THE STORY OF ACID JAZZ The underground London club scene of the mild 1980´s was dominated by the sound of ´rare groove´, a DJ term created to describe hard to find jazz-funk music from the ´70s. However by the Summer of 1988 a new sound began to infiltrate the clubs in the form of tripped-out Acid house, and suddenly down tempo dance music found it had nowhere to go. Those who didn´t succumb to house music´s 4/4 tyranny were left with few options - but one did spring up: Acid Jazz... Includes: unique 8-page history of the Acid Jazz label, scene and featured artists.
(Ace Records) 7 Tracks, Stereo, ein bisher unveröffentlichtes Album des Mastergitarristen, ein verstecktes Juwel aus den Westbound-Gewölben Vorher unveröffentlichtes Album des Mastergitarristen. Ein verlorenes Juwel aus den Westbound-Gewölben. Gitarrist Melvin Sparks war einer der Helden des Acid Jazz auf einer von BGP gesponserten Tour Mitte der 90er Jahre. Sein flüssiger Blues-Stil beleuchtete eine Reihe von Platten auf Prestige, Eastbound und Westbound als Leader und auf Dutzenden von Sessions, die Künstler wie Leon Spencer, Charles Earland und Lou Donaldson unterstützten. Sein Oeuvre war funky Orgel-basierter Jazz, näher an den R&B-Charts als John Coltrane, aber er hielt seine Soli interessant und hatte immer etwas zu sagen. Born in Houston, Texas, begann er seine Karriere in der Musik in der R&B Road Band The Upsetters - lange nachdem sie Little Richard unterstützt hatten - bevor er Mitte der 60er Jahre in New York aufhörte und zu Brother Jack McDuff´s Gruppe kam, was zu seinen ersten Aufnahmen führte. Nachdem er sich im Studio bewährt hatte, gab es kein Halten mehr - zuerst bei Blue Note, wo er hinter Lonnie Smith spielte, dann als erster Aufruf für Lou Donaldson und bei Prestige hinter Donaldson Alumnus Charles Earland. Ihr Talent wurde von Prestige A&R-Mann Bob Porter anerkannt, der ihn mit Sessionarbeit versorgte und ihm seine Pause als Leader mit dem exzellenten´Sparks!die er mit einer ebenso starken´Zündkerze´ verfolgte. Porter war zum Zeitpunkt des dritten Albums´Akilah!aber die beiden Männer trafen sich wieder bei Detroit´s Westbound Label, wo sie den hochgradig sammelbaren´Texas Twister´ herstellten. aber der Markt für Jazz änderte sich, und bis zu seinem nächsten Album, ´´75´, kamen weitere Soul-Elemente hinzu, darunter Gesang von Jimmy Scott auf ein paar Tracks und einige von Sparks selbst. Ein Nachfolger,´I´m Funky Now´, war geplant, wurde aber nie veröffentlicht, obwohl ein sequenziertes Produktionsmaster erstellt wurde. Nach 41 Jahren Wartezeit hier erschienen, ist das Album vollgepackt mit Big-Funky-Band-Arrangements, obwohl Sparks weniger prominent vertreten ist als auf seinen früheren Alben, was seine ursprüngliche Absage erklären könnte. Das heißt, es ist eine fantastische Arbeit, und wir sind stolz darauf, sie zum allerersten Mal herauszugeben. DEAN RUDLAND,
Olivia Sloane doesn´t want to live anymore. Her whole life is a struggle. Her health, her school, her social life, and even her relationship with her mother are all a mess. The world itself is a mess. With lethal acid rain and stifling, ever-present fog, nothing thrives in her home city, and it´s even worse outside - or so she´s been taught.Her best friend, David, also has a hard life, but he has hope. He´s convinced that there´s something better hidden beyond the fence surrounding their city and has always suggested escaping together. Olivia has never taken it seriously. But after a failed suicide attempt, her stay in the mental ward leads to a series of suspicious encounters with her mother and a fight at school. Feeling like there is nothing left to lose, she decides to give David´s idea a shot.Despite their poor health and reports of killer beasts, Olivia and David brave the wilderness. The truth they discover there - not just about their society but about themselves - is more astonishing than anything they ever imagined.Authors 4 Authors Content Rating:This title has been rated 14+ appropriate for teens and contains:moderate languageintense violencebrief implied sexual violencenegative mild tobacco, fantasy, and illicit drug usediscussions of mental illness and suicidegovernmental conspiracyFor more information on our rating system, please, visit the Authors 4 Authors Publishing website. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Vanessa Wendt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/152810/bk_acx0_152810_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Rare Earth Metal Complexes:with Aminopolycarboxylic Acid Ligands(I) Xudong Jin, Jun Wang, Xiangdong Zhang
Ibogaine and its salts are extracted from a type of rare vine in Southern America. Ibogaine is regulated by the US Controlled Substances Act. This natural drug falls under a Schedule I controlled substance, which also includes drugs such as marijuana and heroin. Ibogaine is available to many people outside of the United States, which makes it a great tourist attraction for Americans in foreign nations. It is said to send the user on an extremely intense trip, more powerful than LSD, also referred to as acid. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Al Remington. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/038170/bk_acx0_038170_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Photographer and Grateful Dead insider Rosie McGee narrates her memoir, telling dozens of previously-untold stories of living, traveling and working with the Dead during their first decade as a band. Not just for Deadheads or baby boomers - this audiobook is for anyone seeking a woman´s intimate account of the San Francisco rock music community in the Sixties, rare in a field of such books most often written by men. Included are firsthand stories of Autumn Records; The Matrix nightclub; the Acid Tests; Olompali; life in the Haight-Ashbury; the Human Be-In; the Grateful Dead (and the author´s) bust at 710 Ashbury; New York, Toronto and Montreal with the Dead and Jefferson Airplane; Monterey Pop; Altamont; the Dead´s Europe ´72 tour; and encounters with individuals as diverse as Tom Donahue, Phil Spector, Lenny Bruce, Janis Joplin, Owsley Stanley, Timothy Leary, Jesse Colin Young, Julie Christie and many others. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rosie McGee. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/014774/bk_acx0_014774_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
