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Above Sugar Hill
Above Sugar Hill
von Linda Mannheim
  Taschenbuch
Preis: EUR 13,18

5.0 von 5 Sternen Great stories from New York City, 4. Juli 2014
Verifizierter Kauf(Was ist das?)
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Above Sugar Hill (Taschenbuch)
This is a great collection of short stories set during the last three
decades of the 20th century in Washington Heights, just north of the
Sugar Hill neighborhood of Harlem. They capture the feeling of that
place during that period, complex realities, sometimes tender, often
violent and dangerous, always fascinating. You'll never forget the
characters.


The American Folk-Blues Festival-The British Tour [UK Import]
The American Folk-Blues Festival-The British Tour [UK Import]
DVD ~ Muddy Waters
Wird angeboten von roundMediaUK
Preis: EUR 8,59

5.0 von 5 Sternen A fourth volume of great old blues footage, 4. Mai 2014
Verifizierter Kauf(Was ist das?)
The American Folk Blues Festival was a series of tours of American
blues musicians in Europe starting in 1962. The recordings on this
volume were from 1963-1966. The tours were organized by Horst Lippmann
and Fritz Rau with the help of Willie Dixon, who played very important
roles in getting the American musicians on board and also, as one can
see in various videos, as a musical director, in addition to his bass
playing. Some of the recordings are staged for TV, some are from
concert settings. This volume has footage from the British parts of
the tours. The British tours are particularly important from a
historical perspective because of the way they shaped the British
Blues Explosion and British Rock. Back in the days when access to
blues in UK was difficult, all these great players suddenly came over,
and lots of British musicians who were later to become well known were
in the audience. Personal favorites of mine from this volume are the
pieces by Sonny Boy Williamson, Muddy Waters (including the bonus
tracks) and Lonnie Johnson.


Various Artists - American Folk Blues Festival 3
Various Artists - American Folk Blues Festival 3
DVD ~ Skip James
Preis: EUR 19,60

5.0 von 5 Sternen A third volume of great old blues footage, 4. Mai 2014
Verifizierter Kauf(Was ist das?)
The American Folk Blues Festival was a series of tours of American
blues musicians in Europe starting in 1962. The recordings on this
volume were from 1962-1969. The tours were organized by Horst Lippmann
and Fritz Rau with the help of Willie Dixon, who played very important
roles in getting the American musicians on board and also, as one can
see in various videos, as a musical director, in addition to his bass
and guitar playing and singing. Some of the recordings are staged for
TV, some are from concert settings. It's all very interesting in one
way or another. My personal favorites in this volume include the
following: Big Mama Thornton singing Hound Dog, which was later
covered by a certain former GI named Elvis; Skip James; Koko Taylor
and Little Walter on Wang Dang Doodle; A great bonus track by Earl
Hooker (anyone who plays blues on the electric guitar who has not yet
heard Earl Hooker should definitely listen to his music); two great
bonus tracks with Muddy Waters and band; and three tunes with Sonny
Terry & Brownie McGhee. The other stuff is great too, of course.


Various Artists - American Folk Blues Festival 2
Various Artists - American Folk Blues Festival 2
DVD ~ V A
Preis: EUR 17,17

5.0 von 5 Sternen Another volume of great old blues footage, 4. Mai 2014
Verifizierter Kauf(Was ist das?)
The American Folk Blues Festival was a series of tours of American
blues musicians in Europe starting in 1962. The recordings on this
volume were from 1962-1969. The tours were organized by Horst Lippmann
and Fritz Rau with the help of Willie Dixon, who played very important
roles in getting the American musicians on board and also, as one can
see in various videos, as a musical director, in addition to his bass
and guitar playing and singing. Some of the recordings are staged for
TV, some are from concert settings. It's all very interesting in one
way or another. Everyone will have their favorites. In this volume, I
particularly enjoyed the takes by Sonny Boy Williamson, T-Bone Walker,
Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee and the bonus tracks with Magic Sam.


