My Life with Earth Wind Fire

My Life with Earth  Wind   Fire
Author: Maurice White,Herb Powell
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2016-09-13
ISBN: 0062329170
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Life with Earth Wind Fire Book Excerpt:

Foreword by Steve Harvey and afterword by David Foster The Grammy-winning founder of the legendary pop/R&B/soul/funk/disco group tells his story and charts the rise of his legendary band in this sincere memoir that captures the heart and soul of an artist whose groundbreaking sound continues to influence music today. With its dynamic horns, contrasting vocals, and vivid stage shows, Earth, Wind & Fire was one of the most popular acts of the late twentieth century—the band “that changed the sound of black pop” (Rolling Stone)—and its music continues to inspire modern artists including Usher, Jay-Z, Cee-Lo Green, and Outkast. At last, the band’s founder, Maurice White, shares the story of his success. Now in his seventies, White reflects on the great blessings music has brought to his life and the struggles he’s endured: his mother leaving him behind in Memphis when he was four; learning to play the drums with Booker T. Jones; moving to Chicago at eighteen and later Los Angeles after leaving the Ramsey Lewis Trio; forming EWF, only to have the original group fall apart; working with Barbra Streisand and Neil Diamond; his diagnosis of Parkinson’s; and his final public performance with the group at the 2006 Grammy Awards. Through it all, White credits his faith for his amazing success and guidance in overcoming his many challenges. Keep Your Head to the Sky is an intimate, moving, and beautiful memoir from a man whose creativity and determination carried him to great success, and whose faith enabled him to savor every moment.

Joel Whitburn Presents Billboard 1s 1950 1991

Joel Whitburn Presents Billboard  1s  1950 1991
Author: Joel Whitburn
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 332
Release: 1991
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Joel Whitburn Presents Billboard 1s 1950 1991 Book Excerpt:

A week-by-week listing of the nearly 5,000 records that reached the top position on Billboard's major charts from January, 1950 through December, 1991. Includes #1s from the Pop Singles and Albums, RandB Singles and Albums, Country Singles and Albums, and Adult Contemporary Singles charts.

The Beatles Encyclopedia Everything Fab Four 2 volumes

The Beatles Encyclopedia  Everything Fab Four  2 volumes
Author: Kenneth Womack
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 1116
Release: 2014-06-30
ISBN: 0313391726
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Beatles Encyclopedia Everything Fab Four 2 volumes Book Excerpt:

A fascinating look at the history of the Beatles, from their formative years through the present day, as detailed in hundreds of entries chock-full of information never before shared with the public. • Offers unprecedented insights into the Beatles' collective and solo releases, as well as the people and places that impacted their work • Analyzes their complete body of work along with the instrumentation and recording sessions behind the music • Tells the story of this iconic group through compelling entries written with a clear focus on readability

Frame by Frame II

Frame by Frame II
Author: Phyllis Rauch Klotman,Gloria J. Gibson
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 771
Release: 1997
ISBN: 9780253211200
Category: African American motion picture actors and actresses
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Frame by Frame II Book Excerpt:

Frame by Frame II is a major reference guide on African American film professionals. It recognizes African Americans who have contributed their talents to a film industry that has scarcely recognized them. The editors acknowledge those independents who have rejected Hollywood values and set out on their own paths. This volume builds on the earlier Frame by Frame, which included productions through 1978. In order to assure that the 1978 entries are complete, that year is included in this edition.

General Oversight on Patent Trademark and Copyright Systems

General Oversight on Patent  Trademark  and Copyright Systems
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Courts, Civil Liberties, and the Administration of Justice
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 268
Release: 1979
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Copyright
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Move On Up

Move On Up
Author: Aaron Cohen
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2019-09-25
ISBN: 022665317X
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Move On Up Book Excerpt:

