Back when music wasn’t just for kids

Sweet Soul Music
Rhythm and Blues and the Southern Dream of Freedom
Peter Guralnick

Here’s how I know a book isn’t working for me: it takes forever to finish. Not as in reading it was an exercise in tedium but that it actually takes years. I’m blessed in that I can come back and wade right in where I left off at any time. I’m cursed in that if I start I feel compelled to finish.

Peter Guralnick wrote the definitive Elvis Presley biography. Anybody who could get several hundred pages out of jump suits, peanut butter sandwiches and Continue reading

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