Wax Poetics 50

Wax Poetics 50
Author: Alan Leeds,Gwen Leeds,Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson
Pages: 98
ISBN: 0979811066
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Release: 2016-05-26
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The special-edition reprint of Wax Poetics Magazine Issue 50--our bestselling issue ever--featuring Prince on the cover, with features on Prince and the Revolution; Morris Day and the Time; the Time's guitarist Jesse Johnson; Grand Central: the roots of Prince and Andre Cymone; Prince's jazz side project Madhouse; the Prince side project the Family; early Prince recordings, 94 East; and Questlove's commentary "33 Reasons Why Prince Is Hip-Hop." Also featuring Larry Graham, Blood Orange, Toro y Moi, DJ Quik, and Frank Ocean. This special-edition reprint contains no advertisements.

Wax Poetics 50

Wax Poetics 50
Author: Alan Leeds,Gwen Leeds,Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson
Pages: 98
ISBN: 0979811090
Available:
Release: 2016-10-21
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The special-edition reprint of Wax Poetics Magazine Issue 50--our bestselling issue ever--featuring Prince on the cover, with features on Prince and the Revolution; Morris Day and the Time; the Time's guitarist Jesse Johnson; Grand Central: the roots of Prince and Andre Cymone; Prince's jazz side project Madhouse; the Prince side project the Family; early Prince recordings, 94 East; and Questlove's commentary "33 Reasons Why Prince Is Hip-Hop." Also featuring Larry Graham, Blood Orange, Toro y Moi, DJ Quik, and Frank Ocean. This special-edition reprint contains no advertisements.

Prince and the Parade and Sign O The Times Era Studio Sessions

Prince and the Parade and Sign O  The Times Era Studio Sessions
Author: Duane Tudahl
Pages: 620
ISBN: 9781538144527
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Release: 2021-06-07
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From Prince's superstardom to studio seclusion, this second book in the Prince Studio Sessions series chronicles the years immediately following the Purple Rain era. Interview accounts of over 260 recording sessions and two tours reveal the indistinguishable majesty of Prince's artistry.

Wax Poetics Journal Issue 68 Hardcover

Wax Poetics Journal Issue 68  Hardcover
Author: Various Authors
Pages: 130
ISBN: 0999212788
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Release: 2020-01-17
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Hardcover version of Issue 68. Cover 1: Digable Planets. Cover 2: P.M. Dawn. Winter 2020.

We Are Music

We Are Music
Author: Brandon Stosuy
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781534409422
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Release: 2018-08-21
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the author of Music Is... Brandon Stosuy comes a second pitch-perfect board book that’s a kid-friendly music history lesson—perfect for the little record collectors in your life. From music writer and The Creative Independent/Kickstarter Editor in Chief, Brandon Stosuy, comes a new board book called We Are Music that dives into the history of music. It starts with clapping, tapping, and drums, and from there the music moves in many different directions. From classical to blues to jazz to country to rock to punk to rap to hip hop, there is one important thread that weaves through every song that has ever been created: us.

