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📒The Beat ✍ Kip Lornell
✏The Beat Book Summary : The Beat! was the first book to explore the musical, social, and cultural phenomenon of go-go music. In this edition, updated by a substantial chapter on the current scene, authors Kip Lornell and Charles C. Stephenson, Jr., place go-go within black popular music made since the middle 1970s--a period during which hip-hop has predominated. This styling reflects the District's African American heritage. Its super-charged drumming and vocal combinations of hip-hop, funk, and soul evolved and still thrive on the streets of Washington, DC, and in neighboring Prince George's County, making it the most geographically compact form of popular music. Go-go--the only musical form indigenous to Washington, DC--features a highly syncopated, nonstop beat and vocals that are spoken as well as sung. The book chronicles its development and ongoing popularity, focusing on many of its key figures and institutions, including established acts such as Chuck Brown (the Godfather of Go-Go), Experience Unlimited, Rare Essence, and Trouble Funk; well-known DJs, managers, and promoters; and filmmakers who have incorporated it into their work. The Beat! provides longtime fans and those who study American musical forms a definitive look at the music and its makers.
📒The Beat Book ✍ Anne Waldman
✏The Beat Book Book Summary : The Beat Movement that emerged in the early 1950s was not just another literary genre, but a literary and social revolution. This wide-ranging anthology of the best of Beat literature includes biographies of the writers and a literary guide to "Beat places" around the world.
📒The Beat Goes On ✍ Marion Leonard
✏The Beat Goes on Book Summary : In 2001 the Guinness Book of Records declared Liverpool the “City of Pop” for producing more hit records than any other city. The Beat Goes On is a historical account of popular music in Liverpool that explores the contextual, creative, and geographical factors that have contributed to the city’s status as a major center of musical creativity. With contributions from experts in popular music history, cultural geography, ethnography, and musicology, alongside essays and interviews with Liverpool musicians and rare archival images, this volume offers an interdisciplinary exploration of the city’s unique place in the realm of popular music.
📒The Beat Generation And Counterculture ✍ Raj Chandarlapaty
✏The Beat Generation and Counterculture Book Summary : The Beat Generation and Counterculture examines three authors associated with the «Beat Generation» - Paul Bowles, William S. Burroughs, and Jack Kerouac - and the relevance of their attempt to travel, learn, and write about exotic non-Western cultures and repressed minority cultures in the United States, projecting the influence of history, premodern religious practices, and postcolonial social and intellectual problems into the written development of countercultural ethos and praxis. The Beat Generation and Counterculture underscores T. S. Eliot's emphasis on «earning tradition - that is, in order for the corrupt, decultured, and unimaginative West that had been ruined by World War II to survive, it would have to internalize and project the value of distant cultures that had been misunderstood and racialized for centuries. This book also addresses the frequent criticism that these authors were «orientalist», white writers who freely translated non-Western culture without giving any credit to its creators.
📒The Beat Of My Drum ✍ Babatunde Olatunji
✏The Beat of My Drum Book Summary : Babatunde Olatunji's record album Drums of Passion proclaimed that the time had come for America to recognize Africa's cultural contributions to the music world. Through his many albums and live performances, the Nigerian drummer popularized West African traditional music and spread his message of racial harmony. In this long-awaited autobiography, Olatunji presents his life story and the philosophy that guided him. Olatunji influenced and inspired musicians for more than forty years--from luminaries to music students and the many ordinary people who participated in his drum circles. He writes about rhythm being "the soul of life," and about the healing power of the drum. Ultimately, The Beat of My Drum shows why at the time of his death in 2003, Olatunji had become, according to The New York Times, "the most visible African musician in the United States."
📒The Beat Hotel ✍ Barry Miles
✏The Beat Hotel Book Summary : Recreates the period from 1957 to 1963 when Paris's Beat Hotel, a cheap rooming house on the Left Bank, became the home and gathering place of Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs, Gregory Corso, and other luminaries of the Beat Generation.
