SWEET SOUL MUSIC profiles the legendary artistsamong them Sam Cook, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, and Al Greenwho merged gospel and rhythm and blues."The best history of '60s soul music. . . . Sooner or later, it is going to be recognized as a classic; the time to read it is now".Robert Palmer, NEW YORK TIMES. 175 photos.
"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. (LJ 6/1/86) Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.