Anatomy of a Song: The Oral History of 45 Iconic Hits That Changed Rock, R&B and Pop (Hardback)
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Anatomy of a Song: The Oral History of 45 Iconic Hits That Changed Rock, R&B and Pop (Hardback)

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Hardback 336 Pages / Published: 03/11/2016
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Songs that sell the most copies become hits, but some of those hits transcend commercial value, touching a generation of listeners and altering the direction of music. In Anatomy of a Song, writer and music historian Marc Myers tells the stories behind fifty rock, pop, R&B, country and reggae hits through intimate interviews with the artists who wrote and recorded them.

Mick Jagger, Jimmy Page, the Clash, Smokey Robinson, Grace Slick, Roger Waters, Joni Mitchell, Steven Tyler, Rod Stewart, Elvis Costello and many other leading artists reveal the inspirations, struggles and techniques behind their influential works.

Publisher: Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press
ISBN: 9781611856194
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 681 g
Dimensions: 242 x 167 x 52 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS
A treasure trove of music trivia between hard covers... [A] splendid volume. * Guardian *
[T]he anecdotes give flesh to the meaning of the lyrics. Musical influences that get passed from artist to artist are equally fascinating - and often surprising... Myers' book is big-fun forensic musicology. * Mojo *
A winning look at the stories behind 45 pop, punk, folk, soul and country classics. * Washington Post *
A cultural history of the elusive hit single, focused on artists' recollections and studio alchemy . . . The book's strength lies in thoughtful, wry reflections from artists including Elvis Costello, Jimmy Cliff, Stevie Wonder, Booker T. Jones, Dr. John, and Debbie Harry. An entertaining record of the soundtrack of the baby boomer era. * Kirkus Reviews *
A serious contribution... Myers captures aspects of the music's history that are too frequently ignored. * Wall Street Journal on WHY JAZZ HAPPENED *
Fantastic, eye opening -- Creed Taylor, multi-Grammy Award-winning jazz producer on WHY JAZZ HAPPENED

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