For more than 20 years, music critic Bernard Holland reviewed the most celebrated artists of the 20th century. He reported both sides of the culture war between an honored past and radical change. Throughout his writings, Holland discusses what classical music really is, destroys the myth of high and low art, and defines the job of the music critic. Along the way, the listener will chat with Herbert von Karajan, take a plane trip with Yo-Yo Ma, and walk the slow walk with Robert Wilson. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Lipovitch. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/080300/bk_acx0_080300_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
(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.
This essay is a casual discussion about New York-based folk singer Wendy Sayvetz, who promotes subway entertainment in the New York City subway system, under the banner Music Under New York (MUNY). For many years Wendy Sayvetz has been committed to making subway entertainment a respectable activity. Wendy Sazvetz has performed across the country as well as at the White House. She and her husband, Andrew Schulman, a guitartis, run their music company, Abaca Productions. Sayvetz has a well-polished soprano voice, that is wholesome, melodic, and similar to that of Judy Collins and Joan Baez. Sayvetz sings across genre and gives each song her own interpretation. When I listen to her I think about how wonderful it would if she teamed up with Johnny Mathis.... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sarah Van Sweden. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/017479/bk_acx0_017479_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Cage the Elephant has toured the globe, sold hundreds of thousands of albums, and become, in Rolling Stone’s words, ´´one of rock’s best young bands.” Before any of that, though, Cage was just five guys from Bowling Green, a small town in southern Kentucky. In Home Grown, Craig Fehrman secured Almost Famous-levels of access to tell the story of Cage’s rise. But along the way he discovered an even bigger story - how a tiny, overlooked place like Bowling Green had itself become one of the most vibrant music scenes in the country. Through vivid storytelling and exclusive details, Home Grown traces the history of Cage, from the band forming in high school to hanging with the Foo Fighters. But the Single also explores how and why Cage keeps coming home. You’ll meet the characters and locations that make up Bowling Green’s scene: the music-first dive bar where Cage got its start; the creaky, Pirate-themed house where artists gather to jam; the radio DJ who sacrificed everything to play local music - plus a slew of exciting young bands, all in different stages of their careers. How does a music scene work, especially in a place most people assume doesn’t even have a music scene? Home Grown has the answers, and it makes a great read for music fans - or for anyone who grew up in a place like Bowling Green. Craig Fehrman is a writer who lives in Indiana. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The New Republic, and Slate, among others. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rex Anderson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/018600/bk_adbl_018600_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A rapper spits rhymes into a microphone. A DJ scratches a record back and forth against a turntable needle. Fans´ feet stomp along to a stiff beat. These are the sounds of hip-hop. Hip-hop music busted out of New York City in the 1970s. Many young African Americans found their voices after stepping up to the mic. In the decades afterward, rappers and DJs took over the airwaves and transformed American music. In the 21st century, hip-hop is a global sensation. Learn what inspired hip-hop´s earliest rappers to start rhyming over beats as well as the stories behind hip-hop legends such as Run-D.M.C., 2Pac, Lauryn Hill, and Jay-Z. Follow the creativity and the rivalries that have fueled everything from party raps to songs about social struggles. And find out how you can add your own sounds to the mix! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Intuitive. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lrnr/000023/bk_lrnr_000023_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Released in 1974, Sweet Home Alabama has become synonymous with Southern rock. From its opening guitar riff, it is instantly recognizable, a raucous, irreverent defense of a Deep South state and its segregationist governor against the jabs of Neil Young. But the roots of Lynyrd Skynyrd´s best-selling anthem go much deeper than regional pride or resentment of a fellow rocker. In this fresh take on the history of an oft-debated rock classic, journalist Jonathan Bernstein traces the tune´s surprising centuries-old origins and incredible global influence, which continues to this day. Sweet Home Everywhere is the story of a song that has enthralled, enraged, and confused listeners for 40 years. Jonathan Bernstein is a freelance music journalist and fact-checker based in New York. His writing has appeared in Oxford American, Rolling Stone, Time, and American Songwriter, among others. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin Stillwell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/020811/bk_adbl_020811_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Taschenbuch - 492 Seiten - Omnibus Press - 2010 - Englisch ´Tony Fletcher has demonstrated extraordinary depth in his research and vibrancy in his writing. Not only was I fascinated by his stories of times and styles about which I knew little, but, in those areas in which I knew a lot, he has connected all the dots for me.... ) Oh, yeah, and it´s a damned good read:´ comes an incisive history of New York´s seminal music scenes, encompassing the ways in which the city´s indigenous art, literature, theater, and political movements converged to create such unique sounds, as well as the music´s vast contribu-tions to our culture. With great attention to the characters, from trumpet player Dizzy Gillespie to Tito Puente, Bob Dylan to the Ramones, All Hopped Up and Ready to Go takes us through bebop, the Latin music scene, the folk revival, glitter music, disco, punk, and hip-hop, as they emerged from the neighborhood streets of Harlem, the Village, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Queens. ´A fly-on-the-wall vantage point to some of the most important musical happenings in popular history, the book is equally as good about covering the city of New York itself and how this amazing city helped influence all of this incredible music. I enjoyed this book almost as much as I originally enjoyed all the music it covered:´ ´With dazzling prose and rich detail, Tony Fletcher brings to life the colorful characters, tortured geniuses, and ambitious visionaries behind a half-century of diverse music brewed in New York City.... [It is] filled with fascinating behind-the-scenes stories and astute musical descriptions that make you want to hear every single song cited in the book´ ´This is the first time I have seen anyone attempt to chronicle the whole of New York´s popular music, and Tony is remarkably successful in his endeavor:´
Guided by Voices was one of the most popular indie-rock bands of the 1990s. Critics internationally have lauded the band´s brain trust, Robert Pollard, as a once-in-a-generation artist. Pollard has been compared by The New York Times to Mozart, Rossini, and Paul McCartney (in the same sentence) and everyone from P. J. Harvey, Radiohead, R.E.M., the Strokes, and U2 has sung his praises and cited his music as an influence. But it all started rather prosaically when Pollard, a fourth-grade teacher in his early 30s from Dayton, Ohio, began recording songs with drinking buddies in his basement. James Greer, an acclaimed music writer and former Spin editor, enjoys a unique advantage in having played in the band for two years. This personal connection grants him unparalleled insight and complete access to the workings of Pollard´s muse. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Christopher Grove. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/021819/bk_adbl_021819_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.