The Devil s Music

Superbly researched and vividly written, The Devil's Music is one of the only books to trace the rise and development of the blues both in relation to other forms of black music and in the context of American social history as experienced ...

Author: Giles Oakley

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 0306807432

Category: Music

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Superbly researched and vividly written, The Devil's Music is one of the only books to trace the rise and development of the blues both in relation to other forms of black music and in the context of American social history as experienced by African Americans. From its roots in the turn-of-the-century honky-tonks of New Orleans and the barrelhouses and plantations of the Mississippi Delta to modern legends such as John Lee Hooker and B. B. King, the blues comes alive here through accounts by the blues musicians themselves and those who knew them. Throughout this wide-ranging and fascinating book, Giles Oakley describes the texture of the life that made the blues possible, and the changing attitudes toward the music. The Devil's Music is a wholehearted and loving examination of one of America's most powerful traditions.
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The Devil s Music

Author: Suzanne June Leppe

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105039354696

Category: Devil in art

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The Devil s Music

The big beat, said Billy Graham, was “ever working in the world for evil.” Yet by the early 2000s Christian rock had become a billion-dollar industry. The Devil’s Music tells the story of this transformation.

Author: Randall J. Stephens

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674919723

Category: Music

Page: 330

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When rock ’n’ roll emerged in the 1950s, ministers denounced it from their pulpits and Sunday school teachers warned of the music’s demonic origins. The big beat, said Billy Graham, was “ever working in the world for evil.” Yet by the early 2000s Christian rock had become a billion-dollar industry. The Devil’s Music tells the story of this transformation. Rock’s origins lie in part with the energetic Southern Pentecostal churches where Elvis, Little Richard, James Brown, and other pioneers of the genre worshipped as children. Randall J. Stephens shows that the music, styles, and ideas of tongue-speaking churches powerfully influenced these early performers. As rock ’n’ roll’s popularity grew, white preachers tried to distance their flock from this “blasphemous jungle music,” with little success. By the 1960s, Christian leaders feared the Beatles really were more popular than Jesus, as John Lennon claimed. Stephens argues that in the early days of rock ’n’ roll, faith served as a vehicle for whites’ racial fears. A decade later, evangelical Christians were at odds with the counterculture and the antiwar movement. By associating the music of blacks and hippies with godlessness, believers used their faith to justify racism and conservative politics. But in a reversal of strategy in the early 1970s, the same evangelicals embraced Christian rock as a way to express Jesus’s message within their own religious community and project it into a secular world. In Stephens’s compelling narrative, the result was a powerful fusion of conservatism and popular culture whose effects are still felt today.
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Devil s Music Holy Rollers and Hillbillies

Taking a fresh look at events long overlooked or misunderstood, this book tells how some of the most disenfranchised people in a free and prosperous nation strove to make themselves heard--and changed the world.

Author: James A. Cosby

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476662299

Category: Music

Page: 264

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“James A. Cosby’s book on the roots of rock and roll is a fascinating look at the historical aspect of this comprehensive music. He carefully traces some of the earliest examples of what later evolved into what we recognize as rock and roll, and the journey on which this book takes us is consistently informative and enlightening. The author covers the music’s history with careful, accurate details, and also adds an appreciation for its aesthetics. It allows even those who already have some understanding of the music’s roots to learn more details and obtain a deeper understanding. Highly recommended. It is one of the quintessential books on rock music’s roots.”—Examiner.com “Thoughtfully written and meticulously footnoted”—Broad Street Review “Chapter after chapter, it will have you reaching for your record player”—The Current “A lot of useful, thoughtful, and engaging information throughout the work...provides an illuminating and intriguing look at how the genre became a cultural touchstone”—Kirkus Reviews “You can read a hundred histories of early rock and roll, and still not understand exactly how the spark of a century was generated. History can be messy, but is there any way to tell the story concisely? James A. Cosby does a more than creditable job of that in his new book”—Minnesota Public Radio “Informative and entertaining and likely to appeal to anyone with an interest in popular music”—Penniless Press “The wealth of information [Cosby] shares, and the way it is presented, makes this book worth owning”—102.9 WMGK Classic Rock “Well researched, well organized, and well thought-out...those who are just starting out their research on the history of rock and roll will find this book useful, while even the more seasoned rock and roll scholar will glean some new information”—ARSC Journal Rock music today is universal and its popular history is well known. Yet few know how and why it really came about. Taking a fresh look at events long overlooked or misunderstood, this book tells how some of the most disenfranchised people in a free and prosperous nation strove to make themselves heard—and changed the world. Describing the genesis of rock and roll, the author covers everything from its deep roots in the Mississippi Delta, key early figures, like deejay “Daddy-O” Dewey Phillips and gospel star Sister Rosetta Tharpe, and the influence of so-called “holy rollers” of the Pentecostal church who became crucial performers—Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richard.
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The Devil s Music Master

or wrong—putting his belief in "another, true Germany" into action, and what emerges from these war recordings is an ... There is no doubt that Furtwangler's musical activity was indeed misused by the Nazis, but the subversive message ...

