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Planet of Sound
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,120. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
Planet of Sound is a collection of essays, retrospectives, artist interviews and album reviews penned by award-winning rock critic and music historian Rev. Keith A. Gordon. Originally published by the Rock and Roll Globe website, the Reverend covers a wide range of rock and blues music with these essays.
An Idolatrous Revolution: The Movies of Elvis Presley and The Politics of Rock & Roll
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 93,150. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2020 by Tellwell. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
Far from the least deployed weapons in America's fighting the Cold War were Hollywood movies, Elvis Presley and rock & roll. The paradox of socially sanctioned rebellion was especially evident in the Hollywood propaganda for the new music and its king. Stereotypes of a stoic international communist revolution were readily undermined by the hedonistic cultural agenda of the western world.
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.
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.
Tales from a Wizard: The Oral History of Walpurgis: The Band Behind Phantom's Divine Comedy: Part 1
Price: $2.99 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.
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
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.
Claude Ranger: Canadian Jazz Legend
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 74,440. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Other biographies, Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
Claude Ranger: Canadian Jazz Legend presents a sympathetic portrait of this remarkable musician and offers a perceptive overview of the Canadian jazz scene during the 35 years in which, by turns, his career flourished, faltered and flourished again.
The Vinyl Dialogues Volume III: Stacks of Wax
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 72,720. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2016 by The Educational Publisher/Biblio Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Biography, Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
Full of interviews with the artists who made some of the most memorable - and a few not-so-memorable - albums of the 1970s, the third book in The Vinyl Dialogues series by award-winning journalist Mike Morsch offers more backstories on the music of the decade as told by the artists themselves.
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."
The Beatles Are the Greatest Rock Band of All Time and I Can Prove It
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 84,380. 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.
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.