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How to Wreck a Nice Beach
The Vocoder from World War II to Hip-Hop, The Machine Speaks
Written by Dave Tompkins


Format: eBook
On Sale: November 8, 2011
Price: $22.95

The history of the vocoder: how popular music hijacked the Pentagon's speech scrambling weapon

The vocoder, invented by Bell Labs in 1928, once guarded phones from eavesdroppers during World War II; by the Vietnam War, it was repurposed as a voice-altering tool for musicians, and is now the ubiquitous voice of popular... Read more >
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The Ninth
The Ninth
Written by Harvey Sachs
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ISBN: 9780812969078
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The Ninth
Beethoven and the World in 1824
Written by Harvey Sachs


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: November 8, 2011
Price: $16.00

The premier of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony in Vienna on May 7, 1824, was the most significant artistic event of the year—and the work remains one of the most precedent-shattering and influential compositions in the history of music. Described in vibrant detail by eminent musicologist Harvey Sachs, this symbol of freedom and...

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In the Country of Country
In the Country of Country
Written by Nicholas Dawidoff
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ISBN: 9780307807083
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In the Country of Country
A Journey to the Roots of American Music
Written by Nicholas Dawidoff


Format: eBook, 384 pages
On Sale: November 2, 2011
Price: $14.99

From the author of the bestselling The Catcher Was a Spy comes an exhilarating exploration of the performers, places, and experiences which form country music--a genre which is uniquely and authentically American. 40 photos.


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On a Cold Road
On a Cold Road
Written by Dave Bidini
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781551996752
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On a Cold Road
Tales of Adventure in Canadian Rock
Written by Dave Bidini


Format: eBook
On Sale: November 2, 2011
Price: $9.99

David Bidini, rhythm guitarist with the Rheostatics, knows all too well what the life of a rock band in Canada involves: storied arenas one tour and bars wallpapered with photos of forgotten bands the next. Zit-speckled fans begging for a guitar pick and angry drunks chucking twenty-sixers and pint glasses. Opulent... Read more >
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Decoded
Decoded
Written by Jay-Z
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780812981155
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Decoded

Written by Jay-Z


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
On Sale: November 1, 2011
Price: $25.00

Expanded paperback 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... Read more >
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Frank
Frank
Written by James Kaplan
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780767924238
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Frank
The Voice
Written by James Kaplan


Format: Trade Paperback, 800 pages
On Sale: November 1, 2011
Price: $19.95

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.  Now James Kaplan brings deeper insight than ever before to the complex psyche and turbulent life behind that incomparable voice, from Sinatra’s...

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Gig Posters Volume 2
Gig Posters Volume 2
Written by Clay Hayes
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781594745430
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Gig Posters Volume 2

Written by Clay Hayes


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
On Sale: November 1, 2011
Price: $40.00

Readers gave the first Gig Posters anthology a standing ovation—so for your viewing pleasure, here’s one heck of an encore: 700 more incredible posters from the archives of GigPosters.com, the Internet’s premier destination for concert poster art. It’s a mad jam of illustration and photography, collage and typography, bringing the contemporary...

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My Nine Lives
My Nine Lives
Written by Leon Fleisher and Anne Midgette
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ISBN: 9780767931373
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My Nine Lives
A Musical Memoir
Written by Leon Fleisher and Anne Midgette


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
On Sale: November 1, 2011
Price: $16.00

My Nine Lives is a powerful and stirring memoir of one of the greatest pianists of the postwar era—an inspiring tale of courage, compassion, and triumph over outstanding odds.
 
At the peak of his career, celebrated pianist Leon Fleisher suddenly lost the use of two fingers on his right hand. Miraculously, at... Read more >
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Why Mahler?
Why Mahler?
Written by Norman Lebrecht
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781400096572
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Why Mahler?
How One Man and Ten Symphonies Changed Our World
Written by Norman Lebrecht


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
On Sale: November 1, 2011
Price: $16.00

Why Mahler? Why does his music affect us in the way it does?
 
Norman Lebrecht, one of the world’s most widely read cultural commentators, has been wrestling obsessively with Mahler for half his life. Following Mahler’s every footstep from birthplace to grave, scrutinizing his manuscripts, talking to those who knew him, Lebrecht...

