NEW YORK, Sept. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Outlaw Blues is a searing tale of the rock and roll and film revolutions of the 1960s and 1970s told by an insider who worked with Bob Dylan and The Band, George Harrison and Martin Scorsese to change the cultural landscape of America. The book is one of the first Enhanced E-Books with more than 100 video clips embedded throughout the story of the American counter-culture. Though much of the book is centered on a group of musicians and filmmakers that author Jonathan Taplin worked with from 1965-1995, it is also the story of the roots of that era—the rebel artists of America's past—H.D. Thoreau, Mark Twain, Louis Armstrong, Orson Welles, Billie Holiday, Allen Ginsberg—the "mad ones" who made us who we are as a culture.
"I was lucky enough to work with some of the most creative revolutionaries of the last half century. Bob Dylan, The Band, George Harrison, Martin Scorsese, Gus Van Sant----all of them changed the way we think about our culture. Hopefully this new medium will give the reader a way to experience that magic time."
-Outlaw Blues Author, Jonathan Taplin
What is unique about the book is that it integrates text, video and music in a unique new format for electronic books. The book's video clips depict the artists in both performance and interviews. Jonathan Taplin is a Professor at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California. Taplin is the Director of the USC Annenberg Innovation Lab. Taplin began his entertainment career in 1969 as Tour Manager for Bob Dylan and The Band. In 1973 he produced Martin Scorsese's first feature film, Mean Streets which was selected for the Cannes Film Festival. Between 1974 and 1996, Taplin produced 26 hours of television documentaries and 12 feature films. He was the founder of Intertainer, the first Video on Demand service delivered over IP Networks. Outlaw Blues is published by The Annenberg Press and is distributed by the Apple iBookstore.
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SOURCE Jonathan Taplin