A Chicago Tribune Book of 2019, Notable Chicago Reads A Booklist Top 10 Arts Book of 2019 A No Depression Top Music Book of 2019 Curtis Mayfield. The Chi-Lites. Chaka Khan. Chicago’s place in the history of soul music is rock solid. But for Chicagoans, soul music in its heyday from the 1960s to the 1980s was more than just a series of hits: it was a marker and a source of black empowerment. In Move On Up, Aaron Cohen tells the remarkable story of the explosion of soul music in Chicago. Together, soul music and black-owned businesses thrived. Record producers and song-writers broadcast optimism for black America’s future through their sophisticated, jazz-inspired productions for the Dells and many others. Curtis Mayfield boldly sang of uplift with unmistakable grooves like “We’re a Winner” and “I Plan to Stay a Believer.” Musicians like Phil Cohran and the Pharaohs used their music to voice Afrocentric philosophies that challenged racism and segregation, while Maurice White of Earth, Wind, and Fire and Chaka Khan created music that inspired black consciousness. Soul music also accompanied the rise of African American advertisers and the campaign of Chicago’s first black mayor, Harold Washington, in 1983. This empowerment was set in stark relief by the social unrest roiling in Chicago and across the nation: as Chicago’s homegrown record labels produced rising stars singing songs of progress and freedom, Chicago’s black middle class faced limited economic opportunities and deep-seated segregation, all against a backdrop of nationwide deindustrialization. Drawing on more than one hundred interviews and a music critic’s passion for the unmistakable Chicago soul sound, Cohen shows us how soul music became the voice of inspiration and change for a city in turmoil.

The Beatles

The Beatles
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: PediaPress
Total Pages: 1919
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Black Power Music

Black Power Music
Author: Reiland Rabaka
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2022-06-14
ISBN: 1000594319
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Black Power Music Book Excerpt:

Black Power Music! Protest Songs, Message Music, and the Black Power Movement critically explores the soundtracks of the Black Power Movement as forms of "movement music." That is to say, much of classic Motown, soul, and funk music often mirrored and served as mouthpieces for the views and values, as well as the aspirations and frustrations, of the Black Power Movement. Black Power Music! is also about the intense interconnections between Black popular culture and Black political culture, both before and after the Black Power Movement, and the ways in which the Black Power Movement in many senses symbolizes the culmination of centuries of African American politics creatively combined with, and ingeniously conveyed through, African American music. Consequently, the term "Black Power music" can be seen as a code word for African American protest songs and message music between 1965 and 1975. "Black Power music" is a new concept that captures and conveys the fact that the majority of the messages in Black popular music between 1965 and 1975 seem to have been missed by most people who were not actively involved in, or in some significant way associated with, the Black Power Movement.

My Life Everything but BUY THE BOOK

My Life  Everything but BUY THE BOOK
Author: Scott Ludwig
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 474
Release: 2013-08-19
ISBN: 1491701331
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Life Everything but BUY THE BOOK Book Excerpt:

To: Editor, Atlanta Journal-Constitution I believe your newspaper has been missing something for the last two decades. In fact it was the original reason I became a loyal subscriber in the fi rst place: the thriceweekly columns of my all-time favorite writer, the late, great Lewis Grizzard. Trust me when I say that as a loyal University of Florida graduate it’s diffi cult for me to admit there is actually something good that came out of the University of Georgia, and that something would be Lewis Grizzard. Born and raised in nearby Moreland (I reside in Peachtree City, Georgia), Grizzard had a major influence on my writing style. This is my sixth self-published book; one of them sold so well a publisher came a-calling tobuy the rights to it. Now I’d like to take my writing to the next level. That’s where you come in. Consider this book as both my job application and resume for a position on your editorial staff. Everything here on the back cover is my cover letter to you. I leave you with one simple question: When do I start?

Listen to Classic Rock Exploring a Musical Genre

Listen to Classic Rock  Exploring a Musical Genre
Author: Melissa Ursula Dawn Goldsmith
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 263
Release: 2019-11-30
ISBN: 1440865795
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Listen to Classic Rock Exploring a Musical Genre Book Excerpt:

Listen to Classic Rock! Exploring a Musical Genre provides an overview of this diverse and complex musical genre for scholars of classic rock and curious novices alike, with a focus on 50 must-hear musicians, songwriters, bands, and albums. • Explains classic rock composition and songwriting techniques as well as studio production values • Considers the vast array of classic rock styles as well the diversity of artists who recorded classic rock • Includes often overlooked contributors to classic rock such as Jim Croce, Marvin Gaye, Tina Turner, and The Ventures as well as overlooked subgenres such as soft rock • Covers rock and roll's precursors that helped give rise to classic rock as well as how classic rock has continued as a popular music genre from the late 1970s into the present • Offers historical context of the development of classic rock, discussing its lasting impact on popular culture and its legacy

