Music Is History

Music Is History

by Questlove
Music Is History

Music Is History

by Questlove

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This is the book that Questlove was destined to create. After a few books on food, Questlove turns his eye and ear to music with Music is History. Looking at the past 50 years, we are treated to a connoisseur and historian's point of view as he explores which songs are representative of each year and how each song symbolizes the cultural and political moment of the time. The B&N Exclusive Edition features a special chapter: Music is History Extended Remix, a collection of exercises and questions about the songs.

New York Times bestselling Music Is History combines Questlove’s deep musical expertise with his curiosity about history, examining America over the past fifty years—now in paperback

Focusing on the years 1971 to the present, Questlove finds the hidden connections in the American tapes, whether investigating how the blaxploitation era reshaped Black identity or considering the way disco took an assembly-line approach to Black genius. And these critical inquiries are complemented by his own memories as a music fan and the way his appetite for pop culture taught him about America. A history of the last half-century and an intimate conversation with one of music’s most influential and original voices, Music Is History is a singular look at contemporary America.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781419758836
Publisher: Abrams Image
Publication date: 10/04/2022
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 51,670
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Questlove is an American drummer, DJ, producer, designer, culinary entrepreneur, music educator, and bestselling author of Music Is History (Abrams, 2021), Mixtape Potluck Cookbook (Abrams, 2019), Creative Quest (Ecco Press, 2018), and Mo' Meta Blues (Grand Central, 2013), among other titles. He is also the cofounder of The Roots and the bandleader for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. He lives in New York.
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