Wax Poetics 50

Wax Poetics 50
Author: Alan Leeds,Gwen Leeds,Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson
Release: 2016-05-26
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 98
ISBN: 0979811066
Language: en
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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
Release: 2016-10-21
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 98
ISBN: 0979811090
Language: en
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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
Release: 2021-06-07
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Pages: 724
ISBN: 9781538144527
Language: en
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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 18 P Funk

Wax Poetics Issue 18  P Funk
Author: Various Authors,Wax Poetics
Release: 2020-04-20
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 138
ISBN: 1734851104
Language: en
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Reprint of the Aug/Sept 2006 Issue 18 edition of Wax Poetics magazine, covering Parliament-Funkadelic.

Wax Poetics Issue 17 Paperback Reissue

Wax Poetics Issue 17  Paperback Reissue
Author: Various Writers
Release: 2019-05-10
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 138
ISBN: 0999212761
Language: en
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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
Release: 2018-11-15
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Pages: 592
ISBN: 9781538116432
Language: en
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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.

Groove Music

Groove Music
Author: Mark Katz
Release: 2012-07-05
Editor: Oxford University Press
Pages: 333
ISBN: 9780195331127
Language: en
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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.

Rhapsody in Black

Rhapsody in Black
Author: John Kruth
Release: 2013-05-01
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
Pages: 246
ISBN: 9781480354937
Language: en
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RHAPSODY IN BLACK: THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF ROY ORBISON

Cover Story

Cover Story
Author: Wax Poetics
Release: 2009-04
Editor: Power House Books
Pages: 288
ISBN: 1576875091
Language: en
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The second book by the esteemed journal Wax Poetics is a vivid exploration of an element of music culture that has withered with the advent of MP3s and digital downloading. Records possess a visual as well as an aural capacity for storytelling. The record cover - eye candy for the music lover - speaks a language rooted in the environment and era of the music itself.

The James Brown Reader

The James Brown Reader
Author: Nelson George,Alan Leeds
Release: 2008-04-29
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781440637346
Language: en
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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.

Book of Rhymes

Book of Rhymes
Author: Adam Bradley
Release: 2017-06-27
Editor: Civitas Books
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780465094417
Language: en
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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.

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
Release: 2017-07-05
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 234
ISBN: 9781351537186
Language: en
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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
Release: 2010-10-07
Editor: Univ of California Press
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780520261051
Language: en
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"Roth Family Foundation music in America imprint"--Prelim. p.

There Was a Time

There Was a Time
Author: Alan Leeds
Release: 2020-02-25
Editor: Post Hill Press
Pages: 272
ISBN: 1642933848
Language: en
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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
Release: 2010-11-02
Editor: Yale University Press
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780300163063
Language: en
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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.

Dust Grooves

Dust   Grooves
Author: Eilon Paz
Release: 2015-09-15
Editor: Ten Speed Press
Pages: 428
ISBN: 9781607748700
Language: en
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A photographic look into the world of vinyl record collectors—including Questlove—in the most intimate of environments—their record rooms. Compelling photographic essays from photographer Eilon Paz are paired with in-depth and insightful interviews to illustrate what motivates these collectors to keep digging for more records. The reader gets an up close and personal look at a variety of well-known vinyl champions, including Gilles Peterson and King Britt, as well as a glimpse into the collections of known and unknown DJs, producers, record dealers, and everyday enthusiasts. Driven by his love for vinyl records, Paz takes us on a five-year journey unearthing the very soul of the vinyl community.

The Concise Guide to Hip Hop Music

The Concise Guide to Hip Hop Music
Author: Paul Edwards
Release: 2015-02-10
Editor: St. Martin's Griffin
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781250034823
Language: en
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In 1973, the music scene was forever changed by the emergence of hip-hop. Masterfully blending the rhythmic grooves of funk and soul with layered beats and chanted rhymes, artists such as DJ Kool Herc and Grandmaster Flash paved the way for an entire new genre and generation of musicians. In this comprehensive, accessible guide, Paul Edwards breaks down the difference between old school and new school, recaps the biggest influencers of the genre, and sets straight the myths and misconceptions of the artists and their music. Fans old and new alike will all learn something new about the history and development of hip-hop, from its inception up through the current day, in The Concise Guide to Hip-Hop Music.

We Are Music

We Are Music
Author: Brandon Stosuy
Release: 2018-08-21
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781534409422
Language: en
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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.

Keyboard Presents the Evolution of Electronic Dance Music

Keyboard Presents the Evolution of Electronic Dance Music
Author: Peter Kirn
Release: 2011-11-01
Editor: Backbeat Books
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781617134463
Language: en
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(Keyboard Presents). From its roots in 1970s New York disco and '80s Detroit techno to today's international, mainstream explosion of such genres as house, trance & dubstep, electronic dance music has reshaped the popular musical landscape. This book digs deep through the archives of Keyboard magazine to unearth the insider history of the art and technology of the EDM movement, written as it happened. We hear from the artists who defined the genre (Jean Michel Jarre, Depeche Mode, Deadmau5, BT, Kraftwerk and more). Revisit the most significant synths, beatboxes, and musical tools that made the music possible, through the eyes of those who first played them. Learn the history, then the expert techniques behind the music, so you can apply the same craft to your own music and mixes.

Blues Funk Rhythm and Blues Soul Hip Hop and Rap

Blues  Funk  Rhythm and Blues  Soul  Hip Hop  and Rap
Author: Eddie S. Meadows
Release: 2010-06-10
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9781136992568
Language: en
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Despite the influence of African American music and study as a worldwide phenomenon, no comprehensive and fully annotated reference tool currently exists that covers the wide range of genres. This much needed bibliography fills an important gap in this research area and will prove an indispensable resource for librarians and scholars studying African American music and culture.