10 year old Jada Sly is an artist and a spy-in-training. When she isn´t studying art from her idols like Jackie Ormes, the first known African-American cartoonist, she´s chronicling her spy training and other observations in her art journal. Back home in New York City after living in France for five years, Jada´s ready to embark on her first and greatest spy adventure ever yet. She plans to scour New York City in search of her mother. Her mom must have been a spy too, and is hiding from bad guys in New York City. Jada can feel it in her bones. With the stakes high and danger lurking around every corner, Jada will use one spy technique after another to unlock the mystery of her mother´s disappearance-some with hilarious results. After all, she´s still learning.
(BBNC) Sly & The Family Stone: One of the most innovative groups popular music has ever known, a band that instigated a musical revolution! Led by Sylvester ´Sly Stone´ Stewart, The Family Stone´s personnel was black and white, and male and female, and black and white, making it likely the first fully integrated group in the history of popular music. Starting in 1966, their sound was a unique, unknown fusion of soul, jazz, rock, R&B and psychedelia. Sly himself was a master musician who wrote, arranged and produced all the group´s material, fashioning ingenious musical arrangements filled with syncopated rhythm, pop melody and unexpected harmony. This book covers the entire discography of Sly & The Family Stone. It is a complete career overview, from the first gospel recording by the Stewart Four, through to Sly´s most recent releases, as well as each members solo work in the years before and since, illustrated with vinyl releases from all over the world. It´s the book all Sly fans have been waiting for. As a special bonus, copies come with a 45 reproduction of the hyper-rare Stewart Four 78 from 1952.
DescriptionBest Of Sly & The Family Stone: 16 Soul Classics Best Of Sly & The Family Stone contains sheet music of some of the best known songs from the bands career from 1967-1983, with titles including Everyday People, I Want to Take You Higher and Family
The Rise of Prince: 1958-1988 is the definitive account of the formative years of this iconic artist. More so than any previous book, this volume provides a dramatic, compelling narrative of Prince´s rise to fame. The prologue provides a gripping, day-to-day account of the events that unfolded between November 2015 and April 21, 2016, when Prince tragically died at Paisley Park. The great distance traveled by Prince during his final months of tours of Australia and New Zealand, a funeral in the Bay Area for former muse and lover Denise Matthews, a tour of Canada, and a final return home mirrored Prince´s nomadic childhood, to which the book returns after detailing the events of 2016. Hahn, writing in collaboration with veteran author Tiebert, brings his extraordinary experience to this book, which includes fully updated and expanded elements of his controversial 2003 biography Possessed, a sought-after collector´s item that remains a classic of Prince literature. The Rise of Prince provides a complete reordering of what is known about Prince´s formative years based on previously unavailable documents and persons never before interviewed. It provides newly unearthed information about early relationships and collaborations; a detailed account of the no-holds-barred competition with Rick James on the 1981 tour that set the course for Prince´s meteoric rise; a vivid depiction of the recording of Prince´s album at Sunset Sound, including a little-known encounter with Sly Stone; and much more. Ultimately, The Rise of Prince tells the very human story of how Prince overcame adversity to achieve one of the greatest runs of creativity in pop history, creating an unparalleled universe of side projects, alter-egos and lovers along the way. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Rob Saladino. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/091055/bk_acx0_091055_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
DescriptionFunk/R&B Guitar: Creative Solos, Grooves & Sounds (Book and CD) These hands-on exercises, licks, and technical discussions will help you play in the style of James Brown, Sly and the Family Stone, Curtis Mayfield, and other great artists, spanning from old school to
Reggae Vibrations (ou plutôt « Irations » pour les initiés) est une immersion totale dans l´univers du Reggae au sens large, un style qu´on connaît tous inconsciemment, mais qu´on approfondit rarement, à tort ! L´auteur ne s´est pas contenté de parler des rythmes mais a rencontré les principaux protagonistes de ce style ; artistes (Lee Perry, Max Romeo, Israel Vibration) et batteurs (Sly Dunbar, Leroy Horsemouth Wallace, Santa Davis). Un bref historique du style vous amènera à l´étude des rythmes principaux qui sont disséqués de manière exhaustive, mais toujours en tenant compte de l´application principale à savoir le contexte musical. S´en suit une partie d´analyse des grands batteurs et de leur(s) groupes respectifs, mêlant la « vieille garde » incontournable à la jeune génération montante. Enfin, quelques playbacks instrumentaux vous permettront de travailler les rythmiques de bases dans un contexte musical. Le CD illustre tous les exercices (près de 150 pistes!). Un outil essentiel qui permet de faire connaissance avec les rythmes incontournables du Reggae ou de les approfondir.
