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KB MIND OVER MATTER: The Myths & Mysteries of Detroit's Fortune Records (Kicks Books)


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MIND OVER MATTER : THE MYTHS AND MYSTERIES OF DETROIT'S FORTUNE RECORDS by Billy Miller and Michael Hurtt (Kicks Books KHB-1) ISBN: 978-1-940157-14-6 List price $100

Massive 576 pages - full color - hardcover - ltd first edition. MIND OVER MATTER was the brainchild and obsession of Billy Miller, who wanted nothing more than to share with the world his love for the  independent Midwest label whose origins, development, roster, and output absolutely enthralled him. Friend and author Michael Hurtt joined the project and the idea of a book about Fortune Records took wing.  We are finally here with the ultimate story about a defunct Detroit label that continues to inspire and excite the imagination.  Please help us make this a reality with your early order for this limited hardcover history of Fortune Records. We have a few exciting value bundles for early orders which include a Mind Over Matter tote and additional items from Kicks Books, which now celebrates ten years in action. Please check them out, too as they are a great value.  As fate would have it, Mind Over Matter is the 17th book, the first hardcover  from the home of "hip pocket paperbacks". We hope this book will hold a treasured place in your home and that when you read it, you will flash to the "truly great music" of Fortune.   



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  1. RAVE REVIEW 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 8th Oct 2020

    As one who's read every book, absorbed every word ever written on the subject of vintage R&B, I've got to say this is the most exhaustive work I've ever seen. Worth every red cent to someone like me. They will be hearing from my attorney, however, I think I hurt my back lifting it.

  2. Jaw-Dropping! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 8th Oct 2020

    I had been anticipating this book for years, but was not even remotely prepared for the result. Billy and Mike have unearthed more stories about Fortune, and Detroit music in general, than I ever thought possible. Well-written, authoritative, and loads of fun to hear the stories of the many (many!) characters involved with Fortune. A

    And then there are the graphics - WOW! Color label scans on almost every page, amazing photos of even some of the most obscure artists, gig flyers, and the famed studio in various states of decay.

    This book is a treasure - the best label history I've ever seen bar none.

  3. Just plain great 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 8th Oct 2020

    Very enjoyable reading. Covers all aspects of Fortune/Hi-Q. A real asset. Recreates a fascination about Fortune and what it meant to Detroit and also about the music itself.

  4. An Indispensable Book 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 7th Oct 2020

    'Mind Over Matter' — years in the making and nearly the stuff of myth by the time of its publication — exceeds any and all of my expectations. 'Labor Of Love' only goes part of the way to describing this well-written, exhaustively researched and gorgeously mounted history of the Detroit label that seemed determined to elude historians in decades past. Congratulations both to the book's authors and to Kicks Books proprietor/editor Miriam Linna for releasing this essential text and doing so with style to burn.

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