In the American South, blacks and whites have been influencing each other's music for generations, from the hymns of the 18th century to the soul music of the 60s. Full of personal interviews, this book goes in search of the artists behind this blend of music.
Rock historian Barney Hoskyns is the author of nine books including SAY IT ONE TIME FOR THE BROKENHEARTED, PRINCE: IMP OF THE PERVERSE, FROM A WHISPER TO A SCREAM: THE GREAT VOICES OF POPULAR MUSIC and ACROSS THE GREAT DIVIDE: THE BAND AND AMERICA. He has written for numerous music publications such as NME, MOJO, as well as THE TIMES, VOGUE, ARENA, the NEW STATESMAN and the INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY. He lives in London.