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On Highway 61

By Dennis McNally
  • ISBN Code: : 1619024128
  • Publisher : Catapult
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Music
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On Highway 61 explores the historical context of the significant social dissent that was central to the cultural genesis of the sixties. The book is going to search for the deeper roots of American cultural and musical evolution for the past 150 years by studying what the Western European culture learned from African American culture in a historical progression that reaches from the minstrel era to Bob Dylan. The book begins with America's first great social critic, Henry David Thoreau, and his fundamental source of social philosophy:–––his profound commitment to freedom, to abolitionism and to African–American culture. Continuing with Mark Twain, through whom we can observe the rise of minstrelsy, which he embraced, and his subversive satirical masterpiece Huckleberry Finn. While familiar, the book places them into a newly articulated historical reference that shines new light and reveals a progression that is much greater than the sum of its individual parts. As the first post–Civil War generation of black Americans came of age, they introduced into the national culture a trio of musical forms—ragtime, blues, and jazz— that would, with their derivations, dominate popular music to this day. Ragtime introduced syncopation and become the cutting edge of the modern 20th century with popular dances. The blues would combine with syncopation and improvisation and create jazz. Maturing at the hands of Louis Armstrong, it would soon attract a cluster of young white musicians who came to be known as the Austin High Gang, who fell in love with black music and were inspired to play it themselves. In the process, they developed a liberating respect for the diversity of their city and country, which they did not see as exotic, but rather as art. It was not long before these young white rebels were the masters of American pop music – big band Swing. As Bop succeeded Swing, and Rhythm and Blues followed, each had white followers like the Beat writers and the first young rock and rollers. Even popular white genres like the country music of Jimmy Rodgers and the Carter Family reflected significant black influence. In fact, the theoretical separation of American music by race is not accurate. This biracial fusion achieved an apotheosis in the early work of Bob Dylan, born and raised at the northern end of the same Mississippi River and Highway 61 that had been the birthplace of much of the black music he would study. As the book reveals, the connection that began with Thoreau and continued for over 100 years was a cultural evolution where, at first individuals, and then larger portions of society, absorbed the culture of those at the absolute bottom of the power structure, the slaves and their descendants, and realized that they themselves were not free.

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  • Pdf File: bob-dylan.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The book begins in Berkeley in 1968, and ends with a piece on Dylan's show at the University of Minnesota—his very first appearance at his alma mater—on election night 2008. In between are moments of euphoric discovery: From Marcus's liner notes for the 1967 Basement Tapes (pop music's most famous bootlegged archives) to his exploration of Dylan's reimagining of the American experience in the 1997 Time Out of Mind. And rejection; Marcus's Rolling Stone piece on Dylan's album Self Portrait—often called the most famous record review ever written—began with “What is this shit?” and led to his departure from the magazine for five years. Marcus follows not only recordings but performances, books, movies, and all manner of highways and byways in which Bob Dylan has made himself felt in our culture. Together the dozens of pieces collected here comprise a portrait of how, throughout his career, Bob Dylan has drawn upon and reinvented the landscape of traditional American song, its myths and choruses, heroes and villains. They are the result of a more than forty-year engagement between an unparalleled singer and a uniquely acute listener.

Writing Dylan: The Songs of a Lonesome Traveler, 2nd Edition

By Larry David Smith
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 1440861595
  • Total of Pages : 585
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 519
  • Pdf File: writing-dylan.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This study of Dylan's mission-driven music reveals a functional approach to art that not only sustained his 60-year career but forever changed an art form. • Offers an unprecedented presentation of Dylan's lyrics, unavailable elsewhere • Comprehensively studies Dylan's work in relation to the mission with which it is associated • Thoroughly analyzes all types of Dylan's art, including songs, movies, and poetry • Provides a unique narrative taxonomy of Dylan's songwriting • Presents Dylan's creative method as art by assembly

Where Dead Voices Gather

By Nick Tosches
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Back Bay Books
  • Book Code : 0316077143
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 151
  • Pdf File: where-dead-voices-gather.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A forgotten singer from the early days of jazz is at the center of this riveting book -- a narrative that is part mystery, part biography, part meditation on the meaning and power of music.

