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Have just purchased "Marvin Gaye The Master 1961-1984" Its a hard back book measuring approx 280 x 280mm.

Its mainly pictoral & features some stunning full page, jaw dropping photos of the man.

Built into the front cover is a 4 set CD anthology.

Produced by Universal Music. There are also seperate boks in same format/series for Stevie Wonder & Dusty Springfield.

Be interested to know of anything similar out there fror other artists.

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Not the same but a similar type of thing, I recently picked up 'Motown: The Golden Years' by Bill Dahl...it's a great book featuring all the Motown artists with great 60's photos. Back section is dedicated to the 'unknown' artists. There's a colour section with photos by Weldon A. McDougal III who many know as one of the 'Harthon' production team. He worked with Motown artists during the late 60's/early 70's.

The one downside to it is the cover is awful (imo)...instead of using some stunning 60's pictures...they've opted for a few of McDougals (casual) 70's pics.

If anyone's interested, the book is published by 'Krause Publications' (www.krause.com)

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Have just purchased "Marvin Gaye The Master 1961-1984" Its a hard back book measuring approx 280 x 280mm.

Its mainly pictoral & features some stunning full page, jaw dropping photos of the man.

Built into the front cover is a 4 set CD anthology.

Produced by Universal Music. There are also seperate boks in same format/series for Stevie Wonder & Dusty Springfield.

Be interested to know of anything similar out there fror other artists.

Got a Marvellettes book and also a Gladys Knight one, both of which I've taken on holiday several times and never got round to reading :hypo:

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Have just purchased "Marvin Gaye The Master 1961-1984" Its a hard back book measuring approx 280 x 280mm.

Its mainly pictoral & features some stunning full page, jaw dropping photos of the man.

Built into the front cover is a 4 set CD anthology.

Produced by Universal Music. There are also seperate boks in same format/series for Stevie Wonder & Dusty Springfield.

Be interested to know of anything similar out there fror other artists.

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Not about Motown in specific, this book digs deeper into the early days of Gamble and Huff and the later Sound of Philadelphia...quite an impressive book that will appeal to many Northern Soul music lovers

Written by Tony Cummings, published by Methuen publishers 1975

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Not about Motown in specific, this book digs deeper into the early days of Gamble and Huff and the later Sound of Philadelphia...quite an impressive book that will appeal to many Northern Soul music lovers

Written by Tony Cummings, published by Methuen publishers 1975

Fantastic book. If anyone has a copy in decent shape I'll buy it from them. Must have spine intact and no wol etc. Cash waiting.

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Fantastic book. If anyone has a copy in decent shape I'll buy it from them. Must have spine intact and no wol etc. Cash waiting.

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Pretty hard these days to locate a copy Dave ..Whats it worth do you think ?

Regards Ian Cunliffe

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Not about Motown in specific, this book digs deeper into the early days of Gamble and Huff and the later Sound of Philadelphia...quite an impressive book that will appeal to many Northern Soul music lovers

Written by Tony Cummings, published by Methuen publishers 1975

Agree with Dave Moore, Fantastic Book!

Read it I don't know how many times from when it first came out (early / mid 70's).

Some Mouthwatering early Record Shop Ads in there too (Val Shively etc.).

Also, thoroughly recommend:-

Chicago Soul - Robert Pruter (Lance, Mayfield, Butler etc - they're all in here!)

Say It One Time For The Brokenhearted - Barney Hoskyns (The Country Soul Bible!)

Sweet Soul Music - Peter Guralnick (Stax and then some!)

Nowhere To Run - Gerry Hirshey (some great interviews etc)

The Record Men - Rich Cohen (Fantastic 'Chess' Related)

:rolleyes:

Sean

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Was given "Heey Baby Days Of beach Music" for my birthday by my family and it really is an awsome thing to own and browse through and a good read, a little heavy to curl up on the sofa with though :wave:

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Brilliant book with some awesome pictures i,m only half way through it , goodness knows

how Greg got that book printed at such low cost its a real collecters piece its defo up there with

the very best in music books and anyone whos thinkin of what to buy at Christmas get that book

you wont be sorry thats for sure.. :rolleyes:

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You got one for sale Ian? If so please email me.

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pm you Dave

Thats a hard book too

RARE MOTOWN & SOUL PRICE GUIDE

BY SIMON SOUSSAN

Took me ages to find a copy..God i wish i could buy some of the 45,s in there at those prices

some great photocopies of rare acetates records pity its in black n white...............

Regards Ian

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Here's a couple more that I have enjoyed:

Gladys Knight - My Life story (between each line of Pain and glory)

Higher Ground - Stevie Wonder, Aretha and Curtis Mayfield and the rise and fall of American soul By Craig Werner

The Soul Stylists - Paoo Hewitt (great book, I read this every 6 months!)

