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Rage to survive : the Etta James story

Author: Etta James; David Ritz
Publisher: New York : Villard Books, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Here is the intimate - and shockingly candid - story of one of the great women of American music. Considered among the finest soul singers of the rock-'n'-roll era, Etta James tells her mesmerizing tale in a voice uniquely her own - big, bold, and unrepentant. Without a trace of self-pity, the singer describes her chaotic childhood; gospel prodigy at age six, raucous rhythm-and-blues star at sixteen, she exudes a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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James, Etta, 1938-
Rage to survive.
New York : Villard Books, 1995
(OCoLC)639392795
Named Person: Etta James; Etta James
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Etta James; David Ritz
ISBN: 0679423281 9780679423287
OCLC Number: 31435463
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xvi, 271 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Responsibility: Etta James and David Ritz.
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Here is the intimate - and shockingly candid - story of one of the great women of American music. Considered among the finest soul singers of the rock-'n'-roll era, Etta James tells her mesmerizing tale in a voice uniquely her own - big, bold, and unrepentant. Without a trace of self-pity, the singer describes her chaotic childhood; gospel prodigy at age six, raucous rhythm-and-blues star at sixteen, she exudes a spirit of defiance and daring that has her breaking musical boundaries even as her life falls into disarray. Along with uncensored war stories of early R & B and full-blown portraits of legends like Sam Cooke and Little Richard, Etta James paints a landscape that extends from Watts to Harlem, from South Side Chicago through the badlands of Texas. Her wild world is peopled with an all-star roster of musical geniuses, notorious pimps, and famed record executives. A former heroin addict, she is candid in detailing her dependency on high-priced drugs and wrong-headed men. Her insider's narration of the Golden Age of Soul, when her "Tell Mama" topped the charts, is unsparing.

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