And the Band Plays On is characterized by various instruments in a band as it symbolically portrays personalities, conflicts, and circumstances in a person´s life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ben Dawson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/082693/bk_acx0_082693_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Buddy Baker was Disney music. Mostly known as the composer of The Haunted Mansion song and score, he also was a composer of films (Wicked Woman, The Fox and the Hound), TV shows (the original Mickey Mouse Club), and numerous theme park attractions (World of Motion, Wonders of China, Kitchen Kaberet, Impressions de France) around the globe. From a humble beginning in Springfield, Missouri, Buddy Baker began composing and arranging music at an early age. He worked for many of the top big bands, then began arranging music on hit radio shows (The Bob Hope Show, The Eddie Cantor Show, The Jack Benny Program) before getting into film. His 30+ year career with the Walt Disney Company put him at the top of his field, working alongside many of the greats, including Walt Disney himself. This is Buddy´s story. Not a book on Disney music, but a tribute to one of the greatest musical minds the world has ever known. His music will play on forever. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Zarbock. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/060259/bk_acx0_060259_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Buddy Baker was Disney music. Mostly known as the composer of the Haunted Mansion song and score, he was also a composer of films (Wicked Woman, The Fox and the Hound), television shows (the original Mickey Mouse Club), and numerous theme park attractions (World of Motion, Wonders of China, Kitchen Kaberet, Impressions de France) around the globe. From a humble beginning in Springfield, Missouri, Buddy Baker began composing and arranging music at an early age. He worked for many of the top big bands, then began arranging music on hit radio shows (the Bob Hope show, the Eddie Cantor show, the Jack Benny program) before getting into film. His 30-plus-year career with the Walt Disney Company put him at the top of his field, working alongside many of the greats, including Walt Disney himself. This is Buddy´s story - not a book on Disney music but a tribute to one of the greatest musical minds the world has ever known. His music will play on forever. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Zarbock. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/009001/bk_blak_009001_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Key Changes is a highly entertaining, frank and personal account of the highs and lows of show business, from post-war Twice Nightly Variety to the present day by renowned composer and performer, Denis King. Known as a brilliant anecdotalist, King himself reads his memoirs which are funny, poignant and eye-opening; he also illustrates them with his own piano-playing and personal sound archive. In the 1950s and early 1960s King was a member of Britain´s first-ever boy band, The King Brothers. Since then he has composed over 200 TV themes, including ITV´s award-winning The Adventures of Black Beauty, and has collaborated with numerous theatre legends to write more than 25 stage musicals - Privates on Parade among them. His career has encompassed every aspect of show business, performing to producing and composing; and he has experienced success alongside disaster and betrayal. The artists with whom King has worked read like a Who´s Who of British and American stage and screen: Jimi Hendrix, the Beatles, Tony Bennett, Nina Simone, Howard Keel, Sammy Cahn, Albert Finney, Dame Edna Everage, Maureen Lipman, Elaine Stritch, Julia McKenzie, Dudley Moore, Jimi Hendrix, Ronnie Corbett, Frank Sinatra, Judy Garland... and many more. Key Changes is not just a potted history or a lengthy name-drop. It is a funny, intimate portrait of the grind as well as the glamour in what many outside the entertainment industry assume is a charmed way to earn a living. And indeed, according to King, it often is. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Denis King. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/040731/bk_acx0_040731_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Junie B. Jones The Musical is a hit! Listen to the full cast album and the audiobook of Junie B. Jones, First Grader (at last!). Being in first grade means having to get used to a whole new classroom. And a whole new teacher. And a whole new bunch of strange children. But here´s the worst thing of all: When Junie B. tries to read words on the chalkboard…she can’t! Is it possible that Junie B. needs glasses? This special audiobook edition of Junie B. Jones, First Grader (at last!) contains all the songs from Junie B. Jones The Musical. The musical is adapted from the books Junie B. Jones, First Grader (at Last!); Junie B. Jones, Boss of Lunch; Junie B. Jones, One-Man Band; and Top Secret Personal Beeswax, A Journal by Junie B. (and Me), by Barbara Park. © 2001, 2001, 2002, 2002, 2003 by Barbara Park. Song list: 1. Top Secret Personal Beeswax 2. Lucille, Camille, Chenille 3. You Can Be My Friend 4. Time to Make a Drawing 5. You Need Glasses 6. Show and Tell 7. Now I See 8. Lunch Box 9. Gladys Gutzman, Queen of Snacks 10. Kickball Tournament 11. Sheldon Potts’ Halftime Show 12. When Life Gives You Lemons 13. Kickball Tournament (Reprise) 14. When Life Gives You Lemons (Reprise) 15. Writing Down the Story of My Life Music from JUNIE B. JONES THE MUSICAL – CAST ALBUM, Lyrics by Marcy Heisler and Music by Zina Goldrich (p) 2016 Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich, Administered by Next Decade Entertainment, Inc.; Copyright © 2005 Marcyworks (ASCAP) and Zinaworks (ASCAP) Administered by Next Decade Entertainment, Inc. Junie B. Jones® The Musical was originally produced by Theatreworks/USA. All Rights Reserved Used by Permission Executive Producer: Monica Corton Co-Executive Producers: Zina Goldrich and Marcy Heisler Produced by Dan Rudin Recorded and Mixed by Dan Rudin Assistant En... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lana Quintal. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/002170/bk_lili_002170_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A musician, documentarian, scholar, and one of the founding members of the influential folk revival group New Lost City Ramblers, Mike Seeger (1933-2009) spent more than fifty years collecting, performing, and commemorating the culture and folk music of white and black southerners, which he called ´´music from the true vine.´´ In this fascinating biography, Bill Malone explores the life and musical contributions of folk artist Seeger, son of musicologists Charles and Ruth Crawford Seeger and brother of folksingers Pete and Peggy Seeger. Malone argues that Seeger, while not as well known as his brother, may be more important to the history of American music through his work in identifying and giving voice to the people from whom the folk revival borrowed its songs. Seeger recorded and produced over forty albums, including the work of artists such as Libba Cotton, Tommy Jarrell, Dock Boggs, and Maybelle Carter. In 1958, with an ambition to recreate the southern string bands of the twenties, he formed the New Lost City Ramblers, helping to inspire the urban folk revival of the sixties. Music from the True Vine presents Seeger as a gatekeeper of American roots music and culture, showing why generations of musicians and fans of traditional music regard him as a mentor and an inspiration. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Geoffrey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/004263/bk_adbl_004263_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Meet the inventors and innovators who defined American music history. A radio repairman named Leo Fender imagined a solid-body electric guitar. The inventor of 3-D glasses, Laurens Hammond, envisioned an electric organ in every home. And a German carpenter named Steinway immigrated to New York City with the dream of designing the greatest piano in the world. From Steinway´s pianos, Bob Moog´s synthesizers, and C.G. Conn´s band instruments to Avedis Zildjian´s cymbals, William Ludwig´s drums, C.F. Martin´s guitars, and more, noted music writer VanHecke offers a fascinating, insider view of the personalities and perseverance that led to some of music´s most important innovations - from classical to jazz to rock. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jonathan Hogan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/reco/007270/bk_reco_007270_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Veteran radio producer Joe Bevilacqua hosts this entertaining, informative hour, recorded in the French Quarter of New Orleans and featuring jazz great Wynton Marsalis, jazz author and historian Donald Newlove, WNYC Radio talk show host Leonard Lopate, members of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, and others, on the origins of jazz, and the life and music of legendary trumpeter Louis Armstrong. Also featured is the music of Armstrong throughout his long career, and rare recordings, including audio from a 1957 CBS TV documentary with Edward R. Murrow. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Bevilacqua, Wynton Marsalis, Donald Newlove, Leonard Lopate, Louis Armstrong. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/watr/000031/bk_watr_000031_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This entertaining collection features 13 short mystery stories from some of our finest writers, all based on a piece of music. Editors Claudia Bishop and Don Bruns present the stories with two essays, discussing the short mystery and the musical mystery.Enjoy stories from Mary Anna Evans, Jim Fusilli, Bill Moody, Rupert Holmes, Rhys Bowen, John Lescroart, Nathan Walpow, Peter Robinson, Jeffery Deaver, Tom Corcoran, Val McDermid, Claudia Bishop, and Don Bruns. Each story is accompanied by a short introduction, song lyrics, and an interview with the writer. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Weiner, James Adams, and Pam Ward. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/002255/bk_blak_002255_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Discover why Selena, the Queen of Tejano music, became one of the most celebrated Mexican-American entertainers of the 20th century! As a young girl, Selena Quintanilla sang in a band called Selena y Los Dinos with her brother and sister. The family performed at fairs, weddings, quinceañeras, and on street corners in their native Texas. Selena learned how to sing in Spanish and soon became hugely popular within the Latino community - so much so that she became the best-selling Latin artist of the 1990s. Selena was poised to be a great success, but her life was cut short after being fatally wounded by the president of her fan club. Selena´s contributions to music and fashion during her life made her one of the top Latin musicians in the 1990s, and listeners will want to know more about the woman who introduced the world to Tejano music. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kyla Garcia. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/lili/003292/bk_lili_003292_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.