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Little Satchmo
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,150. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2013 and represented by Victoria Sanders. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Biography
To the world, Louis Armstrong is a symbol of musical genius, unparalleled success and unassailable character. To Sharon Preston Folta, he was, simply, Dad. Folta is the product of a long affair between the married musician, and the vaudeville dancer Lucille Preston. Little Satchmo is an extraordinary tale of identity, loss, and one daughter’s ultimate search for truth—and her father’s love.
Don't Ever Punch a Rockstar: A Collection of Hate Mail And Other Crazy Rumors
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,500. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Biography, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Biography
Documenting Danny Marianino's days as a metalhead from childhood into adulthood, Don't Ever Punch a Rockstar somehow rationalizes playing in a few hardcore/punk bands, touring, fighting, drinking, internet bullying, celebrity encounters, satanic curses, house fires, harassment and collecting an immeasurable amount of hate mail from some of the most illiterate human beings the world has to offer.
Look What I Did! Creating The Privileges
Price: Free! Words: 18,870. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Biography
A young girl adopts an abandoned ukulele and her life is transformed. Years later, she lives a quiet librarian-by-day/noisy musician-by-night schedule.
Desolation Row: Bob Dylan’s epic poem revisited
Series: Text Book, Book 10 · For Writers, Book 7 · Applied Philosophy, Book 10. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,030. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2012 by Altiora Publications. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Lyrics, Nonfiction » Music » Biography
In Desolation Row, Bob Dylan takes a collection of classic themes and weaves a rich fabric that expresses the reality of 1960’s America. Dylan is not only a deep thinker, but also a broad thinker who articulates and condenses his ideas into elegant verse. He has been described as one of the most significant poets of the Twentieth Century, this epic poem is arguably his finest work.
Sounds in the Silent Air
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,070. Language: British English. Published: February 1, 2012 by The New Curiosity Shop. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century, Nonfiction » Music » Biography
Reflections on the impact of the First World War on the creative soul of English music.
The Funniest People in Music, Volume 3: 250 Anecdotes
Series: The Funniest People in Music, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 26,480. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
A sample: Even very good musicians can have an off night. A team of musicians led by jazz saxophonist Branford Marsalis once mightily messed up “April in Paris.” After they had “played” the song, Mr. Marsalis announced to the audience that they had just heard “April Embarrassed.”
The Funniest People in Music, Volume 2: 250 Anecdotes
Series: The Funniest People in Music, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 26,210. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
A sample: Giacomo Puccini enjoyed hunting pheasant. While living in the country so he could work on composing a new opera, he used to hire someone to go to his composing room and play the music he had written so that his wife would think that he was working on the opera when he was really out hunting.
The Funniest People in Music: 250 Anecdotes
Series: The Funniest People in Music, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 22,630. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
A sample: World-renowned conductor Pierre Monteux was once denied a room at a hotel, but when the manager discovered that Mr. Monteux was famous, he said that he could arrange a room for him because Mr. Monteux was “somebody.” Mr. Monteux refused the room and departed, saying, “Everybody is somebody.”