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The Mayor of MacDougal Street [2013 Edition]

Author : Dave Van Ronk,Elijah Wald
Publisher : Da Capo Press
Page : 274 pages
File Size : 47,7 Mb
Release : 2013-10-15
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780306822162

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Reprint. Originally published in paperback: 2006.

The Mayor of MacDougal Street [2013 edition]

Author : Dave Van Ronk
Publisher : Da Capo Press
Page : 272 pages
File Size : 48,9 Mb
Release : 2013-10-15
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780306822179

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The Mayor of MacDougal Street [2013 edition] by Dave Van Ronk Pdf

Dave Van Ronk (1936-2002) was one of the founding figures of the 1960s folk revival, but he was far more than that. A pioneer of modern acoustic blues, a fine songwriter and arranger, a powerful singer, and one of the most influential guitarists of the '60s, he was also a marvelous storyteller, a peerless musical historian, and one of the most quotable figures on the Village scene. Featuring encounters with young stars-to-be like Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell, The Mayor of MacDougal Street is a vivid evocation of a singular time and place--a feast not only for fans of folk music and blues, but for anyone interested in the music, politics, and spirit of a revolutionary period in American culture.

Positively 4th Street

Author : David Hajdu
Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Page : 288 pages
File Size : 44,6 Mb
Release : 2011-04-26
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 1429961767

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Positively 4th Street by David Hajdu Pdf

The story of how four young bohemians on the make - Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Mimi Baez, and Richard Farina - converged in Greenwich Village, fell into love, and invented a sound and a style that are one of the most lasting legacies of the 1960s When Bob Dylan, age twenty-five, wrecked his motorcycle on the side of a road near Woodstock in 1966 and dropped out of the public eye, he was recognized as a genius, a youth idol, and the authentic voice of the counterculture: and Greenwich Village, where he first made his mark as a protest singer with an acid wit and a barbwire throat, was unquestionably the center of youth culture. So embedded are Dylan and the Village in the legend of the Sixties--one of the most powerful legends we have these days--that it is easy to forget how it all came about. In Positively Fourth Street, David Hajdu, whose 1995 biography of jazz composer Billy Strayhorn was the best and most popular music book in many seasons, tells the story of the emergence of folk music from cult practice to popular and enduring art form as the story of a colorful foursome: not only Dylan but his part-time lover Joan Baez - the first voice of the new generation; her sister Mimi - beautiful, haunted, and an artist in her own right; and her husband Richard Farina, a comic novelist (Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up To Me) who invented the worldliwise bohemian persona that Dylan adopted--some say stole--and made as his own. The story begins in the plain Baez split-level house in a Boston suburb, moves to the Cambridge folk scene, Cornell University (where Farina ran with Thomas Pynchon), and the University of Minnesota (where Robert Zimmerman christened himself Bob Dylan and swapped his electric guitar for an acoustic and a harmonica rack) before the four protagonists converge in New York. Based on extensive new interviews and full of surprising revelations, Positively Fourth Street is that rare book with a new story to tell about the 1960s. It is, in a sense, a book about the Sixties before they were the Sixties--about how the decade and all that it is now associated with it were created in a fit of collective inspiration, with an energy and creativity that David Hajdu captures on the page as if for the first time.

A Freewheelin' Time

Author : Suze Rotolo
Publisher : Crown
Page : 386 pages
File Size : 53,9 Mb
Release : 2009-05-12
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780767926881

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A Freewheelin' Time by Suze Rotolo Pdf

“The girl with Bob Dylan on the cover of Freewheelin’ broke a forty-five-year silence with this affectionate and dignified recalling of a relationship doomed by Dylan’s growing fame.” –UNCUT magazine Suze Rotolo chronicles her coming of age in Greenwich Village during the 1960s and the early days of the folk music explosion, when Bob Dylan was finding his voice and she was his muse. A shy girl from Queens, Suze was the daughter of Italian working-class Communists, growing up at the dawn of the Cold War. It was the age of McCarthy and Suze was an outsider in her neighborhood and at school. She found solace in poetry, art, and music—and in Greenwich Village, where she encountered like-minded and politically active friends. One hot July day in 1961, Suze met Bob Dylan, then a rising musician, at a concert at Riverside Church. She was seventeen, he was twenty; they were both vibrant, curious, and inseparable. During the years they were together, Dylan transformed from an obscure folk singer into an uneasy spokesperson for a generation. A Freewheelin’ Time is a hopeful, intimate memoir of a vital movement at its most creative. It captures the excitement of youth, the heartbreak of young love, and the struggles for a brighter future in a time when everything seemed possible.

