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Spinning Blues Into Gold: The Chess Brothers and the Legendary Chess Records by Nadine Cohodas
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 137,160. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2012 by Iconoclassic Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music
The story of the Chess brothers, who worked hand-in-glove with disenfranchised black musicians, and how their lives entwined with the great blues, r&b, and rock artists who appeared on their legendary record labels. They changed what America and the world listened to, introducing us to Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry, Etta James and countless others.
Jazz Expose: The New York Jazz Museum and the Power Struggle That Destroyed It by howard fischer
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 51,400. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
Have you ever heard of the New York Jazz Museum? Most people have not.Yet between 1972 and 1977 it was the most significant institution for jazz in the world! This book looks back to present the story of a Lost Museum.It was situated in its own two-story building in mid-town Manhattan and had a small staff, an archive that eventually numbered about 25,000 items and extensive programs in New
Tales from the Trenches: True Stories of a Working Musician – 7 Classic Gigs from the Comic to the Calamitous by Leni Matlin
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,150. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music
Tales from the Trenches is a compilation of 7 entertaining, funny and outrageous accounts from the world of working musicians. When musicians hang out, part of the repartee is regaling each other with the most memorable gigs they've ever played; from the comic to the calamitous, the tales never end. You are hereby invited to sit in and check out 7 classic yarns from the trenches of the music world
The Super Unofficial Concertgoer's Guide to Coachella 2012 by Don Kowalewski
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 19,430. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2012 by scripted. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music(5.00 from 1 review)
Everything you need to know about Coachella 2012. Whether you're a first-time attendee or have been going for years, this is your go-to source for bands, maps, packing guides, and everything else you'll need to survive and rock out for two awesome, insane weekends in the California desert.
Intense Encounters: Young Men and Transwomen in Music Videos by Feedback Press
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,240. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music
Intense Encounters focuses on a series of videos that portray erotically-charged encounters between seemingly-straight men and trans-women. This paper takes a closer look at the following music videos: “Pass This On” by The Knife (2003); “Sing Me Spanish Techno” by The New Pornographers (2005), and Kai Stänicke’s /Tin [A] Din’s “Cold Star” (2010).
Endlessly Horny for Wonder and Magic: How Jim Steinman's Bat Out of Hell Perfectly Captured the Pre-Pubescent American Id (and Nearly Ruined Me for Life) by Feedback Press
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,370. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music
Endlessly Horny for Wonder and Magic argues Bat Out of Hell writer Jim Steinman’s ability to speak directly to America’s inner twelve-year old is exactly why the album wound up selling over 30 million copies. As an actual twelve-year old when the album came out, the author honors the record he played endlessly that awkward, awful year.
The Season Came To An End: Freestyle Brings Loneliness To a Crowded Dance Floor by Feedback Press
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,920. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music
The Season Came To An End discusses why freestyle, despite its continued presence at parties around the New York area, is at its core a genre defined by loneliness, and why—as a wise man once told the author—Stevie B could be considered one of the more unlikely godfathers of emo.
The Music Producer's Guide to Studio Recording by Eric Copeland
Price: $29.99 USD. Words: 31,790. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music, Nonfiction » Music » Recording & reproduction
A one of a kind resource that teaches you the secrets of music producers and engineers. If you are thinking of becoming a producer, or producing studio recordings of your own music, this is a down to earth, real resource that will teach you the realities of life in the studio, as well as how to deal with artists, musicians, engineers, and everyone else you may run into.
Sounds of the 60s - the birth of pop, jazz and rock'n'roll by Don Hale
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 3,760. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music, Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
This is a nostalgic account of life behind the scenes during the 1960s in the industrial city of Sheffield, UK, when a musty old cbeer cellar helped stage a remarkable revival of popular music, and provided a unique live showcase for a host of top international and local performers to develop the birth of jazz, pop, blues and rock'n'roll. It was a place where the up and coming stars performed.
More Of What Ukulele Players Really Want To Know by Barry Maz
Series: "What Ukulele Players" guidebooks, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 25,180. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music, Nonfiction » Music » Instruction and Study - General(5.00 from 1 review)
Barry Maz returns with a follow up to the bestselling ukulele handbook with more answers that ukulele beginners really want to know. With 22 brand new sections, the follow up is aimed at players who have grasped the basics and are looking to develop their playing.
