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Best Music Writing 2011

(Book - 2011)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Best Music Writing 2011
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Baker & Taylor
Presents a collection of essays written in 2011 about music and its culture covering such music styles as rock, pop, rap, jazz, blues, and country and featuring such authors as Jason Cherkis, Jessica Hopper, Chet Flippo, and James Wood.

Perseus Publishing
Best Music Writing has become one of the most eagerly awaited annuals of them all. Celebrating the year in music writing by gathering a rich array of essays, missives, and musings on every style of music from rock to hip-hop to R&B to jazz to pop to blues, it is essential reading for anyone who loves great music and accomplished writing. Scribes of every imaginable sort?novelists, poets, journalists, musicians? are gathered to create a multi-voiced snapshot of the year in music writing that, like the music it illuminates, is every bit as thrilling as it is riveting.

Twelfth in the acclaimed series of annual collections celebrating the best writing on every style of music, from rock to hip-hop, R&B to jazz, pop to blues, and more


Book News
Music critic and author Ross collects the best essays, profiles, interviews, news articles, and blogs on music in 2011 by writers, journalists, and musicians such as Ann Powers, Sasha Frere-Jones, Nate Chinen, Nancy Griffin, and Joe Hagan. They discuss topics including Beethoven, Wagner, Duke Ellington, country music, metal, Lady Gaga, Will.i.am, gender and sexuality, Afrika Bambaataa, comparisons between Jay-Z and Stephen Sondheim, Nina Simone, Sandy West of the Runaways, and Michael Jackson's "Thriller." There is no index. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Cambridge, MA : Da Capo Press, 2011
Edition: 1st Da Capo Press ed
ISBN: 9780306819636
0306819635
Branch Call Number: 780.9 R
Characteristics: xix, 311 p. ; 21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Ross, Alex 1968-
Carr, Daphne

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Jul 27, 2012
  • chrisgotstacks rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

this book is outstanding

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