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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.
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.
Nelson Riddle: The Man Behind the Music
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,460. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2013 and represented by Dystel and Goderich Literary Management. Category: 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.
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).
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.
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?”
Las Vegas Elvis Presley
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,630. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
Writing about Elvis, Thomas Chi returned to Memphis six months each year to interview for the Elvis book around Graceland. He wrote a rock music thriller about Manson before the novel was turned into a musical screenplay. Thomas spent more time in Las Vegas, Nevada interviewing Elvis Presley's girlfriends, lovers, and the dancers with stories about Elvis.