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Nelson Riddle: The Man Behind the Music by David Morrell
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.
Trotz alledem - Kleine Geschichte des politischen Liedes by Ansgar Warner
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 5,670. Language: German. Published: January 18, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » History » European
“Ein garstig Lied, ein politisch Lied”? Von wegen: Arbeiterlieder waren die Protestsongs des 19. & frühen 20. Jahrhunderts, und wurden von Millionen Menschen intoniert. Dieses Buch macht sich auf die Spuren des politischen Lieds in Deutschland – vom Klassiker “Die Gedanken sind frei” bis zum Rap “Wir sind nicht die Roboter der Deutschland-AG”.
Preservation: The Kinks' Music 1964-1974 by Andrew Hickey
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 52,490. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Individual Composer & Musician, Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
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.
The Beatles IQ: The Ultimate Test of Fab Four Fandom by C. Dismas Burgess
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 » Rock music
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.
Rock & Roll Music IQ: The Ultimate Test of True Fandom by C. Dismas Burgess
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 » Rock music
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.
12 Quizzes on Classical Composers by Gail McGaffigan
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,550. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instruction and Study - Appreciation, Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
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).
The Pied Pipers of Rock and Roll: Radio Deejays of the '50s and '60s by Wes Smith
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 95,650. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2012 by Iconoclassic Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
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 Deejays by Arnold Passman
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 94,510. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2012 by Iconoclassic Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music, Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
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."
Just Like a Woman: The Rock Criticism of Ellen Willis by Feedback Press
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.
80's Superhits Collection: La década de la música inolvidable by Music Brokers
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.
Celebrity Playlist by Dallas Morning News Editors
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,310. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2012 by The Dallas Morning News. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » Music » Discography & Buyer’s Guides
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 by Thomas Chi
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,630. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2011. Categories: 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.
Caruso's Mustache Off - and Other Writings about Music and Musicians by Carl Van Vechten
Price: $8.95 USD. Words: 116,520. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2011 by Mondial. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
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.
The Beatles In Mono by Andrew Hickey
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 56,120. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Individual Composer & Musician, Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
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.
Music: What Happened? by Scott Miller
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 110,550. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2011 by Joseph Mallon. Categories: 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.
Follow Your Heart : John McLaughlin song by song - A Listener's Guide by Walter Kolosky
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 76,570. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music, Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
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.