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Gil Scott-Heron: Pieces of a Man

by Marcus Baram

Best known for his 1970 polemic "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised," Gil Scott-Heron was a musical icon who defied characterization. He tantalized audiences with his charismatic stage presence, and his biting,...


I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You

by Matt Dobkin & Nikki Giovanni

I Never Loved a Man the Way I Loved You: Aretha Franklin, Respect, and the Making of a Soul Music Masterpiece presents the remarkable story of how The Queen of Soul created what Rolling Stone called "the greatest...


Soul Train

by Questlove

From Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson of the award-winning hip-hop group the Roots, comes this vibrant book commemorating the legacy of Soul Train—the cultural phenomenon that launched the careers of artists such...


The Hippest Trip in America

by Nelson George

An authoritative history of the groundbreaking syndicated television show that has become an icon of American pop culture, from acclaimed author and filmmaker Nelson George, “the most accomplished black music...


Memphis Mayhem

by David A. Less

Memphis gave birth to music that changed the world ? Memphis Mayhem is a fascinating history of how music and culture collided to change the state of music forever

?David Less has captured the essence of the...


Soulless

by Jim Derogatis

The essential account of R. Kelly’s actions and their consequences, a reckoning two decades in the making

 

In November 2000, Chicago journalist and music critic Jim DeRogatis received an anonymous fax that...


Prince and the Purple Rain Era Studio Sessions

by Duane Tudahl & Questlove

Featuring even more groundbreaking, never-before-heard stories, the expanded edition of Duane Tudahl's book pulls back the paisley curtain to reveal the untold story of Prince’s rise from cult favorite to...


The Bbsat's Level Ii : Baby Boomers Soul Aptitude Test

by Anthony C. Davis

OK, break out your microphones (or hair brushes) and start singing to these test and quizzes. For this second level of the test we have included 100 main questions, over twenty smaller quizzes, that are broken...


One Week Gig

by Rufus Jr. Curry Jr.

Fiction / Romance / Adult

Caught in the crossfire between justification and knowing, Chapman Sweet, Jr. works to untangle the present mess he finds his life in. Surrounded by a smorgasbord of feminine opportunities...


Prince and the Purple Rain Era Studio Sessions

by Duane Tudahl & Questlove

Featuring groundbreaking, never-before-heard stories, Duane Tudahl pulls back the paisley curtain to reveal the untold story of Prince’s rise from cult favorite to the biggest rock star on the planet.

His journey...


Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings

by Steve Sullivan & Dave Marsh

Volumes 3 and 4 of the The Encyclopedia of More Great Popular Song Recordings provides the stories behind approximately 1,700 more of the greatest song recordings in the history of the music industry, from 1890...


Zayn

by Sarah Oliver

Zayn Malik shocked the world in 2015 when he left One Direction. When the biggest boy band on the planet formed in 2010, few could have expected the furor this would cause! Follow Zayn from his childhood to...


Sam Smith

by Joe Allan

Sam Smith's debut album, In the Lonely Hour, sold four million copies and won four 2015 Grammy awards. In 2016, he won an Oscar for Best Original Song. The young, soulful singer has massive crossover appeal,...


Country Soul

by Charles L. Hughes

In the sound of the 1960s and 1970s, nothing symbolized the rift between black and white America better than the seemingly divided genres of country and soul. Yet the music emerged from the same songwriters,...


Motown Artist by Artist: A Compilation of the 100 Greatest Motown Artists

by Pat Morgan

In 1959 Berry Gordy Jr., a high school dropout, former boxer and record store owner, founded the Motown record label in Detroit. The company name, which played on the city's proud tradition of car manufacture,...


In the Midnight Hour

Heaven's Promise

by Paolo Hewitt

Description London, 1988, and the winds of change are blowing through the city, kicking up a storm. A gal pregnant and a DJ running for cover. The birth of the e generation and a race riot erupting. The Sheriff...