How The Beatles Destroyed Rock 'n' Roll

Author : Elijah Wald
Publisher : OUP USA
Page : 339 pages
File Size : 42,5 Mb
Release : 2011-10
Category : Music
ISBN : 9780199756971

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How The Beatles Destroyed Rock 'n' Roll by Elijah Wald Pdf

How the Beatles Destroyed Rock 'n' Roll is an alternative history of American music that, instead of recycling the familiar cliches of jazz and rock, looks at what people were playing, hearing and dancing to over the course of the 20th century, using a wealth of original research, curious quotations, and an irreverent fascination with the oft-despised commercial mainstream.

Jeff Buckley

Author : Mary Guibert,David Browne
Publisher : Da Capo Press
Page : 304 pages
File Size : 46,9 Mb
Release : 2019-10-15
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780306921674

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Jeff Buckley by Mary Guibert,David Browne Pdf

The journals, notebooks, musings, and early song drafts of Jeff Buckley, the late singer best-known for the definitive version of "Hallelujah" and his classic album Grace, including dozens of evocative photos of his personal effects and ephemera. After the release of his acclaimed debut album, Grace, in 1994, Jeff Buckley quickly established himself as one of the decade's most defining talents in pop music: a singer, guitarist, and songwriter with a multi-octave range whose tastes took in rock, blues, jazz, hardcore, Qawwali music, and even show tunes. Hailed by the likes of Bono, Jimmy Page, and Robert Plant, Grace showcased Buckley's voice, passion, and influences and pointed to an inordinately promising future. Three short years later, at the age of thirty, he tragically drowned in Memphis. But his legend and stature have only grown since; in recent years, everyone from Adele to Coldplay to Radiohead has spoken of the impact Buckley's music had on them. For much of his life, Buckley diligently kept journals recording his goals, inspirations, aspirations, and creative struggles. These diaries amount to one of the most insightful life chronicles any musical artist has left behind. Jeff Buckley: His Own Voice marks the first-ever publication of Buckley's handwritten account of his journey from his days in Los Angeles in the late '80s through shortly before his passing. Combined with reproductions of other memorabilia--including letters, notes, and unpublished lyrics--this book takes readers and fans deep into Buckley's mind and life.

Dylan Goes Electric!

Author : Elijah Wald
Publisher : HarperCollins
Page : 289 pages
File Size : 52,7 Mb
Release : 2015-07-14
Category : Music
ISBN : 9780062366702

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Dylan Goes Electric! by Elijah Wald Pdf

One of the music world’s pre-eminent critics takes a fresh and much-needed look at the day Dylan “went electric” at the Newport Folk Festival, timed to coincide with the event’s fiftieth anniversary. On the evening of July 25, 1965, Bob Dylan took the stage at Newport Folk Festival, backed by an electric band, and roared into his new rock hit, Like a Rolling Stone. The audience of committed folk purists and political activists who had hailed him as their acoustic prophet reacted with a mix of shock, booing, and scattered cheers. It was the shot heard round the world—Dylan’s declaration of musical independence, the end of the folk revival, and the birth of rock as the voice of a generation—and one of the defining moments in twentieth-century music. In Dylan Goes Electric!, Elijah Wald explores the cultural, political and historical context of this seminal event that embodies the transformative decade that was the sixties. Wald delves deep into the folk revival, the rise of rock, and the tensions between traditional and groundbreaking music to provide new insights into Dylan’s artistic evolution, his special affinity to blues, his complex relationship to the folk establishment and his sometime mentor Pete Seeger, and the ways he reshaped popular music forever. Breaking new ground on a story we think we know, Dylan Goes Electric! is a thoughtful, sharp appraisal of the controversial event at Newport and a nuanced, provocative, analysis of why it matters.