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Le Freak
Le Freak
Written by Nile Rodgers
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780385529655
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Le Freak
An Upside Down Story of Family, Disco, and Destiny
Written by Nile Rodgers


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
On Sale: October 18, 2011
Price: $27.00

NAMED ONE OF THE TOP 10 ROCK MEMOIRS OF ALL TIME BY ROLLING STONE
 
From Chic to Daft Punk, Nile Rodgers is the creative force behind some of the biggest hits ever recorded. Here is the story of how global pop’s greatest genius transformed his own dramatic life into the... Read more >
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Le Freak
Le Freak
Written by Nile Rodgers
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ISBN: 9780679644033
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Le Freak
An Upside Down Story of Family, Disco, and Destiny
Written by Nile Rodgers


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: October 18, 2011
Price: $15.99

NAMED ONE OF THE TOP 10 ROCK MEMOIRS OF ALL TIME BY ROLLING STONE
 
From Chic to Daft Punk, Nile Rodgers is the creative force behind some of the biggest hits ever recorded. Here is the story of how global pop’s greatest genius transformed his own dramatic life into the... Read more >
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Sweet Judy Blue Eyes
Sweet Judy Blue Eyes
Written by Judy Collins
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307717344
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Sweet Judy Blue Eyes
My Life in Music
Written by Judy Collins


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
On Sale: October 18, 2011
Price: $26.00

A vivid, highly evocative memoir of one of the reigning icons of folk music, highlighting the decade of the ’60s, when hits like “Both Sides Now” catapulted her to international fame.
 
Sweet Judy Blue Eyes is the deeply personal, honest, and revealing memoir of folk legend and relentlessly creative spirit... Read more >
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Sweet Judy Blue Eyes
Sweet Judy Blue Eyes
Written by Judy Collins
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ISBN: 9780307717368
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Sweet Judy Blue Eyes
My Life in Music
Written by Judy Collins


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: October 18, 2011
Price: $11.99

A vivid, highly evocative memoir of one of the reigning icons of folk music, highlighting the decade of the ’60s, when hits like “Both Sides Now” catapulted her to international fame.
 
Sweet Judy Blue Eyes is the deeply personal, honest, and revealing memoir of folk legend and relentlessly creative spirit... Read more >
Sweet Judy Blue Eyes
Sweet Judy Blue Eyes
Written by Judy Collins, Read by Judy Collins
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780307941336
Our Price: $20.00

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Sweet Judy Blue Eyes
My Life in Music
Written by Judy Collins
Read by Judy Collins


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: October 18, 2011
Price: $20.00

A vivid, highly evocative memoir of one of the reigning icons of folk music, highlighting the decade of the ’60s, when hits like “Both Sides Now” catapulted her to international fame.
 
Sweet Judy Blue Eyes is the deeply personal, honest, and revealing memoir of folk legend and relentlessly creative spirit... Read more >
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Writing Gordon Lightfoot
Writing Gordon Lightfoot
Written by Dave Bidini
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780771012594
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Writing Gordon Lightfoot
The Man, the Music, and the World in 1972
Written by Dave Bidini


Format: eBook
On Sale: October 18, 2011
Price: $13.99

From acclaimed musician and author Dave Bidini comes a brilliantly original look at a folk-rock legend and the momentous week in 1972 that culminated in the Mariposa Folk Festival.

July, 1972. As musicians across Canada prepare for the nation's biggest folk festival, held on Toronto Island, a series of events unfold that... Read more >
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Blues Legacies and Black Feminism
Blues Legacies and Black Feminism
Written by Angela Y. Davis
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307574442
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Blues Legacies and Black Feminism
Gertrude Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday
Written by Angela Y. Davis


Format: eBook, 464 pages
On Sale: October 5, 2011
Price: $14.99

From one of this country's most important intellectuals comes a brilliant analysis of the blues tradition that examines the careers of three crucial black women blues singers through a feminist lens. Angela Davis provides the historical, social, and political contexts with which to reinterpret the performances and lyrics of Gertrude "Ma"... Read more >
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A Night at the Opera
A Night at the Opera
Written by Sir Denis Forman
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307807823
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A Night at the Opera
An Irreverent Guide to The Plots, The Singers, The Composers, The Recordings
Written by Sir Denis Forman


Format: eBook, 976 pages
On Sale: October 5, 2011
Price: $2.99

This slightly irreverent guide to opera summarizes the plots of 17 of the world's great operas, including Aida, La Boheme, and Carmen, and describes their characters, artists, and composers.


