Dig If You Will the Picture

Funk, Sex, God and Genius in the Music of Prince
Product Number: EB00691848
Released: Apr 11, 2017
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9781250128362
Publisher: Henry Holt and Co.
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Named one of the best music books of 2017 by The Wall Street Journal A unique and kaleidoscopic look into the life, legacy, and electricity of the pop legend Prince and his wideranging impact on our culture Ben Greenman, New York Times bestselling author, contributing writer to the New Yorker, and owner of thousands of recordings of Prince and Prince-related songs, knows intimately that there has never been a rock star as vibrant, mercurial, willfully contrary, experimental, or prolific as Prince. Uniting a diverse audience while remaining singularly himself, Prince was a tireless artist, a musical virtuoso and chameleon, and a pop-culture prophet who shattered traditional ideas of race and gender, rewrote the rules of identity, and redefined the role of sex in pop music. A polymath in his own right who collaborated with George Clinton and Questlove on their celebrated memoirs, Greenman has been listening to and writing about Prince since the mid-eighties. Here, with the passion of an obsessive fan and the skills of a critic, journalist, and novelist, he mines his encyclopedic knowledge of Prince's music to tell both his story and the story of the paradigm-shifting ideas that he communicated to his millions of fans around the world. Greenman's take on Prince is the autobiography of a generation and its ideas. Asking a series of questions-not only "Who was Prince?" but "Who wasn't he?" and "Who are we?"-Dig if You Will the Picture is a fitting tribute to an extraordinary talent.

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Author(s): Ben Greenman
Original Publish Date: Apr 11, 2017

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Author(s): Ben Greenman
Narrator(s): Peter Berkrot
Product Number DD31932
Released: Apr 11, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781541402201
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Author(s): Ben Greenman
Narrator(s): Peter Berkrot
Product Number Z100122659
Released: Apr 11, 2017
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Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781541422209

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