'Wrestling clarity from the exuberant chaos of early rock 'n' roll, Albin Zak's I Don't Sound Like Nobody redefines our understanding of the record in the shaping of the post–World War II soundscape. Zak tracks the story which extends from Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra through Elvis and Buddy Holly to the Beatles and Bob Dylan with excursions into dozens of lesser known, but crucial, players in a game with few established rules. A crucial addition to the bookshelf.' – Craig Werner, author of A Change Is Gonna Come: Music, Race & the Soul of America
'In Albin J. Zak III's highly original study, phonograph records are not just the medium for disseminating songs but musical works unto themselves. Fashioned from a mix of copyright law, recording studios and techniques, the talent of musicians and disc jockeys, the ingenuity and avarice of producers, and the appetites of record buyers, the all-powerful marketplace Zak describes is an unruly zone where music of, by, and for the people is made and anointed.' — Richard Crawford, author of America's Musical Life: A History
'I Don't Sound Like Nobody' is a superb account of the transformation of American popular music in the 195os. Albin Zak insightfully explores what recording actually means in terms of the process of making and consuming music. His discussion of the legal, aesthetic, and industrial ramifications of changes in the recording process over the course of the 195os will make popu-lar music scholars and record collectors reconsider what they think they know about the period.' Rob Bowman, author of Soulsville, U.S.A.: The Story of Stax Records
'From the birth of the record industry through the legacy of Presley, the devel-opment of rock and roll, and the Beatles 'stunning arrival on the world's stage,' Albin Zak takes us on a journey of exceptional scholarship. The breadth of cov-erage and deep examination of recordings and repertoire reveal the author's reverence and sensitivity to the many dimensions and origins of this complex musical soundscape.' William Moylan, author of Understanding and Crafting the Mix: The Art of Recording
Propriétés de l'article: Albin J. Zak III: I Don't Sound Like Nobody - Remaking Music in 1950s America by Abin J. Zak
ALBIN J. ZAK III is Professor of Music at the University at Albany, State University of New York. He is the editor of The Velvet Underground Companion and the author of The Poetics of Rock: Cutting Tracks, Making Records, a groundbreaking study of rock music production. Zak is also a record pro-ducer, songwriter, singer, and guitarist.