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The Festive Fifty by Mark Whitby
Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 145,880. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Alternative
The Festive Fifty was broadcast annually by John Peel from 1976 until his passing in 2004. Dandelion Radio have since taken responsibility for the chart, continuing to collate votes from listeners in the Peel tradition This updated version of a book that first came out in 2005 contains information from the Dandelion festive fifties as well as statistics from throughout the chart's history.
Ringo Starr And The Beatles Beat (Part One) by Alex Cain & Terry McCusker
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 62,220. Language: British English. Published: August 21, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music, Nonfiction » Music » Instrument - Percussion
With over 80 years drumming experience between them, Liverpool drummers Alex Cain and Terry McCusker exploring the percussive elements of The Beatles songbook, providing intuitive descriptions and detailed drum notation of the drumming and percussion in every original Beatles release. Part One of Ringo Starr and The Beatles Beat covers the years 1962-1966, from Love Me Do to Tomorrow Never Knows.
How Do I Find 15,000+ Great Albums by Jeff Palmer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 88,010. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Discography & Buyer’s Guides
This e-book offers you a huge database of great albums released over the last 50 years (with a few from the 1930-50 era) to start or enhance your music catalogue. The list includes all genres of music – rock, pop, classical, country, new wave, folk, indie, punk, instrumental etc.
The One & Only: Peter Perrett, Homme Fatale by Thin Man Press
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 80,970. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music, Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
New! Updated and revised edition of Nina Antonia's cult classic rock biography of The Only Ones' front man Peter Perrett. With a new introduction by John Cooper-Clarke This edition has a lengthy additional chapter which brings it bang up to date (June 2015) and also includes an exclusive interview with Peter Perrett in 2015 and lyrics to new love song for Mrs Perrett.
No Country for Black Men by Byron Crawford
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 65,010. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Discrimination & Race Relations, Nonfiction » Music » Rap and hip hop
Inside the culture of exploitation, plus the horrific crimes, that led to the Black Lives Matter movement
QRD - The Guitarist Interviews - Volumes I - X by Brian John Mitchell
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 403,240. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instrument - Guitar, Nonfiction » General reference » Questions & answers
Gearheaded interviews with over 150 guitarists.
Fathers - Balancing Family & Art by Brian John Mitchell
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 116,240. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Genres & styles / general, Nonfiction » Comics (nonfictional)
Over 100 interviews with musician, cartoonist, & artistic dads about balancing family life & art revealing tips & strategies for survival to other artistic dads.
You Guys are Good - for Girls! One Woman's Musical Breakthrough in a Male-Dominated World by Donna R. Gataletto
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 55,290. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2015 by Gegensatz Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Music » Individual Composer & Musician
The autobiography of the leader of several all-woman electric bands in the 1960s and 1970s.
The Greatest Songwriter/Performer Albums In Recorded Music History by Ed Manolio
Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 77,690. Language: American English. Published: March 10, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Reference
The first music history reference book of its kind! We reveal the greatest popular music albums, both composed and performed by the same artist or artists. The premise being the artists must have written or co-written and also performed, either vocally and/or instrumentally on every track contained on their album. These are the most talented artists in the world of popular music!
Hip Hop: The Complete Archives by Steven Hager
Series: History of Hip Hop. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 70,660. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rap and hip hop, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Artists
Written by the first professional journalist to travel to the South Bronx to document the origins of hip hop, and for the first time, all the groundbreaking journalism and book, as well as the first version of the Beat Street script have been collected into one volume that also includes The Pied Piper of of Hip Hop, The Great Phase 2, and Bugging Out on the Endless Beat.
Soft Machine: Out-Bloody-Rageous by Graham Bennett
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..
The Beatles' Recordings. A Compendium by Steve Lambley
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 71,890. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Reference, Nonfiction » Music » Pop Vocal
The Beatles’ Recordings gives the facts behind all the Beatles' studio, television, radio and film recordings – dates; locations; take and mix numbers; overdubbing, editing and release details; and UK and US chart data. From ‘Across The Universe’ to ‘Your Feet’s Too Big’, it details the 314 songs that the Beatles recorded and released between 1958 and 2013.
Big Ban Theory: Elementary Essence Applied to Antimony and How a White Wedding at the Hunger Games Had a Mocking Jay Nixon and Silent Bob Strike Back at Magical ME 23rd, Volume 51 by Rod Island
Series: Big Ban Theory, Book 47. Price: Free! Words: 66,400. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » New Age » Supernatural, Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
Volume 51 is a continuation of Volume 50. It covers news for 8/14 of 2014 to 8/16 of 2014. It does a Psychic Examination of the incident in Ferguson, Missouri using Psychic Forensic Analysis of the data. It also covers the theme of Madonna and the news articles pertaining to God that surfaced. There's also references to Harry Potter and the movie "Crazy, Stupid, Love."
Writin' Dirty: An Anthology by Byron Crawford
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 94,560. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rap and hip hop
Writin' Dirty is a collection of the 100 best essays hip-hop blogger Byron Crawford wrote from 2006 to 2011, selected from over 1,000 total, i.e. the top 10%—this is a book both Mitt Romney and the black guy who operates his car elevator could appreciate.
Aftershock by Desiree Holt
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 90,610. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2014 by Decadent Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
The band was hot. Rick Trajean was hotter. And Sydney Alexander knew from the moment they met she was in danger of getting badly burned. As she drove the publicity machine for Lightnin’ the heat between them threatened to consume them. Would it be able to withstand both the success of the band and an attack from an unexpected source?
Ultimate Classic Rock by Brian Westland
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,830. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Music reference, Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
This book serves as a guide to the best rock music of the artists that emerged during the classic rock era from 1965-1985.
Variaciones y Exégesis Sobre Temas Musicales - Lo que nunca se había escrito sobre Blues y Rock by Juan Avila
Price: Free! Words: 56,580. Language: Spanish. Published: March 11, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Blues
Juan Ávila, gran personaje del mundo del blues en México, relata datos y hechos poco conocidos o ya olvidados, que van desde el gran Robert Johnson; pasando por las diversas culturas que impulsan el blues por el sur de Estados Unidos y el norte de México, hasta la aparición del rock.
And the Band Begins to Play. Part Nine: The Definitive Guide to the Beatles’ White Album by Steve Lambley
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,790. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Pop Vocal, Nonfiction » Music » Reference
And the Band Begins to Play is an in-depth, 12-volume guide to every song recorded by the Beatles. Part Nine examines the White Album. It provides full musical analysis, with a detailed description of the recording process, instrumentation, overdubs, production innovations and recording techniques. And the Band Begins to Play tells the story of the Beatles' unique musical legacy.
And the Band Begins to Play. Part Eight: The Definitive Guide to the Beatles’ Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by Steve Lambley
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,690. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Pop Vocal, Nonfiction » Music » Reference
And the Band Begins to Play is an in-depth, 12-volume guide to every song recorded by the Beatles. Part Eight examines Sgt Pepper and the Magical Mystery Tour EP, with full musical analysis, a detailed description of the recording process, instrumentation, overdubs, production innovations and recording techniques. And the Band Begins to Play tells the story of the Beatles' unique musical legacy.