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Blues, Country, Gospel, Rhythm & Blues - Roots of Rock Books
Comprehensive Roots of Rock Books
Before Elvis by
Call Number: ML3477 .B57 2013
An essential work for rock fans and scholars, Before Elvis: The Prehistory of Rock ‘n’ Roll surveys the origins of rock ’n’ roll from the minstrel era to the emergence of Bill Haley and Elvis Presley. Unlike other histories of rock, Before Elvis offers a far broader and deeper analysis of the influences on rock music.
Cleveland's Rock and Roll Roots by
Call Number: ML3534.3 .A33 2010
Deanna R. Adams is an award-winning writer whose books include Rock 'n' Roll and the Cleveland Connection. She is an instructor at Lakeland Community College and coordinator of several writers' conferences. She lives in the Greater Cleveland area where she shares her love of music with her husband, Jeff.
Dick Clark and the History of Rock 'n' Roll by
Call Number: ML429.C55 D53 2012
Dick Clark, known widely as "America's oldest teenager," single-handedly formed the culture of the day on American Bandstand, and helped give rise to rock 'n' roll. He was a man of many roles: an entrepreneur, producer, game-show host and much more. It didn't feel like New Year's Eve in America if you weren't watching Dick Clark count down the minutes. In this book, Life brings back an earlier piece in which he reminiscences about the exciting early days of rock 'n' roll.
From Slavery to the Sixties by
Call Number: ML3918.R63 V39 2010
The blues and its roots -- Country and its roots -- Jazz, gospel, and the birth of the "backbeat" (Roots of rhythm & blues) -- From R&B to rock and roll -- Rock and roll -- The new pop (Rock and roll in the mainstream) -- The folk revival, civil rights, and soul -- The Beatles go Transatlantic, Dylan goes electric -- Psychedelia and beyond -- Aftermath
Garage Rock and Its Roots by
Call Number: ML3534 .A23 2006
This study explores garage rock as it evolved alongside mainstream music and examines how it reflects notions of self through the assertion of individuality and rebellion. Section one examines the creation of the scene, the importance of relationships to the past and the appearance used throughout. Section two analyzes the alliances and relationships to society.
The Rock History Reader by
Call Number: ML3534 .R635H57 2013
The Rock History Reader is an eclectic compilation of readings that tells the history of rock as it has been received and explained as a social and musical practice throughout its six decade history. The readings range from the vivid autobiographical accounts of such rock icons as Ronnie Spector and David Lee Roth to the writings of noted rock critics like Lester Bangs and Chuck Klosterman. It also includes a variety of selections from media critics, musicologists, fanzine writers, legal experts, sociologists and prominent political figures. Many entries also deal specifically with distinctive styles such as Motown, punk, disco, grunge, rap and indie rock. Each entry includes headnotes, which place it in its historical context.
Roots of Rock Digital Videos
The Library and Archives has digitized many of the programs that have taken place over the years at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. These digital videos are only viewable within the Library and Archives.
American music masters. Lead Belly. (In 4 parts)
Case Western Reserve University Professor Mary Davis and Rock Hall VP of Education Warren Zanes give opening remarks for the conference on Lead Belly. Weavers member Ronnie Gilbert delivers a keynote address. American Folklife Center archivist Michael Taft discusses the John and Alan Lomax recordings of Lead Belly at the Library of Congress.
The Search for Robert Johnson by
Call Number: DVD JOHNS-R SEAR 1992
A reconstruction of the life of mysterious Delta bluesman Robert Johnson, based on the research of blues scholars Mack McCormick and Gayle Dean Wardlow.
Ô-Genio Ray Charles, 1963 : Live in Brazil /
Call Number: DVD CHAR-R OGEN 2004
Featuring a very rare 1963 performance of Ray Charles in Sao Paulo, Brazil, recorded one day before his 33rd birthday, complete with Brazilian commercials