I Got Your Back

I Got Your Back : A Father & Son Keep It Real about Love, Fatherhood, Family, and Friendship

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The final collaboration from Eddie and Gerald Levert: an intimate glimpse into their lives, their passions, and their musical legacy. But most important, "I Got Your Back" gets inside the special and rare father-son bond that these two R&B legends shared. Eddie and Gerald put their hearts and souls on the line and talk about their failures, concerns, fears, and triumphs as father and son. With a powerful message of reconciliation for broken families, Eddie and Gerald explore the themes of fatherhood, male bonding and male-female relationships. The book includes moving tributes from Eddie, Patti LaBelle, Steve Harvey and others, as well as treasured family photographs.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 207 pages
  • 129.54 x 200.66 x 17.78mm | 204.12g
  • Random House USA Inc
  • Random House Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0767927605
  • 9780767927604
  • 1,799,479

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"The candid father and son conversations...are the heart of the book." - Leonard Pitts, Jr., Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and author of "Becoming Dad: Black Men and the Journey to Fatherhood
""Eddie Levert is an American icon. Gerald Levert is the most talented soul-singer of my generation. With ingredients like these, anything they create together is delicious! This book is a tasty testimonial to the power of love." -Tavis Smiley, host of The Tavis Smiley Show, "New York Times "bestselling author of "What I Know for Sure," and editor of the "New York Times "bestsellers "The Covenant with Black America" and "The Covenant in Action
""I GOT YOUR BACK celebrates black men and the deep relationship that Eddie and Gerald Levert share as father and son. For generations they have inspired us with the power of their Love Train especially for me as I reflect on my relationship with my grandfathers and father." -Hill Harper, actor and "New York Times "bestselling author of "Letters to a Young Brother: MANifest Your Destiny"
"Eddie Levert is one of the great figures in American popular music and Gerald Levert is the greatest soul singer of his generation. Both exemplify the height of grace dignity and integrity as self-respecting black men. I GOT YOUR BACK is their powerful and poignant gift to us - a life enhancing message we so badly need in these difficult days! I thank Lyah Beth LeFlore for her help in laying bear the wisdom of these two geniuses!"
-Dr. Cornel West, "New York Times "bestselling author of "Democracy Matters" and University Professor of Religion, Princeton University
"I got my start in R&B music with Gamble and Huff's O'Jays so Eddie Levert will always be important to me. I've been a fan of Gerald Levert ever since he began. To see a father and his son make indelible marks on music over many years is very, very special." -Clive Davis, founder of Arista Records and J Records, Grammy Award winning record producer, Rock and Roll H
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About Sr Eddie LeVert

EDDIE LEVERT is one of the founding members of the pioneering 1970s soul group and 2005 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees The O'Jays. He lives in Las Vegas.
Founder of the chart-topping group LeVert, GERALD LEVERT released his first solo album in 1991, and in 1997 formed LSG with Keith Sweat and Johnny Gill. Gerald also wrote and produced songs for many musical artists, including Barry White and Patti LaBelle. Gerald Levert passed away suddenly in 2006 at age forty.
LYAH BETH LeFLORE is the coauthor of the novel "Cosmopolitan Girls," and the author of "Last Night a DJ Saved My Life." Lyah has been a television producer and entertainment executive for over a decade and has worked at Nickelodeon, Uptown Entertainment, and Alan Haymon Productions.
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