Traveling Soul: The Life of Curtis Mayfield by Todd Mayfield, Travis Atria

By Todd Mayfield, Travis Atria

Curtis Mayfield was once one of many seminal vocalists and such a lot proficient guitarists of his period. yet possibly extra vital is his function as a social critic, and the important impact his track had at the civil rights circulation. "People prepare" is the black anthem of the Nineteen Sixties, and on his soundtrack to the 1972 motion picture great Fly, instead of glorifying the blaxploitation imagery of the movie, Mayfield wrote and sang probably the most incisive audio pix of black the US on record.

In Traveling Soul, Todd Mayfield tells his famously deepest father’s tale in riveting element. Born into dire poverty, raised within the slums of Chicago, Curtis grew to become a musical prodigy, not just making a song like a dream but additionally transforming into right into a outstanding songwriter. within the Sixties he turned a pioneer, establishing his personal label and construction corporation and dealing with many different best artists, together with the Staple Singers. Curtis’s existence was once famously lower brief by means of an coincidence that left him paralyzed, yet in his declining healthiness he got the long-awaited popularity of the track industry.

Passionate, illuminating, shiny, and absorbing, Traveling Soul will potentially take its position one of the classics of song biography.

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Tonal Harmony With an Introduction to Twentieth-Century by Kostka, Stefan - Payne, Dorothy - Almen, Byron

By Kostka, Stefan - Payne, Dorothy - Almen, Byron

For over 20 years Tonal Harmony has been the best textual content for the two-year concept curriculum for tune majors. Used at approximately 800 colleges, Tonal Harmony has been regularly praised for its practicality and straightforwardness of use for scholar and teacher alike. the simple procedure is supported by way of well-chosen examples and considerate workouts, and the whole presentation is suitable with differing educating types and theoretical issues of view. furthermore, scholars can buy a CD of recorded examples to be used with the textbook, whereas audio examples for the workbook can be found for obtain as MP3 records. For teachers, an intensive Instructor's handbook is obtainable and rounds out this accomplished educating package deal.

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Opera and Society in Italy and France from Monteverdi to by Victoria Johnson, Jane F. Fulcher, Thomas Ertman

By Victoria Johnson, Jane F. Fulcher, Thomas Ertman

This edited quantity brings jointly educational experts writing at the multi-media operatic shape from more than a few disciplines: comparative literature, heritage, sociology, and philosophy. The presence within the volume's name of Pierre Bourdieu, the top cultural sociologist of the past due 20th century, signs the editors' goal to synthesise advances in social technological know-how with advances in musicological and different scholarship on opera. via a spotlight on opera in Italy and France, the participants to the quantity draw on their respective disciplines either to extend our wisdom of opera's heritage and to illustrate the categories of contributions that stand to be made via varied disciplines to the examine of opera. the amount is split into 3 sections, each one of that's preceded through a concise and informative creation explaining how the chapters in that part give a contribution to our figuring out of opera.

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Rockabilly: The Twang Heard 'Round the World: The by Michael Dregni

By Michael Dregni

It was once the twang heard ’round the realm: Rockabilly used to be born out of nation, bluegrass, jazz, and the blues within the Nineteen Fifties, changing into rock ‘n’ roll and ruling the area. Here’s the tale of Elvis Presley’s first sunlight documents that encouraged all. And here’s Carl Perkins, Gene Vincent, Eddie Cochran, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny money, Roy Orbison, and lots of extra rockabillies from the golden years of 1955—1959, in a e-book chock filled with photographs, collectible memorabilia, motion picture posters, infrequent documents, model, and insurgent way of life. the tale maintains this present day, with a rockabilly revival that begun with stars, akin to the Stray Cats and Robert Gordon, spreading worldwide from Europe to Japan. this day, rockabilly is best than ever, with bands like Rev. Horton warmth and others enjoying the song and residing the lifestyles from Memphis to Helsinki to Tokyo. There’s nonetheless strong rockin’ this night!

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The Berimbau: Soul of Brazilian Music by Eric A. Galm

By Eric A. Galm

The Brazilian berimbau, a musical bow, is most typically linked to the full of life martial art/dance/game of capoeira. This examine explores the berimbau's stature from the Fifties to the current in varied musical genres together with bossa nova, samba-reggae, MPB (Popular Brazilian Music), digital dance song, Brazilian paintings track, and extra. Berimbau song spans oral and recorded old traditions, connects Latin the US to Africa, juxtaposes the sacred and profane, and unites nationally built notions of Brazilian id throughout likely impenetrable obstacles. The Berimbau: Soul of Brazilian track is the 1st paintings that considers the berimbau past the context of capoeira, and explores the bow's emergence as a countrywide image. all through, this e-book engages and analyzes intersections of musical traditions within the Black Atlantic, North American renowned tune, and the increase of world jazz. This publication is an available advent to Brazilian tune for musicians, Latin American students, capoeira practitioners, and folks who're attracted to Brazil's song and tradition.

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Performing Rites: On the Value of Popular Music by Simon Frith

By Simon Frith

Who is higher? Billie vacation or P. J. Harvey? Blur or Oasis? Dylan or Keats? and the way many friendships have ridden at the solution? Such questions are not in simple terms the stuff of fanzines and idle speak; they tell our so much passionate arguments, distill our so much deeply held values, make that means of our ever-changing tradition. In appearing Rites, some of the most influential writers on well known tune asks what we speak about after we discuss song. what is strong, what is undesirable? what is excessive, what is low? Why do such differences topic? rather than brushing aside emotional reaction and private style as inaccessible to the educational critic, Simon Frith takes those varieties of engagement as his subject--and discloses their position on the very heart of the aesthetics that constitution our tradition and colour our lives. taking on 1000's of songs and writers, Frith insists on acts of review of well known track as track. Ranging via and past the 20th century, appearing Rites places the puppy store Boys and Puccini, rhythm and lyric, voice and know-how, right into a discussion in regards to the indisputable effect of renowned aesthetics on our lives. How we nod our heads or faucet our ft, grin or grimace or turn the dial; how we verify what is elegant and what is "for real"--these are a part of the way in which we build our social identities, and a vital reaction to the functionality of all tune. Frith argues that listening itself is a functionality, either social gesture and physically reaction. From how they're made to how they're acquired, renowned songs seem the following as not just meriting aesthetic judgments but additionally challenging them, and shaping our knowing of what all tune ability.

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