Legends, Icons & Rebels: Music That Changed The World

Book & Toy | October 7, 2013

byRobbie Robertson, Jim Guerinot, Sebastian Robertson

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Exclusive insights from a celebrated musician and passionate industry insiders, two accompanying CDs of legendary tracks and beautiful packaging make for a book with broad appeal -- one that will captivate fans of Robbie Robertson and music lovers of all ages.

Part memoir, part tribute, and all great storytelling ...
Music industry veterans Robbie Robertson, Jim Guerinot, Jared Levine, and Sebastian Robertson invite young readers to share with them in celebrating twenty-seven musical legends. Short profiles chronicle personal stories and achievements of extraordinarily talented artists whose innovations changed the landscape of music for generations to come. Carefully compiled like any great playlist, the line-up features originators, rebels, and risk-takers across diverse genres. From Ray Charles to Johnny Cash, Chuck Berry to Bob Dylan, Robertson shares anecdotes about these artists and the influence they had on his own musical journey.

Always respectful of their reader, the writers never shy away from speaking about the difficult challenges these recording artists faced and the very human foibles that sometimes led to their tragic end. Most of all, it's the authors' passion and insights into these personal stories of creativity and collaboration -- and the power of music to shine a light on injustice and foster change -- that will fascinate, enlighten, and inspire music fans of all ages.”Exclusive insights from a celebrated musician and passionate industry insiders, two accompanying CDs of legendary tracks and beautiful packaging make for a book with broad appeal -- one that will captivate fans of Robbie Robertson and music lovers of all ages.

Tracklist for Legends, Icons & Rebels

Disc One
1. Chuck Berry Johnny B. Goode
2. Johnny Cash Get Rhythm
3. Aretha Franklin I Say a Little Prayer
4. The Beatles Here Comes the Sun
6. Bob Marley Three Little Birds
5. Louis Armstrong What a Wonderful World
7. Buddy Holly Peggy Sue
8. Joni Mitchell The Circle Game
9. Ray Charles & The Raelettes Hit the Road Jack
10. Elvis Presley Hound Dog
11. Curtis Mayfield & The Impressions People Get Ready
12. Billie Holiday & Her Orchestra Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off

Disc Two
1. Little Richard Lucille
2. Hank Williams Jambalaya (On the Bayou)
3. Frank Sinatra Fly Me to the Moon
4. Marvin Gaye I Heard It Through the Grapevine
6. Sam Cooke Wonderful World
5. Carole King So Far Away
7. Louis Jordan Caldonia
8. The Beach Boys In My Room
9. Ella Fitzgerald A-Tisket, A-Tasket
10. James Brown I Got You (I Feel Good)
11. Patsy Cline Crazy
12. Otis Redding That’s How Strong My Love Is
13. Nat King Cole It’s Only a Paper Moon
14. Stevie Wonder Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours
15. Bob Dylan Forever Young

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Exclusive insights from a celebrated musician and passionate industry insiders, two accompanying CDs of legendary tracks and beautiful packaging make for a book with broad appeal -- one that will captivate fans of Robbie Robertson and music lovers of all ages.Part memoir, part tribute, and all great storytelling ...Music industry veter...

Robbie Robertson is himself a musical legend. He has won a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee. He was the primary songwriter for the critically acclaimed group The Band, penning Americana classics like "The Weight" and "Up on Cripple Creek" and toured with Bob Dylan. After The Band bid farewe...

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Format:Book & ToyDimensions:128 pages, 12.06 × 12 × 0.74 inPublished:October 7, 2013Publisher:TundraLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1770495711

ISBN - 13:9781770495715

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome! Bought this for daughter and family. Something for anyone of any age who loves music!!
Date published: 2014-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not what I expected If you love music you have to read this book.
Date published: 2014-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Legends,Icons & Rebels I am a 67 year old kid and I love it. Buying one for my sister who is 59. My 5 year old grandson loves it. This is timeless!!
Date published: 2013-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stunning On So Many Levels Legends, Rebels & Icons is a visually stunning glimpse at 27 artists who created and impacted modern music. It is a children's coffee table book for ages 9-99 covering a portion of the history of modern music with 2 CDs of music added in to augment the multi-layered visuals and rich text written by Robbie Robertson, Jim Guerinot, Sebastian Robertson and Jared Levine. All four of the authors have strong links to the music industry and at times, personal connections to the content as well as deep, insights into the twenty-seven biographies. They are music industry insiders and not simply biographers, who have a knowledge of and passion for music and the content of this book. This is a work that is designed to lead children especially into the history of modern music through 2 page summaries of artists' career highlights with 2 pages of illustrations that are rich, varied, multi-layered, and meaningful. It is a winner on so many levels! As an educator, I would use Legends, Rebels & Icons as a resource when teaching modern music history, media studies, visual art as well as the writing of biographies in English. There are so much useful examples on many levels of appreciation in this beautiful volume of work.
Date published: 2013-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from WOW what a great way to turn kids onto some of the most creative and important musicians of all time. it also comes with 2 CD's with songs by every artist featured in the book. bob dylan, chuck berry, aretha, joni, the beatles, elvis, curtis mayfiled, otis redding... the list goes on and on and is incredible!!
Date published: 2013-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic Book - A wonderful introduction for your favourite little music fan! I can't rave enough about this book. From the thought behind it, to the writing, the artwork...the music included... Fantastic. Such a great team of authors and artists behind it, to boot. It may be marketed towards kids and youth, but it is definitely an education for many of us "grown ups" as well. Can't praise it enough. Buy it for your little ones, for YOURSELF, for your children's classroom and/or library, for gifts...I can't wait for the additional volumes that I hope and pray are in the works. ;) For now I'll be pouring over the lush pages again and again, all while relishing in the well thought out compilation of accompanying tunes. Thanks for this, gents - keep 'em comin'! :)
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Editorial Reviews

  “Wow, just wow! This book is big in every way…. The book’s art is hard to resist … it’s a treat that the words grab as much as the pictures.” —Starred Review, Booklist“Art, factoids and personal reflections introduce 27 carefully selected and thoughtfully presented musicians. . . . Each profile opens with a two-page spread of stunning original artwork and a recollection from lead author Robertson . . . the conversational tone of the writing and visually alluring layout will quickly capture the attention. . . . A compelling introduction to the ancestors of modern popular music.” — Kirkus Reviews