Books tagged: popular music

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Mine: A Love Story
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,860. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2011. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
When your guitar is your only real friend and you won’t let anyone hear you play, your life is hardly what you’d like it to be. Heather hopes escaping her bickering parents will help her come out of her shell. With a story based on hit songs of a popular artist, "Mine" is a book musics fan will love. But you don’t need to be a music fan to enjoy the romance, humor and heartbreak of "Mine."
Barb Jungr - Essay on pop singers and vocal timbre for Spiked Online 2005
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Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 3,360. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2012. Category: Essay » Sociology
In 2005 Barb Jungr, acclaimed British singer, songwriter and performer, wrote this article for Spiked Online, it was immediately picked up by cultural commentators and has been widely quoted ever since. Jungr's understanding of singing, and performance gave a fascinating insight into the way we hear contemporary voices. We await her follow up with anticipation.
Intense Encounters: Young Men and Transwomen in Music Videos
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,240. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music
Intense Encounters focuses on a series of videos that portray erotically-charged encounters between seemingly-straight men and trans-women. This paper takes a closer look at the following music videos: “Pass This On” by The Knife (2003); “Sing Me Spanish Techno” by The New Pornographers (2005), and Kai Stänicke’s /Tin [A] Din’s “Cold Star” (2010).
XL
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 77,500. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Part rock and roll fantasy, part prolonged personal crisis, XL is the story of David Hankins, who watches helplessly as his future brother-in-law steals David's band and takes it to worldwide success. With some help from his friends, David strives to find peace even as his former band's success haunts him. XL is a wry and funny male confessional that should appeal to fans of Nick Hornby's work.
Nelson Riddle: The Man Behind the Music
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,460. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2013 and represented by Dystel and Goderich Literary Management. Category: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
In Nelson Riddle: The Man Behind the Music, bestselling Morrell discusses the career of a musical genius, who changed popular music and proved that a great arranger is as important as a great song and a great singer. This groundbreaking study describes Riddle’s famous collaborations with Nat “King” Cole, Rosemary Clooney, and Frank Sinatra, whose career Riddle helped to resurrect.
Frank Sinatra: The Artist and His Music
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,000. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2013 and represented by Dystel and Goderich Literary Management. Category: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
In Frank Sinatra: The Artist and His Music, bestselling David Morrell discusses the talent and determination that led Sinatra to become the greatest interpretive singer of the recording era. Based on more than forty years of listening and reading, Morrell provides an in-depth analysis of Sinatra’s career. After you read it, you might never listen to Sinatra or any other singer the same way again.
The 16th Song
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 120,120. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2014. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The 16th Song is a book about a young man making mistakes and how the mistakes follow him despite his success as a song writer. Set mainly in the turbulent Paris if the late 1950's, it tells of how random acts of violence, unconnected with the victims, can distort a life forever.