"A definitive chronicle of one of the great creative periods in American pop history," said LJ's reviewer of this 1986 volume, which tracks the rise and fall of a collaboration of white and black musicians, songwriters, and singers from the 1950s to its peak and disintegration a decade later.
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Peter Guralnick has written extensively on American music and musicians. His books include: the prize-winning two-volume Elvis Presley biography Last Train to Memphis and Careless Love; the acclaimed trilogy on American roots music, Sweet Soul Music, Lost Highway, and Feel Like Going Home; the biographical inquiry Searching for Robert Johnson; and the novel Nighthawk Blues. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
comprehensive history, written with passion for the people and the musicPublished 2 months ago by Jones
A classic historical and personal exploration of Soul Music.
And to think that we used to have popular music like this.
Peter Guralnick is a great writer.
I own every Guralnick music book in print and I don't lend them out. I'll buy a copy for a friend but never give up custody of my copy. He's that good. Read morePublished 18 months ago by RB
I think this book is an awesome is an awesome review of southern soul music. It is written in a way that is not slow or boring in my opinion. Loved it!Published 20 months ago by Pete A.
I'm not finished yet but I love this book. If you like reading abut the story behind the music, then this is the book for you. Read morePublished on April 9, 2013 by missann
How did this moment in time happen? What is the beginning of Stax? The origins of the Memphis sound in a thoroughly segregated city--the horn section, Booker T and the MGs, through... Read morePublished on March 6, 2013 by Erika Stephens
Sweet Soul Music is the final volume in Peter Guralnick's American roots music trilogy (other volumes are Feel Like Going Home and Lost Highway), and is by far the most cohesive of... Read morePublished on May 14, 2012 by Tammany Hall