The James Brown Reader: Fifty Years of Writing About the Godfather of Soul

The James Brown Reader: Fifty Years of Writing About the Godfather of Soul

Nelson George


Nelson George and Alan Leeds have assembled the 1st complete selection of writings concerning the overdue, nice Godfather of Soul, making a attention-grabbing mosaic of the guy and the musician. referred to as the hardest-working guy in convey enterprise, James Brown embodied rhythm and blues, funk and soul, and sensuality. His musical techniques in such indelible grooves as “Get Up (I believe Like Being a) intercourse Machine,” “I obtained You (I believe Good),” and “Papa’s bought a new Bag,” remodeled American music.

to understand Brown’s immeasurable impact, to chronicle his specialist and private triumphs and struggles, and to catch his essence, writers from 4 a long time weigh in at the mythical Soul Brother number 1. What emerges is a tribute to a trailblazer—one that no committed fan or track historical past buff may want to be with out.

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