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King Studios References

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Brown, James. James Brown: The Godfather of Soul. Da Capo Press, 2003.

Delmore, Alton. Truth Is Stranger than Publicity. Nashville : Country Music Federation Press, 1995.

Fox, Jon Hartley. King of the Queen City: The Story of King Records. 1st Edition edition. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2009.

Fouché, Rayvon. “Say It Loud, I’m Black and I’m Proud: African Americans, American Artifactual Culture, and Black Vernacular Technological Creativity.American Quarterly 58, no. 3 (September 2006): 639–61.

McNutt, Randy. King Records of Cincinnati (Images of America) (Images of America. Arcadia Publishing, 2009.

Smith, R. J. The One: The Life and Music of James Brown. 1st ed. Gotham, 2012.

Tracy, Steven C. Going to Cincinnati: A History of the Blues in the Queencity. Greater Cincinnati Bicentennial History Series. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1993.

Whitall, Susan. Fever: Little Willie John, a Fast Life, Mysterious Deathand the Birth of Soul: The Authorized Biography. 1st ed. London: Titan Books, 2011.


Bufwack, Mary A., and Robert K. Oermann. Finding Her Voice: The Saga of Women in Country Music. 1st edition. New York: Crown, 1993.

Diawara, Manthia. “The 1960s in Bamako. “In Elam, Henry Justin, ed. Black Cultural Traffic Crossroads in Global Performance and Popular Culture. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2005. (XU patrons - link here)

Gordon, Robert. Respect Yourself: Stax Records and the Soul Explosion. New York: Bloomsbury USA, 2013.

Killmeier, Matthew A. “Voices between the Tracks: Disk Jockeys, Radio, and Popular Music, 1955-60.” Journal Of Communication Inquiry 25, no. 4 (2001): 353–74.

Lauterbach, Preston. The Chitlin’ Circuit: And the Road to Rock “N” Roll. 1st ed. W. W. Norton & Company, 2012.

Lipsitz, George. Time Passages: Collective Memory and American Popular Culture. American Culture. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1990.

Lornell, Kip. From Jubilee to Hip Hop: Readings in African American Music. 1 edition. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson, 2009.

Pecknold, Diane. Hidden in the Mix: The African American Presence in Country Music. Duke University Press Books, 2013.

Robinson, G. “Selling the Race: Culture, Community, and Black Chicago, 1940-1955. By Adam Green  Chicago’s New Negroes: Modernity, the Great Migration, and Black Urban Life. By Davarian L. Baldwin.” Journal of Social History 42, No. 4 (2009): 1042–44.


Cincinnati Resources

The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County

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