What's on Warren Zanes bookshelf?

After asking Warren Zanes, the author of the new Tom Petty biography, "Five Questions," we asked him what was on his bookshelf. He offered up four fascinating choices. Note: the book's descriptions are edited from the publisher's information and are not Zanes'.



"Rythm Oil: A Journey Through The Music Of The American South"
Stanley Booth

Booth travels to the funeral of master bluesman John Hurt with slide-guitar virtuoso Furry Lewis, a man steeped in Southern history.





"Sweet Soul Music: Rhythm and Blues and the Southern Dream of Freedom"
Peter Guralnick

This masterful exploration of American roots music — country, rockabilly, and the blues — spotlights the artists who created a distinctly American sound, including Ernest Tubb, Bobby "Blue" Bland, Elvis Presley, Merle Haggard, and Sleepy LaBeef.



"Live at the Apollo: 33 1/3 Series"
Douglas Wolk

Douglas Wolk brings to life an October evening in 1962, at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem and illustrates beautifully the enduring power of one of James Brown's and popular music s defining moments: Live at the Apollo.




"Rule Of The Bone"
Russell Banks

In the tradition of Huckleberry Finn and The Catcher in the Rye, Russell Banks’s quintessential novel of a disaffected homeless youth living on the edge of society “redefines they young modern anti-hero."






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