RJ Smith – The One

David speaks with author R.J. Smith about his new biography, The One: The Life and Music of James Brown. In this book, Smith examines how James Brown went from a poor young man in the deep south living in his aunt’s brothel to the “Hardest Working Man in Show Business.” While this poor upbringing and the struggle to survive in Augusta, GA ultimately made him a stronger person, it also led to his often domineering and tyrannical approach to his later musical career and personal life.

Original Air Date: 03-28-2012

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