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Obrecht, Jas

Overview
Works: 26 works in 66 publications in 2 languages and 3,010 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  Interviews  Blues (Music)  Guitar music (Blues)  Concert films  Filmed performances  Death metal (Music)  Documentary films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works about Jas Obrecht
 
Most widely held works by Jas Obrecht
Early blues : the first stars of blues guitar by Jas Obrecht( )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since the early 1900s, blues and the guitar have traveled side by side. This book tells the story of their pairing from the first reported sightings of blues musicians, to the rise of nationally known stars, to the onset of the Great Depression, when blues recording virtually came to a halt. Like the best music documentaries, Early Blues: The First Stars of Blues Guitar interweaves musical history, quotes from celebrated musicians (B.B. King, John Lee Hooker, Ry Cooder, and Johnny Winter, to name a few) and a spellbinding array of life stories to illustrate the early days of blues guitar in rich and resounding detail. In these chapters, you'll meet Sylvester Weaver, who recorded the world's first guitar solos, and Paramount Records artists Papa Charlie Jackson, Blind Lemon Jefferson, and Blind Blake, the "King of Ragtime Blues Guitar." Blind Willie McTell, the Southeast's superlative twelve-string guitar player, and Blind Willie Johnson, street-corner evangelist of sublime gospel blues, also get their due, as do Lonnie Johnson, the era's most influential blues guitarist; Mississippi John Hurt, with his gentle, guileless voice and syncopated fingerpicking style; and slide guitarist Tampa Red, "the Guitar Wizard." Drawing on a deep archive of documents, photographs, record company ads, complete discographies, and up-to-date findings of leading researchers, this is the most comprehensive and complete account ever written of the early stars of blues guitar--an essential chapter in the history of American music."--Publisher's web site
Blues guitar : the men who made the music : from the pages of Guitar player magazine( Book )

12 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of profiles and interviews of influential blues guitarists, including Muddy Waters, Johnny Winter, B.B. King, Albert King, Otis Rush, Albert Collins, Fred McDowell, Son Thomas, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Robert Johnson, and Michael Bloomfield
Talking guitar : conversations with musicians who shaped twentieth-century American music by Jas Obrecht( Recording )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this lively collection of interviews, storied music writer Jas Obrecht presents a celebration of the world's most popular instrument as seen through the words, lives, and artistry of some of its most beloved players. Readers will read--and hear--accounts of the first guitarists on record, pioneering bluesmen, gospel greats, jazz innovators, country pickers, rocking rebels, psychedelic shape-shifters, singer-songwriters, and other movers and shakers. In their own words, these guitar players reveal how they found their inspirations, mastered their instruments, crafted classic songs, and created enduring solos. Also included is a CD of never-before-heard moments from Obrecht's insightful interviews with these guitar greats. Highlights include Nick Lucas's recollections of waxing the first noteworthy guitar records; Ry Cooder's exploration of prewar blues musicians; Carole Kaye and Ricky Nelson on the early years of rock and roll; Stevie Ray Vaughan on Jimi Hendrix; Gregg Allman on his brother, Duane Allman; Carlos Santana, Eric Johnson, and Pops Staples on spirituality in music; Jerry Garcia, Neil Young, and Tom Petty on songwriting and creativity; and early interviews with Eddie Van Halen, Joe Satriani, and Ben Harper [Publisher description]
My son Jimi by James A Hendrix( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the rock star written by his father
Stone free : Jimi Hendrix in London, September 1966-June 1967 by Jas Obrecht( )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compelling portrait of rock's greatest guitarist at the moment of his ascendance, Stone Free is the first book to focus exclusively on the happiest and most productive period of Jimi Hendrix's life. As it begins in the fall of 1966, he's an under-sung, under-accomplished sideman struggling to survive in New York City. Nine months later, he's the toast of Swinging London, a fashion icon, and the brightest star to step off the stage at the Monterey International Pop Festival. This momentum-building, day-by-day account of this extraordinary transformation offers new details into Jimi's personality, relationships, songwriting, guitar innovations, studio sessions, and record releases. It explores the social changes sweeping the U.K., Hendrix's role in the dawning of flower power, and the prejudice he faced while fronting the Jimi Hendrix Experience. In addition to featuring the voices of Jimi, his bandmates, and other eyewitnesses, Stone Free draws extensively from contemporary accounts published in English- and foreign-language newspapers and music magazines. This celebratory account is a must-read for Hendrix fans
Rollin' and tumblin' : the postwar blues guitarists by Jas Obrecht( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Rollin' and Tumblin' journeys to the heart of American blues, exploring the lives and artistry of the electric guitar pioneers who arose from Chicago, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, and the West Coast in the years between World War II and the British Invasion. It begins with a portrait of blues guitar history, followed by poignant interviews and profiles of influential musicians."--Jacket
Masters of heavy metal by Jas Obrecht( Book )

