The One: The Life and Music of James Brown

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: R.J. Smith

Narrated By: Kevin R. Free

Publisher: Recorded Books

Date: March 2012

Duration: 14 hours 14 minutes


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.


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