Music in the air : the selected writings of Ralph J. Gleason / edited by Toby Gleason ; foreword by Jann Wenner ; introduction by Paul Scanlon
- Jazz and blues. Jazz : Black art/American art -- Perspectives -- Perspectives -- The San Francisco jazz scene -- Jimmy Witherspoon, At the Monterey Jazz Festival -- John Coltrane, Olé Coltrane -- School jazz has quality -- Louis plays the Claremont -- This year at Monterey -- Billie Holiday, The golden years, Vol. II -- The greatness of Carmen McRae -- Guaraldi and Sete, a happy union -- John Handy, Recorded live at the Monterey Jazz Festival -- "Soul sauce, " a hummer's hit -- Mingus mail album a huge success -- B.B. King, Completely well -- The rewards in Mingus' music -- Miles Davis, Bitches brew -- The sunlight and beauty of Johnny Hodges -- God bless Louis Armstrong -- Duke Ellington, The pianist -- Cal Tjader, Los ritmos calientes! -- Ben Webster : another giant gone -- Frank : then and now -- Farewell to the Duke.
Folk, rock, and pop. The limeliters, Through children's eyes : little-folk songs for adults -- The magic of Joan Baez -- Pete Seeger is here tonight -- Odetta the incomparable -- A folk-singing social critic -- The Beatles' Mersey sound -- Who really is Bob Dylan? -- Jefferson Airplane, Takes off -- A warm and groovy affair -- Dawn of true sexual hysteria -- Hank Williams, Roy Acuff and then God!! -- Another candle blown out -- Altamont revisited on film -- Simon and Garfunkel, Parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme -- Unreleased Bob Dylan album -- San Francisco, the American Liverpool -- Satire, reality and Dick Gregory -- Jonathan Winters, Another day, another world -- The Bill Cosby world of youth -- Lenny Bruce, The real Lenny Bruce.
Politics and culture. The casualties of mass society -- The tragedy at the Greek Theatre -- The times, they are a-changin' -- The flower children -- Like a rolling stone -- Sound is without color -- Fighting fire with fire : an end to logic -- We need an honest president -- We've got to get rid of Nixon -- Payola : it's in the grooves -- Law & order & the business of politics.
- This sterling anthology, edited by Gleason's son Toby, himself a forty-year veteran of the music business, spans Ralph J. Gleason's four decades as popular music's preeminent commentator. Drawing from a rich variety of sources, including Gleason's books, essays, interviews, and LP record album liner notes, it is essential reading for writers, historians, scholars, and music lovers of every stripe.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Source of Acquisition:
- Purchased with funds from the Class of 1935 Libraries Endowment; 2017
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