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The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics

by David G. Dodd Free Press (December 16, 2014)

Celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the most popular and enduring band ever: “Even the most hardcore Deadheads will be impressed by this obsessively complete look at the Grateful Dead’s lyrics” (Publishers...


Punk Rock Blitzkrieg

by Marky Ramone & Richard Herschlag Touchstone (January 13, 2015)

The “entertaining and enlightening” (Stephen King) final word on the genius and mischief of the Ramones, told by the man who created the beat behind their iconic music and lived to tell about it.

When punk...


Are We Having Any Fun Yet?

by Sammy Hagar Dey Street Books (September 15, 2015)

Indulge yourself in the superstar rocker and #1 New York Times bestselling author’s raucous and delicious lifestyle with this bold cookbook and entertaining guide, complete with stories from a lifetime of...


Substance

by Peter Hook Dey Street Books (January 31, 2017)

Includes full set lists not included in the physical edition.

In this final installment of his internationally bestselling three-part memoir—including The Hacienda and Unknown Pleasures—British rocker Peter...


The Visual Dictionary of Art & Architecture

by Ariane Archambault & Jean-Claude Corbeil Les Éditions Québec Amérique (July 20, 2012)

The Visual Dictionary of Art and Architecture takes the reader into a fascinating journey through fine arts, graphic arts, performing arts, photography, music, crafts and classic or modern architecture. Convenient...


My Scrapbook of Music (by Professor Genius)

by QA international Collectif Les Éditions Québec Amérique (August 09, 2012)

Take a look inside Professor Genius’ Scrapbook of Music. This book covers the entire history of musical expression, from prehistoric times right up until today, from the very first sounds to the MP3 player....


Feedback: The Who and Their Generation

by Casey Harison Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 06, 2014)

In Feedback: The Who and Their Generation, historian Casey Harison offers a cultural and social history of one of the most successful bands of the 1960s British Invasion.


British Invasion: The Crosscurrents of Musical Influence

by Simon Philo Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 06, 2014)

In The British Invasion, Simon Philo illustrates how this remarkable event in cultural history disrupted and even reversed pop culture’s default flow of influence, goods, and ideas—orchestrating a dramatic...


Patti Smith: America's Punk Rock Rhapsodist

by Eric Wendell Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 06, 2014)

In Patti Smith: America’s Punk Rock Rhapsodist, musician and historian Eric Wendell delves into the volatile mix of religious upbringing and musical and literary influences that gave shape to Smith’s lyrics,...


The Clash: The Only Band That Mattered

by Sean Egan Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 06, 2014)

In The Clash: The Only Band That Matters, respected music critic Sean Egan examines The Clash’s career and art through the prism of the uniquely interesting and fractious UK politics of the Seventies and Eighties,...


The Way of Music: Aural Training for the Internet Generation

by Robin Maconie Scarecrow Press (December 13, 2006)

The Way of Music builds on the author's earlier work, The Second Sense: Language, Music and Hearing, and is a study guide in attention training, listening skills, and music appreciation for students, teachers...


The Meat Puppets and the Lyrics of Curt Kirkwood from Meat Puppets II to No Joke!

by Matthew Smith-Lahrman Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 30, 2014)

In The Meat Puppets and the Lyrics of Curt Kirkwood from Meat Puppets II to No Joke!, Matthew Smith-Lahrman interprets the words of Curt Kirkwood, founding member and songwriter of the Meat Puppets, a pioneering...


Looking and Listening: Conversations between Modern Art and Music

by Brenda Lynne Leach Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 13, 2014)

This book invites the art and music lover to place these two realms of creative endeavor in conversation with one another. In Looking and Listening, conductor and art connoisseur Brenda Leach explores unique...


Hip Hop and Social Change in Africa: Ni Wakati

by Mickie Mwanzia Koster, Msia Kibona Clark, Sheba Lo & Rico Chapman et al. Lexington Books (October 30, 2014)

This book explores the role of hip hop in grassroots changes occurring today in Africa. It argues that artists use hip hop to confront social structures and reveals the complexity and dynamic nature of African...


Let's Go Crazy

by Alan Light Atria Books (December 09, 2014)

Alan Light, former writer for Rolling Stone, editor-in-chief of Vibe and Spin magazines, and author of The Holy or the Broken, “gets inside Prince’s mind palace in Let’s Go Crazy—a history of the making...


Live at the Commodore: The Story of Vancouver's Historic Commodore Ballroom

by Aaron Chapman Arsenal Pulp Press (March 16, 2015)

The untold story of a rock’n’roll landmark in Vancouver that has hosted a who’s who of music greats.


Experiencing Leonard Bernstein: A Listener's Companion

by Kenneth LaFave Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 30, 2014)

In this book, Kenneth LaFave guides readers past Bernstein’s famously tortured personal problems and into the clarity and balance of his Serenade after Plato’s Symposium for Violin and Orchestra, the intense...


