The B Side

The Death of Tin Pan Alley and the Rebirth of the Great American Song

Author: Ben Yagoda

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698172515

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 5985

From an acclaimed cultural critic, a narrative and social history of the Great American Songwriting era. Everybody knows and loves the American Songbook. But it’s a bit less widely understood that in about 1950, this stream of great songs more or less dried up. All of a sudden, what came over the radio wasn’t Gershwin, Porter, and Berlin, but “Come on-a My House” and “How Much Is That Doggie in the Window?” Elvis and rock and roll arrived a few years later, and at that point the game was truly up. What happened, and why? In The B Side, acclaimed cultural historian Ben Yagoda answers those questions in a fascinating piece of detective work. Drawing on previously untapped archival sources and on scores of interviews—the voices include Randy Newman, Jimmy Webb, Linda Ronstadt, and Herb Alpert—the book illuminates broad musical trends through a series of intertwined stories. Among them are the battle between ASCAP and Broadcast Music, Inc.; the revolution in jazz after World War II; the impact of radio and then television; and the bitter, decades-long feud between Mitch Miller and Frank Sinatra. The B Side is about taste, and the particular economics and culture of songwriting, and the potential of popular art for greatness and beauty. It’s destined to become a classic of American musical history.

Just an Illusion -

The B Side

Author: D. Kelly

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781544790763

Category:

Page: 290

View: 2685

Synopsis: Three life-altering months ... That's how long it's been since Amelia Greyson joined the Just an Illusion Tour with Bastards and Dangerous. She's made new friends, embraced her past, and even found love. Back on the road ... Following a tragic situation, Amelia is determined to hit the road, put her life in order, and finish the book she was hired to write. Mel's not the only one affected by what happened; the men of BAD are all trying to move forward, not wanting the past to ruin the remainder of their farewell tour. Brother vs Brother ... Tensions are high on the Weston brothers' bus. As each brother settles into their role in Amelia's life, secrets threaten to rip their relationship to shreds. Can Noah and Sawyer find a way to save the brotherly bond they share? Or will the woman of their dreams end up tearing them apart for good? The B Side is the second book in The Illusion Series

B-Sides, Undercurrents and Overtones: Peripheries to Popular in Music, 1960 to the Present

Author: George Plasketes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317171136

Category: Music

Page: 222

View: 4374

There are undercurrents and peripheral taste preferences that are a defining part of our individual and collective cultural experience. Music is no exception. George Plasketes adapts the iconic "A-side/B-side" dichotomy from the 45 r.p.m. for use as a unique conceptual, critical, historical, and cultural framework for exploring and threading together a variety of popular music and media texts. The profiles and perspectives focus on the peripheries; on texts which might be considered "B-sides"”overlooked, underappreciated, and unsung cases, creators, patterns and productions that have unassumingly, but significantly, marked popular culture, music and media during the past 40 years. The underappreciated yet enduring contributions of a variety of creative individuals in music, television and film are a centerpiece of this volume: actress Doris Day's son, Terry Melcher, a 1960s music producer whose imprint is on the surf, country blues, garage pop and most importantly the folk rock genre; Hans Fenger's kid chorus cover project, a musical variation of "outsider art" that became representative of the tribute wave that began in the 1990s and continues today; versatile guitarist virtuoso Ry Cooder's extensive film soundtrack work; World Music "missionary efforts" of American artists beyond Paul Simon's Graceland, including Neil Diamond's precursor with Tap Root Manuscript in the 1970s and the exotic adventures of Henry Kaiser and David Lindley in Madagascar and Norway”to name just a few examples. These B-sides represent undercurrents, but they resonate as overtones in the mainstream of music and culture, many as historical hinges. Collectively, these B-sides are an A-side antidote of outskirt observations, individual snapshots of artists, artifacts and rituals, genres and generations, producers and musical productions in television, film and video. They constitute an important connect-the-dots cultural chronicle with a multi-layered context”social, legal, historic, economic, technological, generational, aesthetic”for interpreting the interrelations between creators and institutions, the music market place, the production of culture and important connections between the peripheral and the popular.

