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Planet of Sound by Rev. Keith A. Gordon
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,120. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
Planet of Sound is a collection of essays, retrospectives, artist interviews and album reviews penned by award-winning rock critic and music historian Rev. Keith A. Gordon. Originally published by the Rock and Roll Globe website, the Reverend covers a wide range of rock and blues music with these essays.
Kindred Chords - Australian Musical Families by Loretta Barnard
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 71,040. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2020 by Shooting Star Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » General, Nonfiction » Biography » Biographical anthologies
Kindred Chords: Australian Musical Families is the first book of its kind in Australia, a book that introduces readers to 27 Australian musical families from across musical genres to provide a glimpse into the extraordinary creativity of Australian musicians and their musical families – the interactions, the influences, the sharing of ideas, the love and support, the special bonds.
Hymns – Their Stories and Their Messages by John Zehring
Series: Hymn Meditations and Stories · Spiritual Growth. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 86,100. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Religious - Hymns, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Life / Inspirational
This book is a compendium of John Zehring’s four books on hymns – their stories and their messages. Each chapter celebrates the lyrics to the hymn, summarizes background about the author or the story of the hymn’s writing, and guides the reader to reflect upon the message of the lyrics.
An Idolatrous Revolution: The Movies of Elvis Presley and The Politics of Rock & Roll by Mark Jaskela
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 93,150. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2020 by Tellwell. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
Far from the least deployed weapons in America's fighting the Cold War were Hollywood movies, Elvis Presley and rock & roll. The paradox of socially sanctioned rebellion was especially evident in the Hollywood propaganda for the new music and its king. Stereotypes of a stoic international communist revolution were readily undermined by the hedonistic cultural agenda of the western world.
Fate, Flukes, and Fame in Country and Bluegrass Music by Dennis Goodwin
Price: Free! Words: 65,210. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Country, Nonfiction » Music » Bluegrass
This "non-boring" nonfiction book highlights the quirks of fate and chance happenings that switched on the spotlight for many of our Country and Bluegrass music legends. The book highlights the unexpected paths of such legends as Patsy Cline, Hank Williams, Bill Monroe, Loretta Lynn, Flatt and Scruggs, Roy Acuff, Garth Brooks, Willie Nelson, the Stanley Brothers, and Johnny Cash.
The Virtuosic Mouse: Manual for the New World of PC Composers by Gregg Wager
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 83,260. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Music theory & composition
This manual instructs composers how to creatively approach music made on the home computer.
The Metal Webzine: Five Years Rusting by Mike Marlinski
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 115,510. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Heavy Metal
This book was put together over a five-year period, to chronicle a number of local heavy metal music scenes throughout the United States.
A Walk Down Abbey Road by Denny Somach
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 87,760. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2020 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
This book is a celebration of the impact and influence the Beatles have had on their generation and the one that followed, on both sides of the Atlantic. It contains interviews with major recording stars including the Rolling Stones, Sting, Billy Joel, Eagles, Steven Tyler, Brian Wilson, Jimmy Page, Elton John, David Bowie and others who were witness to history.
Quad Cities Underground by Chad V. Holtkamp
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 73,630. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music, Nonfiction » Music » Punk
Writer Chad V. Holtkamp began his own career with an entertainment column focused on the happenings of the local music scene. Between 1999 – 2005, his “Quad Cities Underground” column appeared monthly in The Dispatch and Rock Island Argus newspapers. As Y2K fizzled and the millennium safely turned, the local music scene proved fertile ground for a wide variety of musical styles.
Street Beats by Bruce Reynolds
Price: $5.25 USD. Words: 55,650. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Music » Instrument - Guitar
The true story of a young musician's wild and reckless years on the streets of Europe and in the Paris Métro. The story starts as he meets his first big love in London in 1979. The Street Beats are born as three musicians get together and spend an unbelievable summer playing the streets of Germany, France and Switzerland.
The Operas of Richard Wagner Vernacularized Into American by Arthur W. Ritchie
Price: Free! Words: 107,010. Language: American English. Published: August 9, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Opera
This is a vernaularization of all of Wagner's 13 operas into a language the average American can easily understand. A massive number of repetitions have been deleted as well as countless useless adjectives.
