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Josh White

Author : Elijah Wald
Publisher : Routledge
Page : 374 pages
File Size : 53,5 Mb
Release : 2013-12-16
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781136723650

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First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

A Blues Bibliography

Author : Robert Ford
Publisher : Routledge
Page : 1401 pages
File Size : 51,6 Mb
Release : 2008-03-31
Category : Music
ISBN : 9781135865085

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A Blues Bibliography, Second Edition is a revised and enlarged version of the definitive blues bibliography first published in 1999. Material previously omitted from the first edition has now been included, and the bibliography has been expanded to include works published since then. In addition to biographical references, this work includes entries on the history and background of the blues, instruments, record labels, reference sources, regional variations and lyric transcriptions and musical analysis. The Blues Bibliography is an invaluable guide to the enthusiastic market among libraries specializing in music and African-American culture and among individual blues scholars.

The Josh White Song Book

Author : Josh White
Publisher : Chicago : Quadrangle Books
Page : 200 pages
File Size : 47,5 Mb
Release : 1963
Category : African Americans
ISBN : UCSD:31822012888582

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Chasing the Rising Sun

Author : Ted Anthony
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 336 pages
File Size : 46,6 Mb
Release : 2007-07-13
Category : Music
ISBN : 1416539301

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Chasing the Rising Sun is the story of an American musical journey told by a prize-winning writer who traced one song in its many incarnations as it was carried across the world by some of the most famous singers of the twentieth century. Most people know the song "House of the Rising Sun" as 1960s rock by the British Invasion group the Animals, a ballad about a place in New Orleans -- a whorehouse or a prison or gambling joint that's been the ruin of many poor girls or boys. Bob Dylan did a version and Frijid Pink cut a hard-rocking rendition. But that barely scratches the surface; few songs have traveled a journey as intricate as "House of the Rising Sun." The rise of the song in this country and the launch of its world travels can be traced to Georgia Turner, a poor, sixteen-year-old daughter of a miner living in Middlesboro, Kentucky, in 1937 when the young folk-music collector Alan Lomax, on a trip collecting field recordings, captured her voice singing "The Rising Sun Blues." Lomax deposited the song in the Library of Congress and included it in the 1941 book Our Singing Country. In short order, Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Lead Belly, and Josh White learned the song and each recorded it. From there it began to move to the planet's farthest corners. Today, hundreds of artists have recorded "House of the Rising Sun," and it can be heard in the most diverse of places -- Chinese karaoke bars, Gatorade ads, and as a ring tone on cell phones. Anthony began his search in New Orleans, where he met Eric Burdon of the Animals. He traveled to the Appalachians -- to eastern Kentucky, eastern Tennessee, and western North Carolina -- to scour the mountains for the song's beginnings. He found Homer Callahan, who learned it in the mountains during a corn shucking; he discovered connections to Clarence "Tom" Ashley, who traveled as a performer in a 1920s medicine show. He went to Daisy, Kentucky, to visit the family of the late high-lonesome singer Roscoe Holcomb, and finally back to Bourbon Street to see if there really was a House of the Rising Sun. He interviewed scores of singers who performed the song. Through his own journey he discovered how American traditions survived and prospered -- and how a piece of culture moves through the modern world, propelled by technology and globalization and recorded sound.

The Cultural Front

Author : Michael Denning
Publisher : Verso
Page : 596 pages
File Size : 53,7 Mb
Release : 1998
Category : Arts, American
ISBN : 1859841708

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As garment workers, longshoremen, autoworkers, sharecroppers and clerks took to the streets, striking and organizing unions in the midst of the Depression, artists, writers and filmmakers joined the insurgent social movement by creating a cultural front. Disney cartoonists walked picket lines, and Billie Holiday sand 'Strange Fruit' at the left-wing cabaret, Café Society. Duke Ellington produced a radical musical, Jump for Joy, New York garment workers staged the legendary Broadway revue Pins and Needles, and Orson Welles and his Mercury players took their labor operas and anti-fascist Shakespeare to Hollywood and made Citizen Kane. A major reassessment of US cultural history, The Cultural Front is a vivid mural of this extraordinary upheaval which reshaped American culture in the twentieth century.

