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Elton John: Fifty Years On: The Complete Guide to the Musical Genius of Elton John and Bernie Taupin by Stephen Spignesi & Michael Lewis
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 70,360. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2019 by Post Hill Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Music » Biography
A great companion to ME, Elton’s official autobiography! Elton John is as big as they come… the albums • the songs • the concerts • the musicals • the charities • the accolades • the costumes • the glasses • the music!
Indulge Your Senses: Scaling Intimacy in a Digital World by Michael Dorf & Paul Keegan (contributing author)
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 50,070. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2019 by Post Hill Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Economics, Nonfiction » Music » Music business
After starting two iconic music venues and surviving the dot-com bust, Michael Dorf offers gripping stories and hard-earned business lessons with a contrarian twist. As technology becomes more deeply woven into our lives, the key to success can be found in satisfying people’s yearning for live human interaction.
The MusicSocket.com Music Industry Directory 2020 by J. Paul Dyson
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 72,220. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2019 by JP&A Dyson. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Music business, Nonfiction » Reference » Directories
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 2,000 record labels, and over 1,300 managers.
Twentieth Century Music Writers - A Hyperlist by Neil E. Clement
Price: $8.00 USD. Words: 205,240. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Reference
A hyperlist of over 14,000 composers, lyricists & songwriters from the twentieth century.
Quad Cities Underground by Chad V. Holtkamp
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 73,460. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music, Nonfiction » Music » Punk
Writer Chad V. Holtkamp began his own career with an entertainment column focused on the happenings of the local music scene. Between 1999 – 2005, his “Quad Cities Underground” column appeared monthly in The Dispatch and Rock Island Argus newspapers. As Y2K fizzled and the millennium safely turned, the local music scene proved fertile ground for a wide variety of musical styles.
Boleros, Rancheras,Jazz y Blues, La Riqueza Cultural del Río Bravo by Juan Avila
Price: Free! Words: 41,020. Language: Spanish. Published: September 11, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Blues, Nonfiction » Music » Blues
La frontera es el marco conceptual, mental, imaginario, sublime, perfecto, excelente, magnifico y maravilloso, donde han germinado, nacido y se han desarrollado algunos de los géneros musicales, que mas han permeado en los dos países, como el Blues, el Tex-Mex, el Western Swing, entre otros. La riqueza cultural del Río Bravo es colosal, formidable, extraordinaria y excepcional. Juan Ávila
Harmony From The Inside Out: A Guide to Peak Performance by Jan Carley
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 38,870. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation & inspiration, Nonfiction » Music » Choral
Live into your potential by leveraging your biggest asset - You! Use this book and the exercises in it to explore and experience the positive results of living, working and performing from the inside out. Shift to an appreciative mindset, eliminate your limiting beliefs, learn how to reduce mental interference...and more! A life of possibility awaits.
Street Beats by Bruce Reynolds
Price: $5.25 USD. Words: 55,650. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Music » Instrument - Guitar
The true story of a young musician's wild and reckless years on the streets of Europe and in the Paris Métro. The story starts as he meets his first big love in London in 1979. The Street Beats are born as three musicians get together and spend an unbelievable summer playing the streets of Germany, France and Switzerland.
I Loved Him With A Passion Uncontested - A Look Back at My 33-Year Journey With Prince by Jean-Marc Bovee
Price: $10.00 USD. Words: 44,220. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
Experience the Prince phenomena from a fan who was there before he became a household name, and journey along side as I share with you how I grew along side ‘The Artist.’ This book is an attempt to define our relationship, and create a word for our connection that has yet to be invented.
The Rock 'n' Roll Archives, Volume Five: Rockin' 'round the World by Rev. Keith A. Gordon
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,530. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
The Rock ‘n’ Roll Archives is a series collecting vintage artist interviews and record reviews from the archives of award-winning rock critic and music historian Rev. Keith A. Gordon. The theme of Volume Five of The Rock ‘n’ Roll Archives is "Rockin' 'round the World," the book featuring interviews with musicians from Australia and Canada as well as the U.S. and Great Britain.
Crime and PUNKishment by Brenda Perlin (editor)
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 48,470. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Punk, Nonfiction » Music » Individual Composer & Musician
In ‘Crime and Punkishment’, Brenda Perlin and her collaborators catalog in words and pictures those days of hope and rebellion...
The Operas of Richard Wagner Vernacularized into American by Arthur W. Ritchie
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.
Gulzariyat - Gulzar’s Songs: Discover What’s Beneath by Neeraj Sharma
Price: $8.00 USD. Words: 48,390. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2019 by Wordit CDE. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Classical
Ever been mesmerized by Gulzar’s songs? Delve into an unseen layer, a fresh perspective that brings new dimensions and meanings to his already powerful pieces of poetry. His rare verselets will make you fall in love once again.
Be Still My Soul: Soothing Hymn Meditations by John Zehring
Series: Spiritual Growth. Price: Free! Words: 27,420. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Christian Life / Devotional, Nonfiction » Music » Religious - Hymns
“Be Still My Soul: Soothing Hymn Meditations” is designed to provide you with comforting lyrics and meditations from soothing hymns for when you need to be cradled in God’s arms. Each meditation contains the lyrics to the hymn, draws you to find your place of soothing calm, and shares a bit of information about the author or the composer.
Conversations With and About John Fahey by Bob Gersztyn
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 75,120. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Biography, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Religious philosophy
“Conversations With and About John Fahey” is divided into two parts with the first made up of 8 interviews with John Fahey about music, religion, philosophy and a variety of other subjects during the late 1990’s. Part two is 7 interviews with his former wife Melody, Country Joe McDonald, Terry Robb, Tim Knight, Rob Scrivner and Stevan Allred along with “30” inside photographs taken by the author.
Sweet Thunder: Duke Ellington's Music in Nine Themes by Jack Chambers
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 by Bruce Triggs
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.
No Encore!: Musicians Reveal Their Weirdest, Wildest, Most Embarrassing Gigs by Drew Fortune
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 79,000. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2019 by Post Hill Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music, Nonfiction » Music » Biography
Featuring never-before-told stories, No Encore! takes you on tour with over sixty iconic musicians as they relive their weirdest, wildest, most embarrassing gigs.
Mexicans Guitarreros: Los Maestros Del Blues by Juan Avila
Price: Free! Words: 41,910. Language: Spanish. Published: July 10, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Blues, Nonfiction » Music » Latin
Una narrativa histórica de las grandes aportaciones de la cultura mexicana al desarrollo del Blues desde el Pre-blues del siglo XIX hasta el Blues Eléctrico del siglo XX
Richard Wagner's Der Ring Des Nebelungen Vernacularized into American by Arthur W. Ritchie
Price: Free! Words: 34,750. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Opera
This is both a precise and the libretti of Wagner's four ring operas in simple to read and understand American English.