Wax Poetics 50

Wax Poetics 50
Author: Alan Leeds,Gwen Leeds,Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 98
Release: 2016-05-26
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 0979811066

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The special-edition reprint of Wax Poetics Magazine Issue 50--our bestselling issue ever--featuring Prince on the cover, with features on Prince and the Revolution; Morris Day and the Time; the Time's guitarist Jesse Johnson; Grand Central: the roots of Prince and Andre Cymone; Prince's jazz side project Madhouse; the Prince side project the Family; early Prince recordings, 94 East; and Questlove's commentary "33 Reasons Why Prince Is Hip-Hop." Also featuring Larry Graham, Blood Orange, Toro y Moi, DJ Quik, and Frank Ocean. This special-edition reprint contains no advertisements.

Wax Poetics 50

Wax Poetics 50
Author: Alan Leeds,Gwen Leeds,Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 98
Release: 2016-10-21
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 0979811090

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The special-edition reprint of Wax Poetics Magazine Issue 50--our bestselling issue ever--featuring Prince on the cover, with features on Prince and the Revolution; Morris Day and the Time; the Time's guitarist Jesse Johnson; Grand Central: the roots of Prince and Andre Cymone; Prince's jazz side project Madhouse; the Prince side project the Family; early Prince recordings, 94 East; and Questlove's commentary "33 Reasons Why Prince Is Hip-Hop." Also featuring Larry Graham, Blood Orange, Toro y Moi, DJ Quik, and Frank Ocean. This special-edition reprint contains no advertisements.

Prince and the Parade and Sign O The Times Era Studio Sessions

Prince and the Parade and Sign O  The Times Era Studio Sessions
Author: Duane Tudahl
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 620
Release: 2021-06-07
Genre: Music
ISBN: 9781538144527

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From Prince's superstardom to studio seclusion, this second book in the Prince Studio Sessions series chronicles the years immediately following the Purple Rain era. Interview accounts of over 260 recording sessions and two tours reveal the indistinguishable majesty of Prince's artistry.

Wax Poetics Issue 17 Paperback Reissue

Wax Poetics Issue 17  Paperback Reissue
Author: Various Writers
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 138
Release: 2019-05-10
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 0999212761

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Some fans say that Jay Dee was the greatest hip-hop producer ever. Wax Poetics speaks in-depth with Jay's peers and delves deep into his magical, musical life. With our first split-cover, we also honor hip-hop production masters, Public Enemy's Bomb Squad. Hank Shocklee & Co. take us back to the days of noise and controversy--hip-hop style.

Prince and the Purple Rain Era Studio Sessions

Prince and the Purple Rain Era Studio Sessions
Author: Duane Tudahl
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2018-11-15
Genre: Music
ISBN: 9781538116432

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Featuring insights on even more groundbreaking recording sessions, rehearsals, and sound checks, the expanded edition of Duane Tudahl's award-winning book pulls back the paisley curtain to reveal the untold story of Prince’s rise from cult favorite to the biggest rock star on the planet. His journey is meticulously documented through detailed accounts of his time secluded behind the doors of the recording studio as well as his days on tour. With unprecedented access to the musicians, singers, and studio engineers who knew Prince best, including members of the Revolution and the Time, Duane Tudahl weaves an intimate saga of an eccentric genius and the people and events who helped shape the groundbreaking music he created. From Sunset Sound Studios’ daily recording logs and the Warner Bros. vault of information, Tudahl uncovers hidden truths about the origins of songs such as “Purple Rain,” “When Doves Cry,” and “Raspberry Beret” and also reveals never-before-published details about Prince’s unreleased outtakes. This definitive chronicle of Prince’s creative brilliance during 1983 and 1984 provides a new experience of the Purple Rain album as an integral part of Prince’s life and the lives of those closest to him.

Rhapsody in Black

Rhapsody in Black
Author: John Kruth
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 246
Release: 2013-05-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781480354937

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RHAPSODY IN BLACK: THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF ROY ORBISON

Groove Music

Groove Music
Author: Mark Katz
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 333
Release: 2012-07-05
Genre: Music
ISBN: 9780195331127

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Based on extensive research and interviews, presents a history of hip-hop that covers such topics as the evolution of the turntable, the world of DJ battles, the influence of digital technology, and the politics of race and gender.

