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The Heart Of Rock Soul

Author : Dave Marsh
ISBN : 030680901X
Genre : Music
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Lists and reviews rock and soul singles from rock, pop, rhythm and blues, disco, country, rap, and reggae music
Category: Music

A Change Is Gonna Come Music Race And The Soul Of America

Author : Craig Werner
ISBN : 9781782115816
Genre : Music
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A Change is Gonna Come chronicles more than forty years of black music: from the hopeful, angry refrains of the Freedom movement to the slick pop of Motown; from Woodstock and the 'Summer of Love' to Vietnam and the race riots; from disco inferno to the Million Man March. This is an insightful and riveting study which looks at the place black music occupies in social history, its battle for the desegregation of popular music and its contribution to social change outside the recording studio
Category: Music

Rock And Roll

Author : Maury Dean
ISBN : 9780875862071
Genre : Music
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This Rock 'n' Roll survey covers 38 of your own "top 40" hits, focusing on every single that broke new ground or topped the charts. It bounces with the excitement of rock music and the vibrant personalities who create it.
Category: Music

100 Most Popular Nonfiction Authors

Author : Bernard Alger Drew
ISBN : 1591584876
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Provides alphabetically-arranged biographical entries of popular writers of nonfiction, including Richard Dawkins, Joan Didion, and Paul Theroux, and presents insights on the creative process for each individual.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Rock Criticism From The Beginning

Author : Ulf Lindberg
ISBN : 0820474908
Genre : Music
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Rock Criticism from the Beginning is a wide-ranging exploration of the rise and development of rock criticism in Britain and the United States from the 1960s to the present. It chronicles the evolution of a new form of journalism, and the course by which writing on rock was transformed into a respected field of cultural production. The authors explore the establishment of magazines from Crawdaddy! and Rolling Stone to The Source, and from Melody Maker and New Musical Express to The Wire, while investigating the careers of well-known music critics like Robert Christgau, Greil Marcus, and Lester Bangs in the U.S., and Nik Cohn, Paul Morley, and Jon Savage in the U.K., to name just a few. While much has been written on the history of rock, this Bourdieu-inspired book is the first to offer a look at the coming of age of rock journalism, and the critics that opened up a whole new kind of discourse on popular music.
Category: Music

The Columbia Guide To African American History Since 1939

Author : Robert L Harris Jr.
ISBN : 9780231510875
Genre : History
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This book is a multifaceted approach to understanding the central developments in African American history since 1939. It combines a historical overview of key personalities and movements with essays by leading scholars on specific facets of the African American experience, a chronology of events, and a guide to further study. Marian Anderson's famous 1939 concert in front of the Lincoln Memorial was a watershed moment in the struggle for racial justice. Beginning with this event, the editors chart the historical efforts of African Americans to address racism and inequality. They explore the rise of the Civil Rights and Black Power movements and the national and international contexts that shaped their ideologies and methods; consider how changes in immigration patterns have complicated the conventional "black/white" dichotomy in U.S. society; discuss the often uneasy coexistence between a growing African American middle class and a persistent and sizable underclass; and address the complexity of the contemporary African American experience. Contributors consider specific issues in African American life, including the effects of the postindustrial economy and the influence of music, military service, sports, literature, culture, business, and the politics of self-designation, e.g.,"Colored" vs. "Negro," "Black" vs. "African American". While emphasizing political and social developments, this volume also illuminates important economic, military, and cultural themes. An invaluable resource, The Columbia Guide to African American History Since 1939 provides a thorough understanding of a crucial historical period.
Category: History

