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Hit Me, Fred
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 326

Hit Me, Fred

The legendary funk, soul, and jazz musician who played with James Brown moves from sideman to center stage in this loving tribute to a seminal but often overlooked force in American music. (Performing Arts)

Hit Me, Fred
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 342

Hit Me, Fred

With Hit Me, Fred, sensational sideman Fred Wesley Jr. moves front and center to tell his life story. A legendary funk, soul, and jazz musician, Wesley is best known for his work in the late sixties and early seventies with James Brown and as the leader of Brown’s band, Fred Wesley and the JB’s. Having been the band’s music director, arranger, trombone player, and frequent composer, Wesley is one of the original architects of funk music. He describes what it was like working for the Godfather of Soul, revealing the struggle and sometimes stringent discipline behind Brown’s tight, raucous tunes. After leaving Brown and the JB’s, Wesley arranged the horn sections for Parliament, Funk...

The Life & Times of Fred Wesley Wentworth
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 120

The Life & Times of Fred Wesley Wentworth

Fred Wesley Wentworth and the Wentworth era span from the 1890s to the 1940s. Starting out as a local architect designing homes, commercial buildings and institutions for leading citizens in Paterson, New Jersey, his career quickly transformed by way of a Jewish entrepreneur, Jacob Fabian, into the archetect of grand movie palaces throughout New Jersey and the movie palace prototype nationwide. In addition, he was well know of his designs of institituions of Jewish life. These buildings shaped generations of immigrants and their chidlren and created a place that offered a sophisticated urban life.

I Slept with the Choir
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 168

I Slept with the Choir

My name is Franklin Charmer. I am a musician by trade. I play the organ and have played for two of the biggest churches in the city. I have been in the church all my life and consider myself a good Christian. I have been a Minister of Music since I was twelve. The past two years I have attended Faith Mission Tabernacle on the Rock Missionary Church of the Baptist God in Christ after having a disagreement with the last choir director and pastor. I am now in a small ministry with approximately sixty-five members but am still in the position of music director. I am in charge of the choir. The choir is made up of four women, the Character sisters, Melissa and Mona, Mrs. Pamela Forge, who is a relative of the founder of the church, Ms. Cinnamon Washington who is a former stripper with the voice of an angel, and our choir director Mr. Derek Potter. These are the members of my choir. And I slept with them all.

Fred Wesley
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 536

Fred Wesley

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1998
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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Factors Affecting the Differential Tolerance of Tree Species to Herbicides, Primarily Simazine
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 168
Funk
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 370

Funk

Celebrates funk music using biographies of such musicians as James Brown and George Clinton, and provides descriptions of the genre, historical perspectives, and the story behind the "death of funk" following the introduction of disco.

Wesley on the Christian Life
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 262

Wesley on the Christian Life

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2013
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  • Publisher: Crossway

John Wesley stands as one of the most significant Christian thinkers since the Reformation. From prevenient grace to Christian perfection, Sanders guides readers through key facets of Wesley's theology. Part of the Theologians on the Christian Life series.

All Music Guide to Soul
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 899

All Music Guide to Soul

With informative biographies, essays, and "music maps, " this book is the ultimate guide to the best recordings in rhythm and blues. 20 charts.

The Discipline of Market Leaders
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 224

The Discipline of Market Leaders

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2007-03-20
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  • Publisher: Basic Books

Why is it that Casio can sell a calculator more cheaply than Kellogg's can sell a box of corn flakes? Why can FedEx “absolutely, positively” deliver your package overnight but airlines have trouble keeping track of your bags? What does your company do better than anyone else? What unique value do you provide to your customers? How will you increase that value next year? As customers' demands for the highest quality products, best services, and lowest prices increase daily, the rules for market leadership are changing. Once powerful companies that haven't gotten the message are faltering, while others, new and old, are thriving. In disarmingly simple and provocative terms, Treacy and Wiersema show what it takes to become a leader in your market, and stay there, in an ever more sophisticated and demanding world.