THE FIRST TIME: a book of twentieth and twenty-first century music firsts by Nick HamlynTHE FIRST TIME: a book of twentieth and twenty-first century music firsts by Nick Hamlyn

THE FIRST TIME: a book of twentieth and twenty-first century music firsts

byNick Hamlyn

Paperback | September 1, 2018

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During the one and a quarter centuries since recording began, entirely new kinds of music have been invented and within those genres, different variations have been explored. At the beginning of the twentieth century, jazz, the blues, and country had barely started. Rock music was still more than fifty years away. For many people, the whole question as to who were the inventors and the innovators through the years within these and the other musical forms is a matter of intense interest. Who was the first electric guitarist or synthesizer player? Who invented sampling? What was the first progressive rock or heavy metal or modern jazz or funk record?  This book seeks to find the answers, with the help of around 850 pictues of record sleeves and artists. Nick Hamlyn is the author of the best-selling Penguin Price Guide For Record And CD Collectors.

The first record that Nick Hamlyn bought with his own money was Chubby Checker's Let's Twist Again, just after his tenth birthday. His interest in music grew, proceeding in a very similar manner to the experiences of Harrison Ashby, the hero of Nick's 2015 novel, Music For A Desert Island. As a student at UEA, with limited funds, Nick ...
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Title:THE FIRST TIME: a book of twentieth and twenty-first century music firstsFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:422 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 1.15 inShipping dimensions:11 × 8.5 × 1.15 inPublished:September 1, 2018Publisher:PPRPublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1916434703

ISBN - 13:9781916434707

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During the one and a quarter centuries since recording began, entirely new kinds of music have been invented and within those genres, different variations have been explored. At the beginning of the twentieth century, jazz, the blues, and country had barely started. Rock music was still more than fifty years away. For many people, the whole question as to who were the inventors and the innovators through the years within these and the other musical forms is a matter of intense interest. Who was the first electric guitarist or synthesizer player? Who invented sampling? What was the first progressive rock or heavy metal or modern jazz or funk record?  This book seeks to find the answers, with the help of around 850 pictues of record sleeves and artists. Nick Hamlyn is the author of the best-selling Penguin Price Guide For Record And CD Collectors.

Table of Contents

Introduction

PART 1 INSTRUMENTS AND MUSICIANS

1 Electric Guitar

2 Bass Guitar

3 Keyboard Instruments

4 Electronics

5 Drums and Percussion

6 Orchestral Instruments

7 World and Folk Instruments

8 The PA System

PART 2 RECORDS AND RECORDINGS

9 Formats

10 Charts and Awards

11 The Recording Studio

12 Disc Jockeys

13 Sampling

14 The Remix

15 Collecting Records

PART 3 MUSIC GENRES

16 Rock ’n’ Roll

17 Blues

18 Soul

19 The Beatles

20 Progressive Rock

21 Heavy Metal

22 Punk

23 Funk

24 Disco and Dance Music

25 Rap

26 Ambient and Soundtrack Music

27 Musical Theatre

28 Jazz

29 Folk

30 Country

31 Reggae

32 World Music

33 Classical

Bibliography

Photo Credits

Index of Firsts

Index of Names

About the Author

 

 

Editorial Reviews

"Very important scholarship and publication"   Professor Lester P. Monts, School of Music, University of Michigan

"An awesome project"  Planet Chocko

"A sheer pleasure from beginning to end"  Michael J. Richards, author of Bodies for Sale!, Speaking Man to Man, and Frank Peters – his life, times and crimes.