(2014/Repertoire) 16 Tracks - Digipack with 16-page booklet. Detailed liner notes with new quotes from the Blues Band members. Recorded in 1993 this album features classic Blues and R&B songs written by some of the band's favorite artists. Includes bonus track 'Mean Old World'!
The author of the critically acclaimed Your Favorite Band Is Killing Me offers an eye-opening and frank assessment of the state of classic rock, assessing its past and future, the impact it has had, and what its loss would mean to an industry, a culture, and a way of life. Since the late 1960s, a legendary cadre of artists - including the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, Fleetwood Mac, the Eagles, Black Sabbath, and The Who - has revolutionized popular culture and the sounds of our lives. While their songs still get airtime and some of these bands continue to tour, idols are leaving the stage permanently. Can classic rock remain relevant as these legends die off, or will this major musical subculture fade away as many have before? In this mix of personal memoir, criticism, and journalism, Steven Hyden stands witness as classic rock reaches the precipice. Traveling to the eclectic places where geriatric rockers are still making music, he talks to the artists and fans who have aged with them, explores the ways that classic rock has changed the culture, investigates the rise and fall of classic rock radio, and turns to live bootlegs, tell-all rock biographies, and even the liner notes of rock’s greatest masterpieces to tell the story of what this music meant, and how it will be remembered, for fans like himself. Twilight of the Gods is also Hyden’s story. Celebrating his love of this incredible music that has taken him from adolescence to fatherhood, he ponders two essential questions: Is it time to give up on his childhood heroes, or can this music teach him about growing old with his hopes and dreams intact? And what can we all learn from rock gods and their music - are they ephemeral or eternal? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Patrick Lawlor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/007338/bk_harp_007338_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For more than 50 years, Bill C. Malone has researched and written about the history of country music. Today, he is celebrated as the foremost authority on this distinctly American genre. This new collection brings together his significant article-length work from a variety of sources, including essays, book chapters, and record liner notes. Sing Me Back Home distills a lifetime of thinking about country and Southern roots music.Malone offers the heartfelt story of his own working-class upbringing in rural East Texas, recounting how in 1939, his family’s first radio, a battery-powered Philco, introduced him to hillbilly music and how years later, he went on to become a scholar in the field before the field formally existed. Drawing on 100 years of Southern roots music history, Malone assesses the contributions of artists such as William S. Hays, Albert Brumley, Joe Thompson, Jimmie Rodgers, Johnny Gimble, and Elvis Presley. He also explores the intricate relationships between black and white music styles, gospel and secular traditions, and pop, folk, and country music.Author of many books, Malone is best known for his pioneering volume County Music, U.S.A., published in 1968. It ranks as the first comprehensive history of American country music and remains a standard reference. This compilation of Malone’s shorter - and more personal - essays is the perfect complement to his earlier writing and a compelling introduction to the life’s work of America’s most respected country music historian. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Lerman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/135349/bk_acx0_135349_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Three brothers caught up in a whirlwind week of love, blackmail, and betrayal culminating in an assassination plot, set in prewar New York. June 1939. Francis Dempsey and his shell-shocked brother Michael are on an ocean liner from Ireland bound for their brother Martin's home in New York City, having stolen a small fortune from the IRA. During the week that follows, the lives of these three brothers collide spectacularly with big-band jazz musicians, a talented but fragile heiress, a Jewish street photographer facing a return to Nazi-occupied Prague, a vengeful mob boss, and the ghosts of their own family's revolutionary past. When Tom Cronin, an erstwhile assassin forced into one last job, tracks the brothers down, their lives begin to fracture. Francis must surrender to blackmail or have his family suffer fatal consequences. Michael, wandering alone, turns to Lilly Bloch, a heartsick artist, to recover his lost memory. And Martin and his wife, Rosemary, try to salvage their marriage and, ultimately, the lives of the other Dempseys. From the smoky jazz joints of Harlem to the Plaza Hotel, from the garrets of artists in the Bowery to the shadowy warehouses of mobsters in Hell's Kitchen, Brendan Mathews brings prewar New York to vivid, pulsing life while the sweeping and intricate storytelling of this remarkable debut reveals an America that blithely hoped it could avoid another catastrophic war and focus instead on the promise of the World's Fair: a peaceful, prosperous "World of Tomorrow". 