Wax Poetics 50

Wax Poetics 50

Wax Poetics 50

The special-edition reprint of Wax Poetics Magazine Issue 50--our bestselling issue ever--featuring Prince on the cover, with features on Prince and the Revolution; Morris Day and the Time; the Time's guitarist Jesse Johnson; Grand Central: the roots of Prince and Andre Cymone; Prince's jazz side project Madhouse; the Prince side project the Family; early Prince recordings, 94 East; and Questlove's commentary "33 Reasons Why Prince Is Hip-Hop." Also featuring Larry Graham, Blood Orange, Toro y Moi, DJ Quik, and Frank Ocean. This special-edition reprint contains no advertisements.

Download now

Product Details :

Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Alan Leeds
Publisher :
Release : 2016-05-26
Total Pages : 98 Pages
ISBN : 0979811066


Wax Poetics 50

Wax Poetics 50

The special-edition reprint of Wax Poetics Magazine Issue 50--our bestselling issue ever--featuring Prince on the cover, with features on Prince and the Revolution; Morris Day and the Time; the Time's guitarist Jesse Johnson; Grand Central: the roots of Prince and Andre Cymone; Prince's jazz side project Madhouse; the Prince side project the Family; early Prince recordings, 94 East; and Questlove's commentary "33 Reasons Why Prince Is Hip-Hop." Also featuring Larry Graham, Blood Orange, Toro y Moi, DJ Quik, and Frank Ocean. This special-edition reprint contains no advertisements.

Download now

Product Details :

Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Alan Leeds
Publisher :
Release : 2016-10-21
Total Pages : 98 Pages
ISBN : 0979811090


Wax Poetics Issue 18 P Funk

Wax Poetics Issue 18 P Funk

Reprint of the Aug/Sept 2006 Issue 18 edition of Wax Poetics magazine, covering Parliament-Funkadelic.

Download now

Product Details :

Genre :
Author : Various Authors
Publisher :
Release : 2020-04-20
Total Pages : 138 Pages
ISBN : 1734851104


Prince And The Parade And Sign O The Times Era Studio Sessions

Prince And The Parade And Sign O The Times Era Studio Sessions

From Prince's superstardom to studio seclusion, this second book in the Prince Studio Sessions series chronicles the years immediately following the Purple Rain era. Interview accounts of over 260 recording sessions and two tours reveal the indistinguishable majesty of Prince's artistry.

Download now

Product Details :

Genre : Music
Author : Duane Tudahl
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2021-06-07
Total Pages : 620 Pages
ISBN : 9781538144527


Wax Poetics Issue 17 Paperback Reissue

Wax Poetics Issue 17 Paperback Reissue

Some fans say that Jay Dee was the greatest hip-hop producer ever. Wax Poetics speaks in-depth with Jay's peers and delves deep into his magical, musical life. With our first split-cover, we also honor hip-hop production masters, Public Enemy's Bomb Squad. Hank Shocklee & Co. take us back to the days of noise and controversy--hip-hop style.

Download now

Product Details :

Genre :
Author : Various Writers
Publisher :
Release : 2019-05-10
Total Pages : 138 Pages
ISBN : 0999212761


The James Brown Reader

The James Brown Reader

Nelson George and Alan Leeds have assembled the first comprehensive collection of writings about the late, great Godfather of Soul, creating a fascinating mosaic of the man and the musician. Known as the hardest-working man in show business, James Brown embodied rhythm and blues, funk and soul, and sensuality. His musical innovations in such indelible grooves as “Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine,” “I Got You (I Feel Good),” and “Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag,” transformed American music. To appreciate Brown’s immeasurable influence, to chronicle his professional and personal triumphs and struggles, and to capture his essence, writers from four decades weigh in on the legendary Soul Brother Number One. What emerges is a tribute to a trailblazer—one that no dedicated fan or music history buff will want to be without.

