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The Resource Bob Dylan : American troubadour, Donald Brown

Bob Dylan : American troubadour, Donald Brown

Label
Bob Dylan : American troubadour
Title
Bob Dylan
Title remainder
American troubadour
Statement of responsibility
Donald Brown
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Overview: Tempo: A Scarecrow Press Music Series of Rock, Pop, and Culture offers titles that explore rock and popular music through the lens of social and cultural history, revealing the dynamic relationship between musicians, music, and their milieu. Like other major art forms, rock and pop music comment on their cultural, political, and even economic situation, reflecting the technological advances, psychological concerns, religious feelings, and artistic trends of their times. Whether you are a professional musician or regular listener, diehard fan or music student, titles in the Tempo series are the ideal introduction to major pop and rock artists and the music they produced and their cultural and musical impact on society. With each year, new books appear on Bob Dylan, attesting to his continuing importance as a major figure in American music and culture. Bob Dylan: American Troubadour is the first book on Dylan to look at his entire career, from his first album to his most recent, Tempest, released 50 years later in 2012. In a brief compass, Brown provides insightful critical commentary on Dylan's entire corpus, placing full scope of Dylan's career in the context of its times in order to assess the relationship of Dylan's music to contemporary American culture. Each chapter addresses a particular phase of Dylan's career, taking its cue from events in Dylan's life and from the collective experiences that shaped the times. As the artist who famously proclaimed "the times, they are a-changin', " Dylan was never static as an artist, his music altering as the times changed. In Bob Dylan: American Troubadour, Donald Brown follows the shifting versions of Dylan, from his songs of conscientious social involvement to more personal exploratory songs; from his influential rock albums of the mid-'60s to his adaptations of Country music; from his three very different tours in the 1970s to his "born again" period as a proselytizer for Christ, to his frustrations as a recording and performing artist in the 1980s; from his retrospective importance in the Nineties to the refreshingly vital albums he has been producing in the 21st century. Bob Dylan: American Troubadour will engage not only Dylan fans and students of his work but those interested American popular music, history, and culture. Anyone who has been touched, challenged or surprised by a Dylan song, who would like to know more about this long and fascinating career, who wants to discover Dylan within his context will find in Bob Dylan: American Troubadour a concise and informed critical overview of Dylan's music and his place in the American musical landscape
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
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1959-
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Brown, Donald
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • discographies
Series statement
Tempo : a Rowman & Littlefield music series on rock, pop, and culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dylan, Bob
  • Dylan, Bob
  • Dylan, Bob
Label
Bob Dylan : American troubadour, Donald Brown
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes discography (pages 245-249), bibliographical references (pages 239-243) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Series editor's foreword -- Timeline -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Becoming Bob Dylan (1960-1964) -- Electric Dylan (1965-1966) -- Rural glory (1967) -- Take me as I am (1968-1973) -- Back in the rain (1974-1978) -- Changing of the guard (1978-1981) -- Rock and roll dreams (1983-1990) -- Good enough for now (1989-1997) -- Bob Dylan revisited (2000-2012) -- Epilogue: Now the rest is history -- Further reading -- Further listening -- Index -- About the author
Control code
ocn862222399
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xl, 267 pages
Isbn
9780810884205
Isbn Type
(bbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013044394
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780810884205
  • (OCoLC)862222399
  • (Sirsi) b13370121
Label
Bob Dylan : American troubadour, Donald Brown
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes discography (pages 245-249), bibliographical references (pages 239-243) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Series editor's foreword -- Timeline -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Becoming Bob Dylan (1960-1964) -- Electric Dylan (1965-1966) -- Rural glory (1967) -- Take me as I am (1968-1973) -- Back in the rain (1974-1978) -- Changing of the guard (1978-1981) -- Rock and roll dreams (1983-1990) -- Good enough for now (1989-1997) -- Bob Dylan revisited (2000-2012) -- Epilogue: Now the rest is history -- Further reading -- Further listening -- Index -- About the author
Control code
ocn862222399
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xl, 267 pages
Isbn
9780810884205
Isbn Type
(bbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2013044394
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780810884205
  • (OCoLC)862222399
  • (Sirsi) b13370121

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