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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
9781592407422
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
9781592407422
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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