Our Band Could Be Your Life
Scenes from the American Indie Underground 1981-1991
Paperback ISBN: 0316787531
An authoritative, behind-the-scenes look at thirteen bands that bridged punk and grunge, from Sonic Youth and Minor Threat to the Replacements, explores how these bands refused to conform to the mainstream and created their own record labels, attracted like-minded fans, and launched the grunge movement. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
Babes in Toyland
The Making and Selling of a Rock and Roll Band
Hardcover ISBN: 0812920589
An eye-opening glimpse inside the world of contemporary rock music describes the discovery of a Minneapolis female band and follows them through the process of signing with a record label, recording a first album, and marketing and promoting their music. 25,000 first printing.
All About Music Technology In Worship
Paperback ISBN: 063405449x
No church musician today is completely prepared to offer their music ministry in the varied and demanding settings of worship without a working knowledge of music technology. Providing instrumentations of great sounds created, arranged and enhanced for worship is a real workout, even for those of us who are not technologically challenged. This book brings you easy-to-understand instructions for everything from synthesizers, MIDI and sequencing to percussion, bass and guitar technology. Subjects such as the history of music technology in worship, hard disk recording, and using music technology in small to large traditional settings are explored.
All Area Access
Personal Management for Unsigned Musicians
Paperback ISBN: 0793581346
Take charge of your musical destiny! All Area Access is your map for the road to musical success. Author Marc Davison puts his many years of experience as a musician and artist manager into this book. Topics include: starting a band, booking gigs, press and the media, recording, copyrights, merchandising, touring, finances, managers, agents, record deals, and much more - everything you need to know and do to market your act and your music.
Songsters and Saints
Paperback ISBN: 0521269423
In this innovatory book the celebrated writer on the blues, Paul Oliver, rediscovers the wealth of neglected vocal traditions presented on Race records. When blues first reached a large audience it was through the 'Race records' issued specifically for black purchasers in the 1920s. Blues South have been extensively discussed by many writers. Paul Oliver shows that this emphasis has drawn attention away from the other important vocal traditions also available on Race records: the songs of Southern rural dances, the comic and social songs and ballads of the medicine shows and travelling entertainments, and, even more neglected, the sacred vocal traditions, from the song-sermons of the Baptist and Sanctified preachers to the gospel songs of the church congregations and of the 'jack-leg' preachers and street evangelists. Over 500 artists and 700 song titles are indexed and there is a guide to reissued recordings.
The Life of Lee Hays
Paperback ISBN: 0803297475
During the Great Depression, Lee Hays, the son of a Southern Methodist minister, used his music to life the hearts of sharecroppers and miners and union organizers. He helped bring black music to America's consciousness. He could make people laugh in times when there seemed little to laugh about. An Arkansas traveler and radical minstrel, he commented wryly on events and impaled reactionary southern congressmen on their own words. A kind of Mark Twain of the left, people said. But Lee Hays, for all his great size and talents and humor, was also a difficult man, plagued by self-doubts and a driving need to discombobulate any person or group that struck him as self-satisfied. Lonesome Traveler is the story of a prodigious talent with a zeal for changing the world. With Pete Seeger he formed the popular folksinging group the Weavers, which sang songs of social justice just as a tidal wave of red-hunting hit America. The rest of his legendary story will anger, touch, and delight.