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The One free pdf The definitive biography of James Brown, the Godfather of Soul, with fascinating findings on his life as a Civil Rights activist, an entrepreneur, and the most innovative musician of our time Playing 350 shows a year at his peak, with more than forty "Billboard" hits, James Brown was a dazzling showman who transformed American music. His life offstage was just as vibrant, and until now no biographer has delivered a complete profile. "The One" draws on interviews with more than 100 people who knew Brown personally or played with him professionally. Using these sources, award-winning writer RJ Smith draws a portrait of a man whose twisted and amazing life helps us to understand the music he made."The One" delves deeply into the story of a man who was raised in abject-almost medieval-poverty in the segregated South but grew up to earn (and lose) several fortunes. Covering everything from Brown's unconventional childhood (his aunt ran a bordello), to his role in the Black Power movement, which used "Say It Loud (I'm Black and Proud)" as its anthem, to his high-profile friendships, to his complicated family life, Smith's meticulous research and sparkling prose blend biography with a cultural history of a pivotal era.At the heart of "The One" is Brown's musical genius. He had crucial influence as an artist during at least three decades- he inspires pity, awe, and revulsion. As Smith traces the legend's reinvention of funk, soul, R

About Rj Smith

RJ Smith has been a senior editor at "Los Angeles" magazine, a contributor to "Blender," a columnist for "The Village Voice," a staff writer for "Spin," and has written for "GQ," "The New York Times Magazine," and "Men's Vogue." His first book, "The Great Black Way," was a "Los Angeles Times" bestseller and recipient of a California Book Award. He lives in Los Angeles.

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Author : Rj Smith
Publisher : Gotham Books
Data Published : 06 November 2012
ISBN : 1592407420
EAN : 9781592407422
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 464 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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