Author: Sam H. Shirakawa

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195065085

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 506

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A comprehensive biography of one of the greatest twentieth-century conductors surveys Furtwa+a5ngler's formative years, his rise to preeminence as Germany's leading conductor, and his development, as reflected in his recordings.
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You Don t Have To Put Up With The Devil s Crap

Satan was the head angel in charge and that included music. That's why one should be careful of what kind of words come from the music you hear All music tells a story or relate to some kind of experience. Songs of love, joy, Happiness, ...

Author: HolyGhost7

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781481770637

Category: Religion

Page: 120

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An adventure of the spiritual and worldly war a young boy fights.....Learning he has been sent to this world to fight and conquer evil by GOD.....Learning the power of words the things they do good and bad.....Finding weapons of this war given by God not only to him but others also....... We have targeted children from the ages of 7 to adults for this reading....Weather you agree or disagree its OK still there is something inside that may be use for someones good...... Love, Hate, suspense and humor.....learn that words are powerful spirits that do good and bad not just sounds that come from your mouth..... May the Holy-Spirit guide you through this journey.....names not used; these things has happen and can happen to someone else..... Words are the most powerful thing in the universe.....Dr. Bill Wiston (Bill Winston Ministries) You have a purpose it may be distorted but God has a purpose for you.....Pastor Willie Tate (Progressive Baptist Church) Prayer is your line of communicating with God, Jesus, and the Holy-Spirit.....Elder C.J. Starks(Prayer Tabernacle C.O.G.I.C) Fasting from wrong thinking ......Pastor Gregory Dickow (Life Changers) The spirit of the Lord is on me Luke 4:18......Pastor Marks( Bethesda Baptist Church) May the spirit of the Lord be with you!!! Peace and Love
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Chasin that Devil Music

Traces the development and characteristics of the Delta blues, and describes the most influential blues musicians and recordings of the 1920s and 1930s

Author: Gayle Wardlow

Publisher: Backbeat Books

ISBN: 0879305525

Category: Music

Page: 271

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Traces the development and characteristics of the Delta blues, and describes the most influential blues musicians and recordings of the 1920s and 1930s
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The Devil s Box

Drawing on such seldom-tapped resources as small regional newspapers, personal correspondence, and rare interviews with the fiddlers themselves as well as their families, Charles Wolfe conjures up vivid portraits of the individuals who ...

Author: Charles K. Wolfe

Publisher: Country Music Foundation

ISBN: UOM:49015002681303

Category: Music

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The key players and favorite tunes in the commercial emergence of Southern fiddling in the first half of the twentieth century are the focus of this lucid and engaging study. Drawing on such seldom-tapped resources as small regional newspapers, personal correspondence, and rare interviews with the fiddlers themselves as well as their families, Charles Wolfe conjures up vivid portraits of the individuals who fashioned this distinctly American music.
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The Devil s Music Master

In The Devil's Music Master, Sam H. Shirakawa forges the first full-length and comprehensive biography of Furtwängler.

