About Music Books Reviews:

Hello, my name is Kevin and my first love is music of all kinds. My second love is reading books about significant musicians and music scenes. In this blog I want to share with you my honest reviews of some of the great music books that I have read. Happy reading!
Black Music
James Brown: The Godfather of Soul (James Brown's Autobiography)

James Brown: The Godfather of Soul (James Brown’s Autobiography)

It may be divine providence or just plain luck that Brown published this book before he got arrested in Georgia and ran into all that trouble on drug charges and stuff. His life was complex enough before, and there was plenty of story to tell. The aftermath might just have made it sordid. Most of...

Buppies, B-Boys, Baps and Bohos: Notes on Post-Soul Black Culture

Nelson George, columnist for the Village Voice and author of Where Did Our Love Go? The Rise and Fall of the Motown Sound and The Death of Rhythm and Blues, now presents a collection of articles from his in-the stream journalism on black culture from the 1970s on. Cruising as he does through the “blaxploitation”...

Alicia Keys Biography

Born under the name Alicia Cook in Manhattan’s Hell’s Kitchen area, the musician and singer known today as Alicia Keyes made her show-business debut at the age of four on The Cosby Show. She began playing the piano at age seven and was sent by her mother to music and dance classes throughout her childhood....
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