Singer Jerry Butler on this edition of Fresh Air. Jerry (´´The Iceman´´) Butler´s 1969 hit, ´´Only the Strong Survive,´´ is a rhythm and blues classic, and also the title of his new autobiography: Only the Strong Survive: Memoirs of a Soul Survivor. Butler founded the vocal group The Impressions as well as having a successful solo career. His awareness of civil rights led him to politics, and he is serving his fourth term on the Cook County Board of Commissioners in Chicago. The book was written with Earl Smith, Butler´s brother-in-law and a journalist. (Broadcast Date: November 22, 2000) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Terry Gross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/whyy/001122/rt_whyy_001122_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Media Type : DVDMusical Genre : JazzSeries : Mel Bay RecordsNumber of pages : 145Filmed at the New York jazz club Smoke, Rodney Jones enlightens us with his flavorful originals like Groove Bone and One Turnip Green, while he indulges us with the classics such as Stella by Starlight, and Morning of the Carnival. For Live at Smoke, his first DVD as a leader, Rodney Jones selected material from every stage of his career, including tunes he had not previously recorded. The result is an exquisite juxtaposition of traditional and progressive works, including sultry ballads, floor-pounding grooves, and everything in between. A gifted solo artist and an A-list sideman for Dizzy Gillespie, James Brown, Lena Horne and other top performers, Rodney is also a dedicated educator, serving on the faculty of the Manhattan School of Music since 1988. Featuring: Brian Charette on organ, Lonnie Plaxico on bass and Ray Marchica on drums.
Edited by Paul S. MachlinThe 17 transcriptions in this volume reveal the compositional artistry and comic play of Thomas Wright Fats Waller (1904-43) - virtuoso jazz pianist, organist, singer, bandleader, parodist, comedian, and composer in the Harlem stride tradition. Using pairs of transcriptions of the same tune, this volume explores the creative process within Waller´s improvisations by demonstrating the wide variety of gesture and idea captured at the moment of recording. Alternate takes of I Can´t Give You Anything But Love, for example, show how deep the stylist gulf between two versions of a song could become, even within the same recording session. Alternate takes of Waiting at the End of the Road performed on piano and on pipe organ demonstrate Waller´s ability to exploit the different expressive possibilities inherent in the two instruments. Drawn from recordings made throughout Waller´s career, other pairs include a broad sampling of solo piano and pipe organ performances, popular songs, and small ensemble work: Ain´t Misbehavin´, Gladyse, Honeysuckle Rose, I Ain´t Got Nobody, I´m Crazy ´bout My Baby, and Rusty Pail. A single transcription of Waller´s little-known homemade acetate of That Does It from his 1943 show Early to Bed completes the volume. The accompanying essay explores the nature of Waller´s compositional and lyrical ingenuity, illustrated by several recently discovered manuscript sketches that offer clues to Waller´s musical imagination. Serving both performers and scholars, this volume should provide new insights into Waller´s musical achievements.TRANSCRIPTIONS INCLUDED: [4 versions for solo pipe organ, remainder for solo piano or piano with ensemble or voice.]1. Gladyse, 2 versions for solo piano2. Rusty Pail Blues, 2 versions for solo pipe organ3. Waiting at the End of the Road (Berlin), solo piano, solo pipe organ4. I Can´t Give You Anything But Love (McHugh/Fields), piano/vocal duet/ensemble, piano/vocal solo/ensemble5. I´m Crazy ´Bout My Baby (Waller/Hill), 2 versions for piano/vocal6. Honeysuckle Rose (Waller/Razaf), 2 versions for solo piano7. Ain´t Misbehavin´ (Waller/Brooks/Razaf), solo piano, piano/vocal8. I Ain´t Got Nobody (Williams/Graham), solo pipe organ, solo piano9. That Does It, solo pianoCONTENTS:ForewordPreface AcknowledgmentsWaltzing the Rumba: Waller´s Transformative ArtWaller´s CareerWaller´s Compositional ProcessYou Got Me Walkin´, Talkin´, and Squawkin´: What Waller Signifies Amending Texts Verbal Dueling ParodyConclusionPlates[Transcriptions]ApparatusSourcesTranscription MethodNotation General Editorial Articulation Instrumental TextCritical CommentaryAppendix: Estey Opus 2370 Pipe OrganGeneral DescriptionSpecificationsSecond-Touch Feature
