Features information on all the pop singles and artists who have hit the Billboard charts since 1955.
Author: Joel Whitburn
Publisher: Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits
Focusing on new reference sources published since 2008 and reference titles that have retained their relevance, this new edition brings O’Gorman’s complete and authoritative guide to the best reference sources for small and medium-sized academic and public libraries fully up to date. About 40 percent of the content is new to this edition. Containing sources selected and annotated by a team of public and academic librarians, the works included have been chosen for value and expertise in specific subject areas. Equally useful for both library patrons and staff, this resource Covers more than a dozen key subject areas, including General Reference; Philosophy, Religion, and Ethics; Psychology and Psychiatry; Social Sciences and Sociology; Business and Careers; Political Science and Law; Education; Words and Languages; Science and Technology; History; and Performing Arts Encompasses database products, CD-ROMs, websites, and other electronic resources in addition to print materials Includes thorough annotations for each source, with information on author/editor, publisher, cost, format, Dewey and LC classification numbers, and more Library patrons will find this an invaluable resource for current everyday topics. Librarians will appreciate it as both a reference and collection development tool, knowing it’s backed by ALA’s long tradition of excellence in reference selection.
Author: Jack O'Gorman
Publisher: American Library Association
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
In this revised second edition, Roberts updates the history of Latin American influences on the American music scene over the last 20 years. 50 halftones.
The Impact of Latin American Music on the United States
Author: John Storm Roberts
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
(Book). A colorful pictorial look at the top 1,000 hits of the past 50 years! Each and every hit of the rock era is shown in this beautiful book, in full color with complete Billboard chart data. Each entry includes the original 45 RPM picture sleeve, cassette single box, CD single insert, sheet music, and/or full-page Billboard ad along with: overall Top 1,000 rank, peak position, weeks at peak position, and the year it charted. The book also includes: an Artist Section listing all Top 1,000 titles by the artist's name; an A-to-Z Title Section listing all Top 1000 titles in alphabetical order; a Yearly Section listing the Top 40 hits, year by year from 1955-2005. Over 100 pages of color images pictorially represent every top hit of the rock era. An intriguing, one-of-a-kind book!
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Features information on all the pop singles and artists who have hit the Billboard charts since 1955.
Author: Joel Whitburn
Publisher: New York : Billboard Books
Features lists that cover a broad range of subjects including bizarre births, weird jobs, crazy diets, strange phobias, historical oddities, religious scandals, ridiculous criminal acts, and weird superstitions.
Fascinating Facts and Shocking Trivia on Movies, Music, Crime, Celebrities, History and More
Author: Jamie Frater
Publisher: Ulysses Press
Celebrating Leonard Bernstein's centenary with an intimate and detailed look at the public and private life of the Maestro written by his former assistant. Foreword by Broadway legend Harold Prince. "An affectionate portrait of an eminent musician who was driven by demons." —Kirkus Reviews "Harmon’s personable and warm account of what it was like to work for one of the twentieth century’s musical giants casts new light on Bernstein and his world." —Booklist "This multifaceted perspective gives readers plenty of salacious gossip paired with insight into Leonard Bernstein’s remarkable artistic achievements later in life." —Library Journal On the Road is a colorfully written, unforgettably entertaining and unputdownable book, and is available just in time for LB’s 100th birthday. Unreservedly recommended. —Fanfare Magazine Leonard Bernstein reeked of cheap cologne and obviously hadn't showered, shaved, or slept in a while. Was he drunk to boot? He greeted his new assistant with "What are you drinking?" Yes, he was drunk. Charlie Harmon was hired to manage the day-to-day parts of Bernstein's life. There was one additional responsibility: make sure Bernstein met the deadline for an opera commission. But things kept getting in the way: the centenary of Igor Stravinsky, intestinal parasites picked up in Mexico, teaching all summer in Los Angeles, a baker's dozen of young men, plus depression, exhaustion, insomnia, and cut-throat games of anagrams. Did the opera get written? For four years, Charlie saw Bernstein every day, as his social director, gatekeeper, valet, music copyist, and itinerant orchestra librarian. He packed (and unpacked) Bernstein's umpteen pieces of luggage, got the Maestro to his concerts, kept him occupied changing planes in Zurich, Anchorage, Tokyo, or Madrid, and learned how to make small talk with mayors, ambassadors, a chancellor, a queen, and a Hollywood legend or two. How could anyone absorb all those people and places? Because there was music: late-night piano duets, or the Maestro's command to accompany an audition, or, by the way, the greatest orchestras in the world. Charlie did it, and this is what it was like, told for the first time.