Mayor of MacDougal Street

Author : Dave Van Ronk
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 246 pages
File Size : 46,5 Mb
Release : 2008-01
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 1422393119

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Mayor of MacDougal Street by Dave Van Ronk Pdf

The memoir of Dave Van Ronk (1936-2002), a leader of the Greenwich Village folk revival of the `60s. A pioneer of modern acoustic blues, a fine songwriter & arranger, a powerful singer, & one of the most influential guitarists of the `60s, Van Ronk was also a marvelous storyteller, a peerless musical historian, & one of the most quotable figures on the Village scene. This unique first-hand account features encounters with young stars-to-be like Bob Dylan, Tom Paxton, Phil Ochs, Joan Baez, & Joni Mitchell, as well as older luminaries like Rev. Gary Davis, Woody Guthrie, Mississippi John Hurt, & Odetta. żA feast not only for fans of folk music & blues, but for anyone interested in the music, politics, & spirit of a revolutionary period in American culture.ż Photos.

Blues and Ragtime Fingerstyle Guitar

Author : Dave Van Ronk
Publisher : Grossman Guitar Workshop
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 55,9 Mb
Release : 2001-07
Category : Guitar music
ISBN : 0786659270

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Blues and Ragtime Fingerstyle Guitar by Dave Van Ronk Pdf

In these lessons for the intermediate fingerstyle guitarist Dave Van Ronk presents his arrangements of blues and a classic rag. The book includes a conversation with Dave, a discography, 6 tunes in notation and tablature, and 3 CDs teaching each tune phrase by phrase. LESSON ONE: A blues in 12/8 with Leroy Carr's Midnight Hour Blues. Blood Red Moon follows played in a dropped D tuning. The lesson ends with Blind Lemon Jefferson's One Kind Favor. LESSON TWO: Sunday Street is an original Dave Van Ronk song and is an excellent example of Dave's arranging skills. Four choruses are taught demonstrating how this tune can develop. Bessie Smith's classic blues You've Been A Good Old Wagon is taught in the key of E. LESSON THREE: Dave's arrangement of St. Louis Tickle was the first great challenge for fingerpickers interested in classic ragtime. This four sectioned rag is played in the keys of C and F. It is an excellent example of contemporary ragtime guitar.

The Songwriting Secrets Of The Beatles

Author : Dominic Pedler
Publisher : Omnibus Press
Page : 791 pages
File Size : 46,7 Mb
Release : 2010-05-25
Category : Music
ISBN : 9780857123466

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The Songwriting Secrets Of The Beatles by Dominic Pedler Pdf

Thirty years after The Beatles split up, the music of Lennon, McCartney, Harrrison and Starkey lives on. What exactly were the magical ingredients of those legendary songs? Why are they still so influential for today's bands? This ground-breaking book sets out to explore The Beatles' songwriting techniques in a clear and readable style. It is aimed not only at musicians but anyone who has ever enjoyed the work of one of the most productive and successful songwriting parterships of the 20th Century. Author Dominic Pedler explores the chord sequences, melodies, harmonies, rhythms and structures of The Beatles' self-penned songs, while challenging readers to enhance their appreciation of the lyrics themselves with reference to the musical context. Throughout the book the printed music and lyrics of The Beatles' songs appear alongside the text, illustrating the author's explanations. The Songwriting Secrets Of The Beatles is an essential addition to Beatles literature - a new and perceptive analysis of both the music and the lyrics written and performed by what Paul McCartney still calls 'a really good, tight little band'.

Dissident Gardens

Author : Jonathan Lethem
Publisher : Vintage
Page : 384 pages
File Size : 41,9 Mb
Release : 2013-09-10
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780385534949

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Dissident Gardens by Jonathan Lethem Pdf

A dazzling novel from one of our finest writers—an epic yet intimate family saga about three generations of all-American radicals At the center of Jonathan Lethem’s superb new novel stand two extraordinary women: Rose Zimmer, the aptly nicknamed Red Queen of Sunnyside, Queens, is an unreconstructed Communist who savages neighbors, family, and political comrades with the ferocity of her personality and the absolutism of her beliefs. Her precocious and willful daughter, Miriam, equally passionate in her activism, flees Rose’s influence to embrace the dawning counterculture of Greenwich Village. These women cast spells over the men in their lives: Rose’s aristocratic German Jewish husband, Albert; her cousin, the feckless chess hustler Lenny Angrush; Cicero Lookins, the brilliant son of her black cop lover; Miriam’s (slightly fraudulent) Irish folksinging husband, Tommy Gogan; their bewildered son, Sergius. Flawed and idealistic, Lethem’s characters struggle to inhabit the utopian dream in an America where radicalism is viewed with bemusement, hostility, or indifference. As the decades pass—from the parlor communism of the ’30s, McCarthyism, the civil rights movement, ragged ’70s communes, the romanticization of the Sandinistas, up to the Occupy movement of the moment—we come to understand through Lethem’s extraordinarily vivid storytelling that the personal may be political, but the political, even more so, is personal. Lethem’s characters may pursue their fates within History with a capital H, but his novel is—at its mesmerizing, beating heart—about love.

I Am Somebody

Author : David Masciotra
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Page : 233 pages
File Size : 40,7 Mb
Release : 2020-10-15
Category : Political Science
ISBN : 9781838604264

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I Am Somebody by David Masciotra Pdf

There are few figures and leaders of recent American history of greater social and political consequence than Jesse Jackson, and few more relevant for America's current political climate. In the 1960s, Jackson served as a close aide to Dr. Martin Luther King, meeting him on the notorious march to legitimate the American democratic system in Selma. He was there on the day of King's assassination, and continued his political legacy, inspiring a generation of black and Latino politicians and activists, founding the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, and helping to make the Democratic Party more multicultural and progressive with his historic runs for the presidency in the 1980s. In I Am Somebody, David Masciotra argues that Jackson's legacy must be rehabilitated in the history of American politics. Masciotra has had personal access to Jackson for several years, conducting over 100 interviews with the man himself, as well as interviews with a wide variety of elected officials and activists who Jackson has inspired and influenced. It also takes readers inside Jackson's negotiations for the release of hostages and political prisoners in Cuba, Iraq, and several other countries. As Democratic politics sees a return to radicalism and the rise of a new generation of committed advocates of racial and economic justice, I Am Somebody: Why Jesse Jackson Matters is a critical book for understanding where America in the 21st Century has come from and where it is going. Featuring a foreword by Michael Eric Dyson.

No Walls and the Recurring Dream

Author : Ani DiFranco
Publisher : Penguin
Page : 320 pages
File Size : 47,9 Mb
Release : 2019-05-07
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780735225183

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No Walls and the Recurring Dream by Ani DiFranco Pdf

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "A memoir as fierce, freewheeling, and passionate as her music." --O, the Oprah magazine A memoir by the celebrated singer-songwriter and social activist Ani DiFranco In her new memoir, No Walls and the Recurring Dream, Ani DiFranco recounts her early life from a place of hard-won wisdom, combining personal expression, the power of music, feminism, political activism, storytelling, philanthropy, entrepreneurship, and much more into an inspiring whole. In these frank, honest, passionate, and often funny pages is the tale of one woman's eventful and radical journey to the age of thirty. Ani's coming of age story is defined by her ethos of fierce independence--from being an emancipated minor sleeping in a Buffalo bus station, to unwaveringly building a career through appearances at small clubs and festivals, to releasing her first album at the age of 18, to consciously rejecting the mainstream recording industry and creating her own label, Righteous Babe Records. In these pages, as in life, she never hesitates to question established rules and expectations, maintaining a level of artistic integrity that has inspired and challenged more than a few. Ani continues to be a major touring and recording artist as well as a celebrated activist and feminist, standing as living proof that you can overcome all personal and societal obstacles to be who you are and to follow your dreams.

Folk City

Author : Stephen Petrus,Ronald D. Cohen
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Page : 321 pages
File Size : 46,8 Mb
Release : 2015
Category : Music
ISBN : 9780190231026

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Folk City by Stephen Petrus,Ronald D. Cohen Pdf

"'Folk City: New York and the American Folk Music Revival' was published to accompany the exhibition of the same name presented at the Museum of the City of New York from June 17-November 29, 2015."--Page 6.

The Coen Brothers

Author : Joel Coen,Ethan Coen
Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
Page : 254 pages
File Size : 46,9 Mb
Release : 2006
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 1578068894

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The Coen Brothers by Joel Coen,Ethan Coen Pdf

Collected interviews with the quirky and distinctive writer/director team of such films as Raising Arizona, Intolerable Cruelty, and Barton Fink