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Soul : Memphis' Original Sound - GILBERT THOM


Memphis' Original Sound


Published: 1st November 2014
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The book's mission is to document the legends of the Memphis soul music business. Photographer Thom Gilbert set up a photo studio at Royal Studios in Memphis, home of the famed Hi Records that launched the careers of Al Green, Ann Peebles, and dozens of others. The studio's "green room" was filled with soul music royalty: Bobby "Blue" Bland in his signature nautical cap, several of the Hodges brothers who make up the incomparable Hi Rhythm Section were on hand, Stax Records musicians Bobby Manuel, Lester Snell were there actually working on a recording, but pausing to have their portraits taken. Gilbert has captured images of what seems like every living person related to Memphis soul music. From Rev. Jesse Jackson, who recorded spoken word albums on Stax's Respect Records label, to Sam Moore of the indelible soul duo Sam and Dave, Carla Thomas, Steve Cropper, B.B. King, Bobby Rush, and many others, including the lesser known but equally vital session players, writers, engineers, publicists who contributed to what is now world renowned as The Memphis Sound. AUTHOR: Thom Gilbert was born in New York City and raised on Long Island. His work has been seen in Interview, New York Magazine, Gotham, NY Times Magazine, LA Confidential, GQ and Hampton's Magazine. He has won numerous awards including the Hasselblad Masters Series. This is Mr. Gilbert's first solo book. He calls his portraiture honest. It comprises elements of trust he establishes with his subjects to bring out a moment of their true identity. Mr. Gilbert as already completed a similar approach with the pro surfing world and their culture called Now You See Them as well as a project photographing the people who were closest to Elvis Presley titled Brushing Shoulders with Elvis. SELLING POINTS: A must for all buffs of soul music: hundreds of amazing photographic portraits of the great and lesser-known artists A beautiful photography book on its own. Gilbert's portraits are honest and lively Soul - Memphis' Original Sound opens as a gallery show at The Stax Museum in Memphis, TN November 2014 180 colour and 20 b/w photographs

If a picture can speak 1,000 words, then author and photographer Thom Gilbert's Soul: Memphis' Original Sound is comparable to an encyclopedia. Aside from a few brief pages of text, the book consists of more than 200 intimate, pristine portraits documenting the people, places and items responsible for the soulful Memphis sound of the 1960s and '70s. From B.B. King to Isaac Hayes' Cadillac to the Lorraine Motel, Gilbert's book is a history lesson in soul, especially showcasing Stax Records - home to Hayes, Sam And Dave, Otis Redding and others - and Royal Studios, where Al Green, Bobby "Blue" Bland, Syl Johnson and others cut timeless classics. -- Quinn Peterson, Life & Times December 22, 2014 A picture may be worth a thousand words, but 200 images of the artists who define the sound of Memphis defy calculation - at least when photographed by Thom Gilbert. Through the perfection of his lens and the uniqueness of his vision, Gilbert captures the history of Memphis music in the newly released book: Soul: Memphis' Original Sound. December 2014

ISBN: 9788897737476
ISBN-10: 8897737471
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st November 2014
Publisher: Officina Libraria
Country of Publication: IT
Dimensions (cm): 30.4 x 24.2  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 1.89