Everyone who knows music understands Ginger Baker was, and is, perhaps the greatest rock jazz fusion drummer ever. Author Giuliano was close to both Ginger and Jack Bruce in the 1990s and presents us with the very best of his extended three-week daily interview sessions with Mr. Baker. Here you will meet the real man behind the never-ending drum kit. Neither myth, legend, nor spurious gossip can ever equal the true measure of the man, and this tempestuous audiobook proves it once and for all. Here the listener will find a complete in-depth audio biography of Ginger Baker‘s turbulent life and times as well as hear professionally recorded, previously unreleased interviews with the heralded iconic drummer and founder of the immortal ´60s groups Cream and Blind Faith. Perfect for dedicated rock fans, music scholars, and all university and school systems. Session producer Fred Betschen Produced by Alex Franchi in Milan Series producer Avalon Giuliano in New York Edited and mixed by Macc Kay in Bangkok ICON intern Eden Giuliano Music by AudioNautix 1. Language: English. Narrator: Geoffrey Giuliano. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/ekit/000244/bk_ekit_000244_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On this tour of Paris´ Left Bank, you´ll experience: the white hot center of Paris where writers, artists, and musicians come to create; St. Germain des Pres, the oldest church in Paris; the history of massacres and martyrs; chic shops and naughty novels; the art of the cafe; the history of what happened to the heads of Notre Dame´s statues; Roman ruins beneath the Cathedral; a hidden jewel of a Renaissance courtyard; window shopping to the pulse of Jazz; a stroll through a marvelous morning market; a glimpse of the Eiffel Tower; a walk on the street where the guillotine was perfected; the joy of eating French fries in the student quarter; Ernest Hemingway, Josephine Baker, Ben Franklin, and the Empress Josephine; a secret entrance to the Louvre; a soaking in Impressionists and Existentialists, intellectuals and revolutionaries. 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/ijou/000006/sp_ijou_000006_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Terrorism expert Rohan Gunaratna and writer James Gavin on this edition of Fresh Air. Rohan Gunaratna´s new book is Inside Al Qaeda: Global Network of Terror. Gunaratna spent five years conducting interviews with Al Qaeda, doing field research and monitoring the group´s infiltration in communities in North America and Europe. He is a research fellow at the Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence, University of St. Andrew´s, Scotland. He´s lectured worldwide on terrorism and served as consultant to many governments. James Gavin´s written Deep in a Dream: The Long Night of Chet Baker. It´s a biography of the jazz trumpeter and vocalist. Baker came from Oklahoma in the 1950s to become the ´´prince of cool jazz´´ on the West Coast. His death in Amsterdam in 1988 seems to have been drug-related. Gavin is a frequent contributor to the New York Times and other publications. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/020626/rt_whyy_020626_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Rick Martin loved music, and the music loved him. He could pick up a tune so quickly that it didn´t matter to the Cotton Club boss that he was underage or to the guys in the band that he was just a white kid. He started out in the slums of LA with nothing, and he ended up on top of the game in the speakeasies and nightclubs of New York. But while talent and drive are all you need to make it in music, they aren´t enough to make it through a life. Dorothy Baker´s Young Man with a Horn is widely regarded as the first jazz novel, and it pulses with the music that defined an era. Baker took her inspiration from the artistry - though not the life - of legendary horn player Bix Beiderbecke, and the novel went on to be adapted into a successful movie starring Kirk Douglas, Lauren Bacall, and Doris Day. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kevin T. Collins. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/018274/bk_adbl_018274_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Baker´s Keyboard Lounge, Detroit´s hotspot for jazz - it´s there that Sam runs into his childhood friend, Johnny Delbeck, and Johnny´s got a problem. A little over three months ago, Johnny and his wife, Grace, took in her niece. Myrna Lou Stevic had been nothing but trouble for her mother, Grace´s sister, and her stepfather. Grace thinks she can turn the girl´s behavior around by getting her into a new school and getting her involved in the church youth group. One Monday in April, the seventeen year old was sitting on the porch of the Delbeck´s Dearborn home one minute, and in the next, she was gone. Did she just walk away on her own - something she´s done in the past - or did something more sinister occur? This is what Johnny hires Sam to find out. Five days before Easter 1943, Sam tries to ensure her presence for the holiday. But when he starts asking questions, the picture others paint of this girl isn´t pretty, and it´s obvious there are few who really like her. The Detroit private detective wants to solve Johnny´s problem - and he wants the ending to be a good one. Can he find the girl and return her to the home in Dearborn, safe and sound? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gary Regal. