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Rock and Roll: The 100 Best Singles
     

Rock and Roll: The 100 Best Singles

by Paul Williams
 

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Written in Williams' "warm, relaxed, chatty style" ("The New York Times"), this book is a veritable portable jukebox of rock and roll and the stories behind the songs. "(Williams is) one of the most original thinkers and writers working within the dimension of rock. His ideas are fresh, fierce, and singularly alive."--"Fusion." (Music)

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Written in Williams' "warm, relaxed, chatty style" ("The New York Times"), this book is a veritable portable jukebox of rock and roll and the stories behind the songs. "(Williams is) one of the most original thinkers and writers working within the dimension of rock. His ideas are fresh, fierce, and singularly alive."--"Fusion." (Music)

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Library Journal
Williams, the former editor of the seminal rock magazine Crawdaddy! , offers his choices for the best 100 rock'n'roll singles. Basing his selections on emotional impact rather than chart position or historical significance, he picks songs from Robert Johnson's 1937 hit ``Terraplane Blues'' to Neil Young's ``Rockin' in the Free World'' (1989). Except for a few surprising picks like Anita Ward's ``Ring My Bell'' (1979), Williams generally includes well-known songs by such recognizable rockers as the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, Chuck Berry, Prince, the Sex Pistols, and Bob Dylan. He devotes equal space to the four decades of rock. Writing in a breezy, journalistic style, the author provides general readers with a solid consumer guide to the best in rock singles. For public libraries.-- David Szatmary, Univ. of Washington, Seattle

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780934558419
Publisher:
Entwhistle Books
Publication date:
12/28/1993
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)

Meet the Author

Paul Williams is an Oscar, Grammy, and Golden Globe winning Hall of Fame songwriter ("Rainbow Connection," "Evergreen," and "We've Only Just Begun") and President of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). He is a major public force in the recovery movement, a graduate of UCLA's Drug and Alcohol Counseling Certification Program and has served as a member of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Board of Directors. He was a founding board member and counselor for the Musicians Assistance Program (MAP), now the treatment wing of MusiCares.

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