The Fairfield Four blicken auf eine fast 100-jährige Geschichte und bleiben ihrem Stil treu: Musik, tief verwurzelt in den frühen Afro-Amerikanischen Kirchen.nnThe Fairfield Four blicken auf eine fast 100-jährige Geschichte und bleiben ihrem Stil treu: Musik, tief verwurzelt in den frühen Afro-Amerikanischen Kirchen. file under R&B and Soul/Gospel Alegitimate national treasure. The Fairfield Four has a history that goes back nearly 100 years. Today, they still sing in the style that made them famous: music that is rooted in the early African American church. legitimate national treasure. The Fairfield Four has a history that goes back nearly 100 years. Today, they still sing in the style that made them famous: music that is rooted in the early African American church. Started in 1921 in the basement of The Fairfield Baptist Church in Nashville, TN, the group won a promotional contest that gave them a daily appearance on a national radio show for a decade. When radio died out, the fortunes of the group waned, but in a comeback in the 90's, The Fairfield Four received numerous honors including two Grammy awards, a National Heritage Award, and an introduction into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame. This resurgence of support and recognition led to an appearance in the major motion picture and the corresponding soundtrack, O Brother Where Art Thou, awarding the group Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 2002. Now, new music is emerging with the release of Still Rockin' My Soul. The Fairfield Four's distinctive a cappella gospel harmonies takes center stage, and the album features the soulful vocals of Lee Ann Womack. TRACKS: 1. Rock My Soul 2. Come On In This House 3. Baptism of Jesus 4. Children Go Where I Send Thee 5. Jesus Gave Me Water 6. I Love the Lord, He Heard My Cry 7. My Rock 8. That's Enough 9. Don't You Let Nobody Turn You Around 10. Highway to Heaven 11. I Love the Lord (Reprise)
What do Muddy Waters, Earl Scruggs, Jerry Jeff Walker, and Mose Allison have in common? Or Guy Clark, Fats Domino, Roy Buchanan, and Janis Joplin? The answer lies in the pages of photographs taken by veteran photographer Burton Wilson of Austin. The book is a collection of more than two hundred black and white photos of the American music scene made by Burton from 1965 to 1994. Burton Wilson became interested in jazz and blues while a student at the Rhode Island School of Design in the 1930s. After training under internationally known photographer Russell Lee, he began to chronicle music visually. In 1970 Eddie Wilson, founder of the now-legendary Amadillo World Headquarters, said to Burton, 'Just tell anybody that asks that you own the place. That way, you'll never need a backstage pass.' Burton became the house photographer. It was an extraordinary time in music, when the old guard of blues legends and the younger generations of rock-n-roll musicians inspired by them came together. It was a time when talents such as Willie Nelson sought an alternative to Nashville and found it in Austin, Texas, launching the progressive-country movement. Rather than taking photos of 'stars,' Burton documented musicians and performers, some of whom happened to be or became famous. The results are authoritative, intimate, and honest images of a trusted insider. For those who were there, this book will remind them of how it really was. For those who weren't, these photographs are the next best thing.
Talented but painfully shy Lark secretly writes feisty, heartfelt songs about school, crushes on boys, not getting along with her mum and missing her dad who lives in Nashville. But her songwriting becomes harder to keep secret when Lark's mother, a music record executive at her own label, announces that British boy band Abbey Road will be coming to live with them while they make their first album! Sharing her L.A. house with three noisy, mischievous rising stars isn't as glamorous as she expected, especially when things aren't going smoothly with the band members. When one of them plagiarises one of Lark's songs and passes it off as his own, will she gain the courage to step into the spotlight herself? Any pop music fan will LOVE this!
'I remember when I first got to Nashville,' says Tom T. Hall. 'I would have like to have had a book like this. It would have saved me a lot of time finding answers to questions.' To help other songwriters, Tom T. Hall has put the answers in this book. 'Songwriting is as much a craft as it is a talent,' he says. 'In order to write songs, you have to be able to recognize what a song is. You have to recognize the importance of something that is entertaining, and you have to say what you want to say very briefly.' In this down-to-earth handbook, the Storyteller teaches the secrets of becoming a successful songwriter. Among the important topics treated are: What is a song and how will I know when I have one? How can I find edeas for songs? How do I combine words with music? What is the Nashville music industry really like? Definitions of terms and expressions used in the music business The Songwriter's Handbook also includes stories of how he wrote some of his own hits, such as 'I Flew Over Our House Last Night,' 'Ravishing Ruby,' 'I See,' and 'Old Dogs, Children, and Watermelon Wine.' He analyzes the songs, showing how he uses his own rules for successful songwriting. Included in the book are words and music to many of Tom T. Hall's most successful songs along with personal photos. An earlier version of The Songwriter's Handbook was published as How I Write Songs; Why You Can
'When Louis was home in Queens, neighborhood kids would gather around as he brought them into jazz. His music still vibrantly lives around the world, and his spirit of humaneness lives in Travels with Louis by Mick Carlon, teacher of jazz to the young of all ages.'-Nat Hentoff 'Thanks to his friendship with the great Louis Armstrong, twelve-year old Fred sees his world expand from ice cream and baseball in Queens to jazz at the Village Vanguard, a civil rights sit-in in Nashville, and ecstatic concerts in London and Paris. A wonderful story, which rings true on many levels.'-Michael Cogswell, director, Louis Armstrong House Museum 'Carlon is driven by a love divided evenly between the subject and the act of writing itself.'-Brian Morton, author of The Penguin Guide to Jazz Praise for Mick Carlon's Riding on Duke's Train: 'In schools where students are lucky enough to experience classroom jazz studies, this title, combining rich musical history and a 'you are there' approach, is a natural.'-Kirkus Reviews 'Enthralling. . . . An adventure story with a smart, historical framework.'-ForeWord, Recommended Books for Kids 'A ripping good yarn.'-Brian Morton Queens, 1959. Twelve-year-old Fred loves reading, baseball, and playing trumpet with his neighbor, Louis Armstrong. Fred accompanies Louis to Nashville, where he encounters a Civil Rights lunch counter strike, and to London and Paris. Characters include Langston Hughes, Dizzy Gillespie, and Duke Ellington. Says jazz photographer Jack Bradley, 'Reading this book is like visiting my friend again. This is the way he was, folks.'
