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Preservation: The Kinks' Music 1964-1974
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 52,490. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Individual Composer & Musician, Nonfiction » Music » Individual Composer & Musician
In the first ten years of their career, the Kinks underwent a creative explosion that was almost unparalleled in popular music. In this book, Andrew Hickey analyses every studio recording by the Kinks from their first album in 1964 through to the epic triple concept album Preservation a decade later, in a book that is full of forthright and sometimes controversial opinion.
Gordon's Blues Guides, Volume One: Delta Blues
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,050. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Blues, Nonfiction » Music » Blues
A quick and easy guide to the Delta blues style and artists with recommended albums.
51 Questions for the Diehard Music Fan: Bob Dylan
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,110. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2013 by Black Mesa Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
A singer-songwriter, record producer, artist, and author, Bob Dylan has influenced American culture for more than five decades. Now from the author of music trivia titles such as The Beatles IQ and Rock & Roll IQ comes a new challenge—51 questions for the diehard music fan that will challenge your knowledge and celebrate the iconic career of Bob Dylan.
The Beach Boys On CD Volume 2: 1970 - 1984
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 51,020. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
Between 1970 and 1984 the Beach Boys, both solo and together, made some of the best albums ever recorded - and some not so good. In this book, Andrew Hickey takes a personal look at this music track by track, analysing every song that Brian, Carl, Dennis, Mike, Al, Bruce, Blondie and Ricky recorded and released during that time period.
The Beatles IQ: The Ultimate Test of Fab Four Fandom
Series: THE ULTIMATE TEST OF TRUE FANDOM, Book 26. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 8,190. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2012 by Black Mesa Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
You are invited to take the challenge: 200 multiple choice questions that take you from the Beatles anonymous beginnings in Liverpool, through their rise in the ranks of show business and finally to their triumphant years as worldwide superstars.
80's Superhits Collection: La década de la música inolvidable
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 26,830. Language: Spanish. Published: January 17, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
Los diversos estilos músicales que surgieron en los 80s siguen siendo una influencia importante en los artistas de hoy. Este libro ofrece una investigación meticulosa sobre los generos de la epoca, del rock sinfónico al new mod, punk y post punk, solo por nombrar alugnos.
51 Questions for the Diehard Music Fan: Grateful Dead
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,080. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2013 by Black Mesa Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
From the author of music trivia titles such as The Beatles IQ and Rock & Roll IQ comes a new challenge—51 questions for the Dead Head music fan that will test your knowledge of the legendary Grateful Dead.
Just Like a Woman: The Rock Criticism of Ellen Willis
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,110. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
The 1960s, Ellen Willis said, were a time when magazines saw that “there was this thing called youth culture, and they were interested in getting authentic young people to write about it.” Willis was one of these. Right out of the box, her rock criticism was as unsentimental as it was passionate, with the publication of a 1967 essay in Commentary about Bob Dylan that was personal journalism at it.
La musica. Significado y funcion
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 31,900. Language: Spanish. Published: April 2, 2014 by LD Books - Lectorum. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Music reference, Nonfiction » Music » Music reference
En las paginas de este libro, el autor, musico y musicologo, se plantea preguntas tan elementales como: Que es la musica?. Para que sirve?. Las respuestas no atienden a las definiciones clasicas de un diccionario, el autor procura llegar a las esencias de la sustancia sonora, humana y divina, material y trascendente.
Nelson Riddle: The Man Behind the Music
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,460. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2013 and represented by Dystel and Goderich Literary Management. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
In Nelson Riddle: The Man Behind the Music, bestselling Morrell discusses the career of a musical genius, who changed popular music and proved that a great arranger is as important as a great song and a great singer. This groundbreaking study describes Riddle’s famous collaborations with Nat “King” Cole, Rosemary Clooney, and Frank Sinatra, whose career Riddle helped to resurrect.
Frank Sinatra: The Artist and His Music
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,000. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2013 and represented by Dystel and Goderich Literary Management. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
In Frank Sinatra: The Artist and His Music, bestselling David Morrell discusses the talent and determination that led Sinatra to become the greatest interpretive singer of the recording era. Based on more than forty years of listening and reading, Morrell provides an in-depth analysis of Sinatra’s career. After you read it, you might never listen to Sinatra or any other singer the same way again.
12 Quizzes on Classical Composers
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,550. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instruction and Study - Appreciation, Nonfiction » Music » Instruction and Study - Appreciation
The perfect Christmas gift for your music-lover!. One quiz each on the lives of Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Liszt, Schubert, Schumann, Verdi, Wagner, Chopin, Haydn, Handel, and Grieg. May be used in conjunction with the Classically Gail free, one-year course in Music Appreciation (classicallygail.blogspot.com).
51 Questions for the Diehard Music Fan: Elton John
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,280. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2013 by Black Mesa Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
From the author of music trivia titles such as The Beatles IQ and Rock & Roll IQ comes a new challenge—51 questions for the diehard music fan that will test your knowledge and celebrate the iconic artist Elton John.
51 Questions for the Diehard Music Fan: Billy Joel
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,010. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2013 by Black Mesa Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
From the author of music trivia titles such as The Beatles IQ and Rock & Roll IQ comes a new challenge—51 questions for the diehard music fan that will test your knowledge and celebrate the iconic artist Billy Joel.
51 Questions for the Diehard Music Fan: The Who
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,270. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2013 by Black Mesa Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
With nearly thirty top 40 singles and 100 million record sales, The Who have been one of the world’s preeminent rock bands for five decades. Now from the author of music trivia titles such as The Beatles IQ and Rock & Roll IQ comes a new challenge—51 questions for the diehard music fan that will test your knowledge and celebrate the legendary band The Who.
51 Questions for the Diehard Music Fan: The Rolling Stones
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,270. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2013 by Black Mesa Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
Celebrate the legendary Stones with this ultimate trivia test—51 Questions for the Diehard Music Fan: The Rolling Stones.
Rock & Roll Music IQ: The Ultimate Test of True Fandom
Series: THE ULTIMATE TEST OF TRUE FANDOM, Book 21. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 8,310. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2012 by Black Mesa Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
Test your Rock & Roll IQ! See if you if you can "make the charts," "achieve a gold record," or maybe even earn "an induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame" as you enjoy this ultimate test of true Rock & Roll fandom! With 200 questions and 800 possible answers it has everything from greasers to grungers and vinyl to video.
The Top 40 Annual 2012
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 85,450. Language: British English. Published: August 22, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Music reference, Nonfiction » Music » Music reference
The full story of every UK Top 40 hit of the year. Artist by artist and song by song, the hits that defined this most memorable year in pop music. The reference book every chart fan has been waiting for - your complete guide to the hits of 2012.
The Top 40 Annual 1988
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 112,770. Language: British English. Published: April 3, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Discography & Buyer’s Guides, Nonfiction » Music » Discography & Buyer’s Guides
Leading chart historian James Masterton presents a detailed account of every act and every hit single to reach the UK Top 40 during the course of this historic year in popular music.
The Top 40 Annual 2013
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 89,270. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Reference, Nonfiction » Music » Reference
The full story of every UK Top 40 hit of the year. Artist by artist and song by song, the hits that defined this most memorable year in pop music. The latest reference book in the acclaimed series for chart fans of all ages - your complete guide to the hits of 2013.