The Illusion Series: Side A, the B Side, Ep

Author: D. Kelly

Publisher: Dee Kelly

ISBN: 9781732639423

Category: Fiction

Page: 810

View: 2192

Bastards and Dangerous has hired Amelia Greyson to write their story while they complete their farewell tour. Things get dicey when twins Noah and Sawyer Weston, front men for BAD, both fall for the author of The O Factor. As Amelia gets to know each brother, tempers flare and sparks fly, but can she make the right choice? Suddenly, life as they know it comes to a halt when tragedy strikes the group, leaving them scrambling to find their new normal. With so much history between Amelia and the two brothers, picking up the pieces and starting anew is difficult. Will she be able to complete their story? Or will she remain lost in the pain, convincing herself all her hopes and dreams were just an illusion? This book includes Just an Illusion-Side A, Just and Illusion-The B Side, and Just an Illusion EP.

Green Building, Environment, Energy and Civil Engineering

Proceedings of the 2016 International Conference on Green Building, Materials and Civil Engineering (GBMCE 2016), April 26-27 2016, Hong Kong, P.R. China

Author: Jimmy Kao,Wen-Pei Sung

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 149878058X

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 424

View: 5920

This proceedings volume contains select Green Building, Materials and Civil Engineering related papers from the 2016 International Conference on Green Building, Materials and Civil Engineering (GBMCE2016) which was held in Hong Kong, P.R. China, April 17-18, 2016. This volume of proceedings aims to provide a platform for researchers, engineers, academics as well as industrial professionals from all over the world to present their research results and development activities in the fields of Energy, Environment and Civil Engineering.

Eight Days A Week

The Beatles' Tour of New Zealand 1964

Author: Graham Hutchins

Publisher: Exisle Publishing

ISBN: 0908988559

Category: Music

Page: 144

View: 3901

For a memorable week in June 1964, the Beatles toured New Zealand, giving concerts in the four main centres and changing life as we knew it for ever. For teenagers of the time, it was the most exciting week of their lives. Teachers were ignored and parents defied as thousands of young people devised ingenious ways of seeing their idols. For this book Graham Hutchins has interviewed dozens of people who were directly affected by the visit, from fans who attended the concerts and people who accompanied the Beatles on tour, to contemporary musicians and John Lennon’s Kiwi relations. The visit of the Fab Four is remembered through the reminiscences of these eyewitnesses, and through a mass of photographs and memorabilia that illustrate the text. The author also assesses the long-term impact the Beatles made on New Zealand music and on society at large. Full of memories and nostalgia, this is the ideal souvenir of one of the most remarkable weeks in New Zealand’s history.

Kriegslicht

Roman

Author: Michael Ondaatje

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446261338

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 888

Nach Kriegsende wird der vierzehnjährige Nathaniel mit seiner Schwester Rachel von den Eltern in London zurückgelassen. Der geheimnisvolle „Falter", der sie in Obhut genommen hat, und dessen exzentrische Freunde kümmern sich fürsorglich um sie. Wer aber sind diese Menschen wirklich? Und was hat es zu bedeuten, dass die Mutter nach langem Schweigen aus dem Nichts wieder zurückkehrt? „Meine Sünden sind vielfältig", wiederholt sie, mehr gibt sie nicht preis. Als er erwachsen ist, beginnt Nathaniel die geheime Vergangenheit seiner Mutter als Spionin im Kalten Krieg aufzuspüren. Fünfundzwanzig Jahre nach dem „Englischen Patienten" hat Michael Ondaatje ein neues Meisterwerk geschrieben.

Vinyl: A History of the Analogue Record

Author: Dr Richard Osborne

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472434331

Category: Music

Page: 224

View: 8194

This book traces the evolution of the recording format from its roots in the first sound recording experiments, to its survival in the world of digital technologies. Each chapter explores a different element: the groove, the disc shape, the label, vinyl itself, the album, the single, the b-side and the 12" single, the sleeve. By anatomising the object in this manner, the author brings a fresh perspective to each of his themes.

