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Par Steve Turner. 2006
John Lennon famously proclaimed the Beatles were more popular than Jesus, and over the next few years, they were to…become spiritual leaders to a generation trying to find meaning in the world. Turner examines their attitudes toward religion and their spiritual influences, including John's education as a choirboy. By their final albums, the Beatles were weaving more references to religion and spirituality into their music, and Turner attempts to reveal the "gospel" of the Fab Four. Some descriptions of violence, sex and some strong language. 2006.
Par Jessica Hopper. 2015
Jessica Hopper's music criticism has earned her a reputation as a firebrand, a keen observer and fearless critic not just…of music but the culture around it. With this volume spanning from her punk fanzine roots to her landmark piece on R. Kelly's past, "The First Collection" leaves no doubt why The New York Times has called Hopper's work "influential." Not merely a selection of two decades of Hopper's most engaging, thoughtful, and humorous writing, this book documents the last 20 years of American music making and the shifting landscape of music consumption. The book journeys through the truths of Riot Grrrl's empowering insurgence, decamps to Gary, IN, on the eve of Michael Jackson's death, explodes the grunge-era mythologies of Nirvana and Courtney Love, and examines emo's rise. 2015. I have a strange relationship with music -- Chicago. Emo : where the girls aren't Chance the Rapper Viva la filthy noise! : Coughs' Secret passage Sweet things And we remain, ever so faithfully, yours Conversation with Jim Derogatis regarding R. Kelly Real/Fake. Gaga takes a trip Deconstructing Lana Del Rey Taylor Swift, Grimes and Lana Del Rey : the year in blond ambition We can't stop : our year with Miley Louder than love : my teen grunge poserdom Nostalgia. When The Boss went moral : Bruce Springsteen's lost album Vedderan : notes on Pearl Jam's 20th anniversary concert You're reliving all over me : Dinosaur Jr. reunites You will ache like I ache : the oral history of Hole's Live through this You know what? California. Kendrick Lamar : not your average, everyday rap savior California demise : Tyler, the Creator and EMA feel the bad vibes Will the stink of success ruin The Smell? Dispatches from the desert : Coachella Faith. The passion of David Bazan Flirting with religion : Rickie Lee Jones Why Michael Jackson's past might be Gary, Indiana's only future Superchunk : I hate music Between the viaduct of your dreams : On Van Morrison Bad reviews. Miley Cyrus : Bangerz Nu age : Animal Collective and Bell Orchestre Tyler, the Creator : Wolf Old year's end Nevermind already : Nirvana's 20th anniversary boxset Strictly business. Punk is dead! Long live punk! : a report on the state of teen spirit from the mobile shopping mall that is the Vans Warped Tour Chief Keef Nude awakening : Suicide Girls How selling out saved indie rock Not Lollapalooza : Rollin Hunt, Screaming Females & Abe Vigoda Females. St. Vincent : Strange mercy Cat Power : Sun SWF, 45 : Mecca Normal's The observer Shouting out loud : The Raincoats Making pop for capitalist pigs : M.I.A.'s Maya There is no Guyville in Sweden : Frida Hyvönen's Until death comes Uniform title: Essays.
Par Langston Hughes. 1976
Par Ian Wallis. 1996
Traces the life and times of musician Ronnie Hawkins, from his early rockabilly days in Arkansas through his later recording…career. At the leading edge of the rock'n'roll era, he played with legends Bo Diddley and Roy Orbison, and formed friendships with Bob Dylan and John Lennon. Some strong language. 1996.
Par Ted Gioia. 1997
Covers the origins of jazz from African instruments and rhythms of the early 1800s through the emergence of modern jazz…and the technological changes of the 1990s. Evaluates the contributions of individual musicians; provides the social and cultural context for the development of this art form. 1997.
Par Charles Osborne. 1986
This text gives an account of Mozart's 22 operas. The author explores the operas from four points of view: the…historical setting and Mozart's own life at the time; the libretto and librettist; the story line; and finally the music itself. 1986.
Par Eric Siblin. 2009
J.S. Bach, Pablo Casals, and the search for a Baroque masterpiece Bach's cello suites have become some of the most…enduring pieces in history, but they remain shrouded in mystery - about when and how they were composed, whether they were originally intended for the cello, how much influence Bach's second wife had on their composition, and what happened to Bach's original manuscript. Covers Bach and the missing manuscript from the eighteenth century; Pablo Casals and the discovery of the music in Spain in the late nineteenth century; and Siblin's own infatuation with the suites in the twenty-first. Canada Reads 2012. c2009.
