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Gordon, Robert 1961-

Works: 47 works in 201 publications in 6 languages and 7,789 library holdings
Genres: Animated films  Children's films  Juvenile works  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Comedy films  Computer animation films  Action and adventure films  Biography  Fantasy films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Director, Production personnel, Author of screenplay, Producer, Scenarist
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Robert Gordon
Most widely held works by Robert Gordon
Can't be satisfied : the life and times of Muddy Waters by Robert Gordon( Book )

27 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers an authoritative biography of the father of modern blues, detailing his turbulent life, from the cotton fields of rural Mississippi to his extraordinary rise to success, forever changing the music industry
Respect yourself : Stax Records and the soul explosion by Robert Gordon( Book )

11 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the rise and fall of the original Stax Records, touching upon the racial politics in Memphis in the 1960s, the personal histories of the sibling founders, and the prominent musicians they featured
Studies on the language and literature of the Bible : selected works of J.A. Emerton by J. A Emerton( )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"John Emerton was Regius Professor of Hebrew at Cambridge University from 1968 to 1995 and is a former editor of Vetus Testamentum and its Supplements (1975-97). His work is characterised by profound learning and rigorous argument. He published detailed articles on a wide range of subjects, not only on the Hebrew language but also on biblical texts, Semitic philology and epigraphy, Pentateuchal criticism and other central issues in biblical scholarship, and biographical essays on some modern scholars. The forty-eight essays in this volume have been selected to provide both an overview of Emerton's influential work in all these fields and easier access to some items which are no longer readily available"--
Best of enemies by Gore Vidal( Visual )

17 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the summer of 1968 television news changed forever. Dead last in the ratings, ABC hired two towering public intellectuals to debate each other during the Democratic and Republican national conventions. William F. Buckley Jr. was a leading light of the new conservative movement. A Democrat and cousin to Jackie Onassis, Gore Vidal was a leftist novelist and polemicist. Armed with deep-seated distrust and enmity, Vidal and Buckley believed each other's political ideologies were dangerous for America. Like rounds in a heavyweight battle, they pummeled out policy and personal insult-their explosive exchanges devolving into vitriolic name-calling. Live and unscripted, they kept viewers riveted. Ratings for ABC News skyrocketed, and a new era in public discourse was born
The blues : a visual history : 100 years of music that changed the world by Mike Evans( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charts the history of the blues from its rural roots in the American South, focusing on the key musicians and singers who brought it recognition worldwide
Lost Delta found : rediscovering the Fisk University-Library of Congress Coahoma County study, 1941-1942 by John W Work( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the Alan Lomax text "The Land Where the Blues Began" was published in 1993, the project study of 1941 and 1942 visits to the Mississippi Delta contained inaccuracies and ignored social issues. Here Robert Gordon uncovers the work of Fisk University's African American scholars who accompanied him: composer and musicologist John W. Work, sociologist Lewis Wade Jones, and graduate student Samuel C. Adams, Jr. These three men captured interviews, notes, and musical transcriptions that reveal an important alternative perspective on Lomax's work in the Delta region. Their work unveils place, religion, social justice issues, and a way of life that is woven into a rich musical heritage
It came from Memphis by Robert Gordon( Book )

17 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unlike previous books about Memphis, this one does not focus on Elvis Presley, Al Green, Sun and Stax studios. Instead, It Came from Memphis prefers the shadows cast by these institutions, focusing on artists like Jim Dickinson and Alex Chilton, and bands like Mud Boy and the Neutrons, the Mar-Keys, and Big Star. The result is an anecdotal, digressive, thoroughly informative and entertaining history of rock and roll's hometown
Respect yourself : the Stax Records story( Visual )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With rare performances, previously unreleased home movies and new recordings, filmmakers Robert Gordon and Morgan Neville present the first comprehensive look at Stax Records, the greatest soul label of all time. Provides first-hand accounts of what really happened on the streets and behind studio doors from celebrated musicians such as Isaac Hayes, Booker T. Jones, Steve Cropper and Mavis Staples, as well as label president Al Bell, Rev. Jesse Jackson and others
Piano blues by Clint Eastwood( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Director and piano player Clint Eastwood explores his life-long passion for piano blues, using a treasure trove of rare historical footage in addition to interviews and performances. Includes interviews with and performances by Ray Charles, Dr. John, Marcia Ball, Dav Brubeck, and others
The road to Memphis by Richard Pearce( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the musical odyssey of B.B. King to Memphis and pays homage to the great blues musicians of the Memphis tradition. Goes on the road and behind the scenes with Bobby Rush and Rosco Gordon. Filmed on the occasion of the great reunion in which Memphis musicians returned to honor their roots
Memphis rent party : the blues, rock & soul in music's hometown by Robert Gordon( Book )

