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The Resource Memphis 68 : the tragedy of southern soul, Stuart Cosgrove

Memphis 68 : the tragedy of southern soul, Stuart Cosgrove

Label
Memphis 68 : the tragedy of southern soul
Title
Memphis 68
Title remainder
the tragedy of southern soul
Statement of responsibility
Stuart Cosgrove
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the 1950s and 1960s, Memphis, Tennessee, was the launch pad of musical pioneers such as Aretha Franklin, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Al Green and Isaac Hayes, and by 1968 was a city synonymous with soul music. It was a deeply segregated city, ill at ease with the modern world and yet to adjust to the era of civil rights and racial integration. Stax Records offered an escape from the turmoil of the real world for many soul and blues musicians, with much of the music created there becoming the soundtrack to the civil rights movements. The book opens with the death of the city's most famous recording artist, Otis Redding, who died in a plane crash in the the final days of 1967, and then follows the fortunes of Redding's label, Stax/Volt Records, as its fortunes fall and rise again. But, as the tense year unfolds, the city dominates world headlines for the worst reasons: the assassination of Martin Luther King
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StDuBDS
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Cosgrove, Stuart
Dewey number
  • 781.6'44'0976819
  • 781.6440976819
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Soul music
  • Rhythm and blues music
  • African American musicians
  • Nineteen sixty-eight, A.D
  • African Americans
  • Memphis (Tenn.)
  • Music
Label
Memphis 68 : the tragedy of southern soul, Stuart Cosgrove
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2017
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781846974137
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
ix, 324 pages
Isbn
9781846974137
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
Label
Memphis 68 : the tragedy of southern soul, Stuart Cosgrove
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2017
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781846974137
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
ix, 324 pages
Isbn
9781846974137
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)

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