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The Beatles - On the Road, 1964-1966

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The Beatles -On the Road, 1964-1966
Harry Benson
272 Pages
ISBN: 3836533227
Taschen
2017

Feted British photographer Harry Benson first met the Beatles in 1964, when he was assigned to go to Paris and document their gig there at the Olympia Theatre. At the time the Beatles were rising ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

In Tune: Charley Patton, Jimmie Rodgers, and the Roots of American Music by Ben Wynne

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In Tune: Charley Patton, Jimmie Rodgers, and the Roots of American Music
Ben Wynne
296 Pages
ISBN: # 978-0807157800
Louisiana State Press
2014

With surgical precision, Ben Wynne teases away all the romantic claptrap surrounding two titan music contemporaries, placing them in their appropriate historical perspectives, perspectives that make ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

Fats Waller by Maurice Waller & Anthony Calabrese

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Fats Waller
Maurice Waller and Anthony Calabrese
256 Pages
ISBN: # 978-1-5179-0391-6
University of Minnesota Press
2017/1977

With regards to the jazz piano, who came before Art Tatum, Bud Powell, and Bill Evans. Well, it was James P. Johnson, Willie “The Lion" Smith and Thomas Fats Waller. The latter of ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

The Original Blues: The Emergence of the Blues in African American Vaudeville by Lynn Abbott and Doug Seroff

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The Original Blues: The Emergence of the Blues in African American Vaudeville
Lynn Abbott and Doug Seroff
420 Pages
ISBN: # 978-1496810021
University Press of Mississippi
2017

In the late 1970s, I began a more academic approach to blues music. In addition to listening to the music, I began ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

50 Years of Rolling Stone: The Music, Politics and People that Shaped Our Culture

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50 Years of Rolling Stone: The Music, Politics and People that Shaped Our Culture
288 Pages
ISBN: #1419724460
Harry N. Abrams
2017

A coffee table book for a generation, this near seven-pound tome entitles 50 Years of Rolling Stone is as philosophically weighty as its subtitle would imply. Or so ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

Cornell '77: The Music, the Myth, and the Magnificence of the Grateful Dead's Concert at Barton Hall

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Cornell '77: The Music, the Myth, and the Magnificence of the Grateful Dead's Concert at Barton Hall
Peter Conners
232 Pages
ISBN: #150170432X
Cornell University Press
2017

If it strains the credulity of even the most devout Deadhead that a whole book has been devoted to a single show ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

Soul Jazz: Jazz In The Black Community, 1945-1975

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Soul Jazz: Jazz In The Black Community, 1945-1975
Bob Porter
281 Pages
ISBN: #978- 15245-4786-8
Xlibris
2016

With the end of World War II, in 1945, there was great rejoicing and celebrating a triumph over evil, as the United States ushered in a new era. But with segregation still the ...

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The Art of Conduction

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The Art of Conduction. A conduction Workbook
Lawrence “Butch" Morris (Daniela Veronesi -ed.)
Karma
224 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1942607427

Lawrence Douglas “Butch" Morris was undoubtedly one of the most unusual and, at the same time, influential figures on the “New Jazz" scene of the last decades.

Born on ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

Go Slow: The Life of Julie London

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Go Slow. The Life of Julie London
Michael Owen
296 Pages
ISBN: 9781613738573
Chicago Review Press
2017

“Vinyl Viagra"

“Mainly I'm a lyric reader."

“Mickey Mouse...she can even make that sexy."

“I'm not a singer.

If ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

Art Blakey - Il tamburo e l'estasi

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Art Blakey--Il tamburo e l'estasi
Vincenzo Martorella
190 pagine
ISBN: # 978-8862319461
Arcana
2017
Euro 16,50

Torna in libreria un volume indispensabile per seguire il percorso artistico di Art Blakey grande protagonista del jazz moderno tanto nel ruolo di batterista che in quello di bandleader e talent scout. ...


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