Music in the Air: The Selected Writings of Ralph J. Gleason

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Yale University Press, 28 may. 2016 - 256 páginas
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The co-founder of Rolling Stone magazine, Ralph J. Gleason was among the most respected journalists, interviewers, and critics writing about popular music in the latter half of the twentieth century. As a longtime contributor to the San Francisco Chronicle, Down Beat, and Ramparts, his expertise and insights about music, musicians, and cultural trends were unparalleled, whether his subject was jazz, folk, pop, or rock and roll. He was the only music journalist included on President Richard Nixon’s infamous “Enemies List,” which Gleason himself considered “the highest honor a man’s country can bestow upon him.”

This sterling anthology, edited by Gleason’s son Toby, himself a forty-year veteran of the music business, spans Ralph J. Gleason’s four decades as popular music’s preeminent commentator. Drawing from a rich variety of sources, including Gleason’s books, essays, interviews, and LP record album liner notes, it is essential reading for writers, historians, scholars, and music lovers of every stripe.
 

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Music in the Air: The Selected Writings of Ralph J. Gleason

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This title contains nearly 60 articles by Gleason (1917–75), one of the most esteemed music critics of the 20th century who wrote a regular column for the San Francisco Chronicle, contributed to such ... Leer reseña completa

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Black ArtAmerican
Perspectives
Jimmy Witherspoon At the Monterey Jazz Festival
School Jazz Has Quality
Billie Holiday The Golden Years Vol II
The Greatness of Carmen McRae
Soul SauceA Hummers
The Rewards in Mingus Music
Dawn of True Sexual Hysteria
Another Candle Blown
Simon and Garfunkel Parsley Sage Rosemary and Thyme
San FranciscoThe American Liverpool
Jonathan Winters Another Day Another World
The Casualties of Mass Society
The Flower Children
Like a Rolling Stone

God Bless Louis Armstrong
Duke Ellington The Pianist
Another Giant Gone
Farewell to the Duke
LittleFolk Songs
Odetta the Incomparable
Who REALLY Is Bob Dylan?
Sound Is Without Color
We Need an Honest President
Its in the Grooves
Law Order the Business of Politics
Index
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