Music Is History by Ben Greenman audiobook

Music Is History

By Questlove

Recorded Books Inc., Recorded Books, Inc. 9781419751431
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Music Is History combines Questlove’s deep musical expertise with his curiosity about history, examining America over the past fifty years. Focusing on the years 1971 to the present, Questlove finds the hidden connections in the American tapestry, whether investigating how the blaxploitation era reshaped Black identity or considering the way disco took an assembly-line approach to Black genius. And these critical inquiries are complemented by his own memories as a music fan, and the way his appetite for pop culture taught him about America. A history of the last half-century and an intimate conversation with one of music’s most influential and original voices, Music Is History is a singular look at contemporary America.

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Music Is History combines Questlove’s deep musical expertise with his curiosity about history, examining America over the past fifty years.

Focusing on the years 1971 to the present, Questlove finds the hidden connections in the American tapestry, whether investigating how the blaxploitation era reshaped Black identity or considering the way disco took an assembly-line approach to Black genius. And these critical inquiries are complemented by his own memories as a music fan, and the way his appetite for pop culture taught him about America.

A history of the last half-century and an intimate conversation with one of music’s most influential and original voices, Music Is History is a singular look at contemporary America.

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Author Bio: Ben Greenman

Author Bio: Ben Greenman

Ben Greenman is an editor at the New Yorker and the author of several acclaimed books of fiction, including, Superbad, A Circle Is a Balloon, Compass Both, and the funk-rock novel Please Step Back. His fiction, essays, and journalism have appeared in numerous publications, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, Paris Review, Zoetrope, McSweeney’s, and Opium, and he has been widely anthologized. He is also a regular contributor to the online music site MoistWorks.com. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two children.

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Author Bio: Ahmir Khalib Thompson

Author Bio: Ahmir Khalib Thompson

Ahmir Thompson, also known as Questlove, is the drummer and cofounder of the Grammy award–winning hip hop band the Roots. He is also a world-renowned producer, arranger, and songwriter. In 2009 the Roots became the house band on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Questlove has over 2.4 million followers on Twitter and has been known to DJ damn near every night of his life.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Music
Runtime: 11.01
Audience: Adult
Language: English