Category: Musical Genres

Download E-books Benny Carter : A Life in American Music (Studies in Jazz, 2 Volume Set) PDF

By Morroe Berger

This amazing two-volume paintings was once hailed as a milestone of jazz literature while it used to be initially released in 1982. interpreting either his musical and cultural value, the authors current the lifestyles and occupation of Benny Carter, the most vital and flexible figures in jazz. up to now 20 years, Carter, in his eighties and nineties, persevered to extend his musical realm. during this new version, Edward Berger has introduced the remarkable Carter saga into the recent millennium, including insider money owed of excursions, significant live shows, recordings, and different exact occasions. additionally, the hot paintings finds extra of the reticent Carter's complicated personality and perspectives, gleaned from enormous quantities of hours of interviews and conversations. The accompanying annotated discography, probably the most finished ever dedicated to the paintings of a unmarried musician, has been completely revised and up to date. Dozens of latest and formerly unpublished images were further.

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Download E-books The Life and Music of Eric Coates PDF

By Michael Payne

Eric Coates (1886-1957) is likely to be the main typical identify linked to British gentle tune. Sir Charles Groves stated that 'his track crackled with enthusiasm and power. He may well write tunes and dress them within the most fascinating musical colours'. Coates gained a scholarship to the Royal Academy of tune, and from 1912 to 1919 he was once important viola of the Queen's corridor Orchestra below Sir Henry wooden. He additionally performed lower than such conductors as Elgar, Delius, Richard Strauss, Debussy, and Beecham. It used to be, notwithstanding, as a composer of orchestral track that he discovered his maximum good fortune. starting with the Miniature Suite, written for the 1911 prom live shows, he solid an enviable attractiveness as a composer. by means of the Nineteen Twenties and Nineteen Thirties, he used to be the most well known and highest-paid British composers, with a string of well known works flowing from his pen. Coates' tune has develop into indelibly entwined with such well known radio programmes because the BBC's on the town this night, which was once brought by means of the 'Knightsbridge' March and desolate tract Island Discs whose signature track for the earlier 40 years has been through the Sleepy Lagoon. probably his such a lot memorable paintings used to be his march for the Dam Busters movie. Michael Payne strains the altering fortunes of the occupation of the guy who composed a few of Britain's best-known song. in lots of methods, Coates' tale is the tale of British mild track, and Payne's learn deals a desirable perception into the heyday and decline of the British gentle track culture.

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Download E-books Willie Dixon: Preacher of the Blues (African American Cultural Theory and Heritage) PDF

By Mitsutoshi Inaba

One of the greats of blues track, Willie Dixon used to be a recording artist whose skills prolonged past that of bass participant. A singer, songwriter, arranger, and manufacturer, Dixon's paintings stimulated numerous artists around the tune spectrum. In Willie Dixon: Preacher of the Blues, Mitsutoshi Inaba examines Dixon's occupation, from his earliest recordings with the 5 Breezes via his significant paintings with Chess documents and Cobra Records.

Focusing on Dixon's paintings at the Chicago blues from the Nineteen Forties to the early Seventies, this booklet information the advance of Dixon's songwriting innovations from his early specialist occupation to his mature interval and compares the compositions he supplied for various artists. This quantity additionally explores Dixon's philosophy of songwriting and its social, old, and cultural heritage. this is often the 1st examine to debate his compositions in an African American cultural context, drawing upon interviews together with his kin and previous band individuals. This quantity additionally features a distinct checklist of Dixon's consultation paintings, within which his compositions are chronologically organized.

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Download E-books Shout, Sister, Shout!: The Untold Story of Rock-and-Roll Trailblazer Sister Rosetta Tharpe PDF

By Gayle Wald

A New York instances publication Review Editor's Pick

Long ahead of "women in rock" turned a media catchphrase, African American guitar virtuoso Rosetta Tharpe proved in wonderful type that girls may well rock. Born in Cotton Plant, Arkansas, in 1915, Tharpe was once gospel's first famous person and the preeminent crossover determine of its golden age (1945–1965).

Shout, Sister, Shout! is the 1st biography of this trailblazing performer who motivated rankings of renowned musicians, from Elvis Presley and Little Richard to Eric Clapton and Etta James. Tharpe was once raised within the Pentecostal Church, steeped within the gospel culture, yet she produced track that crossed limitations, defied category, and ignored the social and cultural norms of the age; incorporating parts of gospel, blues, jazz, well known ballads, folks, state, rhythm and blues, and rock and roll. Tharpe went electrical early on, alluring either white and black audiences within the North and South, within the U.S. and across the world, along with her aura and ability. those who observed her practice claimed she made that guitar speak. bold, flamboyant, and relentlessly public, Tharpe even staged her personal marriage ceremony as a gospel concert-in a stadium maintaining 20,000 humans!

