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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?”
Big Ban Theory: Elementary Essence Applied to Antimony and How a White Wedding at the Hunger Games Had a Mocking Jay Nixon and Silent Bob Strike Back at Magical ME 23rd, Volume 51
Series: Big Ban Theory, Book 47. Price: Free! Words: 66,400. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » New Age » Supernatural, Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
Volume 51 is a continuation of Volume 50. It covers news for 8/14 of 2014 to 8/16 of 2014. It does a Psychic Examination of the incident in Ferguson, Missouri using Psychic Forensic Analysis of the data. It also covers the theme of Madonna and the news articles pertaining to God that surfaced. There's also references to Harry Potter and the movie "Crazy, Stupid, Love."
Follow Your Heart : John McLaughlin song by song - A Listener's Guide
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.
Sound's Weight
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 16,440. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Activism
"Sound's Weight" encourages readers to think about music politically and politics musically. Tracing the history of Western music as a process in which taste is dictated by politics, this extended essay advocates for a way of thinking and living liberated by the confines of calculated interests.
Caruso's Mustache Off - and Other Writings about Music and Musicians
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.
Music: What Happened?
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.
The Deejays
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."
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.
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 Pied Pipers of Rock and Roll: Radio Deejays of the '50s and '60s
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.
Preservation: The Kinks' Music 1964-1974
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 Beach Boys On CD Volume 2: 1970 - 1984
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 51,020. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » Music » Individual Composer & Musician
Between 1970 and 1984 the Beach Boys, both solo and together, made some of the best albums ever recorded - and some not so good. In this book, Andrew Hickey takes a personal look at this music track by track, analysing every song that Brian, Carl, Dennis, Mike, Al, Bruce, Blondie and Ricky recorded and released during that time period.
Gordon's Blues Guides, Volume One: Delta Blues
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,050. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Blues, Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
A quick and easy guide to the Delta blues style and artists with recommended albums.
51 Questions for the Diehard Music Fan: Bob Dylan
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,110. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2013 by Black Mesa Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
A singer-songwriter, record producer, artist, and author, Bob Dylan has influenced American culture for more than five decades. Now from the author of music trivia titles such as The Beatles IQ and Rock & Roll IQ comes a new challenge—51 questions for the diehard music fan that will challenge your knowledge and celebrate the iconic career of Bob Dylan.
The Beatles IQ: The Ultimate Test of Fab Four Fandom
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.
80's Superhits Collection: La década de la música inolvidable
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.
51 Questions for the Diehard Music Fan: Grateful Dead
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,080. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2013 by Black Mesa Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters, Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
From the author of music trivia titles such as The Beatles IQ and Rock & Roll IQ comes a new challenge—51 questions for the Dead Head music fan that will test your knowledge of the legendary Grateful Dead.
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.
La musica. Significado y funcion
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 31,900. Language: Spanish. Published: April 2, 2014 by LD Books - Lectorum. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Music reference, Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
En las paginas de este libro, el autor, musico y musicologo, se plantea preguntas tan elementales como: Que es la musica?. Para que sirve?. Las respuestas no atienden a las definiciones clasicas de un diccionario, el autor procura llegar a las esencias de la sustancia sonora, humana y divina, material y trascendente.
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.