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Summary: The big bang: At the height of the Roaring Twenties, music scouts armed with cutting-edge recording technology set out across America to capture the unsung voices of everyday folk. Blood and soil: America's poor--cotton field slaves, mine workers, sharecroppers--find freedom through music, creating gospel, protest songs, and Delta blues. Out of the many, the one: Exotic cultures spanning...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV AME

White, Adam.

Summary: "Motown: The Sound of Young America is the definitive, visual history of the Detroit-based independent record company which became a style unto itself, a prolific and hugely successful production line of suave, sassy and sophisticated music through the sixties, seventies and eighties. Featuring extensive, specially commissioned photography of treasures gathered from the archives, this landmark...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Thames & Hudson Ltd. 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 781.6 WHI

Pinkney, Andrea Davis

Summary: "A narrative history of the Motown music label covering the historical context, personalities, and ongoing legacy of the "sound of young America.""--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Roaring Brook Press 2015

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 781.5 PIN

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 781.5 PIN

Ramone, Phil.

Summary: A successful producer presents an insider's tour of the recording business, tracing his early days working with commercials and jazz before working with such artists as Frank Sinatra and Paul Simon.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hyperion 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 781.5 RAM

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Summary: Beyond the Notes is a revelatory journey behind the scenes of one of the most important labels in the history of jazz and by extension, that of American Music. Blue Note has been home to groundbreaking legends as well as present-day luminaries. Founded in New York in 1939 by German Jewish refugees, the history of the label goes beyond the landmark recordings, encompassing the pursuit of musical...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Summary: The illustrated oral history of the greatest hip-hop hit-making machine in history.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rizzoli 2011

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 782.42 DEF

Crawford, Robyn

Summary: Whitney Houston is as big a superstar as the music business has ever known. She exploded on the scene in 1985 with her debut album and spent the next two decades dominating the charts and capturing the hearts of fans around the world. One person was there by her side through it all -- her best friend, Robyn Crawford. Since Whitney's death in 2012, Robyn has stayed out of the limelight and held...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton 2019

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CRAWFORD, ROBYN CRA
1 available in Browsing Hot Titles, Call number: HOT TITLE

Summary: Aspiring filmmakers Chris Stamp and Kit Lambert set out to find a subject for their underground movie, one that will reflect the way it feels to be young and dissatisfied in postwar London. This unlikely partnership of two men from vastly different backgrounds was inspired by the burgeoning youth culture of the early 1960s. Lambert and Stamp searched for months and finally found in a band...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC LAM

Posner, Gerald.

Summary: A history of the legendary music label offers profiles of the artists, many from Detroit's inner-city projects, who achieved fame, detailing their rise to success, the inability of many to handle stardom, and their conflicts.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2002

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 781.644 POS

Cogan, Jim.

Summary: All great music has a birthplace. This book tells the stories of the legendary studios where musical genius and a magical space came together to capture some of the most exciting jazz, pop, funk, soul, and country records ever made. From the celebrated Southern studios of Sun and Stax, to the John Coltrane/Miles Davis sessions in producer Rudy Van Gelder's living room, to Frank Sinatra's...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chronicle Books 2003

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 781.6414 COG