And They All Sang: The Great Musicians of the 20th Century Talk About Their Music (Hardback)
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Short Description for And They All Sang Throughout the second half of the twentieth century, Pulitzer Prize-winning oral historian Studs Terkel hosted a legendary daily radio programme in Chicago. This work features more than forty of Terkel's conversations from the programme with some of the greatest musicians.
- Published: 03 July 2006
- Format: Hardback 302 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781862078987 ISBN 10: 186207898X
- Sales rank: 1,706,280
Full description for And They All Sang
Throughout the second half of the twentieth century, Pulitzer Prize-winning oral historian Studs Terkel hosted a legendary daily radio programme in Chicago, presenting listeners with his singular take on an eclectic range of music from classical, opera, and jazz to gospel, blues, folk and rock. "And They All Sang" features more than forty of Terkel's inimitable conversations from the programme with some of the greatest musicians of the past century. Among the many highlights: a twenty-two-year-old Bob Dylan tells how he came to write "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall"; Janis Joplin, in a rare interview, recalls her teenage years in Texas spent listening to old Leadbelly and Bessie Smith records; Louis Armstrong and Dizzy Gillespie talk about their sense of kinship with fellow jazz geniuses Joe Oliver and Charlie Parker. Perhaps the biggest revelation, though, is Terkel himself, whose brilliant insights throughout reflect his profound understanding and appreciation of the affinities between all forms of music. Terkel offers us a remarkable collective portrait of the full spectrum of musical genres.