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The One: The Life and Music of James Brown

User Review  - Mark Swails - Book Verdict

Smith, senior editor at L.A. Magazine and winner of the California Book Award, has written the definitive biography of James Brown, the "Godfather of Soul." He covers all of Brown's life, from his ... Read full review

The One: The Life and Music of James Brown

User Review  - Bill Walker - Book Verdict

James Brown, the Godfather of Soul, was an absolutely electrifying live performer most famous for his work in the 1960s and 1970s, cranking out hit after hit from "Please Please Please" to "I Got You ... Read full review

The One: The Life and Music of James Brown

User Review  - Barbara Hoffert - Book Verdict

Smith, whose first book, The Great Black Way, was a Los Angeles Times best seller, checked out some pretty interesting sources to write this big bio of the Godfather of Soul—including Oval office tapes capturing the Brown-Nixon meeting. Buy wherever pop music bios are popular. Read full review

Review: The One: The Life and Music of James Brown

User Review  - Matt - Goodreads

I'm not sure if I'll get through this one. The author writes with that annoying style of rock journalism that switches from a faux-academic tone to faux-vernacular at random moments. I'm smart AND ... Read full review


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