Stock Image
Image Not Available

James Brown : The Godfather of Soul

Brown, James; Tucker, Bruce

141 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 0283994827 / ISBN 13: 9780283994821
Published by Sidgwick & Jackson, London, 1987
Condition: Very Fine Hardcover
From Wayward Books (South dartmouth, MA, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since November 15, 1999

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 39.99 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 0.00 Within U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

Like New, not a remainder. Scarce!. Bookseller Inventory # 012502

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: James Brown : The Godfather of Soul

Publisher: Sidgwick & Jackson, London

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Fine

Edition: First British Edition

About this title

Synopsis:

James Brown, the Godfather of Soul, tells his own story--from his dirt-poor childhood in a Georgia brothel to the heights of wealth and international notoriety, to his recent arrest, trial, and incarceration. A unique look behind the closed doors of poverty, segregation, politics, and the music industry.

Review:

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

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

wayward books

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

cash/check or money order, VISA, MASTERCARD or PAYPAL, and American Express. Priority mail shipping available, $7.00 for the first book, $1 each additional book. Media mail which may take from 1 to 3 weeks is $4 per shipment, $1 extra for each additional book. Massachusetts residents please add 5%sales tax. International shipments via air mail, $16 first book, $2 each additional book. Canadian shipments via air mail, $7 first book, $1 each additional book. Email photos of books available upon re...

More Information
Shipping Terms:

Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

PayPal