8 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fabled city of Memphis has been essential to American music--home of the blues, the birthplace of rock and roll, a soul music capital. We know the greatest hits, but celebrated author Robert Gordon takes us to the people and places history has yet to record. A Memphis native, he whiles away time in a crumbling duplex with blues legend Furry Lewis, stays up late with barrelhouse piano player Mose Vinson, and sips homemade whiskey at Junior Kimbrough's churning house parties. A passionate listener, he hears modern times deep in the grooves of old records by Lead Belly and Robert Johnson. The interconnected profiles and stories in Memphis Rent Party convey more than a region. Like mint seeping into bourbon, Gordon gets into the wider world. He beholds the beauty of mistakes with producer Jim Dickinson (Replacements, Rolling Stones), charts the stars with Alex Chilton (Box Tops, Big Star), and mulls the tragedy of Jeff Buckley's fatal swim. Gordon's Memphis inspires Cat Power, attracts Townes Van Zandt, and finds James Carr always singing at the dark end of the street. A rent party is when friends come together to hear music, dance, and help a pal through hard times; it's a celebration in the face of looming tragedy, an optimism when the wolf is at the door. Robert Gordon finds mystery in the mundane, inspiration in the bleakness, and revels in the individualism that connects these diverse encounters
Muddy Waters : can't be satisfied( Visual )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the life of bluesman Muddy Waters, who was born the son of a sharecropper in the Mississippi Delta, but later moved to Chicago and became a legendary performer who established the electric blues sound. Features commentary by Keith Richards, Bonnie Raitt, B.B. King, and Public Enemy's Chuck D. Includes interviews with members of Waters' bands, family members, and ex-girlfriends, as well as archival interviews and concert footage
Toy story( Visual )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Woody the cowboy and Buzz Lightyear, two talking toys, have a fantastic adventure when they go out into the world. This new version contains improved video and audio along with several new bonus features, including all-new games and music videos, new deleted scenes, documentary featurettes, and more
Muddy Waters 100 by Muddy Waters( Recording )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This official and authorized centennial tribute to Muddy Waters is a once-in-a-lifetime CD event that celebrates, commemorates and contributes the musical legacy of this American icon. With 15 newly-recorded songs, Muddy Waters 100 features Muddy Waters Band alumni and many of todays most preeminent American blues and roots artists
The Elvis treasures by Robert Gordon( Book )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overzicht van het leven van de rockster (1935-1977) met memorabilia
The King on the road by Robert Gordon( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With exclusive access to the files of the Elvis Presley Estate - including the legendary archive of Colonel Tom Parker - The King On The Road features a unique insider's view of Elvis' live performances from his earliest gigs around the rural South, when almost singlehanded he was creating what became known as rock'n'roll, to his record-breaking spectaculars in Las Vegas." "As well as hundreds of never-before-published photographs, the remarkable collection of posters, news reports and even ticket stubs adds up to a blow-by-blow account of the entire performing career of the King of Rock'n'Roll. Memorabilia also includes backstage passes, concert sales merchandise, letters to venues and transport schedules. The text includes interviews with musicians and entourage, rare facsimiles of hand-written set lists, and the exclusive complete listing of every live date that Elvis Presley ever performed. The King On The Road is the definitive on-stage (and back stage) record of the most dynamic entertainer in the history of rock'n'roll."--BOOK JACKET
Cowboy Jack Clement's home movies, or, Shakespeare was a big George Jones fan( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Record producer and songwriter Cowboy Jack Clement tells the story of his career via home movies featuring longtime friends Johnny Cash, Wayon Jennings, John Prine, Bono, and others
Everybody hollerin' goat( Recording )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Respect yourself : the Stax Records story ; Stax/Volt revue live in Norway 1967( Visual )

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

Stax Volt revue: Marks the first ever official release of this historic concert, considered by soul music fans to be one of the greatest lineups of artists ever to grace the concert stage
MIB (Men in black) ; MIIB (Men in black II)( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and German and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two agents who keep an eye on aliens in New York City must try to save the world after the aliens threaten to blow it up
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Can't be satisfied : the life and times of Muddy Waters
Lost Delta found : rediscovering the Fisk University-Library of Congress Coahoma County study, 1941-1942It came from MemphisThe Elvis treasuresThe King on the road
Alternative Names
Gordon, Robert Joseph.

Gordon, Robert Joseph 1961-

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