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- University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 18.00
Every night, somewhere in the world, three or four musicians will climb on stage together. Whether the gig is at a jazz club, a bar, or a bar mitzvah, the performance never begins with a note, but with a question. The trumpet player might turn to the bassist and ask, ?Do you know ?Body and Soul????and from there the subtle craft of playing the... more...
- F+W Media 2011; US$ 19.99
1000 Songs That Rock Your World is the ultimate visual guide to the best rock music ever produced. From Abba to ZZ Top, it's not simply the ideal playlist, it's a one-stop catalog of a half-century of Rock 'n' Roll. Showcasing songs by nearly 500 artists in all rock genres, 1000 Songs That Rock Your World goes behind the scenes to uncover the fascinating... more...
- Hardie Grant Books 2007; US$ 19.95
When RocKwiz, the hugely popular SBS TV rock trivia show, look for questions, there is one resource they continually turn to Toby Creswell's 1001 Songs. The stories behind the great songs of all time from Gershwin to Missy Elliott, from Bob Dylan to Alicia Keys, Sinatra to Offsping, Leonard Cohen to Pulp are all in there. RocKwiz 1001 Songs tells... more...
- University of California Press 2009; US$ 24.95
In a tour de force of lyrical theory, Joshua Clover boldly reimagines how we understand both pop music and its social context in a vibrant exploration of a year famously described as "the end of history." Amid the historic overturnings of 1989, including the fall of the Berlin Wall, pop music also experienced striking changes. Vividly conjuring cultural... more...
- Random House 2012; US$ 15.50
In 1963, in a south London hotel, Andrew Loog Oldham discovered an unknown rhythm and blues band called the Rolling Stones and became their manager and producer; by 1967 they had achieved worldwide celebrity, been arrested in a notorious drugs raid and split with the manager that made them. 2Stoned is the remarkable record of these years, when Oldham's... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2007; US$ 11.27
'I decided that I wanted to write a little book of essays about songs I loved ... Songs are what I listen to, almost to the exclusion of everything else.' In his first non-fiction work since Fever Pitch, Nick Hornby writes about 31 songs that either have some great significance in his life - or are just songs that he loves. He discusses, among other... more...
- Saddleback Educational Publishing 2013; US$ 14.95
There's no doubt about it, today's students listen to an average of 2.5 hours of music every day. Guess what they are listening to? Hip-hop is mainstream, continually topping Billboard's Hot 100 charts. These hi-lo biographies engage striving readers from the very beginning with blinged-out covers, stunning four-color photographs, modern and graphic... more...
- Cherry Red Books 2012; US$ 16.99
Following on from his successful trilogy of books about the UK's underground punk scene of the Eighties, Ian Glasper's 'Armed With Anger: How UK Punk Survived The Nineties' is the fourth and final book in this well-received, critically-acclaimed series, this time focusing on the much-maligned period of the Nineties. Thought by many to be an absolute... more...
- McGraw-Hill Education 2007; US$ 42.00
Examines the tribute and cover band phenomenon and its place within the global popular music industry. This book also looks at music industry attitudes towards imitation, including copyright issues and the use of multimedia performance techniques to deliver the 'authentic' tribute experience. more...