The Golden Age of Rock Instrumentals: A Loving Tribute to the Pioneers of the Instrumental Era, from Dick Dale and Sandy Nelson to Booker T. and the MGs and the Ventures

The Golden Age of Rock Instrumentals: A Loving Tribute to the Pioneers of the Instrumental Era, from Dick Dale and Sandy Nelson to Booker T. and the MGs and the Ventures

by Steven Otfinoski
     
 

From the search for new and unique sounds to a blending of the traditional and the experimental came an exciting and eclectic musical genre created by such pioneering artists as Les Paul, Link Wray, Dick Dale and his Del-Tones, and Booker T. and the MG's. Now, for the first time, the rich history of this genre's golden decade is lovingly examined in one comprehensive… See more details below

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From the search for new and unique sounds to a blending of the traditional and the experimental came an exciting and eclectic musical genre created by such pioneering artists as Les Paul, Link Wray, Dick Dale and his Del-Tones, and Booker T. and the MG's. Now, for the first time, the rich history of this genre's golden decade is lovingly examined in one comprehensive volume: the pop power of Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass; the tasty country licks of Chet Atkins and Buck Owens; the soulful Memphis stew cooked up by King Curtis and Bill Black's Combo; the surfer's stomp of the Chantays, the Pyramids, and the Surfaris; the jumpin' jazz of Dave Brubeck and Jimmy Smith; the amazing world of Joe Meek and the whirlwind that was the Tornadoes; the dance-crazed hits of the Rockin' Rebels and Johnny and the Hurricanes; the twangy guitars of Duane Eddy and the Ventures; the wailing sax and pounding drums of Big Jay McNeely and Cozy Cole; and the dream and theme music of Martin Denny and Henry Mancini.

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ISBN-13:
9780823076390
Publisher:
Crown Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/01/1997
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 8.76(h) x 0.55(d)

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