Book Guitar King

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  • Author : David Dann
  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Release : 2019-10-15
  • ISBN : 1477318771
  • Pages : 736 pages

Download or read Guitar King PDF, written by David Dann and published by University of Texas Press. This book was released on 2019-10-15 with total page 736 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Named one of the world’s great blues-rock guitarists by Rolling Stone, Mike Bloomfield (1943–1981) remains beloved by fans nearly forty years after his untimely death. Taking readers backstage, onstage, and into the recording studio with this legendary virtuoso, David Dann tells the riveting stories behind Bloomfield’s work in the seminal Paul Butterfield Blues Band and the mesmerizing Electric Flag, as well as the Super Session album with Al Kooper and Stephen Stills, Bob Dylan’s Highway 61 Revisited, and soundtrack work with Peter Fonda and Jack Nicholson. In vivid chapters drawn from meticulous research, including more than seventy interviews with the musician’s friends, relatives, and band members, music historian David Dann brings to life Bloomfield’s worlds, from his comfortable upbringing in a Jewish family on Chicago’s North Shore to the gritty taverns and raucous nightclubs where this self-taught guitarist helped transform the sound of contemporary blues and rock music. With scenes that are as electrifying as Bloomfield’s music, this is the story of a life lived at full volume.

Book King of the Queen City

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  • Author : Jon Hartley Fox
  • Publisher : University of Illinois Press
  • Release : 2010-10-01
  • ISBN : 0252091272
  • Pages : 280 pages

Download or read King of the Queen City PDF, written by Jon Hartley Fox and published by University of Illinois Press. This book was released on 2010-10-01 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: King of the Queen City is the first comprehensive history of King Records, one of the most influential independent record companies in the history of American music. Founded by businessman Sydney Nathan in the mid-1940s, this small outsider record company in Cincinnati, Ohio, attracted a diverse roster of artists, including James Brown, the Stanley Brothers, Grandpa Jones, Redd Foxx, Earl Bostic, Bill Doggett, Ike Turner, Roy Brown, Freddie King, Eddie Vinson, and Johnny "Guitar" Watson. While other record companies concentrated on one style of music, King was active in virtually all genres of vernacular American music, from blues and R & B to rockabilly, bluegrass, western swing, and country. A progressive company in a reactionary time, King was led by an interracial creative and executive staff that redefined the face and voice of American music as well as the way it was recorded and sold. Drawing on personal interviews, research in newspapers and periodicals, and deep access to the King archives, Jon Hartley Fox weaves together the elements of King's success, focusing on the dynamic personalities of the artists, producers, and key executives such as Syd Nathan, Henry Glover, and Ralph Bass. The book also includes a foreword by legendary guitarist, singer, and songwriter Dave Alvin.

Book Blues Boy  The Life and Music of B  B  King

Download or read Blues Boy The Life and Music of B B King PDF, written by Sebastian Danchin and published by Univ. Press of Mississippi. This book was released on 1998 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Crossroads

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  • Author : John Milward
  • Publisher : UPNE
  • Release : 2013
  • ISBN : 1555538231
  • Pages : 259 pages

Download or read Crossroads PDF, written by John Milward and published by UPNE. This book was released on 2013 with total page 259 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The blues revival of the early 1960s brought new life to a seminal genre of American music and inspired a vast new world of singers, songwriters, and rock bands. The Rolling Stones took their name from a Muddy Waters song; Led Zeppelin forged bluesy riffs into hard rock and heavy metal; and ZZ Top did superstar business with boogie rhythms copped from John Lee Hooker. Crossroads tells the myriad stories of the impact and enduring influence of the early-'60s blues revival: stories of the record collectors, folkies, beatniks, and pop culture academics; and of the lucky musicians who learned life-changing lessons from the rediscovered Depression-era bluesmen that found hipster renown by playing at coffeehouses, on college campuses, and at the Newport Folk Festival. The blues revival brought notice to these forgotten musicians, and none more so than Robert Johnson, who had his songs covered by Cream and the Rolling Stones, and who sold a million CDs sixty years after dying outside a Mississippi Delta roadhouse. Crossroads is the intersection of blues and rock 'n' roll, a vivid portrait of the fluidity of American folk culture that captures the voices of musicians, promoters, fans, and critics to tell this very American story of how the blues came to rest at the heart of popular music.

