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Anatomy of a song : the oral history of 45 iconic hits that changed rock, R & B and pop

Author: Marc Myers
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, 2017. ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Grove Atlantic paperback editionView all editions and formats
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Believing that every great song has a fascinating backstory, Myers brings to life five decades of music through oral histories of forty-five transformative songs woven from interviews with the artists who created them. From "Lawdy Miss Clawdy" by Lloyd Price to "Losing my religion" by R.E.M., leading artists reveal the emotions, inspirations, and techniques behind their influential works. The result is a love letter  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Interviews
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Myers, Marc, 1956-
Anatomy of a song.
New York : Grove Press, [2016]
(DLC) 2016017886
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marc Myers
ISBN: 0802127185 9780802127181
OCLC Number: 978640924
Description: xii, 323 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Lawdy Miss Clawdy / Lloyd Price --
K.C. Loving / Little Willie Littlefield --
Shout / The Isley Brothers --
Please Mr. Postman / The Marvelettes --
Runaround Sue / Dion DiMucci --
Chapel of love / The Dixie Cups --
You really got me / The Kinks --
You've lost that lovin' feelin' / The Righteous Brothers --
My girl / The Temptations --
Reach out I'll be there / The Four Tops --
Darling be home soon / John Sebastian --
Light my fire / The Doors --
Groovin' / The Young Rascals --
White rabbit / Jefferson Airplane --
Different drum / The Stone Poneys --
(Sittin' on) The dock of the bay / Otis Redding --
Fist City / Loretta Lynn --
Street fighting man / The Rolling Stones --
Stand by your man / Tammy Wynette --
Magic carpet ride / Steppenwolf --
Proud Mary / Creedence Clearwater Revival --
Oh happy day / The Edwin Hawkins Singers --
Suspicious minds / Elvis Presley --
Whole lotta love / Led Zeppelin --
Mercedes Benz / Janis Joplin --
Moonlight mile / The Rolling Stones --
Maggie May / Rod Stewart --
Carey / Joni Mitchell --
Respect yourself / The Staple Singers --
The harder they come / Jimmy Cliff --
Midnight train to Georgia / Gladys Knight and The Pips --
Ramblin' man / The Allman Brothers --
Rock the boat / The Hues Corporation --
Walk this way / Aerosmith --
Love's in need of love today / Stevie Wonder --
Deacon blues / Steely Dan --
(The angels wanna wear my) Red shoes / Elvis Costello --
Heart of glass / Blondie --
Another brick in the wall / Pink Floyd --
London calling / The Clash --
Brother John/Iko Iko / The Neville Brothers --
Big city / Merle Haggard --
Time after time / Cyndi Lauper --
Nick of time / Bonnie Raitt --
Losing my religion / R.E.M.
Other Titles: Oral history of 45 iconic hits that changed rock, R & B and pop
Oral history of forty-five iconic hits that changed rock, R & B and pop
Responsibility: Marc Myers.

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Believing that every great song has a fascinating backstory, Myers brings to life five decades of music through oral histories of forty-five transformative songs woven from interviews with the artists who created them. From "Lawdy Miss Clawdy" by Lloyd Price to "Losing my religion" by R.E.M., leading artists reveal the emotions, inspirations, and techniques behind their influential works. The result is a love letter to the songs that have defined generations.

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