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Northern Journey: A Guide to Canadian Folk Music on CD
Price: Free! Words: 142,080. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Folk
NORTHERN JOURNEY is a guide to the traditional and contemporary acoustic music of Canada released in CD format. In scope, it is similar to a Canadian folk festival, featuring artists who embrace a mix of styles ranging from traditional Scottish/Cape Breton Celtic music to contemporary performing songwriters, plus a sprinkling of blues, bluegrass, First Nations music, and Canadian-base
Riding So High: The Beatles and Drugs
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 109,060. Language: British English. Published: October 9, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Biography, Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
‘Who gave the drugs to the Beatles? I didn’t invent those things. I bought it from someone who got it from somebody. We never invented the stuff.’ – John Lennon The only full-length study of the Beatles and drugs, Riding So High documents the Beatles’ extraordinary odyssey from teenage drinking and pill-popping, to cannabis, LSD, the psychedelic Summer of Love and the darkness beyond.
Lords of the Sunset Strip
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 202,340. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2013 by The Spencer Company. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
“Lords of the Sunset Strip” is the brutally honest, ribald and hilarious memoir of actor and writer Blackie Dammett—AKA John Kiedis—who happens to be the father of Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis.
PEARL JAM The More You Need - The Less You Get
Price: $12.99 USD. Words: 141,620. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
“We never wanted anyone to write the official band biography, and we still feel that way. But if you choose to write your own interpretations, based upon all the things that we have experienced together and about what has happened, I would like to participate in any way that I can. I think that would be an interesting read and an important story to tell.” — Stone Gossard, Pearl Jam.
Surprising Rhyming For Songwriters & Poets: The Alternative Rhyming Dictionary To Inspire Rhymes People May Not Expect To Hear
Price: $8.00 USD. Words: 247,260. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Music reference
SURPRISING RHYMING is a new kind of rhyming dictionary that encourages writers to be more adventurous in their rhyming. Based on a study of the most inventive rhymes used by the world's greatest songwriters, it contains 150,000 rhyming solutions for 1400 different rhyme sounds. It offers a much broader choice of rhyming ideas than the 'perfect' rhymes found in traditional rhyming dictionaries.
Hawkwind: Sonic Assassins
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 152,080. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music, Nonfiction » Biography » Other biographies
Hawkwind: Sonic Assassins relates the long and twisting history of one of the most iconic British rock bands, told through interviews with many of the legion of musicians who have passed through the ranks.
Soft Machine: Out-Bloody-Rageous
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 159,330. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Biography
The biography of the pioneering band who shaped psychedelic rock, progressive rock and jazz-rock. It recounts Soft Machine’s colourful career and unravels the mystique behind this elusive band. This revised and updated edition includes over a hundred illustrations, a concert file and discography. The first edition won an Award for Excellence in Historical Recorded Sound Research..
Eric Carmen: Marathon Man
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 178,720. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
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From his formative musical beginnings, to his chart-toppers with Raspberries, to his solo career smash hits, Eric Carmen has proven himself a musical genius with few equals. This fully authorized, in-depth biography follows Eric as he journeys from a small town in Ohio to national and international fame. All he wanted was a hit record (yeah!) He got it, and more! With a Foreword by Cameron Crowe.
Musical Truth
Price: $14.99 USD. Words: 174,170. Language: British English. Published: February 25, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Music business
To most people, the music industry represents a source of harmless fun and entertainment. Beneath the glossy veneer, however, lies the devastating truth of who really controls these institutions, and the deeply malevolent agendas for which they're being used.
Motown Encyclopedia
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 491,950. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Soul & R 'n B, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music
Motown Encylopedia contains 1,178 entries connected with the iconic label, including every artist from its launch in 1959 to its sale in 1988, along with key executives, songwriters, producers and musicians as well as the background stories to every Top Ten hit album and single, film, cast recording and soundtrack release. A fact packed book from start to finish.
The Ghosts of Jim Morrison, The Phantom of Detroit, and the Fates of Rock 'n' Roll
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 129,890. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music, Nonfiction » Music » Music business
This is the story of the Phantom, the enigmatic musician behind the mysterious rock opera Phantom's Divine Comedy: Part 1 who replaced Jim Morrison in the Doors.
Power, Passion and Beauty - The Story of the Legendary Mahavishnu Orchestra - Special Edition eBook 2013
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 102,120. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Music reference, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Biography
The Special Edition eBook “Power, Passion and Beauty - The Story of the Legendary Mahavishnu Orchestra” is the updated 2013 version of the critically acclaimed work first published in 2006. Carlos Santana, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Joe Zawinul, Pat Metheny, Jeff Beck and many other music giants cooperated exclusively with Walter Kolosky to tell the story of the "greatest band that ever was."
Music: What Happened?
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 110,550. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2011 by 125 Records. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
In Music: What Happened?, renowned musician Scott Miller writes about each of the past 54 years in popular music—1957-2010—via countdown song lists, blending the perspectives of a serious musician, a thoughtful critic, and an all-devouring music fan. Miller not only tells you why he loves particular songs, but also what was going on in the musical world in which they competed to be heard.
The Christian Musicians Devotional
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 127,730. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2014 by UnLeashed Arts. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Devotional, Nonfiction » Music » Religious - Christian
The Christian Musicians Devotional is 365 daily devotions specifically for Christian musicians who desire extraordinary music ministries. This book addresses the attitudes, issues, and difficulties involved with music ministry. Digging deeper into ministry means drawing closer to God and living His love for people.
Musical Truth 2
Price: $13.99 USD. Words: 121,780. Language: British English. Published: February 28, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » Music » Music business
In his groundbreaking book ‘Musical Truth,’ DJ-turned author/ researcher Mark Devlin showed how the true nature of the corporate music industry tells a very different story to what’s conveyed on its glossy, glamorous surface.
I Can't Be the Only One Hearing This
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 178,000. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2018 by Global Publishing Group LLC. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Biography
I Can’t Be the Only One Hearing This is more than a book about music. It is an odyssey: an autobiographical journey through life via melody, harmony, and rhythm. Events mark the passage of time. Hendrix’s musical discoveries mark the events.
Silver Strings
Series: Velocity. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 103,890. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Can Bryce stay on the straight and narrow with only his bandmates’ support? Will anything help him discover himself again? What will he do if his heart leads him down a path to disaster? All will be revealed in the third Rock Star Romance of the Velocity series.
Hollywood Movie Musicals: Great, Good and Glamorous
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 117,620. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music, Nonfiction » Music » Musicals
In the golden years of cinema, Hollywood's Christmas presents to world-wide movie fans were always three or four spectacular musicals. In those days, musicals easily rated as the most popular movie genre. They were eagerly anticipated not only by the carriage trade but working-class audiences as well. This book provides a guide to over 150 of these crowd-pleasing, star-studded musical delights.
Sit Down! Listen To This!
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 123,700. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2012 by Empire Publications. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Blues, Nonfiction » Biography » Other biographies
Roger Eagle was a towering figure in British popular music. Uniquely his influence straddled the cultural divide separating Manchester and Liverpool.
Green Suede Shoes: An Irish-American Odyssey
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 138,810. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2013 and represented by Dystel and Goderich Literary Management. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
This rock 'n' roll Angela's Ashes begins in County Wexford, Ireland, a then womb-like theocracy. After emigrating Kirwan finds himself with the Ramones at CBGBs and the brothers McCourt & Lester Bangs at The Bells of Hell. He forms Black 47 under the watchful eye of Joe Strummer. Green Suede Shoes remembers three decades of a lost New York, and the people who have made it what it is.