Dodson, Larry, author.
[United States] : Lamarie’s Entertainment Complex, 2017.
177 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm.
Finally, it’s here! The much anticipated and surprisingly candid memoir of songwriter, producer, gold and platinum-selling artist, Larry Dodson, lead singer of the iconic Funk and R&B band, The Bar-Kays. With the help of author/editor Shelia E. Bell, Dodson opens up to let the world in on what this journey has been like for him. From overcoming difficult family problems to battling and overcoming drug addiction and alcohol abuse, industry controversy, and all of the demons that often come along with being a living Funk legend for almost five decades, Larry recalls and talks candidly about the peaks and valleys of The Bar-Kays’ career. His wonderful wife, Marie, without a doubt has been the saving grace that has gotten him to this point. Only a handful of bands share the history that The Bar-Kays share. With Larry’s recent surprise announcement to his band, family, fans, and friends that he is retiring from The Bar-Kays, fans will find this book to be not only an extra special read, but a collector’s item. Backing up soul legends such as Otis Redding and countless other soul and R&B icons both in and out of the recording studio, teaming up with music giants like Isaac Hayes to help create the Oscar-winning sound tracks theme from Shaft, collaborating with Funk legends such as Sly Stone, Larry Dodson and The Bar-Kays have done it all and Larry talks about it all in “And the Band Plays On.”