Legends Icons And Rebels

Author: Robbie Robertson
Publisher: Tundra Books (NY)
ISBN: 1101918683
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Music industry veterans Robbie Robertson, Jim Guerinot, Jared Levine, and Sebastian Robertson invite young readers to celebrate the lives of 27 musical legends. Short profiles chronicle personal stories and achievements of extraordinarily talented artists whose innovations changed the landscape of music for generations to come. From Ray Charles to Johnny Cash, Chuck Berry to Bob Dylan, Robertson shares anecdotes about these artists and the influence they had on his own musical journey.

Legends Icons Rebels

Author: Robbie Robertson
Publisher: Tundra Books
ISBN: 1770495738
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Exclusive insights from a celebrated musician and passionate industry insiders, two accompanying CDs of legendary tracks and beautiful packaging make for a book with broad appeal -- one that will captivate fans of Robbie Robertson and music lovers of all ages. Part memoir, part tribute, and all great storytelling ... Music industry veterans Robbie Robertson, Jim Guerinot, Jared Levine, and Sebastian Robertson invite young readers to share with them in celebrating twenty-seven musical legends. Short profiles chronicle personal stories and achievements of extraordinarily talented artists whose innovations changed the landscape of music for generations to come. Carefully compiled like any great playlist, the line-up features originators, rebels, and risk-takers across diverse genres. From Ray Charles to Johnny Cash, Chuck Berry to Bob Dylan, Robertson shares anecdotes about these artists and the influence they had on his own musical journey. Always respectful of their reader, the writers never shy away from speaking about the difficult challenges these recording artists faced and the very human foibles that sometimes led to their tragic end. Most of all, it's the authors' passion and insights into these personal stories of creativity and collaboration -- and the power of music to shine a light on injustice and foster change -- that will fascinate, enlighten, and inspire music fans of all ages.”Exclusive insights from a celebrated musician and passionate industry insiders, two accompanying CDs of legendary tracks and beautiful packaging make for a book with broad appeal -- one that will captivate fans of Robbie Robertson and music lovers of all ages. Tracklist for Legends, Icons & Rebels Disc One 1. Chuck Berry Johnny B. Goode 2. Johnny Cash Get Rhythm 3. Aretha Franklin I Say a Little Prayer 4. The Beatles Here Comes the Sun 6. Bob Marley Three Little Birds 5. Louis Armstrong What a Wonderful World 7. Buddy Holly Peggy Sue 8. Joni Mitchell The Circle Game 9. Ray Charles & The Raelettes Hit the Road Jack 10. Elvis Presley Hound Dog 11. Curtis Mayfield & The Impressions People Get Ready 12. Billie Holiday & Her Orchestra Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off Disc Two 1. Little Richard Lucille 2. Hank Williams Jambalaya (On the Bayou) 3. Frank Sinatra Fly Me to the Moon 4. Marvin Gaye I Heard It Through the Grapevine 6. Sam Cooke Wonderful World 5. Carole King So Far Away 7. Louis Jordan Caldonia 8. The Beach Boys In My Room 9. Ella Fitzgerald A-Tisket, A-Tasket 10. James Brown I Got You (I Feel Good) 11. Patsy Cline Crazy 12. Otis Redding That’s How Strong My Love Is 13. Nat King Cole It’s Only a Paper Moon 14. Stevie Wonder Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours 15. Bob Dylan Forever Young

The Rolling Stone Illustrated History Of Rock Roll

Author: Anthony ed DeCurtis
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
ISBN: 0679737286
Size: 29.45 MB
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Discusses the evolution of rock music from its earliest origins to today's most influential musical styles and performers

Rock And Roll Highway

Author: Sebastian Robertson
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0805094733
Size: 28.45 MB
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Written by the Canadian music artist's son, a lavishly illustrated depiction of Robbie Robertson's early years traces his first guitar lessons at the age of nine through his rise to becoming a central member of The Band and one of Rolling Stone magazine's top 100 guitarists.

The Greatest Music Stories Never Told

Author: Rick Beyer
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062310364
Size: 46.20 MB
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Did you know about: The ballet that sparked a riot? The rock star who became an astrophysicist? The song that saved Wheaties? The man killed by his own conducting? The controversy behind "Mary Had a Little Lamb"? Prepare to be astonished, bewildered, and stupefied by the tantalizing tidbits of music history collected here: amazing stories about jazz, classical, country, rock 'n' roll, hip-hop, show tunes, composers, band names, song lyrics, instruments, technology, controversies, and more. Learn how the FBI spent years trying to decode the lyrics of one rock song. Discover how Watergate provided the inspiration for A Chorus Line. Find out how one megahit was born in a history class, while another was dashed off in a fit of anger at actor Robert De Niro. Meet the monk behind solfège, the aviation pioneer who created Muzak, and the prisoner who literally sang himself out of jail. Then there's the most important person in rock 'n' roll history—chances are you've never heard of him! Continuing the successful Greatest Stories Never Told series, Rick Beyer has delivered another classic volume for history and music buffs alike.

