The Sound of Music Story: Tom Santopietro
The Music Story Series:The Story of the Carol (Classic Reprint) Frederick J. Crowest
(2005/BACKBEAT) Flexicover, 21x28 cm, English, 304 pages, b&w photos. ´Hey, hey, we´re THE MONKEES´ That´s how Mike, Peter, Davy, and Micky introduced themselves every week to the millions of 1960s TV viewers who tuned in to follow their comic adventures. But who were the Monkees? How did they come together? And what led four young men, who set out to be nothing more than prime-time entertainers, to make great records and a bizarre movie? This book is the most detailed and revealing examination of the Monkees ever written. Andrew Sandoval, the world´s leading expert on the group, gives a straightforward and dramatic account of their day-by-day triumphs and struggles, along with a host of fascinating photographs, many previously unpublished. The Monkees tells the story of the group from their formation in 1965 to their collapse in 1970. No one has ever been this close to the Monkees. It´s as if you are there at the recording sessions, the concerts, the TV and movie shoots, the public appearances, and the encounters with the Beatles, Neil Young, Jimi Hendrix, Jack Nicholson, and other key figures of the 1960s. Along the way, we learn about the epoch-making NBC TV series, The Monkees, that began in 1966 and led to a remarkable run of four consecutive number-one albums and six top-ten singles, including ´´Last Train to Clarksville,´´ ´´I´m a Believer,´´ ´´A Little Bit Me, a Little Bit You,´´ and ´´Daydream Believer.´´ In the 1960s, sophisticates sneered at the Monkees because of the way they were apparently ´´manufactured.´´ Today we recognize them as the creators of some of the finest pop records of all time. This book shows exactly what happened in those chaotic and heady years when the Monkees became the most famous group in America—and shows why they are still relevant today.
The Sound of Music Story:How A Beguiling Young Novice, A Handsome Austrian Captain, and Ten Singing von Trapp Children Inspired the Most Beloved Film of All Time St. Martin´s Press Tom Santopietro
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
David Bowie - A Music StoryDVDEAN: 4042564179781Fsk: 0Erscheinungsjahr: 2016Sprache: DeutschMaße: 193 x 137 x 17 mmLaufzeit: 80 MinutenSchauspieler: Bowie David, Angie Bowie, Trevor Bolder, Woody Woodmansey und Herbie FlowersPop, Musik, Video, Biogra
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