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Cole Porter
Cole Porter
Written by William McBrien
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307791887
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Cole Porter

Written by William McBrien


Format: eBook, 480 pages
On Sale: May 4, 2011
Price: $13.99

In his life and in his music, Cole Porter was "the top"—the pinnacle of wit, sophistication, and success. His songs—"I Get a Kick Out of You," "Anything Goes," and hundreds more—were instant pop hits, and their musical and emotional depths have made them lasting standards.

William McBrien has captured the creator of... Read more >
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Buried Alive
Buried Alive
Written by Myra Friedman
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307790521
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Buried Alive
The Biography of Janis Joplin
Written by Myra Friedman


Format: eBook
On Sale: April 27, 2011
Price: $12.99

Electrifying, highly acclaimed, and intensely personal, this new and updated version of Myra Friedman's classic biography of Janis Joplin teems with dramatic insights into Joplin's genius and into the chaotic times that catapulted her to fame as the legendary queen of rock. It is a stunning panorama of the turbulent decade... Read more >
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Chinaberry Sidewalks
Chinaberry Sidewalks
Written by Rodney Crowell
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307594204
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Chinaberry Sidewalks

Written by Rodney Crowell


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
On Sale: January 18, 2011
Price: $24.95

From the acclaimed musician comes a tender, surprising, and often uproarious memoir about his dirt-poor southeast Texas boyhood.

The only child of a hard-drinking father and a Holy Roller mother, Rodney Crowell was no stranger to bombast from an early age, whether knock-down-drag-outs at a local dive bar or fire-and-brimstone sermons at... Read more >
Chinaberry Sidewalks
Chinaberry Sidewalks
Written by Rodney Crowell
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ISBN: 9780307595218
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Chinaberry Sidewalks

Written by Rodney Crowell


Format: eBook, 272 pages
On Sale: January 18, 2011
Price: $11.99

From the acclaimed musician comes a tender, surprising, and often uproarious memoir about his dirt-poor southeast Texas boyhood.

The only child of a hard-drinking father and a Holy Roller mother, Rodney Crowell was no stranger to bombast from an early age, whether knock-down-drag-outs at a local dive bar or fire-and-brimstone sermons at... Read more >
Chinaberry Sidewalks
Chinaberry Sidewalks
Written by Rodney Crowell, Read by Rodney Crowell
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ISBN: 9780307912046
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Chinaberry Sidewalks

Written by Rodney Crowell
Read by Rodney Crowell


Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
On Sale: January 18, 2011
Price: $35.00

From the acclaimed musician comes a tender, surprising, and often uproarious memoir about his dirt-poor southeast Texas boyhood.

The only child of a hard-drinking father and a Holy Roller mother, Rodney Crowell was no stranger to bombast from an early age, whether knock-down-drag-outs at a local dive bar or fire-and-brimstone sermons at... Read more >
Chinaberry Sidewalks
Chinaberry Sidewalks
Written by Rodney Crowell, Read by Rodney Crowell
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780307912053
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Chinaberry Sidewalks

Written by Rodney Crowell
Read by Rodney Crowell


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: January 18, 2011
Price: $17.50

From the acclaimed musician comes a tender, surprising, and often uproarious memoir about his dirt-poor southeast Texas boyhood.

The only child of a hard-drinking father and a Holy Roller mother, Rodney Crowell was no stranger to bombast from an early age, whether knock-down-drag-outs at a local dive bar or fire-and-brimstone sermons at... Read more >
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Elvis: My Best Man
Elvis: My Best Man
Written by George Klein and Chuck Crisafulli
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ISBN: 9780307452757
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Elvis: My Best Man
Radio Days, Rock 'n' Roll Nights, and My Lifelong Friendship with Elvis Presley
Written by George Klein and Chuck Crisafulli


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $15.00

When George Klein was an eighth grader at Humes High, he couldn’t have known how important the new kid with the guitar—the boy named Elvis—would later become in his life. But from the first time GK (as he was nicknamed by Elvis) heard this kid sing, he knew that Elvis Presley... Read more >
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Wicked Messenger
Bob Dylan and the 1960s; Chimes of Freedom, revised and expanded
Written by Mike Marqusee


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $18.95

Bob Dylan’s abrupt abandonment of overtly political songwriting in the mid-1960s caused an uproar among critics and fans. In Wicked Messenger, acclaimed cultural-political commentator Mike Marqusee advances the new thesis that Dylan did not drop politics from his songs but changed the manner of his critique to address the changing political... Read more >
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Givin' It Their All
Givin' It Their All
Written by Sherri Rifkin
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ISBN: 9780307775689
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Givin' It Their All
The Backstreet Boys' Rise to the Top
Written by Sherri Rifkin


