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The Story of Clouds by James P. Alexander
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 57,940. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2016 by The Educational Publisher/Biblio Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Biography, Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
The Clouds, a psychedelic-cum-prog-rock band from Scotland found success in the late 60s. Managed by Brian Epstein (The Beatles), and later by Terry Ellis. They were acclaimed by fans, and other acts of their time, such as David Bowie, Jon Anderson(Yes), and Pete Townsend. This is the story of The Clouds, their rise and fall, and the now famous environment of music in the 60's, and 70's.
Race with the Devil: The Gene Vincent Story by Susan VanHecke
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 83,810. Language: English. Published: February 10, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
Gene Vincent—most famous for his classic 1956 single "Be-Bop-A-Lula"—is one of the most influential rock 'n' roll artists of all time. Updated and revised, featuring new information, interviews, and photographs, this 2016 edition of the critically acclaimed 2000 original is the most comprehensive survey ever written of Vincent's groundbreaking career and turbulent personal life.
Jazz Dance Today by Lorraine Person
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 73,400. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2016 by Total Health Publications. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Dance
This is the most authoritative book on this art form. Written by two of America's most renowned university teachers. They have been have been performers, choreographers, artistic directors and have taught in universities at the professorial levels. It has been used as the primary textbook in the field and has been read worldwide by those interested in jazz dance.
Firepower for the Church Musician by Dennis Williams
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,470. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Religious - Christian, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Inspirational
Firepower for the Church Musician is an inspiring collection of essays covering a variety of issues commonly found in the average Christian church music program, illuminated with scripture references and illustrated with examples from real-life people and events, all designed to get the reader fired up about doing the work of music in the church.
Me & U2 Around the World - Part 2 - North America 2009 by Cathal McCarron
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 154,960. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music, Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
Cathal describes his dramatic time following the U2 360˚ tour through North America in the summer of 2009, from Chicago to Vancouver, through Boston, New York, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and every other city U2 visited in between.
California Dreaming: The LA Music Scene and the 60s by Andrew Hickey
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 91,260. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2015 by hmatthies. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
In this book, Andrew Hickey takes a look at the LA pop music scene of the 60s through the lens of its greatest records, looking at the interconnections between seemingly disparate bands and performers. Discover the song Davy Jones of the Monkees wrote about Captain Beefheart, or the member of the Mothers of Invention who named Buffalo Springfield and wrote songs for the Beach Boys.
Lame Brain: My Journey Back to Real Life by Rick Roberts
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 86,060. Language: American English. Published: November 24, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Individual Composer & Musician, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases / nervous system (incl. brain)
A multi-platinum rock star’s life meets an unexpected detour when a bump on the head reveals itself to be a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Told with honesty and humor, Lame Brain is Rick Roberts’ story of his entangled afflictions of TBI and Alcoholism. For Rick Roberts, this meant losing his ability to walk, losing many of his guitar skills, and facing difficult decisions.
Rock Vibrations - la saga des hits du rock by Daniel Ichbiah
Price: $4.44 USD. Words: 67,980. Language: French. Published: September 25, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
L'histoire des chansons mythiques du rock. Stairway to heaven, Satisfaction, Smells like teen spirits… C'est l'histoire de ces monuments du rock, de ces petits moments d'éternité musicale que j'ai voulu vous conter. Comment ont pris forme "Hotel California", "Sultans of Swing", "Paris s'éveille"… ?
The 80s Music Compendium by Dave Kinzer
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 70,180. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Music reference, Nonfiction » General reference » Trivia(5.00 from 1 review)
"The 80s Music Compendium" is the ultimate resource for every 80s music fan, deejay, cover band, and music educator. After listening to all 4,172 songs that made Billboard's Hot 100 chart during the 80s, the author has compiled 113 lists that include over 3600 songs.
The MusicSocket.com Music Industry Directory 2016 by J. Paul Dyson
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 73,660. Language: English. Published: September 7, 2015 by JP&A Dyson. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Music business
This indispensable directory is a must-have for anyone wanting to make it in the music industry. It gives you: hundreds of record labels; hundreds of music managers; indexes by genre, so you can quickly find all the right listings; and access to overseas markets. It also provides free access to the entire current databases online, including over 1,500 record labels, and over 1,000 managers.
Song Hits by Aoanan Milson
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 117,500. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Sheet music and song books
Compiled for your guitar playing and singing pleasures! More than 8000 songs: Including New Top Hits, Billboard Top Hits 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 2000s, Acoustics, Love Songs, Alternative Rock, OPM, POP and many more.
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.
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 Nina Antonia
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 80,920. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2015 by Thin Man Press. 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.
Parametric Composition: Computer-Assisted Strategies for Human Performance by Nigel Morgan
Price: $47.00 USD. Words: 77,030. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Classical, Nonfiction » Music » Instruction and Study - Composition
Parametric Composition is an e-book introducing a progressive and very different way of thinking about the art and practice of music composition. This is achieved by networking the core symbolic parameters of music for human performance – pitch, rhythm, duration, tonality, dynamics and expression.
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
The Christian Band Handbook by Marie Wise
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 164,440. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2015 by UnLeashed Arts. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Music business, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Ministry / Adult
Why Learn from the School of Hard Knocks if You Don’t Have To? The Christian Band Handbook is a step by step how-to guide for building a Christian band that brings people closer to Jesus. If you are willing to work diligently while keeping God as your first love, you can create an extraordinary music ministry. The Christian Band Handbook contains the practical advice needed to impact the world.
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.
The Top 40 Annual 1988 by James Masterton
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 112,840. Language: British English. Published: April 3, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Discography & Buyer’s Guides, Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
Leading chart historian James Masterton presents a detailed account of every act and every hit single to reach the UK Top 40 during the course of this historic year in popular music.