Sweet Soul Music: Rhythm and Blues and the Southern Dream of Freedom

by Peter Guralnick (Author)

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.

Book details

Publication date
December 20, 2012
Paper ISBN
File size
24.1 MB