Rocking The Classics

Author : Edward Macan
ISBN : 0195356810
Genre : Music
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Few styles of popular music have generated as much controversy as progressive rock, a musical genre best remembered today for its gargantuan stage shows, its fascination with epic subject matter drawn from science fiction, mythology, and fantasy literature, and above all for its attempts to combine classical music's sense of space and monumental scope with rock's raw power and energy. Its dazzling virtuosity and spectacular live concerts made it hugely popular with fans during the 1970s, who saw bands such as King Crimson, Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Yes, Genesis, Pink Floyd, and Jethro Tull bring a new level of depth and sophistication to rock. On the other hand, critics branded the elaborate concerts of these bands as self- indulgent and materialistic. They viewed progressive rock's classical/rock fusion attempts as elitist, a betrayal of rock's populist origins. In Rocking the Classics, the first comprehensive study of progressive rock history, Edward Macan draws together cultural theory, musicology, and music criticism, illuminating how progressive rock served as a vital expression of the counterculture of the late 1960s and 1970s. Beginning with a description of the cultural conditions which gave birth to the progressive rock style, he examines how the hippies' fondness for hallucinogens, their contempt for Establishment-approved pop music, and their fascination with the music, art, and literature of high culture contributed to this exciting new genre. Covering a decade of music, Macan traces progressive rock's development from the mid- to late-sixties, when psychedelic bands such as the Moody Blues, Procol Harum, the Nice, and Pink Floyd laid the foundation of the progressive rock style, and proceeds to the emergence of the mature progressive rock style marked by the 1969 release of King Crimson's album In the Court of the Crimson King. This "golden age" reached its artistic and commercial zenith between 1970 and 1975 in the music of bands such as Jethro Tull, Yes, Genesis, ELP, Gentle Giant, Van der Graaf Generator, and Curved Air. In turn, Macan explores the conventions that govern progressive rock, including the visual dimensions of album cover art and concerts, lyrics and conceptual themes, and the importance of combining music, visual motif, and verbal expression to convey a coherent artistic vision. He examines the cultural history of progressive rock, considering its roots in a bohemian English subculture and its meteoric rise in popularity among a legion of fans in North America and continental Europe. Finally, he addresses issues of critical reception, arguing that the critics' largely negative reaction to progressive rock says far more about their own ambivalence to the legacy of the counterculture than it does about the music itself. An exciting tour through an era of extravagant, mind-bending, and culturally explosive music, Rocking the Classics sheds new light on the largely misunderstood genre of progressive rock.
Category: Music

Rock Bottom

Author : Sabrina Allen
ISBN : 1462820476
Genre : Poetry
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This book is designed for those that desire a closer relationship and fellowship with the Father. As the reader reads this poetry, we feel once they grasp the idea to look at our Father and not the situation(s) they may face, they will find that God is a way maker and in his presence there is peace. So many times in life, we awake in a strange land; meaning, this is a new place in our lives and/or families, we are not sure how we got here or how to get back to that first love, which is God. We can have all of those things that God has designed; all we have to do is to ask. We communicate with our Father when we read, pray, fast, talk, and sing to him. Giving a total submission to God and allowing him to shine through our being, readers will find that when God has our undivided attention, how he turns a bad situation to a glorified project for his kingdom. When we dont communicate with God, we experience separation, and this makes us feel that God is far away from us and perhaps we may even feel that he has given up on us. This is the flesh and carnal nature talking to us, based on our emotions. God is with us even when we hit the bottom.
Category: Poetry

Rock My Soul

Author : bell hooks
ISBN : 9780743457774
Genre : Social Science
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World-renowned scholar and visionary bell hooks takes an in-depth look at one of the most critical issues of our time, the impact of low self-esteem on the lives of black people. Without self-esteem everyone loses his or her sense of meaning, purpose, and power. For too long, African Americans in particular have been unable to openly and honestly address the crisis of self-esteem and how it affects the way they perceive themselves and are perceived by others. In her most challenging and provocative book to date, bell hooks gives voice to what many black people have thought and felt, but seldom articulated. She offers readers a clear, passionate examination of the role self-esteem plays in the African-American experience in determining whether individuals or groups succeed or self-sabotage. She considers the reasons why even among "the best and brightest" students at Ivy League institutions "there were young men and women beset by deep feelings of unworthiness, of ugliness inside and outside." She listened to the stories of her students and her peers -- baby boomers who had excelled -- and heard the same sentiments, including deep feelings of inadequacy. With critical insight, hooks exposes the underlying truth behind the crisis: it has been extremely difficult to create a culture that promotes and sustains a healthy sense of self-esteem in African-American communities. With true brilliance, she rigorously examines and identifies the barriers -- political and cultural -- that keep African Americans from emotional well-being. She looks at historical movements as well as parenting and how we make and sustain community. She discusses the revolutionary role preventative mental health care can play in promoting and maintaining self-esteem. Blending keen intellectual insight and practical wisdom, Rock My Soul provides a blueprint for healing a people and a nation.
Category: Social Science

Hole In Our Soul

Author : Martha Bayles
ISBN : STANFORD:36105004256702
Genre : Music
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Criticizes the music industry, argues that popular music has become negative, unpleasant, and less creative, and suggests the reasons for the decline
Category: Music

Real Punks Don T Wear Black

Author : Frank Kogan
ISBN : 0820327530
Genre : Music
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More than thirty years of the author's commentary on music and culture is sampled in this collection of contentious and perceptive writings that examine such diverse topics as Mariah Carey, Public Enemy, Disco, hip-hop, The New York Dolls, Europop, metal, and more. Simultaneous.
Category: Music

