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Last Night a DJ Saved My Life: The History of the Disc Jockey: 100 Years of the Disc Jockey (Englisch) Taschenbuch – 22. Mai 2006

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To celebrate 100 years of DJing, Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton have expanded and updated their classic account of the history of the disc jockey. The DJ was born on Christmas Eve, 1906 when Reginald Fessenden became the first person to play a record over the radio. A century later and the DJ is the central figure in popular music. From these humble 'talking jukebox' origins to today's DJ superstars earning rock star salaries with a fanbase to match, the history of the DJ is fascinating and unpredictable. The story of these unlikely cultural icons takes the reader through the swinging sixties, through the sequinned revolution that was disco, via hip hop and house to mass-market global domination.

Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende

Bill Brewster is co-owner of dance label Forensic, a renowned DJ and a freelance writer. Frank Broughton is an author and freelance journalist whose work has appeared in NME and ROLLING STONE and was deputy editor of i-D magazine.


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Von kray am 30. Januar 2009
Format: Taschenbuch
"Last Night A DJ Saved My Life" halte ich für eine essentielle Lektüre zu den Themen Discjockey, Tanzmusik, Disco (Musik und Club) und Musikgeschichte des 20. Jahrhunderts. Der Bogen, den die beiden Autoren Bill Brewster und Frank Broughton spannen, reicht weit zurück und ist weit gespannt. Das Wissen, die Geschichten und die Zusammenhänge, die sie zusammengetragen haben, wirken sehr fundiert und zeugen von wahrer Begeisterung. Im Gegensatz zu Peter Shapiro (Turn the Beat Around: The Secret History of Disco) ist der Text weniger detailversessen (keine Fussnoten), aber dafür sehr schwungvoll und gut zu lesen. Hervorzuheben sind die vielen Originalzitate aus Interviews.

Im Anhang liefern die beiden Autoren einen Katalog von Quellen, der als Folgelektüre sehr tief in das Thema eintauchen lässt. Sensationell.

Für Sammler Gold wert sind die 21 Club Charts, Listen mit bis zu jeweils 100 Titeln, die in einigen der legendären Clubs zum Repertoire gehörten. Anhand dieser Listen kann man ansatzweise nachvollziehen, wie es damals in diesen Clubs klang und so gezielt Futter für den iPod zusammenstellen.

