Live at the Apollo

by Wolk, Douglas.

Format: Print Book 2004
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction ML420.B818 W65 2004
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
Call Number  ML420.B818 W65 2004
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.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "James Brown's Live at the Apollo0 is famed as the best concert recording of his raw showmanship. Taped in fall 1962 at the venerable, and even legendary, showcase for black performers, the Apollo Theater of Harlem, the recording captured Brown when he was still something of an underground phenomenon. With a series of hits on the R&B charts to his credit, he was poised to move in on the pop charts. The show recorded was Brown's twenty-fourth that week--testimony in itself that he was indeed, as his publicity claimed, "the hardest working man in show business." Wolk neatly assesses the record's context and its function as the fuel for Brown's ascent to the pop stratosphere. --Mike Tribby Copyright 2004 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series 33 1/3.
Subjects Brown, James, -- 1933-2006. -- Apollo Theater presents, in person, the James Brown show.
Apollo Theater (New York, N.Y. : 125th Street)
Publisher New York :Continuum,2004
Language English
Description 117 pages ; 17 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 0826415725 (pbk.)
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