There Was a Time

There Was a Time
Author: Alan Leeds
Pages: 272
ISBN: 1642933848
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Release: 2020-02-25
Editor: Post Hill Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“Alan Leeds was a protegé of James Brown and a true historian of the world that nurtured the great entertainer. Alan was a witness to the vibrant black music scene of the ’60s and ’70s—whose book is both a memoir and a document of a lost world of sound.”—Nelson George, an American author, columnist, music and culture critic, journalist, and filmmaker A behind-the-scenes look at the Chitlin’ Circuit during American’s most vital period of soul music—from the eyes and ears of a young, Jewish kid from Queens who joined the team of the hardest working man in show business and learned the art of the music business at the hand of the performer who mastered it. In the mid-’60s, Alan Leeds was a young DJ looking for his way into the music business. An interview with James Brown to promote a local show in Virginia led to an opportunity to promote one of Brown’s concerts, which then led to Brown hiring him to help run his tours. Soon Leeds was wearing many hats and traveling around the country as Brown battled a complicated web of local promoters and managers, all too willing to try to rip him off. In this riveting book—part memoir, part history—Leeds weaves a wholly new and remarkable portrait of Brown as an idiosyncratic iconoclast, determined artist, and forceful businessman. It is a rare look into a world little known to white America immediately following the Civil Rights Movement. Leeds discovers that Brown is a fascinatingly complex man and their experiences, both business and personal, range from emotional to humorous. All the while, they navigate the complicated world of popular Black music in America, told by someone who actually lived it. “Over the course of his long life in music as a tour manager, archivist, writer, and fan, Alan Leeds had a ringside seat for some of the greatest moments in soul and funk history—from James Brown in the sixties to Prince in the eighties to D’Angelo in the first years of the 21st century. His eye for detail and his abiding love for the music shine through in this affectionate, inspirational memoir. Alan is one of my all-time heroes!” –Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson

Groove Music

Groove Music
Author: Mark Katz
Pages: 333
ISBN: 9780195331110
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Release: 2012-05
Editor: Oxford University Press on Demand
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Based on extensive research and interviews, presents a history of hip-hop that covers such topics as the evolution of the turntable, the world of DJ battles, the influence of digital technology, and the politics of race and gender.

Wax Trash and Vinyl Treasures Record Collecting as a Social Practice

Wax Trash and Vinyl Treasures  Record Collecting as a Social Practice
Author: Dr Roy Shuker
Pages: 234
ISBN: 9781409493976
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Release: 2013-01-28
Editor: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This study examines the history of record collecting; profiles collectors and the collecting process; considers categories—especially music genres—and types of record collecting; and outlines and discusses the infrastructure within which collecting operates. Shuker situates this discussion within the broader literature on collecting, along with issues of cultural consumption, social identity and 'the construction of self' in contemporary society. Record collecting is both fascinating in its own right, and provides insights into broader issues of nostalgia, consumption and material culture.

Book of Rhymes

Book of Rhymes
Author: Adam Bradley
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780465094417
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Release: 2017-06-27
Editor: Civitas Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

If asked to list the greatest innovators of modern American poetry, few of us would think to include Jay-Z or Eminem in their number. And yet hip hop is the source of some of the most exciting developments in verse today. The media uproar in response to its controversial lyrical content has obscured hip hop's revolution of poetic craft and experience: Only in rap music can the beat of a song render poetic meter audible, allowing an MC's wordplay to move a club-full of eager listeners.Examining rap history's most memorable lyricists and their inimitable techniques, literary scholar Adam Bradley argues that we must understand rap as poetry or miss the vanguard of poetry today. Book of Rhymes explores America's least understood poets, unpacking their surprisingly complex craft, and according rap poetry the respect it deserves.

Ian Johnson

Ian Johnson
Author: Ian Johnson
Pages: 60
ISBN: 097887398X
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Release: 2015-02
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Since his 2008 monograph, Ian Johnson has had six solo shows and undergone an evolution, while remaining just as jarringly cool and full of life. This new book presents all-new paintings and drawings by Johnson in his signature style: portraits of jazz musicians from the '40s, '50s, and '60s that were produced using gouache, acrylic or pen on paper or wood panel. Johnson combines abstract background shapes with figurative representations to create jaw-dropping pieces that succeed at evoking the music of each artist.

The Ode Less Travelled

The Ode Less Travelled
Author: Stephen Fry
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781407088433
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Release: 2010-07-06
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

If you can speak and read English, you can write poetry. The trick is knowing where to start. Stephen Fry, who has long written poems, and indeed has written long poems, for his own private pleasure, invites you to discover the incomparable delights of metre, rhyme and verse forms. Whether you want to write a Petrarchan sonnet for your lover's birthday, an epithalamion for your sister's wedding or a villanelle excoriating the government's housing policy, The Ode Less Travelled will give you the tools and the confidence to do so. Brimful of enjoyable exercises, witty insights and simple step-by-step advice, The Ode Less Travelled guides the reader towards mastery and confidence in the Mother of the Arts.

