2018, English, Book, Illustrated edition: White music : the Barry White story / Tom Rubython. Rubython, Tom, (author.)

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White music : the Barry White story / Tom Rubython
 
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Physical Description
  • xxviii, 580 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ; 25 cm.
Published
  • London : The Myrtle Press, 2018.
Language
  • English

Edition details

Title
  • White music : the Barry White story /​ Tom Rubython.
Author
  • Rubython, Tom, (author.)
Published
  • London : The Myrtle Press, 2018.
Copyright
  • ©2017.
Content Types
  • still image
  • text
Carrier Types
  • volume
Physical Description
  • xxviii, 580 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ; 25 cm.
Subjects
Summary
  • BIOGRAPHY: ARTS &​ ENTERTAINMENT. White Music is the first full length biography of the maestro, Barry White. White was born in Galveston in 1944. Melvin White, Barry's father, was already married with two children of his own; something of which his mother Sadie Carter had no knowledge. Sadie and baby Barry soon returned to Los Angeles where a brother Darryl joined the family 16 months later. She and her two sons made the best of their lives and lived happily in the Watts area of Los Angeles. As soon as he could walk and talk Barry displayed a musical bent, while Darryl became a young thug, terrorising the neighbours. Sadie bought a piano, then a gramophone to help her son develop. He dazzled the church choir with his talents and was running it by the age of 12. Barry's life changed forever when his voice broke at 14. And from that moment, armed with a voice like no one else on the planet, he began a 15-year struggle to make it as a professional musician.
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: ch. 1 The End Came
  • Death of the maestro
  • 2003
  • pt. ONE CHILDHOOD AND YOUTH
  • ch. 2 The Errant Father
  • The beginning of Barry White
  • 1944 to 1949
  • ch. 3 Musical Awakening
  • Talent shows through at an early age
  • 1949 to 1956
  • ch. 4 Growing up in South LA
  • Youth - 1956 to 1958
  • ch. 5 The Voice Emerges
  • All change at 14
  • 1958
  • ch. 6 Guided by Destiny
  • A love affair begins with astrology
  • ch. 7 A Criminal Goes to Jail
  • Barry White goes out of control
  • 1960
  • ch. 8 Epiphany
  • Release from juvenile prison
  • ch. 9 Meeting Mary
  • Sex, children and an emotional meltdown
  • 1957 to 1963
  • ch. 10 A Murdering Brother
  • Childhood marred
  • 1964 to 1965
  • ch. 11 Seconds From Oblivion
  • A narrow escape from the law
  • 1965
  • ch. 12 Break Out
  • First chance in the music business
  • pt. TWO 12-YEAR STRUGGLE TO MAKE IT
  • ch. 13 Going to Hollywood
  • A paid job at last
  • 1962
  • Contents note continued: ch. 14 Two-Year Funk
  • Ups and downs of life
  • 1962 to 1963
  • ch. 15 Marriage to Mary
  • A proper family and four children
  • ch. 16 Meeting Gene Page
  • The first game changer
  • 1963 to 1965
  • ch. 17 The Mustang Bronco Years
  • Bob Keane leads to Larry Nunes
  • 1966 to 1968
  • ch. 18 Split from Mary
  • The final schism
  • 1966 to 1969
  • ch. 19 Turning Down Motown
  • ... And meeting Aaron and Abby Schroeder
  • 1968 to 1969
  • ch. 20 The Love is Unlimited
  • Meeting the three girls
  • 1969
  • ch. 21 Making it Happen
  • Creating Love Unlimited
  • 1969 to 1971
  • ch. 22 Loving Glodean
  • Getting it right second time around
  • 1971
  • ch. 23 A Moment of Creative Truth
  • With Love Unlimited in the studio
  • 1971 to 1972
  • pt. THREE 10 YEARS AT THE VERY TOP OF HIS GAME
  • ch. 24 So Much To Give
  • Enter Barry White, the singer
  • 1972
  • ch. 25 A Shocking Rejection
  • Russ Regan says `no', then `yes'