With her blockbuster New York Times best sellers Longitude and Galileo´s Daughter, Dava Sobel used her rare and luminous gift for weaving difficult scientific concepts into a compelling story to garner rave reviews and attract readers from across the literary spectrum. Now, in The Planets, Sobel brings her full talents to bear on what is perhaps her most ambitious subject to date: the planets of our solar system. The sun´s family of planets become a familiar place in this personal account of the lives of other worlds. Sobel explores the planets´ origins and oddities through the lens of popular culture, from astrology, mythology, and science fiction to art, music, poetry, biography, and history. Whether revealing what lies behind Venus´ cocoon of acid clouds or capturing firsthand the excitement at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory when pictures from Cassini at Saturn are beamed to Earth, this intimate account is filled with fascination, beauty, and surprise. Written in Dava Sobel´s characteristically graceful prose, The Planets is a distinctive view of our place in the universe. It is that rare book that will delight the experienced astronomer and, at the same time, engage someone eager to get to know the planets. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lorna Raver. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/000687/bk_rand_000687_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Post-nuclear war America is a dangerous place. Mutated animals and deadly plants kill within seconds, while marauding gangs threaten to wipe out what´s left of humanity. Aeric Traxx, given the name after months of torture at the hands of the Vultures left him hideously scarred, leads the city of San Angelo through these troublesome times as diseases decimate the population and acid rains make the soil virtually unusable for the first few years after the war. The residents of the city are barely surviving in the harsh west Texas wastelands, but in a rare stroke of luck, Traxx finds an engineer who helps to convert the engines of the city´s construction equipment to steam power, allowing them to build full-sized walls for defense and power their vehicles for patrols outside of the fences. They´re learning to fight back against the evils of the wastes and to grow crops so they can supplement their poor diets. However, the Vultures aren´t finished with Traxx. Their hatred of the man´s past actions has festered through the years. They´ve infiltrated San Angelo and have a plan to destroy his beloved city. If successful, the gang´s move will irrevocably shift the power in the region and could cause the extinction of humanity. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Foster. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/056739/bk_acx0_056739_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Here, in a Library of America volume edited by Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, is the fiction that established James Baldwin´s reputation as a writer who fused unblinking realism and rare verbal eloquence. His first novel, Go Tell It on the Mountain (1953), tells the story, rooted in Baldwin´s own experience, of a preacher´s son coming of age in 1930´s Harlem. Ten years in the writing, its exploration of religious, sexual, and generational conflicts was described by Baldwin as ´´an attempt to exorcise something, to find out what happened to my father, what happened to all of us.´´ Giovanni´s Room (1956) is a searching, and in its day controversial, treatment of the tragic self-delusions of a young American expatriate at war with his own homosexuality. Another Country (1962), a wide-ranging exploration of America´s racial and sexual boundaries, depicts the suicide of a gifted jazz musician and its ripple effect on those who knew him. Complex in structure and turbulent in mood, it is in many ways Baldwin´s most ambitious novel. Going to Meet the Man (1965) collects Baldwin´s short fiction, including the masterful ´´Sonny´s Blues,´´ the unforgettable portrait of a jazz musician struggling with drug addiction in which Baldwin came closest to defining his goal as a writer: ´´For, while the tale of how we suffer, and how we are delighted, and how we may triumph is never new, it must be heard. There isn´t any other tale to tell, it´s the only light we´ve got in all this darkness.´´ LIBRARY OF AMERICA is an independent nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1979 to preserve our nation´s literary heritage by publishing, and keeping permanently in print, America´s best and most significant writing. The Library of America series includes more than 300 volumes to date, authoritative editions that average 1,000 pages in length, feature cloth covers, sewn bindings, and ribbon markers, and are printed on premium acid-free paper that will last for centuries.