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- HarperCollins Canada 2010; US$ 13.99
In this deeply moving memoir, one of Canada?s most respected singer-songwriters traces his difficult, often tumultuous relationship with his father. From the time Dan Hill picked up a guitar at age 11, he tried to win the approval of Daniel Hill Sr., a man who has been called Canada?s father of human rights. But Hill Sr. set impossibly high standards... more...
- Equinox Publishing Ltd 2008; US$ 20.95
In this concise profile Keith Negus presents Bob Dylan primarily as musician, focusing on the qualities of his songs that have received little attention, such as melody, rhythm, instrumental texture, and his performing voice. He also explores the way Dylan's musical sensibility has been shaped by the blues and folk ballad traditions and highlights... more...
- Cooper Square Press 2002; US$ 24.99
Lavishly illustrated and cinematic in scope, Go Where You Wanna Go is told from the points of view of not only the group members, but also from those of their friends, musical collegues, business associates, critics, and fans. more...
- Scarecrow Press 2012; US$ 84.99
The Conscience of the Folk Revival: The Writings of Israel ?Izzy? Young collects Young?s writing, from his regular ?Frets and Frails? column for Sing Out! Magazine (1959-1969) to his commentaries on such contentious issues as copyright and commercialism. A key collection of primary sources on the American countercultural scene in New York... more...
- Institute of Southeast Asian Studies 2012; US$ 84.50
Zubir Said is best known as the composer of Majulah Singapura, the national anthem of Singapore; Semoga Bahagia, the Singapore school anthem; and Melayu Raya. Born into a humble and religious family in Sumatra where music was considered haram, at 21 he set out to seek his fortune in Singapore, attracted initially by the glittering lights and the availability... more...
- Michael O'Mara 2013; US$ 2.99
One of musical history's most successful and influential icons, Rihanna has sold more than 25 million albums and won numerous awards, including five GRAMMYs and two BRITS. At the same time she has become an object of fascination for celebrity magazines the world over thanks to her tumultuous personal life. This intimate biography follows her life story,... more...
- Michael O'Mara 2013; US$ 2.99
Today one of the most successful music stars in the world, Lady Gaga fast became a household name after the release of her first album, The Fame, in 2008. Now noted as much for her flamboyant dress sense and extravagant live performances as her undoubted musical ability, Lady Gaga fascinates fans and critics alike. A throwback to the glam rock entertainers... more...
- University of California Press 2013; US$ 29.95
Charles Mingus is among jazz?s greatest composers and perhaps its most talented bass player. He was blunt and outspoken about the place of jazz in music history and American culture, about which performers were the real thing (or not), and much more. These in-depth interviews, conducted several years before Mingus died, capture the composer?s spirit... more...