Diese zweite, überarbeitete Ausgabe wurde deutlich überarbeitet und erweitert. Empfehlenswert.
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Von Ein Kunde am 23. November 2004
Format: Taschenbuch
Das Buch gibt einen historischen Überblick von Christopher Stone über "God is a DJ"- bis heute, RadioDJ's nicht zu vergessen und der "DJ als Producer" und "DJ als an Outlaw". Mitreißender Stil, regt zum selbermachen an, wissenschaftlich, elegant und studierttauglich. Eigentlich gibt es eine CD'S/ LP'S dazu mit (Old-School)-Hip-Hop, des Northern Soul, von R'n'B und Funk mit Tracks von Dave Baker, U Roy, DJ Premier, Tanya Winley und Patti Labelle. Leider wird der Soundtrack nicht mitgeliefert, man bekommt ihn über nuphonic in England.
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4.0 von 5 Sternen Comprehensive--not techno obsessed 31. März 2002
Von P. Gunderson - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Taschenbuch
Frankly, I bought this book because I was interested in learning more about techno/trance DJs, and was initially disappointed by the relative dearth of discussion of current trends (a discussion of these comes only in the last quarter of this book). However, my disappointment turned into appreciation as I realized this book truly is a history of the DJ, from way back in the early 1900s to today. This history offers a vast amount of information about who the first DJ pioneers were, and it is divided up into sections on the first radio DJs, northern soul DJs, reggae, disco, rap, and--finally--techno.
The authors point out that they're not doing any academic, high-fallutin' theoretical study of the DJ, but I think they took this anti-academicism too far. The DJ is a fascinating figure because s/he challenges so many of Western culture's ideas about what constitutes "music" and what constitutes "artistry." This book could have been much enriched by delving into the ways the DJ changes how we think about music.
As it is, the history in this study is admirably exhaustive; but because it doesn't connect this history to a larger history of music and aesthetics, it sometimes becomes just exhausting.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen A Dj's history book-house, hip hop, disco, northern soul 7. August 2000
Von Ein Kunde - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Taschenbuch
Coming across this book has been one of the most enlightening finds of my music loving life. I picked it up and read it in it's entirety in 2 days. It is a thorough history of the DJ and the music forms that DJ's have spawned since the advent of vinyl as a medium of auditory stimulation and satisfaction. Just the discography alone, a listing of the top fifty or hundred songs and artist on the playlists of fundamental dance floors (like The Roxy, Paradise Garage, Warehouse, and The Loft to name a few) makes this book worth its weight in gold. The history that this book attempts to recount isn't end all to be all, but it covers enough ground to satisfy even the most discriminating old club lover like myself. And even the most well versed club historian and afficionado will find something entertianing and educational within this books covers. I've bought three copies of this book, just to put some of my friends forever in my debt.
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4.0 von 5 Sternen Excellent history, remarkable research 13. August 2000
Von Eric Antonow - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Taschenbuch
I've only gone through the sections on Chicago house music and am astonished by the detail collected on this low-profile era of dj history. Though I was only a young bystander. the authors managed to unearth the mythical names, long desolate locations, and key events of the day. WBMX Jams on Saturday and Sunday mornings going down to Maxwell street, where last night's pressings were available on too thin, recycled vinyl (sometimes with pieces of gym shoe in them). If they could discover this, I suspect the rest is as solid. Well written.
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5.0 von 5 Sternen Great history of "DJ as artist" 25. April 2013
Von danseassembly - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Taschenbuch Verifizierter Kauf
A must read for all aspiring and current DJ's alike. This well reasearched book covers it all: from the beginning of single-turntable jocks to US and European Big Band spinners; it treks thru the Motown/Stax DJs, with a quick nod to the Jamacian "Sound System" approach before taking you thru Northern Soul and the NY Gay Disco trend-setting dual-turntable "mixing" innovators. With many "choice" classic cuts pointed out along the way, there's a myriad of names you will undoubtedly recognize from their many remixes in the dance/house/diva-pop genre. On a personal note it was thrilling to see both Robbie Leslise (Studio 54, The Saint) and Shep Pettibone (Mastermix remix/Productions too many to list, and co-author of Vogue & many other Madonna hits,) mentioned in the book. Not only do I have the utmost honor of being a resident DJ in Shep's amazing "Paradise" niteclub, but I also just had the privilege to spin alongside Robbie on a recent RSVP Caribbean Cruise. Living Legends both, and sweetheart gents to boot! (by dj Mick Hale, 2013)
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4.0 von 5 Sternen Despite flaws, an excellent book. 13. Juni 2004
Von Z. Stiegler - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Format: Taschenbuch
Last Night A DJ Saved My Life lives up it's billing as the definitive history of the disc jockey, as well as that of club culture. Brewster and Broughton presented an extensively researched and well connected history through a number of key genres, from sock hops, Jamaican sound systems, soul, disco, hip hop, and into house and techno. Through interviews with survivors of these scenes, the reader is given a good deal of first hand information, and gets a real feeling for most of the music presented, regardless of how familiar you are. In fact, one of the greatests aspects of this book is that it centers on the underground cultures: hip-hop before it became rap, disco before it became mainstream, etc.
However, the book is not without it's faults. Very early on, the authors slam academia, claiming that such an approach is incapable of providing a passionate or meaningful account. Certainly, this is both true and false, and it is unfair to make such a claim. My other main complaint with the book is that once it moves into the more modern genres of house and techno, the writers seem to lose their steam. One gets the feeling that these chapters were included in an effort to be definitive, not a level of deep-rooted passion for the music by the authors. Consequently, these chapters are not very interesting reads.
Still, this is the definitive book on the subject. Despite the aforementioned flaws, it is extremely informative, and overall, very well researched. A must for anyone interested in deejaying, club culture, or general music history.
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