1. Language: English. Narrator: Graham Halstead. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/003380/bk_hach_003380_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! We're a Happy Family - A Tribute to Ramones is a tribute album by various artists as a tribute to the Ramones. It started when Johnny Ramone was confronted with the idea of a tribute album and was asked if he wanted to participate, to which he agreed, as long as he would have full control over the project. He was able to get Rob Zombie as a co-producer, and call upon different bands to participate. Rob Zombie also did the cover artwork, and Stephen King, a Ramones fan, wrote the liner notes.One of the last things Johnny Ramone did was oversee the album. He advised all the chosen bands to make the songs their own. Johnny liked the Red Hot Chili Peppers' cover of "Havana Affair" so much that he chose to open the album with it.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Wagnerian rock is a musical term which likely originated with Jim Steinman, who is quoted as using the phrase in the liner notes of the Meat Loaf album, Rock 'N Roll Hero.The phrase is assumed to be inspired by Steinman's love for the music of Richard Wagner and Phil Spector. Amongst writers and reviewers, the term is used to refer to a merger of twentieth century rock and roll and nineteenth-century opera reminiscent of Wagner's and of Spector's "Wall of Sound".The music of several other rock artists has been referred to as Wagnerian rock, or simply Wagnerian. The word is sometimes used rather ambiguously in rock writing, referring to such things as bombast, Teutonic style or fantasy lyrics. The term has been applied to music by such diverse artists as progressive heavy metal band Savatage,
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Together at the Bluebird Café is a live recording of an "in-the-round" concert by three critically acclaimed Texas-born singer-songwriters, Steve Earle, Townes Van Zandt, and Guy Clark. Each of the three songwriters alternate between solo performances. The album is unique for the camaraderie between the three artists whose personal lives and musical careers are very much intertwined.The event was organized by Susanna Clark (Guy Clark's wife) as a benefit for the Interfaith Dental Clinic, an organization that works to "restore, protect, and improve the oral health of uninsured, low-income, working people and their children in the greater Nashville area." In the liner notes Clark indicates, "When I asked Guy, Townes, and Steve to help me raise money for the Interfaith Dental Clinic, I had no idea what a stir it would cause." The clinic is mentioned in the program by Townes Van Zandt who apparently had been a recipient of their services. Van Zandt tells a story of an incident in which he lost a gold tooth while shooting dice.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Massimo Milano (born Torino, 1967) is an ethnomusicologist, critic and sound experimentalist. Member of "A.I.STU.GIA" (Italian Association for Japanese Studies, Venice) and of the International Jury of the Down Beat Annual Critics Poll (USA), he has been editor-in-chief of the monthly magazine "Finis Terrae" , for which he interviewed Zimbabwe's musical icon in exile Thomas Mapfumo. In addition, he regularly contributes to several Italian and Spanish leading newspapers and magazines (Il Manifesto, Jam, Rumore, Jazzit, Il Giornale della Musica, Carnet, Amadeus, Playboy, Cuadernos de Jazz). His activity also includes extensive studies, researches and essays on contemporary Brazilian music (Música Popular Brasileira), its social implications and its leading role in the collective imagination as a paradigm of the so-called "World" sound. He co-authored the "Encyclopedia of Rock", recently re-published by Arcana Editrice, and during the 90's he actively collaborated as a consultant both for Blue Note artists the Doky Brothers and pianist Niels Lan Doky, for whom he wrote the liner notes for the album "Haitek Haiku", produced by Gino Vannelli.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! VOA is the last solo album Sammy Hagar released before joining Van Halen. Around the same time Sammy Hagar joined Van Halen, guitarist Gary Pihl joined Boston. The title is a reference to the Voice of America broadcast network.According to the album's liner notes, "Burnin' Down The City" is inspired by the street artists of New York City.Samuel Roy "Sammy" Hagar (born October 13, 1947), known as "The Red Rocker", is an American rock singer, guitarist, composer and solo artist.