2002, English, Paperback, 15x23 cm, 596 pages, few b&w photos - In the Tradition of Nick Tosches, Tom Wolfe, and Lester Bangs comes an epic and riveting of rock ´n´ roll that reads like a novel. ´Sonic Cool´ presents the saga of rock as the closest thing we have to genuine myth in the modern world and it is the first bock about rock to be written in the spirit of rock. Immense, fierce, opinionated, and hilarious, the book portrays rock as a movement of near-religious proportions and masterfully presents it against a backdrop of social factors and important events such as the invention of the elcetric guitar, the jukebox, LSD, the 12-inch phonograph record, the Seventies recession, the Reagan revolution, the Internet, and the 9/11/01 attacks. This is the history of rock as it´s never been told, as the legend of a massive cultural movement, one that had meaning, but ultimately fell prey to its own worst inclinations. In many ways Harrington´s book reads like the raging polemics of Leroi Jones (aka Amiri Baraka). Radically egalitarian in its assessments-towering figures such as Lennon, Dylan, and Cobain stand alongside lesser-known but equally influential artists like the MC5, the Missfits, and Joy Division-Sonic Cool is gripping reading for anyone who ever believed in the music.
English, Closebound, Gebunden mit Schutzumschlag, 16x24 cm, 242 pages - In this exuberant sequel to his prize-winning ´The Jazz Age´, Anorld Shaw captures virtually every aspect of popular music during the Depression. Here is a colorful year-by-year chronicle of music in the ´30, blended with chapters on broader topics - the jazz clubs on Swing Street, the Big Band boom - and spiced with interviews with major figures (such as Burton Lane and Lionel Hampton), who bring a vibrant first-hand feel to the narrative. Readers visit every corner of the music scene. We watch as the Hollywood musical takes off, highlighted by the brilliant Busby Berkeley and the luminous partnership of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. We read about the incredible popularity of radio shows such as ´Your Hit Parade´ and Martin Block´s ´Make-Believe Ballroom´, which brought music to households from coast to coast. And we experience once again the great Broadway musicals of the period - from ´Girl Crazy´ to ´The Cradle Will Rock´ - written by a who´s who of American song: Jerome Kern, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Rodgers and Hart, and Cole Porter. But above all. the ´30s were the Swing Era - when swing bands dominated dance halls, ballrooms, radio broadcasts, and record sales - and Shaw provides superb portraits of Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Tommy Dorsey, and countless others. From Gershwin´s ´Porgy And Bess´ to Disney´s ´Snow White And The Seven Dwarf´, from Woody Guthrie to Ethel Merman, and from the Carioca to the Lindy Hop, here is an affectionate and informative account of this golden era of popular song.
English, Paperback, 15.5x23 cm, 320 pages, rare b&w photos - Televison and rock ´n´ roll: a combative yet profitable marriage of convenience that shapes fashion, attitude, talk, and music itself. In STATION TO STATION, the first book to fully chronicle the evolution of televised rock, renowned music journalist Marc Weingarten brings to life all the defining moments in its history, from Elvis and The Ed Sullivan Show to Madonna and MTV. Covering six decades of culturally significant performances, personalities, and shows, and drawing on dozens of in-depth interviews with key players at every level, Weingarten reveals how rock on televison synthesized the burgeoning youth culture and transformed the face of middle-class America. He explores American Bandstand´s stranglehold on the pop-radio charts in the 1950s, the rise and demise of artists via Soul Train and Saturday Night Live, and the impact of radio programmer Bob Pittman´s idea for an ´all music video´ channel. Whether discussing players (Dick Clark, Don Kirshner, Don Cornelius), prefab teen idols (Fabian, The Monkees, The Partridge Family), or showstoppers (The Beatles, Michael Jackson, Run-DMC) STATION TO STATION is a thoroughly engaging and comprehensive look at the intersecting realms of popular culture´s two most influential artforms.
(2013/HISTORY PRESS) English, Paperback, 210x141mm, 187 pages, b&w illustrations.
CD Kelly Family »We got love« Die Kelly Family liebt ihre Fans und die Fans lieben sie. Mit »We got love« hat die beliebte Band-Familie eine exklusive Tchibo Deluxe-Edition für ihre Fans zusammengestellt. Hier dreht sich musikalisch alles um die Liebe. Die Musik-CD enthält 19 Hits, zwei bisher unveröffentlichte Bonustracks sowie ein doppelseitiges Fanposter. Material: Kunststoff Maße: Ca. 14 x 12,5 cm Poster ca. 36 x 46 cm Gesamtspielzeit: Ca. 74:05 Min. Zubehör: Inkl. doppelseitigem Fanposter Tracklist 1 Nanana 3:30 2 Fell In Love With An Alien 3:24 3 An Angel 3:54 4 Stand By Me 3:32 5 First Time 3:53 6 Good Neighbor 3:38 7 Brothers And Sisters 4:15 8 Why Why Why 3:26 9 I Can’t Help Myself 3:09 10 Imagine 2:53 11 Come Back To Me 3:44 12 Keep On Singing 3:33 13 We Got Love 3:44 14 Who’ll Come With Me (David´s Song) 3:12 15 No Lies 2:57 16 Because It’s Love 3:32 17 Miracles 3:57 18 Baby Smile 3:23 19 An Angel 3:56 20 Key to my heart – exklusiv 2:39 21 When I was in town – exklusiv 3:54 Exklusive Tchibo Deluxe-Edition: 19 Hits und 2 bisher unveröffentlichte Bonustracks 1 CD Inkl. doppelseitigem Fanposter