Colorado Rocks

Colorado Rocks
Author: G. Brown
Publsiher: Pruett Publishing
Total Pages: 179
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780871089304
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Last Night a DJ Saved My Life

Last Night a DJ Saved My Life
Author: Bill Brewster,Frank Broughton
Publsiher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2014-05-13
ISBN: 0802194362
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Last Night a DJ Saved My Life Book Excerpt:

“A riveting look at record spinning from its beginnings to the present day . . . A grander and more fascinating story than one would think” (Time Out). This is the first comprehensive history of the disc jockey, a cult classic now updated with five new chapters and over a hundred pages of additional material. It’s the definitive account of DJ culture, from the first record played over airwaves to house, hip-hop, techno, and beyond. From the early development of recorded and transmitted sound, DJs have been shaping the way we listen to music and the record industry. This book tracks down the inside story on some of music’s most memorable moments. Focusing on the club DJ, the book gets first-hand accounts of the births of disco, hip-hop, house, and techno. Visiting legendary clubs like the Peppermint Lounge, Cheetah, the Loft, Sound Factory, and Ministry of Sound, and with interviews with legendary DJs, Last Night a DJ Saved My Life is a lively and entertaining account of musical history and some of the most legendary parties of the century. “Brewster and Broughton’s ardent history is one of barriers and sonic booms, spanning almost 100 years, including nods to pioneers Christopher Stone, Martin Block, Douglas ‘Jocko’ Henderson, Bob ‘Wolfman Jack’ Smith and Alan ‘Moondog’ Freed.” —Publishers Weekly

Using Technology to Unlock Musical Creativity

Using Technology to Unlock Musical Creativity
Author: Scott Watson
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2011-07-28
ISBN: 0199876622
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Using Technology to Unlock Musical Creativity Book Excerpt:

It has never been easier or more fun for students to compose, improvise, arrange, and produce music and music-related projects than with today's technology. Written in a practical, accessible manner, Using Technology to Unlock Musical Creativity offers both a framework for and practical tips on the technology tools best suited for encouraging students' authentic musical creativity. Author Scott Watson makes a compelling case for creativity-based music learning through eight teacher-tested principles that access, nurture, and develop students' potential for musical expression. Example after example illustrates each principle in a variety of music teaching and technology scenarios. Watson also includes practical ideas for technology-based creative music activities, locating lesson plans and other resources, and assessing creative work. The book provides detailed plans for dozens of attractive projects, each linked to MENC National Standards, and also offers suggestions for making adaptations according to grade level and technology proficiency. Additionally, it includes a valuable section of resources with tips for setting up a computer music workstation, a plain-language description of how digital audio works, and a music education technology glossary. Most of the activities described can be carried out by novice users with free or low-cost music applications. The book also features a comprehensive companion website with dozens of audio and video examples as well as many downloadable worksheets, rubrics, and activity files. Visit the companion website at www.oup.com/us/musicalcreativity.

Good Vibrations

Good Vibrations
Author: Mike Love
Publsiher: Faber & Faber
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2016-09-13
ISBN: 0571324703
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Good Vibrations Book Excerpt:

Mike Love is a founding member, lyricist and vocalist of The Beach Boys, considered to be the most popular American band in history, with 13 Gold Albums, 55 top-100 singles, and four #1 hits. Love has been the lead singer of the group one of its principal lyricists since its inception in 1961. In Good Vibrations, Mike Love tells the unique story of his legendary, chaotic, and ultimately triumphant five-decade tenure as the front man of The Beach Boys, from their Californian roots to international fame. Mike Love's credits include such pop classics as "Good Vibrations," "California Girls," "I Get Around," "Fun Fun Fun," and "Kokomo."

