Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Golden Age of Soul 1960-1973

As part of our Black History Month programming the Library is pleased to present rock music historian Richie Unterberger who will present The Golden Age of Soul 1960-1973, a selection of rare soul music film clips from the 1960s and early 1970s.

Included will be footage of soul greats such as Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, the Supremes, Otis Redding, Booker T. & the MG's, Nina Simone, Dionne Warwick, Ike & Tina Turner, Sam & Dave, Marvin Gaye, Isaac Hayes, Curtis Mayfield, Sly & the Family Stone, and others.

The Golden Age of Soul begins at 2:00 PM on Sunday, February 20, 2011 in the Koret Auditorium on the Lower Level of the Main Library.

This program is support by the Friends of the San Francisco Public Library. All programs at the Library are free.

A reading list of recent titles on soul musicians:

Ain't Too Proud to Beg: The Troubled Lives and Enduring Soul of the Temptations by Mark Ribowsky (John Wiley's Sons, 2010).

Michael Jackson: Before He Was King, photographs by Todd Gray (Chronicle Books, 2009).

Princess Noire: The Tumultuous Reign of Nina Simone
by Nadine Cohodas (Pantheon Books, 2010).

Say It Loud!: My Memories of James Brown, Soul Brother No. 1 by Don Rhodes (Lyons Press, 2009).

Signed, Sealed, and Delivered: The Soulful Journey of Stevie Wonder by Mark Ribowsky (John Wiley's Sons, 2010).

The Supremes: A Saga of Motown Dreams, Success, and Betrayal by Mark Ribowsky (Da Capo Press, 2009).

You Don't Know Me: Reflections of My Father, Ray Charles
by Ray Charles Robinson Jr. with Mary Jane Ross (Harmony Books, 2010).

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