Anyone else out there into reading? Im looking for some new books to read on the subject of the music we are discussing on the forum. And just a good read in general actually. Any recommendations?
I’ve recently started to read a lot again after a break from it. I picked up the buddy guy auto biography and I thought that was really good lots of funny stories about all the Chicago legends. I also read b.b kings and thought that was equally as good. I see there is a t bone book out there called stormy Monday anyone read that?.
Some other great reads I’ve had recently non music related are the book thief and shantaram.
I got a book for ya. It’s called voice of the Blues. It’s a book of interviews from Living Blues Magazine. Jimmy Reed, Freddie King, T-bone Walker, to name a few. I think it’s a cool book for blues. Really good stories.
I enjoyed “Guitars, Bars and Motown Superstars” by Dennis Coffey of the Funk Brothers and “The Nashville Sound: Bright Lights and Country Music” by Paul Hemphill. This was published in 1970 and as I recall, talks a lot about the origins of country music and the early performers. I always check out the music section in my local used book store. You never know what you’ll find.
Here me Talkin’ to ya~Nat Hentoff
Death of Rhythm & Blues~Nelson George
Mystery Train: Images of Rock n Roll in America~Greil Marcus
Blues Fell This Morning~Paul Oliver
Miles: The Autobiography
Kansas City Lightning~Stanley Crouch
The Soul of Black Folks~W.E.B DeBois
Reconsidering the Souls of Black Folks~Stanley Crouch
Feel Like Going Home~Peter Guralnick
Lost Highway~Peter Guralnick
Last Train To Memphis~Peter Guralnick
Careless Love~Peter Guralnick
And a book that is just a great read that is about a different music than we talk about on this forum, one that I think every fan of music should read: