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Dig

Author : David Nichols
ISBN : 9781891241611
Genre : Music
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David Nichols tells the story of Australian rock and pop music from 1960 to 1985 – formative years in which the nation cast off its colonial cultural shackles and took on the world. Generously illustrated and scrupulously researched, Dig combines scholarly accuracy with populist flair. Nichols is an unfailingly witty and engaging guide, surveying the fertile and varied landscape of Australian popular music in seven broad historical chapters, interspersed with shorter chapters on some of the more significant figures of each period. The result is a compelling portrait of a music scene that evolves in dynamic interaction with those in the United States and the UK, yet has always retained a strong sense of its own identity and continues to deliver new stars – and cult heroes – to a worldwide audience. Dig is a unique achievement. The few general histories to date have been highlight reels, heavy on illustration and short on detail. And while there have been many excellent books on individual artists, scenes and periods, and a couple of first-rate encylopedias, there’s never been a book that told the whole story of the irresistible growth and sweep of a national music culture. Until now . . .

Dig

Author : David Nichols
ISBN : 9781891241260
Genre : Music
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A comprehensive and highly readable history of the first quarter-century of Australian rock and pop music, this book appeals to everyone with more than a passing interest in rock 'n' roll. Those whose knowledge of Australian rock and pop does not extend far beyond the Easybeats, AC/DC, Little River Band, and Nick Cave discover a wealth of music beyond those star names; while even those familiar with the work of the Missing Links, Pip Proud, Radio Birdman, and the Moodists learn much about the scenes and connections that produced these bands and dozens more. Generously illustrated and meticulously sourced, Dig combines scholarly thoroughness (endnotes, index) with populist flair: Nichols is an unfailingly witty and engaging guide. He surveys the fertile and varied landscape of Australian rock music in seven broad historical chapters, which he intersperses with shorter chapters on some of the more significant figures of each period. The result is a compelling portrait of a music scene that has evolved in dynamic interaction with those in the United States and the U.K. and that always retains a strong sense of its own identity, and keeps on throwing up new stars for an international audience.

The Cambridge History Of Twentieth Century Music

Author : Nicholas Cook
ISBN : 0521662567
Genre : Music
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"Music" referred only to the artistic, classical tradition of Western Europe and North America at the beginning of the twentieth century. However, several different traditions emerged by the end of the century. Written by experts in the field, this book surveys how the Western tradition was affected by the development of jazz, popular music, and world music and links the history of music with that of its social contexts.

Finding Bix

Author : Brendan Wolfe
ISBN : 9781609385064
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Brendan Wolfe's Finding Bix is a personal and often surprising attempt to connect music, history, and legend. A native of Bix Beiderbecke's hometown of Davenport, Iowa, Wolfe grew up seeing Bix's iconic portrait on everything from posters to parking garages. He never heard his music, though, until cast to play a bit part in an Italian biopic filmed in Davenport. Then, after writing a newspaper review of a book about Beiderbecke, Wolfe unexpectedly received a letter from the late musician's nephew scolding him for getting a number of facts wrong. This is where Finding Bix begins: in Wolfe's good-faith attempt to get the facts right.

Inner City Sound

Author : Clinton Walker
ISBN : 9781891241185
Genre : Music
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Classic documentary account of the late-1970s Australia music scene. Fanzine and newspaper articles, illustrated by hundreds of photographs, vividly portray the creative ferment of the time, especially punk pioneers like the Saints, Radio Birdman, Nick Cave/the Birthday Party, the Go-Betweens, and more. For this first overseas edition, Clinton Walker has added 32 pages of articles and photographs, taking the story to 1985. A larger audience than ever is hungry for documents of this period, and with its punk graphics, prose and photos this fits the bill.

Bear

Author : Robert Greenfield
ISBN : 9781466893115
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The creator of the dancing bear logo and designer of the Wall of Sound for the Grateful Dead, Augustus Owsley Stanley III, better known by his nickname, Bear, was one of the most iconic figures in the cultural revolution that changed both America and the world during the 1960s. Owsley's high octane rocket fuel enabled Ken Kesey and his Merry Pranksters to put on the Acid Tests. It also powered much of what happened on stage at Monterey Pop. Owsley turned on Pete Townshend of The Who and Jimi Hendrix. The shipment of LSD that Owsley sent John Lennon resulted in The Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour album and film. Convinced that the Grateful Dead were destined to become the world's greatest rock 'n' roll band, Owsley provided the money that kept them going during their early days. As their longtime soundman, he then faithfully recorded many of the Dead's greatest live performances and designed the massive space age system that came to be known as the Wall of Sound. Award-winning author and biographer Robert Greenfield’s definitive biography of this Grateful Dead legend masterfully takes us through Owsley's incredible life and times to bring us a full picture of this fascinating man for the first time.

Standing In The Shadows Of Motown

Author : James Jamerson
ISBN : 0881888826
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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(Guitar Book). Bassist James Jamerson was the embodiment of the Motown spirit and groove the invisible entity whose playing inspired thousands. His tumultuous life and musical brilliance are explored in depth through hundreds of interviews, 49 transcribed musical scores, two hours of recorded all-star performances, and more than 50 rarely seen photos in this stellar tribute to behind-the-scenes Motown. Features a 120-minute CD! Allan Slutsky's 2002 documentary of the same name is the winner of the New York Film Critics "Best Documentary of the Year" award!

Jazz Blues Boogie Woogie

Author : John Brimhall
ISBN : 0757994008
Genre : Music
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This book was created for all who want to play jazz, blues, and boogie-woogie -- three of the most important styles necessary to learn how to play jazz! Arranger John Brimhall has created 17 exciting arrangements based on these various styles. This is a good introduction for those budding jazz pianists of tomorrow. Titles included in this book are: Ain't Misbehavin' * Boogie Woogie Man * Carnegie Hall Bounce * Dizzy Fingers * Kitten on the Keys * Washboard Blues and many more.

The 100 Best Australian Albums

Author : John O'Donnell
ISBN : 9781742735559
Genre : Music
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Australian music has a proud, colourful and successful history. In 2008, Australian rock and roll turned 50. This book names the best Australian albums of the last 50 years. It places each album in order (from 1 u 100) and discusses why each album deserves its place. It tells the story behind the making of the album, where the album fits in the artist's career and the album's impact on the local and world stage etc. The entries will feature new interviews with the artists and the producers/managers involved in the recording and the release of the album. It wouldn't be a good list if it didn't polarise people and we hope that this list will. We also hope that it will get people sitting around comparing their favourites and discovering or re-discovering these great albums and others. With 70 years of loving and writing about Australian music between us, we shamelessly believe we've earned the right to write this book. And we think we've got it right. Let the debate begin.o u John O'Donnell, April 2010 Finally, here is a much-needed list of argument-starting top 100 seminal/ influential/essential Australian albums of all time. Let the fight begin!

I Tina

Author : Tina Turner
ISBN : 9780061958809
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The dramatic and spectacular story of an American music icon—the immortal Tina Turner! From Nutbush, Tennessee, to Hollywood stardom; from Ike’s Kings of Rhythm to onstage with Mick Jagger and the Stones; and from the lowest lows to the highest highs, Tina Turner has seen it, done it, suffered it, and survived it all. In her monumental bestseller I, Tina—the basis for the Academy Award-nominated motion picture What's Love Got to Do with It—she tells it like it really was . . . and really is. This book is a superstar's honest and intimate account of struggle and pain, love and abuse, glory and tragedy, and one of the greatest comebacks in music history.

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