Book The Guitar Player Book

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  • Author : Jim Ferguson
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1979
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 428 pages

Download or read The Guitar Player Book PDF, written by Jim Ferguson and published by . This book was released on 1979 with total page 428 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is the most comprehensive book on guitar ever produced. It includes history, design, instructions, equipment, accessories, technique -- and all the important artists who have given the guitar its life and expression. For any style, any level, whether player or fan, here's the book for you. It includes hundreds of photos and a detailed index.

Book Seems Like Murder Here

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  • Author : Adam Gussow
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 2010-03-15
  • ISBN : 0226311007
  • Pages : 360 pages

Download or read Seems Like Murder Here PDF, written by Adam Gussow and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 2010-03-15 with total page 360 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Winner of the 2004 C. Hugh Holman Award from the Society for the Study of Southern Literature. Seems Like Murder Here offers a revealing new account of the blues tradition. Far from mere laments about lost loves and hard times, the blues emerge in this provocative study as vital responses to spectacle lynchings and the violent realities of African American life in the Jim Crow South. With brilliant interpretations of both classic songs and literary works, from the autobiographies of W. C. Handy, David Honeyboy Edwards, and B. B. King to the poetry of Langston Hughes and the novels of Zora Neale Hurston, Seems Like Murder Here will transform our understanding of the blues and its enduring power.

Book Directory of Contemporary American Musical Instrument Makers

Download or read Directory of Contemporary American Musical Instrument Makers PDF, written by Susan Caust Farrell and published by University of Missouri Press. This book was released on 1981 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This unique reference book is a compendium of makers and manufacturers of every variety of musical instrument made in the United States today. It provides names and addresses of instrument makers indexed alphabetically. Each entry gives all known information on the total and annual number of instruments the maker has produced, the number of workers in the shop, the year the individual or firm began manufacturing instruments, whether the instruments are available on demand or made to order, and whether a brochure is available from the maker. Complete cross-references are provided for companies known by more than one name, for partnerships, and for parent and subsidiary firms. Instruments are also indexed, and makers are listed by state for the convenience of the reader. Lists of schools of instrument making and relevant organizations and publications are included as appendixes. The directory will serve two major purposes. First, it will be an invaluable source of information for historians and for the rapidly growing number of collectors of musical instruments, who will be able to use the data gathered here in appraising instruments and tracing their history. The second purpose is simply to increase communication among instrument makers and to make their names available to retail and wholesale outlets for their products.

Book Listen to Classic Rock  Exploring a Musical Genre

Download or read Listen to Classic Rock Exploring a Musical Genre PDF, written by Melissa Ursula Dawn Goldsmith and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2019-11-30 with total page 263 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Listen to Classic Rock! Exploring a Musical Genre provides an overview of this diverse and complex musical genre for scholars of classic rock and curious novices alike, with a focus on 50 must-hear musicians, songwriters, bands, and albums. • Explains classic rock composition and songwriting techniques as well as studio production values • Considers the vast array of classic rock styles as well the diversity of artists who recorded classic rock • Includes often overlooked contributors to classic rock such as Jim Croce, Marvin Gaye, Tina Turner, and The Ventures as well as overlooked subgenres such as soft rock • Covers rock and roll's precursors that helped give rise to classic rock as well as how classic rock has continued as a popular music genre from the late 1970s into the present • Offers historical context of the development of classic rock, discussing its lasting impact on popular culture and its legacy

Book Ebony

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  • Author :
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 1992-02
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 172 pages

Download or read Ebony PDF, written by and published by . This book was released on 1992-02 with total page 172 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: EBONY is the flagship magazine of Johnson Publishing. Founded in 1945 by John H. Johnson, it still maintains the highest global circulation of any African American-focused magazine.