Conversations With and About John Fahey by Bob Gersztyn
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 75,120. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Biography, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Religious philosophy
“Conversations With and About John Fahey” is divided into two parts with the first made up of 8 interviews with John Fahey about music, religion, philosophy and a variety of other subjects during the late 1990’s. Part two is 7 interviews with his former wife Melody, Country Joe McDonald, Terry Robb, Tim Knight, Rob Scrivner and Stevan Allred along with “30” inside photographs taken by the author.
The Days of Guns, & Raz's by Raz Cue
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 121,260. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Music » Heavy Metal
"A rollicking account of a paralyzed Gen Xer coming of age in the oft-times sordid Hollywood rock scene of the mid '80s, "The Days of Guns, And Raz's" is a treasure trove of little-known anecdotes from the formative days of Guns N' Roses, LA Guns and other Hollywood hard-rock and heavy metal luminaries. Related in a wry, cynical voice, Raz Cue's memorable memoir is ESSENTIAL reading."
Forever Changing by Dave Clemo
Series: Dave Clemo's Musical Story. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,390. Language: British English. Published: May 25, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Music » Biography
Dave’s third book continues his musical story, starting in 1987 when he moved back to Northamptonshire after three years in Somerset. In 1990 he became a Christian and within a few years had recorded his first album of self penned songs. Between 1994 and 2005 he released seven albums of mostly original material. Dave and his wife Sue took part in numerous Christian festivals and events including p
Chart Watch UK - Hits of 1989 by James Masterton
Price: $5.49 USD. Words: 130,080. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » Music » Music reference
From the longest-serving music columnist online comes this comprehensive account of the Top 40 hit singles of 1989. Every artist to land a hit single during the year is documented and every one of their hits is catalogued. The essential guide to a fascinating year in pop music, and the perfect reference book for any self-respecting 80s music fan.
Chart Watch UK - Hits of 1988 by James Masterton
Price: $5.49 USD. Words: 113,450. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Reference, Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
From the longest-serving music columnist online comes this comprehensive account of the Top 40 hit singles of 1988. Every artist to land a hit single during the year is documented and every one of their hits is catalogued. The essential guide to a fascinating year in pop music, and the perfect reference book for any self-respecting 80s music fan.
Téléphone, au coeur de la vie - biographie du groupe Téléphone by Daniel Ichbiah
Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 89,550. Language: French. Published: March 11, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music, Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
La biographie du plus grang groupe de rock français - Téléphone
My Thirtysomething Guitars by Manuel Lim III
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 50,900. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instrument - Guitar
This book is an archive of the thirty-plus guitars I have acquired while restarting my hobby of playing the guitar after thirty years of absence. It is a collection of pictures, descriptions and experiences I have gained while searching, buying, maintaining and playing these budget to mid-range guitars, which may also inform and entertain the fellow guitar enthusiast.
Greatest Hits: An Anthology in Four Volumes by Daniel Thomas MacInnes
Price: Free! Words: 93,310. Language: American English. Published: December 11, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music, Nonfiction » Computers & Internet » Games
Greatest Hits is a collection of essays that dissect and satirize every angle of the pop culture universe: film & television, animation & live-action, music and hi-fi audio, video games, politics & life. Writer and artist Daniel Thomas MacInnes delivers his signature style of sharp wit, biting sarcasm, warm nostalgia, and the search for the cultural threads that bring us all together.
The New 2018 Christmas Song Book of Christmas Song Lyrics And Christmas Carol Lyrics For Your E-Reader by Polly Ann Lewis
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 61,570. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Lyrics, Nonfiction » Music » Religious - Christian
Merry Christmas! If you love, love, love singing Christmas songs and Christmas carols, you’re in the right place! Just imagine having the lyrics to all your favorite Christmas songs and Christmas carols right at your fingertips! Enjoy the lyrics of over 300 old and new Christmas songs and Christmas carols! If you're looking for Christmas lyrics, you'll find them here!