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The Resource Looking to get lost : adventures in music and writing, Peter Guralnick

Looking to get lost : adventures in music and writing, Peter Guralnick

Label
Looking to get lost : adventures in music and writing
Title
Looking to get lost
Title remainder
adventures in music and writing
Statement of responsibility
Peter Guralnick
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Peter Guralnick's remarkable work... covers old ground from new perspectives, offering deeply felt, masterful, and strikingly personal portraits of creative artists, both musicians and writers, at the height of their powers. "You put the book down feeling that its sweep is vast, that you have read of giants who walked among us," rock critic Lester Bangs wrote of Guralnick's earlier work in words that could just as easily be applied to this new one. And yet, for all of the encomiums that Guralnick's books have earned for their remarkable insights and depth of feeling, Looking to Get Lost is his most personal book yet. For readers who have grown up on Guralnick's unique vision of the vast sweep of the American musical landscape, who have imbibed his loving and lively portraits and biographies of such titanic figures as Elvis Presley, Sam Cooke, and Sam Phillips, there are multiple surprises and delights here, carrying on and extending all the themes, fascinations, and passions of his groundbreaking earlier work."--From publisher's description
  • "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... 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
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Guralnick, Peter
Dewey number
814.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML3534
LC item number
.G865 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Creative ability
  • Rock music
  • Popular music
  • Country music
  • Blues (Music)
  • Guralnick, Peter
  • Creation (Literary, artistic, etc.)
  • Creative ability
Label
Looking to get lost : adventures in music and writing, Peter Guralnick
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 497-527) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
on1139765833
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 554 pages
Isbn
9780316412629
Lccn
2020937314
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
System control number
(OCoLC)1139765833
Label
Looking to get lost : adventures in music and writing, Peter Guralnick
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 497-527) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
on1139765833
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 554 pages
Isbn
9780316412629
Lccn
2020937314
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
System control number
(OCoLC)1139765833

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