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    A Season of Singing: Creating Feminist Jewish Music in the United States by Sarah M. Ross    David Braham: The American Offenbach by John Franceschina    Florence Foster Jenkins: The Life of the World's Worst Opera Singer by Darryl W. Bullock    Falling Up: The Days and Nights of Carlisle Floyd, The Authorized Biography by Thomas Holliday    Maurice Durufl by James E. Frazier    A Stray Cat Struts: My Life as a Rockabilly Rebel by Slim Jim Phantom    Confessions of a Marijuana Eater: A Songwriter's Memoir by Bobby Gosh    Sick On You: The Disastrous Story of The Hollywood Brats, the Greatest Band You've Never Heard Of by Andrew Matheson    Summary of Bare Bones: by Bobby Bones | Includes Analysis by . Instaread    A Cole Porter Companion by Don M. Randel    Never Say No To A Rock Star: In the Studio with Dylan, Sinatra, Jagger and More... by Glenn Berger    Giacomo Puccini and His World by Arman Schwartz    Singing In My Own Key: A Vocalist's Triumph Over Stroke by Valerie L. Giglio    83 Minutes: The Doctor, the Damage, and the Shocking Death of Michael Jackson by Matt Richards    Kanye West Owes Me $300: And Other True Stories from a White Rapper Who Almost Made It Big by Jensen Karp    Summary of It's a Long Story: by Willie Nelson | Includes Analysis by Instaread Summaries    Fleetwood Mac on Fleetwood Mac: Interviews and Encounters by Sean Egan    Sweet Dreams and Flying Machines: The Life and Music of James Taylor by Mark Ribowsky    Together Through Life: A Personal Journey with the Music of Bob Dylan by Chris Morris    With My Eyes Wide Open: Miracles and Mistakes on My Way Back to KoRn by Brian "Head" Welch    Foggy Mountain Troubadour: The Life and Music of Curly Seckler by Penny Parsons    My Life with Wagner: Fairies, Rings, and Redemption: Exploring Opera's Most Enigmatic Composer by Christian Thielemann    Stick It! My Life of Sex, Drums, and Rock 'n' Roll by Carmine Appice & Ian Gittins & Rod Stewart    Porcelain: A Memoir by Moby    Prince: A Thief in the Temple by Brian Morton    Bobby Rydell: Teen Idol On The Rocks: A Tale of Second Chances by Bobby Rydell & Allan Slutsky    It's All About Him: Finding the Love of My Life by Denise Jackson & Ellen Vaughn    Palaces of Memory by Diane Thome    Introducing Wagner: A Graphic Guide by Michael White & Kevin Scott    It's a Long Story by Willie Nelson | Summary & Analysis: My Life by Instaread    The Sun & The Moon & The Rolling Stones by Rich Cohen    Tom Jones: An Extraordinary Life by Gwen Russell    Queen Unseen: My Life with the Greatest Rock Band of the 20th Century by Peter Hince    Damon Albarn: Blur, Gorillaz and Other Fables by Martin Roach & David Nolan    Dave Grohl: Times Like His by Martin James    Cobain on Cobain: Interviews and Encounters by Nick Soulsby    You Me At Six: Never Hold an Underdog Down by Neil Daniels    Jake Bugg: The Biography by David Nolan    Still Grazing: The Musical Journey of Hugh Masekela by Hugh Masikela    Dean Dixon: Negro at Home, Maestro Abroad by Rufus Jones Jr.    American Luthier: Carleen Hutchins-the Art and Science of the Violin by Quincy Whitney    Old Records Never Die: One Man's Quest for His Vinyl and His Past by Eric Spitznagel    Delta Lady by Rita Coolidge & Michael Walker    Kill 'Em and Leave: Searching for James Brown and the American Soul by James McBride    The Grand Tour: The Life and Music of George Jones by Rich Kienzle    Words of Our Mouth, Meditations of Our Heart: Pioneering Musicians of Ska, Rocksteady, Reggae, and Dancehall by Kenneth Bilby    JOYRIDE: A Beginning In Every End by Frank Hart    Angel with Drumsticks: The rock that shook the foundations of the Vatican by Pamela King    Mac Wiseman: All My Memories Fit For Print by Walt Trott    Living Like a Runaway: A Memoir by Lita Ford

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American Luthier: Carleen Hutchins-the Art and Science of the Violin

American Luthier: Carleen Hutchins-the Art and Science of the Violin by Quincy WhitneyThe female pioneer who revolutionized violin acoustics and built the first violin octet
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Old Records Never Die: One Man's Quest for His Vinyl and His Past

Old Records Never Die: One Man's Quest for His Vinyl and His Past by Eric SpitznagelForeword by Wilco's Jeff Tweedy

"Memories are far more indelible when married to the physical world, and Spitznagel proves the point in this vivid book. We love vinyl records because they combine the tactile, the visual, the seeable effects of age and care and carelessless. When he searches for the records he lost and sold, Spitznagel is trying to return to a tangible past, and he details that process with great sensitivity and impact."
??"Dave Eggers, author of The Circle

High Fidelity meets Killing Yourself to Live in this memoir of one man's search for his lost record collection. As he finds...

