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The Resource Soul survivor : a biography of Al Green, by Jimmy McDonough

Soul survivor : a biography of Al Green, by Jimmy McDonough

Label
Soul survivor : a biography of Al Green
Title
Soul survivor
Title remainder
a biography of Al Green
Statement of responsibility
by Jimmy McDonough
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Al Green has blessed listeners with some of the biggest hits of the past fifty years. "Love and Happiness, " "I'm Still in Love with You, " "Let's Get Married, " and "I'm Tired of Being Alone" are but a sampling of the iconic songs that led a generation to embrace love in perhaps the most tumultuous period in this country's history, an unparalleled body of work that has many calling Green one of the greatest soul singers of all time. The music legend has sold over 20 million albums and been sampled by numerous rappers, and even President Obama has been known to sing a chorus or two. The now-Bishop Green is without a doubt one of the most beloved yet inscrutable figures ever to grace the popular music stage, and he has managed to magically sidestep being successfully scrutinized in print. Until now.Acclaimed journalist and author Jimmy McDonough expertly tackles this most elusive of subjects and aims to present readers with the definitive portrait of a man everyone knows but few understand. McDonough manages to break through Green's joyous veneer to reveal the contrary, tortured, and solitary individual beneath, a man who spent decades dancing an uneasy tightrope between the sacred and the profane. From his childhood in the backwaters of Arkansas to commanding the stage in front of throngs of lusting fans to addressing a very different audience from the pulpit of his own church, readers will bear witness to the creation of some of the most electrifying soul music ever recorded; learn the hitherto untold real story behind Green's colorful down-home Memphis label, Hi Records; and--by way of countless in-depth interviews with major players in the story, some speaking for the very first time--unravel one of the last great mysteries in popular music: Al Green
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McDonough, Jimmy
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
ML420.G843
LC item number
M33 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Green, Al
  • Soul musicians
  • Soul musicians
  • United States
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts
  • MUSIC / Genres & Styles / Soul & R 'n B
  • MUSIC / Individual Composer & Musician
Label
Soul survivor : a biography of Al Green, by Jimmy McDonough
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Talking in tongues -- Little Al, country boy -- Hit instrumentals -- The reducer -- I've been searchin' -- Silky on top, rough on the bottom -- Masculine Al, feminine Al -- Al and the women (an interlude) -- Black Elvis -- Strong as death -- On the run -- Hand lotion and dead dogs -- Him that I need -- Too close -- Boxing with God -- Get behind me, Satan -- Al Green don't do cats -- Put your hat on the floor -- Holy roller
Control code
ocn974992270
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 403 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780306822674
Lccn
2017010283
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780306822674
  • (OCoLC)974992270
Label
Soul survivor : a biography of Al Green, by Jimmy McDonough
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Talking in tongues -- Little Al, country boy -- Hit instrumentals -- The reducer -- I've been searchin' -- Silky on top, rough on the bottom -- Masculine Al, feminine Al -- Al and the women (an interlude) -- Black Elvis -- Strong as death -- On the run -- Hand lotion and dead dogs -- Him that I need -- Too close -- Boxing with God -- Get behind me, Satan -- Al Green don't do cats -- Put your hat on the floor -- Holy roller
Control code
ocn974992270
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 403 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780306822674
Lccn
2017010283
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780306822674
  • (OCoLC)974992270

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