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The Resource Songs in the rough : from "Heartbreak Hotel" to "Higher love" : rock's greatest songs in rough-draft form, Stephen Bishop

Songs in the rough : from "Heartbreak Hotel" to "Higher love" : rock's greatest songs in rough-draft form, Stephen Bishop

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Songs in the rough : from "Heartbreak Hotel" to "Higher love" : rock's greatest songs in rough-draft form
Title
Songs in the rough
Title remainder
from "Heartbreak Hotel" to "Higher love" : rock's greatest songs in rough-draft form
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Bishop
Title variation
From "Heartbreak Hotel" to "Higher love" : rock's greatest songs in rough-draft form
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Contributor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Every great song - from "Wake Up Little Susie" to "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" to "I Touch Myself" - has its origins in a scrap of paper where some songwriter decided to capture an inspiration. Some of them get it all down in one manic burst; others jot down just a line or two, coming back later to scratch out the old lines and add new ones. Inevitably, though, what's produced is not just a great anthem, but a document of the fascinating songwriting process itself. Stephen Bishop, a veteran songwriter himself and an unofficial songwriting historian, has spent three years collecting his rock 'n' roll equivalent of a collection of holy relics: the original, handwritten rough drafts of some of the greatest songs of our time. From "Heartbreak Hotel" (with a note to the original singer: "Shaky like Elvis") to "Save the Last Dance for Me" (scribbled on the songwriter's own wedding invitation) to "Stayin' Alive" (on Robin Gibb's airline ticket) to modern hits made famous by Janet Jackson, the Go-Gos, and Whitney Houston, Songs in the Rough offers a first-ever glimpse into popular music's pinnacles at their point of conception
  • Filled with collectors' items - including five songs by the Beatles, two by Jimi Hendrix, one by Bob Dylan, and a fascinating collaboration between Joni Mitchell and David Crosby - Songs in the Rough is supplemented with interviews by the writers themselves, telling the stories behind the songs and bringing the reader into the creative process. This is irresistible, living music history
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Bishop, Stephen
Dewey number
782.42166/0262
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
Index
no index present
LC call number
ML3534
LC item number
.B57 1996
Literary form
non fiction
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  • 1912-1967
  • 1940-1980
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  • Guthrie, Woody
  • Lennon, John
  • Hendrix, Jimi
  • Bacharach, Burt
  • Hamlisch, Marvin
  • Beatles
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  • Rock music
  • Rock music
  • Rock musicians
  • Musicians
  • Composers
  • Folk-rock music
  • Songs
  • Rockmusik
  • Entwurf
  • Bildband
  • Rockmusiker
  • Interview
  • United States
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Songs in the rough : from "Heartbreak Hotel" to "Higher love" : rock's greatest songs in rough-draft form, Stephen Bishop
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31223032836828
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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Contents
Part one: In the beginning. You are my sunshine ; This land is your land ; Save the last dance for me ; Heartbreak Hotel ; Bye bye love ; Wake up little Susie ; Hello Mary Lou, goodbye heart ; Runaway ; My special angel ; Monster mash ; Meet the Flintstones ; Mama said ; I'm on my way -- Part two: Sunshine days. Good day sunshine ; Penny Lane ; Lovely Rita ; Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds ; Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band ; Sunshine Superman ; Ferry cross the Mersey ; This diamond ring ; Psychotic reaction ; This old heart of mine ; Surf's up ; Daydream believer ; Somebody to love ; Rocky top ; I was made to love her ; Chicago ; Crosstown traffic ; Purple haze ; Never my love ; Sugar magnolia ; God ; Pledging my time -- Part three: Peaceful feelings. I think I love you ; Raindrops keep fallin' on my head ; We've only just begun ; Jammin' ; Levon ; You don't mess around with Jim ; Peaceful easy feeling ; Best of my love ; Heartache tonight ; She's gone ; Ooh Las Vegas ; The way we were ; Only women bleed ; No more Mr. Nice Guy ; Rhiannon ; Rock and roll all nite ; Mamas don't let your babies grow up to be cowboys ; Sometimes at night ; Tenth Avenue freeze out ; Stayin' alive ; On and on -- Part four: the MTV years. Separate lives ; Lives in the balance ; Fame ; Promises in the dark ; My bologna ; We got the beat ; Invisible touch ; Sussudio ; One more night ; Higher love ; Baby grand ; Soul provider ; I wanna dance with somebody ; From a distance ; Copperline ; Rhythm nation ; I touch myself ; Yvette in English ; Study war no more
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xv, 142 pages
Isbn
9780312140489
Lccn
95045128
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, facsimiles
System control number
  • 33334840
  • (OCoLC)33334840
Label
Songs in the rough : from "Heartbreak Hotel" to "Higher love" : rock's greatest songs in rough-draft form, Stephen Bishop
Publication
Bar code
31223032836828
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part one: In the beginning. You are my sunshine ; This land is your land ; Save the last dance for me ; Heartbreak Hotel ; Bye bye love ; Wake up little Susie ; Hello Mary Lou, goodbye heart ; Runaway ; My special angel ; Monster mash ; Meet the Flintstones ; Mama said ; I'm on my way -- Part two: Sunshine days. Good day sunshine ; Penny Lane ; Lovely Rita ; Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds ; Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band ; Sunshine Superman ; Ferry cross the Mersey ; This diamond ring ; Psychotic reaction ; This old heart of mine ; Surf's up ; Daydream believer ; Somebody to love ; Rocky top ; I was made to love her ; Chicago ; Crosstown traffic ; Purple haze ; Never my love ; Sugar magnolia ; God ; Pledging my time -- Part three: Peaceful feelings. I think I love you ; Raindrops keep fallin' on my head ; We've only just begun ; Jammin' ; Levon ; You don't mess around with Jim ; Peaceful easy feeling ; Best of my love ; Heartache tonight ; She's gone ; Ooh Las Vegas ; The way we were ; Only women bleed ; No more Mr. Nice Guy ; Rhiannon ; Rock and roll all nite ; Mamas don't let your babies grow up to be cowboys ; Sometimes at night ; Tenth Avenue freeze out ; Stayin' alive ; On and on -- Part four: the MTV years. Separate lives ; Lives in the balance ; Fame ; Promises in the dark ; My bologna ; We got the beat ; Invisible touch ; Sussudio ; One more night ; Higher love ; Baby grand ; Soul provider ; I wanna dance with somebody ; From a distance ; Copperline ; Rhythm nation ; I touch myself ; Yvette in English ; Study war no more
Dimensions
29 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xv, 142 pages
Isbn
9780312140489
Lccn
95045128
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, facsimiles
System control number
  • 33334840
  • (OCoLC)33334840

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