Uncle John’s Bathroom Reader Plunges into Music
Now hear this!!!
Uncle John loves rock…but he also loves classical, rap, jazz, country, blues, world music—even opera. So the dedicated staff at the BRI plunged into music of all styles and put together this jam-packed volume. In these pages you’ll find all of your favorite Bathroom Reader features: quotes, lists, origins, trivia, urban legends, behind-the-scenes stories, and loads of lost lore—all with a musical twist. So sit back, take off your headphones, and read about…
- The Rise and Fall of Disco
- Musical legends, from “outsiders” like the Shaggs and Jandek to the Carter Family, Louis Armstrong, Bach, and the Beatles
- The stories behind popular songs like “The Itsy-Bitsy Spider,” “Shiny Happy People,” “Tutti Frutti,” and “Whole Lotta Love”
- The origins of instruments from the electric guitar and the ukulele…to the didgeridoo and the hurdy-gurdy
- The strange story of the “Hungarian Suicide Song”
- Musical facts, feuds, fads, and flubs
…and much, much more!