American Psycho

Author : Bret Easton Ellis
ISBN : 9781447277712
Genre : Fiction
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A cult classic, adapted into a film starring Christian Bale. Is evil something you are? Or is it something you do? Patrick Bateman has it all: good looks, youth, charm, a job on Wall Street, reservations at every new restaurant in town and a line of girls around the block. He is also a psychopath. A man addicted to his superficial, perfect life, he pulls us into a dark underworld where the American Dream becomes a nightmare . . . With an introduction by Irvine Welsh, Bret Easton Ellis's American Psycho is one of the most controversial and talked-about novels of all time. A multi-million-copy bestseller hailed as a modern classic, it is a violent black comedy about the darkest side of human nature.
Category: Fiction

Rock And Roll Always Forgets

Author : Chuck Eddy
ISBN : 9780822350101
Genre : Music
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The best, most provocative reviews, interviews, columns, and essays written by the entertaining, idiosyncratic, and influential music writer Chuck Eddy over the past twenty-five years.
Category: Music

Awesome African American Rock And Soul Musicians

Author : David Aretha
ISBN : 1598451405
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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"Read about important African American musicians including: Chuck Berry, Little Richard, James Brown, Ray Charles, Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Jimi Hendrix, and Prince"--Provided by publisher.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Write In Tune Contemporary Music In Fiction

Author : Erich Hertz
ISBN : 9781623561451
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Contemporary popular music provides the soundtrack for a host of recent novels, but little critical attention has been paid to the intersection of these important art forms. Write in Tune addresses this gap by offering the first full-length study of the relationship between recent music and fiction. With essays from an array of international scholars, the collection focuses on how writers weave rock, punk, and jazz into their narratives, both to develop characters and themes and to investigate various fan and celebrity cultures surrounding contemporary music. Write in Tune covers major writers from America and England, including Don DeLillo, Jonathan Franzen, Zadie Smith, and Jim Crace. But it also explores how popular music culture is reflected in postcolonial, Latino, and Australian fiction. Ultimately, the book brings critical awareness to the power of music in shaping contemporary culture, and offers new perspectives on central issues of gender, race, and national identity.
Category: Literary Criticism

Rock A My Soul

Author : Luella Dow
ISBN : 9780595465156
Genre : Fiction
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Widowed Emmaline McCloskey scans her Tennessee farm, ransacked by the Union Army, and says to her young'uns, "Betsy and Davey, we're leavin'. We're headin' out." Sam, freed from slavery by Nettie, is fleeing Tennessee as well. Will Lantrum, a Pinkerton detective, is tracking a northward trail of his own as he aims to capture Buck and Henry, outlaws who prey on escaped slaves. As the paths of these opposing individuals converge, the stakes get serious. Violence is only a step away while the characters trudge northward. As for Nettie, taught by Harriet Tubman to lead slaves to freedom on the Underground Railroad, the handsome and courageous Sam might present an even greater lesson about the boundaries of the heart. Peril and romance dance in the shadows of this tale of dual escapes written in historically rich detail and set in a time of harrowing and often horrifying events. When all seems lost, a quilt block cut in half and an old Negro spiritual bring encouragement.
Category: Fiction

A Woman S Heart And Soul And The Beauty Of God

Author : Vicky L. Wells
ISBN : 146785008X
Genre : Religion
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A womans heart and soul is the catalyst for her being. Each woman has much the same make up as the next, yet each one is unique. A woman carries within her many emotions. I share my emotions with God openly. He is my Father, my confidant, my redeemer and my best friend. This collection reveals many of the different emotions a woman can endure, sometimes all in the span of a day. You may see some of your own emotions inside the pages of this book. The section titled, `The Beauty of God gives insight to all the areas in our lives where His beauty shines through. The dream I have is to make a difference and touch the lives of others. I hope that this glimpse of my personal prayers, thoughts, and conversations with God, will help you in your walk with Him. Shared prayers to the Lord, reveal the most intimate parts of a womans soul.
Category: Religion

Texas On My Mind Heart And Soul Articles About 2010 Tma Nominees And Interviews By The Author

Author : Roberto Carlos Alvarez-Galloso
ISBN : 9781445715230
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This is a compilation of articles and interviews of various Texas Artists that were nominated for the TMA [Texas Music Awards] in 2010.The examples of artists mentioned are Brenda Kay, Chip Murrey and Texas Underground as well as Vanessa Peters and Ice Cream On Mondays
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Author : Christopher Harvey
ISBN : OXFORD:590467056
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