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Passport To The Future: The Amazing Life and Music of Electronic Pop Music Pioneer Jean-Jacques Perrey Paperback – November 13, 2010

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About the Author

_________________________________ Dana Countryman is the former founding editor and publisher of the eclectic "Cool and Strange Music Magazine." He's also been a professional musician, having appeared on national television several times. Both of these backgrounds came into play, when he decided to write the biography of legendary French electronic pop music pioneer, Jean-Jacques Perrey. The book was written with full permission of Perrey, giving Countryman full access to a lifetime of photographs, recordings and contracts, gathered over Perrey's lifetime. Countryman lives in the North Seattle area, in Washington State, with his wife Tricia, son Matt, and two high-maintenance cats. _________________________________
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 312 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 3 edition (November 13, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 145386587X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1453865873
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,461,846 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Andrew S. Hartwell on December 6, 2010
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Like many others, I have been a JJP fan since my teens (A loooong time ago). I often wondered what ever became of him and how his life had transpired. Through the wonder of the internet I came to learn much about his life and I even found out he was going to perform a live concert with Dana Countryman in NYC, back in 2008.

My wife and I attended that concert and I had tears in my eyes to be in the same small room with the man whose music had meant so much to me for well over 40 years.

In time, Dana and I corresponded a bit via email and I came to be aware he was working on a biography of this incredibly talented and warm-hearted musician. When the book hit the stores, I snatched up a copy.

I have to say that Dana has done an outstanding job of bringing together so many photographs and anecdotes and just plain straight forward recollections of JJP's life. If you are aware of Jean-Jacques Perrey and his literally hundreds of musical compositions, you will LOVE this book. If you are not familiar with the man, I suggest you buy any of his albums and play them in the background as you read through this wonderful book.

My thanks to Dana Countryman for putting this book together. I absolutely recommend it to anyone who wishes the world were a better place and who can appreciate the life story of a man who has strived to make it so his entire life.

Jean-Jaques Perrey is one of our few global treasures and a man who brings joy to everyone through his music. This biography is an excellent reflection of his life's work and of the man as a fellow human being striving to be the best he can be.
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This is a really interesting book that chronicles the life of electronic pop music pioneer Jean-Jacques Perrey. Author and musical collaborator Dana Countryman takes us on a thoroughly entertaining tour of Mr. Perrey's career and personal life, consisting of interviews and anecdotes from his many collaborators and colleagues, as well as his daughter, Patricia, whose interviews give the book a special depth. I especially recommend this book for all of its 'gear geek' appeal too. It includes lots of information about the equipment Mr. Perrey used, most notably his roles in helping to develop and promote the Ondioline and Moog electronic pianos. This book is packed with great photographs which help to bring it all together. I only wish it had an accompanying CD so that I could hear samples of all those crazy old records.
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Dana Countryman provides a detailed, and very readable history of one of the pioneers of electronic music. I've been a fan of Jean-Jacques Perrey since I was six years old. Countryman brings Perrey's past history to life, and then connects me to Perrey in the present. I knew the music. Now I know the man. This is a MUST READ for anyone curious about the early history of electronic music.
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