James Brown Biography ‘The One’
‘The One’ James Brown Bio by RJ Smith
“The One” not only can be applied to The One and Only Godfather of Soul, James Brown; but, moreover, is how this remarkable performer described the unique beat of his signature funky sound – a creative switch from the upbeat to the downbeat.
As a James Brown aficionado, I admit to being skeptical about reading a biography on him, his expansive pioneering musical career, and his oft times troubled personal life. However, I need not have worried, as RJ Smith, the author, delivers the goods in a dynamic style appropriate to his explosive subject matter.
Checking facts against one-hundred-plus interviews, the author ensures ‘The One’ is factually correct in its compelling reading for not just the fans of funk’s Godfather, but anyone who has an interest in music and it’s history, as viewed through this preeminent icon, who represented a fascinating culture behind the beats in his more than 60 years of delivering the best in 20th century American popular music and dance.
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Posted on October 8, 2012, in Rants & Raves, Raves, Reviews and tagged 20th century American popular music, dance, funk, funk music, funky sound, Godfather of Soul, James Brown, James Brown biography, JB, JB bio, review, RJ Smith, The One. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.