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The Olympic Record
By Leo LaBranche
Price: Free! Words: 59,750. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Law » Constitutional law
All Persons are created Equal unless you used the word Olympic and that’s where Equality ended. One man’s solitary battle against an international conspiracy plotting to deny all Americans the 'Right and Privilege' to use the word Olympic any time, place, for any reason under pain of destruction and financial ruin. In 1978 Congress did a good deed and as usual "no good deed went unpunished."
Write Your Own Damn Book
By St. Wishnevsky
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 90,310. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Biography
Memoir of Steve ST Wishnevsky, maker of Wishbass musical instruments, author of the first biography of General Courtney Hodges, and the cult classic "How the Hippies Ruin't Hillbilly Music." He lived through the hippie acid days, the Great Folk Scare and the Old Time String Band Revival, as well as many other floods and eddies of the counter culture. Contains valuable information on sobriety
Music Distribution: Selling Music In The New Entertainment Marketplace (Second Edition)
By C Michael Brae
Price: $11.99 USD. Words: 82,420. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Music business
This "second edition" book is a comprehensive study of the music industry distribution system along with understanding the "new trends" of the music business. It has a "real" hands-on approach with current trends already in motion within the retail distribution systems. Included are music industry stats, trends and new innovative ways in selling your music through both digital and physical CDs.
33 Days: Touring In A Van. Sleeping On Floors. Chasing A Dream
By Bill See
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 81,730. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Alternative
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
This coming of age memoir follows an indie rock band's first tour by van across the U.S. and Canada. No roadies, no soundmen - all they have is their music and each other's friendship. It's a now or never moment-take a shot at your dream or regret it for the rest of your life. They set out on the road to discovery to drink in all they could and maybe sell a few records. They grew up instead.
The Subway Diaries
By Heidi Kole
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 91,920. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology
Heidi leads you on a guided tour through a subterranean world peopled by creative artists and sidewalk visionaries. Down winding tunnels and across gritty subway platforms, through her writing, both gritty and raw, she introduces you to an underground world and unforgettable cast of characters, a world that millions pass through, but few know well.A world where the music is the heartbeat of NYC.
The Rise and Fall of The Clash
By Danny Garcia
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 53,100. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2013 by Thin Man Press. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Punk
In 1983, at the height of their fame, punk band The Clash simply disintegrated. This is the full story of what really happened, as told to film-maker Danny Garcia by members of the band and those who knew them. The book contains the story of Garcia’s odyssey to the eye of rock ‘n’ roll’s most tumultuous tornado, the complete script of the resulting film, and some previously unpublished photos.
Follow Your Heart : John McLaughlin song by song - A Listener's Guide
By Walter Kolosky
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 76,570. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music
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.
Hollywood Movie Musicals: Great, Good and Glamorous
By John Howard Reid
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 117,620. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music
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.
Just Get Out There
By Gilli Moon
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 115,110. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Music business
JUST GET OUT THERE is the Artist's bible to achieving abundance, self-empowerment and professional success as an Artist entrepreneur. 300+ pages filled with in-depth tips, tools, steps and resources on getting out there as an Artist, all the while achieving personal, financial and professional success and joy.
Sticks and Drones
By Ed Drury
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 110,040. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Instruments - General
Story of the explosion of didjeridu playing around the world from the mid nineties on. Told through interviews with the members of the didj community.
Cakewalk Down the Color Line
By St. Wishnevsky
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 136,830. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Blues
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
From examining, no matter how superficially, the interface between black and white in America, we find that all the racists are wrong. The blues is not black, country music is not white. Both those musics and a dozen more are products of that exact bleeding edge where the largest, unwitting and unwilling, experiment in cultural cross fertilization in the world occurred.
Hip Hop Tried 2 Kill Me
By Fleetwood
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 61,430. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Rap and hip hop
The pursuit of hip hop stardom is a road many travel in the urban community. Taking their life in poverty, drugs, the attraction of crime, & setting it to music for the world to listen to. Only to discover that the music business is more cut throat than the corners in the hood they are trying so hard to escape. Ride along with Fleetwood as he deals with the ups & downs, ins & outs of the rap game.
NaS Lost: A Tribute to the Little Homey
By Byron Crawford
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 64,190. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Rap and hip hop
NaS Lost is the Nas book only Byron Crawford could write, and not just due to literacy issues in the hip-hop community. Billed as a tribute to the little homey, it is in fact a tribute, but not in the way that an article in XXL magazine is a tribute to a rapper. NaS Lost considers the artist's career in its totality, from its amazing highs to its crushing lows -- and some of everything in between.
Pro Techniques For Home Recording: Studio Tracking, Mixing, & Mastering Tips, Tricks, & Techniques With Audio
By Joe Dochtermann
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 58,930. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Recording & reproduction
Why do professional recordings sound "bigger than life"? Are there special microphones and secret techniques? Or is it somehow the magic of the "big studio"? Learn how to improve your tracks (without spending big bucks on gear) with "Pro Techniques For Home Recording". This eBook covers every step in home music production from setup to mixing and mastering. Complete with audio examples.
The Beatlend: Los Beatles Después De Los Beatles
By Sergio Marchi
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 115,210. Language: Spanish. Published: October 13, 2011 by Music Brokers. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Biography
Este libro ofrece una mirada en profundidad al final de la carrera de los Beatles como grupo. Con una meticulosa investigación, los autores han proporcionado una detrás de las cámaras en el más famoso de las bandas. Una crónica importante del fin de una era que es una lectura obligada para cualquier fan de los Beatles.
Comparison of Learning Classical Singing between European and Chinese Singers
By Peter Simon
Price: $11.99 USD. Words: 55,390. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Voice
This new book compares East-West learning styles in classical singing. Even if there are language barriers, the common denominator of song has always knocked down the walls of cultural differences to bring about the enjoyment of music. The book is for singers and music teachers who grapple with differences in singing techniques, languages and cultures.
Music: What Happened?
By Scott Miller
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 110,550. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2011 by Joseph Mallon. Category: 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.
Caruso's Mustache Off - and Other Writings about Music and Musicians
By Carl Van Vechten
Price: $8.95 USD. Words: 116,520. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2011 by Mondial. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
Van Vechten wrote lively and often audacious essays on musical subjects. He was first to offer serious assessments of the music of Stravinsky, Erik Satie, Gershwin, and the operas of Richard Stauss. He wrote the earliest study in America of the music of Spain. He was first to advocate musical scores for movies. He contended that ragtime and jazz were the only uniquely American music.
The Beatlend: The Beatles After The Beatles
By Sergio Marchi
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 114,850. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2011 by Music Brokers. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Biography
This book provides an in depth look at the end of the Beatles career as a group, touching on such issues as why they split up and providing an up close analysis of each of their subsequent careers. With meticulous research, the authors have provided a behind the scenes look at this most famous of bands. An important chronicle of the end of an era that is a must read for any die hard Beatles fan.
A Voice Louder than Rock & Roll
By Caleb Quaye
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 61,430. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2010 by Vision Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
Caleb Quaye, perhaps the greatest rock guitarist of the British Invasion, worked with many of the best known rockers of his era, including Paul McCartney, Mick Jagger, Pete Townshend, Lou Reed, Hall & Oates, and Elton John. During that time he thought he had what mattered most in life -- fame, women, money, drugs -- but it wasn't until he encountered Jesus Christ that he realized how wrong he was.