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/012106/bk_acx0_012106_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Author and narrator Jagannatha Dasa was fortunate to be close friends and professional associates with both drummer Ginger Baker and bassist Jack Bruce of the great powerhouse trio Cream. While having only a passing relationship with Eric Clapton, the author nevertheless lays down a solid riveting audio biography of this truly unique and obviously groundbreaking fusion of jazz and rock whose surprising musical collaborations wowed the musically sophisticated world of the 1960s and continue to find thousands of fans generationally via their innovative and eclectic recordings. Here is the often turbulent hidden history of one of the most original inspirational musical collectives of our time - here is Eric Clapton and Cream. A must for all true rock fans and an admirable addition to all university and school library systems. ´´A thunderous audio biography of historical importance.” (The Washington Post)Music by AudioNautix. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jagannatha Dasa. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/ekit/000235/bk_ekit_000235_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Tom Baker stars in this BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of John le Carré’s powerful thriller. In the third year of perestroika, London publisher Barley Blair is sent a manuscript from Moscow. Exposing Russian nuclear threats as a sham, the information - if it’s genuine - could shatter East-West relations. Jazz-loving, hard-drinking Blair is hardly the spymasters’ idea of the perfect agent, yet they are forced to send him to Moscow to make contact. But the Cold War thaws when Barley meets Katya, the beautiful Russian intermediary who is equally sceptical of state ideology. Mere pawns in a deadly game of international espionage, they nevertheless represent the breakdown of hostilities and a future which poses a huge threat to the entrenched professionals on both sides... Both a gripping spy saga and a poignant love story, The Russia House delivers all the excitement and tension expected from the master of espionage fiction. This BBC Radio 4 adaptation was dramatised by René Basilico. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Baker. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bbcw/004854/bk_bbcw_004854_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the variety hour, Joe Bevilacqua performs his own jazz compositions, accompanied by Paul Salomone on piano, Edward Fuqua on bass, Leif Eric on guitar, and Jim Mason on drums. In addition, Joe Bev performs Daws Butler´s ´´Magic Drums´´ with Joe Gatto on drums, and sings Cab Calloway and Irving Mills´ ´´Minnie the Moocher´´ as his Camp Waterlogg character Sgt. Lefty and the Chipmunks, featuring Julian Baker on trombone and keyboard. The selections are gleaned from Bevilacqua´s hundreds of hours of audio work that spans more than 40 years, including ´´The Withering of Willoughby and the Professor´´, ´´Uncle Dunkle and Donnie´´, and ´´Camp Waterlogg´´, including: ´´Do I Dare Believe´´, ´´I´m Big, You´re Small´´, ´´You Can´t Tell Me What to Do´´ (instrumental), ´´You Can´t Tell Me What to Do´´ (vocal), ´´Make the Earth Say Beans´´, ´´What You See, You Must Believe´´, ´´The Magic Drums´´, ´´Living in a Witchway´´ (rehearsal), ´´Living in a Witchway (vocal)´´, ´´Living in a Witchway´´ (instrumental), ´´Minnie the Moocher,´´ ´´Mosquito Mother´´, ´´Dances-with-Sven´´, ´´Which Way is it that a Witchway Goes´´ (instrumental), ´´Which Way is it that a Witchway Goes´´ (vocal), and ´´Ring-Around-the-Rosey Blues´´. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lorie Kellogg. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/009372/bk_blak_009372_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this sweeping history of popular music in the United States, NPR´s acclaimed music critic examines how popular music shapes fundamental American ideas and beliefs, allowing us to communicate difficult emotions and truths about our most fraught social issues, most notably sex and race. In Good Booty, Ann Powers explores how popular music became America´s primary erotic art form. Powers takes us from 19th-century New Orleans through dance-crazed Jazz Age New York to the teen scream years of mid-20th century rock-and-roll to the cutting-edge adventures of today´s web-based pop stars. Drawing on her deep knowledge and insights on gender and sexuality, Powers recounts stories of forbidden lovers, wild shimmy-shakers, orgasmic gospel singers, countercultural perverts, soft-rock sensitivos, punk Puritans, and the cyborg known as Britney Spears to illuminate how eroticism - not merely sex but love, bodily freedom, and liberating joy - became entwined within the rhythms and melodies of American song. This cohesion, she reveals, touches the heart of America´s anxieties and hopes about race, feminism, marriage, youth, and freedom. In a survey that spans more than a century of music, Powers both heralds little known artists such as Florence Mills, a contemporary of Josephine Baker, and gospel queen Dorothy Love Coates, and sheds new light on artists we think we know well, from the Beatles and Jim Morrison to Madonna and Beyoncé. In telling the history of how American popular music and sexuality intersect - a magnum opus over two decades in the making - Powers offers new insights into our national psyche and our soul. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Teri Schnaubelt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/006288/bk_harp_006288_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.