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James Brown The Godfather of Soul

Brown, James

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ISBN 10: 0025174304 / ISBN 13: 9780025174306
Published by Macmillan Pub Co, 1986
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Dust jacket photo shows James Brown singing into microphone. Paperclip marks on dust jacket. ; 9.30 X 6.10 X 1.20 inches. Bookseller Inventory # 12726

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Title: James Brown The Godfather of Soul

Publisher: Macmillan Pub Co

Publication Date: 1986

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+

Edition: First Edition

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The author recalls his rise from poverty and segregation to wealth, musical preeminence and political influence and discusses his important friendships with such celebrities as Elvis Presley, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Muhammad Ali

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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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