The Birth Of Loud

📒The Birth Of Loud by Ian S. Port

Book Title : The Birth of Loud
Author : Ian S. Port
Publisher : Scribner
Release Date : 2019-01-15
Pages : 352
ISBN : 9781501141652
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

The Birth of Loud Summary : A riveting saga in the history of rock ‘n’ roll: the decades-long rivalry between the two men who innovated the electric guitar’s amplified sound—Leo Fender and Les Paul—and their intense competition to convince rock stars like the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, and Eric Clapton to play the instruments they built. In the years after World War II, music was evolving from big-band jazz into the primordial elements of rock ’n’ roll—and these louder styles demanded revolutionary instruments. When Leo Fender’s tiny firm marketed the first solid-body electric guitar, the Esquire, musicians immediately saw its appeal. Not to be out-maneuvered, Gibson, the largest guitar manufacturer, raced to build a competitive product. The company designed an “axe” that would make Fender’s Esquire look cheap and convinced Les Paul—whose endorsement Leo Fender had sought—to put his name on it. Thus was born the guitar world’s most heated rivalry: Gibson versus Fender, Les versus Leo. While Fender was a quiet, half-blind, self-taught radio repairman from rural Orange County, Paul was a brilliant but egomaniacal pop star and guitarist who spent years toying with new musical technologies. Their contest turned into an arms race as the most inventive musicians of the 1950s and 1960s—including bluesman Muddy Waters, rocker Buddy Holly, the Beatles, Bob Dylan, and Eric Clapton—adopted one maker’s guitar or another. By the time Jimi Hendrix played “The Star-Spangled Banner” at Woodstock in 1969 on his Fender Stratocaster, it was clear that electric instruments—Fender or Gibson—had launched music into a radical new age, empowering artists with a vibrancy and volume never before attainable.

📒The Birth Of Loud by Ian S. Port

Book Title : The Birth of Loud
Author : Ian S. Port
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release Date : 2019-01-15
Pages : 352
ISBN : 9781501141768
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

The Birth of Loud Summary : A riveting saga in the history of rock ‘n’ roll: the decades-long rivalry between the two men who innovated the electric guitar’s amplified sound—Leo Fender and Les Paul—and their intense competition to convince rock stars like the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, and Eric Clapton to play the instruments they built. In the years after World War II, music was evolving from big-band jazz into the primordial elements of rock ’n’ roll—and these louder styles demanded revolutionary instruments. When Leo Fender’s tiny firm marketed the first solid-body electric guitar, the Esquire, musicians immediately saw its appeal. Not to be out-maneuvered, Gibson, the largest guitar manufacturer, raced to build a competitive product. The company designed an “axe” that would make Fender’s Esquire look cheap and convinced Les Paul—whose endorsement Leo Fender had sought—to put his name on it. Thus was born the guitar world’s most heated rivalry: Gibson versus Fender, Les versus Leo. While Fender was a quiet, half-blind, self-taught radio repairman from rural Orange County, Paul was a brilliant but egomaniacal pop star and guitarist who spent years toying with new musical technologies. Their contest turned into an arms race as the most inventive musicians of the 1950s and 1960s—including bluesman Muddy Waters, rocker Buddy Holly, the Beatles, Bob Dylan, and Eric Clapton—adopted one maker’s guitar or another. By the time Jimi Hendrix played “The Star-Spangled Banner” at Woodstock in 1969 on his Fender Stratocaster, it was clear that electric instruments—Fender or Gibson—had launched music into a radical new age, empowering artists with a vibrancy and volume never before attainable.

📒The Birth Of Loud by Ian S. Port

Book Title : The Birth of Loud
Author : Ian S. Port
Publisher : Scribner
Release Date : 2019-11-19
Pages : 352
ISBN : 1501141732
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

The Birth of Loud Summary : “A hot-rod joy ride through mid-20th-century American history” (The New York Times Book Review), this one-of-a-kind narrative masterfully recreates the rivalry between the two men who innovated the electric guitar’s amplified sound—Leo Fender and Les Paul—and their intense competition to convince rock stars like the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, and Eric Clapton to play the instruments they built. In the years after World War II, music was evolving from big-band jazz into rock ’n’ roll—and these louder styles demanded revolutionary instruments. When Leo Fender’s tiny firm marketed the first solid-body electric guitar, the Esquire, musicians immediately saw its appeal. Not to be out-maneuvered, Gibson, the largest guitar manufacturer, raced to build a competitive product. The company designed an “axe” that would make Fender’s Esquire look cheap and convinced Les Paul—whose endorsement Leo Fender had sought—to put his name on it. Thus was born the guitar world’s most heated rivalry: Gibson versus Fender, Les versus Leo. While Fender was a quiet, half-blind, self-taught radio repairman, Paul was a brilliant but headstrong pop star and guitarist who spent years toying with new musical technologies. Their contest turned into an arms race as the most inventive musicians of the 1950s and 1960s—including bluesman Muddy Waters, rocker Buddy Holly, the Beatles, Bob Dylan, and Eric Clapton—adopted one maker’s guitar or another. By 1969 it was clear that these new electric instruments had launched music into a radical new age, empowering artists with a vibrancy and volume never before attainable. In “an excellent dual portrait” (The Wall Street Journal), Ian S. Port tells the full story in The Birth of Loud, offering “spot-on human characterizations, and erotic paeans to the bodies of guitars” (The Atlantic). “The story of these instruments is the story of America in the postwar era: loud, cocky, brash, aggressively new” (The Washington Post).