Download now

Product Details :

Genre : Music
Author : Nelson George
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2008-04-29
Total Pages : 352 Pages
ISBN : 9781440637346


Book Of Rhymes

Book Of Rhymes

If asked to list the greatest innovators of modern American poetry, few of us would think to include Jay-Z or Eminem in their number. And yet hip hop is the source of some of the most exciting developments in verse today. The media uproar in response to its controversial lyrical content has obscured hip hop's revolution of poetic craft and experience: Only in rap music can the beat of a song render poetic meter audible, allowing an MC's wordplay to move a club-full of eager listeners.Examining rap history's most memorable lyricists and their inimitable techniques, literary scholar Adam Bradley argues that we must understand rap as poetry or miss the vanguard of poetry today. Book of Rhymes explores America's least understood poets, unpacking their surprisingly complex craft, and according rap poetry the respect it deserves.

Download now

Product Details :

Genre : Music
Author : Adam Bradley
Publisher : Civitas Books
Release : 2017-06-27
Total Pages : 288 Pages
ISBN : 9780465094417


Prince And The Purple Rain Era Studio Sessions

Prince And The Purple Rain Era Studio Sessions

Featuring insights on even more groundbreaking recording sessions, rehearsals, and sound checks, the expanded edition of Duane Tudahl's award-winning book pulls back the paisley curtain to reveal the untold story of Prince’s rise from cult favorite to the biggest rock star on the planet. His journey is meticulously documented through detailed accounts of his time secluded behind the doors of the recording studio as well as his days on tour. With unprecedented access to the musicians, singers, and studio engineers who knew Prince best, including members of the Revolution and the Time, Duane Tudahl weaves an intimate saga of an eccentric genius and the people and events who helped shape the groundbreaking music he created. From Sunset Sound Studios’ daily recording logs and the Warner Bros. vault of information, Tudahl uncovers hidden truths about the origins of songs such as “Purple Rain,” “When Doves Cry,” and “Raspberry Beret” and also reveals never-before-published details about Prince’s unreleased outtakes. This definitive chronicle of Prince’s creative brilliance during 1983 and 1984 provides a new experience of the Purple Rain album as an integral part of Prince’s life and the lives of those closest to him.

Download now

Product Details :

Genre : Music
Author : Duane Tudahl
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2018-11-15
Total Pages : 592 Pages
ISBN : 9781538116432


Groove Music

Groove Music

Based on extensive research and interviews, presents a history of hip-hop that covers such topics as the evolution of the turntable, the world of DJ battles, the influence of digital technology, and the politics of race and gender.

Download now

Product Details :

Genre : Music
Author : Mark Katz
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2012-07-05
Total Pages : 333 Pages
ISBN : 9780195331127


There Was A Time

There Was A Time

“Alan Leeds was a protegé of James Brown and a true historian of the world that nurtured the great entertainer. Alan was a witness to the vibrant black music scene of the ’60s and ’70s—whose book is both a memoir and a document of a lost world of sound.”—Nelson George, an American author, columnist, music and culture critic, journalist, and filmmaker A behind-the-scenes look at the Chitlin’ Circuit during American’s most vital period of soul music—from the eyes and ears of a young, Jewish kid from Queens who joined the team of the hardest working man in show business and learned the art of the music business at the hand of the performer who mastered it. In the mid-’60s, Alan Leeds was a young DJ looking for his way into the music business. An interview with James Brown to promote a local show in Virginia led to an opportunity to promote one of Brown’s concerts, which then led to Brown hiring him to help run his tours. Soon Leeds was wearing many hats and traveling around the country as Brown battled a complicated web of local promoters and managers, all too willing to try to rip him off. In this riveting book—part memoir, part history—Leeds weaves a wholly new and remarkable portrait of Brown as an idiosyncratic iconoclast, determined artist, and forceful businessman. It is a rare look into a world little known to white America immediately following the Civil Rights Movement. Leeds discovers that Brown is a fascinatingly complex man and their experiences, both business and personal, range from emotional to humorous. All the while, they navigate the complicated world of popular Black music in America, told by someone who actually lived it. “Over the course of his long life in music as a tour manager, archivist, writer, and fan, Alan Leeds had a ringside seat for some of the greatest moments in soul and funk history—from James Brown in the sixties to Prince in the eighties to D’Angelo in the first years of the 21st century. His eye for detail and his abiding love for the music shine through in this affectionate, inspirational memoir. Alan is one of my all-time heroes!” –Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson

Download now

Product Details :

Genre : Music
Author : Alan Leeds
Publisher : Post Hill Press
Release : 2020-02-25
Total Pages : 272 Pages
ISBN : 1642933848