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James Brown : Black and Proud

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James Brown : Black and Proud by Xavier Fauthoux Book Resume:

L’Histoire que nous allons vous raconter est celle d’une bande de gamins noirs, nés dans le Sud des Etats-Unis pendant la ségrégation, et qui, pour échapper à leur condition vont devoir lutter pour s’en sortir et toucher du doigt le rêve américain. À travers eux c’est l’histoire d’une époque, celle du combat pour les droits civiques, et celle d’un homme qui brisera ses chaines et révolutionnera le monde de la musique contemporaine : JAMES BROWN, The Godfather Of Soul. Charismatique, travailleur acharné et tyrannique, il emmènera avec lui sur les routes de l'Amérique, une troupe de musiciens fantastiques répandre le son du funk à travers tout le pays. C'est l'aventure de cet homme, de ces musiciens, de ces femmes, des amitiés qui se font et se défont au gré des tournés et des trahisons. Avec en toile de fond une Amérique qui se transforme et qui reste hostile à l'émergence du peuple noir dans la société civile.

Black and proud

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Black and proud by James McBride Book Resume:

Der Mann hinter dem Mythos James Brown. "Godfather", "Mr. Dynamite" und "Da Number One Soul Brother": James Brown war eine der exzentrischsten und wirkmächtigsten Figuren der Popmusik. Doch es gab auch den anderen James Brown, das Kind schwarzer Landarbeiter in den ärmlichen Verhältnissen von Augusta, Georgia. James McBride begibt sich in Interviews mit ehemaligen Bandmitgliedern, Managern und Familienangehörigen auf seine persönliche Suche nach dem Mann hinter dem Mythos James Brown - und nimmt uns mit auf eine Reise durch das ganz andere Amerika: die Südstaaten, Heimat der Unterdrückten, der Magier, Trickster und Gestaltenwandler. Vom Leben des zerrissenen Musikers weitet sich dabei der Blick auf die kulturelle Landschaft einer zutiefst gespaltenen Nation.

Say It Loud!

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Say It Loud! by Don Rhodes Book Resume:

Described as "the hardest-working man in show business" James Brown's life story is that of a conscientious performer and consummate professional with a fascinating and controversial personal life. Anecdotes from a forty-year friendship and details of his life "at home" are featured in this comprehensive biography of The Godfather of Soul.

Mets le feu et tire-toi

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Mets le feu et tire-toi by James McBride Book Resume:

“Chacun dans sa vie, homme ou femme, a sa chanson, et si vous avez un peu de chance, vous ne l’oubliez pas. La chanson de votre mariage, la chanson de votre premier amour, la chanson de votre enfance. Pour nous, les Africains-Américains, la chanson de notre vie, la chanson de toute une histoire, s’incarne dans l’existence et l’époque de James Brown”. Mais qui était James Brown et quelle était cette époque ? Pourquoi, surtout, est-il devenu une part de l’âme de l’Amérique au même titre que Martin Luther King ou Mohamed Ali ? Une enquête virtuose pour percer le secret du génie de la soul, complexe et intense.

James Brown - The Ultimate Collection (Songbook)

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James Brown - The Ultimate Collection (Songbook) by James Brown Book Resume:

(Piano/Vocal/Guitar Artist Songbook). "Get Up Offa That Thing" and play some funky hits! This superb collection assembles two dozen classics from the Godfather of Soul in piano/vocal/guitar format: Cold Sweat, Pt. 1 * Get Up (I Feel like Being) A Sex Machine * Give It Up or Turnit a Loose * I Got You (I Feel Good) * Living in America * Papa's Got a Brand New Bag * Say It Loud (I'm Black and I'm Proud) * Soul Power * Try Me * and more.

Ain't I a Beauty Queen?

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Ain't I a Beauty Queen? by Maxine Leeds Craig Book Resume:

"Black is Beautiful!" The words were the exuberant rallying cry of a generation of black women who threw away their straightening combs and adopted a proud new style they called the Afro. The Afro, as worn most famously by Angela Davis, became a veritable icon of the Sixties. Although the new beauty standards seemed to arise overnight, they actually had deep roots within black communities. Tracing her story to 1891, when a black newspaper launched a contest to find the most beautiful woman of the race, Maxine Leeds Craig documents how black women have negotiated the intersection of race, class, politics, and personal appearance in their lives. Craig takes the reader from beauty parlors in the 1940s to late night political meetings in the 1960s to demonstrate the powerful influence of social movements on the experience of daily life. With sources ranging from oral histories of Civil Rights and Black Power Movement activists and men and women who stood on the sidelines to black popular magazines and the black movement press, Ain't I a Beauty Queen? will fascinate those interested in beauty culture, gender, class, and the dynamics of race and social movements.

