This Wheel S On Fire

Author: Levon Helm
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 9781556524059
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Biography of the pioneer rock drummer and the band who helped shape the course of rock and roll from the 1950s to the 1970s.

The Last Waltz Of The Band

Author: Neil Minturn
Publisher: Pendragon Press
ISBN: 9781576470930
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For Vol. 2 of the series CMS Sourcebooks in American Music, Neil Minturn acknowledges the phenomenon of rock and roll with a serious examination of Martin Scorsese's film, THE LAST WALTZ (1978), the celebrated "rockumentary" that so artfully captured for posterity the final performance of The Band. From 1861 to 1976, this partnership of one American and four Canadians produced an impressive body of popular song in the rock idiom between 1961 and 1976. Joining its members for their farewell performance are a variety of guests, who, like The Band itself, reflected the rich array of traditions that have nourished rock and roll since its emergence. Minturn approaches the substance of the performances and the film itself in terms of intimacy and tradition. He presents the San Francisco concert as a summation of an extraordinary musical journey and prefaces his "scene-by-scene" analysis with a cogent introduction to documentary filmmaking. Selected performances are discussed in detail.

The Band

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Publisher: PediaPress
ISBN:
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Tar Ntula

Author: Bob Dylan
Publisher: Malpaso Ediciones SL
ISBN: 841666580X
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La ópera prima del último premio Nobel y uno de los artistas más influyentes de nuestros días. "Tarántula" es una suerte de lectura iniciática imprescindible para comprender el imaginario dylaniano que puebla sus canciones desde "Bringing It All Back Home","Highway 61 Revisited" y "Blonde on Blonde". Los textos en verso y en prosa que conforman esta aproximación a la escritura automática no están exentos de la musicalidad propia de las composiciones de Dylan de la época ni de las preocupaciones que acompañan al artista en el que posiblemente sea el año más importante de su carrera: cierto inconformismo, una evidente y creciente predilección por el genio verbal y por la espontaneidad, y la firme creencia en la legitimidad de la calle como fuente inagotable de inspiración.

Mystery Train

Author: Greil Marcus
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571261213
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Greil Marcus's study of American rock and roll is universally acclaimed as the benchmark work of modern rock criticism. Using a handful of artists - a brace of bluesmen, The Band, Sly Stone, Randy Newman and Elvis Presley - Marcus illuminates and interprets the American Dream in rigorous prose touching on the myth, landscape and oral tradition of the continent. This comprehensive, revised edition of a milestone achievement in the effort to establish rock and roll as a fit subject for serious cultural criticism, includes a new preface by the author.

The Band

Author: Craig Harris
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0810889056
Size: 76.50 MB
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At a time when Acid Rock and Heavy Metal dominated popular music, The Band rebelled against the rebellion with a masterful mix of tight ensemble arrangements, great vocals, highly literate lyricism, and a respect for the musical traditions of the American South. Comprising Canadians Robbie Robertson, Rick Danko, Richard Manuel, and Garth Hudson, and Arkansas-born Levon Helm, The Band sparked a new appreciation for America’s musical roots, fusing R&B, jump blues, country, folk, boogie-woogie, swing, Cajun, New Orleans-style jazz, and rock, and setting the foundations for the Americana craze that would take hold 30 years later. The Band: Pioneers of Americana Music explores the diverse influences on the quintet’s music, and the impact that their music had in turn on contemporary music and American society. Through previously unpublished interviews with Robbie Robertson, Eric Andersen, Pete Seeger, and the late Rick Danko, as well as numerous other sources, Craig Harris surveys The Band’s musical journey from sidemen for, among others, Ronnie Hawkins and Bob Dylan, to rock legends in their own right. The book touches on the evolution of rock and roll, the electrifying of folk music, unionism, and Civil Rights Movement, the growth of America’s musical roots, changes in radio formatting, changing perceptions of the American south, and the commercializing of the counter-culture, as well as drug dependency, alcoholism, suicide, greed, and the struggle against cancer. Harris takes readers through The Band’s albums, from Music from Big Pink and The Band to their final releases and solo recordings, as well as their historic appearances at Woodstock, Isle of Wight (with Dylan), Watkins Glen (with the Allman Brothers Band and the Grateful Dead), and the Last Waltz (with an all-star cast) and participation in the Festival Express. This biography is a must-have publication, not only for fans, but also for anyone interested in music history. Craig Harris sets the record straight as he shares the story of this incredibly influential rock act.

1969

Author: Rob Kirkpatrick
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1616080558
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"A compelling account of the historic year." -History Channel.

Scars Of Sweet Paradise

Author: Alice Echols
Publisher: Metropolitan Books
ISBN: 1466839791
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Janis Joplin was the skyrocket chick of the sixties, the woman who broke into the boys' club of rock and out of the stifling good-girl femininity of postwar America. With her incredible wall-of-sound vocals, Joplin was the voice of a generation, and when she OD'd on heroin in October 1970, a generation's dreams crashed and burned with her. Alice Echols pushes past the legary Joplin-the red-hot mama of her own invention-as well as the familiar portrait of the screwed-up star victimized by the era she symbolized, to examine the roots of Joplin's muscianship and explore a generation's experiment with high-risk living and the terrible price it exacted. A deeply affecting biography of one of America's most brilliant and tormented stars, Scars of Sweet Paradise is also a vivid and incisive cultural history of an era that changed the world for us all.