Soul Train

Soul Train
Author: Questlove
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780062320292
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Release: 2013-12-03
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson of the award-winning hip-hop group the Roots, comes this vibrant book commemorating the legacy of Soul Train—the cultural phenomenon that launched the careers of artists such as Tina Turner, Stevie Wonder, the Jackson 5, Whitney Houston, Lenny Kravitz, LL Cool J, and Aretha Franklin. Questlove reveals the remarkable story of the captivating program, and his text is paired with more than 350 photographs of the show's most memorable episodes and the larger-than-life characters who defined it: the great host Don Cornelius, the extraordinary musicians, and the people who lived the phenomenon from dance floor. Gladys Knight contributed a foreword to this incredible volume. Nick Cannon contributed the preface.

No Half Steppin

No Half Steppin
Author: Claude Paradise Gray,Giuseppe "u. net" Pipitone
Pages: 212
ISBN: 0999212702
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Release: 2017-06-23
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Latin Quarter was an incubator of talent for the Golden Era of hip-hop. During the mid- to late '80s, legends were born in that bustling Times Square club-from Stetsasonic, KRS-One, and Eric B. & Rakim to Queen Latifah, Public Enemy, and A Tribe Called Quest. You could walk into the club a nobody and come out a star.

A Love Supreme

A Love Supreme
Author: Marisa Aveling
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0578528371
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Release: 2019-09-23
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Imperial Sublime

The Imperial Sublime
Author: Harsha Ram
Pages: 307
ISBN: 0299181944
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Release: 2006-03-31
Editor: Univ of Wisconsin Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Review: "The Imperial Sublime examines the rise of the Russian empire as a literary theme alongside the creation and evolution of modern Russian poetry between the 1730s and 1840. Arising from the need to celebrate the Russian state and its expanding territories, the imperial theme quickly became enmeshed in a wider range of issues, from formal problems of gene, style, and lyric voice to the vexed relationship between the poet and Russia's ruling monarchs." "Part of a growing body of recent scholarship that has examined Russian representations of Russia's southern borderlands in the light of European orientalism and imperialism, The Imperial Sublime shows how the broader cultural discourses of empire can be adapted and inflected by a national literary system."--BOOK JACKET

Ghostnotes

Ghostnotes
Author: Brian "B+" Cross,Greg Tate,Dave Tompkins
Pages: 336
ISBN: 1477313907
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Release: 2017-12-07
Editor: University of Texas Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Ghostnotes: Music of the Unplayed is an extended photo essay with more than two hundred images that represent a mid-career retrospective of B+’s photography of hip-hop music and its influences. Taking its name from the unplayed sounds that exist between beats in a rhythm, the book creates a visual music, putting photos next to each other to evoke unseen images and create new histories. Like a DJ seamlessly overlapping and entangling disparate musics, Cross brings together LA Black Arts poetry and Jamaican dub, Brazilian samba and Ethiopian jazz, Cuban timba and Colombian cumbia. He links vendors of rare vinyl with iconic studio wizards, ranging from J Dilla and Brian Wilson to Leon Ware and George Clinton, David Axelrod to Shuggie Otis, Bill Withers to Ras Kass, Biggie Smalls to Timmy Thomas, DJ Shadow to Eugene McDaniels, and DJ Quik to Madlib. In this unique photographic mix tape, an extraordinary web of associations becomes apparent, revealing connections among people, cultures, and their creations.