Catalog of Copyright Entries

Catalog of Copyright Entries
Author: Library of Congress. Copyright Office
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1976
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Copyright
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Top of the Charts

Top of the Charts
Author: Nelson George
Publsiher: New Century Pub
Total Pages: 470
Release: 1983
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Popular music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits 9th Edition

The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits  9th Edition
Author: Joel Whitburn
Publsiher: Billboard Books
Total Pages: 912
Release: 2012-07-18
ISBN: 0307985121
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits 9th Edition Book Excerpt:

The Essential Reference Guide to America’s Most Popular Songs and Artists Spanning More than Fifty Years of Music Beginning with Bill Haley & His Comets’ seminal “Rock Around the Clock” all the way up to Lady Gaga and her glammed-out “Poker face,” this updated and unparalleled resource contains the most complete chart information on every artist and song to hit Billboard’s Top 40 pop singles chart all the way back to 1955. Inside, you’ll find all of the biggest-selling, most-played hits for the past six decades. Each alphabetized artist entry includes biographical info, the date their single reached the Top 40, the song’s highest position, and the number of weeks on the charts, as well as the original record label and catalog number. Other sections—such as “Record Holders,” “Top Artists by Decade,” and “#1 Singles 1955-2009”—make The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits the handiest and most indispensable music reference for record collectors, trivia enthusiasts, industry professionals and pop music fans alike. Did you know? • Beyoncé’s 2003 hit “Crazy in Love” spent 24 weeks in the Top 40 and eight of them in the #1 spot. • Billy Idol has had a total of nine Top 40 hits over his career, the last being “Cradle of Love” in 1990. • Of Madonna’s twelve #1 hits, her 1994 single “Take a Bow” held the spot the longest, for seven weeks—one week longer than her 1984 smash “Like a Virgin.” • Marvin Gaye’s song “Sexual Healing” spent 15 weeks at #3 in 1982, while the same song was #1 on the R&B chart for 10 weeks. • Male vocal group Boyz II Men had three of the biggest chart hits of all time during the 1990s. • The Grateful Dead finally enjoyed a Top 10 single in 1987 after 20 years of touring. • Janet Jackson has scored an impressive 39 Top 40 hits—one more than her megastar brother Michael!

Pray Through Prayers to Defeat Attacks Against Destiny

Pray Through Prayers to Defeat Attacks Against Destiny
Author: Sidney Edi-Osagie
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2015-08-07
ISBN: 1504927990
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pray Through Prayers to Defeat Attacks Against Destiny Book Excerpt:

Pray-Through Prayers to Defeat Attacks Against Destiny is a combination of detailed and powerful prayers for most of lifes situations and attacks. The compilation of these prayers is based on the inspiration and leading of the Spirit of God, and these prayers have been proven and tested with positive results and life-changing testimonies. The Holy Spirit knows the immediate and future needs and challenges of man, so He is best suited to instruct and guide us in our approach to prayer (Romans 8:2628). The principle of prayer draws from the practice of communicating with God on the basis of His Word. Therefore, except it is grounded in scripture, there is no other foundation for the prayer communion to be fully potent and effective. As such, each subtitle in this book, after the initial definitions, is tied to scriptural references to further enlighten the reader on the biblical basis for the prayers in question.

Chronology of American Popular Music 1900 2000

Chronology of American Popular Music  1900 2000
Author: Frank Hoffmann
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 552
Release: 2016-05-23
ISBN: 1135868867
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chronology of American Popular Music 1900 2000 Book Excerpt:

The field of Popular Music Studies is growing, but still lacks some basic reference materials. The Chronology of American Popular Music, 1899-2000 fills this gap by offering a comprehensive overview of the field. It will be a must-own for libraries and individuals interested in this growing field of research.

Jazz Composition and Arranging in the Digital Age

Jazz Composition and Arranging in the Digital Age
Author: Richard Sussman,Michael Abene
Publsiher: OUP USA
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2012-02-23
ISBN: 0195381009
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jazz Composition and Arranging in the Digital Age Book Excerpt:

This is a comprehensive instructional text and reference guidebook on the art and craft of jazz composition and arranging for small and large ensembles. It is written from the perspective of doing the work using music notation software, and contains many practical and valuable tips to that end for the modern jazz composer/arranger.