Gentle Hikes of Minnesota’s North Shore

By Ladona Tornabene,Lisa Vogelsang,Melanie Morgan
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Adventure Publications
  • Book Code : 1591937299
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Travel
  • Members : 148
  • Pdf File: gentle-hikes-of-minnesota-s-north-shore.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Minnesota hiking guide for everyone! Minnesota’s North Shore, from Duluth to the Canadian Border, is renowned for its beauty. Picturesque waterfalls, winding rivers, rocky landscapes, and, of course, Lake Superior attract visitors from across the Midwest. With Gentle Hikes of Minnesota’s North Shore, there’s no need to fill your backpack with gear or plan an overnight camping trip to see the best of this unparalleled region. Authors Ladona Tornabene, Lisa Vogelsang, and Melanie Morgan present the top outings under 3 miles in length. Are you short on time? Did you bring the kids? Does your group come with a range of physical abilities? No problem! With this revised and updated guidebook, you have details about more than 45 short hikes at your fingertips. Each trail entry includes full-color photos, a map, and the information you want to know: total length, surface type, resting areas, trail highlights, and more. As an added bonus, the book includes details on 15 scenic walks less than a mile long, 18 waysides and scenic locales, and 11 picnic sites. Plus, there are special sections for people traveling in RVs and for people with physical challenges. Plan the perfect outdoor adventures for your entire family, including small children and seniors. These gentle yet spectacular hikes are inviting for everyone!

Lonely Planet USA

By Lonely Planet
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Lonely Planet
  • Book Code : 1838690115
  • Total of Pages : 2233
  • Category : Travel
  • Members : 601
  • Pdf File: lonely-planet-usa.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Lonely Planet's USA is your most up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Gaze into the chasm of the Grand Canyon, hang ten on a Hawaiian wave, and let southern music and food stir your soul- all with your trusted travel companion.

Lost Muscle Car Dealerships

By Duncan Brown
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : CarTech Inc
  • Book Code : 1613254512
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Transportation
  • Members : 568
  • Pdf File: lost-muscle-car-dealerships.pdf

Book Short Summary:

An entire volume dedicated to detailing and preserving the iconic muscle car dealerships of the 1960s and early 1970s, many whose doors are now closed. Text is supported with more than 350 historic photos and illustrations. Muscle car historian Duncan Brown revisits this glorious automotive era when Nickey 427 Camaros and supercharged Dodge Demons by Grand Spaulding Dodge terrorized the streets. Drag sponsored cars from Reynolds Buick, Yeakel Chrysler-Plymouth, and Mel Burns Ford informed buyers that if you came to their dealership, you too could have a screaming fast muscle car just like the ones you saw at the dragstrip. It was these dealerships that created the lasting muscle car legacy through their innovative advertising and over-the-top performance. The majority of these dealerships floundered, unable to re-attract the customers they had prior to the muscle car. Thankfully, a volume has been dedicated to preserving the history of those less fortunate and revisiting the past success of these Lost Muscle Car Dealerships.

Patched

By Jarrod Gilbert
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Auckland University Press
  • Book Code : 1775581373
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : History
  • Members : 845
  • Pdf File: patched.pdf

Book Short Summary:

For more than five decades, gangs have played a pivotal role in New Zealand crime life, beginning with the bodgies and widgies of the 1950s. Based on 10 years of gang research, this book chronicles the rise of the Hell's Angels and other bike gangs in the 1960s, the growth of the Mongrel Mob and Black Power in the 1970s, and organized crime during the last decade. With descriptions of such events as the Devil's Henchmen throwing Molotov cocktails at the Epitaph Riders in Christchurch's first gang war and Black Power members surrounding Prime Minister Rob Muldoon at Wellington's Royal Tiger Tavern, it also discusses the significance of colors and class. With accounts from gang members, police, and politicians, this violent and sometimes horrifying book transports its readers to a tough yet revealing part of New Zealand life.

