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Musichound Swing

Author : Steve Knopper
ISBN : UCSD:31822028478790
Genre : Big band music
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Rates, reviews, and analyzes the works of over 300 artists from yesterday and today, including Louis Armstrong, Harry Connick Jr., Bing Crosby, Glenn Miller, Jelly Roll Morton, and Lester Young.
Category: Big band music

The Swing Book

Author : Degen Pener
ISBN : 9780316076678
Genre : Music
File Size : 58.1 MB
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Ten years ago a revival of swing took place, originating in San Francisco, snowballing into today's international resurgence. This book presents the complete history of swing music and dancing, then and now.
Category: Music

The Later Swing Era 1942 To 1955

Author : Lawrence McClellan
ISBN : 0313301573
Genre : Music
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Presents a history and critique of Swing music from the World War II years up to the post-World War II era, including such musicians as Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Stan Kenton, and Billie Holiday.
Category: Music

The Popular Music Teaching Handbook

Author : B. Lee Cooper
ISBN : 1591580390
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Lists reports dealing with popular music resources as classroom teaching materials, and will stimulate further thought among students and teachers.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Extreme Leadership

Author : Cristina M. Giannantonio
ISBN : 9781781002124
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 70.83 MB
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This groundbreaking volume features expert contributions from across the globe by both management scholars and business leaders. Divided into three main parts _ Extreme Expedition Leaders, Extreme Work Teams and Extreme Individual Leaders _ the book ex
Category: Business & Economics


Author : Music Hound
ISBN : 0825672538
Genre : Music
File Size : 77.54 MB
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You've probably seen other jazz guides, but you haven't run across anything quite like MusicHound Jazz. It delivers sound advice on what to buy and what not to buy. Explore the rich world of jazz, from the soulful vocals of Bessie Smith to the groundbreaking explorations of John Coltrane. This comprehensive guide has it all - page after page of interesting facts, opinions, recording reviews and biographies on nearly 1,300 artists. But that's not all. Enjoy more than 100 stunning photos of jazz greats. Learn who influenced each artist and why. Discover what makes each one unique. Then sample some smokin' jazz with the CD sampler from the legendary jazz label Blue Note.
Category: Music

Appetite For Self Destruction

Author : Steve Knopper
ISBN : 9781416594550
Genre : Music
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For the first time, Appetite for Self-Destruction recounts the epic story of the precipitous rise and fall of the recording industry over the past three decades, when the incredible success of the CD turned the music business into one of the most glamorous, high-profile industries in the world -- and the advent of file sharing brought it to its knees. In a comprehensive, fast-paced account full of larger-than-life personalities, Rolling Stone contributing editor Steve Knopper shows that, after the incredible wealth and excess of the '80s and '90s, Sony, Warner, and the other big players brought about their own downfall through years of denial and bad decisions in the face of dramatic advances in technology. Big Music has been asleep at the wheel ever since Napster revolutionized the way music was distributed in the 1990s. Now, because powerful people like Doug Morris and Tommy Mottola failed to recognize the incredible potential of file-sharing technology, the labels are in danger of becoming completely obsolete. Knopper, who has been writing about the industry for more than ten years, has unparalleled access to those intimately involved in the music world's highs and lows. Based on interviews with more than two hundred music industry sources -- from Warner Music chairman Edgar Bronfman Jr. to renegade Napster creator Shawn Fanning -- Knopper is the first to offer such a detailed and sweeping contemporary history of the industry's wild ride through the past three decades. From the birth of the compact disc, through the explosion of CD sales in the '80s and '90s, the emergence of Napster, and the secret talks that led to iTunes, to the current collapse of the industry as CD sales plummet, Knopper takes us inside the boardrooms, recording studios, private estates, garage computer labs, company jets, corporate infighting, and secret deals of the big names and behind-the-scenes players who made it all happen. With unforgettable portraits of the music world's mighty and formerly mighty; detailed accounts of both brilliant and stupid ideas brought to fruition or left on the cutting-room floor; the dish on backroom schemes, negotiations, and brawls; and several previously unreported stories, Appetite for Self-Destruction is a riveting, informative, and highly entertaining read. It offers a broad perspective on the current state of Big Music, how it got into these dire straits, and where it's going from here -- and a cautionary tale for the digital age.
Category: Music

The 1960s Most Wanted

Author : Stuart Shea
ISBN : 1574887211
Genre : History
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The 1960s was a decade of contrasts. It had the Summer of Love, but it also witnessed the assassinations of three American leaders. It fulfilled President Kennedy's promise of successfully landing a man on the moon but also saw the beginning of the ultimately disastrous Vietnam War. It gave us beach tunes on one end, psychedelic songs to trip to on the other, and in between heralded the British Invasion. Now you can look back on and celebrate all the events and fads from the 1960s with Stuart Shea's trivia-laden The 1960s' Most Wanted: The Top 10 Book of Hip Happenings, Swinging Sounds, and Out-of-Sight Oddities from Potomac's Most Wanted-(TM) series.Lucky Charms cereal was introduced in 1964 with more than fifty percent sugar, the first cereal to pass the halfway point in sugar content. In 1967, Louis Washkansky was the recipient of the first-ever heart transplant. In 1961, the entire U.S. Olympic figure skating team was killed in an airplane crash in Belgium. And in 1965, with the now-classic songs "Turn, Turn, Turn," "Satisfaction," "My Girl," and "Yesterday" debuting on the airwaves, the Grammy for best rock-and-roll recording instead went to Roger Miller's "King of the Road"! Stuart Shea gives you dozens of top-ten lists with entertaining and remarkable trivia on historic events, political revolutionaries, great moments in space, forgotten but once-popular television shows, fashion breakthroughs, great sports stories, and the best and worst of the silver screen. It's been said that if you remember the 1960s, you didn't live through them. Whether you lived through them or not, you can remember them in style with The 1960s' Most Wanted(TM).
Category: History