Tuesday, June 14, 2016

The Old North State at War: The North Carolina Civil War Atlas - AASLH Award of Merit 2016


American Association for State and Local History Award of Merit - 2016


NASHVILLE, TN — June 2016 — The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) announced that Mark Anderson Moore, Jessica A. Bandel, Michael Hill, and the North Carolina Office of Archives & History received an Award of Merit for The Old North State at War: The North Carolina Civil War Atlas. This year, AASLH conferred sixty-three national awards honoring people, projects, exhibits, and publications. The winners represent the best in the field and provide leadership for the future of state and local history. Presentation of the awards will be made at a special banquet during the 2016 AASLH/MMA Annual Meeting in Detroit, Michigan, on Friday, September 16. The banquet is supported by a generous contribution from the History Channel.

AASLH Award of Merit - 2016


Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Hal Blaine — "The Jan & Dean Record" by Mark A. Moore


Hal Blaine - A Message from the World's Most Famous Drummer

The Jan & Dean Record by Mark A.  Moore

An amazing chronology. I’m completely amazed by this incredible book. This book should be in every music education section of all libraries. An entire world of Rock and Roll history and memorabilia awaits at your fingertips. I had the chills just reading this compilation of one of the greatest duos of the Rock and Roll era. . . . For me, just memories that make the hair on the back of my neck stand up among the goosebumps. The kids, as I refer to them, were just kids when I was first introduced to these wild and crazy guys. Not only contracting for them but also recording, dual drums, for Jan & Dean hits . . . hitting the road at times with them, on stage, and 'sort of' road managing. . . . They were teenage idols of the Rock world. Jan experimented with me and the great Earl Palmer on dual drums. . . . I was so proud to have been a part of their lives and their skyrocket ride to fame and fortune. You will read all about it, and all of their hits. . . . So get comfortable and enjoy their explosive ride. . . . Author Mark Moore worked for so many incredible years getting this special story perfect. No doubt a poignant film will emerge, perhaps worthy of an Oscar. Gratefully,

Hal Blaine, of the Wrecking Crew

The Jan & Dean Record



Sunday, May 1, 2016

The Jan & Dean Record - "Here We Go": Original Music Charts and Scores from Jan Berry's Personal Collection, 1961-1969


"Here We Go": Original Music Charts and Scores from Jan Berry's Personal Collection, 1961-1969

The Jan & Dean Record by Mark A.  Moore

Appendix B of the book features a list of authentic music charts and scores used by studio musicians (the Wrecking Crew) to record the original music in the 1960s, and for select live performances.

The list identifies the instrumentation used for each song. For example:

The Anaheim, Azusa & Cucamonga Sewing Circle, Book Review and Timing Association

Trumpet; French Horn; Oboe; Bassoon; Guitars 1-3 (including Rhythm, Danelectro "Bellzoukie" 12-String, and Danelectro 6-String Bass); Basses 1-2 (including Fender); Drums (2 Full Sets); Piano (Tack); Harpsichord; Percussion (Timpani, Bells)

Instrument-specific instructions noted on the score and charts:

Dano 6-String Bass: "Jan & Dean Usual"; Basses: "Fender Take Top Notes" (on octaves)

The Jan & Dean Record by Mark A. Moore. Foreword by Brian Wilson.