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The Resource There was a time : James Brown, the Chitlin' Circuit, and me, Alan Leeds

There was a time : James Brown, the Chitlin' Circuit, and me, Alan Leeds

Label
There was a time : James Brown, the Chitlin' Circuit, and me
Title
There was a time
Title remainder
James Brown, the Chitlin' Circuit, and me
Statement of responsibility
Alan Leeds
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A behind-the-scenes look at the Chitlin' Circuit during American's most vital period of soul music -- from the eyes and ears of a young, Jewish kid from Queens who joined the team of the hardest working man in show business and learned the art of the music business at the hand of the performer who mastered it. In the mid-'60s, Alan Leeds was a young DJ looking for his way into the music business. An interview with James Brown to promote a local show in Virginia led to an opportunity to promote one of Brown's concerts, which then led to Brown hiring him to help run his tours. Soon Leeds was wearing many hats and traveling around the country as Brown battled a complicated web of local promoters and managers, all too willing to try to rip him off. In this riveting book -- part memoir, part history -- Leeds weaves a wholly new and remarkable portrait of Brown as an idiosyncratic iconoclast, determined artist, and forceful businessman. It is a rare look into a world little known to white America immediately following the Civil Rights Movement. Leeds discovers that Brown is a fascinatingly complex man and their experiences, both business and personal, range from emotional to humorous. All the while, they navigate the complicated world of popular Black music in America, told by someone who actually lived it." Publisher's description
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Leeds, Alan
Dewey number
  • 782.421644/092
  • 781.64089/96073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brown, James
  • Soul musicians
  • Singers
  • Rhythm and blues musicians
  • African American musicians
  • Popular music
  • Popular music
Target audience
adult
Label
There was a time : James Brown, the Chitlin' Circuit, and me, Alan Leeds
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1112893096
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 244 pages
Isbn
9781642933840
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1112893096
Label
There was a time : James Brown, the Chitlin' Circuit, and me, Alan Leeds
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1112893096
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 244 pages
Isbn
9781642933840
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1112893096

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