Da Capo Best Music Writing 2002

Da Capo Best Music Writing 2002

The Year's Finest Writing on Rock, Pop, Jazz, Country, & More

Book - 2002
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Baker & Taylor
A second annual collection of essays and articles about music and its culture covers diverse modern styles--rock, pop, rap, jazz, blues, country, and more--and features works by Roseanne Cash, Nick Tosches, Greil Marcus, Richard Meltzer, Lester Bangs, and other notables. Original. 25,000 first printing.

Perseus Publishing
Announcing the third annual collection of the year's best essays and articles on music. It's "music-geek rapture."-Entertainment Weekly

It's here: the third and latest volume in the series that you have come to rely upon for your music-reading fix. The 2002 volume will celebrate the year's best writing about music and its culture, as selected by Jonathan Lethem, best-selling novelist, music hound, and self-confessed closet rock-writer. With pieces on a dazzling array of topics from more than a hundred sources, the collection brings you remarkable essays by journalists and authors who are as serious about writing as they are about music. It's required reading for anyone who loves either art. Past contributors have included: David Rakoff Mike Doughty Lorraine Ali Greil Marcus Richard Meltzer Robert Gordon Sarah Vowell Nick Tosches Anthony DeCurtis William Gay Whitney Balliett Lester Bangs Rosanne Cash Susan Orlean Eddie Dean Selwyn Seyfu Hinds Alec Wilkinson David Hajdu

Book News
Including writings from novelists, musicians, and professional music critics, this year's editor Lethem (author of the novel Motherless Brooklyn ) offers essays culled from newspapers, magazines, and online sources. Subjects treated in the 29 contributions include the passing of Joey Ramone, the New Orleans hip-hop scene, the voice of Louis Armstrong, the top 100 songs of all time, English roots music, the fashions sense of Jennifer Lopez, the performances of bluegrass legend Ralph Stanley, and satirical takes on Marilyn Manson and hip-hop. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Da Capo ; London : Eurospan, 2002
ISBN: 9780306811661
Branch Call Number: 781.64 DACAP
Characteristics: 354 pages
Additional Contributors: Bresnick, Paul
Lethem, Jonathan


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