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Searching for James Brown and the American SoulBook - 2016 | First edition.
"A product of the complicated history of the American South, James Brown was a cultural shape-shifter who arguably had the greatest influence of any artist on American popular music. Brown was long a figure of fascination for James McBride, a noted professional musician as well as a writer. When he received a tip that promised to uncover the man behind the myth, McBride set off to follow a trail to better understand the personal, musical, and societal influences that created this immensely troubled, misunderstood, and complicated soul genius."--flyleaf.
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James Brown, legendary as a performer and legendary as an evasive pop icon, the search for his real life provides the challenge and impetus for this biography. This book’s title itself refers to James Brown’s avowed philosophy in regards to interacting with fans. Author James McBride is up to th... Read More »
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