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Celebrity Playlist
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,310. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2012 by The Dallas Morning News. Category: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
For more than a decade, the music staff of The Dallas Morning News asked every artist it interviewed the same question: “What are you listening to right now?”
Follow Your Heart : John McLaughlin song by song - A Listener's Guide
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 76,570. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music
This eBook text version of Follow Your Heart takes you on a fascinating journey of the music of John McLaughlin -- song by song. The tour guide is Walter Kolosky, author of the award winning Power, Passion and Beauty: The Story of the Legendary Mahavishnu Orchestra. He is aided by a foreword written by Chick Corea, expert musicologists and exclusive insights from John McLaughlin himself.
Sound's Weight
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,440. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
"Sound's Weight" encourages readers to think about music politically and politics musically. Tracing the history of Western music as a process in which taste is dictated by politics, this extended essay advocates for a way of thinking and living liberated by the confines of calculated interests.
Caruso's Mustache Off - and Other Writings about Music and Musicians
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Price: $8.95 USD. Words: 116,520. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2011 by Mondial. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
Van Vechten wrote lively and often audacious essays on musical subjects. He was first to offer serious assessments of the music of Stravinsky, Erik Satie, Gershwin, and the operas of Richard Stauss. He wrote the earliest study in America of the music of Spain. He was first to advocate musical scores for movies. He contended that ragtime and jazz were the only uniquely American music.
Music: What Happened?
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 110,550. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2011 by Joseph Mallon. Category: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
In Music: What Happened?, renowned musician Scott Miller writes about each of the past 54 years in popular music—1957-2010—via countdown song lists, blending the perspectives of a serious musician, a thoughtful critic, and an all-devouring music fan. Miller not only tells you why he loves particular songs, but also what was going on in the musical world in which they competed to be heard.
The Deejays
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 94,510. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2012 by Iconoclassic Books. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music
In 1971, Arnold Passman's 'The Deejays' was the first book to closely examine the rise of the disc jockey - the tribal chieftains who manipulate (and possibly create) popular taste with every spin of the turntable. It became the "go-to" reference book on the subject for decades thereafter. Included is a never-before-published afterword from the author, "How We Hate to Get Up in the Morning."
The Beatles In Mono
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 56,120. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Individual Composer & Musician
In The Beatles In Mono, Andrew Hickey examines, track by track, the Beatles' work as it was originally created, in mono. Going through the 2009 The Beatles In Mono box set, he looks at the band's influences, their musical techniques, and the progression of their career from Love Me Do through to Get Back.
The Beatles Are the Greatest Rock Band of All Time and I Can Prove It
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 83,960. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
Who is the greatest band in rock history? This book argues that it's the Beatles. Don't think so? Well, read and find out. This is as thorough an examination of the Beatles music in context as you will find. If you are skeptical of the Beatles greatness, read this book and you will be skeptical no longer: this is an iron clad argument about the most seminal of rock bands.
The Pied Pipers of Rock and Roll: Radio Deejays of the '50s and '60s
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 95,650. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2012 by Iconoclassic Books. Category: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
Rock-'n'-roll and the men who brought it over the airwaves into homes and cars changed the cultural landscape. This book examines the phenomenon of the AM deejays who captivated a generation and helped define the counterculture that has forever changed the landscape of American youth.
The Beatles IQ: The Ultimate Test of Fab Four Fandom
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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. Category: 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.
Gordon's Blues Guides, Volume One: Delta Blues
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,050. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Blues
A quick and easy guide to the Delta blues style and artists with recommended albums.
80's Superhits Collection: La década de la música inolvidable
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 26,830. Language: Spanish. Published: January 17, 2012. Category: 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.
The Beach Boys On CD Volume 2: 1970 - 1984
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Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 51,020. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2013. Category: 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.
51 Questions for the Diehard Music Fan: Bob Dylan
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,110. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2013 by Black Mesa Publishing. Category: 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.
Preservation: The Kinks' Music 1964-1974
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Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 52,490. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2012. Category: 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.
Just Like a Woman: The Rock Criticism of Ellen Willis
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,110. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2012. Category: 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.
51 Questions for the Diehard Music Fan: Grateful Dead
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,080. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2013 by Black Mesa Publishing. Category: 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.
12 Quizzes on Classical Composers
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,550. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2012. Category: 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: Billy Joel
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,010. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2013 by Black Mesa Publishing. Category: 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.
Frank Sinatra: The Artist and His Music
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,000. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2013 and represented by Dystel and Goderich Literary Management. Category: 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.