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Real Love, No Drama: The Music of Mary J. Blige By Danny Alexander Real Love No Drama The Music of Mary J Blige Mary J Blige is an icon who represents the political consciousness of hip hop and the historical promise of soul She is an everywoman celebrated by Oprah Winfrey and beloved by pop music fans of all
  • Title: Real Love, No Drama: The Music of Mary J. Blige
  • Author: Danny Alexander
  • ISBN: 9780292759435
  • Page: 259
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Real Love, No Drama: The Music of Mary J. Blige By Danny Alexander Mary J Blige is an icon who represents the political consciousness of hip hop and the historical promise of soul She is an everywoman, celebrated by Oprah Winfrey and beloved by pop music fans of all ages and races Blige has sold over fifty million albums, won numerous Grammys, and even played at multiple White House events, as well as the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize ceremonMary J Blige is an icon who represents the political consciousness of hip hop and the historical promise of soul She is an everywoman, celebrated by Oprah Winfrey and beloved by pop music fans of all ages and races Blige has sold over fifty million albums, won numerous Grammys, and even played at multiple White House events, as well as the 2013 Nobel Peace Prize ceremony Displaying astonishing range and versatility, she has recorded everything from Broadway standards to Led Zeppelin anthems and worked with some of popular music s greatest artists Aretha Franklin, Eric Clapton, Elton John, Whitney Houston, Sting, U2, and Beyonce, among them.Real Love, No Drama The Music of Mary J Blige tells the story of one of the most important artists in pop music history Danny Alexander follows the whole arc of Blige s career, from her first album, which heralded the birth of hip hop soul, to her critically praised 2014 album, The London Sessions He highlights the fact that Blige was part of the historically unprecedented movement of black women onto pop radio and explores how she and other women took control of their careers and used their music to give voice to women s and men s everyday struggles and dreams This book adds immensely to the story of both black women artists and artists rooted in hip hop and pays tribute to a musician who, by expanding her reach and asking tough questions about how music can and should evolve, has proven herself an artistic visionary.
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    1. Danny Alexander

      Danny Alexander Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Real Love, No Drama: The Music of Mary J. Blige book, this is one of the most wanted Danny Alexander author readers around the world.

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    1. Real Love, No Drama is not a Mary J Blige biography but something valuable Call what Danny Alexander does here a deep dive into the Blige catalogue, or a critical monograph, or an extended essay with fan notes Or, better yet, call it a long form example of close listening one that routinely discovers themes and artistic subtleties in music widely presumed to have none Alexander makes a series of arguments Given the music crit biases that dominated across her career, Mary J Blige has, as a black [...]


    2. Danny Alexander is a music writer who listens from somewhere out in the crowd, shoulder to shoulder in communion with his sisters and brothers, all of them on their feet and swaying to the music As a result, Real Love, No Drama puts Mary J Blige s music in the heart of what s happening in real people s lives, where the love and drama are inherent, and where Blige so often has provided inspiration, guidance, and sustenance for the journey.Through his own listening and watching, through interviews [...]


    3. So inspiring I love Mary J Blige story and her style Alexander really captured her spirit as well as the essence of her music I felt like this was than a tribute to one artist but the telling of an era where women, women of color in particular, found their voice in America I fell in love Mary Blige through this biography as it is a struggle to keep going in the face of so many barriers being thrown in front of you and she overcame A loving tribute and a good read.


    4. This is a masterclass in listening to some under recognized music genres cue up the Blige songs and videos after each chapter you ll want to listen again for the first time.


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