Books & Beats: September 26, 2015
Sweet Caress (Bloomsbury) by William Boyd is a novel disguised as a memoir. In it, photojournalist Amory Clay records decades of society, war, and fashion. Betsy Burton says that “Boyd artfully and engagingly captures the historical currents of the ages he portrays, the wars that beset us, and the ceaseless, mysterious need that is in the heart of each of us.”
Austen Diamond takes a look at the re-awakening of soul music this week, and previews a few bands whose sounds owe a lot to that venerable genre.
Tracks heard on this Books & Beats:
1: “Brooklyn” by Youngblood Brass Band
2: “Black Eunuch” by Algiers
3: “Put the Gun Down” by ZZ Ward