Testimony

Author: Robbie Robertson
Publisher: Vintage Canada
ISBN: 9780307401403
Size: 17.47 MB
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On the fortieth anniversary of The Band's legendary The Last Waltz concert, Robbie Robertson finally tells his own spellbinding story of the band that changed music history, his extraordinary personal journey, and his creative friendships with some of the greatest artists of the last half-century. Robbie Robertson's singular contributions to popular music have made him one of the most beloved songwriters and guitarists of his time. With songs like "The Weight," "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down," and "Up on Cripple Creek," he and his partners in The Band fashioned music that has endured for decades, influencing countless musicians. In this captivating memoir, written over five years of reflection, Robbie Robertson employs his unique storyteller's voice to weave together the journey that led him to some of the most pivotal events in music history. He recounts the adventures of his half-Jewish, half-Mohawk upbringing on the Six Nations Indian Reserve and on the gritty streets of Toronto; his odyssey at sixteen to the Mississippi Delta, the fountainhead of American music; the wild, early years on the road with rockabilly legend Ronnie Hawkins and The Hawks; his unexpected ties to the Cosa Nostra underworld; the gripping trial-by-fire "going electric" with Bob Dylan on his 1966 world tour, and their ensuing celebrated collaborations; the formation of The Band and the forging of their unique sound, culminating with history's most famous farewell concert, brought to life for all time in Martin Scorsese's great movie The Last Waltz. This is the story of a time and place--the moment when rock ʼnʼ roll became life, when legends like Buddy Holly and Bo Diddley crisscrossed the circuit of clubs and roadhouses from Texas to Toronto, when The Beatles, Hendrix, The Stones, and Warhol moved through the same streets and hotel rooms. It's the story of exciting change as the world tumbled through the ʼ60s and early ʼ70s, and a generation came of age, built on music, love, and freedom. Above all, it's the moving story of the profound friendship among five young men who together created a new kind of popular music. Testimony is Robbie Robertson's story, lyrical and true, as only he could tell it.

Rolling Stone Encyclopedia Of Rock Roll

Author: Editors Rolling Stone
Publisher: Touchstone
ISBN: 9780743201209
Size: 41.67 MB
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Completely updated with new entries and extensive revisions of the previous 1,800, The Rolling Stone Encyclopedia Of Rock & Roll is the authoritative volume on the world's music makers -- from the one-hit wonders to the megastars. In 1983, Rolling Stone Press introduced its first Rock & Roll Encyclopedia. Almost two decades later, it has become the premier guide to the history of rock & roll, and has been selected by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame & Museum as its official source of information. Giving full coverage to all aspects of the rock scene, it tells the story of rock & roll in a clear and easy reference format, including complete discographies, personnel changes for every band, and backstage information like date and place of birth, from Elvis Presley to Eminem. Since the last edition, the music scene has exploded in every area, from boy-bands to hip-hop, electronica to indie rock. Here, the Encyclopedia explores them all -- 'NSync, Notorious B.I.G., Ricky Martin, Radiohead, Britney Spears, Blink-182, Sean "Puffy" Combs, Portishead, Fatboy Slim, Fiona Apple, Lil' Kim, Limp Bizkit, Oasis, Outkast, Yo La Tengo, TLC, and many, many more. The Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll, Third Edition includes all the facts, phenomena, and flukes that make up the history of rock. Accompanying the biographical and discographical information on the nearly 2,000 artists included in this edition are incisive essays that reveal the performers' musical influences, first breaks, and critical and commercial hits and misses, as well as evaluations of their place in rock history. Filled with hundreds of historical photos, The Rolling Stone Encyclopedia is more than just a reference book, it is the bible of rock & roll.

Jazz Day

Author: Roxane Orgill
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 0763669547
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A collection of poems recounts the efforts of Esquire magazine graphic designer Art Kane to photograph a group of famous jazz artists in front of a Harlem brownstone.

The Hidden Brain

Author: Shankar Vedantam
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
ISBN: 9781588369390
Size: 14.67 MB
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The hidden brain is the voice in our ear when we make the most important decisions in our lives—but we’re never aware of it. The hidden brain decides whom we fall in love with and whom we hate. It tells us to vote for the white candidate and convict the dark-skinned defendant, to hire the thin woman but pay her less than the man doing the same job. It can direct us to safety when disaster strikes and move us to extraordinary acts of altruism. But it can also be manipulated to turn an ordinary person into a suicide terrorist or a group of bystanders into a mob. In a series of compulsively readable narratives, Shankar Vedantam journeys through the latest discoveries in neuroscience, psychology, and behavioral science to uncover the darkest corner of our minds and its decisive impact on the choices we make as individuals and as a society. Filled with fascinating characters, dramatic storytelling, and cutting-edge science, this is an engrossing exploration of the secrets our brains keep from us—and how they are revealed.

The Rolling Stone Interviews

Author: Jann S. Wenner
Publisher: Back Bay Books
ISBN: 0316023132
Size: 60.73 MB
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The greatest interviews with the greatest rock stars, movie stars, and cultural icons--uncensored and unfiltered--are published together in one remarkable volume in celebration of "Rolling Stones" 40th anniversary.