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All the Wrong Notes - Adventures in Unpopular Music
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 56,400. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2014 by Scratching Shed Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Folk, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music
In All the Wrong Notes, Dave Hadfield offers a humorous and provocative insight into the world of folk music, His sure ear for the scene’s quirks and eccentricities produces unique takes on major figures like Bob Dylan, Ewan MacColl and Leonard Cohen. This is an ideal folk primer for anyone new to the genre and an entertaining ramble for those who know their gimbri from their mandolin.
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.
Writin' Dirty: An Anthology
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.
The Vinyl Dialogues: Stories Behind Memorable Albums Of The 1970s As Told By The Artists
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 62,520. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2014 by The Educational Publisher/Biblio Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Artists, architects, & photographers, Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
The new book by Mike Morsch features interviews with Rock luminaries such as Hall & Oates, Stevie Van Zandt, Dave Mason, Edgar Winter, Joe Vitale, The Doobie Brothers, Al Stewart and more. The Vinyl Dialogues offers the stories behind 31 of the top albums of the 70s, including backstories behind the albums, the songs, and the artists.
NASHVILLE SONGSMITHS - In-Depth Interviews With #1 Country Songwriters
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,290. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Country, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Biography
Read the stories behind such phenomenal hits as "The Dance," "I Swear," "Independence Day," and many, many more. You'll also get insights into the music business and country songwriting - the harsh realities of rejection and the rewards of perseverance, the highly competitive world of Music Row, where success is fleeting and quickly forgotten, where "you're only as good as your next hit."
Aftershock
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
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.
Téléphone - au coeur de la vie
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 87,470. Language: French. Published: March 19, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Biography
Biographie exclusive du groupe Téléphone, réalisée à partir d'interviews des membres du groupe, et de leurs proches.
Variaciones y Exégesis Sobre Temas Musicales - Lo que nunca se había escrito sobre Blues y Rock
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.
Pro Audio Mastering Made Easy: Give Your Mix a Commercial Sounding Finish Without Buying More Gear
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 52,010. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instruction and Study - Techniques, Nonfiction » Music » Instruction and Study - General
This book explains and demonstrates how to give your mix a commercial sounding finish using software found in any typical home/project studio. About the first 90% of getting that commercial sound is all about technique. It can be done with the tools you already have.
Aluca, Sotia Tenorului
Price: $9.90 USD. Words: 54,940. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Music » Opera
Povestea adevarata a doua vieti consacrate scenei: Aluca Babeanu, Prim-balerina la Opera Nationala din Bucuresti si Vasile Moldoveanu, marele tenor. Prin munca indarjita, Tenorul ajunge sa fie unanim recunoscut in toata lumea, fiind sustinut indeaproape de Aluca, care renunta la cariera sa artistica de balerina si se dedica trup si suflet iubirii vietii ei.
For No One
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 180,590. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music, Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
The Beatles were one of the most important musical phenomena of the 20th century, and together with their manager, Brian Epstein, it can truly be stated that they changed the world. But there were dark aspects to the Beatles story to go along with the million-sellers, and the record-breaking tours. Lost opportunities, millions squandered or stolen, and the involvement of some very dark characters.
And the Band Begins to Play. Part Nine: The Definitive Guide to the Beatles’ White Album
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,760. 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
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,680. 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.
Russia e Jazz
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 54,780. Language: Italian. Published: December 11, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Jazz, Nonfiction » Music » Jazz
Il libro analizza i due aspetti che uniscono il jazz alla Russia: da un lato la storia degli immigrati che hanno fatto la musica popolare americana, dall'altro il filo che lega i grandi compositori classici russi ai protagonisti del jazz.
Легенди химерного краю
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,620. Language: Ukrainian. Published: November 25, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
Украинскими бывают не только вареники, борщ и гопак. Существует такое явление, как украинский РОК. Антология украинской рок-музыки.
Chasing Jimi
Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 53,650. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2013 by Proglen. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
A novel by Jim Newport. Chasing Jimi is a rock ‘n’ roll period piece. It spans one year - the summer of 1966 to the summer of 1967. From New York’s Greenwich Village to swinging London to the stage of the Monterey Pop Festival. It follows the ascension of one Jimmy James, a struggling back-up guitar player, to the exalted throne of rock-god superstardom.
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.
The Wrong Outfit
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 143,850. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2013 by Gate 17. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Nonfiction » Music » Punk
The Wrong Outfit is a powerful novel about a boy called Adam Nedman, who grows up through the 1970s and 80s and is greatly affected by both football and Punk Rock. Perhaps Adam was just in the wrong place at the wrong time? From home life to football terrace. Through school days to punk chaos. Perhaps there had never been any doubt? Adam was in the wrong outfit.
A Guide to Essential Popular Music-Volume Two
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 94,730. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Discography & Buyer’s Guides, Nonfiction » Music » Music reference
This guide to essential popular music covers a period of time spanning more than 100 years beginning with the earliest recordings of ragtime and pop music and continuing up to the present day. The book delves deeply into several musical styles such as traditional country and jazz music which have been largely ignored by similar reference guides in past years.