This book offers a spirited analysis of the unique improvisational character of Grateful Dead music and its impact on appreciative fans. The 20 essays capture distinct facets of the Grateful Dead phenomenon from a broad range of scholarly angles. The band's trademark synergizing focus is discussed as a function of complex musical improvisation interlaced with the band members' collective assimilation of an impressive range of marginal musical forms and lyrical traditions. These facets are shown to produce a vibrant Deadhead experience, resulting in community influences still morphing in new directions 45 years after the band's initial impact.
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Jim Tuedio, professor of philosophy and director of the university honors program at California State University-Stanislaus, is the author of numerous scholarly articles and is a past president of the American Society for Philosophy, Counseling and Psychotherapy. He lives in Denair, California. Stan Spector is a professor of philosophy at Modesto Junior College in Modesto, California, and is the author of many scholarly articles. He is a past director of the college honors program and is currently co-chair of the Grateful Dead Caucus.Review:
"fun collection of essays...some great writing in here"--Sacramento Book Review; "producing this volume was obviously a labor of love...remarkable...recommend[ed]...intellectually stimulating, worthwhile contribution"--Critical Studies in Improvisation.
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Book Description McFarland, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # INGM9780786443574
Book Description McFarland, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M078644357X
Book Description McFarland, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P11078644357X