Stereo Review

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Category: Music

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Hi Fi/stereo Review

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Let it Blurt

Author: Jim DeRogatis

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 0307487407

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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Let It Blurt is the raucous and righteous biography of Lester Bangs (1949-82)--the gonzo journalist, gutter poet, and romantic visionary of rock criticism. No writer on rock 'n' roll ever lived harder or wrote better--more passionately, more compellingly, more penetratingly. He lived the rock 'n' roll lifestyle, guzzling booze and Romilar like water, matching its energy in prose that erupted from the pages of Rolling Stone, Creem, and The Village Voice. Bangs agitated in the seventies for sounds that were harsher, louder, more electric, and more alive, in the course of which he charted and defined the aesthetics of heavy metal and punk. He was treated as a peer by such brash visionaries as Lou Reed, Patti Smith, Richard Hell, Captain Beefheart, The Clash, Debbie Harry, and other luminaries. Let It Blurt is a scrupulously researched account of Lester Bangs's fascinating (if often tawdry and unappetizing) life story, as well as a window on rock criticism and rock culture in their most turbulent and creative years. It includes a never-before-published piece by Bangs, the hilarious "How to Be a Rock Critic," in which he reveals the secrets of his dubious, freeloading trade.

My Road to Radio and The Vocal Scene

Author: George Jellinek

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 078648053X

Category: Music

Page: 251

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Born in Ujpest, Hungary, in 1919, George Jellinek began his musical career playing violin with gypsies in the family’s garden restaurant. He spent his adolescence doing much the same, honing his talent and enriching his own musical education with frequent trips to the Hungarian Royal Opera House. But when Hitler and Chamberlain signed the Munich Pact in 1938, Jellinek’s quiet life was shattered. How the exiled teenager survived World War II, worked his way up from a poor Hungarian immigrant in Cuba and became one of the most important and influential musical administrators in New York is an unconventional but truly American success story. This memoir documents the inspiring life of George Jellinek, beginning with his childhood in his beloved Hungary. The crisis of World War II soon invaded his life and, leaving behind his family and homeland, he fled west. Having been finally allowed to enter the United States, he was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1942, obligated to bear arms against the country of his birth. This ironic turn of events culminated in his firsthand role in the capture of Ferenc Szálasi, the leader of Hungary’s Hitlerite faction. The latter half of the book reveals how music helped Jellinek piece back together his broken life in America. After rising to the post of musical director for radio station WQXR, he went on to become the producer and host of The Vocal Scene. His 36 years with that program established it as a revered fixture of New York’s opera life. The epilogue documents the day on which Hungary’s president bestowed upon Jellinek the Knight's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Hungary.

Arlo Guthrie

Author: Hank Reineke

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810883325

Category: Music

Page: 348

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Arlo Guthrie, the son of America’s legendary dust bowl troubadour Woody Guthrie and Martha Graham dancer Marjorie Mazia Guthrie, was reared in the rarefied atmosphere of New York City’s remnant Old Left culture, a period that brought together art, political action, and folk music. Music was part of Guthrie’s life from the very beginning and his self-confessed earliest childhood memory was standing knee-high next to Lead Belly, the blues legend and “King of the twelve-string Guitar.” Arlo's earliest mentors were his father’s friends, and the youngster would learn his craft from the giants of American folk music: Pete Seeger, the Weavers, Cisco Houston, Josh White, Oscar Brand, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Brownie McGhee, and Sonny Terry. Arlo Guthrie: The Warner/Reprise Years revisits Guthrie’s fifteen-year ride as a recording artist for the prestigious record label. Hank Reineke guides readers through the colorful history of Guthrie’s most creative period, when the droll, shaggy-haired troubadour promised in song that a “new world" was surely coming. In his thoughtful consideration of Guthrie's career as a popular, if idiosyncratic, recording artist for the Reprise/Warner Bros. label, Reineke regales readers with stories behind the remarkable success of Guthrie’s talking blues-turned-movie Alice’s Restaurant and his celebrated appearance at the 1969 Woodstock festival. Guthrie’s time at Reprise/Warner Bros. from 1967 to 1982 saw twelve critically acclaimed solo albums, two staple singles of FM radio (“Coming Into Los Angeles” and “City of New Orleans”), and a pair of treasured folk-music recording collaborations with Pete Seeger. With a look at Guthrie’s life and times before and after this prolific period of his career, Arlo Guthrie: The Warner/Reprise Years is the first biography dedicated solely to this gifted artist. A goldmine of information on the Guthrie family's legacy to American music, the counterculture of the 1960s, and the record industry of the 1970s, this work also features a detailed bibliography as well as the first comprehensive discography of Guthrie’s recordings through the present day. Arlo Guthrie: The Warner/Reprise Years will appeal to popular music historians, folk-rock fans, and readers interested in the American counterculture of the 1960s and 1970s.

Unforgettable Characters in the Lives of Ordinary People

Author: Steve Feinstein

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 1637643055

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 306

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Unforgettable Characters in the Lives of Ordinary People: A collection of stories about remarkable individuals and their lasting impact By: Steve Feinstein Here is a collection of funny, poignant, real-life stories about the people in our lives that we’ll never forget. They are our best childhood friends, that amazing boss at your first ‘real’ job, and the father-in-law who mistakenly turned off your stove when you had a houseful of guests. All of it is true and you’ll recognize yourself and your ‘characters’ as you read it! Steve’s stories grabbed me right away and transported me into his world. With his attention to detail, descriptive words and enthusiasm, I was immersed immediately. Each story is a true respite in and of itself, with some great laughs along the way. - Jill R. Dorson, Editor of Steve Feinstein has created a tapestry of entertainment interwoven among multiple aspects of life. If you are a fan of sports, music, history or just fascinating events and people, you will be thoroughly entertained by reading “Unforgettable Characters in the Lives of Ordinary People.” - J.D. Keene, critically acclaimed WW2 historical fiction author

Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936), an Annotated Bibliography

Author: Lee G. Barrow

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810851405

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 260

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Ottorino Respighi (1879-1936): An Annotated Bibliography provides documentation and annotation of all of this great composer's articles, books, theses, and dissertations with references to Respighi and his music published during the last century throughout the world. Lee G. Barrow provides a comprehensive general index as well as both a discography and an index of Respighi's compositions.

Regulating the Future

Author: W. A. Kelly Huff

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313314681

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 233

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This comprehensive study examines the case of AM stereo and subsequent technologies to demonstrate the FCC's evolution from stern to reluctant regulator. It also discusses emerging technologies, such as digital audio broadcasting, and their impact on the evolution of broadcast regulation. In the 1980s the FCC deregulated TV and radio, electing to set only technical operating parameters and allowing legal operation of any system that meets those minimal standards. Huff argues that this approach is likely to influence regulatory approaches to other new developments in broadcast technologies.

Encyclopedia of Recorded Sound

Author: Frank Hoffmann

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135949492

Category: Music

Page: 1302

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First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Lili Kraus

Author: Steven Henry Roberson

Publisher: TCU Press

ISBN: 9780875652160

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 314

View: 3655

Her long and distinguished performing career included appearances with the world's major orchestras and over a hundred recordings.".