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Uncommon Sound (2 Vol.) (Slipcase)

Left-Handed Guitar Players That Changed Music
by John Engel
Left Field Ventures [US Only]

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Pub Date: 2006
Format: Hardback with bw & color illus.
Pages: 920 pp.
Size: 10.50 x 14.50 inches

ISBN: 9782960061406
TB Code: 1506363
Availability: 302 in stock

This massive 920-page anthology explores popular music in all its guises through these 'wrong-sided' musicians - an unusual yet surprisingly coherent perspective. It is an exhaustively researched and richly illustrated collection of 150 in-depth artist portraits: mavericks and legendary artists that represent musical genres from all over the world, including folk, blues, jazz, rock, reggae, pop, punk, metal, R&B, country, and other forms like salsa, bossa, samba, Hawaiian, rai, shaabi, gnawa, gypsy, and flamenco. UNCOMMON SOUND is presented as a luxury two-volume set, totaling 920 pages, housed in a striking full-color slipcase. It is the first book to look at music from this angle, and does so with enough insight and detail to captivate diehard fans, and enough entertaining storytelling to make it a page-turner for the most casual music buff. The featured artists include Jimi Hendrix, Paul McCartney, Kurt Cobain, Tony Iommi, Seal, John Flansburgh (They Might Be Giants), Beeb Birtles (Little River Band), Cesar Rosas (Los Lobos), Elliot Easton (The Cars), Albert King, Otis Rush, Eddy Clearwater, Babyface, Bobby Womack, Al McKay (Earth, Wind & Fire), Jimmy Cliff, Ali and Robin Campbell (UB40), Bill Jennings, Billy Mackel, Jonathan Butler, Elizabeth Cotten, Dan Seals, and many more.