Sweet Soul Music: Rhythm and Blues and the Southern Dream of Freedom
DescriptionA 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.
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About the Author
Rick Hall was born to a family of sharecroppers in Tishomingo County, Mississippi, and was raised in Franklin County, Alabama. He went on to become a record producer, songwriter, music publisher, and musician and is best known as the proprietor of the legendary FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama.