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    Kill ‘Em and Leave Searching for James Brown and the American Soul by James McBride is a 2016 Spiegel Grau publication I always liked James Brown His music his showmanship and the way he often found himself stepping in to keep the peace and

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    It looks like McBride did his interviews for this book about music phenom James Brown in 2012 long before this book was pub

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    This book is not a balanced unbiased chronological account of James Brown’s life and musical career It is however an impa

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    35 starsSee me talk about this briefly in my May wrap up

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    First things first James McBride wrote an excellent excellent memoir called The Color of Water Go read itSecond don't expect a traditional biography when you open Kill 'Em and Leave Authors of biographies concern themselves

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    James Brown was an excellent performer He was meticulous and methodical when it came to rehearsals It sounds like he demanded much of his musicians but didn't always pay them what was fair McBride speaks to people that were in Brown's inner circle but these people don't always talk about Brown So we never get a full picture of Brown as man

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    National Book Award winner James McBride goes on a Citizen Kane like search for the real James Brown and muses about race identity music the northsouth divide and whether one can ever TRULY know someone With interviews with distant cousins ex wives life long childhood best friends former managers and accountants and former band members KILL 'EM AND LEAVE is a non chronological journey into James Brown that bears a strong simila

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    Super fascinating could possibly have been a longform essay

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    A very fitting title for this book The author James McBride had to make a trip to the American South to learn about one of the world's greatest entertainers from the people who actually knew him Because of James Brown's philosophy o

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    FANTASTIC BOOK Less a straight line music biography of Mr James Brown of a thoughtful attempt at understanding some of the

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characters á PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ James McBride

Through McBride’s own insights as a black musician with Southern roots  Kill ’Em and Leave is a song unearthing and celebrating James Brown’s great legacy the cultural landscape of America todayPraise for Kill ’Em and Leave “The definitive look at one of the greatest most important entertainers The Godfather Da Number One Soul Brother Mr Please Please Himself JAMES BROWN” Spike Lee “ Please please please Can anybody tell us who and what was James Brown At last the real deal James McBride on James Brown is the matchup we’ve been waiting for a musician who came up hard in Brooklyn with JB hooks lodged in his brain a monster ear for the truth and the chops to write it This is no celeb bio but a compelling personal uest so very timely angry hilarious and as irresistible as any James Brown beat” Gerri Hirshey author of Nowhere to Run The Story of Soul Music “An unconventional and fascinating portrait of Soul Brother No 1 and the significance of his rise and fall in American culture” Kirkus Reviews. A very fitting title for this book The author James McBride had to make a trip to the American South to learn about one of the world s greatest entertainers from the people who actually knew him Because of James Brown s philosophy of kill em and leave I don t think the world ever got a chance to see the man outside of his genuis So McBride tries to bring to us a realistic view of the man which ends up being a sad story I enjoyed the format and the story telling this is not a typical biography of any sort There aren t a bunch of dates or important names being thrown at you but what you get are the people who actually meant something to the man

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Kill 'Em and Leave

National Book Award winner James McBride goes in search of the “real” James Brown after receiving a tip that promises to uncover the man behind the myth His surprising journey illuminates not only our understanding of this immensely troubled misunderstood and complicated soul genius but the ways in which our cultural heritage has been shaped by Brown’s legacy   Kill ’Em and Leave is than a book about James Brown Brown’s rough and tumble life through McBride’s lens is an unsettling metaphor for American life the tension between North and South black and white rich and poor McBride’s travels take him to forgotten corners of Brown’s never before revealed history the country town where Brown’s family and thousands of others were displaced by America’s largest nuclear power bomb making facility; a South Carolina field where a long forgotten cousin recounts in the dead of night a fuller history of Brown’s sharecropping childhood which until now has been a mystery McBride seeks out the American expat. This book is not a balanced unbiased chronological account of James Brown s life and musical career It is however an impassioned sometimes meandering defense of a music legend and his complicated legacy which for my money makes it much interesting than a straightforward biographyJames McBride clearly has a lot of love for James Brown and I could appreciate his point of view without being entirely won over McBride doesn t go into much detail about some of Brown s personal struggles glossing over or excusing them in favor of extolling his showmanship and lamenting his misfortunes I m not uick to brush off things like domestic violence and rape accusations so I remain skeptical as to Brown s true level of virtue but I can readily agree that he was a cultural icon and often a misunderstood one I chose the audio version and really enjoyed the narrator s impression of Brown s raspy Southern drawl Since I m not familiar with much of Brown s music which fact I intend to rectify the narration made him real to me Kill Em and Leave is as much about McBride as it is about Brown and that s not a bad thing I m a big McBride fan and I jump at every opportunity to talk about the time I saw him perform live with his band as part of The Good Lord Bird book tour He s a musician as much as he is a writer and as such he s the perfect person to tell Brown s story Or at least one very interesting side of itMore book recommendations by me at wwwreadingwithhipposcom All Night Long (Nannies, promises to uncover the man behind the myth His surprising journey illuminates not only our understanding of this immensely troubled misunderstood and complicated soul genius but the ways in which our cultural heritage has been shaped by Brown’s legacy   Kill ’Em and Leave is than a book about James Brown Brown’s rough and tumble life through McBride’s lens is an unsettling metaphor for American life the tension between North and South black and white rich and The Freeze-Frame Revolution power bomb making facility; a South Carolina field where a long forgotten cousin recounts in the dead of night a fuller history of Brown’s sharecropping childhood which until now has been a mystery McBride seeks out the American expat. This book is not a balanced unbiased chronological account of James Brown s life and musical career It is however an impassioned sometimes meandering defense of a music legend and his complicated legacy which for my money makes it much interesting than a straightforward biographyJames McBride clearly has a lot of love for James Brown and I could appreciate his The New-York Review, and Atheneum Magazine, Vol. 2 point of view without being entirely won over McBride doesn t go into much detail about some of Brown s His Christmas Cowgirl (Wildflower Ranch perform live with his band as The Doctors Dating Bargain part of The Good Lord Bird book tour He s a musician as much as he is a writer and as such he s the The Collection perfect Whispers of Feathers person to tell Brown s story Or at least one very interesting side of itMore book recommendations by me at wwwreadingwithhipposcom

characters á PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ James McBride

Riate in England who co created the James Brown sound visits the trusted right hand manager who worked with Brown for forty one years and interviews Brown’s most influential nonmusical creation his “adopted son” the Reverend Al Sharpton He describes the stirring visit of Michael Jackson to the Augusta Georgia funeral home where the King of Pop sat up all night with the body of his musical godfather spends hours talking with Brown’s first wife and lays bare the Dickensian legal contest over James Brown’s estate a fight that has consumed careers; prevented any money from reaching the poor schoolchildren in Georgia and South Carolina as instructed in his will; cost Brown’s estate millions in legal fees; and left James Brown’s body to lie for than eight years in a gilded coffin in his daughter’s yard in South Carolina   James McBride is one of the most distinctive and electric literary voices in America today and part of the pleasure of his narrative is being in his presence coming to understand Brown. James Brown was an excellent performer He was meticulous and methodical when it came to rehearsals It sounds like he demanded much of his musicians but didn t always pay them what was fair McBride speaks to people that were in Brown s inner circle but these people don t always talk about Brown So we never get a full picture of Brown as manager friend father We don t get too much of a picture of him as the man on the stage which is how Brown wanted it kill em and leave I found the anecdotes about life on the road and the history of RB interesting But this isn t a long book and parts of it felt repetitive which made me think the source material was sparse