Guitar King Book

Guitar King


  • Author : David Dann
  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Release Date : 2019-10-15
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 715
  • ISBN 10 : 9781477318935

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Guitar King Excerpt :

A Rolling Stone Best Music Book of 2019, this biography of blues-rock legend Mike Bloomfield “draws you in the way a novel does” (The Wall Street Journal). Named one of the world’s great blues-rock guitarists by Rolling Stone, Mike Bloomfield remains beloved by fans forty years after his untimely death. Taking readers backstage, onstage, and into the recording studio with this legendary virtuoso, David Dann tells the riveting stories behind Bloomfield’s work in the seminal Paul Butterfield Blues Band and the mesmerizing Electric Flag, as well as on the Super Session album with Al Kooper and Stephen Stills, Bob Dylan’s Highway 61 Revisited, and soundtrack work with Peter Fonda and Jack Nicholson. Drawing from meticulous research, including more than seventy interviews with the musician’s friends, relatives, and band members, music historian David Dann brings to life Bloomfield’s worlds, from his struggles to fit in on Chicago’s wealthy North Shore with his Jewish family to the gritty taverns and raucous nightclubs where this self-taught guitarist helped transform the sound of contemporary blues and rock music. With scenes that are as electrifying as Bloomfield’s solos, this is the story of a life lived at full volume. “Feels like one of the last great untold classic-rock tales, right up through Bloomfield’s mysterious passing.” ―Rolling Stone “Reveals the depths of Bloomfield's musical passions, genius and personal despair . . . Guitar King establishes his pivotal role in American music history.” ―Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Michael Bloomfield Book

Michael Bloomfield


  • Author : Ed Ward
  • Publisher : Chicago Review Press
  • Release Date : 2016-09-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781613733318

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Michael Bloomfield Excerpt :

This is the definitive biography of the legendary guitarist whom Muddy Waters and B. B. King held in high esteem and who created the prototype for Clapton, Hendrix, Page, and those who followed. Bloomfield was a member of the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, which inspired a generation of white blues players; he played with Bob Dylan in the mid-1960s, when his guitar was a central component of Dylan's new rock sound on "Like a Rolling Stone." He then founded the Electric Flag, recorded Super Session with Al Kooper, backed Janis Joplin, and released at least twenty other albums despite debilitating substance abuse. This book, based on extensive interviews with Bloomfield himself and with those who knew him best, and including an extensive discography and Bloomfield's memorable 1968 Rolling Stone interview, is an intimate portrait of one of the pioneers of rock guitar.

Michael Bloomfield   Legendary Licks Book

Michael Bloomfield Legendary Licks


  • Author : Dave Celentano
  • Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
  • Release Date : 2014-02-01
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 64
  • ISBN 10 : 9781480387126

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Michael Bloomfield Legendary Licks Excerpt :

(Guitar Educational). The Legendary Licks series presents the music of a band or artists in a comprehensive play-along package. Each book contains note-for-note transcriptions and detailed performance notes on how to play a multitude of classic licks, fills, riffs, and solos complete with recorded demonstrations of each exercise and gear setup tips. This pack includes instruction on playing 11 of Bloomfield's finest, including: Albert's Shuffle * Another Country * Born in Chicago * East West * The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy) * It's My Own Fault Darlin' * Killing Floor * Texas * Wine * Work Song * You're Killing My Love. "Mike Bloomfield is number one. Not only did he play over the top well and I mean amazingly well but he also played what I call 'real' guitar. If you've ever heard Mike Bloomfield, then you know what I'm talking about. It just came from his heart. I never got a chance to see him because he died at an early age, but he was a big influence on me as to the way I learned to bend strings and get everything I could out of a note. One of the best players ever." Mick Mars (Motley Crue)

Michael Bloomfield  If You Love These Blues Book
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Michael Bloomfield If You Love These Blues


  • Author : Jan Mark Wolkin
  • Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
  • Release Date : 2000-09-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 289
  • ISBN 10 : 9781617744822

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Michael Bloomfield If You Love These Blues Excerpt :

Guitarist Michael Bloomfield shot to stardom in the '60s with The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Bob Dylan, The Electric Flag and on Al Kooper's “Super Session.” His story is told in the words of his brother, musicians such as B.B. King, producer Paul Rothchild and dozens of others – including Bloomfield himself. Features a foreword by Carlos Santana, and audio of unreleased early studio tracks. “(This book) is a look inside the psyche of a musical innovator who deserves a posthumous Nobel Prize and a statue on Rush Street in Chicago. If you love his blues, you'll love this book.” – Al Kooper

Michael Bloomfield   If You Love These Blues Book
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Michael Bloomfield If You Love These Blues


  • Author : Jan Mark Wolkin
  • Publisher : Backbeat Books
  • Release Date : 2000-09-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 221
  • ISBN 10 : 9781617131684