Book Smashing It Up  A Decade of Chaos with The Damned

Download or read Smashing It Up A Decade of Chaos with The Damned PDF, written by Kieron Tyler and published by Omnibus Press. This book was released on 2017-06-12 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From rank outsiders to pop stardom a decade later, The Damned blazed an anarchic trail through punk rock to achieve massive chart success. A beacon for the Sex Pistols and The Clash to follow, they flung down the musical gauntlet in 1976 with Britain’s first punk single ‘New Rose’. Smashing It Up: A Decade of Chaos with The Damned is their definitive biography, drawing on new, in-depth research and interviews with associates and band members – including founders Brian James, Chris Millar (Rat Scabies), Raymond Burns (Captain Sensible) and David Lett (David Vanian). Conflict was rife: managers and labels came and went; bridges were burnt; opportunities squandered; and Kieron Tyler reveals how – and why – the wayward, wild and wilful Damned are the punk band that survived, and why they truly led the British Punk movement and outshone their contemporaries.

Book Earl Hooker  Blues Master

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  • Author : Sebastian Danchin
  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Release : 2010-02-11
  • ISBN : 1628468416
  • Pages : 389 pages

Download or read Earl Hooker Blues Master PDF, written by Sebastian Danchin and published by Univ. Press of Mississippi. This book was released on 2010-02-11 with total page 389 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Jimi Hendrix called Earl Hooker “the master of the wah-wah pedal.” Buddy Guy slept with one of Hooker's slides beneath his pillow hoping to tap some of the elder bluesman's power. And B. B. King has said repeatedly that, for his money, Hooker was the best guitar player he ever met. Tragically, Earl Hooker died of tuberculosis in 1970 when he was on the verge of international success just as the Blues Revival of the late sixties and early seventies was reaching full volume. Second cousin to now-famous bluesman John Lee Hooker, Earl Hooker was born in Mississippi in 1929, and reared in black South Side Chicago where his parents settled in 1930. From the late 1940s on, he was recognized as the most creative electric blues guitarist of his generation. He was a “musician's musician,” defining the art of blues slide guitar and playing in sessions and shows with blues greats Muddy Waters, Junior Wells, and B. B. King. A favorite of black club and neighborhood bar audiences in the Midwest, and a seasoned entertainer in the rural states of the Deep South, Hooker spent over twenty-five years of his short existence burning up U.S. highways, making brilliant appearances wherever he played. Until the last year of his life, Hooker had only a few singles on obscure labels to show for all the hard work. The situation changed in his last few months when his following expanded dramatically. Droves of young whites were seeking American blues tunes and causing a blues album boom. When he died, his star's rise was extinguished. Known primarily as a guitarist rather than a vocalist, Hooker did not leave a songbook for his biographer to mine. Only his peers remained to praise his talent and pass on his legend. “Earl Hooker's life may tell us a lot about the blues,” biographer Sebastian Danchin says, “but it also tells us a great deal about his milieu. This book documents the culture of the ghetto through the example of a central character, someone who is to be regarded as a catalyst of the characteristic traits of his community.” Like the tales of so many other unheralded talents among bluesmen, Earl Hooker, Blues Master, Hooker's life story, has all the elements of a great blues song—late nights, long roads, poverty, trouble, and a soul-felt pining for what could have been.

Book Rhythm and Blues in New Orleans

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  • Author : John Broven
  • Publisher : Pelican Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Release : 2016-01-01
  • ISBN : 1455619523
  • Pages : 360 pages

Download or read Rhythm and Blues in New Orleans PDF, written by John Broven and published by Pelican Publishing Company, Inc.. This book was released on 2016-01-01 with total page 360 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A chronicle of the rise and development of a unique musical form. Inducted into the Blues Foundation's Blues Hall of Fame under its original title Walking to New Orleans, this fascinating history focuses on the music of major R&B artists and the crucial contributions of the New Orleans music industry. Newly revised for this edition, much of the material comes firsthand from those who helped create the genre, including Fats Domino, Ray Charles, and Wardell Quezergue.

