soul poet: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1735572136
a book of fascinating micro-stories in free verse, sonnets, and haiku—from an African American perspective.
This journey begins with free verse, leading off with the Billy Collins-esque "King Étagère," and followed by poems like the Oscar Wilde inspired, "Life Is Never Fair."
The next section is filled with sonnets. In this case, poems rooted in Shakespearean structure but populated with contemporary themes. "Sweet Jekyll" and "Dr. Mom" will not disappoint.
Love poems come next, and with offerings like "Sexy Visigoth" and the ever-shifting "The Day We Met," don't be surprised if you choose to spend a little extra time there.
And finally, there is haiku. These tiny nuggets of 17 syllables each inspire thoughts as deep as the Mariana Trench. "3.0" and "The Noble Expedition" are just two of the little gems hoping to be discovered by you. Release Date 05-12-2021
The Saturday Morning Song Chronicles: Memoirs, Motown, and Music https://amzn.to/3dBhPzf - Release Date 08.2020
Nominated for the 2021 Association for Recorded Sound Collections Awards for Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research.
Rated #14 of "The 33 Best R&B Music Books of All Time!
#4 of the "7 Best New R&B Music Books To Read In 2021"
As featured on CNN, Forbes and Inc – BookAuthority identifies and rates the best books in the world, based on recommendations by thought leaders and experts.
"An intimate collection of personal vignettes, The Saturday Morning Song Chronicles span a lifetime love affair with music – weaving Paul’s fascinating personal experiences with painstakingly and passionately researched facts and little-known trivia that bring the history of music right up to date.
From the albums and experiences that sparked Paul’s love of music as a teenager, to his interactions with superstars and world-leaders as a world-renowned vocalist [the Platters], music lovers will be spellbound as they delve deep into the lyrical prose of The Saturday Morning Song Chronicles." - hiddengemsbooks.com
PARIS MOVES - The Saturday Morning Song Chronicles (French Edition) Review 08.26.2020
“The Saturday Morning Song Chronicles” - Author: Paul B Allen III
French version: “Les Chroniques des Chansons du Samedi Matin” - Translation: Thierry Clemensat
Here is a fascinating book in more than one way. For example: how did Mae West influence a Motown hit? Which theme song has brought millions and millions to its author? Why, after learning Eartha Kitt's story , will you never hear her music the same way again?
“By diving into the French version of“ The Saturday Morning Song Chronicles ”, you will find plenty of surprises and surprising information, even unpublished for you, in these pages. Because “The Saturday Morning Song Chronicles: Memories, Motown and Music” is more than a book. In fact, Paul Allen III has written a true musical encyclopedia with artist biographies, an introduction to the workings of the music industry and a video catalog, all in one…
A book intended for fans of Jazz as well as R&B, Soul, Motown, Pop, and more. This book is a treasure trove of stories about great artists such as Nancy Wilson, Otis Redding, James Brown, Luther Vandross, Hazel Scott, Peaches and Herb, Paul Anka, Berry Gordy, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson and many more. Paul Allen III depicts well-known or too little-known artists, revealing their flaws, their weaknesses, their kindness, their personalities and their stories ...
In each chapter you will discover real life stories, anecdotes, hit lists presenting the artist and his music. But Allen is not finished. After offering musical information and personal background, he cleverly provides the links to the videos so that you can fully experience the performances of these artists “live”, with what you will have learned about them… ”
Sherry Tuffin - reviewer book for the Lawrence Technological University Library
Like me, you will not read “The Saturday Morning Song Chronicles - Les Chroniques des Chansons du Samedi Matin”, but you will devour this book in one go (in digital version only, for the moment) which introduces you to famous artists, too little known, even forgotten and to which Paul B Allen III pays homage by often slipping personal anecdotes, the man having had the happiness and the chance to rub shoulders with many artists whose names make jazz and R&B lovers dream, Soul or Gospel. Each chapter will teach you something, and then you will do as recommended by Paul, you will watch the videos of these artists by clicking on the links proposed and selected by this wonderful singer of PLATTERS.
“The Saturday Morning Song Chronicles - Les Chroniques des Chansons du Samedi Matin”, a book that the editors of Paris-Move salute with its highest rating, “essential”. A MUST / INDISPENSABLE
Editor-in-chief - Paris-Move
French version available in Kindle Format and to order HERE
Also read, “From Karaoke to the PLATTERS: How I did it - How you can do it”, by Paul B Allen III. A book to order HERE
A book that tells the story of how a little singer in Karaoke bards became a member of the famous Platters. And the subtitle says it all: “How I did it, How you can do it”! Another “essential”…!
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URBAN HAIKU https://amzn.to/2BJwgUs - Released 06/2020
Contemporary urban life. Traditional Japanese poetic structure. East meets West. Haiku will never be the same.
An Amazon #1 New Release in Contemporary Poetry
An Amazon #1 New Release in Japanese Poetry & Haiku.
An Amazon #1 Hot New Release
Benjamin Franklin: Time Tripper https://amzn.to/3dzjq8D
Benjamin Franklin eating at McDonald’s, “expanding his mind” with help from Dr. Timothy Leary, and jamming with Stevie Wonder? Why would he ever want to go back to the 1700s when the 1960s in the Haight/Ashbury district of San Francisco is so groovy?
From Karaoke to the Platters https://amzn.to/3eG3tiA
The inspirational tale of how Paul B Allen III went from singing in karaoke establishments, to become the lead singer of one of the greatest vocal groups of all time. The Platters sang "Only You," "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes," and "The Great Pretender." Paul shares that journey of performing at venues like the world-famous Kennedy Center, backed by the National Symphony Orchestra, and his singing for the rich and famous all around the world, including performing for the Royal Family in London, Prince Albert in Monaco, and being invited to the White House to perform for the President of the United States of America.