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Blues highway. Da Chicago a New Orleans. Viaggio alle origini della musica americana
Author: Giuliano Malatesta
Publisher: Universale Arcana
ISBN: 886231485X
Pages: 144
Year: 2017
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Il biografo di Nick La Rocca
Author: Salvatore Mugno
Publisher: LIT EDIZIONI
ISBN: 8862314655
Pages: 184
Year: 2017-03-23T00:00:00+01:00
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Un biografo – piuttosto improvvisato e sprovveduto – e ossessionato, per un quarto di secolo, dal proposito e dai ripetuti tentativi di raccontare la vita di Nick La Rocca, il leader della leggendaria Original Dixieland Jazz Band di New Orleans che, per prima al mondo, nel febbraio del 1917 incise un disco di musica jazz. Il biografo di Nick La Rocca è il racconto di due vite incrociate e delle peripezie per far nascere un libro a cui il suo autore, qui indicato col nome Harry Brass, dedicò la vita intera, ricavandone infine una valanga di dissensi, insulti e irrisione. A cominciare da quelli del suo stesso ≪idolo≫, l’italo-americano La Rocca (1889-1961), figlio di un ciabattino siciliano, che, disinvoltamente, si proclamava ≪inventore del jazz≫, ma che comunque aveva segnato un punto importante nell’evolversi di quel genere musicale. Il libro recupera in chiave romanzesca, attraverso documenti storici originali e inediti, molte intriganti pagine della vita del battagliero, burbero e gradasso cornettista, nonchè di quella del suo bizzarro, avventuroso e bistrattato Official Historian, due personaggi ≪estremi≫: entrambi pronti a tutto pur di entrare nelle storie del jazz...
David Bowie. Fantastic voyage
Author: Francesco Donadio
Publisher: LIT EDIZIONI
ISBN: 886231471X
Pages: 624
Year: 2017-03-30T00:00:00+02:00
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Simbolo di libertà e creatività, edonismo e decadenza. Creatura in apparenza aliena, attraversata tuttavia da umanissime angosce sulla vita e sulla morte, la religione, la fama e il sesso: David Robert Jones, in arte Bowie, è ritenuto un genio (dagli estimatori) o uno scaltro manipolatore (dai detrattori), non sono ammesse mezze misure. In ogni caso il “camaleonte del rock”, come lo definiscono alcuni titolisti dotati di scarsa fantasia, non è mai banale ed è sempre pronto a spiazzare. C’è riuscito per l’ennesima volta l’8 gennaio 2013 – giorno del suo 66esimo compleanno – quando, dopo un’assenza di dieci anni, mentre i giornali avevano già preparato i loro “coccodrilli”, è resuscitato sul Web postando il video di una nuova canzone, Where Are We Now?, e annunciando l’imminente uscita dell’album THE NEXT DAY, preparato in gran segreto. Bowie è uno dei “grandi padri” del pop-rock. Sono ormai quarant’anni che calca le scene, ha attraversato (quasi) tutti i generi e alcuni ha contribuito a crearli: dal rhythm’n’blues degli inizi alla jungle-industrial degli anni Novanta, passando per il folk cantautorale, il glam rock en travesti, il plastic soul, la new wave in salsa kraut, l’elettronica sperimentale, l’heavy grunge alternativo e ancora molti altri. Se il sound e l’immagine non bastassero, ci sono le canzoni a fare la differenza: Space Oddity, Rebel Rebel, Young Americans, Let’s Dance... e la lista potrebbe andare avanti per ore. Musica potente, contrassegnata da liriche talora misteriose e di ardua decifrabilità. Tuttavia, come lui stesso ha ammesso, “in fondo alla fine ricorrono sempre gli stessi temi, che poi sono i miei interessi”. Non può che essere questo, pertanto, il punto di partenza per “decodificare” le liriche di un artista che ha saputo dare una brillante forma estetica alle proprie ansie e ai propri travagli esistenziali. Questi, a sua volta, erano i medesimi conflitti vissuti dai suoi fan; e Bowie, in tutti questi anni, non ha mai smesso di offrir loro quel conforto riassumibile nel metaforico, melodrammatico abbraccio con cui concludeva i concerti degli anni Settanta: “you’re not alone!”.