Various Artists - American Folk Blues Festival 1
Various Artists - American Folk Blues Festival 1
DVD ~ V A
Preis: EUR 17,24

5.0 von 5 Sternen Great old blues footage, 4. Mai 2014
Verifizierter Kauf(Was ist das?)
The American Folk Blues Festival was a series of tours of American
blues musicians in Europe starting in 1962. The recordings on this
volume were from 1962-1966. The tours were organized by Horst Lippmann
and Fritz Rau with the help of Willie Dixon, who played very important
roles in getting the American musicians on board and also, as one can
see in various videos, as a musical director, in addition to his bass
and guitar playing and singing. Some of the recordings are staged for
TV, some are from concert settings. It's all very interesting in one
way or another. A few personal highlights for me in this volume: I
finally got to actually see Lonnie Johnson play. I gained greater
insight into how important Willie Dixon is. There is some great
footage of Earl Hooker, who deserves to be more widely known. The
first is some hilarious backstage footage in which he goofs around,
playing a country tune and immitating a redneck. Then, he goes onstage
and really cooks, playing some great blues, situated at the modern
edge of Chicago blues, with a 60s edge to it. And then there's Junior
Wells, and T-Bone Walker, Sonny Boy Williamson and Muddy Waters,
and...


The Intuitionist: A Novel
The Intuitionist: A Novel
von Colson Whitehead
  Taschenbuch
Preis: EUR 10,30

5.0 von 5 Sternen Weird world of elevator inspectors, 4. Mai 2014
Rezension bezieht sich auf: The Intuitionist: A Novel (Taschenbuch)
Colson Whitehead creates a strange and weird world in which
empiricists and intuitionists battle for control of the department of
elevator inspectors. Corruption, secrets and power struggles abound,
and the mob operates in the background. In this unreal world, one can
find everything from serious commentary on society to frivolous
humor. I didn't tear through the book, but I ultimately enjoyed it
very much. At times, the juxtaposition of utter seriousness and
frivolity didn't fit my mood, and I would put it down, and later pick
it up again. But that was my subjective reaction at the time of
reading. There is no doubt that this is highly original and creative
work. There will presumably be a strong correletion between the degree
to which a person enjoys reading weird stories set in an unreal world
and the degree to which a person will enjoy this book.


Motherless Brooklyn
Motherless Brooklyn
von Jonathan Lethem
  Taschenbuch
Preis: EUR 10,00

5.0 von 5 Sternen Brilliant, 21. Februar 2014
Rezension bezieht sich auf: Motherless Brooklyn (Taschenbuch)
This is a great twist on the classic detective novel. It's got
mobsters, cops, detectives, a great femme fatal, and stars a private
eye with Tourrettes syndrome whose verbal tics, with all their
brilliant insight and outrageousness, had me laughing out loud.


The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet: A Novel
The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet: A Novel
von David Mitchell
  Taschenbuch
Preis: EUR 6,00

5.0 von 5 Sternen Great historical fiction, 21. Februar 2014
This novel captivated me for many reasons. It is centered in Dejima at
the end of the 18th century, a tiny man-made island in Nagasaki Bay
where Dutch traders function as Japan's interface to the world at a
time when Japan had deliberately isolated itself. Each culture is
exotic to the other, and as the novel progresses, we see each from a
variety of internal and external perspectives. The characters are
complex, the plot exciting. As always, David Mitchell is very skilled
in his use of language.


A Delicate Truth
A Delicate Truth
von John le Carré
  Gebundene Ausgabe
Preis: EUR 22,20

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5.0 von 5 Sternen More relevant than ever, 25. August 2013
Rezension bezieht sich auf: A Delicate Truth (Gebundene Ausgabe)
Two British civil servants, one younger, one older, from different
social backgrounds, each committed in his own way to to doing the
right thing, to being on the up-and-up, each expecting transparency
and decency from colleagues and superiors, find themselves in a new
world in which covert operations are outsourced to vague corporate
entities and the rules are all somehow changed. Traditional channels
of reporting wrongs lead to dead ends. They face difficult
choices. Reading this book in the summer of 2013, its topic of
personal responsibility in the context of secret government-corporate
interaction, at a time when even the courts are secret, seems more
relevant than ever.


Noir (Kindle Single)
Noir (Kindle Single)
Preis: EUR 0,99

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5.0 von 5 Sternen Spannend, 3. Juli 2013
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Rezension bezieht sich auf: Noir (Kindle Single) (Kindle Edition)
Man wird transportiert in die tropische Hitze von Miami während der
gefährlichen 80er Jahren, wo Ausläufer des Contra-Krieges deutliche
Spüren hinterlassen in einer Stadt, die ohnehin von Gangstern
beherrscht wird. Eine schöne Geschichte à la Film Noir. Gutes Tempo,
interessante und sympathische Protagonisten, schöne Überraschungen.
Ich hatte die englischsprachige Originalversion schon gelesen, und
habe mich auf eine gelungene deutsche Übersetzung sehr gefreut.


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