Guy Pratt came of age just as bass playing became sexy. Having dallied with punk legend Sylvain Sylvain, Pratt suddenly found himself on Top of the Pops and supporting David Bowie with smooth Australian outfit Icehouse. He became bass player to the stars, crawling from studio to bar and hotel to stadium Portakabin with the likes of Pink Floyd, Robert Palmer, Womack &Womack and Bryan Ferry. Guy has recorded with everyone from Madonna and Michael Jackson to McFly. He was in The Smiths for a week, and has travelled through customs in a wheelchair after a flight with Jimmy Page. Following the success of his live show at the 2005 Edinburgh Festival and the subsequent sell out tour of Australia, Guy Pratt’s narrates his bestselling book, My Bass and Other Animals, a witty, revealing but heartfelt memoir of life at the pointy end of the music business. When not playing with David Gilmour or Bryan Ferry, he continues to take the show around the world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Guy Pratt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/mkle/000001/bk_mkle_000001_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Do what I say, and you´ll be what I am, is what my outdoor writer mentor told me many years ago when I just was getting started in my outdoor-writing career. Hearing those words and following that advice produced an outdoor writing career far bigger and better than I ever could have dreamed. ´´If you want black and white photography like I produce, do what I say, and the how and the why don´t matter,´´ Leonard LaRue, one of the greatest outdoor photographers who ever lived, told me. He was absolutely right because during his time he sold more outdoors photography than any other man alive and helped me sell more photography due to his advice. This same philosophy is true of successful bass fishing and life. If you want to become the best you can be, find someone who´s already become the best at what you want to do and follow his or her instructions. This is what I´ve done in my new book, Bass Pros´ Season by Season Tactics. In this book, I´ve chosen some of the best bass fishermen to give you advice on how to find and catch bass during each period of a bass fish´s life, including professionals like Kevin VanDam, Denny Brauer, David Fritts, Rick Clunn, Larry Nixon, George Cochran, Mark Davis, Woo Daves, Gary Klein, Davy Hite, Michael Iaconelli, Skeet Reese, Mark Rose, and Shaw Grigsby. My hope is that this book will help you find and catch more bass at every time of the year and each day you´re on the water. The men included in this book are some of the best mentors I know of for successful bass fishing anywhere in the nation. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Davenport. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/122837/bk_acx0_122837_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Want to know more about music? Want to learn awesome new bass playing techniques? Want to play songs without wasting your time looking for tabs on the net? If your answer is yes, then this is the right guide for you! In this audiobook, we will help you understand music theory. This audiobook also includes popular advanced bass techniques: Amaze your friends and band mates with your new bass techniques Create funkier and groovier beats with your bass! Impress your friends by showing them that you can play anything without the help of inaccurate bass tabs Communicate better with other musicians Make you bass guitar sing! Stand out and make catchy solos! You don´t have to go to expensive music schools to understand the music theory and scales! You can now play like a pro! This book is what you need if you want to know more about music and your bass. This book also uses simple terminologies so that it will be easier for you to follow and understand. If you are ready to be a full-fledged musician and bassist, it´s time for you to grab a copy of our book. Download now! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Eflin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/074185/bk_acx0_074185_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Derided for its conformity and consumerism, 1950s America paid a price in anxiety. Prosperity existed under the shadow of a mushroom cloud. Optimism wore a Bucky Beaver smile that masked worry over threats at home and abroad. But even dread could not quell the revolutionary changes taking place in virtually every form of mainstream music. Music historian James Wierzbicki sheds light on how the Fifties´ pervasive moods affected its sounds. Moving across genres established--pop, country, opera--and transfigured--experimental, rock, jazz--Wierzbicki delves into the social dynamics that caused forms to emerge or recede, thrive or fade away. Red scares and white flight, sexual politics and racial tensions, technological progress and demographic upheaval--the influence of each rooted the music of this volatile period to its specific place and time. Yet Wierzbicki also reveals the host of underlying connections linking that most apprehensive of times to our own uneasy present. The book is published by University of Illinois Press.´´The author successfully demonstrates the impact of social change upon Fifties music in a well-written and engaging way. Recommended.´´ (Library Journal)´´This fascinating book is accessible for students and general readers, even as Wierzbicki offers new insights that will be of interest to specialists as well.´´ (Gayle Sherwood Magee, author of Charles Ives Reconsidered)´´Wierzbicki is to be especially commended for his mastery of many sources and the way he has woven them together.´´ (Michael Broyles, author of Mavericks and Other Traditions in American Music) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Scott Carrico. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/082368/bk_acx0_082368_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this sweeping history of popular music in the United States, NPR´s acclaimed music critic examines how popular music shapes fundamental American ideas and beliefs, allowing us to communicate difficult emotions and truths about our most fraught social issues, most notably sex and race. In Good Booty, Ann Powers explores how popular music became America´s primary erotic art form. Powers takes us from 19th-century New Orleans through dance-crazed Jazz Age New York to the teen scream years of mid-20th century rock-and-roll to the cutting-edge adventures of today´s web-based pop stars. Drawing on her deep knowledge and insights on gender and sexuality, Powers recounts stories of forbidden lovers, wild shimmy-shakers, orgasmic gospel singers, countercultural perverts, soft-rock sensitivos, punk Puritans, and the cyborg known as Britney Spears to illuminate how eroticism - not merely sex but love, bodily freedom, and liberating joy - became entwined within the rhythms and melodies of American song. This cohesion, she reveals, touches the heart of America´s anxieties and hopes about race, feminism, marriage, youth, and freedom. In a survey that spans more than a century of music, Powers both heralds little known artists such as Florence Mills, a contemporary of Josephine Baker, and gospel queen Dorothy Love Coates, and sheds new light on artists we think we know well, from the Beatles and Jim Morrison to Madonna and Beyoncé. In telling the history of how American popular music and sexuality intersect - a magnum opus over two decades in the making - Powers offers new insights into our national psyche and our soul. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Teri Schnaubelt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/006288/bk_harp_006288_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Joe Boyd tells of his journey through Sixties music, from tour managing Muddy Waters and Coleman Hawkins, to plugging in Bob Dylan´s electric guitar while working as production manager at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival, to becoming a leading record producer. His first session was Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood´s ´´Crossroads´´ followed by Pink Floyd, Nick Drake, the Incredible String Band, Fairport Convention, Sandy Denny and many more. He moved to Hollywood at the end of the decade where he produced the documentary ´´Jimi Hendrix´´ for Warner Brothers. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Boyd. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/005646/bk_acx0_005646_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
On the planet of Discworld, phrases like ´´there´s a Death in the family´´ take on a whole new meaning. Young Susan has always suspected that her Grandfather was different, as though all the time he spent riding a white horse and wielding a scythe weren´t enough of a giveaway. Now that her worst fears have been confirmed, Susan learns that she´s expected to take over the family business when she grows up, even though most people mistake her for the Tooth Fairy. But as attractive as Death can be to many people, Susan is drawn into something else: the exciting, addictive heavy beats of ´´Music with Rocks In,´´ Discworld´s latest dance craze. Browse more novels of Discworld. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nigel Planer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/000271/bk_rhuk_000271_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The war took him away. Is their love strong enough to bring him home?From family tragedy, the war, to undying love, this compelling story spans three generations.It´s 1933, and the Depression has devastated the lives of most families in Birmingham, Alabama. Virginia (VA) Johannsen’s classmates are leaving town with their families to find work. At 14, she doesn’t understand why, since her father is a prominent physician, they have plenty to eat and she wears a new dress every week. VA’s family is happy with no worries until her father unexpectedly dies while on an out-of-town medical lecture series, or so she thought. Her mother, Lucy, is suspicious of the lecture series but keeps it to herself. Her secrets are numerous, but the only one that comes to light is in the form of eight white-robed colleagues who have asked to be pallbearers at his funeral. In the era of the Dorsey brothers, Harry James, and the Big Band sound, Virginia starts college, tunes in regularly to her favorite swing band radio station while war news fills the headlines. It’s 1938 and too far away to impact her. When she meets Larry Abbott one day after class, VA is immediately swept off her feet. A pre-med student, Larry is handsome, from a wealthy Birmingham family, and falls hard for the lovely dark-haired beauty with the intoxicating emerald green eyes. Their lives revolve around one another and become soon engaged, and a wedding is planned for December 1941. After two years and signing up for the army in a peacetime draft, Larry is hesitant to set the wedding date. Why? On December 7, 1941, war is declared, and VA´s brothers and Larry are prepared to leave when called. How can she let any of them go? The devastation she never wanted to hear about is about to fill her life with tremendous loss. How can she overcome the emotional airstrike that will impact the rest of her life? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jill Smith. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/138674/bk_acx0_138674_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Boy, do I have a lot to learn! Anyone who´s ever picked up a musical instrument of any kind - from the first caveman banging rocks to that little kid at the guitar shop - has thought that. I know I did. I´d been trying for years to break in to the music scene, to show everyone my chops, to make my mark. And I was good. But I wasn´t great. I knew that there was something wrong. ´´Then the teacher showed up. I didn´t ask for him. I didn´t think I needed him. And all he said he could teach me was ´nothing´. ´´What happened next, you may not believe...I sure didn´t...but that didn´t stop him.´´ The Music Lesson is the inspiring story of a young bass player and the lessons he learns about Life, Music, and the Life of Music. Throughout this audiobook is new, original music written by Victor Wooten and a bonus performance by the original supergroup Bela Fleck and the Flecktones. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Victor L. Wooten. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/001439/bk_tant_001439_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.