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  • The One: The Life and Music of James Brown | R. J. Smith

    The One: The Life and Music of James Brown

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By R. J. Smith
    • Narrated By Kevin R. Free
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Senior editor at L.A. Magazine RJ Smith saw his first book, The Great Black Way, win the coveted California Book Award. With The One, Smith profiles one of the 20th century’s most innovative musical icons, the Godfather of Soul himself, James Brown. Drawing on extensive research and captivating interviews, Smith chronicles Brown’s rise from abject poverty to the pinnacle of fame, while also detailing Brown’s work as a civil rights activist and entrepreneur.

    Raleigh says: "pitiable, lovable, despicable,understandable"
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