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- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.21
Country music has exploded across the U.S. and undergone a sweeping revolution, transforming the once ridiculed world of Nashville into an unlikely focal point of American pop culture. Bruce Feiler was granted unprecedented access to the private moments of the revolution. Here is the acclaimed report: a chronicle of the genre's biggest stars as they... 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...
- 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/Archetype 2007; US$ 22.00
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...
- Crown/Archetype 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...
- Crown/Archetype 2007; US$ 16.00
Follow the Sacred Journey to Create One of the Lasting Musical Masterpieces of Our Time Bob Marley is one of our most important and influential artists. Recorded in London after an assassination attempt on his life sent Marley into exile from Jamaica, Exodus is the most lasting testament to his social conscience. Named by Time magazine as ?Album... more...
- Crown/Archetype 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...
- Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.00
TO LOVE MUSIC IS TO LOVE VINCE GILL His pure tenor voice, amazing guitar playing, and superb songwriting skills have earned Vince Gill eleven Grammies and seventeen Country Music Association Awards--making him the biggest CMA winner of all time. But it's the man behind the music who inspires so much love and devotion from his fans and his peers. Humble,... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.95
Paul Shaffer?born and bred music junkie and longtime leader of David Letterman?s Late Show band?opens up in this candid, endearing, hilarious, and star-studded memoir. From playing seedy strip joints in Toronto, to being the first musical director of Saturday Night Live and helping to form the Blues Brothers, to being onstage every night with... more...