The Rough Guide to Soul and R&B






Product Code: RGRB
Author: Peter Shapiro
Publisher: Alfred Publishing
ISBN-13: 9781843532644
ISBN-10: 1843532646
Publisher SKU: 1843532644
UPC-A: 9781843532644

The Rough Guide to Soul and R&B is the definitive guide to the genre’s greatest singers, musicians, songwriters, and record labels, encapsulating the entire history of soul music from gospel and doo-wop, through funk and disco, to hip-hop and R&B. The guide includes detailed profiles of more than 300 artists, from such legends as Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles, and Sam Cooke to contemporary stars like Prince, Mary J. Blige, and Destiny’s Child. There are reviews of hundreds of landmark albums, from James Brown’s Live at the Apollo to Missy Elliott’s Supa Dupa Fly.