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Author Sullivan, James, 1965 November 7-

Title The hardest working man : how James Brown saved the soul of America / James Sullivan.

Imprint New York, N.Y. : Gotham Books, c2008.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    780.92 Brown,J SUL    Available
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    780.92 Brown,J SUL    Available
 PAS La Pintoresca Branch Non-Fiction    782.42164 SUL    Available
Description xi, 244 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 22 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [217]-228) and index.
Contents Lost someone -- Bewildered -- Think -- Bring it up -- Try me -- Cold sweat -- Soul power, pt. 1 -- Things got to get better -- Get it together -- It's a new day -- It's too funky in here -- Reality -- Unity, pt. 1.
Summary The story of the night James Brown kept the peace in the wake of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., and delivered hope with an immortal performance. In the hours after King's death, Brown's concert at Boston Garden was slated for cancellation as police geared up for riots. After Brown butted heads with the mayor, the show was allowed to go on--and his emotional, electric performance was broadcast live on local television. Though rioting erupted in more than a hundred U.S. cities that night, Boston remained quiet. Not only bringing to life that transforming show, author Sullivan also charts Brown's incredible rise from poverty to self-made millionaire, making this book both a tribute to an unforgettable concert and a rousing biography of a revolutionary musician.--From publisher description.
Subject Brown, James, 1933-2006.
Soul musicians -- United States -- Biography.
ISBN 9781592403905 (hardcover) : $25.00
1592403905 (hardcover)

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