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The Resource Kill 'em and leave : searching for James Brown and the American soul, James McBride

Kill 'em and leave : searching for James Brown and the American soul, James McBride

Label
Kill 'em and leave : searching for James Brown and the American soul
Title
Kill 'em and leave
Title remainder
searching for James Brown and the American soul
Statement of responsibility
James McBride
Title variation
Kill them and leave
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A product of the complicated history of the American South, James Brown was a cultural shape-shifter who arguably had the greatest influence of any artist on American popular music. Brown was long a figure of fascination for James McBride, a noted professional musician as well as a writer. When he received a tip that promised to uncover the man behind the myth, McBride set off to follow a trail to better understand the personal, musical, and societal influences that created this immensely troubled, misunderstood, and complicated soul genius."--flyleaf
  • McBride shows that Brown's rough-and-tumble life is an unsettling metaphor for American life: the tension between North and South, black and white, rich and poor. From the forgotten corners of the country town where Brown's family was among those displaced by America's largest nuclear power bomb-making facility to the Augusta, Georgia, funeral home where the Michael Jackson sat up all night with the body of his musical godfather, you'll come to understand Brown through McBride's own insights as a black musician with Southern roots
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McBride, James
Dewey number
  • 782.421644092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
ML420.B818
LC item number
M33 2016
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brown, James
  • Brown, James
  • Brown, James
  • Soul musicians
  • Soul musicians
  • United States
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Composers & Musicians
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / African American Studies
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture
  • Soul musicians
  • Musicians
Label
Kill 'em and leave : searching for James Brown and the American soul, James McBride
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword: The buzz -- Countin' off. Mystery house ; Cussin' and fussin' ; American jive -- Hit it! The vapors ; Six Gaines ; Leaving the land ; Bro ; To live standing ; The last flame ; The Rev ; The money man ; The earth beneath his feet ; More money ; The hundred-dollar man ; The rag that nobody reads ; Sis -- Quit it! Say goodbye to the king ; The dream -- Epilogue: Sister Lee
Control code
ocn913829555
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xx, 232 pages
Isbn
9780679645627
Lccn
2015026358
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o913829555
  • (OCoLC)913829555
Label
Kill 'em and leave : searching for James Brown and the American soul, James McBride
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword: The buzz -- Countin' off. Mystery house ; Cussin' and fussin' ; American jive -- Hit it! The vapors ; Six Gaines ; Leaving the land ; Bro ; To live standing ; The last flame ; The Rev ; The money man ; The earth beneath his feet ; More money ; The hundred-dollar man ; The rag that nobody reads ; Sis -- Quit it! Say goodbye to the king ; The dream -- Epilogue: Sister Lee
Control code
ocn913829555
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xx, 232 pages
Isbn
9780679645627
Lccn
2015026358
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o913829555
  • (OCoLC)913829555

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