New Release Books by Robert Santelli

Robert Santelli is the author of Alfred Wertheimer. Elvis and the Birth of Rock and Roll (2021), Woody Guthrie (2021), Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues: A Musical Journey (2011), The Baseball Fan's Bucket List (2010) and other 10 books.

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Alfred Wertheimer. Elvis and the Birth of Rock and Roll

release date: Jun 01, 2021
Alfred Wertheimer. Elvis and the Birth of Rock and Roll
Find yourself up close and personal with the King. This collection brings together over 300 photographs of Elvis from the legendary portfolio of Alfred Wertheimer. Extraordinary in their intimacy and unparalleled in scope, these pictures immortalize a young man in the very process of making history.

Woody Guthrie

release date: Nov 16, 2021
Woody Guthrie
The timely, passionate, and humanely political work of America''s greatest folk singer and songwriter is presented through his own words and art—curated by Woody''s daughter—in this essential self-portrait, including never-before published lyrics and personal writing, and testimony from contemporary writers and musicians on his powerful relevance today. Woody Guthrie and his passionate social politics are as crucial today as they have ever been. A powerful voice for justice, and the author of more than 3,000 songs (including "This Land is Your Land"), he was also a poet, painter, illustrator, novelist, journal keeper, and profuse letter writer. Curated by his daughter Nora and award-winning music historian Robert Santelli, this fresh, intimate, and beautifully designed book thematically reveals Woody''s story through his own personal writings, lyrics, and artwork, urgently bringing his voice to life. Featuring never-before-published lyrics to some of his greatest songs, personal diary entries, doodles, quips and jokes, and piercing insights on his politics and justice, this is an undeniable and important celebration of Woody''s vibrant life''s work. Created to be enjoyed by all – those interested in folk music or those interested in Woody''s thoughts on Life in all its aspects, from Politics and Spirituality, to Love and Family – this book reflects Bob Dylan''s thoughts on Woody Guthrie; "You can listen to his songs and learn how to live." ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL SONGWRITERS IN AMERICAN MUSIC HISTORY: Woody Guthrie has had a profound impact on American musicians, writers, politicians (and the everyman who found solace and kinship in Guthrie''s writings and political beliefs), who have been shaped by his music and activism—namely the great founding father of songwriting himself, Bob Dylan, for whom he was a mentor. Others who have named Guthrie as a major influence include Bruce Springsteen, Johnny Cash, Pete Seeger, John Mellencamp, Billy Bragg, Joe Strummer, and Jerry Garcia, just to name a few. RARE ARCHIVAL MATERIAL: This is Woody''s life told primarily in his own words, with never-before published handwritten lyrics, artwork, journals, and much more. WORDS OF WISDOM RELEVANT TODAY: Woody Guthrie''s lyrics and writings carry pointed relevance to our world today—he wrote powerfully about economic inequality, immigration reform, fascism, war, corruption from capitalism gone wild, patriotism, and environmentalism—not to mention spirituality of all kinds, love, and family. EXCLUSIVE CONTRIBUTORS: Includes new writing about Woody and his music by Chuck D., Ani DiFranco, Douglas Brinkley, Jeff Daniels, Arlo Guthrie, and Rosanne Cash. Perfect for: • Music lovers • Musicians and artists • Political activists and historians • Fans of Americana

Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues: A Musical Journey

release date: Apr 19, 2011
Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues: A Musical Journey
A companion to the groundbreaking PBS documentary series, this volume is a unique and timeless celebration of the blues, from writers and artists as esteemed and revered as the music that moved them. Included in this stunning collection are Essays by David Halberstam, Hilton Als, Suzan-Lori Parks, Elmore Leonard, Luc Sante, John Edgar Wideman, and many others Timeless archival pieces by writers such as Stanley Booth, Paul Oliver, and Mack McCormick Evocative color illustrations and rare vintage photography Illuminating and in-depth conversations and portraits of musicians, ranging from Robert Johnson and Bessie Smith to John Lee Hooker and Eric Clapton Lyrics of legendary blues compositions Personal essays by the series directors Martin Scorsese, Charles Burnett, Richard Pearce, Wim Wenders, Marc Levin, Mike Figgis, and Clint Eastwood Excerpts from literary masters James Baldwin, Ralph Ellison, Eudora Welty, Zora Neale Hurston, Langston Hughes, and William FaulknerTracing the art form''s path from juke joints, house parties, and recording studios to musicians such as Elvis Presley, The Rolling Stones, and The Beatles, Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues proves, in the words of Willie Dixon, "The blues are the roots; every-thing else is the fruits."

