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Kill 'Em and Leave

Searching for James Brown and the American Soul

Kill 'Em and Leave( )
Author: McBride, James
ISBN:978-0-8129-9350-9
Publication Date:Apr 2016
Publisher:Random House Publishing Group
Imprint:Spiegel & Grau
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $28.00
Book Description:

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 more than a book about James Brown. Brown's rough-and-tumble life, through...
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Book Details
Pages:256
Detailed Subjects: Biography & Autobiography / Entertainment & Performing Arts
Biography & Autobiography / Music
Music / Genres & Styles / Soul & R 'N B
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.1 x 9.25 x 0.8 Inches
Book Weight:1.03 Pounds
Author Biography
McBride, James (Author)
James McBride studied composition at The Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Ohio and received a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University. He was a staff writer for The Boston Globe, People Magazine, and The Washington Post. His works include the memoir The Color of Water, the biography Kill 'Em and Leave, and two novels entitled Miracle at St. Anna and Song Yet Sung. He wrote the screenplay for Miracle at St. Anna when it was made into a movie in 2008. He won the National Book Award for The Good Lord Bird.

He is a saxophonist and former sideman for jazz legend Jimmy Scott. He has written songs for Anita Baker, Grover Washington Jr., Gary Burton, and Barney, the PBS television character. He received the Stephen Sondheim Award and the Richard Rodgers Foundation Horizon Award for his musical Bo-Bos co-written with playwright Ed Shockley. In 2005, he published the first volume of a CD-based documentary about life as lived by low-profile jazz musicians entitled The Process. He is currently a Distinguished Writer in Residence at New York University.

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