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Number One with an Axe! A Look at the Guitar’s Role in America’s #1 Hits, Volume 5, 1975-79
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 12,690. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instrument - Guitar, Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
Disco Time! Guitar nut Michael Rays puts on his boogie shoes and chronicles the guitar's role in all 131 U.S. Billboard #1 hits from 1975-79, starting with "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" by Elton John and ending with "Escape (The Pina Colada Song)" by Rupert Holmes. There are a lot of surprisingly strong guitar tracks in these five years!
Tales from a Wizard: The Oral History of Walpurgis: The Band Behind Phantom's Divine Comedy: Part 1
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 54,340. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » Music » Heavy Metal
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Tales from a Wizard: The Oral History of Walpurgis recreates the tales of the band behind the ethereal and mysterious The Divine Comedy—an album known to the world as Phantom’s Divine Comedy: Part 1.
The Rock 'n' Roll Archives, Volume Four: Cult Rockers
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,180. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music, 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 Four of The Rock ‘n’ Roll Archives features interviews with 13 "cult rockers" who have made great music that failed to find a mainstream audience, talents like Billy Bragg, Eugene Chadbourne, and Mojo Nixon.
Critical Beatdown
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 64,060. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rap & 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.
Music Violins: History Notes Book 8
Series: History Notes. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,490. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » Music » Instrument - Strings
Viols, violins, and other stringed musical instruments from around the world through the 17th, 18th, and 19th Centuries. Beautiful pictures and easy to read information. Enjoy lots of pictures from fashion plates, museums, and sellers from around the world.
Music Piano : History Notes Book 7
Series: History Notes. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,370. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instrument - Piano & Keyboard, Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
Pianos, pianofortes, harpsichord, organs around the world through the 17th, 18th, and 19th Centuries. Beautiful pictures and easy to read information. Enjoy lots of historical and edited images from fashion plates, museums, and sellers.
Music General: History Notes Book 6
Series: History Notes. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,640. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » Music » Musical instruments
Musical instruments and music around the world through the 17th, 18th, and 19th Centuries. Pianos, pianofortes, harps, viols, violins, and many more. Enjoy lots of historical and edited images from fashion plates, museums, and sellers.
Boogie Chillun: The Reverend's Archives, Volume 4
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 121,560. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
Boogie Chillun is a collection of rock 'n' blues album and book reviews written by the "Reverend of Rock 'n' Roll," the award-winning Rev. Keith A. Gordon. The fourth volume in the Reverend's acclaimed archive series, Boogie Chillun offers over 150 reviews covering a wide range of the greatest artists in rock and blues music.
Let It Rock! The Reverend's Archives, Volume 3
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 89,550. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
Let It Rock! is a collection of rock ‘n’ blues album and book reviews written by the “Reverend of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” Rev. Keith A. Gordon. Let It Rock! features over 100 album and book reviews, covering the greatest artists of rock and blues music. If you love music, let this book be your guide to your next album purchases!
Rollin' 'n' Tumblin': The Reverend's Archives, Volume 2
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 113,700. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
Named for the classic Muddy Waters' song, ROLLIN' 'N' TUMBLIN' is the second volume in The Reverend's Archives series, a collection of over 100 blues-related long-form album and book reviews written by award-winning music critic, the Rev. Keith A. Gordon.
Lee in Limbo's The Limbo Record Review
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 132,240. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
A collection of over fifty album reviews written and posted online from between 2011 and 2017. All reviews have been updated and corrected. All embarrassing gushiness still intact.
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.
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.
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.
Cover to Cover
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,850. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
Cover to Cover - The History of Popular Music by Best Selling Author of Specialist Books and Musician Alastair R Agutter charts his life from 1958 the Rock and Roll years through to the current day, featuring the Musicians and Artists who made an impact on his life and countless other millions over the decades around the world.
Defective Stories: Volume 2
Price: Free! Words: 16,550. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » General, Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
Defective Stories has stuck around and we're proud to have this new release. One year has passed and there's been a few changes. We have 4 new writers, a photo piece, and a novel excerpt. The work in this volume is as compelling as the last, so please don't hesitate to preview it. Don't hesitate to download the whole thing. There's no charge for this ebook, and it is absolutely worth your time.
Number One with an Axe! A Look at the Guitar’s Role in America’s #1 Hits, Volume 4, 1970-74
Series: Number One with an AXE!. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,050. Language: English. Published: November 27, 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 is back with volume four of his ebook series, “Number One with an AXE!” This book covers all 122 #1 hits from 1970-74. It's a golden era for guitars: singer-songwriters, multi-track guitars and wah-wah pedals are everywhere! "Number One with an AXE!" is a wildly fun slice of music history.
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!

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