Book There s Nothing Louder Than Dead Air

Download or read There s Nothing Louder Than Dead Air PDF, written by Bob "The Blade" Robinson and published by AuthorHouse. This book was released on 2012-05-01 with total page 298 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: You'll love how Bob "the Blade" Robinson stuck it to the man. You'll learn how schizophrenia isn't all that bad. What is the GREATEST guitar solo in rock? Who is the real King of Rock N Roll? How can you live on 8k a year? You can't. But you can feed your head for that much. The new tell-all from a rock radio vet of 30 years. The first real read about the sheer lunacy of the rock business. There was no other business is like it.

Book Classic Rock Instrumentals  Songbook

Download or read Classic Rock Instrumentals Songbook PDF, written by Hal Leonard Corp. and published by Hal Leonard Corporation. This book was released on 1992-11-01 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: (Guitar Recorded Versions). This second edition features nearly 30 tunes that have become classics because of their searing guitar riffs. Includes: Eruption * Frankenstein * (Ghost) Riders in the Sky * Green Onions * Hawaii Five-O * Misirlou * Peter Gunn * Pipeline * Raunchy * Rawhide * Rebel 'Rouser * Rumble * Scuttle Buttin' * Sleepwalk * Tequila * Wipe Out * and more. Also includes an introduction and song notes by Fred Sokolow.

Book Detroit Country Music

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  • Author : Craig Maki
  • Publisher : University of Michigan Press
  • Release : 2013-10-11
  • ISBN : 0472052012
  • Pages : 338 pages

Download or read Detroit Country Music PDF, written by Craig Maki and published by University of Michigan Press. This book was released on 2013-10-11 with total page 338 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The first book to tell the story of country music in Detroit

Book  The New Guitarscape in Critical Theory  Cultural Practice and Musical Performance

Download or read The New Guitarscape in Critical Theory Cultural Practice and Musical Performance PDF, written by Kevin Dawe and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-07-05 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In The New Guitarscape, Kevin Dawe argues for a re-assessment of guitar studies in the light of more recent musical, social, cultural and technological developments that have taken place around the instrument. The author considers that a detailed study of the guitar in both contemporary and cross-cultural perspectives is now absolutely essential and that such a study must also include discussion of a wide range of theoretical issues, literature, musical cultures and technologies as they come to bear upon the instrument. Dawe presents a synthesis of previous work on the guitar, but also expands the terms by which the guitar might be studied. Moreover, in order to understand the properties and potential of the guitar as an agent of music, culture and society, the author draws from studies in science and technology, design theory, material culture, cognition, sensual culture, gender and sexuality, power and agency, ethnography (real and virtual) and globalization. Dawe presents the guitar as an instrument of scientific investigation and part of the technology of globalization, created and disseminated through corporate culture and cottage industry, held close to the body but taken away from the body in cyberspace, and involved in an enormous variety of cultural interactions and political exchanges in many different contexts around the world. In an effort to understand the significance and meaning of the guitar in the lives of those who may be seen to be closest to it, as well as providing a critically-informed discussion of various approaches to guitar performance, technologies and techniques, the book includes discussion of the work of a wide range of guitarists, including Robert Fripp, Kamala Shankar, Newton Faulkner, Lionel Loueke, Sharon Isbin, Steve Vai, Bob Brozman, Kaki King, Fred Frith, John 5, Jennifer Batten, Guthrie Govan, Dominic Frasca, I Wayan Balawan, Vicki Genfan and Hasan Cihat ?ter.

Book Billboard

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  • Author :
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2006-08-12
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 96 pages

Download or read Billboard PDF, written by and published by . This book was released on 2006-08-12 with total page 96 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In its 114th year, Billboard remains the world's premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events, brand, content and data licensing platform. Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest music, video, gaming, media, digital and mobile entertainment issues and trends.