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Author Guralnick, Peter, author.

Title Looking to get lost : adventures in music and writing / Peter Guralnick.

Publication Info. New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2020.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    780.922 GUR    Available
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    780.922 GUR    Available
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1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First edition.
Description xviii, 554 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 25 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 497-527) and index.
Contents Falling into place -- Robert Johnson and the transformative nature of art -- Whose Skip James is this? -- COSMIC RAY: how Ray Charles' "I got a woman" transformed the music of Ray Charles, allowed him to keep his band, and created a musical and social revolution -- Hag at the crossroads: portrait of the artist in midlife -- Bill Monroe: hard working man blues -- Lonnie Mack: funky country living -- Delbert McClinton: night life -- Joe Tex: hold what you've got -- Dick Curless: the return of the tumbleweed kid -- John R. Cash: I will rock and roll with you (if I have to) -- Tammy Wynette: 'til I can make it on my own -- Lee Smith: telling tales -- Call the doctor: the further adventures of Doc Pomus, Part I -- Me and the Colonel -- Henry Green: a personal memoir and appreciation -- Some cats know: words and music by Leiber & Stoller -- Producing a legend: Willie Dixon and the blues -- Meeting Chuck Berry -- American without tears: Elvis Costello and Allen Toussaint go on a journey -- The song of Solomon: a triptych -- Perfect imperfection: the life and art of Jerry Lee Lewis -- Howlin Wolf: what is the soul of man? -- Living with the Blues: an interview with Eric Clapton -- Malaco Records: life on the edge of town -- My father, my grandfather and Ray Charles -- Reading, writing, and real life.
Summary "This is a book about the whirlwind of creativity, the passionate drive to make art born of individuated experience that is both unique and unduplicatable. Looking to Get Lost offers deeply felt, masterful portraits of artists like Ray Charles, Howlin' Wolf, Tammy Wynette, Allen Toussaint, Merle Haggard, and Eric Clapton, operating at the height of their creative powers. ... This singular new book of profiles represents not so much a summation as a culmination of Peter Guralnick's groundbreaking work over the years, covering not only the vast sweep of the American musical landscape but its profound personal impact on the author as well"--Adapted from jacket flap.
Subject Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Creative ability.
Rock music -- History and criticism.
Popular music -- History and criticism.
Country music -- History and criticism.
Blues (Music) -- History and criticism.
Guralnick, Peter.
ISBN 9780316412629

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