Tim Maia s Tim Maia Racional Vols 1 2

Tim Maia s Tim Maia Racional Vols  1   2
Author: Allen Thayer
Pages: 248
ISBN: 9781501321559
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Release: 2018-11-29
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

At the height of Tim Maia's soaring fame, he joined a radical, extraterrestrial-obsessed cult and created two plus albums of some of Brazil's-and the globe's-best funk and soul music. This book explores the career of the man often hailed as the James Brown or Barry White of Brazil, and the time of his radical transformation from a musician notorious for hedonistic living to a devoted follower of Manoel Jacinto Coelho's Rational Culture. After suddenly joining Coelho's cult in 1974 (which started first as an offshoot of the mystical Afro-Brazilian religion Umbanda), Maia gave up drugs and alcohol, threw away his material possessions, and released Racional Vols. 1 & 2 in the attempt to convert the entirety of Brazil and the world to the revelation of Rational Culture. Thayer explores this strange, brief, yet incredibly prolific period of Maia's life wherein the reigning soul and funk artist of Brazil produced two albums, an EP, and a recently unearthed tape containing almost another full album of funky jams laced with spiritual content and scripture. For just as quickly as Maia became entranced with Coelho did he become disillusioned with the cult, disavowing and destroying everything having to do with that experience and refusing to speak of it for the rest of his life. 33 1/3 Global, a series related to but independent from 33 1/3, takes the format of the original series of short, music-based books and brings the focus to music throughout the world. With initial volumes focusing on Japanese and Brazilian music, the series will also include volumes on the popular music of Australia/Oceania, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and more.

Virgil Aeneid 4 1 299

Virgil  Aeneid  4 1 299
Author: Ingo Gildenhard
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781909254152
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Release: 2012
Editor: Open Book Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Love and tragedy dominate book four of Virgil's most powerful work, building on the violent emotions invoked by the storms, battles, warring gods, and monster-plagued wanderings of the epic's opening. Destined to be the founder of Roman culture, Aeneas, nudged by the gods, decides to leave his beloved Dido, causing her suicide in pursuit of his historical destiny. A dark plot, in which erotic passion culminates in sex, and sex leads to tragedy and death in the human realm, unfolds within the larger horizon of a supernatural sphere, dominated by power-conscious divinities. Dido is Aeneas' most significant other, and in their encounter Virgil explores timeless themes of love and loyalty, fate and fortune, the justice of the gods, imperial ambition and its victims, and ethnic differences. This course book offers a portion of the original Latin text, study questions, a commentary, and interpretative essays. Designed to stretch and stimulate readers, Ingo Gildenhard's incisive commentary will be of particular interest to students of Latin at both A2 and undergraduate level. It extends beyond detailed linguistic analysis to encourage critical engagement with Virgil's poetry and discussion of the most recent scholarly thought.

Contact High

Contact High
Author: Vikki Tobak
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780525573883
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Release: 2018
Editor: Clarkson Potter
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Featuring rare outtakes from over 100 photoshoots alongside interviews and essays from industry legends, Contact High- A Visual History of Hip-Hoptakes readers on a chronological journey from old-school to alternative hip-hop and from analog to digital photography. The ultimate companion for music and photography enthusiasts, Contact High is the definitive history of hip-hop's early days, celebrating the artists that shaped the iconic album covers, t-shirts and posters beloved by hip-hop fans today.

Dust Grooves

Dust   Grooves
Author: Eilon Paz
Pages: 428
ISBN: 9781607748700
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Release: 2015-09-15
Editor: Ten Speed Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A photographic look into the world of vinyl record collectors—including Questlove—in the most intimate of environments—their record rooms. Compelling photographic essays from photographer Eilon Paz are paired with in-depth and insightful interviews to illustrate what motivates these collectors to keep digging for more records. The reader gets an up close and personal look at a variety of well-known vinyl champions, including Gilles Peterson and King Britt, as well as a glimpse into the collections of known and unknown DJs, producers, record dealers, and everyday enthusiasts. Driven by his love for vinyl records, Paz takes us on a five-year journey unearthing the very soul of the vinyl community.