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Delta Lady

Delta Lady by Rita Coolidge & Michael Walker

The two-time Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter bares her heart and soul in this intimate memoir, a story of music, stardom, love, family, heritage, and resilience.

She inspired songs??"Leon Russell wrote “A Song for You” and “Delta Lady” for her, Stephen Stills wrote “Cherokee.” She co-wrote songs??"“Superstar” and the piano coda to “Layla,” uncredited. She sang backup for Eric Clapton, Joe Cocker, and Stills, before finding fame as a solo artist with such hits as “We're All Alone” and “(Your Love Has Lifted Me) Higher and Higher.” Following her story from...

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Kill 'Em and Leave: Searching for James Brown and the American Soul

Kill 'Em and Leave: Searching for James Brown and the American Soul by James McBrideNational Book Award winner James McBride goes in search of the “real” James Brown after receiving a tip that promises to uncover the man behind the myth. His surprising journey illuminates not only our understanding of this immensely troubled, misunderstood, and complicated soul genius but the ways in which our cultural heritage has been shaped by Brown??s legacy.

Kill ??Em and Leave is more than a book about James Brown. Brown??s rough-and-tumble life, through McBride??s lens, is an unsettling metaphor for American life: the tension between North and South, black and white, rich and poor....

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The Grand Tour: The Life and Music of George Jones

The Grand Tour: The Life and Music of George Jones by Rich Kienzle

In the vein of the classic Johnny Cash: The Life, this groundbreaking work explores the wild life and extraordinary musical career of “the definitive country singer of the last half century” (New York Times), who influenced, among others, Bob Dylan, Buck Owens, Emmylou Harris, John Fogerty, George Strait, Alan Jackson, and Garth Brooks.

In a masterful biography laden with new revelations, veteran country music journalist/historian Rich Kienzle offers a definitive, full-bodied portrait of legendary country singer George Jones and the music that remains his legacy. Kienzle meticulously sifted...

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Words of Our Mouth, Meditations of Our Heart: Pioneering Musicians of Ska, Rocksteady, Reggae, and Dancehall

Words of Our Mouth, Meditations of Our Heart: Pioneering Musicians of Ska, Rocksteady, Reggae, and Dancehall by Kenneth BilbyCelebrating the legendary studio musicians of Jamaican popular music through personal photographs and interviews
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JOYRIDE: A Beginning In Every End

JOYRIDE: A Beginning In Every End by Frank Hart

There are a lot of reasons why you might read a book. Maybe you want to be entertained, maybe you want to be inspired, maybe you want to peek into the secret closets and junk drawers of an almost famous, almost rockstar's psychology. This is the story of a Midwestern son of a coal miner who couldn??t decide between a pulpit and an electric guitar. At a young age, he saw God while looking up at the stars in his backyard and never looked back. Years later, his band, Atomic Opera, tasted success after signing with a major record label, poised to become the next great rock band. What is a person...

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Angel with Drumsticks: The rock that shook the foundations of the Vatican

Angel with Drumsticks: The rock that shook the foundations of the Vatican by Pamela King

This is the story as it was told to the author by Angelo Ferrari, drummer, singer and founder of the Italian Beat rock group Angel and the Brains.

After recounting how the band was formed and its music ambitions, it continues to tell the true story about the aftermath of La Messa Dei Giovani (La Messa).

La Messa was conceived to fulfil the desires of the Vatican II to make the Catholic Church more appealing to young people but, because of resulting bitter and vicious arguments within the church and the media, the Vatican took a course of action that was inconsiderate, hurtful and cold hearted....

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Mac Wiseman: All My Memories Fit For Print

Mac Wiseman: All My Memories Fit For Print by Walt TrottDespite hardship, Mac Wiseman succeeded on the international music scene, thanks to strong, heartfelt tenor vocals, intricate pickin' style and easygoing manner, attaining chart hits "Ballad of Davy Crockett," "Jimmy Brown The Newsboy" and "Your Best Friend And Me," while also recording in tandem with diverse artists Bill Monroe, Molly O'Day, Flatt & Scruggs, Woody Herman, John Prine, Charlie Daniels, April Verch, Doc Watson, Del McCoury and Bootsy Collins. He was the first artist to serve as A&R chief for a major label, producing such acts as Reno & Smiley, Bonnie Guitar, Cowboy Copas and Jimmy...
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Living Like a Runaway: A Memoir

Living Like a Runaway: A Memoir by Lita Ford

In this long-awaited, emotionally powerful memoir, “HEAVY METAL??S LEADING FEMALE ROCKER” (Rolling Stone) opens up about the ??70s and ??80s music scene and her trailblazing life as the lead guitarist of the “pioneering band” (New York Times) the Runaways and her platinum-selling, Grammy-nominated solo career. Hailed as “the mother of all metal” (Los Angeles Times) and “one of the greatest female electric guitar players to ever pick up the instrument” (Elle), Lita Ford bares her soul in Living Like a Runaway.

