Thursday, 6 January 2011

Uncle Art now available

Richard F Thompson of the BBMA reports that Uncle Art, Alan John Britton’s biography of the influential English A&R man and record producer Art Satherley (see this earlier post on the EBB) is now available. Satherley's story is told in full for the first time in Uncle Art by a fellow Bristolian and musician.

Published by Authorhouse UK, the 232-page book includes an introduction by Forrest White, who had first planned to write a biography of Satherley. Britton, who had access to White’s papers and recorded interviews, includes his own background and the discovery of this fascinating story, beginning with Satherley's childhood and schooling, and some history of Bristol and the important role that the city's port played in the movement of settlers and trade to the New World.

The book also includes many photographs and the lyrics to the song 'Uncle Art', written by Britton and Pete Willington. Anyone who orders a hardback copy from the author will receive a complimentary audio CD of the song. The book is also available from the publisher, Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, and Barnes & Noble.

International Standard Book Number: ISBN-10: 1452083894, ISBN-13: 978-1452083896