Celebrity Ghost Stories - Joe Cocker, spooks and the haunted nightclub by Don Hale
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,170. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Joe Cocker made his name in the rough, tough, grimy streets and equally grimy nightclubs of Sheffield in northern England, UK, during the early 1960s. Read how Joe Cocker and the club management team had to cope with spooks, mysterious happenings and hauntings, then learn how a stunned and disillusioned Joe Cocker first had contact with the spirits to find out about his first hit record!
Experiencing The Death of Elvis: A Childhood Tragedy (Essay) by C.D. Reimer
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,570. Language: American English. Published: December 30, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music, Nonfiction » History » North America
On the day that Steve Jobs died in October 2011, I felt an immense sadness not for the technological visionary who just passed away but for another cultural icon who changed the world for an earlier generation. The death of Elvis Presley in 1977 that cast a long shadow over my childhood, as my mother loved him more than either my father or myself. (A 3,230-word essay.)
The Beatles In Cleveland: Memories, Facts & Photos About The Notorious 1964 & 1966 Concerts by Dave Schwensen
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 46,470. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Biography, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music
Two of the wildest concerts in Beatles and rock'n roll history. Includes never before published photos of The Beatles and eyewitness accounts from promoters, opening acts, deejays, fans and others. A concert by The Beatles was not just about the music, but also the emotions stirred by the most influential group in the history of popular music. Foreword by Bill Harry, founder of "Mersey Beat."
The Decades of Music Pop Quiz 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 00s by Sarah Johnstone
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 10,220. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
Music questions have been selected from the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 00s to present, ranging in difficulty levels from easy, to intermediate and advanced. Some of the chosen quiz questions include; hit singles, hit albums, chart toppers, what year, song lyrics, lead singers, band members, Christmas number ones, best-sellers, singers, who am I, nationalities, movie soundtracks, X Factor & American Idol
Turn Your Android Phone or Tablet into a Multimedia Hub by Fiona Gatt
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,210. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2011 by MetaPlume. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music
What does it take to turn your smartphone or tablet into a multimedia hub? Android! With the help of some really cool multimedia apps available on the Android Market, the multimedia functionalities of even mid-range smartphones can be fully explored. This eBook will take you on a journey of discovery of what your Android smartphone or tablet can really achieve in the multimedia sphere.
Barn Dances, Country Dances & Ceilidhs by Paul Hurst
Price: Free! Words: 3,510. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2011 by Paul Hurst. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music
What is the difference between a barn dance and a ceilidh? Which ones work best, what will you need to put one on and what are the problems to look out for? The author has been playing folk music since the late 1970's - here are a few hints, tips and some general advice on how to run one of your own.
Eight questions to ask yourself before you book a band by Paul Hurst
Price: Free! Words: 4,360. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2011 by Paul Hurst. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music
Do you want to book a band, but don't know how to get the best group or what questions to ask? 'Poachers make the best gamekeepers'! Use this chance to draw on the experience of a performer active since the late 1970's. Going public with this information has not exactly made him 'Mr. Popular' with some other musicians, but it can help you to weed out the 'cowboys' and bands to avoid at all costs.
Taking the Crowd to the Cloud - Social Media for the Music Industry by Kelli Richards
Price: $9.97 USD. Words: 20,580. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Music business, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music
“Taking the Crowd to the Cloud - Social Media for the Music Industry” raises the bar and demystifies social media, helps you THRIVE in any economy and transforms your marketing mindset. It features 10 top social networks for musicians and maximizes your social media to build and keep your audience.
Justin Bieber Baby by Sheryl
Price: $9.76 USD. Words: 5,600. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture
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Blast from Your Past! Rock & Roll Radio DJs: the First Five Years 1954-1959 by LinDee Rochelle
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 36,240. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music
The First Five Years Blast from Your Past™ ebook shares wacky, wonderful behind-the-microphone tales of 15 Rock & Roll Radio DJs who were there—were you?—when it all began. The 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s Rock & Roll music explored its babyhood, discovered its power, and exploded into its own universe. Historical, hysterical, and biographical, your fave DJs enjoy the moment with you, again!