Life can take you anywhere if you seize the day . . . Stephanie Adam's life has just changed in an instant. After years of an unhappy marriage, and three kids grown, her husband passes away suddenly. Despite her grief and regrets, she can begin to think about what might come next for her. Returning from a weekend away, Stephanie finds herself on the road to Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon and new adventures. A friendly stranger turns out to be country music megastar Chase Taylor, and he is only too happy to sweep Stephanie up on his travels. From Vegas to Nashville, a brand new world opens up to her. Should she return to her empty house, or take a risk with someone new? Danielle Steel is famous for her inspirational stories about family, love and life. Her novels will be enjoyed by readers of Penny Vincenzi, Jodi Picoult and Diane Chamberlain.
Here is the story of Jerry Weintraub: the self-made, Brooklyn-born, Bronx-raised impresario, Hollywood producer, legendary deal maker, and friend of politicians and stars. No matter where nature has placed him--the club rooms of Brooklyn, the Mafia dives of New York's Lower East Side, the wilds of Alaska, or the hills of Hollywood--he has found a way to put on a show and sell tickets at the door. 'All life was a theater and I wanted to put it up on a stage,' he writes. 'I wanted to set the world under a marquee that read: 'Jerry Weintraub Presents.'' In WHEN I STOP TALKING, YOU'LL KNOW I'M DEAD, we follow Weintraub from his first great success at age twenty-six with Elvis Presley, whom he took on the road with the help of Colonel Tom Parker; to the immortal days with Sinatra and Rat Pack glory; to his crowning hits as a movie producer, starting with Robert Altman and Nashville, continuing with Oh, God!, The Karate Kid movies, and Diner, among others, and summiting with Steven Soderbergh and Ocean's Eleven, Twelve, and Thirteen. Along the way, we'll watch as Jerry moves from the poker tables of Palm Springs (the games went on for days), to the power rooms of Hollywood, to the halls of the White House, to Red Square in Moscow and the Great Palace in Beijing-all the while counseling potentates, poets, and kings, with clients and confidants like George Clooney, Bruce Willis, George H. W. Bush, Armand Hammer, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin, John Denver, Bobby Fischer . . .well, the list goes on forever. And of course, the story is not yet over . . .as the old-timers say, 'The best is yet to come.' As Weintraub says, 'When I stop talking, you'll know I'm dead.' With wit, wisdom, and the cool confidence that has colored his remarkable career, Jerry chronicles a quintessentially American journey, one marked by luck, love, and improvisation. The stories he tells and the lessons we learn are essential, not just for those who love movies and music, but for businessmen, entrepreneurs, artists . . . everyone.
A country music hopeful puts her Nashville dreams on hold when she moves into an RV to travel across the country with her family in this charming M!X novel from the author of Breaking the Ice. When twelve-year-old Maya's parents sell their house and move the family into the world's ugliest RV to travel the country, Maya's only goal is to get back home&#8212;and fast. No way is she going to miss the chance to audition for Dueling Duets, the singing competition show that's going to surely propel her&#8212;and her cowboy-hatted crush&#8212;to country stardom. Operation Maya Goes Home, or OMGH, turns out to be more complicated than she had expected, so Maya sets out on a secret one-day, one-hundred-mile bike ride through Yellowstone National Park with her know-it-all little sister, a cute nature boy, and blue-haired, earbud-addicted Shiver (a.k.a. the most annoying girl ever). Somewhere between the worst muscle ache she's ever experienced and losing half of their group to a flat tire, Maya starts wondering if maybe, just maybe, it's possible to find home in the last place you expected.
Livy Two has always dreamed of becoming a singer, and her decision to run off to Nashville?s Music Row is made with confidence?she figures the money she?ll bring home will buy the family?s house as well as forgiveness for running away. The Nashville adventure is a disaster, though; even her cherished guitar is stolen. Livy Two takes her failure hard, but finds comfort in the girlhood diary of her mother, Jessie. Outraged to discover that young Jessie had dreams now long-forgotten, Livy Two puts the whole family to work and makes Mama?s ultimate dream come true. Jessie?s Mountain concludes the captivating three-book saga of Livy Two and her mountain family, the Weems of Maggie Valley, North Carolina.