The James Brown Reader

The James Brown Reader
Author: Nelson George,Alan Leeds
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2008-04-29
Genre: Music
ISBN: 9781440637346

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Nelson George and Alan Leeds have assembled the first comprehensive collection of writings about the late, great Godfather of Soul, creating a fascinating mosaic of the man and the musician. Known as the hardest-working man in show business, James Brown embodied rhythm and blues, funk and soul, and sensuality. His musical innovations in such indelible grooves as “Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine,” “I Got You (I Feel Good),” and “Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag,” transformed American music. To appreciate Brown’s immeasurable influence, to chronicle his professional and personal triumphs and struggles, and to capture his essence, writers from four decades weigh in on the legendary Soul Brother Number One. What emerges is a tribute to a trailblazer—one that no dedicated fan or music history buff will want to be without.

Check the Technique

Check the Technique
Author: Brian Coleman
Publsiher: Villard
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2009-03-12
Genre: Music
ISBN: 9780307494429

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A Tribe Called Quest • Beastie Boys • De La Soul • Eric B. & Rakim • The Fugees • KRS-One • Pete Rock & CL Smooth • Public Enemy • The Roots • Run-DMC • Wu-Tang Clan • and twenty-five more hip-hop immortals It’s a sad fact: hip-hop album liners have always been reduced to a list of producer and sample credits, a publicity photo or two, and some hastily composed shout-outs. That’s a damn shame, because few outside the game know about the true creative forces behind influential masterpieces like PE’s It Takes a Nation of Millions. . ., De La’s 3 Feet High and Rising, and Wu-Tang’s Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers). A longtime scribe for the hip-hop nation, Brian Coleman fills this void, and delivers a thrilling, knockout oral history of the albums that define this dynamic and iconoclastic art form. The format: One chapter, one artist, one album, blow-by-blow and track-by-track, delivered straight from the original sources. Performers, producers, DJs, and b-boys–including Big Daddy Kane, Muggs and B-Real, Biz Markie, RZA, Ice-T, and Wyclef–step to the mic to talk about the influences, environment, equipment, samples, beats, beefs, and surprises that went into making each classic record. Studio craft and street smarts, sonic inspiration and skate ramps, triumph, tragedy, and take-out food–all played their part in creating these essential albums of the hip-hop canon. Insightful, raucous, and addictive, Check the Technique transports you back to hip-hop’s golden age with the greatest artists of the ’80s and ’90s. This is the book that belongs on the stacks next to your wax. “Brian Coleman’s writing is a lot like the albums he covers: direct, uproarious, and more than six-fifths genius.” –Jeff Chang, author of Can’t Stop Won’t Stop “All producers and hip-hop fans must read this book. It really shows how these albums were made and touches the music fiend in everyone.” –DJ Evil Dee of Black Moon and Da Beatminerz “A rarity in mainstream publishing: a truly essential rap history.” –Ronin Ro, author of Have Gun Will Travel

Wax Trash and Vinyl Treasures Record Collecting as a Social Practice

Wax Trash and Vinyl Treasures  Record Collecting as a Social Practice
Author: Roy Shuker
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 234
Release: 2017-07-05
Genre: Music
ISBN: 9781351537186

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The term 'record collecting' is shorthand for a variety of related practices. Foremost is the collection of sound recordings in various formats - although often with a marked preference for vinyl - by individuals, and it is this dimension of record collecting that is the focus of this book. Record collecting, and the public stereotypes associated with it, is frequently linked primarily with rock and pop music. Roy Shuker focuses on these broad styles, but also includes other genres and their collectors, notably jazz, blues, exotica and 'ethnic' music. Accordingly, the study examines the history of record collecting; profiles collectors and the collecting process; considers categories - especially music genres - and types of record collecting and outlines and discusses the infrastructure within which collecting operates. Shuker situates this discussion within the broader literature on collecting, along with issues of cultural consumption, social identity and 'the construction of self' in contemporary society. Record collecting is both fascinating in its own right, and provides insights into broader issues of nostalgia, consumption and material culture.

