Voices: how a great singer can change your life [First Counterpoint hardcover edition] 9781640091153, 1640091157

Preface -- Introduction: Hearing voices -- 1. The horsemen in the box: Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, and

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Voices: how a great singer can change your life [First Counterpoint hardcover edition]
 9781640091153, 1640091157

Table of contents :
Preface --
Introduction: Hearing voices --
1. The horsemen in the box: Little Richard, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, and Elvis Presley, with Led Zeppelin, Suzi Quatro, and Patti Smith --
2. Boys and girls and girl groups: The Ronettes, The Marvelettes, and the Shangri-las, with The Four Pennies, Bananarama, and TLC --
3. Vulnerable: Marvin Gaye and Roy Orbison, with Aretha Franklin, The Ramones, and Mary Margaret O'Hara --
4. Class acts: John Lennon and Mick Jagger, with The Kinks, David Bowie, Robert Wyatt, Richard and Linda Thompson, Kirsty MacColl, and The Smiths --
5. The urge for going: Joni Mitchell, with Jackson Browne, Paul Simon, Rickie Lee Jones, and Steely Dan --
6. What is soul?: Wilson Picket, Gladys Knight, Joe Cocker, Paul Rodgers, Elki Brooks, Terry Reid, Jess Roden, Frankie Miller, and Rod Stewart, with Dexys Midnight Runners, Kiki Dee, and Tedeschi Trucks Band --
7. Croon: Iggy Pop, Gregory Isaacs, Kate Bush, Luther Vandross, and Frank Sinatra, with George Jones, The Carpenters, and Prince --
8. So, what?" Miles Davis, John Coltrane, and Hank Mobley, with Jackie McLean, Booker Ervin, and John Surman --
9. The spectacle of anguish: Janis Joplin, Billie Holiday, and Ian Curtis, with Chris Bell and Amy Winehouse --
10. Psalms and raptures: Van Morrison, Burning Spear, Alex Harvey, and John Lydon, with Bob Dylan --
Epilogue: Harvest.

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