The One

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The One by RJ Smith Book Resume:

The definitive biography of James Brown, the Godfather of Soul, with fascinating findings on his life as a Civil Rights activist, an entrepreneur, and the most innovative musician of our time Playing 350 shows a year at his peak, with more than forty Billboard hits, James Brown was a dazzling showman who transformed American music. His life offstage was just as vibrant, and until now no biographer has delivered a complete profile. The One draws on interviews with more than 100 people who knew Brown personally or played with him professionally. Using these sources, award-winning writer RJ Smith draws a portrait of a man whose twisted and amazing life helps us to understand the music he made. The One delves deeply into the story of a man who was raised in abject-almost medieval-poverty in the segregated South but grew up to earn (and lose) several fortunes. Covering everything from Brown's unconventional childhood (his aunt ran a bordello), to his role in the Black Power movement, which used "Say It Loud (I'm Black and Proud)" as its anthem, to his high-profile friendships, to his complicated family life, Smith's meticulous research and sparkling prose blend biography with a cultural history of a pivotal era. At the heart of The One is Brown's musical genius. He had crucial influence as an artist during at least three decades; he inspires pity, awe, and revulsion. As Smith traces the legend's reinvention of funk, soul, R&B, and pop, he gives this history a melody all its own.

Party Music

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Party Music by Rickey Vincent Book Resume:

Party Music explores the culture and politics of the Black Power era of the late 1960s, when the rise of a black militant movement also gave rise to a “Black Awakening” in the arts--and especially in music. Here Rickey Vincent, the award-winning author of Funk, explores the relationship of soul music to the Black Power movement from the vantage point of the musicians and black revolutionaries themselves. Party Music introduces readers to the Black Panther's own band, the Lumpen, a group comprised of rank-and-file members of the Oakland, California-based Party. During their year-long tenure, the Lumpen produced hard-driving rhythm-and-blues that asserted the revolutionary ideology of the Black Panthers. Through his rediscovery of the Lumpen, and based on new interviews with Party and band members, Vincent provides an insider's account of black power politics and soul music aesthetics in an original narrative that reveals more detail about the Black Revolution than ever before. Rickey Vincent is the author of Funk: The Music, The People, and the Rhythm of the One, and has written for the Washington Post, American Legacy, and the Los Angeles Review of Books. He teaches at the University of California, Berkeley.

Funk

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Funk by Rickey Vincent Book Resume:

Funk: It's the only musical genre ever to have transformed the nation into a throbbing army of bell-bottomed, hoop-earringed, rainbow-Afro'd warriors on the dance floor. Its rhythms and lyrics turned bleak urban realties inside out with distinctive, danceable, downright irresistible music. Funk hasn't received the critical attention that rock, jazz, and the blues have-until now. Colorful, intelligent, and in-you-face, Rickey Vincent's Funk celebrates the songs, the musicians, the philosophy, and the meaning of funk. The book spans from the early work of James Brown (the Godfather of Funk) through today, covering funky soul (Stevie Wonder, the Temptations), so-called "black rock" (Jimi Hendrix, Sly and the Family Stone, the Isley Brothers), jazz-funk (Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock), monster funk (Parliament, Funkadelic, Bootsy's Rubber Band), naked funk (Rick James, Gap Band), disco-funk (Chic, K.C. and the Sunshine Band), funky pop (Kook & the Gang, Chaka Khan), P-Funk Hip Hop (Digital Underground, De La Soul), funk-sampling rap (Ice Cube, Dr. Dre), funk rock (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Primus), and more. Funk tells a vital, vibrant history-the history of a uniquely American music born out of tradition and community, filled with energy, attitude, anger, hope, and an irrepressible spirit.

The James Brown Reader

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The James Brown Reader by Nelson George,Alan Leeds Book Resume:

Nelson George and Alan Leeds have assembled the first comprehensive collection of writings about the late, great Godfather of Soul, creating a fascinating mosaic of the man and the musician. Known as the hardest-working man in show business, James Brown embodied rhythm and blues, funk and soul, and sensuality. His musical innovations in such indelible grooves as “Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine,” “I Got You (I Feel Good),” and “Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag,” transformed American music. To appreciate Brown’s immeasurable influence, to chronicle his professional and personal triumphs and struggles, and to capture his essence, writers from four decades weigh in on the legendary Soul Brother Number One. What emerges is a tribute to a trailblazer—one that no dedicated fan or music history buff will want to be without.

