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A man of many names: The hardest working man in show business, King of the one nighters, Soul Brother #1, the sex machine ... but everyone knows who they mean. James Brown: The Godfather of Soul. Since his first chart-topper in 1956, he's outlived, outlasted, and outperformed all rivals. He is the funk-and-soul innovator and rap's driving spirit. His dazzling stage shows are legendary. Now James Brown tells his own story, just as he plays his music: loud, proud, and soulful. From his dirt-poor childhood in an Augusta brothel to wealth and world fame and his recent incarceration, James Brown takes a unique look behind the closed doors of poverty, segregation, politics, and the music industry. With photo inserts, brilliant anecdotes about Little Richard, Elvis, Tina Turner, Otis Redding, Tammi Terrell, Michael Jackson, and many others, plus a new updated introduction and epilogue and an exhaustive discography. "Fine blend of social responsibility, cranked-up ego, and pronouncements on his own music and its place in the world"—Amazon.com

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James Brown dominated the R&B charts for half a century. He has reached the Billboard top 40 nearly 100 times and occupied the number one spot on seventeen different occasions. In 1992 the Godfather of Soul was awarded a special lifetime achievement Grammy award.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781560253884
Subtitle:
The Godfather of Soul
With:
Tucker, Bruce
With:
Tucker, Bruce
Author:
Brown, James
Author:
Tucker, Bruce
Foreword:
Tucker, Bruce
Author:
Sharpton, Al
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Subject:
People of Color
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Composers & Musicians - Rhythm & Blues
Subject:
Soul musicians
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts
Subject:
cultural heritage
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts
Subject:
Brown, James
Subject:
Soul musicians - United States
Subject:
Composers & Musicians - General
Subject:
Biography-Composers and Musicians
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20030110
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
2 eight-page bandw photo inserts
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 19.76 oz

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Music » Genres and Styles » Soul and Motown
Biography » Composers and Musicians
Biography » Entertainment and Performing Arts
Biography » General

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