A Power Stronger Than Itself: The AACM and American Experimental Music

A Power Stronger Than Itself: The AACM and American Experimental Music
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Founded in 1965 and still active today, the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) is an American institution with an international reputation. George E. Lewis, who joined the collective as a teenager in 1971, establishes the full importance and vitality of the AACM with this communal history, written with a symphonic sweep that draws on a cross-generational chorus of voices and a rich collection of rare images.Moving from Chicago to New York to Paris, and from founding member Steve McCall’s kitchen table to Carnegie Hall, A Power Stronger Than Itself uncovers a vibrant, multicultural universe and brings to….

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Keep On Pushing: Black Power Music from Blues to Hip-hop

Keep On Pushing: Black Power Music from Blues to Hip-hop
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The marriage of music and social change didn’t originate with the movements for civil rights and Black Power in the 1950s and 1960s, but never before and never again was the relationship between the two so dynamic. In Keep On Pushing, author Denise Sullivan presents the voices of musician-activists from this pivotal era and the artists who followed in their footsteps to become the force behind contemporary liberation music. Joining authentic voices with a bittersweet narrative covering more than fifty years of fighting oppression through song, Keep On Pushing defines the soundtrack to revolution and the price the artists paid to create….

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Power, Passion & Beauty: The Story of the Legendary Mahavishnu Orchestra

Power, Passion & Beauty: The Story of the Legendary Mahavishnu Orchestra
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From 1971 to 1976, the Mahavishnu Orchestra forged a controversial new musical direction. The loudest and fastest band in the world, the MO could scare people as well as create music of great beauty. Its influence lives on today across classical, jazz, rock, hip-hop, rap, progressive rock, world, heavy metal, death metal, Indian, jam band, and country music landscapes. All five original band members as well as many other top musicians contributed.

Motown: Music, Money, Sex, and Power

Motown: Music, Money, Sex, and Power
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In 1959, twenty-nine-year-old Berry Gordy, who had already given up on his dream to be a champion boxer, borrowed eight hundred dollars from his family and started a record company. A run-down bungalow sandwiched between a funeral home and a beauty shop in a poor Detroit neighborhood served as his headquarters. The building’s entrance was adorned with a large sign that improbably boasted “Hitsville U.S.A.” The kitchen served as the control room, the garage became the two-track studio, the living room was reserved for bookkeeping, and sales were handled in the dining room. Soon word spread that any youngster with….

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Flower Power for Ukulele (Ukelele Strum Sing Pick Along)

Flower Power for Ukulele: Strum, Sing & Pick Along with 30 Groovy Hits!
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(Ukulele). 30 songs from the era of peace, love and understanding arranged for the uke, including: Abraham, Martin and John * (It’s A) Beautiful Morning * Blowin’ in the Wind * California Dreamin’ * Daydream Believer * Everybody’s Talkin’ (Echoes) * Happy Together * He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother * It Never Rains in Southern California * Leaving on a Jet Plane * Light My Fire * Mellow Yellow * Mr. Tambourine Man * Monday, Monday * San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Some Flowers in Your Hair) * Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season) *….

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The Power of Your Love: C Treble Clef (Flute, Oboe, Violin)

The Power of Your Love: C Treble Clef (Flute, Oboe, Violin)
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(Book). This jazzy collection features 12 sacred songs arranged for instrumental solo: Be Thou My Vision * Brethren, We Have Met to Worship * Come, Ye Sinners Poor and Needy * Lamb of God * Let It Rise * Oh, I Want to Know You More * On My Cross * The Power of Your Love * Praise to the Lord, the Almighty * Take This Life * Wonderful Words of Life * You Are My King (Amazing Love). Moderate to moderately advanced level.