The Heart of Rock & Soul: The 1001 Greatest Singles Ever Made

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Da Capo Press, 1999 - Music - 717 pages
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In The Heart of Rock & Soul, veteran rock critic Dave Marsh offers a polemical guide to the 1,001 greatest rock and soul singles ever made, encompassing rock, metal, R&B, disco, folk, funk, punk, reggae, rap, soul, country, and any other music that has made a difference over the past fifty years. The illuminating essaysócomplete with music history, social commentary, and personal appraisalsódouble as a mini-history of popular music. Here you will find singles by artists as wide-ranging as Aretha Franklin, George Jones, Roy Orbison, the Sex Pistols, Madonna, Run-D.M.C., and Van Halen. Featuring a new preface that covers the hitsóand missesóof the '90s, The Heart of Rock & Soul remains as provocative, passionate, and timeless as the music it praises.

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Review: The Heart Of Rock & Soul: The 1001 Greatest Singles Ever Made

User Review  - Michael - Goodreads

Dave Marsh is funny and insightful and snarky and whiny, often within the same mini-review. He certainly knows his music, although I wish he'd spent a little less time on pre-Beatles girl groups and a ... Read full review

Review: The Heart Of Rock & Soul: The 1001 Greatest Singles Ever Made

User Review  - Mike - Goodreads

1) This is just a book of lists. No, wait, it's more than that. 2) This book is a list of some good records that made a profound impression on the author, Dave Marsh. Almost there, maybe. 3) Okay, I ... Read full review

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Dave Marsh is the author of the bestselling Bruce Springsteen biographies, Born to Run and Glory Days, and over a dozen other books, including Before I Get Old: The Story of the Who, Louie, Louie: The History and Myth, and The New Book of Rock Lists. A former editor of Creem and Rolling Stone, he currently edits the newsletter Rock & Roll Confidential.

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