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Music is history / Questlove with Ben Greenman

Questlove, (author.). Greenman, Ben, (author.).

Available copies

  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Moorhead Public Library 782.4216 QUE (Text) 33500013493077 New Available -
Warroad Public Library 782.4216 QUE (Text) 35500006523474 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781419751431
  • ISBN: 1419751433
  • Physical Description: 351 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Abrams Image, 2021.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes discography and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Stretched on history's wheel -- Music is the message -- Past is prologue, and protest -- Cool like that -- The POV lane -- Having two parties -- Future to the back -- Disco tech -- An idea runs wild -- Teach the children -- Inside outside leave me alone -- History by the numbers -- Why does everybody have a bomb? -- File under -- Long for yesterday -- And you don't stop -- Greatness expectations -- Taste! How low can you go? -- Seeds of change -- Return of the impressed -- Furious styles -- Echo park -- X marks the spot -- In the sun I feel as one -- Present, tense -- You've got me feeling emotions -- Moving like you're standing still -- Fair and unfair use -- Things fall apart -- Things come together -- The bad minus -- Our twenty-first century.
Summary, etc.:
Music Is History combines Questlove's deep musical expertise with his curiosity about history, examining America over the past fifty years.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2021 October #2
    Music is life for Questlove, the son of musicians and himself an accomplished and influential drummer, songwriter, DJ, producer, writer (Creative Quest, 2018), and director of the revelatory documentary, Summer of Soul. Music is also history, Questlove argues with ardor, unabashedly nerdy expertise, and percussive narrative power in this provocative 50-year investigation starting in 1971, the year he was born. Questlove explains why he thinks "of the America we live in as a series of songs" in substantial yet rollicking essays summarizing each year up to 2002, followed by a shrewd insider's overview of the subsequent years up to the present, a time period too recent for a full historical analysis. Questlove muses on the slippery nature of history; touches on signature events and landmarks in film, TV, sports, and books; offers close readings of musical styles and song lyrics, profiles musicians, and tells tales of his own musical experiences. He also presents intriguing musical lists and excellent indexes. Questlove's in-depth, witty, creative, personal, and authoritative musical history will keep people reading, listening, questioning, and musing for many years to come. Copyright 2021 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

<p>Drummer, DJ, producer, culinary entrepreneur,&#160;<i>New York Times</i>&#160;bestselling author, and member of The Roots&#160;<b>Ahmir &#8220;</b><b>Questlove</b><b>&#8221; Thompson</b>&#160;is the unmistakable heartbeat of Philadelphia&#8217;s most influential hip-hop group. He is the musical director for&#160;<i>The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon</i>, where his beloved Roots crew serves as house band. Beyond that, this five-time Grammy Award&#8211;winning musician&#8217;s indisputable reputation has landed him musical-directing positions with everyone from D&#8217;Angelo to Eminem to Jay-Z.&#160;Questlove&#160;has also released multiple books, including the&#160;<i>New York Times</i>&#160;bestsellers&#160;<i>Mo&#8217; Meta Blues</i>&#160;and&#160;<i>Creative Quest</i>, the Grammy-nominated audiobook&#160;<i>Creative Quest</i>,&#160;<i>Soul Train: The Music</i>,&#160;<i>Dance and Style of a Generation</i>, James Beard Award&#8211;nominated&#160;<i>somethingtofoodabout</i><u>,</u>&#160;and, most recently,&#160;<i>Mixtape Potluck Cookbook</i>.&#160;</p><p>Questlove and Black Thought of the Roots have executive produced the acclaimed documentary series<i> Hip-Hop: The Songs That Shook America&#160;</i>on AMC under their production company,&#160;<i>Two One Five Entertainment</i><u>,</u>&#160;which recently announced a first-look deal with Universal Television to develop scripted and non-scripted programming. Questlove will serve as executive producer for the upcoming documentary&#160;<i>The League</i>, centered on the tumultuous journey of Negro League baseball. He also made his directorial debut with the acclaimed feature documentary&#160;<i>Summer of Soul</i>, which explores the legendary 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival. The film premiered on the opening night of the 2021 Sundance Film Festival in January, where it was awarded the Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award for Best U.S. Documentary. The film most recently broke the record for the highest-selling documentary to come out of Sundance when it was acquired by Searchlight/Hulu. Questlove is also set to direct an upcoming Sly Stone feature documentary.</p><p>Questlove has cemented himself as one of the most sought-after DJs in pop culture, with a resume that includes gigs for the Academy Awards, the Golden Globes, the White House, Cartier, and hotels and nightclubs around the world. After streaming nearly three hundred virtual DJ sets in 2020, he has used this momentum to launch his own Twitch show called&#160;<i>GO DJ</i>, which champions sets from renowned international peers.</p><p>Additionally, Questlove served as the executive music producer and composer on the A&#38;E Miniseries&#160;<i>Roots</i>. He also scored Chris Rock&#8217;s film&#160;<i>Top Five</i>&#160;and coproduced the Grammy Award&#8211;winning&#160;<i>Original Broadway Cast Recording of&#160;</i><i>Hamilton</i>. Questlove also hosts his own acclaimed podcast,&#160;<i>Questlove Supreme</i>, on iHeart. Questlove costarred in Disney Pixar&#8217;s Golden Globe&#8211;winning animated feature&#160;<i>Soul,&#160;</i>which landed him an NAACP Image Award nomination for Outstanding Character Voice-Over Performance.</p>

Subject: Popular music > United States > History and criticism.
African Americans > Music > History and criticism.
MUSIC / History & Criticism.
African Americans > Music.
Popular music.
United States.
Genre: Music criticism and reviews.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Music criticism and reviews.

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