How I Shed My Skin

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How I Shed My Skin by Jim Grimsley Book Resume:

More than sixty years ago, the Supreme Court ruled in Brown v. Board of Education that America’s schools could no longer be segregated by race. Critically acclaimed novelist Jim Grimsley was eleven years old in 1966 when federally mandated integration of schools went into effect in the state and the school in his small eastern North Carolina town was first integrated. Until then, blacks and whites didn’t sit next to one another in a public space or eat in the same restaurants, and they certainly didn’t go to school together. Going to one of the private schools that almost immediately sprang up was not an option for Jim: his family was too poor to pay tuition, and while they shared the community’s dismay over the mixing of the races, they had no choice but to be on the front lines of his school’s desegregation. What he did not realize until he began to meet these new students was just how deeply ingrained his own prejudices were and how those prejudices had developed in him despite the fact that prior to starting sixth grade, he had actually never known any black people. Now, more than forty years later, Grimsley looks back at that school and those times--remembering his own first real encounters with black children and their culture. The result is a narrative both true and deeply moving. Jim takes readers into those classrooms and onto the playing fields as, ever so tentatively, alliances were forged and friendships established. And looking back from today’s perspective, he examines how far we have really come.

Lover in the Sky

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Lover in the Sky by Samuel Kahiga Book Resume:

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Does God Listen to Rap?

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Does God Listen to Rap? by Curtis Allen Book Resume:

A lot of people think that if there is one style of music in the world that God hates, it has got to be rap. Some have even gone so far as to call rap, “An unclean thing before the Lord.” They don’t believe something originally associated with so much evil can ever be redeemed for God’s glory. Lots of other people love and accept rap as their preferred form of musical expression. Many of these who are Christians can’t imagine why God would have any issues with rap – at least, not with songs by believers that encourage and edify them in the faith. Who’s right? And maybe more importantly, who cares? You should. And here’s why. In the past 30 years, rap music has become a vital artistic and cultural force globally, and it’s showing no signs of slowing down. Like it or not, you are probably exposed to rap in one form or another on a fairly regular basis. If you’re interested in this book you may be a believer in Jesus who likes rap a lot, and as Christians, when we love something that is (if you hadn’t noticed) closely associated with sin and rebellion, our justification for being involved with it really does need to go beyond, “Dude, this is good stuff.” But maybe you’re in a different category. Maybe you’re a Christian parent, concerned that rap music may have a negative impact on your child. Maybe you’re a youth pastor worried about having a rap concert at his church because of the potential pushback. Or maybe you’re just a rap fan who is curious to see if there’s even any biblical evidence for or against rap. To put it simply, if you’ve made it this far, this book is probably for you. Does God Listen to Rap? covers two areas. First, it presents a sociological history of the emergence and development of rap. If you enjoy rap and hip hop culture, you’ll love this part of the book. Then the book explores the Scriptures to bring some biblical (not just personal or anecdotal) resolution to the question of God and rap. Ultimately, this involves a set of larger questions involving God and the arts. This is more than just an apologetic for rap music, this is a biblical way to think about how Christians can be in the world yet not of the world, and how they can express themselves to the glory of God. So, does God listen to rap? Come find out.

Homérique Amérique

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Homérique Amérique by Sylvie Laurent Book Resume:

À la manière de la Grèce antique, l'Amérique ne cesse de se raconter sa propre histoire. Au cinéma, à la télévision, dans les romans populaires ou les magazines, elle écrit chaque jour sa légende et relit avec passion ses gloires et ses épreuves, ses croyances et ses doutes. Pourtant, sa mémoire est souvent cruelle. L'Amérique se rappelle ainsi, devant les Appalaches meurtries par l'exploitation industrielle, ce que fut autrefois son culte de la nature sauvage et innocente. Dans le souvenir tenace de la Guerre de Sécession et les brûlures du Vietnam, elle éprouve son unité et ses idéaux. Confrontée aux espoirs déçus des Africains-Américains et aux plaintes enragées du " pauvre blanc ", elle mesure la fragilité de ses promesses d'égalité. Mais ces mythologies d'hier et d'aujourd'hui, véritable culture populaire, sont aussi une source de jouvence à laquelle viennent puiser ceux qui réinventent l'Amérique, des Hispaniques aux Indiens-Américains, des cuisinières médiatiques aux néo-féministes, de John McCain à Barack Obama. Sylvie Laurent est américaniste. Elle enseigne à Sciences-po Paris.

