Writing Dylan: The Songs of a Lonesome Traveler, 2nd Edition

Author: Larry David Smith

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440861595

Category: Music

Page: 585

View: 3458


This study of Dylan's mission-driven music reveals a functional approach to art that not only sustained his 60-year career but forever changed an art form. • Offers an unprecedented presentation of Dylan's lyrics, unavailable elsewhere • Comprehensively studies Dylan's work in relation to the mission with which it is associated • Thoroughly analyzes all types of Dylan's art, including songs, movies, and poetry • Provides a unique narrative taxonomy of Dylan's songwriting • Presents Dylan's creative method as art by assembly

Dylan's Autobiography of a Vocation

A Reading of the Lyrics 1965-1967

Author: Louis A. Renza

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1501328530

Category: Music

Page: 224

View: 1974


Many critics have interpreted Bob Dylan's lyrics, especially those composed during the middle to late 1960s, in the contexts of their relation to American folk, blues, and rock'n'roll precedents; their discographical details and concert performances; their social, political and cultural relevance; and/or their status for discussion as “poems.” Dylan's Autobiography of a Vocation instead focuses on how all of Dylan's 1965-1967 songs manifest traces of his ongoing, internal “autobiography” in which he continually declares and questions his relation to a self-determined existential summons.

Writing Dylan

The Songs of a Lonesome Traveler

Author: Larry David Smith

Publisher: Praeger Publishers

ISBN: 9780275982454

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 488

View: 6232


Writing Dylan tackles each period of in subject's five-decade career, offering an inventive and unprecedented investigation of Dylan's artistic imperative, cultural significance, and song craft."--BOOK JACKET.

Brit Girls of the Sixties: Kathy Kirby + Dusty Springfield + Cilla Black + Helen Shapiro + Marianne Faithfull + Sandie Shaw + Lulu

Author: David Bret

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1291788050

Category: Performing Arts

Page: N.A

View: 9936


For the first time in a massive, single 133,000-word volume! KATHY KIRBY: Britain’s answer to Marilyn Monroe, for whom there was no such thing as a bad take. DUSTY SPRINGFIELD: The enigmatic, much-missed creator of the unique style known as “blue-eyed soul”. CILLA BLACK: The only important female singer to emerge from the “Mersey Sound”, whose speciality was powerhouse ballads with which she was unrivalled. HELEN SHAPIRO: The teenage sensation whose commercial career ended as the other Brit Girls were coming into their own. MARIANNE FAITHFULL: The most enigmatic of the Brit Girls, no less popular today than back then, one of the world’s most prestigious entertainers. SANDIE SHAW: The “Barefoot Princess” and one of the decade’s most alluring images. LULU: The wee Scottish lassie with the voice which could demolish a skyscraper—the only Brit Girl to top the US chart. Best-selling biographer David Bret tells their story with affection, honesty and compassion.