Turn The Horns On

Turn The Horns On

by Akili Walker

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Turn The Horns On by Akili Walker

"Turn the Horns On" is the powerful,poignant, and gripping life story of Steven "Akili" Walker, a young African-American drummer, who set out in the 1970's to conquer his dream of becoming a successful recording engineer in an industry dominated by white males. This intimate account of sex, drugs, and redemption takes you on a revealing tour behind the scenes in New York
City studios and on the road with some of the most groundbreaking musicians of the last 40 years -including James Brown, George Clinton, Tony Bennett, Run-DMC, Prince, LL Cool J, Lee Morgan, Ahmad Jamal, Luther Vandross, The Young Rascals, Humble Pie, and Russell Simmons - with special attention paid to the work that established Akili as one of the architects of hip hop.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780615822464
Publisher: Wynter Lynn Publishing
Publication date: 06/15/2013
Pages: 244
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.51(d)

About the Author

Akili Walker an Audio Engineer since 1973 has over 150 albums to his credit and has recorded or toured with acts like Prince, Cameo, Brass Construction, Eddie Kendricks, LL Cool J, Run-Dmc, Kurtis Blow, Phyllis Hyman, Duke Ellington Orch, Ahmad Jamal, Tony Bennett, The Young Rascals, Humble pie, D Train, Gil Scott Heron and Brian Jackson, James Brown, George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Lee Morgan, Rashan Roland Kirk, Betty Carter, Lonnie Liston Smith, Norman Conners, Doug and Jean Carn, Skyy, Clearence Burke, Love Bug Starski, Whodini, Public Enemy, Machine, Loyd Price, Al Hippler, Evelyn "Champagne" King, Kashif, Art Ensemble of Chicago, Brass Fantasy, Mighty Sparrow, Tabou Combo, Ray Beretto, Eddie Palmeri, Jimmy Castor Bunch, Luther Vandross, The Moments, Blue Magic, Marshall Mantano, The Mighty Arrow, Onyx, Dr Jeckell and Mr Hyde, Charles Earland, Gwen Guthrie and many more.

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