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The Record Players: The Story of Dance Music Told by History's Greatest DJs

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Music historians Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton spent years cataloguing the extraordinary tales of the world's most revolutionary DJs, and The Record Players is the fun and illuminating result. A collection of firsthand accounts from the obsessives, the playboys, and the eccentrics who molded DJ culture, it follows dance music's evolution from records to synthesizers, and from rock to disco to techno and far beyond. Book jacket.

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Collects firsthand accounts in a vibrant oral history of the rise of the DJ culture and includes songs lists, discographies and photos. By the authors of Last Night A DJ Saved My Life. Original.

Synopsis:

Acclaimed authors and music historians Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton have spent years traveling across the world to interview the revolutionary and outrageous DJs who shaped the last half-century of pop music. The Record Players is the fun and revealing result—a collection of firsthand accounts from the obsessives, the playboys,...

Table of Contents

Introduction. Listen to this! — Jimmy Savile : dance hall disrupter — Ian Samwell : no.1 deejay — Jeff Dexter : the modfather — John Peel : inspired everybody — Terry Noel : original mixer — Francis Grasso : the groundbreaker — 'Farmer' Carl Dene : treasure seeker — Ian Levine : soul adventurer — Kev Roberts : casino royal — Ian Dewhirst : a northern soul — Steve D'Acquisto : disco's radical — David Mancuso : party messiah — Tom Moulton : father of remixing — Nicky Siano : wild man of disco — Franois Kevorkian : disco dubmaster — Kool Herc : father of hip hop — Grandmaster Flash : scientist of the mix — Afrika Bambaataa : Zulu king of the Bronx — Arthur Baker : maestro electro — Grand Mixer D.ST : turntable virtuoso — DJ Shadow : vinyl resurrectionist — Frankie Knuckles : godfather of house — Chip E : Chicago architect — Marshall Jefferson : leader of the jack — DJ Pierre : acid originator — David Morales : hitmaker — Louis Vega : master at work — Juan Atkins : techno rebel — Derrick May : high-tech soul — Jeff Mills : Detroit wizard — Alfredo : Ibiza's magician — Jos

Product Details

ISBN:
9780802195357
Publisher:
Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Subject:
Rock
Author:
Brewster, Bill
Author:
Broughton, Frank
Subject:
Music-Electronica
Subject:
Music - General
Subject:
Music --General History
Subject:
Music -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Music-Rock History
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Series Volume:
DJ Revolutionaries
Publication Date:
20110405
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
480

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The Record Players: The Story of Dance Music Told by History's Greatest DJs
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Product details 480 pages Grove/Atlantic, Incorporated - English 9780802195357 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Collects firsthand accounts in a vibrant oral history of the rise of the DJ culture and includes songs lists, discographies and photos. By the authors of Last Night A DJ Saved My Life. Original.
"Synopsis" by , Acclaimed authors and music historians Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton have spent years traveling across the world to interview the revolutionary and outrageous DJs who shaped the last half-century of pop music. The Record Players is the fun and revealing result—a collection of firsthand accounts from the obsessives, the playboys,...
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