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All Hopped Up and Ready to Go: Music from the Streets of New York 1927-77

All Hopped Up and Ready to Go: Music from the Streets of New York 1927-77

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From Tony Fletcher, the acclaimed biographer of Keith Moon, comes an incisive history of New York's seminal music scenes and their vast contributions to our culture. Fletcher paints a vibrant picture of mid-twentieth-century New York and the ways in which its indigenous art, theater, literature, and political movements converged to create such unique music.

With great attention to the colorful characters behind the sounds, from trumpet player Dizzy Gillespie to Tito Puente, Bob Dylan, and the Ramones, he takes us through bebop, the Latin music scene, the folk revival, glitter music, disco, punk, and hip-hop as they emerged from the neighborhood streets of Harlem, the East and West Village, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Queens. All the while, Fletcher goes well beyond the history of the music to explain just what it was about these distinctive New York sounds that took the entire nation by storm.

Author: Tony Fletcher
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Published: 10/01/2009
Pages: 496
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 1.28lbs
Size: 9.28h x 6.34w x 1.42d
ISBN: 9780393334838

Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 07/27/2009 pg. 51
Library Journal 09/01/2009 pg. 118
Kirkus Reviews 08/15/2009
Booklist 09/15/2009 pg. 16
New York Times Book Review 02/21/2010 pg. 17

About the Author
Fletcher, Tony: - Tony Fletcher is the author of three music biographies and a novel. He founded the music magazine Jamming! and has contributed to Newsday, Spin, and Rolling Stone, among many other publications. He lives in Mt. Tremper, New York.

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