Ralph Jungheim

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December 1998    Books

Making People’s Music Moe Asch and Folkways Records
Peter D. Goldsmith

When Norman Granz decided to release his Jazz at the Philharmonic masters on a small-time label, he consulted the New York City Yellow Pages. The first name he found was Asch. Moe Asch was so excited by the music that offered Granz $2000 and a royalty of...


June 1998    Books

Maynard Ferguson’s Life In Music: The Authorized Biography
Dr. William F. Lee III

Quite an undertaking. Sixty years of this Canadian-born phenom’s musical life in a mere 256 pages. With little and/or nothing about those sometimes equally colorful aspects of his personal life. Dr. Lee intersperses his spare narrative with dozens of quotes...


January/February 1998    Books

The Real Deal: How To Get Signed To A Record Label From A To Z
Daylle Deanna Schwartz

Ms. Schwartz knows of what she writes, having moved from high school teacher to rapper to record label president, and now heading up Revenge Productions—where she teaches the ins and outs of the music industry. She walks you through the entire process, from...


November 1997    Books

The Hammond Organ: Beauty in the B
Mark Vail

Mark Vail is a cheerleading fan of the B-3 and its mandatory Leslie speakers. He walks us through more than you might ever wish to know about the instrument. In conversational style, here is its history; how to buy one, and even how to care for and feed...


September 1997    Books

Stir It Up: Musical Stews from Roots to Jazz
Gene Santoro

Gene Santoro is a fine writer who digs deep to demonstrate how artists’ lives and beliefs have shaped their work. His subjects here range from Haiti’s Voodoo Rock band Boukman Eksperyans and “Afropop Avatar” Manu Dibango through pop/rock names including...

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