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Phone interview conducted January 24, 2016

A truly renowned U.S. writer, journalist and critic, whose work has appeared on this website and who has penned stellar liner notes for several SoulMusic Records' reissue, Rashod Ollison can now add 'author' to his list of extensive credits. "Soul Serenade: Rhythm & Blues And Coming Of Age Through Vinyl" paints a picture of Rashod's life growing up in Arkansas, gives us a vivid picture of his family and the environment in which he discovered soul music as a place for solace, in particular as Rashod becomes aware of his same-sex attraction.

In his interview with David Nathan, he shares about the sometimes challenging process of writing the book and how music continues to be inherently in his life...

About the Writer
David Nathan is the founder and CEO of and began his writing career in 1965; beginning in 1967, he was a regular contributor to Blues & Soul magazine in London before relocating to the U.S. in 1975 where he served as U.S. editor for the publication for several decades and began being known as 'The British Ambassador Of Soul.' From 1988 to 2004, he wrote prolifically for Billboard, has penned bios, produced and written liner notes for box sets and reissue CDs for over a thousand projects. He returned to London in 2009 where he has helped create Records as a leading reissue label.
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