Blues, Soul and Motown
Live At The Apollo
Paperback ISBN: 0826415725
In this remarkable book, Douglas Wolk brings to life an October evening in 1962, at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem: an evening at the height of Cold War tensions. In great detail, Wolk pieces together what took place (and what was recorded) that night, and illustrates beautifully the enduring power of one of James Brown's - and popular music's - defining moments: Live at the Apollo.EXCERPTStanding on the stage of the Apollo at a sold-out show on the night of October 24, 1962, screaming, James Brown would have looked out and seen 1500 people screaming back at him in the audience, split between the floor and the balconies. The walls behind them were a dark crimson; the balconies were decorated with the laurel wreaths that are the emblem of Apollo the god, recalling Daphne, who became a laurel tree to escape his lust. Most of the audience thought there was a good chance they'd be dead within the week.
Woman With Guitar
Memphis Minnie's Blues
Paperback ISBN: 0306804603
"Universally recognized as one of the greatest blues artists, Memphis Minnie (1897–1973) wrote and recorded hundreds of songs, among them the famous ""Bumble Bee Blues,"" ""I'm Talking About You,"" and ""Wh"
A Saga of Motown Dreams, Success, and Betrayal
Hardcover ISBN: 0306815869
Explores the rise and fall of this popular trio based on recollections from friends, family, and Motown contemporaries who were there when their songs were made, their hits climbed the charts, and their group faded away into history due to personal issues and professional strife.
Producing and Mixing Hip-hop/Randb
Paperback ISBN: 0876390858
Capture the authentic sounds of contemporary hip-hop/RandB with this step-by-step guide. Follow the process as a professional, self-producing artist tracks and mixes two hip-hop/RandB songs. Learn the effects, settings, and techniques used by the industry's top hip-hop/RandB producers and engineers. The DVD-ROM includes multitrack audio files for you to practice these techniques on any audio editing platform, with "mix in progress" tracks that let you check your work against that of the recording. You'll learn essential tools and techniques, sound processing recommendations and tips, and how to reproduce the sounds of professional hip-hop/RandB recordings.
Paperback ISBN: 0879306297
Celebrates funk music using biographies of such musicians as James Brown and George Clinton, and provides descriptions of the genre, historical perspectives, and the story behind the "death of funk" following the introduction of disco.