This is a complete handbook of information and opinion about the history of RaB and soul music. Based on the Encyclopedia of Popular Music, the book contains over 1000 entries covering musicians, bands, songwriters, producers and record labels which have made a significant impact on the development of RaB and soul music. It brings together people such as Otis Reading and Aretha Franklin with the great Philly groups of the 1970s, the mainstream soul of Will Downing and Anita Baker and the modern generation of artists such as Mary J. Blige, Babyface and Toni Braxton. As well as headline acts, the book also covers performers who flourished briefly. Each entry offers information such as dates, career facts, discography and album ratings.However, in 1983 a#39;Rock The Boata#39; made another chart appearance when Forrest took the single to the UK Top 5 position. ... In the late 70s he was a star on the northern soul circuit, and had a hit with a revival of Roy Hamiltona#39;s a#39;Crackina#39; Upa#39; on the Spark ... Your Man (Kent 1986)***, Human: His Golden Classics ( Collectables 1991)***, The Biggest Man (Kent 1997)****. ... (Mercury 1988)***, Ia#39;m Coming Down With The Blues (Home Cooking 1989)***, Sings 16 Greatest Hits ( 1992)****.
|Title||:||The Virgin Encyclopedia of R&B and Soul|
|Publisher||:||Virgin Pub - 1998|