One Thousand and One Songs
Thunder's Mouth Press, 2005 - 874 pagine
The fascinating stories behind more than a thousand best-loved songs from the last 50 years are explored in this entertaining collection. Intriguing background and biographical information on each song and its artist -- from Elvis and Fatboy Slim to Leonard Cohen and Pulp -- is included alongside more than 400 rare, full-color photographs of the musicians. Keeping in line with the way that iPods and other portable mp3 players have changed the way people listen to music -- with personalized playlists and mixes just a few clicks away -- this collection places more emphasis on specific songs than entire albums. The eclectic mix of profiled songs are randomly ordered, similar to a playlist, widening listeners' horizons while educating them on a variety of styles and artists.