Wald's eye-opening biography, which attracts at the thoughts of greater than 100 those that knew or labored with Tharpe, introduces us to this vivid, crucial, but approximately forgotten musical heavyweight whose lengthy profession helped outline gospel, r&b, and rock tune. A performer who resisted categorization at many levels-as a gospel musician, a girl, and an African American-Tharpe calls for that we reconsider our most simple notions of song background and American tradition. Her tale endlessly alters our figuring out of either ladies in rock and U.S. renowned tune.

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Download E-books World Music: Traditions and Transformations PDF

From jeliya to cha cha chá, Shandong to sean nós, and the Beatles and beleganjur to Bollywood and abdominal dance, the second one variation of World tune: Traditions and Transformations takes scholars on a thrilling international trip of musical and cultural discovery, exploration, and adventure. via in actual fact centred case experiences of various musicultural traditions, Michael Bakan illustrates the transformative lifetime of global musics from conventional people, ritual, and classical genres to modern renowned and artwork musics, jazz, and global beat. necessary connections among specific musics and their old, cultural, and overseas contexts are constantly emphasised. The textual content additionally incorporates a globally inclusive advent to middle components of track and tradition that makes its specified and pleasant technique available to song majors and non-majors alike.

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Download E-books Sun, Sea, and Sound: Music and Tourism in the Circum-Caribbean PDF

Song and tourism, either quintessential to the tradition and livelihood of the circum-Caribbean quarter, have till lately been approached from disparate disciplinary views. students who specialise in tourism experiences in general specialize in matters resembling financial coverage, sustainability, and political implications; song students usually tend to pay attention to questions of identification, authenticity, neo-colonialism, and appropriation. even supposing the insights generated through those paths of scholarship have lengthy been necessary to examine of the area, Sun, Sea, and Sound turns its consciousness to the dynamics and interrelationships among tourism and song through the sector. Editors Timothy Rommen and Daniel T. Neely compile a bunch of top students from the fields of ethnomusicology, anthropology, mobility reviews, and historical past to advance and discover a framework - termed song touristics - that considers tune in terms of the wide variety of vacationer stories that experience constructed within the quarter. Over the process 11 chapters, the authors delve into an array of matters together with the ways that international locations akin to Jamaica and Cuba have used tune to differentiate themselves in the overseas tourism undefined, the tourism surrounding track gala's in Guadeloupe and New Orleans, the intersections among track and intercourse tourism in Brazil, and spirituality tourism in Cuba. An quintessential source for the research of tune and tourism in worldwide viewpoint, Sun, Sea, and Sound is vital studying for students and scholars throughout disciplines attracted to the Caribbean region.

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Download E-books Queer Tracks: Subversive Strategies in Rock and Pop Music (Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series) PDF

By Doris Leibetseder

Queer Tracks describes motifs in renowned track that deviate from heterosexual orientation, the binary gender method and stuck identities. This fascinating state-of-the-art paintings offers with the major recommendations of present gender politics and queer conception in rock and dad tune, together with irony, parody, camp, mask/masquerade, mimesis/mimicry, cyborg, transsexuality, and dildo. in accordance with a constructivist suggestion of gender, Leibetseder asks: ’Which queer-feminist suggestions are utilized in rock and pa music?’ ’How do they function?’ ’Where do they occur?’ Leibetseder's methodological procedure is to find subversive innovations in queer thought, that are extensively utilized in rock and dad song, with out assuming that those strategies have been first invented in concept. moreover, this publication explains the place precisely the subversiveness is positioned in these thoughts and in well known song. With assistance from a brand new type of wisdom move the writer combines sociological and cultural theories with functional examples of rock and pa tune. The subversive personality of those queer motifs is proven within the paintings of latest renowned musicians and is whilst concerning classical discourses of the arts. Queer Tracks is a revised translation of Queere Tracks. Subversive Strategien in Rock- und Popmusik, initially released in German.

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Download E-books Music in Puerto Rico: A Reader's Anthology (Studies in Latin American Music) PDF

By Donald Thompson

Puerto Rico's wealthy musical historical past is chronicled in Donald Thompson's translated texts, a heritage that's frequently unavailable to people who don't learn Spanish simply. Music in Puerto Rico info the Caribbean island's musical roots from Christopher Columbus' moment voyage to the recent global within the past due 15th century to 20th century advancements. It explores a large number of subject matters, together with local tools, the creation of song in colleges, people traditions, the mythical salsa, city pop, and advertisement track. the quantity additionally examines musical modifications in a variety of areas, together with mountains and plains.

Documents from old figures equivalent to Fray Bartolomé de Las Casas and Manuel Alonso were excerpted and translated. additionally, Music in Puerto Rico explores a number of the modes of musical expression which have been special to assorted geographic areas, together with the mountains and the plains. The documented texts additionally simplify bibliographic seek, as a number of the anthology's unique assets are tough to locate.

Thompson's booklet presents a glimpse right into a society during which cultures intersect and within which magic was once born within the kind of the preferred salsa. Musicians, musicologists, historians, scholars of Hispanic tradition, and somebody attracted to the musical foundations of Puerto Rican existence will locate Music in Puerto Rico a worthy source.

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