A House on Fire: The Rise and Fall of Philadelphia Soul

By John A. Jackson

"If you do not know Me by way of Now," "The Love I Lost," "The Soul educate Theme," "Then got here You," "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now"--the detailed track that grew to become often called Philly Soul ruled the pop tune charts within the Seventies. In A apartment on Fire, John A. Jackson takes us contained in the musical empire created via Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff, and Thom Bell, the 3 males who placed Philadelphia Soul at the map.
here's the eye-opening tale of 3 of the main influential and winning track manufacturers of the seventies. Jackson indicates how Gamble, Huff, and Bell built a black recording empire moment in simple terms to Berry Gordy's Motown, pumping out a string of chart-toppers from Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, the Spinners, the O'Jays, the Stylistics, etc. the writer underscores the endemic racism of the tune enterprise at the moment, revealing how the 3 males have been blocked from the foremost checklist businesses and retailers in Philadelphia simply because they have been black, forcing them to create their very own label, signal their very own artists, and create their very own sound. The sound they created--a subtle and shiny type of rhythm and blues, characterised by way of crisp, melodious harmonies subsidized via lush, string-laden orchestration and a hard-driving rhythm section--was an excellent good fortune, generating at the very least twenty-eight gold or platinum albums and thirty-one gold or platinum singles. yet after their meteoric upward push and years of unstoppable good fortune, their construction corporation ultimately failed, introduced down through payola, festival, a tricky economic system, and altering well known tastes.
Funky, groovy, soulful--Philly Soul was once the vintage seventies sound. A condominium on Fire tells the interior tale of this outstanding musical phenomenon.

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Seeing the Light: Inside the Velvet Underground

By Rob Jovanovic

With specific new interviews from the band, it is a pleasing account of 1 of the main influential teams in rock historical past.

Brian Eno famously acknowledged "the first Velvet Underground album merely offered 10,000 copies, yet every person who received it shaped a band." possibly no different musicians can declare such constrained chart luck and so enduring a musical legacy because the Velvet Underground. Artists together with David Bowie, The intercourse Pistols, pleasure department, Roxy song, Nirvana, U2, R.E.M., or even dissident Czech playwright and eventual president Václav Havel have pointed out the Velvets as an immense influence.

Seeing the Light provides the untold tale of the band. shaped by means of the mercurial Lou Reed and classically informed Welshman John Cale within the mid-1960s, the band first won notoriety after being followed via Andy Warhol. Warhol's patronage allowed the crowd to chart unexplored areas of rock 'n' roll, generating unforgettable and unsettling tune that veered from droning, avant-garde experimentalism to folk-infused pop, delivering taboo-busting stories of drug habit, prostitution, and sexual deviance. inventive tensions and pissed off ambition finally observed either Cale and Reed depart the band, to its ignominious end.

In the many years for the reason that, The Velvet Underground's track has attained vintage prestige, respected along The Beatles and The seashore Boys as one of many resources of contemporary pop. With particular new interviews from individuals Moe Tucker and Doug xmas, in addition to the widow in their bandmate Sterling Morrison, journalist Rob Jovanovic peels again the mystique of 1 of crucial bands in rock history.

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The Story of Music: From Babylon to the Beatles: How Music Has Shaped Civilization

A dynamic and expansive journey via 40,000 years of song, from prehistoric tools to modern day pop songs.

track is an intrinsic a part of daily life, and but the historical past of its improvement from unmarried notes to multi-layered orchestration can look bewilderingly complex.

In his dynamic journey via 40,000 years of tune, from prehistoric tools to modern day pop, Howard Goodall leads us in the course of the tale of song because it occurred, concept via concept, in order that every one musical innovation―harmony, notation, sung theatre, the orchestra, dance song, recording―strikes us with its unique strength. alongside the best way, he additionally offers refreshingly transparent descriptions of what song is and the way it really works: what scales are all approximately, why a few chords sound discordant, and what all post-war pop songs have in common.

the tale of tune is the tale of our urge to invent, attach, rebel―and entertain. Howard Goodall's fantastically transparent and compelling account is either a hymn to human recreation and a groundbreaking map of our musical trip. sixteen pages of colour and B&W pictures

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We Rock! (Music Lab): A Fun Family Guide for Exploring Rock Music History: From Elvis and the Beatles to Ray Charles and The Ramones, Includes Bios, ... Activities for the Whole Family! (Lab Series)

By Jason Hanley

Finally! A hip, enjoyable and culturally appropriate sequence of song appreciation books, ideal for contemporary music-loving households who are looking to reap the benefits of this period of exploding musical entry! Get a private guided journey via an awesome historic back-catalog of track that was once formerly unavailable. We Rock!: A enjoyable relatives advisor for Exploring Rock tune History is a guided travel via exciting corners of the musical universe that are supposed to no longer be neglected! This e-book highlights nice songs in rock heritage, stocks insights and tales at the artists, information the social and historic impacts at play, and provides enjoyable actions for households to do jointly. exact listening publications aid track fanatics comprehend music constitution, lyrics, and instrumentation. similar listening lists introduce readers to different interesting artists in related genres. Set into fifty two "music labs," those tales may be explored at will by way of members and households or used as a curriculum for neighborhood teams and educators. There quite aren't any different books in the market like this - which are tune appreciation books for a normal viewers that concentrate on well known tune - so choose up yours at the present time and you'll have your entire family members making a song besides We Rock.

