Ray: A Tribute to the Movie, the Music, and the Man (Newmarket Pictorial Moviebooks)
Book Description A stunning tribute hardcover gift book and full-color companion to the film?the never-before-told life story of American music legend Ray Charles?directed by Taylor Hackford, starring Jamie Foxx. Born in a poor town in Georgia, Ray Charles went blind at the age of seven shortly after witnessing his younger brother's accidental death. Inspired by a fiercely independent mother who insisted he make his own way in the world, Charles found his calling and his gift behind a piano keyboard. The soulful singer exploded with worldwide fame when he pioneered an inimitable style incorporating gospel, rhythm and blues, country, orchestral, and jazz influences. As he revolutionized the way people appreciated music, he simultaneously fought segregation in the very clubs that launched him and championed artists' rights within the corporate music business. Ray provides an unflinching portrait of Charles' musical genius as he overcomes personal demons while...
More books by Jamie Foxx
Book DescriptionHow do we "know" music? We perform it, compose it, sing it in the shower; cook, sleep and dance to it. Eventually we think and write about it. This book represents the culmination of such shared processes. Portraying a wide range of genres (rock, dance, TV soundtracks, country, ...
Book DescriptionBringing together material from the areas of documentary, fandom and animation, Movie Music, the Film Reader comprises an important collection of writings about film music. It is divided into four sections, each with an introduction by the editor. Essays in The Meanings of the ...
Jill Hughart. LA 411 2003: Southern California's Professional Reference Guide for Television Commercial and Music Video Product (La 411)
Book DescriptionThe must-have directory the industry can't do business without! Over 9,000 qualified listings of production resources for shooting television commercials and videos in Southern California. There is simply no other resource like LA 411. Sections include: * Ad agencies * Production ...
Book DescriptionThis new biography of Elgar draws on letters and documents which have become available over the last twenty-five years. Michael Kennedy, a leading scholar of British music as well as a distinguished musical biographer, uses the new material (including Elgar's vast personal correspondence) ...