Burn, Baby! Burn

Burn, Baby! Burn : The Autobiography of Magnificent Montague

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The story of one of soul music's earliest, hottest DJ's covering his broadcasting career and passion for preserving African American history.show more

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  • Hardback | 232 pages
  • 145.3 x 223 x 23.9mm | 426.38g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • 0252028732
  • 9780252028731

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"Montague! Dynamic! Understanding! A brother in the struggle! Yes, the Magnificent Montague! A man who commanded so much love and respect it will never, never, never be replaced. Take it from the Godfather of Soul, paying homage to the Don of Radio: This book tells it all." -- James Brown "Webster defines 'magnificent' as splendid, superb, noble---truly a description of Montague. He was splendid in his ability to captivate the listening audience, superb in his role as a community leader, and noble in the way he showed young people how to move through life with class. As I looked up these definitions, I thought to myself, 'Webster must have known my friend Montague.' I'm so glad he was around during the infancy years at Motown. What a blessing he was to so many of us." -- Smokey Robinson "The only sustained account by a black deejay who lived through the harshly segregated world of the 1950s and the explosive civil rights era of the 1960s. This book is a valuable contribution to the literature of black life and history." --Robert Pruter, author of Chicago Soul and Doowop: The Chicago Sceneshow more

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