God, the Devil & James Brown - Memoirs of a Funky Diva
Publish Date: 2013-04-18
Author: Marva Whitney;Charles Waring
Marva Whitney's warts and all autobiography is told in the same manner as the robust singing-style that she patented - it's raw, unbridled, intense and profoundly passionate. The late Kansas City funk and soul singer takes no prisoners in a compellingly candid memoir that blends pathos with humour and vividly recalls her rise to fame in James Brown's legendary revue in the late 1960s. A revealing expos of Brown's tyrannical regime, it also chronicles Marva's life either side of her time with the 'Godfather of Soul' and includes recollections from funk legends Bootsy Collins, Pee Wee Ellis and Fred Wesley.