Working for the Man, Playing in the Band by Damon Wood

Working for the Man, Playing in the Band

A white rock ’n’ roll guitarist on stage with the Godfather of SoulIn this unvarnished account of toiling under one of popular music’s most notorious bosses, Damon Wood details his six years spent playing guitar for James Brown’s Soul Generals.In a memoir certain to fascinate Mr. Dynamite’s millions of fans, as well as musicians and industry insiders, Wood recalls how a chance encounter with James Brown led him to embrace soul and funk ...

Details Working for the Man, Playing in the Band

TitleWorking for the Man, Playing in the Band
Release DateMay 1st, 2018
PublisherECW Press
GenreMusic, Nonfiction, History, Biography, Travel, Culture, Pop Culture

Reviews Working for the Man, Playing in the Band

  • Valerity (Val)
    This is an entertaining book by a guitar player who gets called up to play for James Brown's band the Soul Generals at a moment's notice halfway around the world. Damon Wood goes on to chronicle what it's like to play as a side man for "the hardest working man in show business" for the next 6 years. The good, the bad, and the not so great times of traveling with a large group of musicians, much of the time on a band bus. There were other times sp...
  • Dave
    Most books about musicians, performers, entertainers, attempt to be almost encyclopedic in their descriptions of every aspect of the entertainer's biography, including detailing every tour date, every record, and every contract, often ending up being over 600 pages. That's not this book. Instead of giving us such a complete unedited historical narrative, Working for the Man offers us a shorter glimpse into a period of a star's career and from a u...
  • Louise
    This is a book of the highs and lows of Damon Wood’s 6 year stint as a guitar player with James Brown’s Soul Generals. Wood chronicles the difficult traveling conditions of a forever on the move band and the rush of a perfectly executed, performance. The author and the other guitar player were young guys in a band and support team dominated by senior citizens. The announcer, the road manager, drummers and others had 20, 30 years or more with ...
  • Vnunez-Ms_luv2read
    Awesome book about the author's playing for the "Godfather of Soul", James Brown. What an honor and experience. The author takes us righ there with him during the good, bad or indifferent. I truly enjoyed this book and I wish the author the best. Thank you so much for insight on your experince with Mr. Brown. Thanks to NetGalley, the author and the publisher for the ARC of this book in return for my honest review.
  • daniel Paczkowski
    5 stars.Fantastic. This is a great read for any one who is interested in a first-hand, behind the scenes look into the world of the talented musicians who shared the stage with the iconic James Brown. Extremely well written and entertaining.