Author: Sam H. Shirakawa

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199923410

Category: History

Page: 544

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From 1922 until his death in 1954, Wilhelm Furtwängler was the foremost cultural music figure of the German-speaking world, conductor of both the Berlin and Vienna Philharmonic orchestras. But a cloud still hangs over his reputation, despite his undeniable brilliance as a musician, because of a fatal and tragic decision. Wilhelm Furtwängler remained in Germany when thousands of intellectuals and artists fled after the Nazis seized power in 1933. His decision to stay behind earned him lasting condemnation as a Nazi collaborator--"The Devil's Music Master." Decades after his death, Furtwängler remains for many not only the greatest but also the most controversial musical personality of our time. In The Devil's Music Master, Sam H. Shirakawa forges the first full-length and comprehensive biography of Furtwängler. He surveys Furtwängler's formative years as a difficult but brilliant prodigy, his rise to pre-eminence as Germany's leading conductor, and his development as a musician, composer, and thinker. Shirakawa also reviews the rich recorded legacy Furtwängler documented throughout his forty-year career--such as the legendary Tristan with Kirsten Flagstad and the famous performances of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony in 1942 and 1951. Equally important, Shirakawa goes backstage and behind the lines to explore how the Nazis seized control of the arts and how Furtwängler single-handedly tried to prevent evil characters as Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels and Luftwaffe Chief Hermann Göring from annihilating Germany's musical life. He shows how Furtwängler, far from being a toady to the Nazis, stood up openly against Hitler and Himmler--at enormous personal risk--to salvage the musical traditions of Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven. Shirakawa also presents moving and overwhelming evidence of Furtwängler's astonishing efforts to save the lives of Jews and other persecuted individuals trapped in Nazi Germany--only to be proscribed at the end of the war and nearly framed as a war criminal. But there was more to Furtwängler than his politics, or even his music, and we come to know this extraordinary man as a reluctant composer, a prolific essayist and diary keeper, a loyal friend, a formidable enemy when crossed, and an incorrigible philanderer. Numerous musical luminaries share their memories of Furtwängler to round out this vivid portrait. Based on dozens of interviews and research in numerous documents, letters, and diaries, many of them previously unpublished, The Devil's Music Master is an in-depth look at the life and times of a unique personality whose fatal flaw lay in his uncompromising belief that music and art must be kept apart from politics, a conviction that transformed him into a tragic figure.
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The Devil s Music

He's the son of a patient, a struggling artist living in a houseboat on the river. His name is it Ian? The family is from somewhere north of Aberdeen. There's a patch of sweat on his chest and coppery hair surges at the neck of his ...

Author: Jane Rusbridge

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408803288

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It is 1958 and the Sputnik satellite has taken a dog up into space; back on earth, five-year-old Andy has a new sister, Elaine - a baby who, his father insists, is 'not quite all there'. While his parents argue over whether or not to send Elaine away, Andy sleeps beside her cot each night, keeping guard and watching as his mother - once an ambitious, energetic nurse - twists away into her private, suffocating sadness. Knots keep treasures safe, Andy's rope-maker grandfather tells him, and, as he listens to stories of the great Harry Houdini, Andy learns the Carrick Bend, the Midshipman's Hitch and the Monkey's Fist. Then a young painter, hired to decorate the family's house, seems to call Andy's mother back from the grief in which she is lost. But one day, at The Siding - the old railway carriage that serves as the family's seaside retreat - Andy is left in charge of his baby sister on a wind-chopped beach, where he discovers that not all treasures can be kept safe for ever. Three decades later Andrew returns from self-imposed exile to The Siding, the place where his life first unravelled. Looking back on the broken strands of his childhood, he tries, at last, to weave them together, aided by his grandfather's copy of The Ashley Book of Knots and the arrival of a wild-haired, tango-dancing sculptor - a woman with her own ideas about making peace with the past.
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Finding God in the Devil s Music

long before scholars of religion and popular culture began thinking about the relationship between rock and religion, in the ancient testimonies of philosophers we read of those who “heard” metaphysical “music/noises” at the source or ...

Author: Alex DiBlasi

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476671505

Category: Music

Page: 197

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From the rise of the American Evangelical movement to the introduction of Eastern philosophies in the West, the past century has seen major changes in the religious makeup of Western culture. As one result, musicians across the world have brought both “new” and old religious beliefs into their works. This book investigates rock music as an expression of religious inquiry and religious devotion. Contributors to this essay collection use a variety of sources, including artist biographies, record and concert reviews, videos, personal experience, rock music forums and social media in order to investigate the relationship of rock music and religion from a number of perspectives. The essays also explore public interest in religion as a platform for expression and social critique, viewing this issue through the lens of popular rock music.
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The Devil s Music

This book recounts the story of daemonic music's extraordinary and often surprising influence on Western culture and history.

Author: S. L. Klein

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1489574980

Category: History

Page: 326

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In the Star Wars films the mythic battle between the forces of good and evil is accentuated through the film's score. The contrast between the music associated with the evil empire and that of its heroic opponents is so conspicuous that even those who never saw the films are unlikely to mistake the music of one for the other. The contrast is particularly clear when comparing the motif associated with the young heroic rebel Luke Skywalker with that of his dark imperial foe (and father) Darth Vader. The reason it is so hard to mistake music representing the villains for heroes is that most of us have a predictable emotional response to certain musical tones, which composers count on. But why would that be so? The question is far from trivial. The affective theories offered over the last two thousand years to explain our response to music, and the music that evolved under their influence not only helped shape Western culture, but also influenced the course of history. A major reason for this extraordinary influence is the interconnection made centuries ago between musical affective theory, cosmology, daemons, and ancient concepts of the mind and spirit. From these connections, daemonic music was derived and related philosophies developed that would affect the greatest recurring struggle in Western history, that between authoritarianism and democracy. This book recounts the story of daemonic music's extraordinary and often surprising influence on Western culture and history.
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Devil s Music Holy Rollers and Hillbillies

These dynamics are then traced up through life in the Mississippi Delta and the blues and gospel music of the Jim Crow era, in addition to tracing a parallel track of hillbilly music. A lot is covered, but each piece is crucial.

