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Author Obrecht, Jas, compiler, interviewer.

Title Talking guitar : conversations with musicians who shaped twentieth-century American music / Jas Obrecht.

Publication Info. Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, in association with the Southern Folklife Collection, the Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library, [2017]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    780.922 OBR    Available
Description 307 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm + 1 audio disc (digital, CD audio ; 4 3/4 in.)
text txt rdacontent
spoken word spw rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
audio s rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
audio disc sd rdacarrier
digital optical rda
audio file CD audio rda
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note "Includes an audio CD of rare interviews"--Dust jacket.
"The Talking guitar CD presents audio excerpts from each interview featured in the book"--Page 307.
Contents Guitarchaeology : setting the stage -- Nick Lucas : America's first guitar hero -- Ry Cooder : prewar country blues -- Barney Kessel : the rise of Charlie Christian -- Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown : "American music, Texas-style" -- Roebuck "Pops" Staples : gospel guitar -- Ricky Nelson : remembering rockabilly -- Carol Kaye : the first lady of rock -- Stevie Ray Vaughan : on Jimi Hendrix -- James Gurley : "the Yuri Gagarin of psychedelic guitar" -- Jerry Garcia : "it's the next note, not the last one" -- Johnny Winter : sliding the blues -- Gregg Allman : "my brother Duane" -- Carlos Santana : "put wings on people's hearts" -- Neil Young : the power of one note -- Eddie Van Halen : "my first interview" -- Tom Petty : songwriting and the art of rhythm guitar -- Eric Johnson : the journey inward -- Joe Satriani : the resurgence of instrumental rock -- Ben Harper : "the strongest spirit in all creation."
Summary "Jas Obrecht presents a celebration of the world's most popular instrument as seen through the words, lives, and artistry of some of its most beloved players. Readers will read--and hear--accounts of the first guitarists on record, pioneering bluesmen, gospel greats, jazz innovators, country pickers, rocking rebels, psychedelic shape-shifters, singer-songwriters, and other movers and shakers. In their own words, these guitar players reveal how they found their inspirations, mastered their instruments, crafted classic songs, and created enduring solos"-- Provided by publisher.
Credits Audio transfer and mastering by Brian Paulson.
Subject Guitarists -- United States -- Interviews.
Popular music -- United States -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Interviews.
Interviews (Sound recordings).
Added Author University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Folklife Collection.
ISBN 9781469631646 (hardcover)
1469631644 (hardcover)
9781469631653 (ebook)
1469631652 (ebook)

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