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The Operas of Richard Wagner Vernacularized into American
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.
Sweet Thunder: Duke Ellington's Music in Nine Themes
Price: $25.00 USD. Words: 108,070. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2019 by CanamBooks. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Jazz, Nonfiction » Biography » Artists, architects, & photographers
Sweet Thunder explores the music of Duke Ellington by tracing nine themes through his amazingly productive 50-year career as composer, orchestrator, pianist, and cultural icon. Lifelong listeners to Ellington and newcomers seeking an entry-point into Ellington’s voluminous works will find this book stimulating, illuminating, and entertaining.
Accordion Revolution: A People’s History of the Accordion in North America from the Industrial Revolution to Rock and Roll
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 124,490. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » Music » Ethnomusicology
With an eye for colorful characters and a sharp sense of humor, accordion historian Bruce Triggs uncovers the hidden back-story of the squeezebox in everyone’s closet. Accordion Revolution is about more than an instrument: it’s a living, breathing restoration of the squeezebox to its rightful place at the roots of North America’s popular music.
The Days of Guns, & Raz's
Price: Free! 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."
Chart Watch UK - Hits of 1989
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
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.
The RockStar's Survival Guide
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 113,110. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Recording & reproduction, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Have you ever tried to become a professional musician? Did you get signed and did you ride off into the sunset with millions of fans? From recording studios, to album artists, disgruntle band members, marketing agents, criminal and shady clubs, Digger Jones exposes the truth behind an industry that picks its pawns carefully. With hilarious stories of failures, minor successes and priceless advice.
Dreams Are Unfinished Thoughts: My Memoirs of David Reilly & God Lives Underwater
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 106,120. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
When the lines between a drug-addicted rock star and a die-hard fan begin to blur ...
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.
Boogie Chillun: The Reverend's Archives, Volume 4
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 121,560. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
Boogie Chillun is a collection of rock 'n' blues album and book reviews written by the "Reverend of Rock 'n' Roll," the award-winning Rev. Keith A. Gordon. The fourth volume in the Reverend's acclaimed archive series, Boogie Chillun offers over 150 reviews covering a wide range of the greatest artists in rock and blues music.
Rollin' 'n' Tumblin': The Reverend's Archives, Volume 2
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 113,700. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
Named for the classic Muddy Waters' song, ROLLIN' 'N' TUMBLIN' is the second volume in The Reverend's Archives series, a collection of over 100 blues-related long-form album and book reviews written by award-winning music critic, the Rev. Keith A. Gordon.
Lee in Limbo's The Limbo Record Review
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 132,240. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
A collection of over fifty album reviews written and posted online from between 2011 and 2017. All reviews have been updated and corrected. All embarrassing gushiness still intact.
The Greatest Artists in Popular Recorded Music History (The 150 Greatest Artists in the History of Recorded Popular Music)
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 164,010. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Genres & styles / general, Nonfiction » Music » Reference
This book contains what are arguably the greatest overall artists in the history of recorded popular music taking into consideration all the talents that have brought them to be described in this publication. It is a fascinating trip through the years that puts into perspective a genre of entertainment that has been a part of almost every person"s life.
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.
Amplified Encyclopedia Of Music Trivia: One Hit Wonders Of The 50’s, 60’s, 70’s And 80’s
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 142,180. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Music reference, Nonfiction » General reference » Trivia
This is the BUMPER edition, One Hit Wonders of the 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's together in one volume. Over 1600 one hit Wonders of those choice decades brought direct to you in eBook format. YES! We said SIXTEEN HUNDRED! Facts, chart positions, and crazy trivia of the songs we love and hate! Why accept inferior volumes that just list the top 100 songs? Get the bumper edition NOW!
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.
Incidental and Dance Music in the American Theatre from 1786 to 1923 Vol. 3
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 214,710. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2017 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Reference
Elaborating on the introduction and chronology in Volume 1 and the biographical profiles in Volume 2, the author explores the careers of the masterminds of music from Edgar Stillman Kelley to Charles Zimmerman, with more than 150 musical examples and extensive Notes.
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
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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.
Riding So High: The Beatles and Drugs
Price: $4.99 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.
As The Years Go By ... Conversations With Canada's Folk Rock & Pop Pioneers
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 115,600. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music, Nonfiction » History » Reference
Canada's music scene was magical in the 50s, 60s & 70s. As The Years Go By tells the stories behind The Diamonds, Lighthouse, Steppenwolf, Mashmakhan, Patsy Gallant, Skylark, Bobby Curtola, Edward Bear, Susan Jacks, Denny Doherty, Moxy, Lucille Starr, The Ugly Ducklings, Prism, The Five Man Electrical Band and many more amazing Canadian performers. It is the 10th book by Mark Kearney & Randy Ray