Although many books have been written about Charlie Chaplin, most are the products of research gathered from second-hand sources and various archives. Eric James had the privilege of knowing and working with Chaplin as his Music Associate for more than twenty years, during which time he collaborated in the development of compositions and subsequent orchestral arrangements that became celebrated film scores. In âMaking Music with Charlie Chaplinâ, James details his relationship with Chaplin, from their auspicious first meeting, to his frequent visits to Switzerland when he lived with Chaplin and his family. The book chronicles Jamesâ decades-long collaboration and provides new insight into his protean musical genius. Alight with levity and behind-the-scenes anecdotes, James allows us to glimpse the artist behind the legend, a Chaplin too rarely seen.
About the Author
Eric James is a musician of eminence and considerable experience. Because of the praise he received on his many assignments with Chaplin, he earned the position of âMusic Associateâ —a title which he held until Chaplinâs death in 1977.