Lonely Planet Pocket New Orleans
Author: Lonely Planet, Adam Karlin, Ray Bartlett
Publisher: Lonely Planet
ISBN: 1788681541
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Year: 2018-10-01
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Deep blues
Author: Robert Palmer
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
ISBN: 0140062238
Pages: 310
Year: 1981
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Blues is the cornerstone of American popular music, the bedrock of rock and roll. In this extraordinary musical and social history, Robert Palmer traces the odyssey of the blues from its rural beginnings, to the steamy bars of Chicago's South Side, to international popularity, recognition, and imitation. Palmer tells the story of the blues through the lives of its greatest practitioners: Robert Johnson, who sang of being pursued by the hounds of hell; Muddy Waters, who electrified Delta blues and gave the music its rock beat; Robert Lockwood and Sonny Boy Williamson, who launched the King Biscuit Time radio show and brought blues to the airwaves; and John Lee Hooker, Ike Turner, B. B. King, and many others. Book jacket.
Tinisima
Author: Elena Poniatowska
Publisher: UNM Press
ISBN: 0826341233
Pages: 353
Year: 2006
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This fictionalized account of the life of Tina Modotti is a fascinating story of the complex woman caught up in the social and political turbulence of the pre-World War II era.
The Ponder Heart
Author: Eudora Welty
Publisher: HMH
ISBN: 0547543921
Pages: 168
Year: 1967-10-18
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“A wonderful tragicomedy” of a Mississippi family, a vast inheritance, and an impulsive heir, by the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Delta Wedding (The New York Times). Daniel Ponder is the amiable heir to the wealthiest family in Clay County, Mississippi. To friends and strangers, he’s also the most generous, having given away heirlooms, a watch, and so far, at least one family business. His niece, Edna Earle, has a solution to save the Ponder fortune from Daniel’s mortifying philanthropy: As much as she loves Daniel, she’s decided to have him institutionalized. Foolproof as the plan may seem, it comes with a kink—one that sets in motion a runaway scheme of mistaken identity, a hapless local widow, a reckless wedding, a dim-witted teenage bride, and a twist of dumb luck that lands this once-respectable Southern family in court to brave an embarrassing trial for murder. It’s become the talk of Clay County. And the loose-tongued Edna Earle will tell you all about it. “The most revered figure in contemporary American letters,” said the New York Times of Eudora Welty, which also hailed The Ponder Heart—a winner of the William Dean Howells Medal which was adapted into both a Broadway play and a PBS Masterpiece series—as “Miss Welty at her comic, compassionate best.”
Sam Phillips: The Man Who Invented Rock 'n' Roll
Author: Peter Guralnick
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316211303
Pages: 784
Year: 2016-10-25
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The author of the critically acclaimed Elvis Presley biography Last Train to Memphis brings us the life of Sam Phillips, the visionary genius who singlehandedly steered the revolutionary path of Sun Records. The music that he shaped in his tiny Memphis studio with artists as diverse as Elvis Presley, Ike Turner, Howlin' Wolf, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Johnny Cash, introduced a sound that had never been heard before. He brought forth a singular mix of black and white voices passionately proclaiming the vitality of the American vernacular tradition while at the same time declaring, once and for all, a new, integrated musical day. With extensive interviews and firsthand personal observations extending over a 25-year period with Phillips, along with wide-ranging interviews with nearly all the legendary Sun Records artists, Guralnick gives us an ardent, unrestrained portrait of an American original as compelling in his own right as Mark Twain, Walt Whitman, or Thomas Edison. This enhanced edition includes: Exclusive video clips featuring the author's interviews with Sam Phillips, his family, and his Sun Studios collaborators Jack Clement, Roland James, and J.M. Van Eaton. Rare audio interviews with Sam Phillips, spanning 1979 to 1990, as well as audio interviews with Carl Perkins, Billy Sherrill, and Phillips's former assistant Marion Keister.
