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Neil and Me
Neil and Me
Written by Scott Young
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781551993355
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Neil and Me

Written by Scott Young


Format: eBook0
On Sale: October 27, 2009
Price: $7.99

Scott Young chronicles his son’s early years in and around Toronto and Winnipeg and his rise from journeyman, musician to superstar in the 1960s and 1970s. The frequent occasions when Scott and Neil’s paths have crossed – from backstage meetings and family get-togethers to a sold-out appearance at Carnegie Hall –... Read more >
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Life on Planet Rock
Life on Planet Rock
Written by Lonn Friend
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307487490
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Life on Planet Rock
From Guns N' Roses to Nirvana, a Backstage Journey through Rock's Most Debauched Decade
Written by Lonn Friend


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: November 26, 2008
Price: $11.99

For the generation coming of age in the years from 1987 to 1994, RIP magazine was every bit as crucial as Rolling Stone. Life on Planet Rock describes how Friend, the editor of RIP, became the Zelig-like chronicler of the biggest musical moments of that time—from introducing Guns N’ Roses (in... Read more >
Main Lines, Blood Feasts, and Bad Taste
Main Lines, Blood Feasts, and Bad Taste
Written by Lester Bangs, Edited by John Morthland
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307487896
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Main Lines, Blood Feasts, and Bad Taste
A Lester Bangs Reader
Written by Lester Bangs
Edited by John Morthland


Format: eBook, 432 pages
On Sale: December 10, 2008
Price: $13.99

Before his untimely death in 1982, Lester Bangs was inarguably the most influential critic of rock and roll. Writing in hyper-intelligent Benzedrine prose that calls to mind Jack Kerouac and Hunter S. Thompson, he eschewed all conventional thinking as he discussed everything from Black Sabbath being the first truly Catholic band... Read more >
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A Natural History of the Piano
A Natural History of the Piano
Written by Stuart Isacoff
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307701428
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A Natural History of the Piano
The Instrument, the Music, the Musicians--from Mozart to Modern Jazz and Everything in Between
Written by Stuart Isacoff


Format: eBook, 384 pages
On Sale: November 15, 2011
Price: $13.99

A beautifully illustrated, totally engrossing celebration of the piano, and the composers and performers who have made it their own.
 
With honed sensitivity and unquestioned expertise, Stuart Isacoff—pianist, critic, teacher, and author of Temperament: How Music Became a Battleground for the Great Minds of Western Civilization—unfolds the ongoing history... Read more >
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Shostakovich and Stalin
Shostakovich and Stalin
Written by Solomon Volkov
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307427724
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Shostakovich and Stalin
The Extraordinary Relationship Between the Great Composer and the Brutal Dictato r
Written by Solomon Volkov


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $15.99

“Music illuminates a person and provides him with his last hope; even Stalin, a butcher, knew that.” So said the Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich, whose first compositions in the 1920s identified him as an avant-garde wunderkind. But that same singularity became a liability a decade later under the totalitarian rule of... Read more >
Reading Jazz
Reading Jazz
Edited by Robert Gottlieb
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307797278
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Reading Jazz
A Gathering of Autobiography, Reportage, and Criticism from 1919 to Now
Edited by Robert Gottlieb


Format: eBook, 1088 pages
On Sale: February 19, 2014
Price: $15.99

"Comprehensive and intelligently organized. . . .  Jazz aficionados . . . should be grateful to have so much good writing on the subject in one place."--The New York Times Book Review

"Alluring. . . . Capture[s] much of the breadth of the music, as well as the passionate debates it has stirred... Read more >
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Wicked Messenger
Bob Dylan and the 1960s; Chimes of Freedom, revised and expanded
Written by Mike Marqusee


Format: eBook0
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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A Fine Romance
A Fine Romance
Written by David Lehman
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780805242713
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A Fine Romance
Jewish Songwriters, American Songs
Written by David Lehman


Format: eBook0
On Sale: October 6, 2009
Price: $13.99

Part of the Jewish Encounter series

In A Fine Romance, David Lehman looks at the formation of the American songbook—the timeless numbers that became jazz standards, iconic love songs, and sound tracks to famous movies—and explores the extraordinary fact that this songbook was written almost exclusively by Jews.

An acclaimed poet, editor, and... Read more >
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Morning Glory
Morning Glory
Written by Linda Dahl
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307824523
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Morning Glory
A Biography of Mary Lou Williams
Written by Linda Dahl


Format: eBook, 480 pages
On Sale: September 19, 2012
Price: $19.99

Mary Lou Williams -- pianist, arranger, composer, and probably the most influential woman in the history of jazz -- receives the attention she has long deserved in the definitive biography by a leading scholar of women in jazz.

The illegitimate child of an impoverished and indifferent mother, Williams began performing publicly at... Read more >
Triksta
Triksta
Written by Nik Cohn
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307548276
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Triksta
Life and Death and New Orleans Rap
Written by Nik Cohn


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: March 12, 2009
Price: $11.99

Acclaimed music writer Nik Cohn’s love of hip-hop goes back to its beginnings, and his love of New Orleans even further, to when he passed through the Big Easy on tour with The Who and discovered a place with a magic that never failed to seize him. On the surface he’s... Read more >
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