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James Brown's Live at the Apollo / Edition 1
     

James Brown's Live at the Apollo / Edition 1

by Douglas Wolk
 

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ISBN-10: 0826415725

ISBN-13: 9780826415721

Pub. Date: 08/10/2004

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

In this remarkable book, Douglas Wolk brings to life an October evening in 1962, at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem: an evening at the height of Cold War tensions. In great detail, Wolk pieces together what took place (and what was recorded) that night, and illustrates beautifully the enduring power of one of James Brown's - and popular music's - defining moments&

Overview

In this remarkable book, Douglas Wolk brings to life an October evening in 1962, at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem: an evening at the height of Cold War tensions. In great detail, Wolk pieces together what took place (and what was recorded) that night, and illustrates beautifully the enduring power of one of James Brown's - and popular music's - defining moments: Live at the Apollo.

EXCERPT
Standing on the stage of the Apollo at a sold-out show on the night of October 24, 1962, screaming, James Brown would have looked out and seen 1500 people screaming back at him in the audience, split between the floor and the balconies. The walls behind them were a dark crimson; the balconies were decorated with the laurel wreaths that are the emblem of Apollo the god, recalling Daphne, who became a laurel tree to escape his lust. Most of the audience thought there was a good chance they'd be dead within the week.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826415721
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
08/10/2004
Series:
33 1/3 Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
904,680
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.46(h) x 0.62(d)

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