The B-52 Stratofortress

Author: Meg Greene

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9780823938728

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 7755

Discusses history of the B-52 Stratofortress warplane and its use in the military campaigns in Afghanistan after the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Digital Telephony and Network Integration

Author: Bernhard E. Keiser

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401571775

Category: Science

Page: 451

View: 5155

What is "digital telephony"? To the authors, the term digital telephony de notes the technology used to provide a completely digital point-to-point voice communication system from end to end. This implies the use of digital technol ogy from one end instrument through the transmission facilities and switching centers to another end instrument. Digital telephony has become possible only because of the recent and ongoing surge of semiconductor developments allowing microminiaturization and high reliability along with reduced costs. This book deals with both the future and the present. Thus, the first chapter is entitled, "A Network in Transition." As baselines, Chapters 2, 3, and 10 provide the reader with the present status of telephone technology in terms of voice digitization as well as switching principles. The book is an outgrowth of the authors' continuing engineering education course, "Digital Telephony," which they have taught since January, 1980, to attendees from business, industry, government, common carriers, and tele phony equipment manufacturers. These attendees come from a wide variety of educational backgrounds. but generally have the equivalent of at least a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering. The book has been written to provide both the engineering student and the practicing engineer a working knowledge of the principles of present and future voice communication systems based upon the use of the public switched network. Problems or discussion questions have been included at the ends of the chapters to facilitate the book's use as a senior level or first year graduate level course text.

Nowhere City

Roman

Author: Alison Lurie,Otto Bayer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783257225785

Category:

Page: 412

View: 4055


DJing For Dummies

Author: John Steventon

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118937260

Category: Music

Page: 432

View: 4338

DJ like a pro—without skipping a beat The bestselling guide to spinning and scratching is back! If you've ever spent hours in your bedroom with two turntables and an earful of tracks that sound off-beat or out of key, DJing For Dummies is the go-to guide for taking your skills to the next level. Inside, John Steventon, a successful club DJ, walks you through the basics of mixing, the techniques and tricks you need to create your own DJ style and how to make DJing work for you. Covering both digital and old-school vinyl-based instruction, this guide covers all the latest DJ technology, equipment and software so you can get mixing and stay one step ahead of the crowd. Brimming with expert advice and easy-to-follow explanations, the information in DJing For Dummies gives you everything you need to build a foolproof set and play to a live crowd. Nail down the basics and build on existing skills Sort through the latest equipment and technology Have a go at crossfading, beatmatching and scratching Mix tracks seamlessly to sound like a pro If you're new to the game or looking to step up your skills and graduate to club work, DJing For Dummies has you covered.

Chicago Top 40 Charts 1960-1969

Author: Ron Smith

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595196144

Category: Music

Page: 264

View: 3931

Music charts have been around as long as recorded music and radio programs from Your Hit Parade to American Top 40 have capitalized on the idea of counting down the day's top hits. Chicago Top 40 Charts 1960-1969 documents those songs that dominated the Midwestern airwaves during that decade- considered by many to be top 40's "golden age." Many of the songs listed did not appear at all on the national charts. Others, including local acts, fared much better in Chicago than in the rest of the country. Chicago Top 40 Charts 1960-1969 contains an alphabetical listing by title and by artist of every tune listed on the WLS Silver Dollar Surveys during those years. It also lists the top 40 songs of each year and for the entire decade, as well as a supplemental listing of songs on the station's Rhythm-and-Blues chart of 1964. For those who grew up listening to radio in the Windy City as well as for record collectors from anywhere, Chicago Top 40 Charts 1960-1969 will be a valued addition to any music reference library.

Ray Davies

A Complicated Life

Author: Johnny Rogan

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1847923313

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 768

View: 6407

NOW UPDATED WITH A NEW EPILOGUE In the summer of 1964, aged twenty, Ray Davies led the Kinks to fame with their number one hit ‘You Really Got Me’. Within months, they were established among the pop elite, swamped by fans and fast becoming renowned for the rioting at their gigs. But Ray’s journey from working-class Muswell Hill to the Rock ’n’ Roll Hall of Fame was tumultuous in the extreme, featuring breakdowns, bitter lawsuits, spectacular punch-ups and a ban from entering the USA. His relationship with his brother Dave is surely the most ferocious and abusive in music history. Based on countless interviews conducted over several decades, this richly detailed and revelatory biography presents the most frank and intimate portrait yet of Ray Davies.

The Healthy Edit

Creative Techniques for Perfecting Your Movie

Author: John Rosenberg

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136040730

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 220

View: 2555

Every film or show that we watch, no matter how great the final cut, has its problems during production. Whether it's a bad performance from an actor, a hole in the story or script, continuity or pacing issues, or something being placed in a shot that shouldn't be, there's no shortage of problems encountered once postproduction has begun. Fixing these problems then becomes the job of the editor. This book provides those editors with creative editing solutions they can employ to overcome these problems and is the key to nursing a sick project back to health in the editing room. Though the book takes an application-agnostic approach, specific solutions are presented for today's most commonly used non-linear editing applications. Solutions more relevant to certain genres are discussed in-depth, as are solutions that editors can employ through the use of simple VFX techniques. Case studies and interviews with Hollywood editors provide readers with real-world problems encountered, and solutions used to overcome them. The companion website provides Quicktime videos and Flash animations visually demonstrating problems and how they were dealt with.