📒Play It Loud by Brad Tolinski

Book Title : Play It Loud
Author : Brad Tolinski
Publisher : Anchor
Release Date : 2016-10-25
Pages : 400
ISBN : 9780385541008
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Play It Loud Summary : "Every guitar player will want to read this book twice. And even the casual music fan will find a thrilling narrative that weaves together cultural history, musical history, race, politics, business case studies, advertising, and technological discovery." —Daniel Levitin, Wall Street Journal An unprecedented history of the electric guitar, its explosive impact on music and culture, and the players and builders who brought it to life For generations the electric guitar has been an international symbol of freedom, danger, rebellion, and hedonism. In Play It Loud, veteran music journalists Brad Tolinski and Alan di Perna bring the history of this iconic instrument to roaring life. It's a story of inventors and iconoclasts, of scam artists, prodigies, and mythologizers as varied and original as the instruments they spawned. Play It Loud uses twelve landmark guitars—each of them artistic milestones in their own right—to illustrate the conflict and passion the instruments have inspired. It introduces Leo Fender, a man who couldn't play a note but whose innovations helped transform the guitar into the explosive sound machine it is today. Some of the most significant social movements of the twentieth century are indebted to the guitar: It was an essential element in the fight for racial equality in the entertainment industry; a mirror to the rise of the teenager as social force; a linchpin of punk's sound and ethos. And today the guitar has come full circle, with contemporary titans such as Jack White of The White Stripes, Annie Clark (aka St. Vincent), and Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys bringing some of the earliest electric guitar forms back to the limelight. Featuring interviews with Les Paul, Keith Richards, Carlos Santana, Eddie Van Halen, Steve Vai, and dozens more players and creators, Play It Loud is the story of how a band of innovators transformed an idea into a revolution. From the Hardcover edition.

📒A Loud Whisper by Sheiko Nagawo

Book Title : A Loud Whisper
Author : Sheiko Nagawo
Publisher : FriesenPress
Release Date : 2017-03-20
Pages : 34
ISBN : 9781460293720
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

A Loud Whisper Summary : “A Loud Whisper” his very first children’s picture book is based on a true story of a boy born to a semi-nomadic family of 1950’s Ethiopia. The Oromo, a nationality to which the author belongs remains a marginalized majority in Ethiopia. As a protest to occupation and oppression, Oromos of this region refused to be part of Abyssinian learning institution until a villager, a man known to the author’s family was arrested after delivering a letter of his own arrest to authorities. The incident awakened his poor sleepy village. They gathered, lamented the arrest of their fellow villager and decided to send their first born sons to school so what happened to Daybaso Gohare is not repeated. He was the first born son and first to go to school from his village of Achaba in Arsi Did’a.

📒Love You Forever by Robert N. Munsch

Book Title : Love You Forever
Author : Robert N. Munsch
Publisher : Firefly Books
Release Date : 1986
Pages : 32
ISBN : 0920668372
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Love You Forever Summary : As her son grows up from little boy to adult man, a mother secretly rocks him each night as he sleeps.

📒Play It Loud by Jayson Kerr Dobney

Book Title : Play It Loud
Author : Jayson Kerr Dobney
Publisher : Metropolitan Museum of Art
Release Date : 2019-03-25
Pages : 236
ISBN : 9781588396662
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Play It Loud Summary : Play It Loud celebrates the musical instruments that gave rock and roll its signature sound. Seven engrossing essays by veteran music journalists and scholars discuss the technical developments that fostered rock’s seductive riffs and driving rhythms; the evolution of the classic lineup of two guitars, bass, and drums; the thrilling innovations and expanded instrumentation musicians have explored to achieve unique effects; the powerful visual impact instruments have had; and the essential role they have played in the most memorable moments of rock and roll history. Abundant photographs depict rock’s most iconic instruments—including Jerry Lee Lewis’s baby grand piano, Chuck Berry’s Gibson ES-350T guitar, John Lennon’s twelve-string Rickenbacker 325, Keith Moon’s drum set, and the white Stratocaster Jimi Hendrix played at Woodstock—both in performance and as works of art in their own right. Produced in collaboration with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, this astounding book goes behind the music to offer a rare, in-depth look at the instruments that inspired the musicians and made possible the songs we know and love.

📒The Loud Book by Deborah Underwood

Book Title : The Loud Book
Author : Deborah Underwood
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date : 2012-10-16
Pages : 32
ISBN : 9780547744919
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

The Loud Book Summary : BANG! CRACKLE! BOO! Just like there are lots of quiets, there are also lots of louds: Good louds (HOORAY!) and bad louds (CRASH!) And louds that make you feel like you are the center of attention (BURP!). The Loud Book compiles all these kid-friendly noises from morning to night, in a way that is sure to make readers CHEER!

📒Born To Run by Christopher McDougall

Book Title : Born to Run
Author : Christopher McDougall
Publisher : Vintage
Release Date : 2011
Pages : 287
ISBN : 9780307279187
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Born to Run Summary : Recounts the author's experiences with the reclusive Tarahumara Indians, whose techniques allow them to run long distances with ease, and describes his training for a fifty-mile race with the tribe and a number of ultramarathoners.

📒Happy Birth Day by Robie H. Harris

Book Title : Happy Birth Day
Author : Robie H. Harris
Publisher : Candlewick Press
Release Date : 2002
Pages : 32
ISBN : 0763609749
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Happy Birth Day Summary : A mother tells her child about its first day of life from the moment of birth through the end of the birth day.