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The Urban Guide to Crunk
Price: Free! Words: 7,720. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rap and hip hop, Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
The official ATL handbook that explains the spiritual origins of the term Crunk and explores the disastrous effects of bad decisions made in the early years of Hip Hop.
Los Nios Kidzter Conocen Motown
Price: Free! Words: 8,910. Language: Spanish. Published: July 22, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism, Fiction » Children’s books » Performing Arts / Music
"Un viaje en el tiempo hacia los días de gloria de Motown, donde todo estaba tenso (bien) para un trío de la juventud de hoy ed dia. Qué maravillosa forma de ensenale a los niños el amor hacia la historia de la música." Joel Selvin
Number One with an Axe! A Look at the Guitar’s Role in America’s #1 Hits
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!
51 Questions for the Diehard Music Fan: The Beach Boys
Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 4,230. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2015 by Black Mesa Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
From the author of music trivia titles such as The Beatles IQ and Rock & Roll IQ comes a new challenge for fans of The Beach Boys. Celebrate this legendary band with the ultimate trivia test—51 Questions for the Diehard Music Fan: The Beach Boys.
51 Questions for the Diehard Music Fan: John Denver
Price: $1.19 USD. Words: 3,860. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2015 by Black Mesa Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
From the author of music trivia titles such as The Beatles IQ and Rock & Roll IQ comes an entertaining challenge for John Denver fans. Celebrate this legendary singer with the ultimate trivia test—51 Questions for the Diehard Music Fan: John Denver.
Why Music Matters: Essays on the State of Popular Music Today
Price: Free! Words: 16,140. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
From his love of the Cure to his hatred of Auto-Tune, author Peter Lee of Hooks and Harmony writes about music in a way that's engaging, funny and poignant.
50 Songs From The 70s & 80s That Still Hold Up
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,320. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Music reference, Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
These 50 classic rock and pop songs are some of the greatest ever and still sound good against today's popular music. Do you agree?
Aaliyah: A Biography
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,360. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2014 by BookCaps. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
She was a dancer, a model, an actress, and, of course a singer--she did everything. In her short life, she sold millions of records and inspired thousands of lives. This book looks at the short life of Aaliyah--from her early childhood and her rise to stardom on the television show Star Search to her movie appearances and final album.
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: Billy Joel
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,010. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2013 by Black Mesa Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
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 test your knowledge and celebrate the iconic artist Billy Joel.
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.
51 Questions for the Diehard Music Fan: Elton John
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,280. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2013 by Black Mesa Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
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 test your knowledge and celebrate the iconic artist Elton John.
51 Questions for the Diehard Music Fan: The Who
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,270. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2013 by Black Mesa Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters, Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
With nearly thirty top 40 singles and 100 million record sales, The Who have been one of the world’s preeminent rock bands for 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 test your knowledge and celebrate the legendary band The Who.
51 Questions for the Diehard Music Fan: The Rolling Stones
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,270. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2013 by Black Mesa Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters, Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
Celebrate the legendary Stones with this ultimate trivia test—51 Questions for the Diehard Music Fan: The Rolling Stones.
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.
Sound's Weight
Price: Free! 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.
Protestmusik gegen den Vietnamkrieg: Die amerikanische Hippie-Kultur zwischen überzeugter Kriegsopposition und Kommerzialisierung
Price: $3.90 USD. Words: 11,310. Language: German. Published: April 30, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
„If you wanna end the war and stuff you've gotta sing loud“ (Arlo Guthrie). Der Vietnamkrieg war ein Wendepunkt in der US-Kultur. Teile der Gesellschaft begehrten auf und protestierten gegen die Regierung und den Krieg im fernen Dschungel. Die Bewegung wurde von Musik begleitet. Die Autorin beleuchtet die Hippiekultur und die Entwicklung der Protestmusik bis nach Woodstock und darüber hinaus.
Protestmusik gegen den Vietnamkrieg: Die amerikanische Hippie-Kultur zwischen überzeugter Kriegsopposition und Kommerzialisierung
Price: $3.90 USD. Words: 11,310. Language: German. Published: April 30, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
„If you wanna end the war and stuff you've gotta sing loud“ (Arlo Guthrie). Der Vietnamkrieg war ein Wendepunkt in der US-Kultur. Teile der Gesellschaft begehrten auf und protestierten gegen die Regierung und den Krieg im fernen Dschungel. Die Bewegung wurde von Musik begleitet. Die Autorin beleuchtet die Hippiekultur und die Entwicklung der Protestmusik bis nach Woodstock und darüber hinaus.
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.
Trotz alledem - Kleine Geschichte des politischen Liedes
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 5,670. Language: German. Published: January 18, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » History » European
“Ein garstig Lied, ein politisch Lied”? Von wegen: Arbeiterlieder waren die Protestsongs des 19. & frühen 20. Jahrhunderts, und wurden von Millionen Menschen intoniert. Dieses Buch macht sich auf die Spuren des politischen Lieds in Deutschland – vom Klassiker “Die Gedanken sind frei” bis zum Rap “Wir sind nicht die Roboter der Deutschland-AG”.

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