Format: eBook
On Sale: December 29, 2010
Price: $11.99

OUT OF THE BACKSTREETS
INTO THE SPOTLIGHT

There's just no stopping these funky five from Florida. One of the hottest music groups around, the Backstreet Boys (BSB) launched themselves to superstardom in an amazingly short time, topping the charts and winning awards all over the world. Everyone's heard the smooth harmonies and jamming... Read more >
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Hard Rain
Hard Rain
Written by Tim Riley
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307773043
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Hard Rain
A Dylan Commentary
Written by Tim Riley


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: December 29, 2010
Price: $16.99

Ranging over 30 years of Bob Dylan recordings, films, and concerts, this updated edition includes a new epilogue that examines his 30th anniversary celebration and his 1998 Grammy Award comeback. Read more >
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Where Are You Now, Bo Diddley?
Where Are You Now, Bo Diddley?
Written by Edward Kiersh
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ISBN: 9780307768445
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Where Are You Now, Bo Diddley?
The Stars Who Made Us Rock and Where They Are Now
Written by Edward Kiersh


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: December 29, 2010
Price: $14.99

From the jumping rock and blues joints of the 1950s to Woodstock and beyond, Where Are You Now, Bo Diddley? takes a close look at forty-seven musicians whose unique contributions to their thrilling era will never be forgotten. Read more >
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His Way
His Way
Written by Kitty Kelley
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780553386189
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His Way
The Unauthorized Biography of Frank Sinatra
Written by Kitty Kelley


Format: Trade Paperback, 672 pages
On Sale: December 28, 2010
Price: $18.00

This is the book Frank Sinatra failed to stop,  the unauthorized biography of one of the most  elusive public figures of our time. Celebrated  journalist Kitty Kelley spent three years researching  government documents (Mafia-related material, wiretaps  and secret testimony) and interviewing more than  800 people in Sinatra's life (family, colleagues,  law-enforcement officers, personal friends). Fully  documented, highly detailed and... Read more >
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Dream Come True
Dream Come True
Written by Jo Sgammato
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ISBN: 9780307775528
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Dream Come True
The LeAnn Rimes Story
Written by Jo Sgammato


Format: eBook
On Sale: December 22, 2010
Price: $11.99

THE DAZZLING RISE OF A YOUNG COUNTRY STAR

Who is this singer with the incredible voice, the youngest ever artist ever nominated for a Country Music Association Award, and winner of the Grammy Award for Best New Artist? Jo Sgammato traveled from Nashville to LeAnn's hometown of Pearl, Mississippi, then followed her... Read more >
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Cinderella and Company
Cinderella and Company
Written by Manuela Hoelterhoff
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ISBN: 9780307773241
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Cinderella and Company
Backstage at the Opera with Cecilia Bartoli
Written by Manuela Hoelterhoff


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: December 15, 2010
Price: $12.99

A wickedly funny look at opera today--the feuds and deals, maestros and managers, divine voices and outsized egos--and a portrait of the opera world's newest superstar at a formative point in her life and career.
        In Cinderella & Company, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Manuela Hoelterhoff takes us on a two-year trip on the... Read more >
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Decoded
Decoded
Written by Jay-Z
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781588369598
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Decoded

Written by Jay-Z


Format: eBook
On Sale: December 7, 2010
Price: $4.99

Expanded edition of the acclaimed New York Times bestseller features 16 pages of new material, including 3 new songs decoded.
 
Decoded is a book like no other: a collection of lyrics and their meanings that together tell the story of a culture, an art form, a moment in history, and one of... Read more >
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My Nine Lives
My Nine Lives
Written by Leon Fleisher and Anne Midgette
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ISBN: 9780385533669
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My Nine Lives
A Memoir of Many Careers in Music
Written by Leon Fleisher and Anne Midgette


Format: eBook, 240 pages
On Sale: November 30, 2010
Price: $11.99

The stirring memoir of one of the greatest pianists of the postwar era—an inspiring tale of triumph over crippling incapacity that rivals Shine.

The pianist Leon  Fleisher—whose student–teacher lineage linked him to Beethoven by way of his instructor, Artur Schnabel—displayed an exceptional gift from his earliest years. And then, like... Read more >
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Decoded
Decoded
Written by Jay-Z
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781400068920
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Decoded

Written by Jay-Z


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
On Sale: November 16, 2010
Price: $35.00

Decoded is a book like no other: a collection of lyrics and their meanings that together tell the story of a culture, an art form, a moment in history, and one of the most provocative and successful artists of our time.

