- Gebundene Ausgabe: 320 Seiten
- Verlag: Simon & Schuster (19. Juni 2007)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0743278984
- ISBN-13: 978-0743278980
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 15,5 x 2,8 x 23,5 cm
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"Ted Anthony takes us on a journey into the very soul of America -- and what a grand trip (in both senses of the word) it is. Here is a book to savor -- one not just for folk music fans, but for anyone interested even faintly in the American journey. His book long awaited, Ted Anthony has fulfilled all expectations with Chasing the Rising Sun. Tracking a single, haunting lyric from folk tradition to popular song, from Kentucky to Kansas, across country and ocean, Ted Anthony offers a journey into the soul of America."
-- Ed Cray, author of Ramblin' Man: The Life and Times of Woody Guthrie
"Chasing the Rising Sun documents the lineage of one of the great songs in the English language, providing a vivid panorama of American folk music and -- perhaps most important -- a smart analysis of the modern collision between oral and commercial cultures. Ted Anthony has written a valuable and revealing book."
-- Benjamin Hedin, editor, Studio A: The Bob Dylan Reader
"Have you ever gotten a song stuck in your head? Ted Anthony shows what happens when instead of ignoring it, you follow that tune wherever it leads. From Alan Lomax to Eric Burdon, from Andy Griffith to Martin Scorsese, from Georgia Turner to John Lennon, he conjures a real sense of connection and community. Chasing the Rising Sun is the kind of book that will stick in your head, too."
-- Allen St. John, author of Clapton's Guitar: Watching Wayne Henderson Build the Perfect Instrument
"Ted Anthony tells his tale with such intensity you can think his quest isn't merely for the song but for the house itself."
-- Greil Marcus, author of The Shape of Things to Come: Prophecy and the American Voice
"Page by page, I was drawn into the 'Rising Sun' -- the history, the people whose lives it changed, the incredible story of its travels across this country and around the world. Readers will find this story engrossing, and true, and ongoing -- a story without an end."
-- Jean Ritchie, folksinger, songwriter, and author of Singing Family of the Cumberlands
"Lovingly researched background on a more-fascinating-than-you-can-ever-imagine song...the author makes a case for the song's importance with such passion and skill that many will ultimately be persuaded...rich, complex history."
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
Ted Anthony joined the Associated Press in 1992. He was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize by the AP in 1998 and 2001 and won the National Headliner Award for feature writing in 2001. He was the AP news editor in China from 2002 to 2004. Anthony is the editor of asap, a multimedia news service produced by the AP. He lives in Montclair, New Jersey, with his wife and two sons.
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Chasing the Rising Sun: The Journey of an American Song is a masterpiece study of this song and its impact on American culture. No one, and I do mean absolutely no one, uses this level of scholarship in today's world. The book covers the earliest appearances of the song, the evolution of the song, the various theories about the origins of the song, and the archeaological survey of the obscure, "Rising Sun Hotel" (built around 1800, destroyed in a fire in 1822) that could very easily have been the original inspiration for the song.
The story of "The House of the Rising Sun" is the story of America. The song embodies our puritanical spirit, our inherent fallibility, and our continuing hope that the next generation will learn from our mistakes. The evolution of the song begins in those hazy, uncertain decades following the birth of our nation, arriving deeply modified but still ringing true in the nightclubs and honky tonks of today's America. I can promise you one thing, somewhere in America tonight some cover band in a seedy honky tonk is playing "The House of the Rising Sun", someone is singing it at a upscale karaoke bar, and someone new to guitar is slowly mastering it.
Chasing the Rising Sun: The Journey of an American Song is the story of a song. That song is the story of us.