Spinning Around. A History of the Soul LP. Volume 1: A-K - John Lias
Spanning a period of 30 years or so, this is the first book of its type to undertake a comprehensive overview of soul music expressed over the length of a long player. It is the first of two volumes which will list and review thousands of albums in the genre, covering artists as diverse as James Brown, The Fifth Dimension, Roberta Flack, Marvin Gaye and Kool and the Gang. More obscure artists are also discussed including Anacostia, Sam Baker, Bill Coday, General Crook, Norman Feels, Sandra Feva, Impact and Charlie Jones (hardback, new).