📒The Beat And The Buzz Inside The L A Art World ✍ Richard Hertz
✏The Beat and the Buzz Inside the L A Art World Book Summary : The Beat and the Buzz is the history of the Los Angeles art world since 1970, as told by thirty-three of its participants, in their own words. This art-world family album captures the intimate, lived experiences of artists, dealers, curators and critics whose personal history is becoming codified as art history. Whether you're in Los Angeles, or not, this book is also about the tensions of making it as an artist, or not. Clarifying but also complicating the many factors of success, the accounts here demonstrate that it's not only who you know but also when you know them, and how they're willing to support you at crucial junctures in your career. Finally, "The Beat and the Buzz" is also just gossip: The entertaining anecdotes of thirty-three interesting people with their own inside tales and humorous asides about one another and about the world they have lived and worked in. As artist John Baldessari proclaims, "It's a page turner."Contributors: Tony Berlant, Alexis Smith, Javier Peres, Elyn Zimmerman, Hal Glicksman, Dorit Cypis, Henry Hopkins, Sarah Gavlak, Elyse Grinstein, Edward Goldman, Emi Fontana, Maynard Monrow, Gianna Carotenuto, Ed Moses, Judith Hoffberg, Daniel Hug, Dagny Corcoran, Clayton Campbell, Kathryn Andrews, James Hayward, Robert Berman, Lyn Kienholz, Tom Lawson, Kim Light, David Askevold, Christine Nichols, Marc Pally, Skip Arnold, Barbara Guggenheim, John O'Brien, Heather Harmon, Cliff Einstein, and Jeff Poe.
📒Capturing The Beat Moment ✍ Erik Mortenson
✏Capturing the Beat Moment Book Summary : CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title Examining “the moment” as one of the primary motifs of Beat writing, Erik Mortenson offers the first book to investigate immediacy and its presence and importance in Beat writing. Capturing the Beat Moment: Cultural Politics and the Poetics of Presence places an expanded canon of Beat writers in an early postmodern context that highlights their importance in American poetics and provides an account of Beat practices that reveal how gender and race affect Beat politics of the moment. Mortenson argues that Beat writers focused on action, desire, and spontaneity to establish an authentic connection to the world around them and believed that “living in the moment” was the only way in which they might establish the kind of life that led to good writing. With this in mind, he explores the possibility that, far from being the antithesis of their times, the Beats actually were a product of them. Mortenson outlines the effects of gender and race on Beat writing in the postwar years, as well as the Beats’ attempts to break free of the constrictive notions of time and space prevalent during the 1950s. Mortenson discusses such topics as the importance of personal visionary experiences; the embodiment of sexuality and the moment of ecstasy in Beat writing; how the Beats used photographs to evoke the past; and the ways that Beat culture was designed to offer alternatives to existing political and social structures. Throughout the volume, Mortenson moves beyond the Kerouac-Ginsberg-Burroughs triumvirate commonly associated with Beat literature, discussing women—such as Diane di Prima, Janine Pommy Vega, and Joyce Johnson—and African American writers, including Bob Kaufman and Amiri Baraka. With the inclusion of these authors comes a richer understanding of the Beat writers’ value and influence in American literary history. !--?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /--
📒The Beat Generation ✍ Jamie Russell
✏The Beat Generation Book Summary : Were they angel-headed hipsters, dope smoking dropouts or the most exciting group of writers in postwar American literature? Their stories of drugs, sex and the search for an alternative to 'squaresville' have cornered the market in cult literature, remaining hip even while being taught on university courses and in schools. On the Road, Naked Lunch and Howl have become milestones of underground literature and the key Beats (Kerouac, Burroughs and Ginsberg) are mythic figures of contemporary pop culture. This Pocket Essential provides an introductory essay examining the importance of the writers and their work in American culture. Separate chapters are devoted to the lives and work of Burroughs, Ginsberg and Kerouac. Later chapters discuss the other members of this movement (Neal Cassady, Herbert Huncke and many more), the Beats on film, and their influence on the counterculture of the 60s.
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