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Download ✓ On Highway 61 106 Ù On Highway 61 explores the historical context of the significant social dissent that was central to the cultural genesis of the sixties The book is going to search for the deeper roots of American cultural and musical evolution for the past 150 years by studying what the Western European culture learned from African AIg band SwingAs Bop succeeded Swing and Rhythm and Blues followed each had white followers like the Beat writers and the first young rock and rollers Even popular white genres like the country music of Jimmy Rodgers and the Carter Family reflected significant black influence In fact the theoretical separation of American music by race is not accurate This biracial fusion achieved an apotheosis in the early work of Bob Dylan born and raised at the northern end of the same Mississippi River and Highway 61 that had been the birthplace of much of the black music he would study As the book reveals the connection that began with Thoreau and continued for over 100 years was a cultural evolution where at first individuals and then larger portions of society absorbed the culture of those at the absolute bottom of the power structure the slaves and their descendants and realized that they themselves were not fr. An interesting overview of the development of American music starting with the Mississippi Delta and concluding with Bob Dylan The use of Highway 61 which runs from Duluth Minnesota to New Orleans Louisiana is by now a well traveled trope But it still worksI liked how McNally combined the social history of the period with the development of the blues jazz RB be bop country blues and rock and roll The section on Dylan was probably too long creating a certain imbalance And in covering Dylan's remarkable life through his first five albums culminating with Highway 61 Revisited in 1965 I probably learned enough about Dylan although I was very impressed with the hitherto unknown story of Dylan singing Only a Pawn in the Game before an audience of black sharecroppers and KKK men in Greenbow Mississippi in the early 60's

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On Highway 61 explores the historical context of the significant social dissent that was central to the cultural genesis of the sixties The book is going to search for the deeper roots of American cultural and musical evolution for the past 150 years by studying what the Western European culture learned from African American culture in a historical progression that reaches from the minstrel era to Bob Dylan The book begins with America’s first great social critic Henry David Thoreau and his fundamental source of social philosophy his profound commitment to freedom to abolitionism and to African American culture Continuing with Mark Twain through whom we can observe the rise of minstrelsy which he embraced and his subversive satirical masterpiece Huckleberry Finn While familiar the book places them into a newly articulated historical reference that shines new light and reveals a progression that is m. His Bob Dylan's music and the tradition of black and white reconciliationaffirmationinspiration it represented would along with many other proximate influences trigger an extraordinary assessment of American culture the era of great uestioning known as the '60s Though many of the positive conseuences of that great challenge dissipated themselves in indulgence and greed the impulse toward liberation that emerged in that era endures in a dozen causes the environmental movement the feminist movement the pursuit of rights for all who do not live in conventional sexual roles and far far That history is still being written 429 430This book begins with Thoreau and ends with Dylan and in between it weaves a path through American musical and literary and social history tracing the importance no the crucial and central importance of Black Americans' struggle for and articulation of a principle a principle we call freedom We might uibble that this or that figure is missing or not given enough attention but really the project here to examine a tradition in America dedicated to inclusiveness fairness euality and compassion is well done Cheers The folding of jazz and its precursor music eg ragtime and earlier minstrelsy into blues and RB and Rock n' Roll and Folk is niftyThis book of 430 pages of exposition devotes over 100 of these pages to the young man from Hibbing The treatment of Dylan is compelling It stops abruptly in 1966 and I could have wished for a look at Dylan's later career from the same perspective But I must take what the book offers and I take it gratefully

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On Highway 61Uch greater than the sum of its individual parts As the first post Civil War generation of black Americans came of age they introduced into the national culture a trio of musical forms ragtime blues and jazz that would with their derivations dominate popular music to this day Ragtime introduced syncopation and become the cutting edge of the modern 20th century with popular dances The blues would combine with syncopation and improvisation and create jazz Maturing at the hands of Louis Armstrong it would soon attract a cluster of young white musicians who came to be known as the Austin High Gang who fell in love with black music and were inspired to play it themselves In the process they developed a liberating respect for the diversity of their city and country which they did not see as exotic but rather as art It was not long before these young white rebels were the masters of American pop music – b. I was excited to begin reading this book The first few chapters do not disappoint It is impressively scholarlyHowever there is so much detail in writing about music and the bio's of some of the subjects that On Highway 61 loses it's focus and it's power The book could have easily been called On The Mississippi River or many other titles because of the too broad subtitle The last few chapters on Bob Dylan are interesting but again Dennis McNally makes the reader labor through a lot of material when the point he is making could be much concise I found the same to be true in his book on The Grateful Dead where he spent so much time on the early years of their history However the interlude chapters were a pleasant and needed diversion from the chronologyIf someone is doing research on the areas McNally covers they might find this book useful