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Michael Bloomfield If You Love These Blues Excerpt :

(Book). Guitarist Michael Bloomfield shot to stardom in the '60s with The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Bob Dylan, The Electric Flag and on Al Kooper's "Super Session." His story is told in the words of his brother, musicians such as B.B. King, producer Paul Rothchild and dozens of others including Bloomfield himself. Features a foreword by Carlos Santana, and audio of unreleased early studio tracks. "(This book) is a look inside the psyche of a musical innovator who deserves a posthumous Nobel Prize and a statue on Rush Street in Chicago. If you love his blues, you'll love this book." Al Kooper

Gold Book

Gold


  • Author : Michael John Bloomfield
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2021-02-04
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 204
  • ISBN 10 : 9781509534128

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Gold Excerpt :

Gold remains a highly prized and impactful resource within the global economy. From the insatiable demand for gold in the electronics that permeate our day-to-day lives to the environmental desolation driven by gold mining in the Amazon, the gold trade continues to touch the lives and livelihoods of people across the world. Bloomfield and Maconachie tell the intriguing story of the yellow metal, tracing the seismic shifts in the industry over the past few decades. They show how huge purchases of gold reserves by BRICS countries mark the shifting balance of power away from the West, and how rising affluence in India and China has led to a surging demand for gold jewellery, calling into question current approaches to make supply chains more responsible. Explaining why gold is so difficult to regulate and why it is only becoming more so, the authors suggest ways we could, collectively, make practices work better for the countless workers and communities who suffer at the producer end of the supply chain. Linking local to global, producer to consumer, and gold’s extraction from the Earth to the financial centres that fuel it, this book offers a probing analysis that reveals who wins and who loses and what this means for the future of gold.

Michael Bloomfield Guitar Anthology Book

Michael Bloomfield Guitar Anthology


  • Author : Michael Bloomfield
  • Publisher : Hal Leonard Corporation
  • Release Date : 2016-01-01
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 10 : 9781495059780

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Michael Bloomfield Guitar Anthology Excerpt :

(Guitar Recorded Versions). A collection of 20 note-for-note transcriptions of Bloomfield's legendary playing, including: Albert's Shuffle * Blues with a Feeling * Born in Chicago * City Girl * Further on up the Road * Going down Slow * Got My Mo Jo Working * Green Onions * Groovin' Is Easy * I Got a Mind to Give up Living * Killing Floor * Like a Rolling Stone * Lovin' Cup * Mary Ann * One Good Man * One Way Out * The Sky Is Crying * Stop * Sho 'Bout to Drive Me Wild * Walkin' Blues.

Me and Big Joe Book

Me and Big Joe


  • Author : Michael Bloomfield
  • Publisher : Re-Search Publications
  • Release Date : 1981
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 49
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105122671519

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Dirty Gold Book

Dirty Gold


  • Author : Michael John Bloomfield
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780262035781

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Dirty Gold Excerpt :

The response from the jewelry industry to a campaign for ethically sourced gold as a case study in the power of business in global environmental politics. Gold mining can be a dirty business. It creates immense amounts of toxic materials that are difficult to dispose of. Mines are often developed without community consent, and working conditions for miners can be poor. Income from gold has funded wars. And consumers buy wedding rings and gold chains not knowing about any of this. In Dirty Gold, Michael Bloomfield shows what happened when Earthworks, a small Washington-based NGO, launched a campaign for ethically sourced gold in the consumer jewelry market, targeting Tiffany and other major firms. The unfolding of the campaign and its effect on the jewelry industry offer a lesson in the growing influence of business in global environmental politics. Earthworks planned a “shame” campaign, aimed at the companies' brands and reputations, betting that firms like Tiffany would not want to be associated with pollution, violence, and exploitation. As it happened, Tiffany contacted Earthworks before they could launch the campaign; the company was already looking for partners in finding ethically sourced gold. Bloomfield examines the responses of three companies to “No Dirty Gold” activism: Tiffany, Wal-Mart, and Brilliant Earth, a small company selling ethical jewelry. He finds they offer a case study in how firms respond to activist pressure and what happens when businesses participate in such private governance schemes as the “Golden Rules” and the “Conflict-Free Gold Standard.” Taking a firm-level view, Bloomfield examines the different opportunities for and constraints on corporate political mobilization within the industry.

