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The Birth of Rock and Roll

PostPosted: Wed Mar 25, 2015 9:31 am
by DavidM
Here's a new book of photographs from the Dust-to-Digital label.

Jim Linderman -
“We have this notion that rock ’n’ roll started in Memphis in 1955, and it really didn’t. Bob Wills was playing in the ’30s and ’40s in Oklahoma, and Chuck Berry modeled ‘Maybellene’ on a Bob Wills song. The roots of rock go back a lot further than we realize. It came from the church, from vaudeville, from the music played in after-hours clubs, from juke joints. Some of it came from Ireland. It’s such a conglomeration, and that diversity is the real back story of rock ’n’ roll. Without any trouble at all, I was able to include people of all races in this book. I was able to show the melting pot in America, which came together to create this phenomenon. I was especially happy to be able to include so many women performers, because they never got their due. Which is why we don’t know who they are now. I love being able to illustrate how broad the music used to be, because now it’s so narrow and pigeonholed. It seems we’ve lost some of the breadth that used to be there.”


http://www.dust-digital.com/birth/

http://www.dust-digital.com/

Re: The Birth of Rock and Roll

PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 9:51 am
by Garth Cartwright
Books like this are my crack cocaine: I can't afford it, I don't need it, it will only take up more space in my small apartment... but I find myself impossible to resist its lure. Not available for a few more days and already I'm feeling anxious, desperate... where do music junkies go for rehab?

Re: The Birth of Rock and Roll

PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 1:47 pm
by alister prince
Sorry Garth, there is no cure. You have to live with it. Ah, but what a life. The buzz, the lift, the ecstasy...
Aly

Re: The Birth of Rock and Roll

PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 5:46 pm
by NormanD
Garth Cartwright wrote:...where do music junkies go for rehab?
I'd suggest Vinyl Anonymous, and put your future in the hands of the lord. But then you'd probably end up addicted to gospel music.

Re: The Birth of Rock and Roll

PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 5:51 pm
by AndyM
Garth Cartwright wrote: where do music junkies go for rehab?


Listen to Heart FM for twenty minutes. Their logo, 'more music variety', has to be the biggest lie in the history of advertising, and yes, that's really saying something.

Re: The Birth of Rock and Roll

PostPosted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 5:05 pm
by alister prince
Ah Andy, aversion therapy. The problem is us music junkies are likely to see it as version therapy and put on the B sides of our Studio One vinyl!
Aly