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Jackson, Blair

Overview
Works: 29 works in 66 publications in 1 language and 3,303 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  Pictorial works  Rock music  Interviews  Folk-rock music  Live sound recordings  Country rock music  Blues-rock music  Psychedelic rock music 
Roles: Author
Classifications: ML421.G72, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Blair Jackson
 
Most widely held works by Blair Jackson
Garcia : an American life by Blair Jackson( Book )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 1,246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the life and times of Jerry Garcia, capturing the psychedelic world of the musician and songwriter, his relationship with members of the Grateful Dead, his battle with drug addiction, and his lasting influence on popular music
This is all a dream we dreamed : an oral history of the Grateful Dead by Blair Jackson( Book )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two well-respected chroniclers of the Dead reveal the band's story through the words of its members, their creative collaborators and peers, and a number of diverse fans, stitching together a multitude of voices into a seamless oral tapestry. Capturing the ebullient spirit at the group's core, Jackson and Gans weave together a musical saga that examines the music and subculture that developed into its own economy, touching fans from all walks of life. This definitive book traces the Dead's evolution from its humble beginnings as a folk/bluegrass band playing small venues in Palo Alto to the feral psychedelic warriors and stadium-filling Americana jam band that blazed all the way through to the 90s. Along the way, we hear from many who were touched by the Dead--from David Crosby and Miles Davis, to Ken Kesey, Carolyn "Mountain Girl" Garcia, and a host of Merry Pranksters, to legendary concert promoter Bill Graham, and others. Throughout their journey the Dead broke (and sometimes rewrote) just about every rule of the music business, defying conventional wisdom and charting their own often unusual course, in the process creating a business model unlike any seen before. Musically, too, they were pioneers, fusing inspired ideas and techniques with intuition and fearlessness to craft an utterly unique and instantly recognizable sound. Their music centered on collective improvisation, spiritual and social democracy, trust, generosity, and fun. Whether you're part of the new generation of Deadheads who are just discovering their music or a devoted fan who has traded Dead tapes for decades, you will want to listen in on the irresistible conversations and anecdotes shared in these pages.--Adapted from book jacket
Grateful Dead : the illustrated trip by Blair Jackson( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the rock band the Grateful Dead, offering an illustrated history, including photographs, biographies, memorabilia, personal essays, listings of albums and songs, and a detailed chronology of tours
California dreams : the art of Stanley Mouse by Blair Jackson( )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The first comprehensive compendium of works by one of the groundbreaking pioneers of psychedelic poster art in the late '60s, California Dreams is a career-spanning collection of 240 pieces pages created over more than five decades of nonstop artistic inspiration. Stanley Mouse is, of course, best known for the eye-popping and iconic posters, album covers and T-shirt designs he - often in collaboration with Alton Kelley - made during the hey-day of San Francisco's counterculture renaissance and well into the 1970s. His influential work during that era captured the color, fun, mystery, passion and creatively liberating experimentalism of those tumultuous times. But this book also explores other sides of Mouse's art, as well. Before taking Haight-Ashbury by storm, Mouse enjoyed tremendous success in his native Detroit detailing hot rods and airbrushing shirts and posters with whimsical drawings and paintings of crazy monsters and extreme cars. And more recently, in addition to satisfying ongoing demand for music-related commissions, Mouse has delved deeply into fine art, painting vivid landscapes and wonderfully evocative figurative pieces"--Publisher's description
Goin' down the road : a Grateful Dead traveling companion( Book )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Between the dark and light : the Grateful Dead by Jay Blakesberg( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hundreds of previously unpublished photos chronicle the adventures of the Grateful Dead from the early 1970s to the 1990s. The photographer, Jay Blakesberg, travelled with the band
The Arista years by Grateful Dead (Musical group)( Recording )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grateful Dead : the music never stopped by Blair Jackson( Book )

5 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is all a dream we dreamed : an oral history of the Grateful Dead by Blair Jackson( Recording )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blair Jackson and David Gans, two of the most well-respected chroniclers of the Dead, reveal the band's story through the words of its members and their creative collaborators, as well as a number of diverse fans, stitching together a multitude of voices into a seamless oral tapestry. Woven into this musical saga is an examination of the subculture that developed into its own economy, touching fans from all walks of life, from penniless hippies to celebrities, and at least one U.S. vice president
Grateful Dead gear : the band's instruments, sound systems, and recording sessions from 1965 to 1995 by Blair Jackson( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Grateful Dead Gear is the First in-Depth examination of every aspect of the Dead's technical side, including their recording methods. From the "Acid Tests" of the mid-'60s to the famous "Wall of Sound" PA setup in the '70s and on to their exceptional later touring systems, the Grateful Dead were always on the cutting edge of technological innovation and experimentation. This exhaustive study includes clear and concise explanations of the band's equipment technology, instrument design, and studio recording techniques, plus a history of the group. It's story of how a colorful cast of tech geniuses and visionaries merged art, technology, and commerce into one of the most successful touring businesses in music history. More than 100 photos and diagrams, many never before seen, New interviews with band members and tech personnel, Suggested listening for every era of the group's history. Book jacket."--Jacket
Ladies and gentlemen-- by Grateful Dead (Musical group)( Recording )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The music never stopped : roots of the Grateful Dead by Grateful Dead (Groupe musical)( Recording )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Live Dead : the Grateful Dead by Bob Minkin( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Live Dead is a stunning retrospective of more than forty years of Grateful Dead concerts through the lens of renowned music photographer Bob Minkin. In addition to performance images, Live Dead showcases intimate backstage shots, photos of the tour scene, and unique ephemera from inside the Dead's legendary Vault. These indelible photographs present the essence of the Dead including peak moments from their concerts at dozens of venues, such as Red Rocks, Winterland, Radio City, Capitol Theatre, Europe '81, and many more. Additionally, this unique volume features behind-the-scenes stories about many of the images, tales from the road-experiences every Deadhead can relate to-as well as a foreword by Steve Parish, an introduction by Blair Jackson, and commentary from Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, Donna Jean, Wavy Gravy, Rock Scully, Carolyn Mountain Girl Garcia, Trixie Garcia, Ed Perlstein, and more. The post-Grateful Dead years are also represented through images of Furthur, Phil Lesh & Friends, Ratdog, and the current musical renaissance now happening in Marin County, California, at Terrapin Crossroads, Sweetwater Music Hall, and Bob Weir's TRI Studios
Road trips by Grateful Dead (Musical group)( Recording )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art of Stanley Mouse : the art of Stanley Mouse by Stanley Mouse( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feed your head : San Francisco's psychedelic rock revolution : from the acid tests to Altamont by Blair Jackson( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Grateful Dead by Blair Jackson( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic tracks : the studios, stories and hit makers behind three decades of groundbreaking songs( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the fall of 1994, Mix magazine editor Blair Jackson suggested an idea for a new column, Classic Tracks. He had watched how technological developments had changed the ways records were made. But one thing he emphasized was that the techniques-- from microphone placement to the creative use of sounds in a mix-- had not changed all that much. And a generation raised on digital technologies, could benefit from the wisdom of the masters
The golden road( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Artist file( Book )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Grateful Dead : the illustrated tripGoin' down the road : a Grateful Dead traveling companionBetween the dark and light : the Grateful DeadGrateful Dead gear : the band's instruments, sound systems, and recording sessions from 1965 to 1995Feed your head : San Francisco's psychedelic rock revolution : from the acid tests to Altamont
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