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- Scribner 2009; US$ 13.99
Robert Palmer?s extraordinary knowledge and boundless love of music were evident in all his writing. He was an authority on rock & roll, blues, jazz, punk, avant-garde, and world music?often discovering new artists and trends years (even decades) before they hit the mainstream. Noted music writer Anthony DeCurtis has compiled the best pieces from Palmer?s... more...
- Crown Publishing Group 2008; US$ 11.99
I choose to fight my battles through my music . . . I was born a feminist. And then at age five, when my strict Christian grandmother punished me, I realized, I?m not penetrating here. I?m just pissing people off. So I had to find another way to penetrate. I had to redefine what that word means. That word now is really about an opening, an entering... more...
- Clarkson Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony 2010; US$ 16.99
The Billboard Guide to Writing and Producing Songs that Sell unveils the secrets to climbing the charts and reaching success in today?s ultracompetitive music industry. Eric Beall supplies his firsthand knowledge of today?s record business, as well as interviews with successful writers, producers, and executives from the worlds of pop, hip-hop, country,... more...
- Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 26.00
To the perennial question "which comes first, the music or the words?" Ira Gershwin always responded, "the contract." The jest reveals both Ira's consummate professionalism and the self-effacing wit with which he ducked the spotlight whenever possible. Yet the ingeniously inventive melodies George Gershwin composed for such classic songs as "Someone... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99
Known for his growling vocals and for the distinct poetry of his lyrics, Tom Waits has amassed over the course of three decades a devoted cult following. The Early Years collects the lyrics?formative and classic?from the first ten albums of this true bard of hard living. A celebration of both his words and of the artist himself, this lyrical biography... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 13.99
Part of the Jewish Encounter series In A Fine Romance, David Lehman looks at the formation of the American songbook?the timeless numbers that became jazz standards, iconic love songs, and sound tracks to famous movies?and explores the extraordinary fact that this songbook was written almost exclusively by Jews. An acclaimed poet, editor, and... more...
- Course Technology PTR 2009; US$ 29.99
In FULL METAL JACKIE CERTIFIED: THE 50 MOST INFLUENTIAL METAL SONGS OF THE '80S, author Jackie Kajzer, famous internationally as Full Metal Jackie, collects insights from your favorite rock stars about the creative process behind your favorite metal songs. The interviews go well beyond the already familiar stories and anecdotes, as... more...
- F+W Media 1992; US$ 19.99
In her first two books, Sheila Davis classified the major song forms and enduring principles that have been honored for decades by America's foremost songwriters. Those books have become required reading in music courses from NYU to UCLA. In The Songwriters Idea Book , Davis goes one step further, giving you 40 strategies for designing distinctive... more...