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- Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 34.99
From his first major success, the now-classic "The Man I Love" (1924) to his last great hit, "The Man That Got Away" (1954), Ira Gershwin wrote the words to some of America's most beloved standards.In Ira Gershwin: The Art of the Lyricist , Philip Furia illuminates the craft behind this remarkable achievement to reveal how Gershwin took the everyday... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2014; US$ 19.99
Outlaw Pete is a modern legend of a criminal who starts out in diapers and confronts the roughest edges of adulthood. It?s one of the most ambitious and original story songs Springsteen has written. When Bruce Springsteen was a little boy, he learned the story of Brave Cowboy Bill, about a pure-hearted little cowboy. It was the first of Bruce?s... more...
- Primento Digital Publishing 2015; US$ 2.99
Extrait : " À NAPOLÉON IER ? À mon ami le Docteur GOUPIL, membre de la Commune, Les Droits de l'Homme avaient tracé, Son nouvel orbite à la terre, Ton aventure militaire, La replongea dans le passé, Ton crime fut héréditaire, Et Décembre t'a dépassé, La Commune te mit par terre, Mais depuis on t'a ramassé!..." À PROPOS DES ÉDITIONS LIGARAN Les éditions... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 42.95
This book is the first rigourous and detailed exploration of exactly how blues singers used formulas to create songs, and it more than amply fills the gap in the the study of the blues, where the structure and content of the lyrics have been less fully explored than the musical form. Focusing on the songs recorded by African-American singers for... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 65.00
The seventh volume in Knopf?s critically acclaimed Complete Lyrics series, published in Johnny Mercer?s centennial year, contains the texts to more than 1,200 of his lyrics, several hundred of them published here for the first time. Johnny Mercer?s early songs became staples of the big band era and were regularly featured in the musicals of early... more...
- Scribner 2009; US$ 28.99
Now in paperback, the definitive anthology from a writer who ?set the standard for newspaper pop-music criticism? ( The Philadelphia Inquirer ), the New York Times ? first chief pop music critic and Rolling Stone contributor Robert Palmer. Robert Palmer?s extraordinary knowledge and boundless love of music were evident in all his writing. He was... more...
- Seven Stories Press 2011; US$ 24.95
With eight Grammy nominations and sales of over 4.5 million, Ani DiFranco is one of America?s most fiercely independent and beloved musicians, as well as an outspoken voice of conscience. For the first time, she releases a book of poetry and paintings, capturing her essential artistry that has helped define and invigorate a new generation. Ani DiFranco:... more...
- Hodder & Stoughton 2010; US$ 18.99
This book is an essential companion for any aspiring songwriter, and is ideal for those with no formal musical education. Covering every genre of popular contemporary music, from rock and pop to musical theatre and country/western, it tracks everything from what harnessing your creative potential to finding a hook and selling, performing and promoting... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2007; US$ 21.14
The complete collection of Nick Cave lyrics spanning his entire career, from 1978 until 2013, revised and updated by the cult rock star 'He is an Australian artist like Sidney Nolan is an Australian artist - beyond comparison, beyond genre, beyond dispute' - from Nick Cave's induction into the Australian Hall of Fame This complete collection... more...