Here, There and Everywhere

My Life Recording the Music of the Beatles

Author: Geoff Emerick,Howard Massey

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781592402694

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 387

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An engineer who worked with the Beatles during the productions of "Revolver," "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," and other albums describes his innovative recording techniques, and shares his insights into the band's creative processes.
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The Cambridge Companion to the Beatles

Author: Kenneth Womack

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052186965X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 316

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From Please Please Me to Abbey Road - the fascinating story of the Fab Four's creation, works, and enduring musical legacy.
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The Encyclopedia of Popular Music

Author: Colin Larkin

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 0857125958

Category: Music

Page: 1600

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This text presents a comprehensive and up-to-date reference work on popular music, from the early 20th century to the present day.
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The Wrecking Crew

The Inside Story of Rock and Roll's Best-Kept Secret

Author: Kent Hartman

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429941375

Category: Music

Page: 304

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Winner of the Oregon Book Award for General Nonfiction and Los Angeles Times bestseller "It makes good music sound better."-Janet Maslin in The New York Times "A fascinating look into the West Coast recording studio scene of the '60s and the inside story of the music you heard on the radio. If you always assumed the musicians you listened to were the same people you saw onstage, you are in for a big surprise!"-Dusty Street, host of Classic Vinyl on Sirius XM Satellite Radio If you were a fan of popular music in the 1960s and early '70s, you were a fan of the Wrecking Crew-whether you knew it or not. On hit record after hit record by everyone from the Byrds, the Beach Boys, and the Monkees to the Grass Roots, the 5th Dimension, Sonny & Cher, and Simon & Garfunkel, this collection of West Coast studio musicians from diverse backgrounds established themselves in Los Angeles, California as the driving sound of pop music-sometimes over the objection of actual band members forced to make way for Wrecking Crew members. Industry insider Kent Hartman tells the dramatic, definitive story of the musicians who forged a reputation throughout the business as the secret weapons behind the top recording stars. Mining invaluable interviews, the author follows the careers of such session masters as drummer Hal Blaine and keyboardist Larry Knechtel, as well as trailblazing bassist Carol Kaye-the only female in the bunch-who went on to play in thousands of recording sessions in this rock history. Readers will discover the Wrecking Crew members who would forge careers in their own right, including Glen Campbell and Leon Russell, and learn of the relationship between the Crew and such legends as Phil Spector and Jimmy Webb. Hartman also takes us inside the studio for the legendary sessions that gave us Pet Sounds, Bridge Over Troubled Water, and the rock classic "Layla," which Wrecking Crew drummer Jim Gordon cowrote with Eric Clapton for Derek and the Dominos. And the author recounts priceless scenes such as Mike Nesmith of the Monkees facing off with studio head Don Kirshner, Grass Roots lead guitarist (and future star of The Office) Creed Bratton getting fired from the group, and Michel Rubini unseating Frank Sinatra's pianist for the session in which the iconic singer improvised the hit-making ending to "Strangers in the Night." The Wrecking Crew tells the collective, behind-the-scenes stories of the artists who dominated Top 40 radio during the most exciting time in American popular culture.
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Do You Believe in Rock and Roll?

Essays on Don McLean's "American Pie"

Author: Raymond I. Schuck,Ray Schuck

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786471050

Category: Music

Page: 221

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"These essays focus on the cultural and historical significance of Don McLean's song "American Pie." Addressed are such topics as historical and literary interpretation of the lyrics and musical qualities, dissection of commentary on rock and roll history, analysis of continuing significance of the song, and ways in which the song has been used by various writers/artists"--Provided by publisher.
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A Brief History of Rock, Off the Record

Author: Wayne Robins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135923450

Category: Music

Page: 328

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The birth of rock ‘n’ roll signaled the blossoming of a new teenage culture, dividing generations and introducing a new attitude of rebellion and independence. From Chuck Berry to the Beatles, from punk rock to hip hop, rock ‘n’ roll has continuously transformed alongside or in reaction to social, cultural, and political changes. A Brief History of Rock, Off the Record is a concise introduction to rock history and the impact it has had on American culture. It is an easy-to-read, vivid account written by one of rock’s leading critics. Pulling from personal interviews over the years, Wayne Robins interweaves the developments in rock music with his commentary on the political and social events and movements that defined their decades.
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Groove

A Phenomenology of Rhythmic Nuance

Author: Tiger C. Roholt

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1441101381

Category: Music

Page: 192

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Written by an experienced drummer and philosopher, Groove is a vivid and exciting study of one of music's most central and relatively unexplored aspects. Tiger C. Roholt explains why grooves, which are forged in music's rhythmic nuances, remain hidden to some listeners. He argues that grooves are not graspable through the intellect nor through mere listening; rather, grooves are disclosed through our bodily engagement with music. We grasp a groove bodily by moving with music's pulsations. By invoking the French philosopher Maurice Merleau-Ponty's notion of "motor intentionality," Roholt shows that the "feel" of a groove, and the understanding of it, are two sides of a coin: to "get" a groove just is to comprehend it bodily and to feel that embodied comprehension.
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Recording the Beatles

the studio equipment and techniques used to create their classic albums

Author: Kevin Ryan,Brian Kehew

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Music

Page: 537

View: 1972

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Never before has there been such an absolutely thorough and definitive look at how the Beatles albums were recorded. Years of research and extensive interviews with the groups former engineers and technicians shed new light on those classic sessions. With a detailed look at every piece of studio gear used, as well as full explanations of effects and recording processes, Recording The Beatles is a must-have for any Beatles fan or recording engineer.
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