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JAMES BROWN the Godfather of Soul

JAMES BROWN, BRUCE TUCKER'

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ISBN 10: 0283994827 / ISBN 13: 9780283994821
Published by SIDGWICK & JACKSON LTD, 1987
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Title: JAMES BROWN the Godfather of Soul

Publisher: SIDGWICK & JACKSON LTD

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Edition: 1st Edition

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James Brown, the Godfather of Soul, tells his own story--from his dirt-poor childhood in a Georgia brothel to the heights of wealth and international notoriety, to his recent arrest, trial, and incarceration. A unique look behind the closed doors of poverty, segregation, politics, and the music industry.

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The autobiography Godfather of Soul was originally published before James Brown's late-'80s brushes with the law, so those looking for the man's thoughts on his drug problems and subsequent incarceration will walk away empty-handed. Seekers after the fine blend of social responsibility, cranked-up ego, and pronouncements on his own music and its place in the world, however, will be amply rewarded. Fascinating tidbits--from the claim that Elvis Presley once hoped to record with the JBs to the story of being able to find only white and Asian kids in a last-minute recruiting effort for the shout-along on "Say It Loud--I'm Black and I'm Proud"--abound. But you probably guessed as much of the auteur of "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag," Live at the Apollo, and "Santa Claus Go Straight to the Ghetto." --Rickey Wright

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