Author: James A. Cosby

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476625386

Category: Music

Page: 264

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Rock music today is universal and its popular history is well known. Yet few know how and why it really came about. Taking a fresh look at events long overlooked or misunderstood, this book tells how some of the most disenfranchised people in a free and prosperous nation strove to make themselves heard—and changed the world. Describing the genesis of rock and roll, the author covers everything from its deep roots in the Mississippi Delta, key early figures, like deejay “Daddy-O” Dewey Phillips and gospel star Sister Rosetta Tharpe, and the influence of so-called “holy rollers” of the Pentecostal church who became crucial performers—Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richard.
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The Devil s Horn

In The Devil's Horn, Michael Segell traces the 160-year history of the saxophone-a horn that created a sound never before heard in nature, and that from the moment it debuted has aroused both positive and negative passions among all who ...

Author: Michael Segell

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 142993087X

Category: Music

Page: 336

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In The Devil's Horn, Michael Segell traces the 160-year history of the saxophone-a horn that created a sound never before heard in nature, and that from the moment it debuted has aroused both positive and negative passions among all who hear it. The saxophone has insinuated itself into virtually every musical idiom that has come along since its birth as well as into music with traditions thousands of years old. But it has also been controversial, viewed as a symbol of decadence, immorality and lasciviousness: it was banned in Japan, saxophonists have been sent to Siberian lockdown by Communist officials, and a pope even indicted it. Segell outlines the saxophone's fascinating history while he highlights many of its legendary players, including Benny Carter, Illinois Jacquet, Sonny Rollins, Lee Konitz, Phil Woods, Branford Marsalis, and Michael Brecker. The Devil's Horn explores the saxophone's intersections with social movement and change, the innovative acoustical science behind the instrument, its struggles in the world of "legit" music, and the mystical properties that seduce all who fall under its influence. Colorful, evocative, and richly informed, The Devil's Horn is an ingenious portrait of one of the most popular instruments in the world.
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The Devil s Chord

“Have you heard of the devil's chord, Annja?” Interesting conversation change. ButAnnja could go with it.“Of course. It was a tritone of musical notes that the church banned from being played or used in musical scores in the Middle Ages ...

Author: Alex Archer

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9781460335123

Category: Fiction

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Da Vinci's greatest and most dangerous legacy… In the midst of a lovers' quarrel on a Venetian bridge, a pair of art thieves loses a priceless, stolen Lorraine cross to the canal's murky waters. Suspecting a connection between the cross, Joan of Arc and da Vinci, Annja Creed's former mentor, Roux, sends the archaeologist to oversee the search for the missing artifact. But someone else knows about the cross…knows enough to kill for it. Despite several vicious attacks during their underwater expedition, Annja and Roux's hired diver recovers the cross. But when the diver's loyalties are called into question and he disappears—along with the treasure—Annja is certain there's more to the ancient object than Roux is letting on. She soon discovers the cross is only one piece in an intricate enigma—a key that, when combined with a series of musical notes, may unlock one of Leonardo da Vinci's most fantastical inventions. But the price Annja must pay to stop this key from falling into the wrong hands may be her life.
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Music in Martin Luther s Theology

Luther wrote the draft On Music in 1530, and he says then that music is a gift of God, for it drives away the devil andcreates a joyful soul. The opening sentence is, “I love music.” And the draft was written when Luther was in Coburg ...

Author: Yakub E. Kartawidjaja

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 9783647565538

Category: Religion

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The study aims to analyse the impact of Luther’s theology on his thoughts about music. It limits itself to an analysis of the topic by focusing on the three most important statements of Luther about music in his unfinished treatise Περι της μουσικης [On Music]. The first statement is that music is “a gift of God and not of man” [Dei donum hominum est], second, music “creates joyful soul” [facit letos animos], and third, music “drives away the devil” [fugat diabolum]. The relation between these three statements to each other and to Luther’s theology in general can be understood in connection with his personal experiences and commitments to music, which were undergirded by his theology. Luther, as a man of medieval times, took for granted the existence of the devil, and many of his writings contained frequent references to the personal attacks of the devil, where it influenced his thoughts about music.
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