Groove Music

The Art and Culture of the Hip-Hop DJ

Author: Mark Katz

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199913013

Category: Music

Page: 352

View: 5829

It's all about the scratch in Groove Music, award-winning music historian Mark Katz's groundbreaking book about the figure that defined hip-hop: the DJ. Today hip-hop is a global phenomenon, and the sight and sound of DJs mixing and scratching is familiar in every corner of the world. But hip-hop was born in the streets of New York in the 1970s when a handful of teenagers started experimenting with spinning vinyl records on turntables in new ways. Although rapping has become the face of hip-hop, for nearly 40 years the DJ has proven the backbone of the culture. In Groove Music, Katz (an amateur DJ himself) delves into the fascinating world of the DJ, tracing the art of the turntable from its humble beginnings in the Bronx in the 1970s to its meteoric rise to global phenomenon today. Based on extensive interviews with practicing DJs, historical research, and his own personal experience, Katz presents a history of hip-hop from the point of view of the people who invented the genre. Here, DJs step up to discuss a wide range of topics, including the transformation of the turntable from a playback device to an instrument in its own right, the highly charged competitive DJ battles, the game-changing introduction of digital technology, and the complex politics of race and gender in the DJ scene. Exhaustively researched and written with all the verve and energy of hip-hop itself, Groove Music will delight experienced and aspiring DJs, hip-hop fans, and all students or scholars of popular music and culture.

Contemporary Brain Research in China

Selected Recent Papers on Electrophysiological Topics

Author: John S. Barlow

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1468490907

Category: Science

Page: 112

View: 5368

The great majority of papers on brain research that have been published in Mainland China in recent years have appeared in the Chinese language (only a small fraction of the work has appeared in English in the journal Scientia Sinica), and hence they have remained inacces sible to other workers, since there have been no translation programs of publications in this field in Chinese of the types that have existed, for example, for Russian-language materials. Accordingly, most investigators are not aware of the work of their Chinese colleagues in this field. Yet the field has been an active if small one in China, and has covered a variety of topics that include electrophysiology, neurochemistry, neuropharmacology, neuropsychology, and in strumentation. Standard techniques and instruments, a number of Chinese manufacture, have been employed. Moreover, Chinese workers have been quite familiar with the publications of other investigators, as is readily apparent from the bibliographies of the papers (see Index).

Stand and Deliver

My Autobiography

Author: Adam Ant

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0330464574

Category: Music

Page: N.A

View: 4123

One of the most successful pop stars of the 80s, his face adorning posters on teenager's walls from Acton to Akron, Adam Ant was a phenomenon. Now in this frank and revealing autobiography, he tells the full story of his amazing life from his dysfunctional childhood to his key role in the punk movement and creation of a unique musical style that brought him a string of hits (both singles and albums). At one point he was so famous other stars sought his company and advice - even Michael Jackson called in the dead of night to ask about music and clothes. His many girlfriends included Jamie Lee Curtis and Heather Graham and for a time he lived in LA, acting in fifteen films. Adam also writes honestly about his life-long battle with manic depression. His first episodes were triggered by the stress of living with a violent, alcoholic father, and he tried to commit suicide when he was at art school. A gruelling episode with a stalker in LA precipitated a mental breakdown, and a stalker in London led to his well-publicised arrest and hospitalization in 2001. At times funny and at other times tragic, this is gripping account of the turbulent life and times of one of music's most fascinating figures. 'A whirlwind story of sex, drugs, rock 'n' roll, suicide attempts and deranged stalkers' Time Out 'With plenty of lessons to be learned about fame's downside, [this] is an intriguing tale, well and honestly told' Q Magazine

Photosynthesis :

mechanisms and effects : proceedings of the XIth International Congress on Photosynthesis, Budapest, Hungary, August 17-22, 1998

Author: G. Garab

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780792355434

Category: Science

Page: 4396

View: 8592