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Delta Lady Audiobook

Delta Lady: A Memoir

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Publisher's Summary

The two-time Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter bares her heart and soul in this intimate memoir, a story of music, stardom, love, family, heritage, and resilience.

She inspired songs - Leon Russell wrote "A Song for You" and "Delta Lady" for her; Stephen Stills wrote "Cherokee". She cowrote songs - "Superstar" and the piano coda to "Layla", uncredited. She sang backup for Eric Clapton, Joe Cocker, and Stills before finding fame as a solo artist with such hits as "We're All Alone" and "(Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher and Higher".

Following her story from Lafayette, Tennessee, to becoming one of the most sought-after rock vocalists in LA in the 1970s, Delta Lady chronicles Rita Coolidge's fascinating journey throughout the '60s-'70s pop/rock universe. A muse to some of the 20th century's most influential rock musicians, she broke hearts and broke up bands. Her relationship with drummer Jim Gordon took a violent turn during the legendary 1970 Mad Dogs & Englishmen tour; David Crosby maintained that her triangle with Stills and Graham Nash was the last straw for the group. Her volatile six-year marriage to Kris Kristofferson yielded two Grammys, a daughter, and one of the baby boom generation's epic love stories. Throughout it all, her strength, resilience, and inner and outer beauty - along with her strong sense of heritage and devotion to her family - helped her to not only survive but thrive.

Cowritten with best-selling author Michael Walker, Delta Lady is a rich, deeply personal memoir that offers a front-row seat to an iconic era and illuminates the life of an artist whose career has helped shape modern American culture.

©2016 Rita Coolidge (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

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  • Barbara Gillies
    09/08/16
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    "Love Rita"

    So happy Rita Coolidge has come out with her story. Perfect to listen to,with her voice reminding me of all the great music she was a part of. This is a must read for anyone who loved music in the 1960-70's. Thank you Rita.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • TIMOTHY
    BARRINGTON, IL, United States
    22/07/16
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    "SNOOZE FEST"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    PEOPLE WHO CAN STAND DROONING.


    What was most disappointing about Rita Coolidge’s story?

    THERE WAS NO * INSITE/INSIDER STUFF


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    NOT A PROPER NARRATOR


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    DISAPOINTMENT


    Any additional comments?

    WE GET YOU IDENTIFY AS AN INDIAN (TRUE OR NOT), BUT ALSO RELATED TO *MARY QUEEN OF SCOTTS*??????.....CMON.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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