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Kill 'Em and Leave

Searching for James Brown and the American Soul

by James McBride

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Searching for James Brown and the American Soul
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Traces how the author acted on a tip from a family member and embarked on a cultural journey in search of the man behind the legend of James Brown, discovering his rich musical legacy and the ongoing disputes surrounding his will as well as the complicated race, music and cultural factors that shaped his story.