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Anatomy of 55 more songs : the oral history of top hits that changed rock, R&B and soul  Cover Image Book Book

Anatomy of 55 more songs : the oral history of top hits that changed rock, R&B and soul / Marc Myers.

Myers, Marc, 1956- (author.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780802160201
  • ISBN: 0802160204
  • Physical Description: xiii, 368 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Grove Press, 2022.

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Formatted Contents Note:
Walk On By / Dionne Warwick -- Dancing in the Street / Martha and the Vandellas -- Sunshine Superman / Donovan -- Good Vibrations / The Beach Boys -- Up, Up and Away / The 5th Dimension -- Get Together / The Youngbloods -- The Weight / The Band -- Fire / The Crazy World of Arthur Brown -- Bad Moon Rising / Creedence Clearwater Revival -- Crystal Blue Persuasion / Tommy James and the Shondells -- Ain't No Mountain High Enough / Diana Ross -- Paranoid / Black Sabbath -- Truckin' / Grateful Dead -- I'm Eighteen / Alice Cooper -- Bang a Gong (Get It On) / T. Rex -- Roundabout / Yes -- Doctor My Eyes / Jackson Browne -- Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress / The Hollies -- Rocket Man / Elton John -- Papa Was a Rollin' Stone / The Temptations -- I'll Be Around / The Spinners -- Killing Me Softly with His Song / Roberta Flack -- Smoke on the Water / Deep Purple -- Hello It's Me / Todd Rundgren -- She's Gone / Hall and Oates -- Come and Get Your Love / Redbone -- Sundown / Gordon Lightfoot -- I'm Not in Love / 10CC -- Love Is the Drug / Roxy Music -- The Boys Are Back in Town / Thin Lizzy -- Fly Like an Eagle / Steve Miller Band -- Year of the Cat / Al Stewart -- Barracuda / Heart -- Nobody Does It Better / Carly Simon -- Peg / Steely Dan -- My Best Friend's Girl / The Cars -- The Gambler / Kenny Rogers -- September / Earth, Wind & Fire -- What a Fool Believes / The Doobie Brothers -- Accidents Will Happen / Elvis Costello -- The Devil Went Down to Georgia / The Charlie Daniels Band -- Good Times / Chic -- Highway to Hell / AC/DC -- Cars / Gary Numan -- On the Radio / Donna Summer -- Bad Reputation / Joan Jett -- Rapture / Blondie -- Don't Stop Believin' / Journey -- Steppin' Out / Joe Jackson -- Burning Down the House / Talking Heads -- The Power of Love / Huey Lewis and the News -- Small Town / John Mellencamp -- Take It So Hard / Keith Richards -- Being Boring / Pet Shop Boys -- If It Makes You Happy / Sheryl Crow.
Summary, etc.:
"Following his 2016 smash hit Anatomy of a Song, acclaimed music journalist Marc Myers collects fifty-five new oral histories of iconic songs from his popular Wall Street Journal column. Songs that sell the most copies become hits, but some of those hits become something more-iconic recordings that not only inspire a generation but also change the direction of music. In Anatomy of 55 More Songs, based on his column for the Wall Street Journal, music journalist and historian Marc Myers tells the story behind fifty-five rock, pop, R&B, country, and soul-gospel hits through intimate interviews with the artists who wrote and recorded them. Part oral history, part musical analysis, Anatomy of 55 More Songs ranges from Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Bad Moon Rising" to Dionne Warwick's "Walk On By," the Beach Boys' "Good Vibrations," and Black Sabbath's "Paranoid." Bernie Taupin recalls how he wrote the lyrics to Elton John's "Rocket Man"; Joan Jett remembers channeling her rage against how she had been unfairly labeled and treated as a female rocker into "Bad Reputation"; and Ozzy Osbourne, Elvis Costello, Bob Weir, Sheryl Crow, Alice Cooper, Roberta Flack, John Mellencamp, Keith Richards, Carly Simon, and many others reveal the emotions and technique behind their major works. Through an absorbing, chronological, song-by-song analysis of the most memorable post-war hits, Anatomy of 55 More Songs provides a sweeping look at the evolution of pop music between 1964 and today. This book will change how you listen to music and evaluate the artists who create it"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Popular music > History and criticism.
Musicians > Interviews.

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