All Music Guide to Soul. The Definitive Guide to R&B and Soul - Ed. Vladimir Bogdanov et al
This comprehensive guide is a must-have for the legions of fans of the perennially popular music known as rhythm and blues. The latest in the definitive All Music Guide series, All Music Guide to Soul offers entertaining and informative reviews that lead readers to the best recordings by their favorite artists and help them find new music to explore. Informative biographies, essays, and "music maps" trace soul's growth from its roots in blues and gospel and its flowering in Memphis and Motown to its many branches today. Complete discographies note bootlegs, important out-of-print albums, and import-only releases (paperback, new).