  • 1973
  • ch. 26 Under the Influence
  • Contents note continued: The second Love Unlimited album
  • ch. 27 Stone Gon'
  • Second solo album
  • October 1973
  • ch. 28 A Rhapsody In Genius
  • Rhapsody in White
  • sheer orchestral brilliance
  • January 1974
  • ch. 29 Feel the Heat
  • In Heat
  • the third Love Unlimited album
  • March 1974
  • ch. 30 Divorce and Remarriage
  • A proper family at last
  • 1974
  • ch. 31 The Signature Song
  • The breakthrough single
  • January to March 1974
  • ch. 32 Can't Get Enough
  • Third solo album
  • August 1974
  • ch. 33 Two More Orchestrals
  • Rounding off an extraordinary year
  • December 1974
  • ch. 34 Just Another Way to Say
  • Fourth solo album
  • March 1975
  • ch. 35 Prolific Producer
  • Proteges fail to break though
  • ch. 36 Larry Nunes Retires
  • Barry's mentor is ruined
  • ch. 37 Barry Builds Barryland
  • Move to dream house in Sherman Oaks
  • 1975
  • ch. 38 Money and Horses
  • All to play for
  • ch. 39 The Music Bursts Out
  • Contents note continued: So many melodies
  • ch. 40 Family Bliss
  • 10 years together in harmony
  • 1975 to 1985
  • ch. 41 Let the Music Play
  • Fifth and sixth solo albums
  • 1975 and 1976
  • ch. 42 On Tour in the Seventies
  • A joyful time for all
  • The 1970s
  • ch. 43 Sings For Someone You Love
  • Seventh solo album
  • 1977
  • pt. FOUR 17 YEARS OF SLOW AND GRADUAL DECLINE
  • ch. 44 The Death of Larry Nunes
  • Only 48 and gone from a heart attack
  • September 1978
  • ch. 45 The Man Album
  • Eighth solo album
  • 1978
  • ch. 46 A Label of His Own At Last
  • Ground-breaking but flawed deal with CBS
  • 1976 to 1977
  • ch. 47 I Love to Sing the Songs I Sing
  • Ninth solo album and last with 20th Century
  • 1979
  • ch. 48 Unlimited Gold Takes Shape
  • Barry White's musical revolution
  • ch. 49 The Message is Love
  • First album at CBS
  • August 1979
  • ch. 50 Sheet Music
  • 11th solo album
  • 1980
  • ch. 51 Barry &​ Glodean
  • Contents note continued: 12th solo album is a duet with his wife
  • August 1981
  • ch. 52 Beware of Change
  • 13th solo album
  • November 1981
  • ch. 53 Darryl Dies
  • The end of a brother
  • December 1982
  • ch. 54 Dedicated to Change
  • 14th and 15th solo albums
  • 1982 and 1983
  • ch. 55 Harmony of Purpose
  • A lifelong obsession with astrology
  • 1982
  • ch. 56 Death of a Friend
  • Marvin Gaye is murdered by his father
  • April 1984
  • ch. 57 Down But Not Out
  • Upheaval, withdrawal and a financial crisis
  • 1984
  • ch. 58 A New Label
  • A pseudo rapper emerges for 16th solo album
  • 1987
  • ch. 59 The End of the Affair
  • Split from Glodean and a secret daughter revealed
  • 1988
  • ch. 60 The Man is Back
  • Avoiding a career-ending crisis
  • ch. 61 Extra-Curricular Music
  • Put Me in Your Mix
  • 18th solo album
  • 1991
  • ch. 62 Disaster at Sherman Oaks
  • Northridge earthquake shatters dream house
  • January 1994
  • ch. 63 New House, New Album, New Start
  • Contents note continued: Move to Las Vegas and the Icon album
  • July to October 1994
  • pt. FIVE FOUR YEARS OF PHYSICAL DECLINE AND DEATH
  • ch. 64 Life and Death Setbacks
  • Health fails then Sadie and Gene die
  • 1995 to 1998
  • ch. 65 Staying Power
  • 20th and final solo album
  • 1999
  • ch. 66 Near the End
  • The final years
  • 2000 to 2002
  • ch. 67 The Last
  • The end of Barry White
  • POSTSCRIPT: THE LEGACY OF MUSIC TO MAKE LOVE TO
  • ch. 68 Making Love with Barry White
  • The bedroom growler.
Notes
  • Includes index.
  • Includes bibliographical references and discographies.
Language
  • English
ISBN
  • 9780990619925
  • 0990619923
Dewey Number
  • 782.0092
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