Jolly Old St. NicholasHymns and Carols are the two main sources for the melodies that are associated with traditional Christmas music. While hymns are predominately sacred, the historical roots of carols are in religious and pagan folk music and dance. The latter association with pagan and dance music has throughout history brought carols alternatively in and out of favor with Christmas worship. Fortunately, interest in Christmas music has grown in the 20th century, and has led to the popularity it presently enjoys.Jolly Old Saint Nicholas is an American traditional carol by an anonymous composer. But St. Nicholas himself is associated with a priest serving in Asia Minor. Consecrated as Archbishop in Myra, a coastal town, St. Nicholas was made a patron Saint of the Russian Orthodox Church. Legend has it that he was generous and kind to children and practiced gift giving in secrecy at night. This charming, gentle tune seemed to blend well with Pachelbel´s Canon, and performers are urged not to take a beginning tempo too fast that would rush the coming eighth notes.This arrangement for saxophone quartet, rather than favoring a soprano solo with accompaniment, strives to include all the players in the music making, particularly by distributing melodic material. In addition, all dynamics and articulations should be taken as suggestions only, as performers are encouraged to make their own interpretations.Nombre de pages :6
Never before has the incendiary mix of action, politics, and intrigue that has become Timothy Zahn´s trademark, been mmore evident that in this new Star Wars epic. On the heels of the stunning events chronicled in Star Wars: A New Hope, the newly minted heroes of the Rebellion-fledgling Jedi Luke Skywalker, smuggler turned reluctant freedom-fighter Han Solo, and Princess Leia Organa, a bold leader with a world to avenge-must face the harsh realities of the cataclysmic conflict into which they have so bravely plunged. From this point forward, legends will grow, treachery will abound, and lives will be irrevocably altered, in the long, hard fight to counter the fist of tyranny and restore hope to a galaxy too long in darkness. The destruction of the Death Star by the Rebel Alliance was a decisive blow against the Empire, but Palpatine and his monstrous enforcer, Darth Vader, are no less of a threat. The brutal extermination of Alderaan not only demonstrated the magnitude of their murderous power, but served as a chilling testament to their resolve to crush the Rebel uprising. Standing against them, Skywalker, Solo, and the Princess remain uncertain opponents. Luke is gifted and brave, but unschooled in the power he possesses. Han has doubts about waging someone else´s war-and his contentiousness is one more burden for Leia to bear as she struggles to help keep the Rebellion alive. The three have been sent to mediate a dispute between Rebel Alliance factions in Shelsha Sector-agitating matters by forcing Han to deal not only with pirates, but with his more dreaded enemy, politics. At the same time, Mara Jade-all of eighteen and years away from her fateful meeting with Luke-is serving her evil master, Palpatine, well in her role as the Emperor´s Hand: tracking suspected treachery in the Empire to what may be high places-while trying to stay out of Darth Vader´s way. But the Rebels will prove to be only one of the Empire´s concerns. For Imperial Stormtrooper Daric LaRone, his faith in the Empire shaken by the wanton destruction of Alderaan, will commit a sudden and violent act of defiance, and take four other enforcers with him, in a desperate bid to elude their masters´ wrath. Each of these fateful actions, whether sanctioned, secret, or scandalous, will expose brutality and corruption, spur upheavals destined to shake the Empire to its core, and shape momentous events yet to come.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A long-awaited memoir from the larger-than-life, multifaceted lead vocalist of Iron Maiden, one of the most successful, influential and enduring rock bands ever. Pioneers of Britain´s nascent Rock & Metal scene back in the late 1970s, Iron Maiden smashed its way to the top, thanks in no small part to the high-octane performances, operatic singing style, and stage presence of its second, but twice-longest-serving, lead singer, Bruce Dickinson. As Iron Maiden´s front man-first from 1981 to 1993, and then from 1999 to the present-Dickinson has been, and remains, a man of legend. But OTT front man is just one of the many hats Bruce wears. In addition to being one of the world´s most storied and well-respected singers and songwriters, he is an airline captain, aviation entrepreneur, motivational speaker, beer brewer, novelist, radio presenter, and film scriptwriter. He has also competed as a world-class level fencer. Often credited as a genuine polymath Bruce, in his own words (and handwritten script in the first instance!), sets forth many personal observations guaranteed to inspire curious souls and hard-core fans alike. Dickinson turns his unbridled creativity, passion, and anarchic humour to reveal some fascinating stories from his life, including his thirty years with Maiden, his solo career, his childhood within the eccentric British school system, his early bands, fatherhood and family, and his recent battle with cancer. Bold, honest, intelligent and very funny, his memoir is an up-close look inside the life, heart, and mind of one of the most unique and interesting men in the world; a true icon of rock.
