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Most people won't know the name Eric James. For 20 years he served as the self-titled "musical associate" to Charlie Chaplin. The first half of this slight biography is given over to James's early career as a musician while the latter half focuses on his work with Chaplin. This autobiography succeeds best as an insider's glimpse into Chaplin's working methods. Chaplin, who could not read or write music, relied on James and other musicians over the years to turn his scraps of melodies and suggest...