The Vinyl Dialogues IV: From Studio to Stylus
by Mike Morsch
While continuing to focus on the making of albums in the 1970s, the fourth volume of The Vinyl Dialogues series expands the scope of musical history to include interviews and perspectives from artists who made some memorable albums in the 1960s.
In “The Vinyl Dialogues Volume IV: From Studio to Stylus,” award-winning journalist Mike Morsch reaches back into the ’60s - from the Shirelles to the Surfaris to Herman’s Hermits to Peter, Paul and Mary and the Rascals - for extensive interviews with the artists who made some of the greatest music of a generation.
Find out how a simple piece of plywood helped create one of the most iconic intros in surf music history. Read how Mary Travers fell in love with a song written by John Denver that became a hit for Peter, Paul and Mary. Follow the series of events that started with a lost wallet in a New York cab and ended with a big hit for the 5th Dimension. Those, and more great stories, helped define a diverse decade of music in the 1960s.
And that influenced an even more diverse decade of making music in the 1970s. Learn how the songwriting team of Thom Bell and Linda Creed started to shape The Sound of Philadelphia with The Stylistics. Find out which mega-star from the 1960s came in to help with backing vocals for a song on a Carly Simon album. And when Karen Carpenter decided to do a solo album, whose backing band did she choose to help transition her squeaky clean image to a more mature and sexy sound?
It’s all here in this volume, the making of some of the best music over the course of two decades as told through personal recollections by the artists who made it.
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This product was added to our catalog on Friday 22 September, 2017.