“Hip-hop’s renaissance man drops a classic. . . . Heartfelt, passionate... Read more >
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Frank
Frank
Written by James Kaplan
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ISBN: 9780385533645
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Frank
The Voice
Written by James Kaplan


Format: eBook, 688 pages
On Sale: November 2, 2010
Price: $12.99

Bestselling author James Kaplan redefines Frank Sinatra in a triumphant new biography that includes many rarely seen photographs.

Frank Sinatra was the best-known entertainer of the twenti­eth century—infinitely charismatic, lionized and notori­ous in equal measure. But despite his mammoth fame, Sinatra the man has remained an enigma. As Bob Spitz... Read more >
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Why Mahler?
Why Mahler?
Written by Norman Lebrecht
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ISBN: 9780307379504
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Why Mahler?
How One Man and Ten Symphonies Changed Our World
Written by Norman Lebrecht


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: October 12, 2010
Price: $13.99

Although Gustav Mahler was a famous conductor in Vienna and New York, the music that he wrote was condemned during his lifetime and for many years after his death in 1911. “Pages of dreary emptiness,” sniffed a leading American conductor. Yet today, almost one hundred years later, Mahler has displaced Beethoven...

Read more >
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Bowie
Bowie
Written by Marc Spitz
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ISBN: 9780307716996
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Bowie
A Biography
Written by Marc Spitz


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
On Sale: October 5, 2010
Price: $17.00

Finally an expansive biography of one of the twentieth century’s greatest music and cultural icons

From noted author and rock ’n’ roll journalist Marc Spitz comes a major David Bowie biography to rival any other. Following Bowie’s life from his start as David Jones, an R & B—loving kid from Bromley... Read more >
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Loretta Lynn: Coal Miner's Daughter
Loretta Lynn: Coal Miner's Daughter
Written by Loretta Lynn
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ISBN: 9780307742681
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Loretta Lynn: Coal Miner's Daughter

Written by Loretta Lynn


Format: eBook
On Sale: September 21, 2010
Price: $11.99

Loretta Lynn’s classic memoir tells the story of her early life in Butcher Holler, Kentucky, and her amazing rise to the top of the music industry.
 
Born into deep poverty, married at thirteen, mother of six, and a grandmother by the time she was twenty-nine, Loretta Lynn went on to become one... Read more >
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Bob Dylan In America
Bob Dylan In America
Written by Sean Wilentz
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780385529891
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Bob Dylan In America

Written by Sean Wilentz


Format: eBook, 240 pages
On Sale: September 7, 2010
Price: $12.99

One of America’s finest historians shows us how Bob Dylan, one of the country’s greatest and most enduring artists, still surprises and moves us after all these years.

Growing up in Greenwich Village, Sean Wilentz discov­ered the music of Bob Dylan as a young teenager; almost half a century later... Read more >
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Bob Dylan In America
Bob Dylan In America
Written by Sean Wilentz, Read by Sean Wilentz
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ISBN: 9780307714978
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Bob Dylan In America

Written by Sean Wilentz
Read by Sean Wilentz


Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
On Sale: September 7, 2010
Price: $40.00

One of America’s finest historians shows us how Bob Dylan, one of the country’s greatest and most enduring artists, still surprises and moves us after all these years.

Growing up in Greenwich Village, Sean Wilentz discov­ered the music of Bob Dylan as a young teenager; almost half a century later, he... Read more >
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Bob Dylan In America
Bob Dylan In America
Written by Sean Wilentz, Read by Sean Wilentz
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780307714985
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Bob Dylan In America

Written by Sean Wilentz
Read by Sean Wilentz


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: September 7, 2010
Price: $22.50

One of America’s finest historians shows us how Bob Dylan, one of the country’s greatest and most enduring artists, still surprises and moves us after all these years.

Growing up in Greenwich Village, Sean Wilentz discov­ered the music of Bob Dylan as a young teenager; almost half a century later... Read more >
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If Trouble Don't Kill Me
If Trouble Don't Kill Me
Written by Ralph Berrier
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ISBN: 9780307463081
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If Trouble Don't Kill Me
A Family's Story of Brotherhood, War, and Bluegrass
Written by Ralph Berrier


Format: eBook
On Sale: August 10, 2010
Price: $14.99

Making moonshine, working blue-collar jobs, picking fights in bars, chasing women, and living hardscrabble lives . . .
 
Clayton and Saford Hall were born in the backwoods of Virginia in 1919, in a place known as The Hollow. Incredibly, they became legends in their day, rising from mountain-bred poverty to pickin’ and... Read more >
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