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Anyone Who Had a Heart: My Life and Music
Anyone Who Had a Heart: My Life and Music
by Burt Bacharach
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In his memoir Anyone Who Had a Heart, Burt Bacharach, one of the greatest songwriters of all time, offers a frank and riveting account of his unparalleled life. From his tumultuous marriages and the tragic suicide of his daughter, to his... (read more)

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Pitch Perfect: The Quest for Collegiate A Cappella Glory
Pitch Perfect: The Quest for Collegiate A Cappella Glory
by Mickey Rapkin
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High notes, high drama, and high jinks collide as elite collegiate a cappella groups compete to be the best in the nation Journalist Mickey Rapkin follows a season in collegiate a cappella, covering the breathtaking displays of vocal talent, the groupies... (read more)

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Girl Groups, Girl Culture: Popular Music and Identity in the 1960s
Girl Groups, Girl Culture: Popular Music and Identity in the 1960s
by Jacqueline Warwick
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Then He Kissed Me, He's A Rebel, Chains, Stop! In the Name of Love all these songs capture the spirit of an era and an image of girlhood in post-World War II America that still reverberates today.While there were over 1500 girl groups recorded in the... (read more)

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Car Talk Car Tunes Volume 1
Car Talk Car Tunes Volume 1
by Tom Magliozzi
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After "Will you guys please go away?," Car Talk: Car Tunes are the most frequent listener requests fielded by Click and Clack, the famous Tappet brothers. Listeners searching for disrespectful, irreverent car tunes that express their true feelings about... (read more)

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The Sinatra Treasures: Intimate Photos, Mementos, and Music from the Sinatra Family Collection
The Sinatra Treasures: Intimate Photos, Mementos, and Music from the Sinatra Family Collection
by Charles Pignone
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Marvelously constructed! This is a sentimental and intimate collection no Blue Eyes fan should be without. A classic in its own right.... (read more)

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Little Girl Blue: The Life of Karen Carpenter
Little Girl Blue: The Life of Karen Carpenter
by Randy L. Schmidt
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Little Girl Blue is an intimate profile of Karen Carpenter, a girl from a modest Connecticut upbringing who became a Southern California superstar.            Karen was the instantly recognizable... (read more)

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Stormy Weather: The Life of Lena Horne
Stormy Weather: The Life of Lena Horne
by James Gavin
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THE and#8220;DEFINITIVEand#8221; (andlt;Iandgt;VANITY FAIRandlt;/Iandgt; ) BIOGRAPHY OF LEGEND LENA HORNEand#8212;THE CELEBRATED STAR OF STAGE, MUSIC, AND FILM WHO BLAZED A TRAIL FOR AFRICAN AMERICANS IN HOLLYWOOD AND BEYONDandlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt... (read more)

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Tell Me Why : the Beatles : Album By Album, Song By Song, the Sixties and After - Revised and Updated (Rev 02 Edition)
Tell Me Why : the Beatles : Album By Album, Song By Song, the Sixties and After - Revised and Updated (Rev 02 Edition)
by Tim Riley
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A unique combination of musical analysis and cultural history, Tell Me Why stands alone among Beatles books with its single-minded focus on the most important aspect of the band: its music. Riley offers a new, deeper understanding of the Beatles by... (read more)

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Reading Lyrics: More Than 1,000 of the Century's Finest Lyrics--A Celebration of Our Greatest Songwriters, a Rediscovery of Forgotten
Reading Lyrics: More Than 1,000 of the Century's Finest Lyrics--A Celebration of Our Greatest Songwriters, a Rediscovery of Forgotten
by Robert Gottlieb
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A vast anthology bringing together more than one thousand of the best American and English lyrics of the twentieth century, this is an extraordinary celebration of a unique art form.   Reading Lyrics begins with the first masters of the colloquial... (read more)

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DJ Culture in the Mix: Power, Technology, and Social Change in Electronic Dance Music
DJ Culture in the Mix: Power, Technology, and Social Change in Electronic Dance Music
by Bernardo Alexander Attias
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The DJ stands at a juncture of technology, performance and culture in the increasingly uncertain climate of the popular music industry, functioning both as pioneer of musical taste and gatekeeper of the music industry. Together with promoters, producers,... (read more)

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Hits and Misses: Crafting Top 40 Singles, 1963-1971
Hits and Misses: Crafting Top 40 Singles, 1963-1971
by Robert Toft
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<p><font face="Times New Roman" size=3><em>Hits and Misses</em> examines a selection of songs and recordings through the lens of textual criticism and delineates the creative... (read more)

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Tony Bennett in the Studio: A Life of Art & Music
Tony Bennett in the Studio: A Life of Art & Music
by Tony Bennett
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In this beautiful new book, richly illustrated with his own artwork, beloved and award-winning legend Tony Bennett reflects on his career and the inspiration that continues to infuse both his music and his art. This volume comes with an exclusive CD... (read more)

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Divided Soul (02 Edition)
Divided Soul (02 Edition)
by David Ritz
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Here is the story of perhaps the finest soul singer of the rock era--Etta James. One of the great women of American music, equally at home singing blues and jazz, Etta regales us with tales of her chaotic childhood, the stars she has known, and her... (read more)

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Florence + the Machine: An Almighty Sound
Florence + the Machine: An Almighty Sound
by Zoe Howe
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This intriguing book tells the story of this very unique pop/rock/soul artist starting with her upbringing in South London to her thrilling rise to international fame as a singer and also a highly individual fashion icon. The author explores her... (read more)

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Bob Dylan: The Biography
Bob Dylan: The Biography
by Dennis Mcdougal
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The ultimate biography of the musical icon.   Bob Dylan is a music hero to generations. Hes also an international bestselling artist, a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, and an Oscar winner for “Things Have Changed.” His career... (read more)

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The Time of My Life: A Righteous Brother's Memoir
The Time of My Life: A Righteous Brother's Memoir
by Bill Medley
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From an early age, Bill Medley had a passion for music. School glee club and amateur singing contests soon gave way to the albums of Ray Charles and Little Richard. That raw R&B influence would profoundly shape Medleys musical future. As the pioneering &#... (read more)

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A Biographical Guide to the Great Jazz and Pop Singers
A Biographical Guide to the Great Jazz and Pop Singers
by Will Friedwald
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Will Friedwald’s illuminating, opinionated essays—provocative, funny, and personal—on the lives and careers of more than three hundred singers anatomize the work of the most important jazz and popular performers of the twentieth century.... (read more)

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Songs in the Key of Z (00 Edition)
Songs in the Key of Z (00 Edition)
by Chusid
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Outsider musicians can be the product of damaged DNA, alien abduction, drug fry, demonic possession, or simply sheer obliviousness. This book profiles dozens of outsider musicians, both prominent and obscure—figures such as The Shaggs, Syd Barrett,... (read more)

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Listen Again: A Momentary History of Pop Music
Listen Again: A Momentary History of Pop Music
by Eric Weisbard
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Arguing that pop music turns on moments rather than movements, the essays in Listen Again pinpoint magic moments from a century of pop eclecticism, looking at artists who fall between genre lines, songs that sponge up influences from everywhere, and... (read more)

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Frank: The Voice
Frank: The Voice
by James Kaplan
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Frank Sinatra was the best-known entertainer of the twentieth century—infinitely charismatic, lionized and notorious in equal measure. But despite his mammoth fame, Sinatra the man has remained an enigma.  Now James Kaplan brings deeper... (read more)

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