He´s hot. He´s dangerous. And he can´t remember anything. As the owner of Apple´n Pies, Joe Applin leads a quiet, uneventful life, content to spend his days serving customers who come from all over to eat his delicious homemade pies. Along with his motley crew - Bea, Elsie, and Donnie - Joe couldn´t be happier in his little kingdom of baked goods and java. Experience has taught Joe that love is overrated - and at times dangerous. He has no intention of repeating past mistakes. But then he meets a mysterious, handsome man with amnesia, and Joe can´t deny something sweet is in the works. He isn´t one to take risks, not with his heart and certainly not with his life, but the more time he spends with the man he knows as Tom, the closer he is to losing both. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Solo. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/057070/bk_acx0_057070_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Never before has the incendiary mix of action, politics, and intrigue that has become Timothy Zahn’s trademark, been more evident that in this new Star Wars epic. On the heels of the stunning events chronicled in Star Wars: A New Hope, the newly minted heroes of the Rebellion - fledgling Jedi Luke Skywalker, smuggler turned reluctant freedom-fighter Han Solo, and Princess Leia Organa, a bold leader with a world to avenge - must face the harsh realities of the cataclysmic conflict into which they have so bravely plunged. From this point forward, legends will grow, treachery will abound, and lives will be irrevocably altered, in the long, hard fight to counter the fist of tyranny and restore hope to a galaxy too long in darkness. The destruction of the Death Star by the Rebel Alliance was a decisive blow against the Empire, but Palpatine and his monstrous enforcer, Darth Vader, are no less of a threat. The brutal extermination of Alderaan not only demonstrated the magnitude of their murderous power, but served as a chilling testament to their resolve to crush the Rebel uprising. Standing against them, Skywalker, Solo, and the Princess remain uncertain opponents. Luke is gifted and brave, but unschooled in the power he possesses. Han has doubts about waging someone else’s war - and his contentiousness is one more burden for Leia to bear as she struggles to help keep the Rebellion alive. The three have been sent to mediate a dispute between Rebel Alliance factions in Shelsha Sector - agitating matters by forcing Han to deal not only with pirates, but with his more dreaded enemy, politics. At the same time, Mara Jade - all of eighteen and years away from her fateful meeting with Luke - is serving her evil master, Palpatine, well in her role as the Emperor’s Hand: tracking suspected treachery in the Empire to what may be high places - while trying to stay out of Darth Vader’s way. But the Rebels will prove to be only one of the Empir... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Marc Thompson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003550/bk_rand_003550_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Before Stephanie can even step foot off Flight 127, Hawaii to Newark, she’s knee deep in trouble. Her dream vacation turned into a nightmare, and she’s flying back to New Jersey solo. Worse still, her seatmate never returned to the plane after the L.A. layover. Now he’s dead, in a garbage can, waiting for curbside pickup. His killer could be anyone. And a ragtag collection of thugs and psychos, not to mention the FBI, are all looking for a photograph the dead man was supposed to be carrying. Only one other person has seen the missing photo: Stephanie Plum. Now she’s the target, and she doesn’t intend to end up in a garbage can. With the help of an FBI sketch artist, Stephanie re-creates the person in the photo. Unfortunately, the first sketch turns out to look like Tom Cruise, and the second sketch like Ashton Kutcher. Until Stephanie can improve her descriptive skills, she’ll need to watch her back. Over at the bail bonds agency, things are going from bad to worse. The bonds bus serving as Vinnie’s temporary HQ goes up in smoke. Stephanie’s wheelman, Lula, falls in love with their largest skip yet. Lifetime arch nemesis Joyce Barnhardt moves into Stephanie’s apartment. And everyone wants to know what happened in Hawaii. Morelli, Trenton’s hottest cop, isn’t talking about Hawaii. Ranger, the man of mystery, isn’t talking about Hawaii. And all Stephanie is willing to say about her Hawaiian vacation is... it’s complicated. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lorelei King. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/002831/bk_rand_002831_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´If one took no chances, one would not fly at all.´´ (Charles Lindbergh) In Charles River Editors’ History for Kids series, your children can learn about history’s most important people and events in an easy, entertaining, and educational way. This concise but comprehensive audiobook will keep your kid’s attention all the way to the end. In many ways, Charles Lindbergh represented the best and worst of America during the first half of the 20th century. Lindbergh became famous for being an aviation pioneer whose solo flight across the Atlantic captured the imagination of an entire world, yet he was an isolationist who wanted to keep American freedoms safe for Americans and no one else. Lindbergh was the quintessential family man, yet he fathered illegitimate children and suffered an unspeakable tragedy that became known as ´´The Crime of the Century´´. Lindbergh embodied some of his era’s greatest virtues and harbored some of its worst prejudices. Lindbergh was a 25-year-old US Air Mail pilot who was probably best known for two crashes before shooting to fame with his non-stop flight across the Atlantic from New York City to Paris on May 20-21, 1927. Lindbergh was Time Magazine’s first Man of the Year in 1927, and he used his newfound fame to promote the development of commercial flight and become a spokesman and symbol for advances in aviation. Tragically, Lindbergh was the subject of front page headlines in 1932 when his infant son, Charles, Jr., was kidnapped and murdered in the ´´Crime of the Century´´. After going into voluntary exile in Europe, Lindbergh found himself embroiled in scandals as he toured German (and Luftwaffe) aviation systems and took isolationist stances, at times making comments that were tinged with anti-Semitism and in favor of eugenics. Nevertheless, after Pearl Harbor, Lindbergh was rejected from serving in the armed forces, likely because President Roosevelt thought he was a Nazi sympathizer. But Li... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tracey Norman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/111603/bk_acx0_111603_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.