Blues For Dummies
Author: Lonnie Brooks, Cub Koda, Wayne Baker Brooks
Publisher: For Dummies
ISBN: 0764550802
Pages: 372
Year: 1998-08-13
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Get your mojo working as you take a musical trip from the Mississippi Delta to Chicago's gritty South Side and points beyond with Blues For Dummies, an insightful, toe-tappin', music lovers' guide to the blues. Popular blues guitarist Lonnie Brooks serves as your tour guide through the life and times of the blues, from the acoustic mystique of Robert Johnson and Son House to the urban blues men and women of today: John Lee Hooker, Robert Cray, B.B. King, Etta James, Koko Taylor, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and, of course, Brooks himself. Blues For Dummies travels from sad to glad, with stops along the way at heartache and despair, hope and joy, on the road to great music. Get hip to the different styles and eras of the blues; discover what makes the blues so blue; find out "Who's Who" among four generations of blues musicians; and make tracks to the best blues clubs on the planet with this great, easygoing reference.
The Beatles
Author: Bob Spitz
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316031674
Pages: 992
Year: 2012-06-25
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As soon as The Beatles became famous, the spin machine began to construct a myth--one that has continued to this day. But the truth is much more interesting, much more exciting, and much more moving. In this bestselling book, Bob Spitz has written the biography for which Beatles fans have long waited. 32 pages of b/w photos.
Hit Me, Fred
Author: Fred Wesley
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822329093
Pages: 326
Year: 2002-09-25
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The legendary funk, soul, and jazz musician who played with James Brown moves from sideman to center stage in this loving tribute to a seminal but often overlooked force in American music. (Performing Arts)
Jeffrey's Favorite 13 Ghost Stories
Author: Kathryn Tucker Windham
Publisher: NewSouth Books
ISBN: 1603061118
Pages: 186
Year: 2004-05-01
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This is the first anthology of the author’s own favorite ghost stories from the highly successful Jeffrey series of books that began in 1969 with “13 Alabama Ghosts and Jeffrey.” Hundreds of thousands of these books have been sold. The present volume includes 13 of the best of Mrs. Windham’s stories, representing mysterious and supernatural doings from Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, and Mississippi. Most of the stories are related to historical places and sometimes to historical people.
Don't Cry, Scream
Author: Haki R. Madhubuti
Publisher:
ISBN: 088378016X
Pages: 64
Year: 1992
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The verse collectionDon t Cry, Scream"(1969) includes an introduction by poet Gwendolyn Brooks. Lee s poetry readings were extremely popular during that time."
Blues and the Poetic Spirit
Author: Paul Garon
Publisher: City Lights Books
ISBN: 0872863158
Pages: 240
Year: 1996-07-01
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While much has been written about the sociological significance of the blues, this is a unique inquiry into the blues and the mind, a study of the blues as thought. Here, the subconscious power of the blues is examined from a poetic and psychological perspective, illuminating the blues' deepest creative sources and exploring its far-reaching influence and appeal.Like Surrealist poetry in particular, blues communicate through highly charged symbols of aggression and desire-eros, crime,magic, night, and drugs, among others. A close analysis of classic blues lyrics, along with a wealth of source material from Freud and James Frazer, to Breton and Marcuse, conveys the blues' major poetic function of spiritual revolt against repression.First published in 1975, Blues and the Poetic Spirit is a blues literature classic. This long-awaited new edition assesses developments in the blues since that time and outlines the social and political forces that continue to shape its evolution.
The flowering of Florence
Author: Lucia Tongiorgi Tomasi, Gretchen A. Hirschauer
Publisher: Lund Humphries Publishers
ISBN: 0894682881
Pages: 132
Year: 2002-09-01
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Published to coincide with an exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC, of sixty-eight works of art, primarily from Florentine collections, The Flowering of Florence explores the close ties between art and the natural sciences in Tuscany as seen in the botanical renderings created in Florence for the Medici grand dukes from the late 1500s through the early 1700s. The catalog comprises an essay and checklist with reproductions of the exquisite works in the show. Examples include Jacopo Ligozzi's plant drawings in tempera on paper from the Uffizi Gallery, Giovanna Garzoni's fruit and flower paintings on vellum, and Bartolomeo Bimbi's later and much larger still-life paintings.