James Brown: The Godfather of Soul
James BrownISBN: 1560253886;
Amazon.comThe 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 tothe 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 atthe Apollo , and "Santa Claus Go Straight to the Ghetto." --Rickey Wright Book DescriptionA man of many names: The hardest working man in show business, King of the one nighters, Soul Brother #1, the sex machine ... but...
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