything u ever wanted to know about any r&b singer,group,that ever created u will find in this book.Published on March 3, 2010 by Elray L. Glover