The Muscle Shoals Legacy of FAME

Author: Blake Ells
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1625852959
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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FAME Publishing first opened in 1959 and produced hits for great musicians like Etta James, Clarence Carter and Aretha Franklin. Not long after, the city of Muscle Shoals became known as the "Hit Recording Capital of the World." FAME was the foundation that produced Muscle Shoals Sound Studio, the Nutthouse and Sundrop Sound at Single Lock Records--studios that gave a voice to artists like Drive-By Truckers, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit and John Paul White. A new generation, including the Pollies and Doc Dailey & the Magnolia Devil, today carries the tradition of great music. Through extensive research, and enriched with interviews from those who lived it, local author Blake Ells chronicles the epic story that started with FAME.

Bars Blues and Booze

Author: Emily D. Edwards
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 1496806409
Format: PDF
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Bars, Blues, and Booze collects lively bar tales from the intersection of black and white musical cultures in the South. Many of these stories do not seem dignified, decent, or filled with uplifting euphoria, but they are real narratives of people who worked hard with their hands during the week to celebrate the weekend with music and mind-altering substances. These are stories of musicians who may not be famous celebrities but are men and women deeply occupied with their craft—professional musicians stuck with a day job. The collection also includes stories from fans and bar owners, people vital to shaping a local music scene. The stories explore the “crossroads,” that intoxicated intersection of spirituality, race, and music that forms a rich, southern vernacular. In personal narratives, musicians and partygoers relate tales of narrow escape (almost getting busted by the law while transporting moonshine), of desperate poverty (rat-infested kitchens and repossessed cars), of magic (hiring a root doctor to make a charm), and loss (death or incarceration). Here are stories of defiant miscegenation, of forgetting race and going out to eat together after a jam, and then not being served. Assorted boasts of improbable hijinks give the “blue collar” musician a wild, gritty glamour and emphasize the riotous freedom of their fans, who sometimes risk the strong arm of southern liquor laws in order to chase the good times.

Muscle Shoals

Author: Laura Flynn Tapia
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738552651
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Long known as "the Shoals," Muscle Shoals saw its formal birth as an incorporated city in 1923. It really sprang to life in 1933, when the Tennessee Valley Authority took shape on the Tennessee River and became the nation's largest public power company. The construction crew for the Wilson Dam and power plant was one of the region's first racially integrated workforces. Some truly influential figures of the 20th century came to Muscle Shoals to witness firsthand what was unfolding in this tiny corner of the world. Thomas Edison and Henry Ford found themselves drawn to Wilson Dam and the nitrate plants in the early 1920s, as did the French existentialist Jean-Paul Sartre. At one time, Muscle Shoals was regarded as the hit recording capital of the world. FAME studio musicians referred to as the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section gained notoriety as a result of the studio's success and are part of the legacy of the Muscle Shoals sound.

DIE SONNE DER MOND DIE ROLLING STONES

Author: Rich Cohen
Publisher: btb Verlag
ISBN: 3641163927
Format: PDF, ePub
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Ist Rock die Erlösung? Gibt es einen Weg, in Würde alt zu werden? Als junger Journalist erhält Rich Cohen in den Neunzigern einen Auftrag, der alles verändert. Er bekommt die einmalige Chance, die Rolling Stones auf ihren US-Touren zu begleiten. Unterwegs mit der Band, verfällt er rasch ihrer einzigartigen Faszination. Wird Teil des Epos »Rolling Stones«. Und schneller, als er sich umschauen kann, zum Insider, eingeweiht in die typischen Witze, die Kameradschaft, die bisweilen bissigen Umgangsformen, das harte Leben der größten Rockband aller Zeiten. Doch neben all den Drogen und Affären, den Auseinandersetzungen und zahllosen Wiedervereinigungen ist es die Musik, die bleibt. Dieses Buch ist der rigorose Blick eines Mannes, der ganz nah dran war und noch immer ist an der legendären Band, die Generationen prägte. Und zugleich eine bahnbrechende Kulturgeschichte. Ein Buch, so gut, so frech, so elegant – so anders, dass es sich liest wie ein Roman.

The Sun the Moon the Rolling Stones

Author: Rich Cohen
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1472218019
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Rich Cohen enters the Stones epic as a young journalist on the road with the band and quickly falls under their sway - privy to the jokes, the camaraderie, the bitchiness, the hard living. Inspired by a lifelong appreciation of the music that borders on obsession, Cohen's chronicle of the band is informed by the rigorous views of a kid who grew up on the music and for whom the Stones will always be the greatest rock 'n' roll band of all time. This is a non-fiction book that reads like a novel filled with the greatest musicians, agents and artists of the most indelible age in pop culture. It's a book only Rich, with his unique access, experience and love of the band could write.