Gebundene Ausgabe - 328 Seiten - Tracking Pop - 2010 - Englisch ´Wrestling clarity from the exuberant chaos of early rock ´n´ roll, Albin Zak´s I Don´t Sound Like Nobody redefines our understanding of the record in the shaping of the post–World War II soundscape. Zak tracks the story which extends from Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra through Elvis and Buddy Holly to the Beatles and Bob Dylan with excursions into dozens of lesser known, but crucial, players in a game with few established rules. A crucial addition to the bookshelf.´ – Craig Werner, author of A Change Is Gonna Come: Music, Race & the Soul of America ´In Albin J. Zak III´s highly original study, phonograph records are not just the medium for disseminating songs but musical works unto themselves. Fashioned from a mix of copyright law, recording studios and techniques, the talent of musicians and disc jockeys, the ingenuity and avarice of producers, and the appetites of record buyers, the all-powerful marketplace Zak describes is an unruly zone where music of, by, and for the people is made and anointed.´ — Richard Crawford, author of America´s Musical Life: A History ´I Don´t Sound Like Nobody´ is a superb account of the transformation of American popular music in the 195os. Albin Zak insightfully explores what recording actually means in terms of the process of making and consuming music. His discussion of the legal, aesthetic, and industrial ramifications of changes in the recording process over the course of the 195os will make popu-lar music scholars and record collectors reconsider what they think they know about the period.´ Rob Bowman, author of Soulsville, U.S.A.: The Story of Stax Records ´From the birth of the record industry through the legacy of Presley, the devel-opment of rock and roll, and the Beatles ´stunning arrival on the world´s stage,´ Albin Zak takes us on a journey of exceptional scholarship. The breadth of cov-erage and deep examination of recordings and repertoire reveal the author´s reverence and sensitivity to the many dimensions and origins of this complex musical soundscape.´ William Moylan, author of Understanding and Crafting the Mix: The Art of Recording
English, Paperback, 21.5x28 cm, 288 pages/Seiten, completely illustr. with hundreds of rare b/w photos, labelshots and article repros; The American rockabilly movement of the mid-1950s captured the imagination and spirit of young people everywhere. The magical blend of country music and the blues-these divergent sounds merged to create rock ´n´ roll-is personified by such vocalists as Carl Perkins, Bill Haley, Gene Vincent, and, of course, Elvis Presley. But Presley soon took other musical paths, and rockabilly sound ultimately faded. In this detailed book, author Randy McNutt de- scribes the music and artists, gives the secrets by behind the songs and tells us how the early rockabilly records were made. Through oral histories and narrative pieces, the author looks closely at why the music was suddenly popular. At the time, the music was only a feel- ing, a seed of youthful rebellion and expression that would not spawn its own poets until late. So this book is a tribute to the rockabillies themselves, known and unknown. May their music lives forever.
(2005/Bounty) Paperback, 19.5x22.5 cm, 288 Seiten, Englisch, hunderte s/w und Farbfotos. Restposten mit leichten Lagerspuren. Klasse ´nice price´ Schmöker für alle Musikfreunde!***** James Brown, Woodstock, Rolling Stones, Johnny Ray, Isle Of Weight, Jimi Hendrix, Clash, Grateful Dead, P.J.Proby, Bob Dylan, Beatles und viele mehr. ´ I Was There´ recreates the sights, smells and sounds of the 20th century´s most talked about moments in the history of live music. The first fully integrated, illustrative companion to these legendary events, ´I Was There´ reflects the scale and scope of the stadiums (immense to intimate), the vibe (chaotic to psychedelic) and the people (blessed-out hippies, to punks and star-struck teens). First-hand accounts embellish the beautiful pictures of the gigs, in the form of articles and interviews with key witnesses, including Pink Floyd as well as Petula Clark and Woody Woodmansey, the drummer for David Bowie, who describes the night when the ´death´ of Ziggy Stardust shook the rock world. Warhol´s entourage, Gong and Rick Wakeman all contribute as well as Siouxsie Sioux and countless photographers and fans.
1-CD-Album Digipak (6-beschichtet) mit 71-seitigem Booklet, 28 Titel. Spielzeit ca. 74 Minuten.
Tykho Lautsprecher von Lexon in Gelb. Perfekter mobiler Begleiter - Die wiederaufladbare, kleine Lautsprecherbox im zeitlosen Retro-Look überzeugt durch das wasserabweisende Obermaterial sowie die optimale Klang-Qualität. Kompatible Geräte können dank des Bluetooth-Systems kabellos verbunden werden und eine integrierte Freisprechanlage ermöglicht zudem bequemes Telefonieren.
(1994/Re/Search) 220 Seiten, 28 x 21 cm, Paperback. - Auch Volume 2 enthält eine Unmenge von Reproduktionen von Albumcovers, deren Musik sich in keine Schubladen pressen liess und darum nicht gespielt wurde. Hochinteressantes Zeitdokument mit künstlerisch Einmaligem, weil leider Vergessenem, dessen einziger Nachteil ist, dass die Reproduktionen in Schwarz-weiss abgedruckt sind.
(2002/SCHIRMER) English, Hardback, 16x24 cm, 310 pages, 16 pages of rare b&w photos and labeshots - (last copies!) Shortly After Puerto Ricans Were Granted U.S. Citizenship In 1917, They Began Moving Into The Uptown Manhattan Neighborhood That Would Become Known As Spanish Harlem. By 1930, Afro-Cuban Music Had Gained A Firm Foothold In The City, Setting The Stage For The Mambo, Pachanga Boogaloo, And Salsa Scenes That Followed. In This Collection Of Profiles And Max Salazar Tells The Story Of The Music And The Musicians Who Made It Happen, Including Rafael Hernandez, Miguelito Valdes, Noro Morales, Tito Puento, Tito Rodriguez, Charlie Palmieri, Joe Cuba, Hector Lavoe, And Many Others.