Dream Girl - My life as a supreme - Mary wilson

Mal.C wink.gif

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These are the ones I have:

-"Sweet Soul Music" - Peter Guralnick

-"Soul Music" - Jean-Louis Lamaison (french) (rock & folk)

-"Funk. The Rythm & The People Of The One" - Rickey Vincent

-"Black Music Encyclopedia" - Various writers (Roger Santpierre, et al) (Salamander book)

-"Gu­a esencial del Soul" - Patricia Godes

I have interest to found the one by Terry Cummings and also the more recently published by Johnson ("House On Fire...") as a pathological Phillysound lover as I am...!

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wonderful read ,essential.

BAZ A :huh:

I got my copy from a discount bookseller in Oxford St in the 70's - 30p......there was a whole pile of them - but it's not for sale.

"The Hit Men" is also a great read, although not specifically soul, all about the music business, the mafia, payola etc. Some great stuff in there, and that's where I found out the meaning of JAMF Productions on Calla releases laugh.gif

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I got my copy from a discount bookseller in Oxford St in the 70's - 30p......there was a whole pile of them - but it's not for sale.

"The Hit Men" is also a great read, although not specifically soul, all about the music business, the mafia, payola etc. Some great stuff in there, and that's where I found out the meaning of JAMF Productions on Calla releases laugh.gif

OH YES GOOD STUFF OFF TO DIG OUT MY COPY OF TRICK BABY NOW BEATS THE HELL OUT OF THE DIVICHI CODE EVERY TIME LOL.

BAZ A

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Best book for photos is def the Motown Album with a foreward by Berry Gordy.

Approx 250 photos many of which I've never seen before........candid stuff like photos taken at the Motown picnic mid sixties.

Quite a few in rehearsal room & 'charm school' etc

Lovely stuff thumbsup.gif

ISBN 0-312-04517-4

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try this site for soul book reviews dont think the site has been updated recently??,books also have the isbn numbers included, https://www.localdial.com/users/jsyedu133/S...eview/index.htm

There's also about twenty book reviews on SKM, but again it's not been updated for a while. I'll probably get round to that next week now.

https://www.soulfulkindamusic.net/bookreviews.htm

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A few more

Dream Boogie The Triumph Of Sam Cooke - Peter Guralnick

Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow? Girl Groups From The 50's On - Charlotte Greig

The Soulful Divas - David Nathan

Rhythm & Blues - Lynn Ellis McCutcheon

Curtis Mayfield People Never Give Up - Peter Burns

The Poetry Of Soul - A X Nicholas (Edited By)

Soulville USA The Story Of Stax Records - Rob Bowman

Only The Strong Survive - Memoirs Of A Soul Survivor - Jerry Butler with Earl Smith

Walking To New Orleans - John Broven

I Hear You Knocking - Jeff Hannusch

Right On:From Blues To Soul In Black America - Michael Haralambos

Urban Blues - Charles Keil

The Drifters - Bill Millar

Casino - Dave Shaw

Rhythm And The Blues - Jerry Wexler & David Ritz

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I've read and own a fair few of ones already mentioned, I also own these and highly recommend them, one a really good read and the other is a great reference book.

The Good Read:

Insights on life and love BARRY Love Unlimited WHITE.

Don't be put off, half the book is about how Barry got started in the music business in the 60's and his involvement in Gang life in L.A during that period, yes there's bit's missing but still a great read.

The Reference book:

SAVAGE LOST, Florida Garge Bands The 60's and Beyond, by Jeff Lemlich.

Again don't be put off as it has great coverage of Florida soul labels, with lots of references to matrix numbers and pressing plants.

I got my copy about 10 years back directly off Jeff, as we were both members of the southern soul group at the time, as I'm no longer a member of that group I'm not sure if Jeff's is still on there, but worth checking and contacting him direct if you have trouble finding a copy.

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Have just purchased "Marvin Gaye The Master 1961-1984" Its a hard back book measuring approx 280 x 280mm.

Its mainly pictoral & features some stunning full page, jaw dropping photos of the man.

Built into the front cover is a 4 set CD anthology.

Produced by Universal Music. There are also seperate boks in same format/series for Stevie Wonder & Dusty Springfield.

Be interested to know of anything similar out there fror other artists.

51ENRS7DB5L._AA240_.jpgseen this on amazon looks quite good

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Fantastic book. If anyone has a copy in decent shape I'll buy it from them. Must have spine intact and no wol etc. Cash waiting.

theres one on amazon for £101.05! then again there's another one for £25.

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Here's a couple more that I have enjoyed:

Gladys Knight - My Life story (between each line of Pain and glory)

Higher Ground - Stevie Wonder, Aretha and Curtis Mayfield and the rise and fall of American soul By Craig Werner

The Soul Stylists - Paoo Hewitt (great book, I read this every 6 months!)

Dream Girl - My life as a supreme - Mary wilson

Mal.C :lol:

i've got the soul stylists next in line for a read, i take it its pretty good if you read it so often

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