Jump to content
  • Sign Up
boogaloo

Soul Books - Chrissy Prezzies

Recommended Posts

Can anyone recommend any books for Christmas presents. I love reading autobiographies of soul artistes and labels. Which ones have you read that you would recommend as a bloody good read. Current ones would be good but are there any old issues worth hunting around for?

Warren Boogaloo

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest

Can anyone recommend any books for Christmas presents. I love reading autobiographies of soul artistes and labels. Which ones have you read that you would recommend as a bloody good read. Current ones would be good but are there any old issues worth hunting around for?

Warren Boogaloo

The late and great Derek Allen, accumulated a huge and interesting collection of "black music" books.

I shall be putting all of them on the site in the first week of December. Most are deleted so you should find something there to grab you.

How about Blues & Soul no 1.!!

We are auctioning this amazing rarity in MINT minus condition this week..finishing in December..with # 2 #3 #4 #5 following closely behind..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Can anyone recommend any books for Christmas presents. I love reading autobiographies of soul artistes and labels. Which ones have you read that you would recommend as a bloody good read. Current ones would be good but are there any old issues worth hunting around for?

Warren Boogaloo

"Upside Your Head: Rhythm & Blues On Central Avenue" by Johnny Otis. A 'must own' as far as I'm concerned. There are always plenty of copies available on Amazon.com, and cheap (although being a book, postage rates are a bit steep). I recently bought one for a pal for a dollar fifty.

I also always recommend another excellent Black Music 'out of print'er - this time a novel, "The Day The Music Died" by Joseph Smith (the real name of the West Coast R & B and Soul man, Sonny Knight). His writing style takes a bit of getting used to, but it's a terrific read once you fall into his rhythm. Again it's something that you can get on Amazon.com for, quite literally, pennies. I bought one for a mate for five cents about a year back!

Other than that, the massive 'History Of Beach Music' book that's just come out looks wonderful. It's called something like "The Days Of Yeeeaaah Baby" - but it apparently weighs a ton, so postage might be prohibitive...

Hope this helps,

TONE :yes:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest Lady Maverick

A friend of mine wrote these books, highly recommended:

http://www.touchofclassicsoul.com/

TOUCH OF CLASSIC SOUL BOOK 1

http://www.amazon.com/Touch-Classic-Soul-L...TF8&s=books

TOUCH OF CLASSIC SOUL BOOK 2

http://www.amazon.com/Original-Marvelettes...TF8&s=books

THE ORIGINAL MARVELETTES-MOTOWN'S MYSTERY GROUP

Another friend of mine was involved with this one:

http://www.amazon.com/Motown-Golden-Years-...TF8&s=books

MOTOWN-THE GOLDEN YEARS

Happy reading! :yes:

post-6621-1163079500_thumb.jpg

post-6621-1163079511_thumb.jpg

post-6621-1163079520_thumb.jpg

post-6621-1163079531_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hows about :

Soulville USA - The story of Stax Records by Rob Bowman

Guitars, Bars and Motown Superstars by Dennis Coffey

Chicago Soul (Music in American Life) by Robert Pruter

A house on fire - The rise and fall of Philadelphia Soul by John Jackson.

Certain that these are still available via Amazon

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest Lady Maverick

Hows about :

Soulville USA - The story of Stax Records by Rob Bowman

Guitars, Bars and Motown Superstars by Dennis Coffey

Chicago Soul (Music in American Life) by Robert Pruter

A house on fire - The rise and fall of Philadelphia Soul by John Jackson.

Certain that these are still available via Amazon

SOULSVILLE isn't unfortunately:

http://www.amazon.com/Soulsville-U-S-Story...TF8&s=books

GUITARS, BARS, AND MOTOWN SUPERSTARS:

http://www.amazon.com/Guitars-Motown-Super...TF8&s=books

CHICAGO SOUL:

http://www.amazon.com/Chicago-Soul-Music-A...TF8&s=books

A HOUSE ON FIRE:

http://www.amazon.com/House-Fire-Rise-Fall...TF8&s=books

post-6621-1163080753_thumb.jpg

post-6621-1163080797_thumb.jpg

post-6621-1163080845_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

"Other than that, the massive 'History Of Beach Music' book that's just come out looks wonderful. It's called something like "The Days Of Yeeeaaah Baby" - but it apparently weighs a ton, so postage might be prohibitive...

Hope this helps,

TONE :rolleyes:

Just had some quotes from him....

Hi,

Sorry to take so long getting back to you but finally, here are the options to ship to you including the book:

Within 1 week $126.00 U.S.

Within 2 weeks $120.00 U.S.

Within 6 weeks $ $100.00 U.S.

Wecan ship as early as tomorrow, November 3

Regards,

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Can anyone recommend any books for Christmas presents. I love reading autobiographies of soul artistes and labels. Which ones have you read that you would recommend as a bloody good read. Current ones would be good but are there any old issues worth hunting around for?

Warren Boogaloo

.............errrrrrrrrrrr just one thing Warren, shouldn't the title of the thread read "Chrissie" prezzies, you would think you would be able to spell my name by now :rolleyes:

QoFxx

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Comment now!

Comments are members only

Sign Up

Join Soul Source - Free & easy!

Sign up now!

Sign in

Sign in here.

Sign in now!

Adverts



×

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.