Jesse Saunders’ New Book

So what if the press release for this went out at the end of 2007? You also might want to check out a great Jesse Saunders video, which includes footage of him mixing the story of the book live in a DJ set:

For Immediate Release
Contact: Shawn Street – Public Relations

PublishAmerica Presents House Music…The Real Story by Jesse Saunders with James Cummins

Frederick, MD December 5, 2007 — PublishAmerica is proud to present House Music…The Real Story by North Las Vegas, Nevada author Jesse Saunders with James Cummins.

Jesse Saunders’ story is one of the most important in the history of popular culture. From his hometown of Chicago, Saunders’ created the first original House music record, fore-fronting one of the most significant music revolutions in history. His brand of music would come to sell millions, dictating the sounds and styles of every dance floor across the globe over the past two decades. As it cemented itself into the popular consciousness, its roots would come to be largely contested and eventually forgotten.

Written with author James Cummins, this autobiography tells the story of how it all unfolded. The stage is set early on as Saunders recalls the impact his own influential family had on his life, as well as the rich musical landscape of America and Chicago that came to inspire him. As he retraces the development of House music from the streets of Chicago to the city’s iconic nightclub, the Warehouse, to the biggest music labels in Los Angeles, and to eventual the adoption of House as the staple sound of English and European hot-spots, Jesse Saunders sets the record straight once and for all. Touching on celebrity and drug culture, he does not shy away from addressing the names and events that came to harm his beloved music. Jesse Saunders is an artist whose influence on modern music will never be forgotten.

Jesse Saunders is the originator of House music. A two-time Grammy selectee, he is also a longtime member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. In addition to his own acclaimed and influential releases, Saunders’ has written produced and music for some of the biggest names in the music business.

PublishAmerica is the home of 25,000 talented authors. PublishAmerica is a traditional publishing company whose primary goal is to encourage and promote the works of new, previously undiscovered writers. Like more mainstream publishers, PublishAmerica pays its authors advances and royalties, makes its books available in both the United States and Europe through all bookstores, and never charges any fees for its services. PublishAmerica offers a distinctly personal, supportive alternative to vanity presses and less accessible publishers.

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