Nowhere to Run: The Story of Soul Music is a unique oral history. Here are the recollections of many of the giants of soul—Smokey Robinson, Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, James Brown, Mary Wilson, Marvin Gaye, Screaming Jay Hawkins, and Wilson Pickett. These and other interviews, many of them exclusive, add up to a brilliant anecdotal portrait of the music and the life. Gerri Hirshey is the author of We Gotta Get Out of this Place: The True, Tough Story of Women in Rock; she has also written for Rolling Stone and the New York Times.
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Book Description Southbank Publishing, 2006. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Nowhere to Run is a portrait of soul music as seen through the timeless voices of the people who were there. Just as no one voice is soul, neither can any one voice tell the story of soul. The book presents the recollections of: Ray Charles; Ben E. King; Marvin Gayg; Screaming Jay Hawkins; Aretha Franklin; Smokey Robinson; The Temptations; Diana Ross; Mary Wells; James Brown; Wilson Pickett; Ahmet Ertegun; Isaac Hayes; The Four Tops; and many others whose eyewitness testimonies add up to a lively anecdotal view of the music and the life. From the beginnings of Motown, when Berry Gordy borrowed $700 to gamble on a hunch, the business of soul was a reflection of what was going on at the time in America. Gerri Hirshey draws on an impressive list of interviews, many exclusive, and these haunting tales define a musical phenomemon that helped shape the sixties. As soul music enjoys a widespread revival, Gerri Hirshey's richly detailed narrative celebrates the music that moved the body and soul of a generation. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_1904915108
Book Description Southbank Publishing, 2006. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P111904915108