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Intriguing new books for the music fan in your world include Kim Gordon, a founding member of Sonic Youth, fashion icon and role model for a generation of women, now tells her story of independence. Set against the backdrop of 1960s and 70s soul music, this unforgettable story of racial integration, black power, economic independence, music and musicians traces the rise and fall of the original Stax Records. A new portrait of Lou Reed discusses his controversial lyrics, pioneering garage sound, decades of solo work, ambiguous sexual orientation and enduring influence on generations of musicians. Victor Svorinich presents the first close critical treatment of the album that shook jazz with its electric sound and rock-influenced style.