Lonesome Roads and Streets of Dreams: Place, Mobility, and Race in Jazz of the 1930s and '40s
Any listener knows the power of music to define a place, but few can describe the how or why of this phenomenon. In Lonesome Roads and Streets of Dreams: Place, Mobility, and Race in Jazz of the 1930s and ’40s, Andrew Berish attempts to right this wrong, showcasing how American jazz defined a culture particularly preoccupied with place. By analyzing both the performances and cultural context of leading jazz figures, including the many famous venues where they played, Berish bridges two dominant scholarly approaches to the genre, offering not only a new reading of swing era jazz but an entirely new framework for musical analysis in general, one that examines how the geographical realities of daily life can be transformed into musical sound. Focusing on white bandleader Jan Garber, black bandleader Duke Ellington, white saxophonist Charlie Barnet, and black guitarist Charlie Christian, as well as traveling from Catalina Island to Manhattan to Oklahoma City, Lonesome Roads and Streets of Dreams depicts not only a geography of race but how this geography was disrupted, how these musicians crossed physical and racial boundaries—from black to white, South to North, and rural to urban—and how they found expression for these movements in the insistent music they were creating. ...
Jack Kerouac: Road Novels 1957-1960: On the Road / The Dharma Bums / The Subterraneans / Tristessa / Lonesome Traveler / Journal Selections (Library of America)
The raucous, exuberant, often wildly funny account of a journey through America and Mexico, Jack Kerouac’s On the Road instantly defined a generation on its publication in 1957: it was, in the words of a New York Times reviewer, “the clearest and most important utterance yet made by the generation Kerouac himself named years ago as ‘beat.’” Written in the mode of ecstatic improvisation that Allen Ginsberg described as “spontaneous bop prosody,” Kerouac’s novel remains electrifying in its thirst for experience and its defiant rebuke of American conformity.In his portrayal of the fervent relationship between the writer Sal Paradise and his outrageous, exasperating, and inimitable friend Dean Moriarty, Kerouac created one of the great friendships in American literature; and his rendering of the cities and highways and wildernesses that his characters restlessly explore are a hallucinatory travelogue of a nation he both mourns and celebrates. Now, The Library of America collects On the Road together with four other autobiographical “road books” published during a remarkable four-year period.The Dharma Bums (1958), at once an exploration of Buddhist spirituality and an account of the Bay Area poetry scene, is notable for its thinly veiled portraits of Keroua...
Way Down That Lonesome Road: Lonnie Johnson in Toronto, 1965-1970
Part biographical study, part social history, Way Down That Lonesome Road follows musician Lonnie Johnson from the generous welcome that he received from Toronto s critics on his arrival and the successes and failures that followed, to the automobile accident that left him hospitalized for a year and the final, fleeting appearances of a comeback cut short by his death. Johnson s years in Toronto were the happiest of times and the hardest, a Dickensian sort of paradox, albeit in a tale of just one city. This is that tale; here is that city.
Allyssa Floyd crafts her first novel much like a good ol' western. However, with a style all her own, Floyd trades the usual rowdy cowboys for two free-spirited girls, the horses and cattle trails for a sedan and interstates, and the dusty saloons and boomtowns for roadside diners and bed and breakfast stays. Tinley and Viv are two small town girls who become best friends when different dreams lead them both to Nashville. As the hectic city life begins to wear on them, their beloved fictional character gives them the inspiration they have been looking for to hit the open road. Hilarity and fun ensue as they meet new friends, steal hearts, and discover themselves along the way. 'Finding Gus' is a heartwarming story of friendship, life, and truly embracing the things that mean the most. 'Finding Gus' is Allyssa Floyd's first novel.
Way Down That Lonesome Road: Lonnie Johnson in Toronto, 1965-1970 (Trade Paper)
Toronto was Lonnie Johnson's last stop in a career of stops, at least the eighth city in which he lived for any length of time. The influential African-American singer and guitarist, a formative figure in the history of blues and jazz dating back to the 1920s, travelled north for a brief appearance at the New Gate of Cleve in May 1965 and returned for a longer engagement at the Penny Farthing in June. Over the next five years - the last five years of his life - he rarely left the city again. Way Down That Lonesome Road: Lonnie Johnson in Toronto, 1965-1970, the tenth book from noted Canadian jazz historian Mark Miller, reclaims Johnson from the realm of legend and brings him back to life. In part a biographical study and in part a social history, Way Down That Lonesome Road follows Johnson from the generous welcome that he received from Toronto's critics on his arrival and the successes and failures that followed.
Lonesome Road Music Book: find, shop, buy, compare
aDealaLot Search Engine is a new technology comparison shopping portal. Compare the cheapest price on any product. Online shopping is now fast, easy and free. Compare prices on Lonesome Road Music Book before you make a purchase and find the store that sells your product for the best price. Comparison shop the internet for the lowest prices. Easily search thousands of stores on millions of products and save time from going to store-to-store checking prices.
Green Book Soundtrack - "Lonesome Road" - Kris Bowers
Lonesome Road Music Book
"Lonesome Road" was written by Gene Austin and Nathaniel Shikret, and performed by Kris Bowers for the motion picture "Green Book"
Tags: Green Book,Lonesome Road,Kris Bowers,Soundtrack...