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Working for the man, playing in the band : my years with James Brown / Damon Wood, with Phil Carson.

Wood, Damon, 1969- (author.). Carson, Phil, (author.).
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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis ML419.W659 A3 2018 (Text) 00000106621741 Browsing Collection Available -
Jefferson Co PL - Hanover Branch 921 WOOD (Text) 39391100312485 Nonfiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781770413856
  • ISBN: 1770413855
  • Physical Description: 279 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Toronto, ON : ECW Press, [2018]

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"A white rock'n'roll guitarist on stage with the Godfather of Soul. In this unvarnished account of toiling under one of popular music's most notorious bosses, Damon Wood details his six years spent playing guitar for James Brown's Soul Generals. In a memoir certain to fascinate Mr. Dynamite's millions of fans, as well as musicians and industry insiders, Wood recalls how a chance encounter with James Brown led him to embrace soul and funk music under the tutelage of its greatest progenitor. Numerous interviews with bandmates provide multiple perspectives on James Brown's complex character, his leadership of his band, the nature of soul and funk, and insights and sometimes harsh lessons learned along the way. This is a sideman's story of the gritty reality of working close to the spotlight but rarely in it. Damon Wood describes life on the road - often on James Brown's infamous tour bus - with one guitar, a change of clothes, and two dozen comrades-in-arms as they brought the funk to clubs, theaters, and the biggest music festivals on earth. Working for James Brown could be fear-inducing, inspiring, exhilarating, and exasperating - all in the space of a single performance."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Wood, Damon, 1969-
Brown, James, 1933-2006.
Soul Generals (Musical group)
Guitarists > United States > Biography.
Soul musicians > United States > Biography.

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