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Accordion Revolution: A People’s History of the Accordion in North America from the Industrial Revolution to Rock and Roll
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 124,490. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » Music » Ethnomusicology
With an eye for colorful characters and a sharp sense of humor, accordion historian Bruce Triggs uncovers the hidden back-story of the squeezebox in everyone’s closet. Accordion Revolution is about more than an instrument: it’s a living, breathing restoration of the squeezebox to its rightful place at the roots of North America’s popular music.
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.
Chart Watch UK - Hits of 1988
Price: $5.49 USD. Words: 113,450. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Reference, Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
From the longest-serving music columnist online comes this comprehensive account of the Top 40 hit singles of 1988. Every artist to land a hit single during the year is documented and every one of their hits is catalogued. The essential guide to a fascinating year in pop music, and the perfect reference book for any self-respecting 80s music fan.
Chart Watch UK - Hits of 1989
Price: $5.49 USD. Words: 130,080. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » Music » Music reference
From the longest-serving music columnist online comes this comprehensive account of the Top 40 hit singles of 1989. Every artist to land a hit single during the year is documented and every one of their hits is catalogued. The essential guide to a fascinating year in pop music, and the perfect reference book for any self-respecting 80s music fan.
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.
Aspects of Schoenberg & Berg in Wozzeck
You set the price! Words: 2,900. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
Alban Berg's opera, Wozzeck, as a History of the Composer and the Images of a Society.
Number One with an Axe! A Look at the Guitar’s Role in America’s #1 Hits
Series: Number One with an AXE!. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,710. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instrument - Guitar, Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
Guitar gadfly Michael Rays takes you on a guitar-oriented tour through the history of Billboard's American number one hits, starting in 1955 with "Rock Around the Clock" and proceeding through Frankie Avalon's "Why"--the final #1 song of 1959. Rays rates each song on four guitar-centric criteria: Riffage, Rhythm Playing, Fills and Solos. He also writes brief commentaries on each song. Lots of fun!
Number One with an Axe! A Look at the Guitar’s Role in America’s #1 Hits, Volume 6, 1980-84
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 9,100. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instrument - Guitar, Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
Eddie Van Halen, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Brian May, David Gilmour, Prince, Neil Giraldo, Trevor Rabin, Steve Lukather: the early 80s boasted some massive guitar firepower on its #1 hits! Join Michael Rays as he rates the guitar work on each of the 82 Billboard #1 hits from 1980-84. One song comes dangerously close to a perfect Guitar Score of 40!
The Beatles Are the Greatest Rock Band of All Time and I Can Prove It
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 84,280. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
Who is the greatest band in rock history? This book argues that it's the Beatles. Don't think so? Well, read and find out. This is as thorough an examination of the Beatles music in context as you will find. If you are skeptical of the Beatles greatness, read this book and you will be skeptical no longer: this is an iron clad argument about the most seminal of rock bands.
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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