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  • No Regretsby Carolyn Burke

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 27.95

    The iconic French singer comes to life in this enthralling, definitive biography, which captures Edith Piaf?s immense charisma along with the time and place that gave rise to her unprecedented international career. Raised by turns in a brothel, a circus caravan, and a working-class Paris neighborhood, Piaf began singing on the city?s streets, where... more...

  • Not Fade Awayby John Gribbin

    Icon Books 2012; US$ 11.65

    Science writer John Gribbin?s popular biography of Buddy Holly ? his first ever non-science title ? originally published on the 50th anniversary of Holly?s tragic death. Buddy Holly was killed at 22 when the plane he was travelling in crashed on 3 February 1959.  Although this was less than two years after Holly?s first hit record, Don McLean described... more...

  • Judy Garlandby Anne Edwards

    Taylor Trade Publishing 2013; US$ 9.99

    Edwards?s biography presents a complete picture of the late actress?and not just the boozing, drug-addicted caricature of a woman central to lesser biographies. We learn, for example, that Garland saw it as her duty to provide for her family financially, a generosity that her mother Ethel exploited with disastrous results. Above all Judy Garland... more...

  • 98% Funky Stuffby Maceo Parker

    Chicago Review Press 2013; US$ 19.99

    Maceo Parker?s signature style became the lynchpin of James Brown's band when he and his brother Melvin joined the Hardest Working Man in Show Business in 1964. That style helped define Brown?s brand of funk, and the phrase ?Maceo, I want you to blow!?  became part of the lexicon of black music. He took time off from James Brown to play with George... more...

  • Pig Cityby Andrew Stafford

    University of Queensland Press 2014; US$ 11.99

    From cult heroes the Saints and the Go-Betweens to national icons Powderfinger and international stars Savage Garden, Brisbane has produced more than its share of great bands. But behind the music lay a ghost city of malice and corruption. Pressed under the thumb of the Bjelke-Petersen government and its toughest enforcers?the police?Brisbane?s musicians,... more...

  • World Musicby Terry E. Miller; Andrew Shahriari

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 74.95

    Authors Terry E. Miller and Andrew Shahriari take students around the world to experience the diversity of musical expression. World Music: A Global Journey , now in its third edition, is known for its breadth in surveying the world?s major cultures in a systematic study of world music within a strong pedagogical framework. As one prepares for... more...

  • All Shook Upby Glenn C. Altschuler

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 19.99

    The birth of rock 'n roll ignited a firestorm of controversy--one critic called it "musical riots put to a switchblade beat"--but if it generated much sound and fury, what, if anything, did it signify?. As Glenn Altschuler reveals in All Shook Up, the rise of rock 'n roll--and the outraged reception to it--in fact can tell us a lot... more...

  • Kylie: Nakedby Jenny Stanley-Clarke

    Andrews UK 2011; US$ 6.49

    Kylie Naked is the bestselling biography of Kylie Minogue. First published in 2002 to coincide with her massive Fever arena tour of the UK and Europe, the book was the first to tell the story of her well publicised relationships with Michael Hutchence, Jason Donovan and James Gooding. From Neighbours to Stock Aitken and Waterman to her disco revival... more...

  • Scenes, Songs & Solosby Steve Slagle

    Schaffner Press, Inc. 2011; US$ 9.99

    Aimed at musicians searching for the next level in their ability to compose and improvise, this handy reference draws on the author?s own published music as well as accessible standards. Educational text is interspersed with personal experiences playing alongside legends such as "Machito" and his Latin Jazz Orchestra, Lionel Hampton's Big Band, trombonist... more...

  • Aesthetics of Musicby Stephen Downes

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 150.00

    Aesthetics of Music: Musicological Approaches is an anthology of fourteen essays, each addressing a single key concept or pair of terms in the aesthetics of music, collectively serving as an authoritative work on musical aesthetics that remains as close to 'the music' as possible. Each essay includes musical examples from works in the 18 th , 19... more...