Dig if you will the picture : funk, sex, God and genius in the music of Prince (Book, 2017) [WorldCat.org]
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Dig if you will the picture : funk, sex, God and genius in the music of Prince

Dig if you will the picture : funk, sex, God and genius in the music of Prince

Author: Ben Greenman; Questlove
Publisher: London : Faber & Faber, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
Ben Greenman's monumental yet intimate book on Prince comes a year after the star's death at the age of 57 in an elevator at the legendary Paisley Park complex. With the release of a string of critically acclaimed albums and a new solo tour, the Minneapolis Genius looked set for a renaissance after a quiet-ish (by his standards) decade or so. And then: the silence, forever. "Dig if you will the picture" is a  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Ebook version :
Named Person: Prince.; Prince.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ben Greenman; Questlove
ISBN: 9780571333264 0571333265
OCLC Number: 985601816
Description: xiii, 286 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Foreword / Questlove --
Introduction: The end --
Section one: Man, music (1. Life can be so nice: his life and its beginnings ; 2. Baby I'm a star: his music and iots beginnings ; 3. Brand new groove: his music and its properties ; 4. Musicology: his music and its imitators) --
Section two: Meaning (5. Girls and boys: sex in his music ; 6. Walk by the mirror: self in his music ; 7. What time is it?: others in his music ; 8. I wish U Heaven: virtue and sin in his music ; 9. America: race and politics in his music) Section three: Method, madness (10. What's my name: whu he changed his name and what that wrought ; 11. MPLS: how his hometown made him, and how he, in turn, made it ; 12. Call the law: how he grew frustrated with fans and the Internet ; 13. It's gonna be a beautiful night: when he was onstage ; 14. The work: how he produced so much for so long) --
Section four: Memory (15. Suchj a shame our friendship had to end) --
Appendix: Let's work: annotated discography and song index.
Other Titles: Funk, sex, God and genius in the music of Prince
Responsibility: Ben Greenman ; foreword by Questlove.


A year after Prince's death at the age of 57, acclaimed writer brilliantly anatomizes the star's dramatic career and an aesthetic that at times seemed otherworldly. In thematically structured  Read more...


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