“As a person who has made my way in the world by virtue of obsessive reading of liner notes, it should come as no surprise that I am an avid reader of books about the biz. Here are five of my favorites that will help you pass a sunny summer day at the beach. Reading these books will inspire you to fill your iTunes, I promise.”
— Randall Poster

  1. Sweet Soul Music: Rhythm and Blues and the Southern Dream of Freedom
    by Peter Guarlnick
  2. Just Kids by Patti Smith
  3. The Last Sultan: The Life and Times of Ahmet Ertegun by Robert Greenfield
  4. Waiting for the Sun: A Rock & Roll History of Los Angeles by Barney Hoskyns
  5. Deal: My Three Decades of Drumming, Dreams, and Drugs with the Grateful
    by Bill Kreutzmann with Benjy Eisen

More to read…

Image Map
Randall Poster photographed by Noa Griffel, Sweet Soul Music by Peter Guralnick