Becoming Elektra

Author : Mick Houghton
Publisher : Jawbone Press
Page : 310 pages
File Size : 54,8 Mb
Release : 2010-09
Category : Music
ISBN : 9781906002299

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An account of Elektra Records in the Jac Holzman years, from 1950 to 1973, Becoming Elektra tells the story of the label's growth from a small folk label to a major hit-making concern. Jac Holzman's role in founding and running the company is central to the story, and his capacity for the lateral thinking that led to innovations such as the first-ever sampler album and a million-selling series of sound effects records is a recurring theme. Opening with the moment that Holzman discovered The Doors, the story then goes back to the '50s, when the label brought folk music to a wide audience through artists such as Jean Ritchie, Josh White, Theodore Bikel, and Bob Gibson. Moving into the '60s and '70s, the story covers artists that read like an inventory of musical innovation: Love, Judy Collins, Tim Buckley, Fred Neil, David Ackles, Phil Ochs, Bread, Queen, Mickey Newbury, The Incredible String Band, Carly Simon, The Stooges and The MC5.

Political Folk Music in America from Its Origins to Bob Dylan

Author : Lawrence J. Epstein
Publisher : McFarland
Page : 213 pages
File Size : 55,8 Mb
Release : 2010-03-08
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9780786456017

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Political Folk Music in America from Its Origins to Bob Dylan by Lawrence J. Epstein Pdf

Many American folk singers have tried to leave their world a better place by writing songs of social protest. Musicians like Woody Guthrie, Leadbelly, Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan, and Joan Baez sang with fierce moral voices to transform what they saw as an uncaring society. But the personal tales of these guitar-toting idealists were often more tangled than the comparatively pure vision their art would suggest. Many singers produced work in the midst of personal failure and deeply troubled relationships, and under the influence of radical ideas and organizations. This provocative work examines both the long tradition of folk music in its American political context and the lives of those troubadours who wrote its most enduring songs.

Nomad Girl

Author : Niema Ash
Publisher : Troubador Publishing Ltd
Page : 200 pages
File Size : 51,9 Mb
Release : 2020-06-28
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9781838596071

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Nomad Girl is a memoir, it is about the 60s, the decade that wanted to change the world, and it did. It is about 'The Finjan', a folk/blues music club I ran with my partner in Montreal — the coffee house/music club culture being at the heart of the 'changing times'.

The Early Years of Folk Music

Author : David Dicaire
Publisher : McFarland
Page : 252 pages
File Size : 48,6 Mb
Release : 2010-03-30
Category : Music
ISBN : 9780786457373

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This history of folk music looks at musicians, collectors and other figures from around the world. The book presents an overview of international folk roots and shows the contributions of the artists and the evolution of folk music as a force for political and social change. Profiles of Pete Seeger, Burl Ives, Woody Guthrie and others show how the stage was set for the American folk revival of the 1960s.

An Encyclopedia of South Carolina Jazz & Blues Musicians

Author : Benjamin Franklin
Publisher : Univ of South Carolina Press
Page : 815 pages
File Size : 40,9 Mb
Release : 2016-05-30
Category : Music
ISBN : 9781611176223

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An Encyclopedia of South Carolina Jazz & Blues Musicians by Benjamin Franklin Pdf

This comprehensive A-to-Z reference is “an impressive contribution to jazz history and surprisingly good reading” (Michael Ullman, author of Jazz Lives). This informative bookdocuments the careers of South Carolina jazz and blues musicians from the nineteenth century to the present. The musicians range from the renowned (James Brown, Dizzy Gillespie), to the notable (Freddie Green, Josh White), the largely forgotten (Fud Livingston, Josie Miles), the obscure (Lottie Frost Hightower, Horace “Spoons” Williams), and the unknown (Vince Arnold, Johnny Wilson). Though the term “jazz” is commonly understood, if difficult to define, “blues” has evolved over time to include R&B, doo-wop, and soul. Performers in these genres are also represented, as are members of the Jenkins Orphanage bands of Charleston. Also covered are nineteenth-century musicians who performed what might be called proto-jazz or proto-blues in string bands, medicine shows, vaudeville, and the like. Organized alphabetically, from Johnny Acey to Webster Young, the entries include basic biographical information, South Carolina residences, career details, compositions, recordings as leaders and as band members, films, awards, websites, and lists of resources for additional reading. Former host of Jazz in Retrospect on NPR Benjamin Franklin V has ensured biographical accuracy to the greatest degree possible by consulting numerous public documents, and information in these records permitted him to dispel myths and correct misinformation that have surrounded South Carolina’s musical history for generations. “Elucidates South Carolina as a profoundly crucial puzzle piece alongside New Orleans, Chicago, Kansas City and New York.” —Harry Skoler, professor, Berklee College of Music Includes photos

