Authors Robbie Robertson, Jim Guerinot, Sebastian Robertson and Jared Levine have written a brilliant and beautifully packaged guide to twenty-seven of our most cherished musical legends.
Sebastian Robertson is a friend of mine and when he showed me his new book entitled Legends, Icons & Rebels, Music That Changed The World, I have to say I was thoroughly impressed. It introduces young adult readers to some of the greatest legends of music in a thoughtful and creative way. The authors have crafted a beautifully written, magnificently designed book which includes two bonus CD's full of music from all the stars mentioned in their pages.
This book is so good that even though it was designed to introduce a younger audience to all these music greats, it will be just as exciting to baby boomers who aren't as familiar with the backgrounds of these music icons as they should be.
Part memoir, part tribute, and all great storytelling ...
Here's the CD track lists because I know you were wondering about them:
1.) Chuck Berry - "Johnny B. Goode"
2.) Johnny Cash - "Get Rhythm"
3.) Aretha Franklin - "I Say a Little Prayer"
4.) The Beatles - "Here Comes the Sun"
5.) Louis Armstrong - "What a Wonderful World"
6.) Bob Marley - Three Little Birds"
7.) Buddy Holly - "Peggy Sue"
8.) Joni Mitchell - "The Circle Game"
9.) Ray Charles & The Raelettes - "Hit the Road Jack"
10.) Elvis Presley - "Hound Dog"
11.) Curtis Mayfield & The Impressions - "People Get Ready"
12.) Billie Holiday & Her Orchestra - "let's Call the whole Thing Off"
1.) Little Richard - "Lucille"
2.) Hank Williams - "Jambalaya (On the Bayou)"
3.) Frank Sinatra - "Fly Me To the Moon"
4.) Marvin Gaye - "I Heard It Through the Grapevine"
5.) Carole King - "So Far Away"
6.) Sam Cooke - "Wonderful World"
7.) Louis Jordan - "Caldonia"
8.) The Beach Boys - "In My Room"
9.) Ella Fitzgerald - "A-Tisket, A-Tasket"
10.) James Brown - "I Got You (I Feel Good)"
11.) Patsy Cline - "Crazy"
12.) Otis Redding - "That's How Strong My Love Is"
13.) Nat King Cole - "It's Only a Paper Moon"
14.) Stevie Wonder - "Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours"
15.) Bob Dylan - "Forever Young"
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I know you will love this book as much as I did. Enjoy!