"What'd I say?" : the Atlantic story : 50 years of music
|Format:||Print Book 2001|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy|
Inspired at an early age by music, cutting his first records aged 14, Ahmet Ertegun, son of the Turkish ambassador to Paris, London and then Washington, formed Atlantic Records over 50 years ago and still runs it today. His love and passion for music is as strong and clear now as it ever has been. It would have been a relatively easy matter where this book is concerned to have created 'boxes' and put soul into one of these, jazz into another and so on. We've chosen instead to let the story unfold through 1,200 exceptional images taken by a range of the world's greatest photographers, and a text of approximately 120,000 words from Ahmet, the artists and the characters concerned. Furthermore, each of the writers listed below have provided definitive essays on the relevant eras, styles and themes of music involved.
ContentsEssays. Atlantic Records 1947-54 / by Greil Marcus
The jazz heritage of Atlantic Records / by Nat Hentoff
The second taste 1954-1962 / by Lenny Kaye
Southern soul / by Robert Gordon
The move into rock / by Robert Christgau
Lost in music, Atlantic's disco years / by Vince Aletti
The great age of excess 1972-1986 / by David Fricke
Jazz / by Will Friedwald
The soul in the machine 1986-2000 / by Barney Hoskins.
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Ertegun, Ahmet M.
Atlantic Recording Corporation.
Sound recording industry -- United States.
Popular music -- United States -- History and criticism.
Singers -- United States -- Biography -- Pictorial works.
Rock musicians -- United States -- Biography -- Pictorial works.
Jazz musicians -- United States -- Biography -- Pictorial works.
African American musicians -- Biography -- Pictorial works.
|Publisher|| New York :Welcome Rain Publishers,2001
|Edition||1st Welcome Rain ed.|
Ertegun, Ahmet M.
565 pages : chiefly illustrations (some color) ; 37 cm
Includes bibliographical references (page 565) and index.