My People Are Rising

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My People Are Rising by Aaron Dixon Book Resume:

"This book is a moving memoir experience: a must read. The dramatic life cycle rise of a youthful sixties political revolutionary, my friend Aaron Dixon."—Bobby Seale, founding chairman and national organizer of the Black Panther Party, 1966 to 1974 "My People Are Rising: A Memoir of a Black Panther Party Captain is the most authentic book ever written by a member of the Black Panther Party. Aaron Dixon does a superb job of presenting life in the party from the perspective of a foot soldier—a warrior for the cause of revolutionary change and black power in America. He pulls no punches and holds nothing back in writing honestly about those times (late 1960s and during the 1970s) as he successfully presents a visual picture of the courage, commitment, and sometimes shocking brutality of life as a Panther activist. This is an unforgettable must read book!"—Larry Gossett, chair, Metropolitan King County Council In an era of stark racial injustice and decisive action, Aaron Dixon dedicated his life to the struggle for change, founding the Seattle chapter of the Black Panther Party in 1968 at age nineteen. Through his eyes, we see the courage of a generation that stood up to injustice, their political triumphs and tragedies, and the unforgettable legacy of Black Power. Aaron Dixon was co-founder and captain of the Seattle chapter of the Black Panther Party. He has since founded various non-profits for Seattle youth and run as a Green Party candidate in the 2006 Senate race. He lives in Seattle, Washington.

The Ipinions Journal

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The Ipinions Journal by Anthony Livingston Hall Book Resume:

ANTHONY LIVINGSTON HALL COMMENTS ON: Bush's legacy of support for Africa: "I was dismayed by the number of people who refused to believe that Bush had done more for Africa than any other US president; notwithstanding testimonials I proffered from renowned crusaders for African development (like Sir Bob Geldof and Bono) to support this claim." Oprah's school for African girls: "I applaud Oprah for founding this school for the same reason I applauded Madonna for adopting that African boy: She is fulfilling a need which honors our shared humanity in a way that few of us can afford, or are even conscientious enough, to do." Native Americans ethnically cleansing blacks from their tribes: "Indeed, I do marvel at this curious thing: that they would rather be condemned as racists for expelling blacks than be criticized as niggards for hording their gambling loot." French President Nicolas Sarkozy's love affair with the US "Sarkozy displays a Blairite affinity for America that any self-respecting Frenchman must find particularly gaulling." Bungled terrorist attacks in London and Glasgow: "Wannabe suicide bombers rammed their jeep packed with explosives into Glasgow Airport on Saturday morning shouting "Allah, Allah, Allah"-no doubt hoping to go off in a blaze of glory for eternal assignations with their apocryphal 72 virgins." Steroids in baseball: "In fact, steroid use has flourished in baseball (and other professional sports) pursuant to an open conspiracy among players and team owners to feed the gladiatorial lust of fans who want to see bigger, stronger and faster cyborgs perform for their atavistic enjoyment."

Barbershops, Bibles, and BET

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Barbershops, Bibles, and BET by Melissa Victoria Harris-Lacewell Book Resume:

What is the best way to understand black political ideology? Just listen to the everyday talk that emerges in public spaces, suggests Melissa Harris-Lacewell. And listen this author has--to black college students talking about the Million Man March and welfare, to Southern, black Baptists discussing homosexuality in the church, to black men in a barbershop early on a Saturday morning, to the voices of hip-hop music and Black Entertainment Television. Using statistical, experimental, and ethnographic methods Barbershops, Bibles, and B.E.T offers a new perspective on the way public opinion and ideologies are formed at the grassroots level. The book makes an important contribution to our understanding of black politics by shifting the focus from the influence of national elites in opinion formation to the influence of local elites and people in daily interaction with each other. Arguing that African Americans use community dialogue to jointly develop understandings of their collective political interests, Harris-Lacewell identifies four political ideologies that constitute the framework of contemporary black political thought: Black Nationalism, Black Feminism, Black Conservatism and Liberal Integrationism. These ideologies, the book posits, help African Americans to understand persistent social and economic inequality, to identify the significance of race in that inequality, and to devise strategies for overcoming it.

The Journey of a Christian Counselor

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The Journey of a Christian Counselor by Jessie Rose Barrow Book Resume:

The Journey of a Christian Counselor is written for the individual who feels drawn by the Holy Spirit to counsel, with or without formal training in the profession. It is a story within a story, a chronology of the spiritual and professional journey of a young woman searching for the meaning of a vision that she saw at the birth of her son. This vision changed her life, but it was not until the brutal death of her son that she gained the courage to release the vision and accept its purpose in her life.

Freedom Facts and Firsts

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Freedom Facts and Firsts by Jessie Carney Smith,Linda T Wynn Book Resume:

Spanning nearly 400 years from the early abolitionists to the present, this guide book profiles more than 400 people, places, and events that have shaped the history of the black struggle for freedom. Coverage includes information on such mainstay figures as Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and Rosa Parks, but also delves into how lesser known figures contributed to and shaped the history of civil rights. Learn how the Housewives' League of Detroit started a nationwide movement to support black businesses, helping many to survive the depression; or discover what effect sports journalist Samuel Harold Lacy had on Jackie Robinson's historic entrance into the major leagues. This comprehensive resource chronicles the breadth and passion of an entire people's quest for freedom.