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All Music Guide to Soul: The Definitive Guide to R&B and Soul
by Vladimir Bogdanov, John Bush, Chris Woodstra, Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Paperback from Backbeat Books

The Best of Luther Vandross: The Best of Love
by Luther Vandross
(Paperback - October 1990)

Birth of the Groove: R&B, Soul and Funk Guitar: 1945-1965
Birth of the Groove: R&B, Soul and Funk Guitar: 1945-1965 (Inside the Blues)
by Hal Leonard, Dave Rubin
Paperback from Hal Leonard
California Soul: Music of African-Americans in the West (Music of the African Diaspora, 1)
by Jacqueline Cogdell Djedje (Editor), Eddie S. Meadows (Editor)

The Commandments of R&B Drumming: A Comprehensive Guide to Soul, Funk and Hip Hop
by Zoro
Listed under Percussion

Chicago Soul
Chicago Soul
by Robert Pruter
Paperback from Univ of Illinois Pr (Trd)
Dancing in the Street: Motown and the Cultural Politics of Detroit
Dancing in the Street: Motown and the Cultural Politics of Detroit
by Suzanne E. Smith
Paperback: 336 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.86 x 9.16 x 6.08
Harvard Univ Pr; ISBN: 0674005465;
The Funkmasters: The Great James Brown Rhythm Sections 1960-1973
by Allan 'Dr Licks' Slutsky, Chuck Silverman

I Put a Spell on You : The Autobiography of Nina Simone
by Nina Simone, Stephen Cleary 
Paperback: 181 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.61 x 9.18 x 6.11 
Publisher: DaCapo Press; Reprint edition
ISBN: 0306805251 

Motown: Money, Power, Sex, and Music
by Gerald L. Posner

Nowhere to Run: The Story of Soul Music
by Gerri Hirshey

Sweet Soul Music:
by Peter Guralnick (Author)

A Touch of Classic Soul 2 : The Late 1970s
by Marc E. Taylor

A Touch of Classic Soul: Soul Singers of the Early 1970s
by Marc E. Taylor
Book Description: Chronicled in "A Touch of Classic Soul" are the careers of 35 of the top soul singers of the early 1970s. The author conducted interviews with most of the artists and profiled others. They describe how their careers began, how they got their first professional break, how some of their biggest hits were created, the major events in their careers, their triumphs and downfalls, and what keeps them performing today. Includes Al Green, the Delfonics, Isaac Hayes, the O'Jays, Barry White, the Spinners, Gladys Knight and the Pips, the Dells, the Ohio Players, the Stylistics, the Emotions and more. Author Marc Taylor often had to catch artists backstage, on-tour, or for example interviewing Blue Magic at 2:00 after a performance.
Paperback from Aloiv Pub Co
A Touch of Classic Soul 2 : The Late 1970s
by Marc E. Taylor
Paperback from Aloiv Pub Co
The Temptations (African-American Achievers)
by Ted Cox
Library Binding: Chelsea House Publishing
ISBN: 0791025888;

Where Did Our Love Go?: The Rise & Fall of the Motown Sound
by Nelson George, George Nelson 

Mahalia Jackson : Born to Sing Gospel Music (Sower Series.)
by Evelyn Witter
Listed under Mahalia Jackson

Motown : The Golden Years: The Stars and Music That Shaped a Generation
by Bill Dahl, Weldon A. McDougal III (Photographer)

Otis: The Otis Redding Story
by Scott Freeman
Listed under Otis Redding

The Memphis Blues Again: Six Decades of Memphis Music Photographs
by Ernest C. Withers, Daniel Wolff 

Marvin Gaye: What's Going On and the Last Days of the Motown Sound
by Ben Edmunds, Ben Edmonds
Listed under Marvin Gaye

Standing in the Shadows of Motown: The Life and Music of Legendary Bassist James Jamerson
by Licks, et al
(Paperback -- January 1991)

Sweet Soul Music: Rhythm and Blues and the Southern Dream of Freedom
by Peter Guralnick, Peter Gurainick
(Paperback -- July )

Ray Charles: A Man and His Soul
A choice collection of some of Ray Charles's most famous songs.
Listed under Ray Charles

James Brown: The Godfather of Soul
James Brown: The Godfather of Soul
by James Brown, Bruce Tucker, Al Sharpton, Karen Hunter
Paperback from Thunder's Mouth Press
The Soulful Divas: Personal Portraits of over a Dozen Divine Divas, from Nina Simone, Aretha Franklin, & Diana Ross to Patti Labelle, Whitney Houston, & Janet Jackson
by David Nathan, Luther Vandross
Paperback from Watson-Guptill Pubns

Between Each Line of Pain and Glory: My Life Story
by Gladys Knight
Hardcover from Hyperion Press

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Nina Simone: Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood
by Richard Williams
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