The Adventures of Mike Bloomfield   Al Kooper with Paul Butterfield and David Clayton Thomas Book

The Adventures of Mike Bloomfield Al Kooper with Paul Butterfield and David Clayton Thomas


  • Author : Ken Brooks
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Blues (Music)
  • Pages : 186
  • ISBN 10 : UVA:X006121618

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The Adventures of Mike Bloomfield Al Kooper with Paul Butterfield and David Clayton Thomas Excerpt :

Mike Bloomfield met Al Kooper at a recording session for Bob Dylan's Highway 61 album. Al had previously played with The Blues Project and then started Blood Sweat and Tears. Mike had played with the black bluesmen of Chicago before joining The Paul Butterfield Blues Band. Mike later formed The Electric Flag with Nick Gravenites. The stories of Paul Butterfield and David Clayton Thomas are intermingled with those of Mike and Al and are also told in this 4-in-1 book. Paul and Mike were both casualties of the blues; Al and David are continuing their careers into the millennium. A track-by-track review of most of their albums and singles is included, many albums and recordings have been unavailable since the 1970s or earlier.

 Jews  Race and Popular Music   Book

Jews Race and Popular Music


  • Author : Jon Stratton
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-07-05
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351561693

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Jews Race and Popular Music Excerpt :

Jon Stratton provides a pioneering work on Jews as a racialized group in the popular music of America, Britain and Australia during the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Rather than taking a narrative, historical approach the book consists of a number of case studies, looking at the American, British and Australian music industries. Stratton's primary motivation is to uncover how the racialized positioning of Jews, which was sometimes similar but often different in each of the societies under consideration, affected the kinds of music with which Jews have become involved. Stratton explores race as a cultural construction and continues discussions undertaken in Jewish Studies concerning the racialization of the Jews and the stereotyping of Jews in order to present an in-depth and critical understanding of Jews, race and popular music.

Fender Telecaster and Stratocaster Book

Fender Telecaster and Stratocaster


  • Author : Dave Hunter
  • Publisher : Voyageur Press
  • Release Date : 2020-10-27
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780760370117

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Fender Telecaster and Stratocaster Excerpt :

Celebrate of the history and significance of both the Fender Telecaster and Stratocaster for the company's 75th anniversary in this combined edition of Dave Hunter's two best-selling books! The Fender Telecaster, created in Les Fender's Fullerton, California, workshop and introduced in 1950, is a working-class hero and the ultimate blue-collar guitar. It wasn't meant to be elegant, pretty, or sophisticated. Designed to be a utilitarian musical instrument, it has lived up to that destiny. In the hands of players from Muddy Waters to James Burton, Bruce Springsteen to Joe Strummer, the Telecaster has made the music of working people—country, blues, punk, rock 'n' roll, and even jazz. Fender’s Stratocaster is arguably the number-one instrument icon of the guitar world. When introduced in 1954, its offset space-age lines, contoured body, and three-pickup configuration set the music world on its ear—it was truly unlike any guitar that had come before. In the hands of the world’s most beloved players, such as Buddy Holly, Eric Clapton, Ike Turner, and, yes, Jimi Hendrix, the Stratocaster has since become a popular instrument of choice among rock, blues, jazz, and country players and, not coincidentally, is also one of the most copied electric guitars of all time. In this authoritatively written, painstakingly curated, and gloriously presented combined edition to celebrate Fender's 75th anniversary, author Dave Hunter covers both of the guitar’s histories from concept, design, and model launch through its numerous variations and right up to the present. The story is richly illustrated with archival images, musicians in action, studio shots, memorabilia, and profiles of over 50 Tele and Strat slingers through the ages. With its unprecedented level of detail and stunning visuals, Fender Telecaster and Stratocaster is the only book tribute worthy of the world’s two greatest guitars.

Dylan  A Biography Book
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Dylan A Biography


  • Author : Bob Spitz
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 1991-09-17
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 704
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393353105

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Dylan A Biography Excerpt :

"No other book captures it so well, understands so well.... "—Greil Marcus

Crossroads Book

Crossroads


  • Author : John Milward
  • Publisher : UPNE
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN 10 : 9781555538231

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Crossroads Excerpt :

The blues revival of the early 1960s brought new life to a seminal genre of American music and inspired a vast new world of singers, songwriters, and rock bands. The Rolling Stones took their name from a Muddy Waters song; Led Zeppelin forged bluesy riffs into hard rock and heavy metal; and ZZ Top did superstar business with boogie rhythms copped from John Lee Hooker. Crossroads tells the myriad stories of the impact and enduring influence of the early-'60s blues revival: stories of the record collectors, folkies, beatniks, and pop culture academics; and of the lucky musicians who learned life-changing lessons from the rediscovered Depression-era bluesmen that found hipster renown by playing at coffeehouses, on college campuses, and at the Newport Folk Festival. The blues revival brought notice to these forgotten musicians, and none more so than Robert Johnson, who had his songs covered by Cream and the Rolling Stones, and who sold a million CDs sixty years after dying outside a Mississippi Delta roadhouse. Crossroads is the intersection of blues and rock 'n' roll, a vivid portrait of the fluidity of American folk culture that captures the voices of musicians, promoters, fans, and critics to tell this very American story of how the blues came to rest at the heart of popular music.