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.
137 pages/Seiten - 27x21x1 cm, rare pictures/seltene Bilder - Paperback History of the Dance Bands and Jazz musicians of Nashville from 1920 - 1970. Die Geschichte der Tanzorchester und Jazzmusiker in Nashville von 1920 - 1970.
254 pages/Seiten - 21/16.5 cm - rare pictures/seltene Bilder - Paperback Popular music of the World - that´s what this book is all about. A very good insight into the basics of music. Learn where Pop, Rock and Blues music is coming from. Populäre Musik der Welt, darüber wird in diesem Buch geschrieben.Ein gutes Buch um sich Basis/Wissen der Pop / Rock & Blues Musik anzueignen.
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
(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.
(1993/Re/Search) 206 Seitens, Englisch, 28x21 cm, Paperback, komplett illustriert (s/w). - Hier geht es um Musik, die sich musikalisch nicht in einer Richtung einordnen liess und deshalb von Kritikern und Disc-Jockeys unbeachtet blieb. Dass diese Musik aus den 50er bis 80er Jahren das nicht verdient hat, beweist dieses Buch eindrucksvoll: Unmengen von S/W-Fotos von verrückten Covers, seltsame Interviews und lockere Kommentare machen das Buch zu einem erfrischenden Leseerlebnis.
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.
(2004/MUSIC MENTOR) English, Paperback, 15.5x23.5 cm, 360 page, b&w illustrations - Bill Millar has been involved in music journalism since 1965, when Blues Unlimited published his first article. The author of pioneering books on black vocal groups - ´The Drifters´ (Macmillan, 1971) and ´The Coasters´ (W.H. Allen, 1975) - he was also Consultant Editor on Panther´s Encyclopedia Of Rock (1976) and Orbi´s History Of Rock (1981). His long-running ´Echoes´ column, which celebrated talents as Leiber & Stoller, the Ink Spots and Roy Buchanan, appeared in Record Mirror, Let It Rock and Melody Maker. He has also contributed to Country Music Review, Cream, Time Out, Mojo and many other publications. Millar´s liner notes have likewise informed numerous albums. He compiled most of the major label rockabilly anthologies of the Seventies and continues this work today for Bear Family Records.
460 Seiten Verlag: Blandford Press (11. Februar 1993) Sprache: Englisch This is the fascinating story of the women who have shaped rock and pop music for four decades. She´s A Rebel spans the entire spectrum of rock & roll, from the early rhythm & blues singers of the 1950s such as Big Mama Thornton—who topped the R&B charts with ´´Hound Dog´´ three years before Elvis did—to the women rappers and pop icons of the 1990s such as Queen Latifah and Madonna. In between it covers the girl groups, Motown, folk rock and the counterculture of the 60s, the women´s music scene and the punk explosion of the 70s, and the all-girl bands and rising stars of the 80s and 90s. The book is packed with interviews, facts, and lively personal anecdotes from women performers, writers, and producers in the music industry. Journalist Gillian G. Gaar also provides a provocative commentary on the rock music busi-ness, long dominated by men and controlled by money, and how the emerging power of women has brought about significant changes. Compulsively readable and thoroughly entertaining, She´s A Rebel is a spirited retelling of rock history—from the women´s perspective. ´´Gillian Gaar proves that American rock & roll is not a boys´ club. Even though we hear them on our radio every day, the voices of women in rock have been largely ignored by our pop-culture´s chroniclers. At last, they have a historian of their own.´´ - Susan Faludi, author of Backlash ´´She´s A Rebel shakes us out of the pervasive attitude that women´s place in rock & roll is to provide anonymous backup scenery. At last we have a lively history of our rock heroines whose raw talent and bravado liberate the rock & roll rebel in every woman.´´ - Naomi Wolf, author of The Beauty Myth ´´Gillian Gaar is a demon researcher whose book graphically documents the stupid, nasty sexism that so many women have encountered in the pop music business. At the same time, she splendidly captures all the flash, trash and energy that make rock & roll so alluring in the first place.´´ - Lindsy Van Gelder, contributing editor, Ms. Magazine ´´At last—a long-overdue antidote to the male-dominated view of rock history, by an author who combines scholarship, insight and readability in equal doses.´´ - Peter Doggett, Record Collector
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.