Par Mervyn Cooke, David Horn. 2002
The world of jazz may be viewed from many perspectives - social and cultural history, music analysis, economics, or ethnography.…The nineteen essays here provide expert views on the character, history and uses of jazz, its chronology, identity, and the ways in which it has been valued and represented. Some descriptions of sex. c2002.
Par Kent Nagano, Inge Kloepfer, Isabelle Gabolde. 2015
" Kent Nagano retrace pour nous son parcours, qui l'a amené, lui, petit-fils de modestes immigrants ayant grandi dans un…petit village côtier de la Californie, à diriger les plus prestigieux orchestres et maisons d'opéra. Il raconte comment la musique lui a permis de trouver sa place, non seulement au sein de sa propre communauté, mais partout dans le monde. Loin d'être une activité réservée à l'élite, la musique classique, selon Nagano, est un formidable instrument de rapprochement et de dialogue entre les hommes. À la fois mémoires et brûlant plaidoyer pour la survie de la musique classique et des arts, Sonnez, merveilles ! sadresse à tous ceux qui croient encore en l'importance de la culture dans le monde d'aujourdhui. " -- 4e de couv. Titre uniforme: Erwarten Sie Wunder!
Par Alan Cross. 2007
Cross narrates the definitive history of alternative rock over the last 30 years. Focussing on top performers, including David Bowie,…The Velvet Underground, The Ramones, The Sex Pistols and Iggy Pop, includes band and artist biographies, complete discographies and trivia. 2007.
Par Holger Petersen. 2011
A collection of nineteen of Petersen’s in-depth radio interviews with artists - the pioneering men and women who created the…blues and roots sounds that have influenced the course of popular culture and music in North America. The book is divided into four sections: British Blues Revival, Delta and Memphis Blues, Artists Who Helped Build Stony Plain, and Bonus Tracks. Each interview is preceded by background material on the artist, and Petersen’s own stories of their meetings. c2011.
Par Randy Bachman. 2014
Following “Vinyl Tap Stories”, Randy tells more great stories from a life in rock - all of the fun, hardships,…and adventure that haven’t been featured on the radio show. This is Randy Bachman, unplugged! c2014.
Par John Gilmore. 1988
For 50 years, Montréal was the jazz centre of Canada. Gilmore chronicles the lives of Montréal's jazz musicians, and describes…the Montréal jazz scene and the environment in which musicians lived and played. 1988.
Par Mel Tillis, Walter H Wager. 1985
Reminiscences of a successful Nashville singer and songwriter whose comic use of his stuttering has brought him extra recognition. Discusses…the breakup of a 20-year marriage and a remarriage in 1979. 1985.
Par José Carreras. 1991
The life of Spanish tenor Jose Carreras was put on hold in 1987 as he struggled with leukemia. He recounts…this and subsequent events, including his triumphant return to a successful operatic and concert career. 1991. Uniform title: Singen mit der Seele.
Par Geoffrey O'Brien. 2004
15 essays on music, which all include the author's search to capture how a listener "hears, or imagines he hears,…and how he connects that listening to the rest of his life." O'Brien also explores the way music defined - and now defines how he remembers - his own formative youthful experiences, from the impact on his musical sensibility by his father to the way the pop music of the 1960s defined how he and his friends lived. Some strong language. 2004.
Par Charles L Granata. 1999
Portrays Frank Sinatra as producer and perfectionist in the recording studio. Traces technological advances, including the shift from monaural to…stereo sound, that affected his method. Features recollections of associated musicians and arrangers. Foreword by Phil Ramone and afterword by Nancy Sinatra. 1999.
Par James Gavin. 2009
Biography of African American singer/actress Lena Horne, born in 1917 Brooklyn, who first performed at Harlem's Cotton Club at age…sixteen. Interprets Horne's multiracial family background in the pre-civil rights era as the reason for emotional conflicts in both her personal and professional lives. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. c2009.
Par Stewart Copeland. 2009
Most people know Copeland as the drummer for The Police, one of the most successful bands in rock history. But…they may not know as much about his childhood in the Middle East as the son of a CIA agent, or be aware of his filmmaking adventures with the Pygmies in the deepest reaches of the Congo, and his passion for polo. Moves from Copeland's remarkable childhood to the formation of The Police, their rise to stardom, and to the settled-down life that followed. Some strong language. 2009.
Par Stompin' Tom Connors. 2000
An autobiography of Canadian country singer Stompin' Tom Connors, continuing the story begun in "Stompin' Tom: before the fame". It…follows his life from his first big break in 1967 to 2000, including his marriage and family, awards, comeback tour and music. Also covers the controversies and battles of his career as he attempted to get his message across. 2000.