6 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mississippi John Hurt by Mississippi John Hurt( )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chill out by John Lee Hooker( Recording )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lonnie Johnson by Lonnie Johnson( )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young Buckethead( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Filmed in 8mm, Young Buckethead Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 document the birth of a legend who'd just flown the coop. Vol. 1 features a complete 1990 Deli Creeps concert and soundcheck in San Francisco, an insane keyboard performance in a SF basement, and a stunning extended guitar solo performed at a Buckethead family reunion."--Container
Young Buckethead( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Originally filmed in 8mm, Young Buckethead Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 document the birth of a legend who'd just flown the coop. Vol. 2 features two complete Deli Creeps concerts in San Francisco, unrehearsed backstage footage, and a very rare interview in the park."--Container
Stone free Jimi Hendrix in London, September 1966-June 1967 by Jas Obrecht( )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compelling portrait of rock's greatest guitarist at the moment of his ascendance, Stone Free is the first book to focus exclusively on the happiest and most productive period of Jimi Hendrix's life. As it begins in the fall of 1966, he's an under-sung, under-accomplished sideman struggling to survive in New York City. Nine months later, he's the toast of Swinging London, a fashion icon, and the brightest star to step off the stage at the Monterey International Pop Festival. This momentum-building, day-by-day account of this extraordinary transformation offers new details into Jimi's personality, relationships, songwriting, guitar innovations, studio sessions, and record releases. It explores the social changes sweeping the U.K., Hendrix's role in the dawning of "flower power," and the prejudice he faced while fronting the Jimi Hendrix Experience. In addition to featuring the voices of Jimi, his bandmates, and other eyewitnesses, Stone Free draws extensively from contemporary accounts published in English- and foreign-language newspapers and music magazines. This celebratory account is a must-listen for Hendrix fans
Featuring Lonnie Johnson by Lonnie Johnson( )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robato jonson yori mae ni burusu gita o mono ni shita kyunin no gitarisuto by Jas Obrecht( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Positively Van Halen: from the pages of guitar player by Jas Obrecht( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jas Obrect collection by Jas Obrecht( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A twenty-year editor for Guitar Player magazine, Jas Obrecht has been writing about music since the mid-1970s. The Jas Obrecht Collection consists of audio interview recordings, 1978-2012, that Obrecht conducted with prominent guitarists and musicians throughout his career as a music journalist; manuscript versions of Obrecht's books, My Son Jimi, Talking Guitar, and Early Blues: The First Stars of Blues Guitar; original articles by Obrecht in Victrola and 78 Quarterly and reprinted articles in Japanese, Spanish, and Portuguese issues of Guitar Player and in other German and Italian magazines; celebrity correspondence and memorabilia; materials affiliated with the musician, Brian Patrick Carroll, who is known professionally as Buckethead; demo tapes and mixes; and other writings and papers
Talking guitar : conversations with musicians who shaped twentieth-century American music( Recording )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Jas Obrecht presents a celebration of the world's most popular instrument as seen through the words, lives, and artistry of some of its most beloved players. Readers will read...and hear...accounts of the first guitarists on record, pioneering bluesmen, gospel greats, jazz innovators, country pickers, rocking rebels, psychedelic shape-shifters, singer-songwriters, and other movers and shakers. In their own words, these guitar players reveal how they found their inspirations, mastered their instruments, crafted classic songs, and created enduring solos"
Stefan Grossman's masters of country blues guitar by Blind Blake( )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Stefan Grossman's early masters of American blues guitar by Lonnie Johnson( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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オブレヒト, ジャス

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