Dig If You Will the Picture: Funk, Sex, God and Genius in the Music of Prince, Ben Greenman
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Dig If You Will the Picture: Funk, Sex, God and Genius in the Music of Prince

Author: Ben Greenman

Narrator: Peter Berkrot

Unabridged: 8 hr 57 min

Format: Digital Audiobook (DRM Protected)

Publisher: Tantor Audio

Published: 04/11/2017

Genre: Biography & Autobiography - Composers & Musicians

Synopsis

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.

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