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Chicago Soul

Awards and Recognition:

Certificate of Excellence, Book Category, from the Illinois State Historical Society. Winner of the ARSC Award for Excellence for Best Research of Record Labels or Manufacturers, 1992.

Chicago Soul chronicles the emergence of Chicago soul music out of the city's thriving rhythm-and-blues industry from the late 1950s through the late 1970s. The performers, A&R men, producers, distributors, deejays, studios, and labels that made it all happen take center stage in this first book to document the stunning rise and success of the Windy City as a soul music recording center.


"An important addition to the legacy of black popular music and a must read for anyone remotely interested in the history of the music business in Chicago."--Chicago Tribune

"It already seems the book of record on the subject."--Variety

"An amazing piece of work that reveals just how vital a soul scene there was in the Windy City."--Jazztimes

"Meticulously detailed."--Village Voice


Robert Pruter is rhythm-an-blues editor for Goldmine.

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