Da Capo Best Music Writing 2004: The Year's Finest Writing on Rock, Hip-hop, Jazz, Pop, Country, and More

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Da Capo, 2004 - Music - 360 pages
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Now in its landmark fifth year, Da Capo Best Music Writing has become one of the most eagerly awaited annuals of them all. Celebrating the year in music writing by gathering a rich array of essays, missives, and musings on every style of music from rock to hip-hop to R&B to jazz and more, it is essential reading for anyone who loves great music and accomplished writing. Scribes of every imaginable sort-novelists, poets, journalists, musicians-are gathered to create a multi-voiced snapshot of the year in music writing.Past contributors have included: Lynn Hirschberg * Chuck Klosterman * Elizabeth Gilbert * Jay McInerney * Elvis Costello * Susan Orlean * Jonathan Lethem * Lorraine Ali * Greil Marcus * Richard Meltzer * Robert Gordon * Sarah Vowell * Nick Tosches * Anthony DeCurtis * William Gay * Whitney Balliett * Lester Bangs * Rosanne Cash * Eddie Dean * Selwyn Seyfu Hinds * Alec Wilkinson * David Hadju * Lenny Kaye * The Onion * Gary Giddins * Luc Sante * Monica Kendrick * Kalefa Sanneh

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Review: Da Capo Best Music Writing 2003 (Da Capo Best Music Writing)

User Review  - Kristine - Goodreads

finally got around to this one. fantastic articles reprinted from magazines and newspapers in 2003 - my favorites were a profile of james brown, the history of NWA and LA rap, a spin article on why ... Read full review

Review: Da Capo Best Music Writing 2003 (Da Capo Best Music Writing)

User Review  - Jaycruz Cruz - Goodreads

Of note is Chuck Klosterman's Viva Morrissey!, a Spin article in which he profiled the odd Mexican adoption of the effeminate singer and Best Band in the Land by Bill Tuomala where he puts Van Halen as the underdog in a saturated punk rock world. Read full review

About the author (2004)

Mickey Hart is known for three decades of drumming with the Grateful Dead, and as the acclaimed author of Songcatchers, Planet Drum, and Drumming at the Edge of Magic. Hart sits on the board of trustees of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. He lives in the Bay area. Paul Bresnick is a literary agent and editor who has edited many award-winning music books. He lives in New York City and East Hampton.

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