My Years with the Exasperating Genius
Author: Charlie Harmon
Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The story of "Revolution" by the Beatles, from its origin as a protest song of the 1960s, to it becoming the musical backdrop for one of the most famous, influential, and controversial adverts of all time. In 1987, Nike released their new sixty-second commercial for Air shoes--and changed the face of the advertising industry. Set to the song "Revolution" by the Beatles, the commercial was the first and only advert ever to feature an original recording of the FaUb Four. It sparked a chain of events that would transform the art of branding, the sanctity of pop music, the perception of advertisers in popular culture, and John Lennon's place in the leftist imagination. Advertising Revolution traces the song "Revolution" from its origins in the social turmoil of the Sixties, through its controversial use in the Nike ad, to its status today as a right-wing anthem and part of Donald Trump's campaign set list. Along the way, the book unfolds the story of how we came to think of Nike as the big bad wolf of soulless corporations, and how the Beatles got their name as the quintessential musicians of independent integrity. To what degree are each of these reputations deserved? How ruthlessly cynical was the process behind the Nike ad? And how wholesomely uncommercial was John Lennon's writing of the song? Throughout the book, Alan Bradshaw and Linda Scott complicate our notions of commercialism and fandom, making the case for a reading of advertisements that takes into account the many overlapping intentions behind what we see onscreen. Challenging the narratives of the evil-genius ad conglomerate and the pure-intentioned artist, they argue that we can only begin to read adverts productively when we strip away the industry's mysticism and approach advertisers and artists alike as real, flawed, differentiated human beings.
The Story of a Song, from Beatles Hit to Nike Slogan
Author: Alan Bradshaw,Linda Scott
Profiles recording artists from 1955 to the present who have had only one top 40 hit, with each entry listing the song title, writer, chart information, and the circumstances of the song's release and success
Author: Wayne Jancik
Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications
The study of musical composition has been marked by a didactic, technique-based approach, focusing on the understanding of musical language and grammar -harmony, counterpoint, orchestration and arrangement - or on generic and stylistic categories. In the field of the psychology of music, the study of musical composition, even in the twenty-first century, remains a poor cousin to the literature which relates to musical perception, music performance, musical preferences, musical memory and so on. Our understanding of the compositional process has, in the main, been informed by anecdotal after-the-event accounts or post hoc analyses of composition. The Act of Musical Composition: Studies in the Creative Process presents the first coherent exploration around this unique aspect of human creative activity. The central threads, or key themes - compositional process, creative thinking and problem-solving - are integrated by the combination of theoretical understandings of creativity with innovative empirical work.
Studies in the Creative Process
Author: Dave Collins
After years of frustration at the stifling atmosphere of political correctness surrounding discussions of Africa, long time World Bank official Robert Calderisi speaks out. He boldly reveals how most of Africa's misfortunes are self-imposed, and why the world must now deal differently with the continent. Here we learn that Africa has steadily lost markets by its own mismanagement, that even capitalist countries are anti-business, that African family values and fatalism are more destructive than tribalism, and that African leaders prey intentionally on Western guilt. Calderisi exposes the shortcomings of foreign aid and debt relief, and proposes his own radical solutions. Drawing on thirty years of first hand experience, The Trouble with Africa highlights issues which have been ignored by Africa's leaders but have worried ordinary Africans, diplomats, academics, business leaders, aid workers, volunteers, and missionaries for a long time. It ripples with stories which only someone who has talked directly to African farmers--and heads of state--could recount. Calderisi's aim is to move beyond the hand-wringing and finger-pointing which dominates most discussions of Africa. Instead, he suggests concrete steps which Africans and the world can take to liberate talent and enterprise on the continent.
Why Foreign Aid Isn't Working
Author: Robert Calderisi
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Category: Political Science
John Steinbeck famously christened Route 66 America’s “Mother Road” in The Grapes of Wrath, and that chapter about Tom Joad’s exodus is just one of the classic pieces collected in this ultimate anthology. Here’s history, roadside attractions, pop culture, ghost stories—even recipes from famous greasy spoons. And it’s all illustrated with the largest collection of vintage art, postcards, travel decals, collectibles, and other memorabilia ever amassed. This is a truly a worthy tribute to the Main Street of America.
The Ultimate Road Trip Back Through Time Along America's Main Street
Publisher: Voyageur Press
In London, in the fall of 1965, a group of four musicians dissatisfied with the constrictions they had encountered in the British jazz scene, came together with a highly thought-out agenda to revolutionise the way music was created, rejecting rules firmly in place then (and still today) among even the most forward-looking of musicians: no repertoire, no fear of silence, 100% improvised. Keith Rowe was one of the founding members. Over 12 years in the making and via exhaustive research and interviews Brian Olewnick has traced Rowe's life from childhood to the present.
The Room Extended
Author: Brian Olewnick
Publisher: powerHouse Books
Alfred's Top Hits series has overwhelmingly been accepted by students and teachers. This series combines just the right combination of hits from Broadway, Hollywood, television and recordings! As you might expect from Alfred, this series offers a rare combination of great music arranged with care and creativity. Your beginning and intermediate students can savor the excitement of playing pop music and reap the benefits from making practicing more fun and rewarding.
Author: Morton Manus,E. L. Lancaster
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
In this critical study, Lynn Wells presents detailed readings of novels by five prominent British authors - John Fowles, Angela Carter, Graham Swift, A.S. Byatt and Salman Rushdie - with an emphasis on how the texts' self-referential aspects illuminate the acts of reading and writing fiction in contemporary Britain and, by extension, around the world.
Self-referential Narrative in Contemporary British Fiction
Author: Lynn Wells
Category: Literary Criticism