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  • We'll Be Here For the Rest of Our Livesby Paul Shaffer; David Ritz

    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...

  • Before the Legendby Christopher Farley

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 7.99

    Bob Marley was a reggae superstar, a musical prophet who brought the sound of the Third World to the entire globe. Before the Legend: The Rise of Bob Marley goes beyond the myth of Marley to bring you the private side of a man few people ever really knew. Drawing from original interviews with the people closest to Marleyincluding his widow, Rita,... more...

  • The Facts of Lifeby Willie Nelson; Larry McMurtry

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.00

    If you had to give America a voice, it?s been said more than once, that voice would be Willie Nelson?s. For more than fifty years, he?s taken the stuff of his life-the good and the bad-and made from it a body of work that has become a permanent part of our musical heritage and kept us company through the good and the bad of our own lives. Long before... more...

  • Mr. Sby George Jacobs; William Stadiem

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.24

    " Mr. S: My Life with Frank Sinatra , by former valet-aide George Jacobs with an oh-so-able assist by William Stadiem, has at least five quotable and shocking remarks about the famous on every page. The fifteen years Jacobs toiled for Frank produces a classic of its genre -- a gold-star gossip-lover's dream.... "The rest is showbiz history as it... more...

  • Song for my Fathersby Tom Sancton

    Other Press 2010; US$ 14.95

    Song for My Fathers is the story of a young white boy driven by a consuming passion to learn the music and ways of a group of aging black jazzmen in the twilight years of the segregation era. Contemporaries of Louis Armstrong, most of them had played in local obscurity until Preservation Hall launched a nationwide revival of interest in traditional... more...

  • The Long Trailby Ian Tyson

    Random House of Canada 2010; US$ 18.50

    A Canadian icon on his longstanding love of the West and his life in "one of the last true cowboy countries on either side of the border." "I live on a ranch about six miles east of the town of Longview and the old Cowboy Trail in the foothills of the Rockies. On a perfect day, like today, I can't imagine being anywhere else in the world. Of course,... more...

  • Revealing Jewelby Atz Lee Kilcher; Kenneth Calhoun; Cambria Jensen

    Atria Books 2008; US$ 15.00

    She has been called "one of the most richly idiomatic female pop singers of her generation" by Rolling Stone magazine. Translation: Jewel speaks to millions of fans of all ages through her award-winning music and bestselling poetry books. Now, get to know this supertalented performer for the down-to-earth, savvy, and unpretentious person she is... more...

  • Oby Omari Grandberry

    MTV Books 2008; US$ 12.95

    After skyrocketing to fame with their hit single "Uh Huh," B2K seemed to have it all. But barely two years later the four friends succumbed to a rift so deep that three of them stopped showing up for sold-out shows. Lead singer Omari Grandberry was left with the intimidating prospect of facing their fans alone. In this intimate memoir, Omarion chronicles... more...

  • Paul Bowlesby Virginia Spencer Carr

    Scribner 2004; US$ 35.00

    Paul Bowles, best known for his classic 1949 novel, The Sheltering Sky , is one of the most compelling yet elusive figures of twentieth-century American counterculture. In this definitive biography, Virginia Spencer Carr has captured Bowles in his many guises: gifted composer, expatriate novelist, and gay icon, to name only a few. Born in New York... more...

  • Lost Geniusby Kevin Bazzana

    McClelland & Stewart 2009; US$ 24.99

    The award-winning author of Wondrous Strange , the critically acclaimed biography of Glenn Gould, explores the bizarre, untold life of another brilliant and eccentric musician. The composer Arnold Schoenberg called him an ?utterly extraordinary? pianist of ?incredible originality and conviction,? yet today he is all but forgotten. Born in Budapest... more...