Quilt

Author: Frye Gaillard
Publisher: NewSouth Books
ISBN: 1603063900
Format: PDF, Kindle
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With a combination of song lyrics and reflective essays, Alabama author Frye Gaillard and recording artist Kathryn Scheldt pay tribute to the literary legacy of Alabama songwriters. Included here are reflections on the works of Hank Williams, Emmylou Harris, and W. C. Handy, among many others. Scheldt and Gaillard share Emmylou's view that the Americana music coming out of Alabama has been "the literature of the people." In addition to writing about this tradition, these two authors are part of it. In these pages and on an accompanying CD are songs co-written by Scheldt and Gaillard.

Popular Music in America The Beat Goes On

Author: Michael Campbell
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1133712606
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Michael Campbell's best-selling POPULAR MUSIC IN AMERICA, now in its fourth edition, remains the industry standard in breadth of coverage, readability, and musical focus. The text provides a rich account of the evolution of popular music from the mid-19th century to the present. Discussions highlight connections, contrasts, and patterns of influence among artists, styles, and eras. Coverage of listening skills allows students to place music of their choice in context. The Fourth Edition expands the coverage of country, Latin, world, and late 20th century music to give instructors more options to teach the course as they choose to. A major reorganization replaces long chapters with units broken into small chapters to make the material easier for students to read and master. Units are clearly defined by style and timeframe, and chapters feature narrowly focused objectives. This edition features a vibrant, richly illustrated, magazine-like design, plus numerous online resources. Almost all listening examples are available on iTunes via dedicated playlists; instructors who adopt the text will also receives copies of the heritage 3-CD set from the 3rd edition for personal, library, and class use. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Town INC

Author: Andrew Davis
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 0996688900
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A Rallying Cry! “Town INC is less of a book than it is a rallying cry! You'll never look at any town or city the same way again.” Ann Handley, author of Wall Street Journal bestseller, Everybody Writes A groundbreaking book based on a simple, rarely used, concept. Town Inc. a must-read for any entrepreneur who wants to claim their fame and every city leader hoping to turn their place into the next best thing. Joe Pulizzi, Founder, Content Marketing Institute and Author, Content Inc.: How Entrepreneurs Use Content to Build Massive Audiences and Create Remarkable Businesses Empower Your Business, Your Town, and Your Fellow Citizen to Prosper as Never Before Town Inc. unpacks the deceivingly simple link between building a booming business and growing a prosperous town. The secret, it turns out, is to market your town just as passionately as you market your own business. In cities across America, business leaders are telling uniquely compelling stories to lure other businesses and a willing workforce to relocate to their towns. Their towns flourish and their businesses prosper. Typical of the many success stories from which you’ll learn are: • Warsaw, Indiana: The Orthopedic Capital of the World ®. • Muscle Shoals, Alabama: The Hit Record Capital of the World • Batavia, New York: The Greek Yogurt Capital of the World • Hamilton, Missouri: The Quick Quilting Capital of the World • Elkhart, Indiana: The RV Capital of the World • Detroit Michigan’s rebirth as: The Luxury Goods Manufacturing Capital of the America Your town can become just as famous and just as prosperous. Learn and use Town Inc.’s proven formula to create a compelling story that will fuel your town’s and your business’ long-lasting prosperity. The key is to stake a unique claim that will be easy for local visionaries, business owners, and citizens to embrace and to market across the country and around the world. Let’s stake your claim.

Sh Boom

Author: Clay Cole
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
ISBN: 1600377688
Format: PDF, Docs
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A rip-snorting rock ‘n’ roll memoir from the legendary disc jockey who’s been called “the missing link to the Sixties.” There was a small sliver of time between Bebop and Hip-Hop, when a new generation of teenagers created rock ‘n’ roll. Clay Cole was one of those teenagers, as the host of his own Saturday night pop music television show. Sh-Boom! is the pop culture chronicle of that exciting time, 1953 to 1968, when teenagers created their own music, from swing bands and pop to rhythm and blues, cover records, a cappella, rockabilly, folk-rock, and girl groups; from the British Invasion to the creation of the American Boy Band. He was the first to introduce Chubby Checker performing “The Twist”; the first to present the Rolling Stones, Tony Orlando, Dionne Warwick, Neil Diamond, Bobby Vinton, the Rascals, the Ronettes, the Four Seasons, Dion, and dozens more; the first to introduce music video clips, discotheque, go-go girls and young unknown standup comedians Richard Pryor, George Carlin, and Fannie Flagg to a teenage television audience. But after fifteen years of fame, Clay walked away from his highly popular Saturday night show at the age of thirty—and remained out of the spotlight for over forty years. Well, he’s missing no longer; he’s back with a remarkable story to tell. Brimming with the gossip, scandal and heartbreak of the upstart billion-dollar music biz, Sh-Boom! is a breezy, behind-the-scenes look at “live” television, mom-and-pop record companies, and a boozy, Mafia-run Manhattan during the early days of rock ‘n’ roll.