The Black Horn: The Story of Classical French Hornist Robert Lee Watt

by Robert Lee Watt Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 30, 2014)

Today, the number of African Americans who hold chairs in major American symphony orchestras are few and far between, and Watt is the first in many years to write about this uniquely exhilarating—and at times...


The Instrumental Music Director's Guide to Comprehensive Program Development

by Michael J. Pagliaro Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 20, 2014)

The Instrumental Music Director’s Guide to Comprehensive Program Development offers an approach to the procedures associated with teaching instrumental music and administering the program. An in-depth discussion...


Oboe Unbound: Contemporary Techniques

by Libby Van Cleve Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 16, 2014)

In Oboe Unbound: Contemporary Techniques, Libby Van Cleve opens up the tradition-bound assumptions of the instrument’s capabilities. She discusses:

  • standard technique;
  • multiphonics, microtones, altered timbres;...


So You Want to Sing Rock 'n' Roll: A Guide for Professionals

by Matthew Edwards Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 16, 2014)

This book gives readers a comprehensive guide to voice science, vocal health, audio technology, technical approaches, and stylistic parameters for various rock subgenres. Author Matthew Edwards provides easy-to-understand...


Bon Jovi

by Bon Jovi HarperCollins e-books (May 10, 2011)

The first-ever official Bon Jovi book celebrates the band’s 25th anniversary with previously untold stories straight from Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora, David Bryan, and Tico Torres, and never-before-seen photographs...


The Light in the Piazza

by Craig Lucas & Adam Guettel Theatre Communications Group (October 01, 2014)

A bittersweet new Broadway musical by Craig Lucas and Adam Guettel.


Appalachian Dulcimer Traditions

by Ralph Lee Smith Scarecrow Press (March 19, 2010)

This book describes the recovery of the Appalachian dulcimer's lost history, tracing the dulcimer's roots in a German instrument, the scheitholt; describing the early history of the scheitholt and the dulcimer...


Maggie's Boy

by Beryl Kingston Bloomsbury Publishing (November 21, 2013)

When Alison marries Rigby Toan she cannot believe her luck. Rigg is the perfect husband Â? loving, ambitious and attractive Â? and everybody envies them their happiness.

But when the recession takes hold Rigg's...


Nick Drake

by Patrick Humphries Bloomsbury Publishing (December 17, 2012)

Nick Drake was barely 26 years old when he died in 1974. The British singer-songwriter made only three albums during his short life time: "Five Leaves Left", "Bryter Layer" and "Pink Moon". All are now recognized...


Hutch

by Charlotte Breese Bloomsbury Publishing (January 16, 2012)

Born in Grenada in 1900, Leslie Hutchinson went to America in 1916 to study medicine, but soon escaped to Harlem where he witnessed the birth of "stride" jazz piano. Moving to France in 1923, he became the protege...


Nico, Songs They Never Play on the Radio

by James Young Bloomsbury Publishing (May 18, 2013)

The story of Nico, former model, film actress, singer with the Velvet Underground and darling of Andy Warhol's factory.;In 1982 Nico was living in Manchester, alone and interested only in feeding her heroin...


Britten's Century

by Mark Bostridge & Nicholas Kenyon Bloomsbury Publishing (June 20, 2013)

Britten's Century considers various aspects of Britten's life and work. The book is written by biographers, performers and music critics. Here is a wealth of subject matter - Britten's operatic output, his orchestral...


Anger Is an Energy

by John Lydon Dey Street Books (April 28, 2015)

From the legendary frontman of the Sex Pistols, comes the complete, unvarnished story of his life in his own words.

John Lydon is an icon—one of the most recognizable and influential cultural figures of the...


Dylan Goes Electric!

by Elijah Wald Dey Street Books (July 14, 2015)

One of the music world’s pre-eminent critics takes a fresh and much-needed look at the day Dylan “went electric” at the Newport Folk Festival, timed to coincide with the event’s fiftieth anniversary....


Paul Simon: An American Tune

by Cornel Bonca Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 10, 2014)

In Paul Simon: An American Tune, Cornel Bonca considers Simon’s vast trove of songs in the biographical and cultural context in which he wrote them: from the pop cultural revolution of the 1960s which Simon...


The Jesus and Mary Chain

by Zoe Howe St. Martin's Press (November 11, 2014)

Musically, culturally and even in terms of sheer attitude, the Jesus and Mary Chain stand alone. Their seminal debut album Psychocandy changed the course of popular music, and their iconic blend of psychotic...


Gil Scott-Heron: Pieces of a Man

by Marcus Baram St. Martin's Press (November 11, 2014)

Best known for his 1970 polemic "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised," Gil Scott-Heron was a musical icon who defied characterization. He tantalized audiences with his charismatic stage presence, and his biting,...