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The Sounds of Milan, 1585-1650

By Robert L. Kendrick

During this publication, a follow-up to his 1996 monograph Celestial Sirens, Robert Kendrick examines the cultural contexts of track in early-modern Milan. This publication describes the church buildings and palaces that served as functionality areas in Milan, analyzes the facility constructions within the urban, discusses the devotional rites of the Milanese, and explores the connections between urban politics, city-scape, and music.

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Piano Technique (Dover Books on Music)

By Karl Leimer

The quantity provides publication by way of Walter Gieseking, most efficient pianist of his new release, and his instructor for 5 years, Karl Leimer, that experience lengthy been wanted by means of scholars and academics searching for an intensive procedure towards constructing not just finger-technique yet expression-technique. Emphasis all through is on hearing one's self and correct knowing because the foundation of right method for the piano.
In ebook one, initially titled The Shortest technique to Pianistic Perfection, Gieseking and Leimer paintings with a sequence of piano works — a learn from Lebert and Stark, Bach's - and Three-Part innovations in C, and Beethoven's Sonata in F Minor, Op. 2, No. 1. ahead of starting to play, the coed is requested to imagine every bit via silent examining. via Leimer's guide during this zone the coed quickly discovers tips to strategy every bit as now not purely a sequence of notes to memorize yet as a coherent musical constitution to appreciate. Following are directions on traditional interpretation, with attention of contact, leisure, and correct emphasis within the perform. additionally given are notes on such themes as etudes, scales, damaged chords, the trill, and tranquility.
In booklet , Rhythmics, Dynamics, Pedal and different difficulties of Piano Playing, Leimer contains his approach to visualization extra with a learn of the Allemande from Bach's French Suite in E significant. Following are extra workouts and practices for constructing different pianistic approach as regards to works of different composers. particular routines which conceal rhythmics, dynamics, and phraseology are designed so they will profit not just the pianist but additionally performers on different tools. large chapters on number of contact and the pedal provide lots of ideas and workouts for extending the expressive and dynamic range.

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By Tim Grierson

"Over the final 15 years, Mark Everett’s band, Eels, has published 9 acclaimed albums, from appealing Freak to 2010’s the following day Morning. Everett is additionally considered one of music’s so much interesting characters and Blinking lighting covers his strange adolescence, the tragedy of his sister’s suicide, his dating along with his exceptional mathematician father and his preliminary struggles to achieve the song industry.

Featuring interviews with these with reference to Everett – who gave his blessing to these closest to him to be interviewed for this e-book, together with former band individuals, and a close discography, this primary biography of the band is an in-depth exam in their large occupation

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Listening to Music (with Introduction to Listening CD)

Hearing song is designed to assist improve and refine the listening talents of your scholars and encourage a lifelong appreciation of track. writer and award-winning scholar-teacher Craig Wright, who has taught track Appreciation classes for greater than 35 years, is constantly praised via reviewers and different professors for his remarkable accuracy and his transparent, direct, conversational variety. in the course of the e-book, Wright connects with brand new scholars by means of incorporating comparisons among pop and classical track and by utilizing examples from renowned artists to demonstrate center thoughts. This chronological textual content succinctly covers conventional Western track from medieval to fashionable, discussing examples from every one ancient interval inside of their social contexts and the development of every piece. Later chapters hide well known song, its effect on musical globalization, and comparisons among Western and non-Western track. hearing track is the one textual content that offers Craig Wright's personal Listening routines, within the e-book and on-line, which support scholars concentrate on very important musical components and episodes. A loose CD, packaged with every one published replica of the textual content, comprises the entire musical examples for the half 1 listening routines. a whole set of non-compulsory on-line pupil assets contains energetic Listening courses, streaming tune, an interactive publication, quizzing, and more--all to problem your scholars. the entire track mentioned within the textual content can be to be had on CD and on Sony track obtain playing cards. on hand with InfoTrac pupil Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.

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Making A Musical Life Book (String Letter Publishing) (Strings) (Backstage Books)

By Tom Heimberg

(String Letter Publishing). This publication presents a pragmatic and fascinating examine dwelling the lifetime of a certified musician. Drawing upon many years of expertise within the orchestra pit and the educating studio, Tom Heimberg's recommendation and insights approximately either perform and function will turn out important to the aspiring younger musician who goals of creating a winning profession in song. This publication will resonate, too, with the skilled expert who revels within the speak of the alternate. And for the tune lover within the viewers, it's going to supply designated glimpses at existence behind the curtain. Musicians and track enthusiasts of all degrees will enjoy the wealth of functional info it offers, interwoven with funny vignettes approximately operating and fiddling with encouraged musicians of the 20 th century.

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Nirvana: The Biography

By Everett True

As the assistant editor of Melody Maker, Everett precise was once the 1st journalist to hide the Seattle track scene in early 1989 and interview Nirvana. he's accountable for bringing gap, Pavement, Soundgarden, and a bunch of alternative bands to foreign awareness. He brought Kurt Cobain to Courtney Love, played on degree with Nirvana on a number of events, and famously driven Kurt onto the level of the studying pageant in 1992 in a wheelchair. Nirvana: The Biography is a good, relocating, incisive, and heartfelt second look of a band that has been misrepresented time and time back in view that its tragic loss of life in April 1994 following Kurt Cobain’s suicide. precise captures what the band was once rather like. He additionally discusses the song scene of the time-the fellow bands, the scenes, the seminars, the numerous stay dates, the chums and allies and drug buyers. Drawn from enormous quantities of unique interviews, Nirvana: The Biography is the last word on Nirvana, Cobain, and Seattle grunge.

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