About the book
Each book in the 40 Inspiring Icons series introduces readers to a fascinating non-fiction subject through its 40 most famous people or groups. In this book, 40 of the most inspirational movers, shakers and innovators in black music history are waiting to be heard. Find out about each artist's most iconic shows, genre defining techniques, friends, rivals and nicknames. Each artist profile is complete with 5 must-listen-to tracks: perfect for the budding audiophile.