Say It Loud

Author: Don Rhodes
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1599216744
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When Don Rhodes took his seat not far behind Michael Jackson at the funeral of the “Godfather of Soul” on December 30, 2006, it marked the close of a forty-year friendship. In Say It Loud! Rhodes pays tribute to James Brown and his storied career, with a close and comprehensive look at the life of the legendary singer at his home in Augusta, Georgia, and the family he left behind. From the evolution of Brown's fiery, uniquely rhythmic musical style to his social activism, world travels, run-ins with the law, and four marriages (and uncertain number of affairs), Rhodes provides a sensitive but candid look at the life of the man behind such hits as “I Feel Good,” “Please, Please, Please,” “Sex Machine,” and “Say It Loud—I'm Black and I'm Proud.” He takes us back to the 1960s, when James Brown and other American soul and rock artists were relieved to find that they had nothing to fear from the Beatles and other British artists taking America by storm—indeed, as some of the Brits acknowledged, the Americans had inspired them. Mick Jagger, whose dance steps were influenced by Brown, once said of him, “His show didn't just have to do with the artist but had to do with the audience. . . . Their reaction was always . . . like being in a church.” Unlike his friend Elvis Presley, James Brown went on to be a frequent global traveler, adored by fans throughout the world. Say It Loud! bears out the reputation of the man with the famous cape as “the hardest-working man in show business,” bringing us the full story of a conscientious performer and consummate professional with a fascinating and controversial personal life. Never-before-published photos, as well as anecdotes from an enduring friendship and details of Brown's life at home, will further ensure that music fans of all ages will cherish this tribute to an American icon by a longtime friend.

An Encyclopedia of South Carolina Jazz and Blues Musicians

Author: Benjamin Franklin V
Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press
ISBN: 1611176220
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In An Encyclopedia of South Carolina Jazz and Blues Musicians, Benjamin Franklin V documents the careers of South Carolina jazz and blues musicians from the nineteenth century to the present. The musicians range from the renowned (James Brown, Dizzy Gillespie), to the notable (Freddie Green, Josh White), to the largely forgotten (Fud Livingston, Josie Miles),to the obscure (Lottie Frost Hightower, Horace “Spoons” Williams), to the unknown (Vince Arnold, Johnny Wilson). Though the term “jazz” is commonly understood, if difficult to define, “blues” has evolved over time to include rhythm and blues, doo-wop, and soul music. Performers in these genres are represented, as are members of the Jenkins Orphanage bands of Charleston. The volume also treats nineteenth-century musicians who performed what might be called proto-jazz or proto-blues in string bands, medicine shows, vaudeville, and the like. Organized alphabetically, from Johnny Acey to Webster Young, the book’s entries include basic biographical information, South Carolina residences, career details, compositions, recordings as leaders and as band members, films, awards, Web sites, and lists of resources for additional reading. Franklin has ensured biographical accuracy to the greatest degree possible by consulting such sources as the census, military registers, passport applications, and other public documents including, when law permitted, death certificates. Information in these records permitted him to dispel myths and correct misinformation that have surrounded South Carolina’s musical history for generations.

Georgia Icons

Author: Don Rhodes
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762767812
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Georgia Icons celebrates the Peach State through photographs and essays highlighting 50 of the best places, inventions, foods, buildings, and institutions the state has to offer..

Augusta s WGAC Radio

Author: Scott Hudson
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1614238294
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WGAC is the No. 1-rated radio station in Augusta. It has weathered the transition in American radio from local stations with local programming to corporately owned stations that feature syndicated programming, and it has been able to do so without giving up its local character. As a news-talk radio station today, WGAC is the first place most Augustans go to find out what is happening nationally and locally, and its morning drive-time and afternoon drive-time show hosts and news personnel are some of the most beloved and respected media figures in Augusta. This book will trace the history of this community landmark from its infancy to its status today as a community institution. It will highlight the people who have created the programming for which WGAC is known and also the people like James Brown who have used the station to launch important careers. The book will also discuss Fuqua's broadcasting technology innovations such as advances in acoustics engineering and early television technology. The history will also cover the station's decades-long support of the Master's Golf Tournament, which has led to it becoming the official radio station of the Master's.

The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives 2006 2008

Author: Kenneth T. Jackson
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780684315751
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Includes persons who made significant contributions while living in the United States, whether or not they were U.S. citizens, and who died in the five-year period covered by each volume. Includes an index by occupation.

Georgia Myths and Legends

Author: Don Rhodes
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493015990
Format: PDF
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Georgia Myths and Legends explores unusual phenomena, strange events, and mysteries in Georgia’s history. Each episode included in the book is a story unto itself, and the tone and style of the book is lively and easy to read for a general audience interested in Georgia history. From the puzzle of lost confederate gold to a woman who mysteriously spent her life waving at more than 50,000 passing ships, this selection of stories from Georgia's past explores some of the Peach State's most compelling mysteries and debunks some of its most famous myths.

Mysteries and Legends of Georgia

Author: Don Rhodes
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780762754250
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From the puzzle of lost confederate gold to a woman who mysteriously spent her life waving at more than 50,000 passing ships, this selection of a dozen stories from Georgia's past explores some of the Peach State's most compelling mysteries and debunks some of its most famous myths.

Congressional Record

Author: United States. Congress
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ISBN:
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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)