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From Harlem to Hollywood: My Life in Music by Van Alexander
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 65,550. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2015 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music
Van Alexander vividly recalls and recaps all the great stories depicting his extraordinary career that began for him in Harlem at the legendary Savoy Ballroom.
The Vinyl Dialogues, Volume II: Dropping the Needle... on more albums of the 1970s by Mike Morsch
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 66,160. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2015 by The Educational Publisher/Biblio Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
The Vinyl Dialogues Volume II: Dropping the Needle, chronicles the behind-the-scenes stories of the making of memorable albums of the 1970s directly from the artists who created the music.
Mojo Triangle: Birthplace of Country, Blues, Jazz and Rock 'n' Roll by James L. Dickerson
Price: $8.95 USD. Words: 85,150. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2014 by Sartoris Literary. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music
Draw a straight line from New Orleans to Nashville, then over to Memphis and back down to New Orleans, following the curves of the Mississippi River, and you have the Mojo Triangle. It is a land area in which all of America's original music was created: Country, Blues, Jazz, and Rock 'n' Roll.
All the Wrong Notes - Adventures in Unpopular Music by Dave Hadfield
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 56,400. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2014 by Scratching Shed Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Folk, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music
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 by Graham Betts
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 491,950. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Soul & R 'n B, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music
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 by Fred Velez
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 143,990. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television
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 by Dave Schwensen
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 76,300. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2013. Categories: 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 by Karin Wettig
Price: $15.99 USD. Words: 82,070. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Visual & Performing Arts
“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 by Richard & Tony Hipgrave
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,460. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
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.
A Guide to Essential Popular Music-Volume One by Brian Westland
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 100,380. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music, Nonfiction » Music » Reference(5.00 from 6 reviews)
This book is the first volume of a two-volume guide to the best popular music ever recorded and the artists who created and recorded it. The book covers a number of genres that comprise popular music including pop, rock, blues, jazz, country, reggae, hip hop, ragtime, folk, and others.
The Singing Elms - The Autobiography of Lauris Elms by Lauris Elms
Price: $15.00 USD. Words: 124,400. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music
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 David Ward Davis & Lisa E. Brown
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 111,300. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music, Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
"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 by Mark Workman
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 134,610. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
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 by John Einarson
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 67,310. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2012 by Iconoclassic Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Biography, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music
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 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."
Spinning Blues Into Gold: The Chess Brothers and the Legendary Chess Records by Nadine Cohodas
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 137,160. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2012 by Iconoclassic Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music
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 by howard fischer
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 51,400. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
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. by alan cains
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 70,130. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music
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 by John Howard Reid
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 117,620. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music, Nonfiction » Music » Musicals
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.
The Gachi by Susan Salguero
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 71,830. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2010 by Hickey's Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs(5.00 from 1 review)
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.