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Icons of R&B and Soul

An Encyclopedia Of The Artists Who Revolutionized Rhythm

By Bob Gulla

Drawn from a mosaic of influences, including folk, gospel, and blues, R&B represents both everything that came before and nothing that was heard before. This is the music that bridged the gap between audiences and helped, at the very height of racism in America, to dismantle racial barriers. So much of today's music is derived directly from the highly influential and critically important sounds of R&B that without it we would have never known the classic soul of the late '50s and '60s, the glory days of the genre. Similarly, rock n' roll as seen through the eyes of Bill Haley and Elvis Presley would have never evolved without the foundation laid by their R&B predecessors. Through substantial entries on the chief architects and innovators, Icons of R&B and Soul offers a vibrant overview of the music's impact in American culture and how it reflected contemporary society's politics, trends, and social issues.

Numerous sidebars highlight Motown, prominent record labels, hit songs, related singers and songwriters, key events, and significant aspects of the music industry. Also included is a list of important print and Web resources, as well as a list of selected recordings. An essential reference for high school and public libraries, this encyclopedia will help students explore the historical and cultural framework of R&B and soul music through the musicians who have come to define the genre. Among the featured: -Ray Charles -Little Richard -Fats Domino & New Orleans R&B -Ruth Brown -Sam Cooke -Etta James -James Brown -Aretha Franklin -The Supremes -Otis Redding -Ike & Tina Turner -Curtis Mayfield -Berry Gordy -Stevie Wonder -Marvin Gaye -Smokey Robinson -The Temptations -Prince

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Book

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Publish Date

2008

ISBN

9780313340444


Format: Book
Author: Gulla, Bob
Title: Icons of R&B and soul : an encyclopedia of the artists who revolutionized rhythm / Bob Gulla.
Publisher Date: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2008.
Subject: African Americans -- Music -- History and criticism Rhythm and blues music -- History and criticism Soul music -- History and criticism Rhythm and blues musicians -- United States. Soul musicians -- United States.
Isbn: 9780313340444 (set : alk. paper) 0313340447 (set : alk. paper) 9780313340451 (vol. 1 : alk. paper) 0313340455 (vol. 1 : alk. paper) 9780313340468 (vol. 2 : alk. paper) 0313340463 (vol. 2 : alk. paper)
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Format: Book
Author: Gulla, Bob
Title: Icons of R&B and soul : an encyclopedia of the artists who revolutionized rhythm / Bob Gulla.
Publisher, Date: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2008.
Description: 2 v. (xxiv, 527 p.) : ill. ; 27 cm.
Series: Greenwood icons
Series: Greenwood icons
Subjects: African Americans -- Music -- History and criticism
Subjects: Rhythm and blues music -- History and criticism
Subjects: Soul music -- History and criticism
Subjects: Rhythm and blues musicians -- United States.
Subjects: Soul musicians -- United States.
Other Title: Icons of R and B and soul
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. [501]-509) and index.
Contents: v. 1. Ray Charles ; Little Richard ; Fats Domino ; Ruth Brown ; LaVern Baker ; Sam Cooke ; Jackie Wilson ; Etta James ; Ike and Tina Turner ; The Isley Brothers ; James Brown / by Andy Schwartz ; Curtis Mayfield -- v. 2. Smokey Robinson and the Miracles ; The Temptations ; The Supremes ; Stevie Wonder / by Jesse Jarnow ; Marvin Gaye ; Dusty Springfield ; Aretha Franklin ; Otis Redding ; Sly and the Family Stone ; George Clinton ; Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff, and Thom Bell ; Prince / by Jesse Jarnow.
LCCN: 2007040518
ISBN: 9780313340444 (set : alk. paper)
ISBN: 0313340447 (set : alk. paper)
ISBN: 9780313340451 (vol. 1 : alk. paper)
ISBN: 0313340455 (vol. 1 : alk. paper)
ISBN: 9780313340468 (vol. 2 : alk. paper)
ISBN: 0313340463 (vol. 2 : alk. paper)
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Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: 781.643092396073 Gul