Intonations: A Social History of Music and Nation in Luanda, Angola, from 1945 to Recent Times

by Marissa J. Moorman Ohio University Press (October 15, 2008)

Intonations tells the story of how Angola's urban residents in the late colonial period (roughly 1945-74) used music to talk back to their colonial oppressors and, more importantly, to define what it meant to...


John Arpin: Keyboard Virtuoso

by Robert Popple Dundurn (April 20, 2009)

Born and raised in Port McNicoll, John Arpin is today regarded as one of Canada's finest keyboard virtuosos, performing at concert halls around the world. This authorized biography is based on extensive research...


Funk

by Rickey Vincent & George Clinton St. Martin's Press (November 04, 2014)

Funk: It's the only musical genre ever to have transformed the nation into a throbbing army of bell-bottomed, hoop-earringed, rainbow-Afro'd warriors on the dance floor. Its rhythms and lyrics turned bleak urban...


Experiencing Rush: A Listener's Companion

by Durrell Bowman Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 01, 2014)

In Experiencing Rush: A Listener’s Companion, music scholar Durrell Bowman guides readers through Rush’s long career, explaining through the artful combination of biography, history, and musical exegesis...


Not Dead & Not for Sale

by Scott Weiland & David Ritz Scribner (May 17, 2011)

In the early 1990s, Stone Temple Pilots—not U2, not Nirvana, not Pearl Jam— was the hottest band in the world. STP toppled such mega-bands as Aerosmith and Guns N’ Roses on MTV and the Billboard charts....


The Music and Literacy Connection

by Dee Hansen, Elaine Bernstorf & Gayle M. Stuber Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 24, 2014)

The second edition of The Music and Literacy Connection expands our understanding of the links between reading and music by examining those skills and learning processes that are directly parallel for music...


American Hardcore: A Tribal History

by Steven Blush & George Petros Feral House (October 19, 2010)

The iconic, best-selling punk history receives over 125 new images and thirty new interviews.


Lords of Chaos: The Bloody Rise of the Satanic Metal Underground New Edition

Eye Mind: The Saga of Roky Erickson and The 13th Floor Elevators, The Pioneers of Psychedelic Sound

by Paul Drummond & Julian Cope Process (October 01, 2007)

The wild, untold story of the 13th Floor Elevators, led by the notorious Roky Erickson.


After the Silents: Hollywood Film Music in the Early Sound Era, 1926-1934

by Michael Slowik Columbia University Press (October 07, 2014)

Many believe Max Steiner’s score for King Kong (1933) was the first important attempt at integrating background music into sound film, but a closer look at the industry’s early sound era (1926–1934) reveals...


The Beatles Lyrics: The Stories Behind the Music, Including the Handwritten Drafts of More Than 100 Classic Beatles Songs

by Hunter Davies Little, Brown and Company (September 30, 2014)

The definitive book of Beatles songs, shown as first written by their own hands and put into authoritative context, for the 50th anniversary of the Beatles coming to America.

For the Beatles, writing songs was...


On Highway 61: Music, Race, and the Evolution of Cultural Freedom

by Dennis Mcnally Counterpoint (September 22, 2014)

On Highway 61 explores the historical context of the significant social dissent that was central to the cultural genesis of the sixties. The book is going to search for the deeper roots of American cultural...


Melody, Harmony, Tonality: A Book for Connoisseurs and Amateurs

by E. Eugene Helm Scarecrow Press (December 06, 2012)

The full range of Western music is explored through 21 concise chapters on such topics as melody, harmony, counterpoint, texture, melody types, improvisation, music notation, free imitation, canon and fugue,...


Hip Hop's Inheritance: From the Harlem Renaissance to the Hip Hop Feminist Movement

by Reiland Rabaka Lexington Books (March 31, 2011)

Hip Hop's Inheritance arguably offers the first book-length treatment of what hip hop culture has, literally, 'inherited' from the Harlem Renaissance, the Black Arts movement, the Feminist Art movement, and...


Theory and Method in Historical Ethnomusicology

by David G. Hebert, Jonathan McCollum, Ann E. Lucas & Judah M. Cohen et al. Lexington Books (September 11, 2014)

Theory and Method in Historical Ethnomusicology demonstrates various ways that new approaches to historiography––and the related application of new technologies––impact the work of ethnomusicologists...


Carl Maria von Weber: Oberon and Cosmopolitanism in the Early German Romantic

by Joseph E. Morgan Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 11, 2014)

In Carl Maria von Weber: Oberon and the Cosmopolitanism in the Early German Romantic, Joseph E. Morgan tracks the development of Weber’s musical style across his career, within the cultural context of Germany’s...