352 pages. 1st printing / edition. Hardcover. Illustrated with color images. Preface by Ani Difranco. Fine in Near Fine dustjacket. Bright, tight and clean. No names, markings or tears; price intact. ISBN: 0312200595. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: A companion to the major Smithsonian Institution series for public television and radio, River of Song explores the breadth and depth of American music at the close of the twentieth century--through narrative, photography, and the words of the musicians themselves.
Over the course of five years, recording and interviewing more than five hundred musicians in the communities where they live and perform, John Junkerman, Elijah Wald, and the River of Song team surveyed the length of the Mississippi River and found along its muddy banks an America where music is not merely a carefully packaged commodity but an exhilaratingly diverse and thriving part of the culture. Near the icy headwaters in Minnesota, Ojibwe drummers perform at a powwow, and the power trio Babes in Toyland serve up their brand of riot-grrrl punk. In Iowa, songwriter John Hartford navigates the river. In Moline, Illinois, a Mexican band blends traditional rhythms with Latino rap; in Memphis, Rufus Thomas, Ann Peebles, and the Memphis Horns carry on the Southern fusion; in New Orleans, Henry Butler radiates the 88s, while the Soul Rebels carry the brass band swinging into the twenty-first century. There is folk music here, and basement-band rock; newly transplanted Laotian melodies and the music of last century's French settlers; zydeco and Cajun music, country, gospel, blues, and soul. River of Song captures, often in the artists' own words, what the music means to them: its place as a part of tradition, but also as a living, glorious fact in their world.
Complemented by a gallery of vibrant images, this extraordinary journey brings us the many voices that flow together even now to make the joyful noise of the best American music--the streams that join to make one great river of song.
About the Author: Elijah Wald is a Boston-based journalist and musician who served as a writer and consultant on The Mississippi: River of Song. John Junkerman, who also lives in Boston, directed the series. They and the rest of the project crew traveled over twelve thousand miles in preparing the book and series, visiting seventy locations in all ten states that line the Mississippi River.
Titel: RIVER OF SONG: A Musical Journey Down the ...
Verlag: St. Martins Press / Smithsonian, 1999.
Buchbeschreibung New York, 1999. Blues-Experte Elijah Wald mit einer Würdigung der lebendigen Musikszene entlang des Mississippi. Als Begleitbuch zur gleichnamigen Fernsehserie auf dem US-Sender PBS gedacht kann das Buch aber auch unabhängig von dieser interessante Einblicke in die Szene schaffen. Das Fernseh/Buch-Team führte mehr als 500 Interviews, mit Ojibwe-Drummern beim Pow-Wow in Minnesota, dem Songwriter John Hartford in Iowa, in Memphis mit Rufus Thomas, Brass Bands, Rriot Grrls u.v.a. ### ca. 170 Abbildungen, ca. 80 Farbabbildungen, 352 Seiten, , Altpreis: 39,95. Artikel-Nr. 978-0-312-20059-6