Robert Gordon Signed Books

Respect Yourself: Stax Records and the Soul Explosion

Bloomsbury Publishing $30.00 hardcover

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"A masterful storyteller, music historian Gordon artfully chronicles the rise and fall of one of America's greatest music studios, situating the story of Stax within the cultural history of the 1960s in the South...Gordon deftly narrates the stories of the many musicians who called Stax home." --- Publishers Weekly, starred review

It Came From Memphis
Atria Books, $22.95 paperback

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Robert Gordon begins where most chroniclers of the music world end and spins a magical fairy tale peopled with Delta bluesmen, a peanut vendor, a matinee cowboy, a professional wrestler, and a manic deejay.

Can't Be Satisfied: The Life and Times of Muddy Waters

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Order a signed hardcover $55.00

"A brisk account of Waters's journey from the cotton fields of Mississippi to the clubs of Chicago and beyond.... With this entertaining and important book, Robert Gordon has made sure that future generations will never forget the original rolling stone."

Lost Delta Found: Rediscovering the Fisk University-Library of Congress Coahoma County Study, 1941-1942
Robert Gordon and Bruce Nemerov, editor
Order a signed copy $50.00 hardcover

African-American scholars from Fisk University and the Library of Congress conducted a study in 1941-42 on the culture and music of the black community of the Mississippi Delta. Long thought to have been lost, this study has been recovered and includes 160 song transcriptions.Including essays by Bruce Nemerov and Gordon on the careers and contributions of Work, Jones, and Adams, Lost Delta Found will become an indispensable historical resource, as marvelously readable as it is enlightening.
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