Incredibly Strange Music, Volume 14
V. Vale, Andrea Juno
Re/Search Publications, 1993 - Music - 208 pages
Incredibly Strange Music can be your guide to discover recordings that specialize in border-crossing—eluding scholars and historians who mainly have dedicated themselves to specific "genres" such as blues, rock, jazz, classical, and other forms. This book takes the listener on a tour of topsy-turvy, genre bending sound experience. Martin Denny, Perrey and Kingsley, Eartha Kitt and others tell how they created their unique recordings. The 12 inch LP covers spotlighted here are themselves "frameable" works of art, yet can still be found for trifling sums at thrift stores and garage sales. This is a record collectors' guide to the last remaining "bargains," and remix-culture DJs looking for something new can find a treasure trove of inspiration in these pages. On another level, this book will satisfy the itinerant reader simply in search of non-conformist thinking and passions.
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LI : The RAVENS do a song , “ A Simple Prayer , ” and at the end the singer hits a
note that shatters your brain• IR : “ Send me someone who cares for meeee . ...
AJ : What do they call it when they reach those incredibly high notes ?
I can ' t remember what note it was , but according to him that was what made
those records exotic . ... The liner notes to Miracles describe her as “ the most
extraordinary voice of three generations ” and that ' s true• BK : Miracles sounds
... and he also produced a country star , Leapy Lee . His roots were in pop -
country . Then he made a couple of albums that were poetry a la Rod McKuen .
On Hazle - woodism the liner notes were brilliant , sort of like redneck Bob Dylan .
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Re/Search publishers/editors Vale and Juno here add the finishing touches for anyone attempting to document the dangers and foreboding symbolism attendant in the replacement of records with CDs. In a ... Read full review