The Baseball Fan's Bucket List

release date: May 01, 2010
The Baseball Fan's Bucket List
No sport''s fans are more in touch with the history and ephemera of their game than baseball fans. Hitting the sweet spot of our national pastime, The Baseball Fan''s Bucket List presents a list of 162 ''''absolute must'''' things to do, see, get, and experience before you kick the bucket. Entries range from visiting Elysian Fields in Hoboken, NJ (site of the first pro baseball game), to starting a baseball card collection; experiencing Opening Day; attending your favorite team''s Fantasy Camp; reading classic books like Ball Four, and much more! Each entry includes interesting facts, entertaining trivia, and practical information about the activity, item, or travel destination. Also included is a complete checklist so the reader can keep a running tally of their Bucket-List achievements. With today''s tabloid stories of steroid abuse and off-the-field shenanigans encroaching on baseball''s idyllic charm, this unique guidebook encourages readers to celebrate all that''s good about being a fan.

Guide to the Jersey Shore: From Sandy Hook to Cape May

release date: Jan 01, 1991

Sixties Rock, a Listener's Guide

release date: Jan 01, 1985
Sixties Rock, a Listener's Guide
Offers brief profiles of the best rock groups of the sixties, identifies the most influential albums, and looks at movements in rock music

The Big Book of Blues

release date: Jan 01, 2001
The Big Book of Blues
Contains over 650 entries profiling every important blues artist, including in each entry a discussion on the artist''s style and musical contributions.

Greetings from E Street

release date: Sep 28, 2006
Greetings from E Street
Greetings from E Street celebrates the passionately loved group that has been entertaining the world for 35 years. Written with their cooperation, this fully illustrated informal biography combines rare photographs with 30 removable facsimiles of E Street memorabilia, including Bruce Springsteen''s first business card and hand-written set list, and even two fabulous posters. Longtime band intimate Robert Santelli captures the ecstatic highs and devastating lows on the E Street Band''s roller coaster ride to stardom. He follows the band from the early days in Asbury Park, New Jersey, to the critical acclaim of Born to Run, the mania of Born in the U.S.A. and international touring, and each member''s unique projects. Throughout, the band''s signature combination of friendship, humor, and stellar musicianship is revealed in stories, snapshots, and the ephemera of life of the road. Warm and personal, Greetings from E Street is a postcard from the most famous address in rock and roll.

The Bob Dylan Scrapbook, 1956-1966

release date: Sep 13, 2005
The Bob Dylan Scrapbook, 1956-1966
Offers insight into one of the musician''s most eventful and formative periods, tracing his arrival in New York and providing on the accompanying CD excerpts from early interviews and his 1965 performance at the Newport Folk Festival.

American Roots Music

release date: Sep 01, 2002
American Roots Music
In the 20th century, American roots music - gospel, blues, country, western, folk, cajun, zydeco, tejano and Native American - was invented and nurtured in small communities and spread across the nation and the world. Eventually these traditional forms gave rise to the popular music that conquered the world: rhythm and blues, rockabilly, and rock and roll.

The Best of the Blues

release date: Jan 01, 1997
The Best of the Blues
The blues is enjoying a strong resurgence; more people are listening to and buying blues music than ever before, and they have a lot of music now to choose from. Helping to sort out the confusion, acclaimed rock critic and blues expert Robert Santelli has compiled a list of the 101 most important blues albums, the works which are absolutely indispensable to a blues library.No one can argue with the effort and dedication with which Santelli has gone about his task. Each entry contains a thoroughly annotated discography with facts and dates, as well as meaty descriptions that place the albums in historical and artistic context.

Short Bike Rides in New Jersey

release date: Jan 01, 1995
Short Bike Rides in New Jersey
Globe Pequot''s Short Bike Rides "TM" series offers delightful short and moderate tours for all levels of cyclists. Each ride profile includes precise directions, excellent road maps, and vivid descriptions of the points of interest along the way. Also featured is "comfort" information -- the location of restaurants, bathroom facilities, and attractions located along the route. "Day-trippers should check this series -- some revised -- some new editions -- of Short Bike Rides..". -- Self

Aquarius Rising

Aquarius Rising
This book looks back at the days of the late 1960''s and early 1970''s when huge rock festivals were planned and held throughout the United States. From Woodstock and Monterey Pop and Altamont, to Powder Ridge, Mar y Sol, the Celebration of Life, and the Randall''s Island Rock Festival.

The Big Beat

release date: Jan 01, 1984
The Big Beat
Artikler om og interviews med: Johnny Bee, Dino Danelli, Levon Helm, Roger Hawkins, "Pretty" Purdie, Hal Blaine, Earl Palmer, Russ Kunkel, D.J. Fontana, Dave Clark, Kenney Jones, Charlie Watts, Jim Keltner, Ringo Starr.
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