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Critical Beatdown
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 64,060. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rap and hip hop, Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
A hard-hitting exposé on the corrupt world of online music journalism
Yesterday's Songs Transformed: A Historical Tour of Song Rewriting
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 55,340. Language: American English. Published: August 13, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » Music » Ethnomusicology
Songs are alive. They change over time. People put new ideas into old lyrics, fitting them to new purposes. Yesterday's Songs Transformed guides you on an informal tour of the changes in songs over the years.
Musical Truth 2
Price: $13.99 USD. Words: 121,780. Language: British English. Published: February 28, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » Music » Music business
In his groundbreaking book ‘Musical Truth,’ DJ-turned author/ researcher Mark Devlin showed how the true nature of the corporate music industry tells a very different story to what’s conveyed on its glossy, glamorous surface.
The Beatles In Mono
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.
The Top 40 Annual 2012
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 85,450. Language: British English. Published: August 22, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Music reference, Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
The full story of every UK Top 40 hit of the year. Artist by artist and song by song, the hits that defined this most memorable year in pop music. The reference book every chart fan has been waiting for - your complete guide to the hits of 2012.
Blues Deluxe: The Joe Bonamassa Buying Guide
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 34,040. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Blues, Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
Blues Deluxe is an album by album guide to the music of popular blues guitarist Joe Bonamassa. Profusely illustrated with dozens of color photos, the guide includes over a dozen album reviews and reprints a rare 2011 Bonamassa interview.
Follow Your Heart : John McLaughlin Song By Song - A Listener's Guide
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 76,550. 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.
Nelson Riddle: The Man Behind the Music
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.
The Enduring Ancient Egyptian Musical System -- Theory and Practice
You set the price! Words: 46,910. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Ancient, Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
Explains the cosmic roots of Egyptian musical and vocal rhythmic forms. Learn the fundamentals (theory and practice) of music in the typical Egyptian way: simple, coherent, and comprehensive;discussions and details of an inventory of Ancient Egyptian musical instruments explaining their ranges and playing techniques; also discusses Egyptian rhythmic dancing,etc
Number One with an Axe! A Look at the Guitar’s Role in America’s #1 Hits, Volume 3, 1965-69
Series: Number One with an AXE!. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,580. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instrument - Guitar, Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
What role has the guitar played in America’s #1 hit songs? Guitar gadfly/pop historian Michael Rays continues to explore and answer this question in the third volume of his ebook series, “Number One with an AXE!” This book covers all 103 #1 hits of the years 1965-1969. Beatles, Stones, Byrds, Doors: they're all here in this wildly fun slice of music history! A MUST for guitar lovers!
The Rock 'n' Roll Archives, Volume Two: Punk Rock
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,570. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Punk, Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Archives is a series collecting vintage artist interviews and record reviews from the archives of award-winning rock critic and music historian Rev. Keith A. Gordon. Volume Two of The Rock ‘n’ Roll Archives features interviews with eleven punk-rock trailblazers. Among those featured are Jello Biafra, Joey Shithead of D.O.A., Billy Idol, Joey Ramone, and others.
The Rock 'n' Roll Archives, Volume One: Southern Rockers
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,000. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music, Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Archives is a series collecting vintage artist interviews from the archives of award-winning rock critic and music historian Rev. Keith A. Gordon. Volume One of The Rock ‘n’ Roll Archives features interviews with ten of the new breed of “Southern Rockers” who emerged during the 1990s to breathe new life into the moribund sub-genre of rock music.
The Rock 'n' Roll Archives, Volume Three: Heavy Metal
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,820. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Heavy Metal, Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Archives is a series collecting vintage artist interviews and record reviews from the archives of award-winning rock critic and music historian Rev. Keith A. Gordon. Volume Three of The Rock ‘n’ Roll Archives features interviews with ten heavy metal pioneers as well as album reviews. Among those featured are members of Living Colour, Faith No More, Sepultura, Voivod, and others.
Frank Sinatra: The Artist and His Music
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,000. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2013 and represented by Dystel and Goderich Literary Management. Categories: 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.
Celebrity Playlist
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
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.

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