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Aretha Franklin: Reading Resources

There are several reading and listening resources related to Aretha Franklin, not to mention the works dedicated to soul music.  Below you will find recommended readings.

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Mark Bego. The Queen of Soul (2001)

 

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Aretha Franklin and David Ritz. Aretha: From These Roots (1999)

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Craig Werner. Higher Ground: Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Curtis Mayfield, and the Rise and Fall of American Soul (2004)

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Gerri Hershey. Nowhere to Run: The Story of Soul Music (2006)

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Peter Guralnick. Sweet Soul Music: Rhythm and Blues and the Southern Dream of Freedom (1999)

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John Hammond. John Hammond on Record: An Autobiography (1977)

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Jerry Wexler and David Ritz. Rhythm and the Blues: A Life in American Music (1994)

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