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The Vinyl Dialogues: Stories Behind Memorable Albums Of The 1970s As Told By The Artists
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 62,530. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2014 by The Educational Publisher/Biblio Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Artists, architects, & photographers
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
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,290. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Country
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
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 90,610. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2014 by Decadent Publishing. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
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
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,830. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Music reference
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
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Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 87,470. Language: French. Published: March 19, 2014. Category: 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
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Price: Free! Words: 56,580. Language: Spanish. Published: March 11, 2014. Category: 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.
Aluca, Sotia Tenorului
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Price: $9.90 USD. Words: 54,940. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
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
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 180,590. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
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
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,760. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Pop Vocal
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
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,680. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Pop Vocal
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
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 54,780. Language: Italian. Published: December 11, 2013. Category: 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
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,620. Language: Ukrainian. Published: November 25, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
Украинскими бывают не только вареники, борщ и гопак. Существует такое явление, как украинский РОК. Антология украинской рок-музыки.
Chasing Jimi
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Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 53,650. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2013 by Proglen. Category: Fiction » Adventure » General
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
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 138,810. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2013 and represented by Dystel and Goderich Literary Management. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
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
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 143,850. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2013 by Gate 17. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
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
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 94,730. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Discography & Buyer’s Guides
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.
The Beatles Are the Greatest Rock Band of All Time and I Can Prove It
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 84,280. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
Who is the greatest band in rock history? This book argues that it's the Beatles. Don't think so? Well, read and find out. This is as thorough an examination of the Beatles music in context as you will find. If you are skeptical of the Beatles greatness, read this book and you will be skeptical no longer: this is an iron clad argument about the most seminal of rock bands.
The Beach Boys On CD Volume 2: 1970 - 1984
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Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 51,020. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
Between 1970 and 1984 the Beach Boys, both solo and together, made some of the best albums ever recorded - and some not so good. In this book, Andrew Hickey takes a personal look at this music track by track, analysing every song that Brian, Carl, Dennis, Mike, Al, Bruce, Blondie and Ricky recorded and released during that time period.
Top 40 Annual 2012
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 85,150. Language: British English. Published: August 22, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Music reference
The full story of every UK Top 40 hit of the year. Artist by artist and song by song, the hits that defined this most memorable year in pop music. The reference book every chart fan has been waiting for - your complete guide to the hits of 2012.
NaS Lost: A Tribute to the Little Homey
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 64,190. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Rap and hip hop
NaS Lost is the Nas book only Byron Crawford could write, and not just due to literacy issues in the hip-hop community. Billed as a tribute to the little homey, it is in fact a tribute, but not in the way that an article in XXL magazine is a tribute to a rapper. NaS Lost considers the artist's career in its totality, from its amazing highs to its crushing lows -- and some of everything in between.