American Jukebox: A Photographic Journey

Hardcover | May 23, 2014

byChristopher Felver

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American Jukebox profiles the spirit and heartbeat of our American musical heritage. Christopher Felver has collected over 240 photographs from tours and encounters with musicians over the past 25 years. From Doc Watson to John Cage and Mavis Staples to Sonny Rollins, this collection celebrates the tapestry and diversity of musical styles that make up the American sonic landscape. Caught in action on the stage or posed, Felver captures these musicians and composers in their musical element, revealing the face behind the rhythms, beats, and melodies that have punctuated American musical culture. Scattered throughout are playlists, autographed lyrics, record sleeves, and contributions by musicians sharing their memorable experiences of the era.

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American Jukebox profiles the spirit and heartbeat of our American musical heritage. Christopher Felver has collected over 240 photographs from tours and encounters with musicians over the past 25 years. From Doc Watson to John Cage and Mavis Staples to Sonny Rollins, this collection celebrates the tapestry and diversity of musical sty...

Christopher Felver, filmmaker and photographer, has published seven books of photography, most recently Beat. Contributing to the visual archives of American culture, he has been a part of the American photography and videography scene for over 20 years. Felver's work has been featured in numerous international exhibits, including the ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.98 inPublished:May 23, 2014Publisher:Indiana University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0253014026

ISBN - 13:9780253014023

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Table of Contents

Forewords by David Amram and Lee Ranaldo
My American Songbook: An Introduction
Gallery
Contributions by:
*John Cage
*Ralph Gibson
*Ed Sanders
*Joy Harjo
*David Amram
*Ramblin' Jack Elliott
*Billy Cobham
*Lorin Rowan
Index

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"American Jukebox is Felver's own personal photographic playlist, with more than 200 black-and-white shots of an eclectic range of musical icons. Like a friendly paparazzo, he roamed the classic festivals (Farm Aid, Monterey Jazz Festival, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass) to catch the stars at their candid best....American Jukebox is a warm tribute to those who created this nation's modern musical legacy....A cornucopia of musical legends of the late 20th century, captured in moments of natural ease." -Shelf Awareness