Lita Ford17 Feb 2016$15.99

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My Broken Pieces: Mending the Wounds From Sexual Abuse Through Faith, Family and Love

My Broken Pieces: Mending the Wounds From Sexual Abuse Through Faith, Family and Love by Rosie RiveraThe sister of “La Diva de la Banda”??"legendary Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera??"opens up for the first time about Jenni??s untimely death and her own triumph over abuse and addiction.

Growing up as the youngest Rivera, Rosie was surrounded by unconditional love, support, and affection. There was nothing that her family wouldn??t do for her, especially her sister Jenni, who was the most important thing in the world to Rosie. With her strong will and a solid foundation, Rosie was set to conquer the world.

Yet life would take a drastic turn when Rivera was scarred by sexual abuse within...

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Sweet Dreams Are Made of This: A Life In Music

Sweet Dreams Are Made of This: A Life In Music by Dave Stewart

A no-holds-barred look into the remarkable life and career of the prolific musician, songwriter, and producer behind Eurythmics and dozens of pop hits.

Dave Stewart??s life has been a wild ride??"one filled with music, constant reinvention, and the never-ending drive to create. Growing up in industrial northern England, he left home for the gritty London streets of the seventies, where he began collaborating and performing with various musicians, including a young waitress named Annie Lennox.

The chemistry between Stewart and Lennox was undeniable, and an intense romance developed. While their...

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Liar: A Memoir

Liar: A Memoir by Rob Roberge

An intense memoir about mental illness, memory and storytelling, from an acclaimed novelist.

When Rob Roberge learns that he's likely to have developed a progressive memory-eroding disease from years of hard living and frequent concussions, he is terrified by the prospect of becoming a walking shadow. In a desperate attempt to preserve his identity, he sets out to (somewhat faithfully) record the most formative moments of his life??"ranging from the brutal murder of his childhood girlfriend, to a diagnosis of rapid-cycling bipolar disorder, to opening for famed indie band Yo La Tengo at The Fillmore...

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What Happened, Miss Simone? A Biography

What Happened, Miss Simone? A Biography by Alan Light

Inspired by the critically acclaimed Netflix documentary What Happened, Miss Simone?, an intimate and vivid look at the legendary life of Nina Simone, the classically trained pianist who evolved into a chart-topping chanteuse and committed civil rights activist.

From music journalist and former Spin and Vibe editor-in-chief Alan Light comes a biography of incandescent soul singer and Black Power icon Nina Simone, one of the most influential, provocative, and least understood artists of our time. Drawn from a trove of rare archival footage, audio recordings and interviews (including Simone's...

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Loving Amy: A Mother's Story

Loving Amy: A Mother's Story by Janis Winehouse

“Amy was one of those rare people who made an impact . . . She was a bundle of emotions, at times adorable and at times unbearable. . . . Amy??s passing did not follow a clear line. It was jumbled, and her life was unfinished??"not life??s natural order at all. She left no answers, only questions, and in the years since her death I??ve found myself trying to make sense of the frayed ends of her extraordinary existence.”

Arguably the most gifted artist of her generation, Amy Winehouse died tragically young, aged just twenty-seven. With a worldwide fan base and millions of record sales to her...

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Harry T. Burleigh: From the Spiritual to the Harlem Renaissance

Harry T. Burleigh: From the Spiritual to the Harlem Renaissance by Jean E. SnyderReclaiming the unique life and soaring art of an essential American composer
Jean E. Snyder10 Feb 2016$31.45

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Really the Blues

Really the Blues by Mezz Mezzrow & Bernard WolfeMezz Mezzrow was a boy from Chicago who learned to play the sax in reform school and pursued a life in music and a life of crime. He moved from Chicago to New Orleans to New York, working in brothels and bars, bootlegging, dealing drugs, getting hooked, doing time, producing records, and playing with the greats, among them Louis Armstrong, Bix Beiderbecke, and Fats Waller. Really the Blues, the jive-talking memoir that Mezzrow wrote at the insistence of, and with the help of, the novelist Bernard Wolfe, is the story of an unusual and unusually American life, and a portrait of a man who moved...
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The Road Beneath My Feet

The Road Beneath My Feet by Frank Turner
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Kent Finlay, Dreamer: The Musical Legacy behind Cheatham Street Warehouse

Kent Finlay, Dreamer: The Musical Legacy behind Cheatham Street Warehouse by Brian T. Atkinson & Jenni FinlayThough not a household name for the general public, Kent Finlay (1938??"2015) was one of the world??s best-known and best-loved promoters, mentors, and gurus of Texas music. In 1974, he founded the Cheatham Street Warehouse in San Marcos as a venue for live music and an incubator for young talent. In 1977, he drove to Nashville and took with him a young, unknown singer named George Strait. On that trip, Strait recorded a demo that laid the initial foundation of his sensational career. Finlay??s friends and fans also include such Texas music fixtures as Todd Snider, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Jack Ingram,...
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Orbit: The Sixties

Orbit: The Sixties by Lewis Helfand

In the 1960s, millions of young men and women were searching for a way to express their deepest desires and fears. And they found that in rock and roll as a host of musicians armed with nothing more than poetic lyrics and electric guitar riffs became the voice of a generation.

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