Goldmine Record Album Price Guide

Author : Martin Popoff
Publisher : Penguin
Page : 4838 pages
File Size : 54,7 Mb
Release : 2009-09-08
Category : Antiques & Collectibles
ISBN : 9781440229169

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Whether you're cleaning out a closet, basement or attic full of records, or you're searching for hidden gems to build your collection, you can depend on Goldmine Record Album Price Guide to help you accurately identify and appraise your records in order to get the best price. • Knowledge is power, so power-up with Goldmine! • 70,000 vinyl LPs from 1948 to present • Hundreds of new artists • Detailed listings with current values • Various artist collections and original cast recordings from movies, televisions and Broadway • 400 photos • Updated state-of-the-market reports • New feature articles • Advice on buying and selling Goldmine Grading Guide - the industry standard

A New History of American and Canadian Folk Music

Author : Dick Weissman
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Page : 345 pages
File Size : 49,8 Mb
Release : 2019-09-05
Category : Music
ISBN : 9781501344176

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A New History of American and Canadian Folk Music by Dick Weissman Pdf

Building on his 2006 book, Which Side Are You On?, Dick Weissman's A New History of American and Canadian Folk Music presents a provocative discussion of the history, evolution, and current status of folk music in the United States and Canada. North American folk music achieved a high level of popular acceptance in the late 1950s. When it was replaced by various forms of rock music, it became a more specialized musical niche, fragmenting into a proliferation of musical styles. In the pop-folk revival of the 1960s, artists were celebrated or rejected for popularizing the music to a mass audience. In particular the music seemed to embrace a quest for authenticity, which has led to endless explorations of what is or is not faithful to the original concept of traditional music. This book examines the history of folk music into the 21st century and how it evolved from an agrarian style as it became increasingly urbanized. Scholar-performer Dick Weissman, himself a veteran of the popularization wars, is uniquely qualified to examine the many controversies and musical evolutions of the music, including a detailed discussion of the quest for authenticity, and how various musicians, critics, and fans have defined that pursuit.

A Heartbeat and a Guitar

Author : Antonino D'Ambrosio
Publisher : Nation Books
Page : 240 pages
File Size : 43,9 Mb
Release : 2009-10-13
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9781568586076

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A Heartbeat and a Guitar by Antonino D'Ambrosio Pdf

A Heartbeat and a Guitar tells of the collaboration of two distinct yet connected musicians—iconoclast Johnny Cash and pioneering folk artist Peter La Farge—and the album they created, Bitter Tears: Ballads of the American Indian. It also tells of the unique personal, political, and cultural struggles that informed this album, one that has influenced the likes of Bruce Springsteen and Bob Dylan. D'Ambrosio has interviewed dozens of Cash's and La Farge's friends, family, and collaborators, including surviving members of his band, his producers, and Pete Seeger and Kris Kristofferson, creating a dramatic picture of both an era of radical protest and the making of one of the most controversial and enduring works of political pop art of the 1960s. A Heartbeat and a Guitar is the inspiration for the new album “Look Again to the Wind: Johnny Cash's Bitter Tears revisited” featuring a collective of top Americana artists including Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Gillian Welch, and Kris Kristofferson.

The Encyclopedia of Popular Music

Author : Colin Larkin
Publisher : Omnibus Press
Page : 1600 pages
File Size : 55,7 Mb
Release : 2011-05-27
Category : Music
ISBN : 9780857125958

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This text presents a comprehensive and up-to-date reference work on popular music, from the early 20th century to the present day.