WorldCat Identities

Gordon, Robert 1961-

Works: 36 works in 136 publications in 7 languages and 6,422 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Documentary television programs  Documentary films  Biography  Nonfiction films  Debates  Music  Folklore  Blues (Music) 
Roles: Author, Editor, Director, Author of screenplay, Production personnel, Producer, Scenarist
Classifications: ML3521, B
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Robert Gordon
Can't be satisfied : the life and times of Muddy Waters by Robert Gordon( Book )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers an authoritative biography of the father of modern blues, detailing his turbulent life, from the cotton fields of rural Mississippi to his extraordinary rise to success, forever changing the music industry
Respect yourself : Stax Records and the soul explosion by Robert Gordon( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the rise and fall of the original Stax Records, touching upon the racial politics in Memphis in the 1960s, the personal histories of the sibling founders, and the prominent musicians they featured
Best of enemies( Visual )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the summer of 1968 television news changed forever. Dead last in the ratings, ABC hired two towering public intellectuals to debate each other during the Democratic and Republican national conventions. William F. Buckley Jr. was a leading light of the new conservative movement. A Democrat and cousin to Jackie Onassis, Gore Vidal was a leftist novelist and polemicist. Armed with deep-seated distrust and enmity, Vidal and Buckley believed each other's political ideologies were dangerous for America. Like rounds in a heavyweight battle, they pummeled out policy and personal insult--their explosive exchanges devolving into vitrolic name-calling. Live an unscripted, they kept viewers riveted. Ratings for ABC News skyrocketed, and a new era in public discourse was born
The blues : a visual history : 100 years of music that changed the world by Mike Evans( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charts the history of the blues from its rural roots in the American South, focusing on the key musicians and singers who brought it recognition worldwide
Lost Delta found : rediscovering the Fisk University-Library of Congress Coahoma County study, 1941-1942 by John W Work( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the Alan Lomax text "The Land Where the Blues Began" was published in 1993, the project study of 1941 and 1942 visits to the Mississippi Delta contained inaccuracies and ignored social issues. Here Robert Gordon uncovers the work of Fisk University's African American scholars who accompanied him: composer and musicologist John W. Work, sociologist Lewis Wade Jones, and graduate student Samuel C. Adams, Jr. These three men captured interviews, notes, and musical transcriptions that reveal an important alternative perspective on Lomax's work in the Delta region. Their work unveils place, religion, social justice issues, and a way of life that is woven into a rich musical heritage
The road to Memphis by Richard Pearce( Visual )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the musical odyssey of B.B. King to Memphis and pays homage to the great blues musicians of the Memphis tradition. Filmed on the occasion of the great reunion in which Memphis musicians returned to honor their roots
It came from Memphis by Robert Gordon( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unlike previous books about Memphis, this one does not focus on Elvis Presley, Al Green, Sun and Stax studios. Instead, It Came from Memphis prefers the shadows cast by these institutions, focusing on artists like Jim Dickinson and Alex Chilton, and bands like Mud Boy and the Neutrons, the Mar-Keys, and Big Star. The result is an anecdotal, digressive, thoroughly informative and entertaining history of rock and roll's hometown
Piano blues by Clint Eastwood( Visual )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Director and piano player Clint Eastwood explores his life-long passion for piano blues, using a treasure trove of rare historical footage in addition to interviews and performances
Respect yourself : the Stax Records story( Visual )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With rare performances, previously unreleased home movies and new recordings, filmmakers Robert Gordon and Morgan Neville present the first comprehensive look at Stax Records, the greatest soul label of all time. Provides first-hand accounts of what really happened on the streets and behind studio doors from celebrated musicians such as Isaac Hayes, Booker T. Jones, Steve Cropper and Mavis Staples, as well as label president Al Bell, Rev. Jesse Jackson and others
Muddy Waters : can't be satisfied( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the life of bluesman Muddy Waters, who was born the son of a sharecropper in the Mississippi Delta, but later moved to Chicago and became a legendary performer who established the electric blues sound. Features commentary by Keith Richards, Bonnie Raitt, B.B. King, and Public Enemy's Chuck D. Includes interviews with members of Waters' bands, family members, and ex-girlfriends, as well as archival interviews and concert footage
Muddy Waters 100 by Muddy Waters( Recording )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Elvis treasures by Robert Gordon( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overzicht van het leven van de rockster (1935-1977) met memorabilia
Cowboy Jack Clement's home movies, or, Shakespeare was a big George Jones fan( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Record producer and songwriter Cowboy Jack Clement tells the story of his career via home movies featuring longtime friends Johnny Cash, Wayon Jennings, John Prine, Bono, and others
The King on the road by Robert Gordon( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everybody hollerin' goat( Recording )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Respect yourself : the Stax Records story ; Stax/Volt revue live in Norway 1967( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Respect yourself: Charts the history of Soul music's most influential record label alongside the tumultuous events of the civil rights movement in America
Stax double feature( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stax/Volt revue: "The first official release of this historic concert ... including 20 minutes of recently discovered performances"--Container
It came from Memphis( Recording )

1 edition published in 1995 and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All day and all night : memories from Beale Street musicians( Visual )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musicians reminisce about Beale Street - what it was and what it meant to them
Le blues : un siècle d'histoire en images by Mike Evans( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in French and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Can't be satisfied : the life and times of Muddy Waters
Alternative Names
Gordon, Robert Joseph.

Gordon, Robert Joseph 1961-

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English (105)

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Italian (2)

Japanese (1)

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Lost Delta found : rediscovering the Fisk University-Library of Congress Coahoma County study, 1941-1942It came from MemphisThe Elvis treasuresThe King on the road