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The Resource This is all a dream we dreamed : an oral history of the Grateful Dead, Blair Jackson and David Gans

This is all a dream we dreamed : an oral history of the Grateful Dead, Blair Jackson and David Gans

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This is all a dream we dreamed : an oral history of the Grateful Dead
Title
This is all a dream we dreamed
Title remainder
an oral history of the Grateful Dead
Statement of responsibility
Blair Jackson and David Gans
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Contributor
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Language
eng
Summary
Two well-respected chroniclers of the Dead reveal the band's story through the words of its members, their creative collaborators and peers, and a number of diverse fans, stitching together a multitude of voices into a seamless oral tapestry. Capturing the ebullient spirit at the group's core, Jackson and Gans weave together a musical saga that examines the music and subculture that developed into its own economy, touching fans from all walks of life. This definitive book traces the Dead's evolution from its humble beginnings as a folk/bluegrass band playing small venues in Palo Alto to the feral psychedelic warriors and stadium-filling Americana jam band that blazed all the way through to the 90s. Along the way, we hear from many who were touched by the Dead--from David Crosby and Miles Davis, to Ken Kesey, Carolyn "Mountain Girl" Garcia, and a host of Merry Pranksters, to legendary concert promoter Bill Graham, and others. Throughout their journey the Dead broke (and sometimes rewrote) just about every rule of the music business, defying conventional wisdom and charting their own often unusual course, in the process creating a business model unlike any seen before. Musically, too, they were pioneers, fusing inspired ideas and techniques with intuition and fearlessness to craft an utterly unique and instantly recognizable sound. Their music centered on collective improvisation, spiritual and social democracy, trust, generosity, and fun. Whether you're part of the new generation of Deadheads who are just discovering their music or a devoted fan who has traded Dead tapes for decades, you will want to listen in on the irresistible conversations and anecdotes shared in these pages.--Adapted from book jacket
Summary
Two well-respected chroniclers of the Dead reveal the band's story through the words of its members, their creative collaborators and peers, and a number of diverse fans, stitching together a multitude of voices into a seamless oral tapestry. Capturing the ebullient spirit at the group's core, Jackson and Gans weave together a musical saga that examines the music and subculture that developed into its own economy, touching fans from all walks of life. This definitive book traces the Dead's evolution fromits humble beginnings as a folk/bluegrass band playing small venues in Palo Alto to the feral psychedelic warriors and stadium-filling Americana jam band that blazed all the way through to the 90s. Along the way, we hear from many who were touched by theDead--from David Crosby and Miles Davis, to Ken Kesey, Carolyn "Mountain Girl" Garcia, and a host of Merry Pranksters, to legendary concert promoter Bill Graham, and others. Throughout their journey the Dead broke (and sometimes rewrote) just about everyrule of the music business, defying conventional wisdom and charting their own often unusual course, in the process creating a business model unlike any seen before. Musically, too, they were pioneers, fusing inspired ideas and techniques with intuition and fearlessness to craft an utterly unique and instantly recognizable sound. Their music centered on collective improvisation, spiritual and social democracy, trust, generosity, and fun. Whether you're part of the new generation of Deadheads who are justdiscovering their music or a devoted fan who has traded Dead tapes for decades, you will want to listen in on the irresistible conversations and anecdotes shared in these pages.--Adapted from book jacket
Writing style
Biography type
collective biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10456369
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
782.42166092/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML421.G72
LC item number
J33 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
an oral history of the Grateful Dead
Label
This is all a dream we dreamed : an oral history of the Grateful Dead, Blair Jackson and David Gans
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 453-470) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
More than human -- San Francisco -- All graceful instruments are known -- Psychedelic America -- Let it grow -- Independence -- On the road again -- Hungry for color -- I'll get a new start -- Vince and the early Nineties -- Summer flies and August dies -- Coda no. 1 : Courtenay Pollock, tie-dye man -- Coda no. 2. The Deaducation of Gary Lambert -- Coda no. 3. Ned Lagin : electronic whiz kid -- Coda no. 4. Editing "The Grateful Dead movie" -- Coda no. 5. Terrapin Trailways -- Coda no. 6. Confessions of a teenage Deadhead, early Eighties -- Coda no. 7. Jim and Doug Oade : a tale of two tapers -- Coda no. 8. Hanging loose with Al and Tipper
Control code
20434026
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxiii, 488 pages
Isbn
9781250058560
Lccn
2015035871
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn898419054
  • (OCoLC)898419054
Label
This is all a dream we dreamed : an oral history of the Grateful Dead, Blair Jackson and David Gans
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 453-470) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
More than human -- San Francisco -- All graceful instruments are known -- Psychedelic America -- Let it grow -- Independence -- On the road again -- Hungry for color -- I'll get a new start -- Vince and the early Nineties -- Summer flies and August dies -- Coda no. 1 : Courtenay Pollock, tie-dye man -- Coda no. 2. The Deaducation of Gary Lambert -- Coda no. 3. Ned Lagin : electronic whiz kid -- Coda no. 4. Editing "The Grateful Dead movie" -- Coda no. 5. Terrapin Trailways -- Coda no. 6. Confessions of a teenage Deadhead, early Eighties -- Coda no. 7. Jim and Doug Oade : a tale of two tapers -- Coda no. 8. Hanging loose with Al and Tipper
Control code
20434026
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxiii, 488 pages
Isbn
9781250058560
Lccn
2015035871
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn898419054
  • (OCoLC)898419054

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