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The Resource Flip : the inside story of TV's first Black superstar, Kevin Cook, (audiobook)

Flip : the inside story of TV's first Black superstar, Kevin Cook, (audiobook)

Label
Flip : the inside story of TV's first Black superstar
Title
Flip
Title remainder
the inside story of TV's first Black superstar
Statement of responsibility
Kevin Cook
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When The Flip Wilson Show debuted in 1970, black faces were still rare on television, black hosts nonexistent. So how did Clerow "Flip" Wilson go from Jersey City grade-school dropout to national celebrity, heralded on the cover of Time as "TV's First Black Superstar". Flip is a candid, entertaining biography of a consummate comedian who changed the face of American popular culture. Kevin Cook chronicles Flip's meteoric rise through the Chitlin' Circuit of segregated nightclubs to his breakthrough on Johnny Carson's Tonight Show to his hit variety show, on which he created such outrageous and hilarious characters as the sassy Geraldine and flock-fleecing Reverend Leroy. As one of the biggest stars of his time, he performed and partied with Richard Pryor, George Carlin, Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, and other stars of the 1970s. Drawing on interviews with family, friends, and celebrities, Cook delivers the inspiring story of a complex man who broke the prime-time color barrier, blazing a trail for generations of African American performers who followed him
Cataloging source
BLACP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cook, Kevin
Dewey number
  • 792.702/8092
  • B
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PN2287.W477
LC item number
C66 2013ab
Literary text for sound recordings
biography
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Mirron Willis
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1965-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Willis, Mirron E.
  • Blackstone Audio, Inc
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wilson, Flip
  • Comedians
  • African American comedians
  • Television personalities
  • African American television personalities
  • Audiobooks
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Flip : the inside story of TV's first Black superstar, Kevin Cook, (audiobook)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Compact disc
  • Duration: 8:00:00
  • "Tracks Every 3 Minutes."
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
ocn826637501
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
7 sound discs (ca. 8 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781470881283
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
Z7486
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)826637501
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Flip : the inside story of TV's first Black superstar, Kevin Cook, (audiobook)
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Compact disc
  • Duration: 8:00:00
  • "Tracks Every 3 Minutes."
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
ocn826637501
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
7 sound discs (ca. 8 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781470881283
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
Z7486
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
(OCoLC)826637501
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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