The top Western stars of the silver screen are featured in the All-Star Western Theatre, a highly entertaining series of shows first heard in 1946. Hosted by Cottonseed Clark and highlighted by the music of Foy Willing and the Riders of the Purple Sage, the 20 broadcasts in this collection offer a virtual roundup of singing cowboys, including Tex Ritter, Eddie Dean, Jimmy Wakely, and Ken Curtis, as well as favorites like Tim Holt, Wild Bill Elliott, Alan Rocky Lane, and Johnny Mack Brown. If you ever sat in a theater thrilled to an exciting chase on horseback, rooting for the hero, and booing the bad guys, you´re going to love the sparkling and fully restored sound of the All-Star Western Theatre from Radio Archives. 1. Language: English. Narrator: full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/drms/000717/bk_drms_000717_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Version sees a dazzling all-star cast performing producer Mark Ronson´s reworkings of contemporary songs from The Kaiser Chiefs, The Zutons and even Britney! This genre-hopping album has already generated three top ten hits and a Brit nomination for Best Album. Includes the radio favourite ´Valerie´ (Amy Winehouse/The Zutons) and Ronson´s soulful take on the Smith´s classic ´Stop Me´ (Daniel Merriweather).God Put A Smile Upon Your Face - Oh My God - Stop Me - Toxic - Valerie - Apply Some Pressure - Inversion - Pretty Green - Just - Amy - Only One I Know - Diversion - LSF - Outversion
Punk rock and hip-hop, disco and salsa, the loft jazz scene and the downtown composers known as Minimalists—in the mid-1970s, New York City was a laboratory where all the major styles of modern music were reinvented, all at once, from one block to the next, by musicians who knew, admired, and borrowed from one another. Crime was everywhere, the government was broke, and the city’s infrastructure was collapsing; but rent was cheap, and the possibilities for musical exploration were limitless. Love Goes to Buildings on Fire is the first book to tell the full story of the era’s music scenes and the phenomenal and surprising ways they intersected. From New Year’s Day 1973 to New Year’s Eve 1977, the book moves panoramically from post-Dylan Greenwich Village, to the arson-scarred South Bronx barrios where salsa and hip-hop were created, to the Lower Manhattan lofts where jazz and classical music were reimagined, to ramshackle clubs like CBGB and the Gallery, where rock and dance music were hot-wired for a new generation. As they remade the music, the musicians at the center of the book invented themselves: Willie Colón and the Fania All-Stars renting Yankee Stadium to take salsa to the masses, New Jersey locals Bruce Springsteen and Patti Smith claiming the jungle land of Manhattan as their own, Grandmaster Flash transforming the turntable into a musical instrument, and David Byrne and Talking Heads proving that rock music ´´ain’t no foolin’ around”. Will Hermes was there—venturing from his native Queens to the small, dark rooms where the revolution was taking place—and in Love Goes to Buildings on Fire he captures the creativity, drive, and full-out lust for life of the great New York musicians of those years, who knew that the music they were making would change the world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adam Verner. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/004813/bk_blak_004813_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
T Bone Burnett is a unique, astonishingly prolific music producer, singer-songwriter, guitarist, and soundtrack visionary. Renowned as a studio maven with a Midas touch, Burnett is known for lifting artists to their greatest heights, as he did with Raising Sand, the multiple Grammy Award-winning album by Robert Plant and Alison Krauss, as well as acclaimed albums by Los Lobos, the Wallflowers, B. B. King, and Elvis Costello. Burnett virtually invented ´´Americana” with his hugely successful roots-based soundtrack for the Coen Brothers film O Brother, Where Art Thou? Outspoken in his contempt for the entertainment industry, Burnett has nevertheless received many of its highest honors, including Grammy Awards and an Academy Award. T Bone Burnett offers the first critical appreciation of Burnett’s wide-ranging contributions to American music, his passionate advocacy for analog sound, and the striking contradictions that define his maverick artistry. Lloyd Sachs highlights all the important aspects of Burnett’s musical pursuits, from his early days as a member of Bob Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Revue and his collaboration with the playwright Sam Shepard to the music he recently composed for the TV shows Nashville and True Detective and his production of the all-star album Lost on the River: The New Basement Tapes. Sachs also underscores Burnett’s brilliance as a singer-songwriter in his own right. Going well beyond the labels ´´legendary” or ´´visionary” that usually accompany his name, T Bone Burnett reveals how this consummate music maker has exerted a powerful influence on American music and culture across four decades. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lloyd Sachs. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/122337/bk_acx0_122337_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.