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Rollin' 'n' Tumblin': The Reverend's Archives, Volume 2
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 113,700. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
Named for the classic Muddy Waters' song, ROLLIN' 'N' TUMBLIN' is the second volume in The Reverend's Archives series, a collection of over 100 blues-related long-form album and book reviews written by award-winning music critic, the Rev. Keith A. Gordon.
The New Now
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 89,720. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
Jason Krakow—music critic, Brooklynite, aging hipster—is losing his touch. And he might be losing his mind. The lapses of consciousness! The memory loss! The eerie insights and coincidences! The implosion of his relationships! This mysterious new woman! The disappearance of his roommate! And possibly an international plot! The universe seems to be falling apart... and it might take Jason with it.
Why Music Matters: Essays on the State of Popular Music Today
Price: Free! Words: 16,140. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
From his love of the Cure to his hatred of Auto-Tune, author Peter Lee of Hooks and Harmony writes about music in a way that's engaging, funny and poignant.
Frank Zappa Buying Guide
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,320. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
During his lifetime and a musical career that spanned five decades, Frank Zappa released almost 60 albums of rock, jazz-rock, and classical music. The Frank Zappa Buying Guide is an album by album guide to navigating the often daunting Zappa catalog, with cover photos for each album, as well as descriptions, band history, and much more.
Payola Bribery In The Record Business And Television
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,270. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
Payola, or paying disc jockeys and other radio and television employees to play particular songs, was the subject of Congressional hearings in 1959 and 1960. Dick Clark, host of American Bandstand, was summoned to testify before a House subcommittee of investigators. At issue was censorship, the suspension of radio and television station licenses, etc. The lessons of payola are pertinent today.
Song of the Day, Volume I
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 99,860. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
A music uber-fan takes you through 1,000 of his favorite songs, most of which no one has ever heard of. Rock, pop, folk, punk, metal, classical, Latin, experimental ... no genre was safe. Perfect for the music fanatic in your life!
33 Days In The Hole: The Chicago Experiment
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 22,920. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor & satire
For 33 days freelance music journalist Rob Kern set aside all forms of music except for one, the music of the band Chicago. His mission, to listen to one Chicago album per day, chronologically, from their first release to their newest. Can a hard rock loving goon survive this musical depravation experiment? This book tracks his daily task and shares true tales of idiocy and ramblings.
Murphy's Laws of Songwriting (Revised 2013)
Price: $15.99 USD. Words: 33,000. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Instruction & Study - Songwriting
Achieving "hit writer" status has always been a formidable goal for any songwriter. Catching the ear of the monumentally distracted listener has never been more difficult. Getting their attention, inviting them in to your song and keeping them there requires more than being just a "good" songwriter. Murphy’s Laws of Songwriting arms the songwriter for success by demystifying the process.