Cult favorite, Tony Vigorito´s award-winning underground hit is a chronicle of the party at the end of time. A game of graffiti tag on a local overpass is kicked off by a mischievous artist who writes a simple phrase: ´´Uh-oh.´´ An anonymous interlocutor responds with ´´When?´´ A sly answer appears: ´´Just a couple of days.´´ But what happens in just a couple of days? Professor Blip Korterly is arrested, his friend Dr. Flake Fountain is drafted into a shadow-government research project to develop the ultimate biological weapon, and an accidental outbreak turns into a merry-hearted, babble-inducing apocalypse that will either destroy humankind or take it to the next step in evolution. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bernard Setaro Clark. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/032137/bk_acx0_032137_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What songs have made up your life´s soundtrack? Which have captured your every mood and deepest sentiments? Pop music, like no other form of entertainment or art, is capable of articulating our feelings, desires, joy, and pain. In a few soul-grabbing minutes, artists from every genre - from Little Richard to Lou Reed, Willie Nelson to Wu-Tang Clan, Sly and the Family Stone to the Rolling Stones - can help us understand our place in our own lives. This collection of short, sharp essays by New York Times bestselling author Ben Greenman (Mo´ Meta Blues), organized around a thematic playlist of songs, serves as a reminder of the lyrical power of songwriting and the sonic ability of pop to capture the human experience. Greenman´s wit, insight, and honesty are as sweet and satisfying as the hits (and the deep cuts) at the center of each essay. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Dan John Miller. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/008203/bk_brll_008203_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
ABOUT ALFRED´S ULTIMATE VOCAL SING-ALONG SERIES Alfred´s Ultimate Sing-Along books give you everything you need to sing with your favorite songs. Each songbook has the lyrics, music notation, and chords to eight great hits, with lyrics-only pages included. There are two versions of every song on the CD: a full-performance track with an amazing sound-alike recording, and a professional accompaniment track so you can sing along. When you use the CD in your Mac or Windows-based computer, the TNT (Tone ´N´ Tempo) Changer lets you easily change the key and temp to individualize the playback for just your voice and style. Titles (and artists): When a Man Loves a Woman (Percy Sledge) * Everyday People (Sly and the Family Stone) * Don´t Let Me Be Misunderstood (The Animals) * For What It´s Worth (Buffalo Springfield) * Soul Man (Sam and Dave) * Sunshine of Your Love (Cream) * (Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher & Higher (Jackie Wilson) * Viva Las Vegas.
For fans of The Martian, an extraordinary new thriller of the future from number-one New York Times best-selling and Pulitzer Prize-winning author John Sandford and internationally known photo-artist and science fiction aficionado Ctein. Over the course of 37 books, John Sandford has proven time and again his unmatchable talents for electrifying plots, rich characters, sly wit, and razor-sharp dialogue. Now, in collaboration with Ctein, he proves it all once more in a stunning new thriller, a story as audacious as it is deeply satisfying. The year is 2066. A Caltech intern inadvertently notices an anomaly from a space telescope - something is approaching Saturn and decelerating. Space objects don´t decelerate. Spaceships do. A flurry of top-level government meetings produces the inescapable conclusion: Whatever built that ship is at least 100 years ahead in hard and soft technology, and whoever can get their hands on it exclusively and bring it back will have an advantage so large, no other nation can compete. A conclusion the Chinese definitely agree with when they find out. The race is on, and a remarkable adventure begins - an epic tale of courage, treachery, resourcefulness, secrets, surprises, and astonishing human and technological discovery, as the members of a hastily thrown-together crew find their strength and wits tested against adversaries both of this Earth and beyond. What happens is nothing like you expect - and everything you could want from one of the world´s greatest masters of suspense. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eric Conger. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/peng/002665/bk_peng_002665_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.