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Jajouka Rolling Stone: A Fable of Gods and Heroes

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This strange, fascinating tale, by the author of Hammer of the Gods: The Led Zeppelin Saga, tells the story of the Master Musicians of Jajouka, in Morocco, whose sounds have influenced the works of William S. Burroughs and the Rolling Stones.
Hardcover, 297 pages
Published August 3rd 1993 by Random House
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Richard
Apr 07, 2012 rated it it was ok
Davis is a journalist who made his name with “Hammer Of The Gods” about life on the road with Led Zeppelin back in the day as they say to borrow a phrase that was old and tired before it’s time, HOTG is considered one of the notorious day-in-the-life of a rock ’n roll band at the top of its game. This is the same band BTW made notorious for the “Mud Shark Incident that Frank Zappa parodied on the “The Mothers of Invention Live at the Fillmore” from 1971 but I digress.
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Shelves: marruecos, music
Quelqu'un m'avait fait écouter l'album que Brian Jones avait enregistré avec les musiciens de Jajouka "Brian Jones Presents the Pipes of Pan at Joujouka". Mais j'avoue l'avoir écouté d'une oreille distraite Jusqu'au moment où je tombe sur ce bouquin tout à fait par hasard et ça me revient de suite puisque l'auteur décrit justement la rencontre de Brian Jones avec les musiciens du village ainsi que l'album qui en résulta entre autres choses
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This was an interesting exploration of the music of Morocco's Rif Mountains and its discovery by Beat authors (Paul Bowles, in particular), hippies, and Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones. The music and its associated religious rituals date from Phoenician settlements and indigenous people.

I have owned and listened to Joujouka music for 40 years, and reading this book has enriched my appreciation of it.
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Stephen Davis is is a rock journalist and biographer, having written numerous bestsellers on rock bands, including the smash hit Hammer of the Gods. He lives in Boston.

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