Dylan

By Jon Bream
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Voyageur Press
  • Book Code : 1627886974
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 132
  • Pdf File: dylan.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Dylan: Disc by Disc features each of Bob Dylan's studio LPs--thirty-six releases in all. Rock 'n' roll musicians, songwriters, and critics sound off about each release, bringing from the shadows not only Dylan's extraordinary musical accomplishments but the factors in his life that influenced his musical expressions. From The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan to Blonde on Blonde, from Blood on the Tracks to Shadows in the Night, Dylan: Disc by Disc rouses generations of Dylan fans with a unique, hip, stunning exposition spanning the music legend's storied career. Few figures in American music have compiled a body of work as impressive as that created by Dylan. Winner of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Nobel Prize in Literature, eleven Grammys, and an Oscar, Dylan is one of the most honored musicians of our time. He has arguably done more to shape American music culture than any singer/songwriter. Beginning with his early acoustic folk releases, Dylan showed an early penchant for doing whatever he wanted with his music by electrifying his sound at the Newport Folk Festival in 1965, playing a leading role in the late 1960s protest culture, and playing with the Band. His long career far from over, he moved into his "Christian" period, his struggle for artistic identity in the 1980s, his return to critical success in 1997, and his release of an album of songs Frank Sinatra sang in 2015. The son of an appliance salesman from Hibbing, Minnesota, always accommodated his own muse, critics be damned. Commentators include Questlove of the Roots and the Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Rodney Crowell, Jason Isbell, Suzanne Vega, Ric Ocasek of the Cars, Wesley Stace (aka John Wesley Harding), longtime Dylan pal Eric Andersen and Minnesota musicians Tony Glover and Kevin Odegard, both of whom have been in the studio with Dylan. Other well-known voices in Dylan: Disc by Disc include Robert Christgau, Anthony DeCurtis, Alan Light, Joe Levy, Holly George-Warren, Joel Selvin, Jim Fusilli, Geoffrey Himes, Charles R. Cross, and David Browne. Dylan: Disc by Disc is beautifully illustrated with LP art and period photography, as well as performance and candid backstage images. The book contains liner notes-like details about the recordings and session musicians, and provides context and perspective on Dylan's life, concerts, and career. Dylan: Disc by Disc presents Dylan fans and all lovers of music with a compelling, handsome, one-of-a-kind retrospective of the life and music of an American legend.

That Thin, Wild Mercury Sound

By Daryl Sanders
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Chicago Review Press
  • Book Code : 1613735502
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 306
  • Pdf File: that-thin-wild-mercury-sound.pdf

Book Short Summary:

That Thin, Wild Mercury Sound is the definitive treatment of Bob Dylan's magnum opus, Blonde on Blonde, not only providing the most extensive account of the sessions that produced the trailblazing album, but also setting the record straight on much of the misinformation that has surrounded the story of how the masterpiece came to be made. Including many new details and eyewitness accounts never before published, as well as keen insight into the Nashville cats who helped Dylan reach rare artistic heights, it explores the lasting impact of rock's first double album. Based on exhaustive research and in-depth interviews, Daryl Sanders chronicles the road that took Dylan from New York to Nashville in search of "that thin, wild mercury sound."

Positively 4Th Street

By Joshua Simon MD EdD
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 1532061889
  • Total of Pages : 326
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 962
  • Pdf File: positively-4th-street.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Historical events, ideas, words, and numbers are connected to one another not by chance but in a way that lies below the surface. The number four provides this connection—from the 4/4 time of rock and roll of the Beatles and Bob Dylan, the Vietnam War, Lou Gehrig, all the way to lives of Muhammad, Jesus Christ, the Buddha, and Moses. In Positively 4th Street, author Dr. Joshua Simon offers a spiritual journey, an awakening of the soul. He stimulates you to think about your own experiences and relationships and wonder why you believe whatever it is you believe. Simon offers real solutions to perhaps the two most common problems: thinking that you are not good enough and procrastination. The key to solving these problems is to get better at following the four bases of the Golden Rule: (1) be aware of and sensitive to how your actions affect the feelings of others; (2) don’t do for others what others can do for themselves; (3) say no and set limits with those who act selfishly; and (4) never judge others to be undeserving of your kindness or generosity. Based on his personal and professional experiences and through illustrative stories, Simon presents informative and interesting ideas and advice about how to achieve contentment in life.

Lonely Planet Experience USA

By Lonely Planet,Mark Andrew,Amy C Balfour,Sarah Baxter,Andrew Bender,Sara Benson,Alison Bing,Nate Cavalieri,Lisa Dunford,Tom Hall,Mariella Krause,Alex Leviton,Emily Matchar,Christopher Pitts,Brendan Sainsbury,Simon Sellars,Adam Skolnick,Regis St Louis,Karla Zimmerman,Paul Bloomfield
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  • Publisher : Lonely Planet
  • Book Code : 1787019632
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Travel
  • Members : 580
  • Pdf File: lonely-planet-experience-usa.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Inside Lonely Planet's Experience USA you'll travel through sprawling cities, small towns, great plains, snow-capped mountains and redwood forests, road-tripping down the Pacific Coast Highway, learning how to spot a bear in the wild, and discovering where to find the country's best music, bourbon, barbeque and more.