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Book Title: Sweet Soul Music: Il rhythm'n'blues e l'emancipazione dei neri d'America|
The author of the book: Peter Guralnick
ISBN 13: 9788862310581
Date of issue: 2009
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Soul Music non è soltanto la fortunata definizione di un genere musicale anni '60, ma un diverso modo di intendere la canzone e la comunicazione col pubblico da parte degli artisti neri. Negli ultimi anni il soul e la sua favolosa cultura sono tornati in auge e hanno offerto lo spunto a Peter Guralnick per una storia della Black Music nei suoi anni d'oro. Guralnick fa risalire il Soul agli anni Cinquanta, a Ray Charles e alla sua "rivoluzione copernicana" della musica nera. Di lì muove per una storia musicale e sociale che coinvolge Sam Cooke e Otis Redding, Aretha Franklin e James Brown, gli uomini della Motown, della Stax e quelli dei mitici studi di registrazione Muscle Shoals
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Read information about the authorPeter Guralnick is an American music critic, writer on music, and historian of US American popular music, who is also active as an author and screenwriter. He has been married for over 45 years to Alexandra. He has a son and daughter, Jacob and Nina.
Guralnick's first two books, Almost Grown (1964) and Mister Downchild (1967), were short story collections published by Larry Stark, whose small press in Cambridge, Larry Stark Press, was devoted to stories and poems. Mona Dickson, writing in MIT's The Tech (May 13, 1964) gave Almost Grown a favorable review.
After Guralnick graduated from Boston University in 1971 with a master's degree in creative writing, he began writing books chronicling the history of blues, country, rock and roll and soul.
His two-volume biography of Elvis Presley, Last Train to Memphis in 1994, followed by Careless Love in 1999, placed the story of Presley's career into a rise and fall arc. Encompassing more than 1,300 pages (including 1,150 pages of text), the work countered earlier biographies such as Albert Goldman's Elvis from 1981 with an in-depth, scholarly examination of Presley's life and music. Guralnick had previously written on Presley in the The Rolling Stone Illustrated History of Rock & Roll, starting with the first edition in 1976, said article having been reprinted for each subsequent edition.
Larry Stark Press published Peter Guralnick's second book in 1967. A first edition is currently valued at $200.
In contrast to contemporaries such as Lester Bangs, Ian Penman and Nick Tosches, whose music writings are marked by idiosyncratic, self-referential and highly personal styles, Guralnick's writing is characterized by a colloquial approach that is clean and understated by comparison. In his best passages, he has an ability to simultaneously empathize and remain objective. Writing as a music fan, his enthusiasm powers his writing but doesn't overpower it.
Guralnick wrote the script for A&E's documentary, Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock 'n' Roll, narrated by Billy Bob Thornton, and he also scripted Sam Cooke - Legend, narrated by Jeffrey Wright.