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Bob Dylan in America
Bob Dylan in America
Written by Sean Wilentz
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ISBN: 9780767931793
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Bob Dylan in America

Written by Sean Wilentz


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
On Sale: October 4, 2011
Price: $16.95

Sean Wilentz discovered Bob Dylan’s music as a teenager growing up in Greenwich Village. Now, almost half a century later, he revisits Dylan’s work with the skills of an eminent American historian as well as the passion of a fan.
 
Beginning with Dylan’s explosion onto the scene in 1961, Wilentz follows the...

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Guitars Illustrated
Guitars Illustrated
Written by Terry Burrows
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780823082698
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Guitars Illustrated
A Stunning Visual Catalog Charting the Origins of Over 250 of the Most Influential Makes and Models
Written by Terry Burrows


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
On Sale: October 4, 2011
Price: $40.00

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Your Body, Your Voice
Your Body, Your Voice
Written by Theodore Dimon Ed. D., Illustrated by G. David Brown
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583943205
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Your Body, Your Voice
The Key to Natural Singing and Speaking
Written by Theodore Dimon Ed. D.
Illustrated by G. David Brown


Format: Trade Paperback, 184 pages
On Sale: September 27, 2011
Price: $18.95

In this innovative book, Theodore Dimon, EdD, shows how each part of the vocal organ (breathing, larynx, throat, and so on) works as part of a larger musculoskeletal system that is often interfered with, and how identifying this larger system and understanding in a practical way how it works allows a... Read more >
The Strangest Tribe
The Strangest Tribe
Written by Stephen Tow
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ISBN: 9781570617430
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The Strangest Tribe
How a Group of Seattle Rock Bands Invented Grunge
Written by Stephen Tow


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
On Sale: September 20, 2011
Price: $18.95

Grunge isn’t dead – but was it every truly alive? Twenty years after the height of the movement, The Strangest Tribe redefines grunge as we know it. Stephen Tow takes a second look at the music and community that vaulted the likes of Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Mudhoney, and Soundgarden to international fame... Read more >
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The Strangest Tribe
How a Group of Seattle Rock Bands Invented Grunge
Written by Stephen Tow


Format: eBook, 272 pages
On Sale: September 20, 2011
Price: $18.95

Grunge isn’t dead – but was it every truly alive? Twenty years after the height of the movement, The Strangest Tribe redefines grunge as we know it. Stephen Tow takes a second look at the music and community that vaulted the likes of Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Mudhoney, and Soundgarden to international fame... Read more >
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Hit Men
Hit Men
Written by Fredric Dannen
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307802088
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Hit Men
Power Brokers and Fast Money Inside the Music Business
Written by Fredric Dannen


Format: eBook, 432 pages
On Sale: September 14, 2011
Price: $15.99

Copiously researched and documented, Hit Men is the highly controversial portrait of the pop music industry in all its wild, ruthless glory: the insatiable greed and ambition; the enormous egos; the fierce struggles for profits and power; the vendettas, rivalries, shakedowns, and payoffs. Chronicling the evolution of America's largest music labels... Read more >
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Close to the Edge
Close to the Edge
Written by Sujatha Fernandes
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ISBN: 9781844677412
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Close to the Edge
In Search of the Global Hip Hop Generation
Written by Sujatha Fernandes


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
On Sale: September 12, 2011
Price: $19.95

At its rhythmic, beating heart, Close to the Edge asks whether hip hop can change the world. Hip hop—rapping, beat-making,b-boying, deejaying, graffiti—captured the imagination of the teenage Sujatha Fernandes in the 1980s, inspiring her and politicizing her along the way. Years later, armed with mc-ing skills and an urge to immerse... Read more >
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Close to the Edge
In Search of the Global Hip Hop Generation
Written by Sujatha Fernandes


Format: eBook
On Sale: September 12, 2011
Price: $19.95

“Fernandes brilliantly captures the moment when a global generation curved toward a unifying language and culture and found something that was both much more and much less than what it was searching for. Close to the Edge is a beautifully told tale of the collective and the personal, the cultural and... Read more >
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