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All the Wrong Notes - Adventures in Unpopular Music
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 56,400. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2014 by Scratching Shed Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Folk
In All the Wrong Notes, Dave Hadfield offers a humorous and provocative insight into the world of folk music, His sure ear for the scene’s quirks and eccentricities produces unique takes on major figures like Bob Dylan, Ewan MacColl and Leonard Cohen. This is an ideal folk primer for anyone new to the genre and an entertaining ramble for those who know their gimbri from their mandolin.
Motown Encyclopedia
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 491,950. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Soul & R 'n B
Motown Encylopedia contains 1,178 entries connected with the iconic label, including every artist from its launch in 1959 to its sale in 1988, along with key executives, songwriters, producers and musicians as well as the background stories to every Top Ten hit album and single, film, cast recording and soundtrack release. A fact packed book from start to finish.
A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You: The Monkees From A Fan's Perspective
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 143,990. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music
A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You: The Monkees From A Fan's Perspective chronicles the stories of fans and their personal experiences with the 60's Pop music group, Fred Velez, known for over 40 years as a Monkees super-fan, writes about the TV show, the music, the concert tours, the different career paths the members of the group took, and the personal interactions with their loyal fans.
The Beatles At Shea Stadium: The Story Behind Their Greatest Concert
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 76,300. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music
The concert that launched the modern era of outdoor stadium shows. This is the story behind the August 15, 1965 concert at New York's Shea Stadium - one of the most exciting events in Beatles and rock history - told through exclusive interviews and researched commentary. Book includes rare photos, memorabilia, and never-before published correspondence, documents and production notes.
Singing like Callas and Caruso - Belcanto Voice and Body Training
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Price: $15.99 USD. Words: 82,070. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music
“Behind every weakness hides a talent!“ was Dr. Karin Wettig’s insight after she lost her speaking voice during her divorce. "Voice broken" she went for singing when nothing else helped. Her guide to vocal technique is no dry theory, but a book with exciting stories of famous singers and vocal teachers. With the practical part the reader can easily prove to himself how a natural powervoice works.
Fantastic Sixties Trivia Book
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,460. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music
This is a wide-ranging, fun quiz book with questions covering the social history of the 1960s, pop, rock, fashion, books, film, sport, etc. - in fact everything that shaped the most mind-blowing decade of them all! It's based on an enduring cult classic print book which has been revised and extended for distribution as an ebook.
The Singing Elms - The Autobiography of Lauris Elms
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Price: $15.00 USD. Words: 124,400. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Sir Charles Mackerras: Lauris in her day was one of the great Australian Singers. now she has added writing to her achievements. Dame Joan Sutherland: i am sure this book will be avidly read by the opera and concert going public, and that they will have almost as much pleasure from it as i have.
Jingle Bell Rock by Lisa E. Brown - David Ward Davis
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 110,100. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music
"Jingle Bell Rock" is the story of Bobby Helms the 50's Pop/Country icon who sang the monstrous hit song. The Authors present a warm and touching profile of this iconic recording artist. "Jingle Bell Rock" will touch you deeply - you will not even know why. David Ward Davis & Lisa E. Brown bring life to this tragic, yet compelling story of love and heartbreak. You'll love Bobby’s story.
One for the Road: How to Be a Music Tour Manager
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 133,400. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music
One for the Road: How to Be a Music Tour Manager is the first and only book on music tour management. Written with an acerbic wit and brutal honesty, Mark Workman pulls no punches in telling you what it’s really like to tour the world with a famous music group.
Neil Young: Don't Be Denied - The Canadian Years
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 67,310. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2012 by Iconoclassic Books. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Biography
Don't Be Denied charts Neil Young's formative years, from his high school days in Winnipeg, Manitoba through his adventures in Toronto's Yorkville district to his ultimate successes with Buffalo Springfield, Crazy Horse, Crosby Stills Nash and Young, and as a solo performer. When asked by biographer John Einarson why so little is known of his Canadian years, Young replied, "No one ever asked me!"
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."
Spinning Blues Into Gold: The Chess Brothers and the Legendary Chess Records
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 137,160. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2012 by Iconoclassic Books. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
The story of the Chess brothers, who worked hand-in-glove with disenfranchised black musicians, and how their lives entwined with the great blues, r&b, and rock artists who appeared on their legendary record labels. They changed what America and the world listened to, introducing us to Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry, Etta James and countless others.
Jazz Expose: The New York Jazz Museum and the Power Struggle That Destroyed It
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 51,400. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music
Have you ever heard of the New York Jazz Museum? Most people have not.Yet between 1972 and 1977 it was the most significant institution for jazz in the world! This book looks back to present the story of a Lost Museum.It was situated in its own two-story building in mid-town Manhattan and had a small staff, an archive that eventually numbered about 25,000 items and extensive programs in New
Kenisia: The band that will never be famous.
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Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 70,130. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
9 years spent spent touring with a band that I loved; when everyone else in Bristol was playing trip-hop, we played fast, hard-core punk.
Hollywood Movie Musicals: Great, Good and Glamorous
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 117,620. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music
In the golden years of cinema, Hollywood's Christmas presents to world-wide movie fans were always three or four spectacular musicals. In those days, musicals easily rated as the most popular movie genre. They were eagerly anticipated not only by the carriage trade but working-class audiences as well. This book provides a guide to over 150 of these crowd-pleasing, star-studded musical delights.
Ding Dong the Diva's Dead
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 72,860. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2011 by Camel Press. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music
Deborah de Lille is an opera singer—in the least grand sense. Her future looks bleak ... until she lands a role with a small-town company. Tales of Hoffmann features 3 leading ladies. The cast is well-acquainted, and familiarity has bred contempt. Debbie is the outsider, and someone is hell-bent on driving her out. If she stays the course, will opening night mean “curtains” for Debbie?
The Gachi
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 71,780. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2010 by Hickey's Books. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music
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She wasn’t the only angry woman at U.C. Berkeley. Edgy but unaware of the reasons, she only knew she had to flee, that she couldn’t save the world until she had first saved herself. A passion for music delivered her to Spain, to Seville, a provincial city fertile with the cry of guitar. There, coveting gypsy power, driven to dance with wild audacity, she staked her life on Flamenco.
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.
Metal, Madness & Mayhem - An Insider's Journey Through the Hollywood '80s
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 71,910. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music
It’s finally here…. The definitive book that takes the reader on an insiders journey behind the scenes of what was to become the ‘80s ‘hair band’ phenomenon. True, never before told stories of Motley Crue, Guns ‘n Roses, RATT, Poison, W.A.S.P, Quiet Riot and others. Oh yeah, let’s not forget the clubs, the drugs and of course, the girls!