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Words Without Music: A Memoir
Words Without Music: A Memoir
by Philip Glass
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A world-renowned composer of symphonies, operas, and film scores, Philip Glass has, almost single-handedly, crafted the dominant sound of late twentieth-century classical music. Rapturous in its ability to depict the creative process, allows readers to... (read more)

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Deal: My Three Decades of Drumming, Dreams, and Drugs with the Grateful Dead
Deal: My Three Decades of Drumming, Dreams, and Drugs with the Grateful Dead
by Bill Kreutzmann and Benjy Eisen
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The Grateful Dead are perhaps the most legendary American rock band of all time. For thirty years, beginning in the hippie scene of San Francisco in 1965, they were a musical institution, the original jam band that broke new ground in so many ways. From... (read more)

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The Dylanologists: Adventures in the Land of Bob
The Dylanologists: Adventures in the Land of Bob
by David A. Kinney
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A joyous and poignant exploration of the meaning of fandom, the healing power of art, and the importance of embracing what moves you, “The Dylanologists is juicy…artfully told…and an often moving chronicle of the ecstasies and... (read more)

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Your Band Sucks: What I Saw at Indie Rock's Failed Revolution (But Can No Longer Hear)
Your Band Sucks: What I Saw at Indie Rock's Failed Revolution (But Can No Longer Hear)
by Jon Fine
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A memoir charting thirty years of the American independent rock underground by a musician who knows it intimately   Jon Fine spent nearly thirty years performing and recording with bands that played various forms of aggressive and challenging... (read more)

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Diary of a Madman: The Geto Boys, Life, Death, and the Roots of Southern Rap
Diary of a Madman: The Geto Boys, Life, Death, and the Roots of Southern Rap
by Brad Jordan
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From Geto Boys legend and renowned storyteller Scarface comes a passionate memoir about how hip-hop changed the life of a kid from the south side of Houston, and how he rose to the top—and ushered in a new generation of rap dominance Scarface... (read more)

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The Rise of Cantonese Opera
The Rise of Cantonese Opera
by Wing Chung Ng
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Defined by its distinct performance style, stage practices, and regional and dialect based identities, Cantonese opera originated as a traditional art form performed by itinerant companies in temple courtyards and rural market fairs. and#160; In the... (read more)

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The Study of Ethnomusicology: Thirty-Three Discussions
The Study of Ethnomusicology: Thirty-Three Discussions
by Bruno Nettl
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Known affectionately as "The Red Book," Bruno Nettl's The Study of Ethnomusicology became a classic upon its original publication in 1983. Scholars and students alike have hailed it not just for its insights but for a disarming, witty style able to... (read more)

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Stand Up Straight and Sing!
Stand Up Straight and Sing!
by Jessye Norman
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andldquo;Norman offers a broad and global perspective on life, the arts, and spirituality . . . Inspiring.andrdquo; andndash; Booklist In Stand Up Straight and Sing!, Jessye Norman recalls in rich detail the strong women who were her role models, from... (read more)

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Mystery Train: Images of America in Rock 'n' Roll Music: Sixth Edition
Mystery Train: Images of America in Rock 'n' Roll Music: Sixth Edition
by Greil Marcus
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In 1975, Greil Marcuss Mystery Train changed the way readers thought about rock n roll and continues to be sought out today by music fans and anyone interested in pop culture. Looking at recordings by six key artists—Robert Johnson, Harmonica Frank,... (read more)

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So Many Roads: The Life and Times of the Grateful Dead
So Many Roads: The Life and Times of the Grateful Dead
by David Browne
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The Grateful Deadand#8217;s long, strange trip has been the subject of countless booksand#151;but none like So Many Roads. Drawing on new interviews with surviving members and people in their inner circle along with previously unknown details gleaned... (read more)

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Say No to the Devil: The Life and Musical Genius of REV. Gary Davis
Say No to the Devil: The Life and Musical Genius of REV. Gary Davis
by Ian Zack
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Who was the greatest of all American guitarists? You probably didnandrsquo;t name Gary Davis, but many of his musical contemporaries considered him without peer. Bob Dylan called Davis andldquo;one of the wizards of modern music.andrdquo; Bob Weir of the... (read more)

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Legions of Boom: Filipino American Mobile DJ Crews in the San Francisco Bay Area (Refiguring American Music)
Legions of Boom: Filipino American Mobile DJ Crews in the San Francisco Bay Area (Refiguring American Music)
by Oliver Wang
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Armed with speakers, turntables, light systems, and records, Filipino American mobile DJ crews, such as Ultimate Creations, Spintronix, and Images, Inc., rocked dance floors throughout the San Francisco Bay Area from the late 1970s through the mid-1990s.... (read more)

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It's a Long Story: My Life
It's a Long Story: My Life
by Willie Nelson
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The definitive autobiography of Willie Nelson This is the unvarnished, complete story of Willie Nelson's life, told in his distinct voice and leaving no moment or experience unturned, from Texas and Nashville to Hawaii and his legendary bus. Having... (read more)

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The Enjoyment of Music
The Enjoyment of Music
by Kristine Forney
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This shorter edition of continues to teach students how to listen and connect to any kind of music. After more than fifty years of successfully preparing students for a lifetime of informed listening, the Twelfth Edition raises the bar with an expanded... (read more)

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Anger Is an Energy: My Life Uncensored
Anger Is an Energy: My Life Uncensored
by John Lydon
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From the legendary front man of the Sex Pistols and Public Image Ltd comes the complete, unvarnished story of his life in his own words John Lydon is an icon—one of the most recognizable and influential cultural figures of the last forty years.... (read more)

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The Underground Is Massive: How Electronic Dance Music Conquered America
The Underground Is Massive: How Electronic Dance Music Conquered America
by Michaelangelo Matos
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What started as an underground party business—run and dominated by youths and hustlers—grew into the music business's greatest and biggest success. The Underground Is Massive is the first-ever big-picture history of the American... (read more)

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Keywords in Sound
Keywords in Sound
by David (edt) Novak
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In twenty essays on subjects such as noise, acoustics, music, and silence, Keywords in Sound presents a definitive resource for sound studies, and a compelling argument for why studying sound matters. Each contributor details their keyword's... (read more)

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Here Comes the Night: The Dark Soul of Bert Berns and the Dirty Business of Rhythm and Blues
Here Comes the Night: The Dark Soul of Bert Berns and the Dirty Business of Rhythm and Blues
by Joel Selvin
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“I dont know where hes buried, but if I did Id piss on his grave.” –Jerry Wexler, best friend and mentor. Here Comes the Night: The Dark Soul of Bert Berns and the Dirty Business of Rhythm and Blues is both a definitive account of the New... (read more)

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Bob Dylan: NYC 1961-1964
Bob Dylan: NYC 1961-1964
by Ted (pht) Russell
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Ted Russell is an American photographer and photojournalist whose work has appeared on the covers of Life, Newsweek, Time, and New York magazines, to name only a few. Donovan is a Scottish folk singer and songwriter best known for his hit songs "Catch... (read more)

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Christian Metal: History, Ideology, Scene (Bloomsbury Studies in Religion and Popular Music)
Christian Metal: History, Ideology, Scene (Bloomsbury Studies in Religion and Popular Music)
by Marcus Moberg
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Christian metal has always defined itself in contrast to its non-Christian, secular counterpart, yet it stands out from nearly all other forms of contemporary Christian music through its unreserved use of metal's main musical, visual, and aesthetic... (read more)

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