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The Beatles Are the Greatest Rock Band of All Time and I Can Prove It by Riley Haas
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 84,280. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2013. Categories: 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 by Andrew Hickey
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 51,020. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » Music » Individual Composer & Musician
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.
The Top 40 Annual 2012 by James Masterton
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 85,450. Language: British English. Published: August 22, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Music reference, Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
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 by Byron Crawford
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 64,190. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rap and hip hop, Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
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.
Northern Journey: A Guide to Canadian Folk Music on CD by Gene Wilburn
Price: Free! Words: 142,080. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Folk
NORTHERN JOURNEY is a guide to the traditional and contemporary acoustic music of Canada released in CD format. In scope, it is similar to a Canadian folk festival, featuring artists who embrace a mix of styles ranging from traditional Scottish/Cape Breton Celtic music to contemporary performing songwriters, plus a sprinkling of blues, bluegrass, First Nations music, and Canadian-base
She's a Mod by Kay Stammers
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 68,210. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
A personal diary of 1964. This was the year of the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, mod fashions -- when the British pop scene changed the world forever. Kay was a sixteen year old schoolgirl from an average middle class family in Melbourne, Australia. She didn’t swear, she didn’t smoke, she didn’t drink, she didn’t do drugs or sex. But where pop stars were concerned it was do or die!
Elvis From One Fan to Another - The Interactive Elvis Book by Robert Theisen
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 92,020. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
Elvis Presley was the first modern Rock & Roll star who lived a life stranger than fiction. He took the world by storm becoming the most popular Rock & Roll singer of all time. John Lennon himself declared, “Before Elvis there was nothing!” From One Fan to Another is a candid look at Elvis’ life and music between 1953 and 1978. The book is completely interactive and contains hundreds of links.
Free Space Listening. Listen To the Music...Without Hearing The Room! by Dennis Foley
Price: $19.97 USD. Words: 66,290. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Recording & reproduction
There are many urban myths when it comes to room acoustics. Those that are not informed will fall prey to these myths and not be able to realize the full potential of their rooms and sound systems within them. This book looks to debunk said myths and provide you, the reader, with all the tools you need to make your studios and rooms perform to their best. No more sticking plaster solutions!
Liverpool Fantasy by Larry Kirwan
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 94,310. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2013 and represented by Dystel and Goderich Literary Management. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Nonfiction » Music » Genres & styles / general
It's 1987, and The Beatles are gathering in Liverpool. It's been 25 years since John Lennon walked out during the recording of Please Please Me taking George & Ringo with him. Paul Montana now a famous Vegas crooner is returning home for the reunion. Liverpool Fantasy examines the hazards of friendship, life as a rock musician, and a world without the Beatles.
Aluca la Femme du Ténor by Maria Margareta Babeanu Moldoveanu
Price: $9.90 USD. Words: 58,500. Language: French. Published: July 9, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Music » Opera
Aluca nous dépeint le magnifique univers artistique de l’Opéra, à travers les incessants voyages entre l’Europe et les Etats-Unis, en quête de la consécration du public, tout en nous révélant l’inexorable détresse d’un couple qui se déchire, malgré ce grand amour, et qui va les pousser à se séparer, dans une souffrance partagée.
Dodecaphonic Tonality — A New Tonal System For a New Century by Joseph Krush
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 63,180. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Music theory and composition, Nonfiction » Music » Instruction and Study - Theory
Presents new Dodecaphonic Tonal sets and leads readers through Expanded Diatonicism, Nonaphonic and Decaphonic Bi-modality, culminating with “The World’s Best Dodecaphonic Tonal Set.” He illustrates Semi-Modulation through Rotating Quintcircles. Relative Compatibility of Keys and Chromatic Clashes of Tones are also explored. Composers will benefit from this groundbreaking new system.
K-Pop Lyrics Vol.1 - Super Junior by Sangoh Bae
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 52,100. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Lyrics
K-Pop Lyrics Vol.1 - Super Junior introduce lyrics of Korean pop idol group - Super Junior. In this edition, editors updated three repackage albums (2nd, 3rd, 5th) and two single albums of Super Junior. Enjoy the lyrics of super K-Pop idols.
Stealing Fire by Susan Sloate
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 119,360. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2013 by Drake Valley Press. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Nonfiction » Music » Musicals(4.00 from 3 reviews)
HOW DO YOU RECOGNIZE YOUR SOUL MATE? When Beau and Amanda meet in a late night phone conversation over the hotel’s switchboard, it is the beginning of something neither has ever found—a situation that will bring them unexpected success, untold joy, and piercing heartache… until they learn that some connections, however improbable, are meant to last forever.
Cheese Chronicles: The True Story of a Rock 'N' Roll Band You've Never Heard Of by Tommy Womack
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 118,350. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2013 by Teresa Medeiros. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
In 1985 Tommy Womack and three other guys formed a band called Government Cheese and hitched their sled to the rock and roll dream. Everything they packed for the trip—relationships, standards, their future—will get tossed or bounced off somewhere. They will know they could stop at any time, just by letting go of the dream. Under no circumstances whatsoever will they let go of the dream.
A Guide to Essential Popular Music-Volume One by Brian Westland
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 100,380. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music, Nonfiction » Music » Reference(5.00 from 6 reviews)
This book is the first volume of a two-volume guide to the best popular music ever recorded and the artists who created and recorded it. The book covers a number of genres that comprise popular music including pop, rock, blues, jazz, country, reggae, hip hop, ragtime, folk, and others.
Beethoven's Early Chamber Music: A Listening Guide by Terence O'Grady
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 108,580. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Chamber, Nonfiction » Music » Classical
Beethoven’s early chamber music is, for many listeners, largely an unexplored treasure trove of fresh, often highly creative, sometimes surprising music. This listening guide will help the interested listener experience this music more fully, by providing detailed examples of what to expect and what to listen for in Beethoven’s chamber works up to and including the famous string quartets of Op.18.
The Rise and Fall of The Clash by Danny Garcia
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 53,100. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2013 by Thin Man Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Punk
In 1983, at the height of their fame, punk band The Clash simply disintegrated. This is the full story of what really happened, as told to film-maker Danny Garcia by members of the band and those who knew them. The book contains the story of Garcia’s odyssey to the eye of rock ‘n’ roll’s most tumultuous tornado, the complete script of the resulting film, and some previously unpublished photos.
Cartea despre demnitate by Alexandru Pătrașcu
Price: Free! Words: 84,970. Language: Romanian. Published: April 3, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Biography, Nonfiction » Music » Opera
We should all ask ourselves the logical question: what would I have done? In 1989, in the last days of Ceaușescu`s regime, a young man who was ready to graduate from high school had just a few options. Normality did not exist any longer. As far as I was concerned, 1989 came at the right moment, before I got to answer this question: what road will I take?
In the Shadow - Vol 2, The FraKctured Zone Diaries (2006 - 2012) by Andrew Keeling
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 83,750. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Music » Individual Composer & Musician
How do composers compose? And why? Andrew Keeling's diaries at The FraKctured Zone offer insight into the secret mechanics that power the creative process by disclosing the intellectual concerns, emotional impulses and habitual actions that constitute the daily grind of a composer-musician in the 21st Century and reveal how the harmonies, counterpoint and rhythms of life fuel the creative act.