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The James Brown reader : 50 years of writing about the godfather of soul

Author: Nelson George; Alan Leeds
Publisher: New York : Plume, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A comprehensive collection of writings about the legendary rhythm and blues singer, James Brown, that chronicles his personal and professional triumphs and struggles.
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Named Person: James Brown; James (Musiker) Brown; James Brown
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nelson George; Alan Leeds
ISBN: 9780452289468 0452289467
OCLC Number: 213408559
Description: xxxii, 318 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. 1960s. Apollo, N.Y. / Author unknown ; James Brown boasts new tune and dance / Author unknown ; Dick Clark spotlights James Brown's flames / Author unknown ; James Brown : vitality, humility, soul, talent / Eva Dolin ; James Brown just "sings his heart out" / Author unknown ; James Brown meets the Nine Nobles / Ron Courtney ; James Brown is out of sight / Doon Arbus ; James Brown in Paris : sock it a moi / Jonathan Cott ; It's a new day / Harry Weinger with Alan Leeds ; Does he teach us the meaning of 'black is beautiful'? / Albert Goldman ; 1968, January ... / Chuck D ; James Brown sells his soul / Mel Ziegler ; James Brown's "Superbad" (excerpt) / David Brackett --
pt. 2. 1970s. From the inside / Alan Leeds ; James Brown : "the man" vs. "negroes" / Ray Brack ; Take it to the bridge / Alan Leeds ; "I have two selves and one is black" / Juan Rodriguez ; James Brown speaks to "Observer" / Mike Ogbeide ; Mister Messiah / Philip Norman ; James Brown is super bad / Vernon Gibbs ; The man behind the James Brown myth / Sharryn Watts ; Out of the Brown bag / Bob Palmer ; Papa takes some mess / Pat Kelly ; James Brown : back to Africa- seventies style (excerpt) / Vernon Gibbs ; After 21 years, still refusing to lose ... / Cliff White --
pt. 3. 1980s. James Brown (excerpts) / Robert Palmer ; J-a-a-a-ames Brown! / Thulani Davis ; A consumer guide to James Brown / Robert Christgau ; Anything left in papa's bag? / Steve Bloom ; The renegade & the godfather (excerpts) / Gavin Martin ; James Brown & Afrika Bambaataa / Glenn O'Brien ; James Brown : the godfather's back, with a bullet (excerpt) / Ben Fong-Torres ; James Brown, up and down / Michael Vitez ; Pleas, pleas, pleas : the tribulations and trials of James Brown / Ivan Solotaroff --
pt. 4. 1990s. The blue funk of a soul man (excerpts) / David Mills ; Dances with nations : James Brown's star time names names (excerpt) / Dave marsh --
pt. 5. 2000-2007. Gettin' down with Mr. Brown / David Jenkins ; Mr. Brown / Philip Gourevitch ; Being James Brown / Jonathan Lethem ; Perry Man remembers visit to Graceland after death of Elvis Presley / Woody Marshall ; James Brown and his first family of soul / Alan Leeds.
Responsibility: edited by Nelson George and Alan Leeds.
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