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- Crown Publishing Group 2007; US$ 14.95
In Higher Ground , one of our most insightful music writers brilliantly reinterprets the lives of three pop geniuses and the soul revolution they launched. Soul music is one of America's greatest cultural achievements, and Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, and Curtis Mayfield are three of its most inspired practitioners. In midcentury America it was... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 28.50
Queen is the landmark biography of the brief, intensely lived life and soulful music of the great Dinah Washington. A gospel star at fifteen, she was discovered by jazz great Lionel Hampton at eighteen, and for the rest of her life was on the road, playing clubs, or singing in the studio--making music one way or another. Dinah's tart and heartfelt... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.95
Frédéric Chopin?s reputation as one of the Great Romantics endures, but as Benita Eisler reveals in her elegant and elegiac biography, the man was more complicated than his iconic image. A classicist, conservative, and dandy who relished his conquest of Parisian society, the Polish émigré was for a while blessed with genius, acclaim, and the love... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2007; US$ 19.99
The complete history of one of the most long-lived and legendary bands in rock history, written by its official historian and publicist?a must-have chronicle for all Dead Heads, and for students of rock and the 1960s? counterculture. From 1965 to 1995, the Grateful Dead flourished as one of the most beloved, unusual, and accomplished musical entities... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 22.00
Packed with revelations, this is the first complete account of a career built on raw talent, sheer willpower--and criminal connections. Anthony Summers--bestselling author of Goddess: The Secret Lives of Marilyn Monroe --and Robbyn Swan unveil stunning new information about Sinatra?s links to the Mafia, his crowded love life and his tangled relationships... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2008; US$ 22.95
A no-holds-barred memoir from the primary architect of hip hop and one of the culture's most revered music icons?both the tale of his life and legacy and a testament to dogged determination. Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five fomented the musical revolution known as hip hop. Theirs was a groundbreaking union between one DJ and five rapping MCs.... more...
- Penguin Group US 2006; US$ 16.00
Hank Williams, the quintessential country music singer and songwriter, lived a life as lonesome, desolate, and filled with sorrow as his timeless songs. From Williams's dirt- poor beginnings as a sickly child to his emergence as a star of the Grand Ole Opry, Lovesick Blues is the definitive biography of the man and his music. more...
- The Floating Press 2008; US$ 6.99
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827) is one of the most famous and influential classical musicians of all time. He was particularly instrumental in the transition from the Classic to the Romantic. He was born in Germany but lived from his early twenties in Vienna. There he studied under Haydn and became recognized for his prodigious talents. Though Beethoven... more...
- The Floating Press 1904; US$ 6.95
The following book consists of brief biographical commentaries about Beethoven, each followed by sections of quotations attributed to the muse. In these quotes, Beethoven demonstrates his intense preoccupation (or obsession) with thinking artistically and intelligently, and with helping to alleviate man's suffering by providing man with musical... more...