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The Resource The one : the life and music of James Brown, RJ Smith

The one : the life and music of James Brown, RJ Smith

Label
The one : the life and music of James Brown
Title
The one
Title remainder
the life and music of James Brown
Statement of responsibility
RJ Smith
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A tribute to the life and achievements of the "Godfather of Soul" covers his unconventional youth in a segregated South, his complicated family life, and his work as a civil rights advocate and entrepreneur
  • The definitive biography of James Brown, the Godfather of Soul, with fascinating findings on his life as a Civil Rights activist, an entrepreneur, and the most innovative musician of our time. Playing 350 shows a year at his peak, with more than forty Billboard hits, James Brown was a dazzling showman who transformed American music. His life offstage was just as vibrant, and until now no biographer has delivered a complete profile. This book on interviews with more than 100 people who knew Brown personally or played with him professionally. Using these sources, award-winning writer RJ Smith draws a portrait of a man whose twisted and amazing life helps us to understand the music he made. This book delves deeply into the story of a man who was raised in abject-almost medieval-poverty in the segregated South but grew up to earn (and lose) several fortunes. Covering everything from Brown's unconventional childhood (his aunt ran a bordello), to his role in the Black Power movement, which used 'Say It Loud (I'm Black and Proud)' as its anthem, to his high-profile friendships, to his complicated family life, Smith's meticulous research and sparkling prose blend biography with a cultural history of a pivotal era. At the heart is Brown's musical genius. He had crucial influence as an artist during at least three decades; he inspires pity, awe, and revulsion. As Smith traces the legend's reinvention of funk, soul, R & B, and pop, he gives this history a melody all its own. -- Publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, R. J.
Dewey number
  • 782.421644092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
ML420.B818
LC item number
S65 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brown, James
  • Brown, James
  • Brown, James
  • Brown, James
  • Soul musicians
  • Soul musicians
  • United States
  • Soul musicians
  • Soul musicians
Label
The one : the life and music of James Brown, RJ Smith
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Give the drummer some -- A certain elemental wildness -- The Terry -- The Black Satchel -- Toccoa -- A New Orleans choo-choo -- Top banana -- The traveler -- Star time -- Keep on fighting -- The cape act -- Man's world -- Ghost notes -- America -- How you gonna get respect? -- Color TVs and dashikis -- The other further -- Master of time -- Soul power -- Follow the money -- Emulsified -- The hustle -- I can see the light! -- An uproar all the time -- The dancer -- Hit it and quit it
Control code
ocn706017142
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
455 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9781592406579
Lccn
2011028536
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40021086218
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781592406579
  • (OCoLC)706017142
Label
The one : the life and music of James Brown, RJ Smith
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Give the drummer some -- A certain elemental wildness -- The Terry -- The Black Satchel -- Toccoa -- A New Orleans choo-choo -- Top banana -- The traveler -- Star time -- Keep on fighting -- The cape act -- Man's world -- Ghost notes -- America -- How you gonna get respect? -- Color TVs and dashikis -- The other further -- Master of time -- Soul power -- Follow the money -- Emulsified -- The hustle -- I can see the light! -- An uproar all the time -- The dancer -- Hit it and quit it
Control code
ocn706017142
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
455 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9781592406579
Lccn
2011028536
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40021086218
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781592406579
  • (OCoLC)706017142

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