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The hardest working man : how James Brown saved the soul of America

Author: James Sullivan
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Gotham Books, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The story of the night James Brown kept the peace in the wake of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., and delivered hope with an immortal performance. In the hours after King's death, Brown's concert at Boston Garden was slated for cancellation as police geared up for riots. After Brown butted heads with the mayor, the show was allowed to go on--and his emotional, electric performance was broadcast live on  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: James Brown; James Brown
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James Sullivan
ISBN: 1592403905 9781592403905
OCLC Number: 226036944
Description: xi, 244 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Lost someone --
Bewildered --
Think --
Bring it up --
Try me --
Cold sweat --
Soul pride, pt. 1 --
Things got to get better --
Get it together --
It's a new day --
It's too funky in here --
Reality --
Unity, pt. 1.
Responsibility: James Sullivan.
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The story of the night James Brown kept the peace in the wake of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., and delivered hope with an immortal performance. In the hours after King's death, Brown's concert at Boston Garden was slated for cancellation as police geared up for riots. After Brown butted heads with the mayor, the show was allowed to go on--and his emotional, electric performance was broadcast live on local television. Though rioting erupted in more than a hundred U.S. cities that night, Boston remained quiet. Not only bringing to life that transforming show, author Sullivan also charts Brown's incredible rise from poverty to self-made millionaire, making this book both a tribute to an unforgettable concert and a rousing biography of a revolutionary musician.--From publisher description.

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