New radio interview with Professor Thomas Brothers about his book, "Help!: The Beatles, Duke Ellington, and the Magic of Collaboration"
Help! The Beatles, Duke Ellington, and the Magic of Collaboration was released by W.W. Norton in October 2018. It argues compellingly that a cooperative dynamic was the primary reason for the success and longevity of both the Beatles and Duke Ellington.
“A historically masterly and musically literate unraveling of some of the most-admired credits in 20th-century popular music....This is musicology with taste as well as ears.” —The Wall Street Journal
“An erudite, engagingly written history . . . Brothers’s rich analyses make for an engrossing narrative that illuminates some of pop music’s greatest creative collaborations.” — Publishers Weekly
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