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The Blackwell guide to soul recordings / edited by Robert Pruter.

Contributor(s): Material type: TextTextPublication details: Oxford : Blackwell, 1993.ISBN:
  • 063118595X
Subject(s): DDC classification:
  • 016.781644 20
Contents:
1. Rhythm and Blues / Peter Grendysa -- 2. New York and New Jersey / Wayne Jancik -- 3. Philadelphia / Dan Nooger -- 4. Detroit / Dan Nooger -- 5. Chicago / Robert Pruter -- 6. The South: Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Virginia, Carolinas / Bill Dahl -- 7. The South: Louisiana, Texas, Florida, Mississippi / Jeff Hannusch -- 8. West Coast / Randal C. Hill -- 9. Great Britain and the European Continent / Geoff Brown -- 10. Funk and Later Trends / Geoff Brown.
Summary: Soul music has burgeoned from its origins in the 1950s and 1960s as an offshoot of Rhythm and Blues to become one of the most fundamental parts of popular music and culture. In this book, eight of the world's leading experts on soul music chart, the story of soul music on record, and outline the basis of a collection of the best soul recordings. They answer the questions:. What are the essential recordings that should form the heart of any collection? Where do these discs fit in the history and development of soul? What are the best recordings to supplement and enrich each area of soul? Each of the book's ten chapters suggests a core collection of five to fifteen releases, augmented by up to thirty supplementary selections. Because the development of soul was a regional phenomenon, the chapter focus on key areas where distinctive styles and musicians flourished. There are also sections on the roots of soul, and on its current development into funk and other modern styles.
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Not For Loan Not For Loan College Lane Learning Resources Centre Main Shelves 781.644074 BLA (Browse shelf(Opens below)) Not for loan 4404051933
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Bibliography: p383-387. - Includes index.

1. Rhythm and Blues / Peter Grendysa -- 2. New York and New Jersey / Wayne Jancik -- 3. Philadelphia / Dan Nooger -- 4. Detroit / Dan Nooger -- 5. Chicago / Robert Pruter -- 6. The South: Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Virginia, Carolinas / Bill Dahl -- 7. The South: Louisiana, Texas, Florida, Mississippi / Jeff Hannusch -- 8. West Coast / Randal C. Hill -- 9. Great Britain and the European Continent / Geoff Brown -- 10. Funk and Later Trends / Geoff Brown.

Soul music has burgeoned from its origins in the 1950s and 1960s as an offshoot of Rhythm and Blues to become one of the most fundamental parts of popular music and culture. In this book, eight of the world's leading experts on soul music chart, the story of soul music on record, and outline the basis of a collection of the best soul recordings. They answer the questions:. What are the essential recordings that should form the heart of any collection? Where do these discs fit in the history and development of soul? What are the best recordings to supplement and enrich each area of soul? Each of the book's ten chapters suggests a core collection of five to fifteen releases, augmented by up to thirty supplementary selections. Because the development of soul was a regional phenomenon, the chapter focus on key areas where distinctive styles and musicians flourished. There are also sections on the roots of soul, and on its current development into funk and other modern styles.