Capturing Sound

Capturing Sound
Author: Mark Katz
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2010-10-07
Genre: Music
ISBN: 9780520261051

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"Roth Family Foundation music in America imprint"--Prelim. p.

Book of Rhymes

Book of Rhymes
Author: Adam Bradley
Publsiher: Civitas Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2017-06-27
Genre: Music
ISBN: 9780465094417

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If asked to list the greatest innovators of modern American poetry, few of us would think to include Jay-Z or Eminem in their number. And yet hip hop is the source of some of the most exciting developments in verse today. The media uproar in response to its controversial lyrical content has obscured hip hop's revolution of poetic craft and experience: Only in rap music can the beat of a song render poetic meter audible, allowing an MC's wordplay to move a club-full of eager listeners.Examining rap history's most memorable lyricists and their inimitable techniques, literary scholar Adam Bradley argues that we must understand rap as poetry or miss the vanguard of poetry today. Book of Rhymes explores America's least understood poets, unpacking their surprisingly complex craft, and according rap poetry the respect it deserves.

We Are Music

We Are Music
Author: Brandon Stosuy
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2018-08-21
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9781534409422

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From the author of Music Is... Brandon Stosuy comes a second pitch-perfect board book that’s a kid-friendly music history lesson—perfect for the little record collectors in your life. From music writer and The Creative Independent/Kickstarter Editor in Chief, Brandon Stosuy, comes a new board book called We Are Music that dives into the history of music. It starts with clapping, tapping, and drums, and from there the music moves in many different directions. From classical to blues to jazz to country to rock to punk to rap to hip hop, there is one important thread that weaves through every song that has ever been created: us.

There Was a Time

There Was a Time
Author: Alan Leeds
Publsiher: Post Hill Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2020-02-25
Genre: Music
ISBN: 1642933848

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“Alan Leeds was a protegé of James Brown and a true historian of the world that nurtured the great entertainer. Alan was a witness to the vibrant black music scene of the ’60s and ’70s—whose book is both a memoir and a document of a lost world of sound.”—Nelson George, an American author, columnist, music and culture critic, journalist, and filmmaker A behind-the-scenes look at the Chitlin’ Circuit during American’s most vital period of soul music—from the eyes and ears of a young, Jewish kid from Queens who joined the team of the hardest working man in show business and learned the art of the music business at the hand of the performer who mastered it. In the mid-’60s, Alan Leeds was a young DJ looking for his way into the music business. An interview with James Brown to promote a local show in Virginia led to an opportunity to promote one of Brown’s concerts, which then led to Brown hiring him to help run his tours. Soon Leeds was wearing many hats and traveling around the country as Brown battled a complicated web of local promoters and managers, all too willing to try to rip him off. In this riveting book—part memoir, part history—Leeds weaves a wholly new and remarkable portrait of Brown as an idiosyncratic iconoclast, determined artist, and forceful businessman. It is a rare look into a world little known to white America immediately following the Civil Rights Movement. Leeds discovers that Brown is a fascinatingly complex man and their experiences, both business and personal, range from emotional to humorous. All the while, they navigate the complicated world of popular Black music in America, told by someone who actually lived it. “Over the course of his long life in music as a tour manager, archivist, writer, and fan, Alan Leeds had a ringside seat for some of the greatest moments in soul and funk history—from James Brown in the sixties to Prince in the eighties to D’Angelo in the first years of the 21st century. His eye for detail and his abiding love for the music shine through in this affectionate, inspirational memoir. Alan is one of my all-time heroes!” –Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson

The Anthology of Rap

The Anthology of Rap
Author: Adam Bradley,Andrew DuBois
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2010-11-02
Genre: Music
ISBN: 9780300163063

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From the school yards of the South Bronx to the tops of the "Billboard" charts, rap has emerged as one of the most influential cultural forces of our time. This pioneering anthology brings together more than 300 lyrics written over 30 years, from the "old school" to the present day.