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Tearing Down the Wall of Sound: The Rise and Fall of Phil Spector
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Phil Spector, born in the Bronx in 1940, grew up an outsider despised by his peers. Yet after his family moved to California, he learned everything he could about music, formed a band, and had a number-one hit with ''To Know Him Is to Love Him''. He quickly became the top producer of early rock and roll and the originator of such girl groups as the Ronettes. He was a millionaire by age 21 and owned his own record label by 22. Hit followed hit, and for all of them he used a new recording style


In Search of the Lost Chord: 1967 and the Hippie Idea
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Danny Goldberg's new book is a subjective history of 1967, the year he graduated from high school. It is, he writes in the introduction, ''an attempt at trying to remember the culture that mesmerized me, to visit the places and conversations I was not cool enough to have been a part of.'' It is also a refreshing and new analysis of the era; by looking at not only the political causes, but also the spiritual, musical, and psychedelic movements, Goldberg provides a unique perspective on how and


Dark side of the Moon, Vol. 23 (Book & Audio CD)
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mpn: 700847, ean: 9781423458937, isbn: 1423458931,

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(Bass Play-Along). The Bass Play-Along Series will help you play your favorite songs quickly and easily! Just follow the tab, listen to the audio to hear how the bass should sound, and then play along using the separate backing tracks. The melody and lyrics are also included in the book in case you want to sing, or to simply help you follow along. The audio is accessed online using the unique code inside each book and can be streamed or downloaded. The audio files include PLAYBACK+, a


Cowboys and Indies: The Epic History of the Record Industry
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Cowboys and Indies is the definitive record-business bible, chronicling the pioneers who set the stylus on the most important labelsand musical discoveries of the last century. The narrative follows all the musical trends and developments from the phonograph to the Internet age as it delves behind the big business of corporate hit machines and the diligent industry of small, curated labels. Drawing from memoirs, archives, and over 100 exclusive interviews with legends of the record industry -


History of Music in Western Culture (includes 6 CDs)
By Addison Wesley Longman
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4.8 out of 5 stars with 95 reviews
Six compact discs complement the text and Anthology of Scores. Produced by Naxos of America in close coordination with Prentice Hall, these recordings draw on the resources of many different recording labels and feature some of the most distinguished artists and ensembles of our time, such as the Gothic Voices, Anonymous 4, the Hilliard Ensemble, the Orlando Consort, Les Arts Florissants, the Concerto Italiano, the English Baroque Soloists, and the Quatuor Mosaiques. Representative soloists


Keyfax The Omnibus Edition (Mix Pro Audio Series)
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4.6 out of 5 stars with 128 reviews
Author Julian Colbeck Brings his experience as a keyboard player, and synth reviewer in Electronic Musician and Keyboard magazines to this 'buy er's guide' of electronic keyboards..


When Giants Walked the Earth: A Biography of Led Zeppelin
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Led Zeppelin rose to become one of the biggest-selling rock bands of all time. Mick Wall, respected rock writer and former confidant of band members Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, unflinchingly tells the story of the band that wrote the rulebook for on-the-road excess and eventually paid the price for it, with disaster, drug addiction, and death. Wall also recounts, in a series of flashbacks, the life stories of the five individuals that made the dream a reality: Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John


Bob Dylan in America
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One of America's finest historians shows us how Bob Dylan, one of the country's greatest and most enduring artists, still surprises and moves us after all these years. Growing up in Greenwich Village, Sean Wilentz discov­ered the music of Bob Dylan as a young teenager; almost half a century later, he revisits Dylan's work with the skills of an eminent American historian as well as the passion of a fan. Drawn in part from Wilentz's essays as ''historian in residence'' of Dylan's official


Crate Digger: An Obsession with Punk Records
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A small-town Florida teenager discovers punk rock through a loaned mix tape, and punk music and culture slowly takes over all aspects of his life.  His new passion causes him to form a band, track down out-of-print records he loves and reissue them, open a record store, start a record distribution operation as a public service, mentor a host of young musicians, and befriend all manner of punk luminaries along the way.  Slowly his life's pursuit pushes him to the point of personal ruination


Play It Loud: An Epic History of the Style, Sound, and Revolution of the Electric Guitar
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By a pair of veteran music writers, an unprecedented history of the electric guitar, its explosive impact on music and culture, and the people who brought it to life. For generations the electric guitar has been an international symbol of freedom, danger, rebellion, and hedonism. In Play It Loud, Brad Tolinski and Alan di Perna bring the history of this iconic instrument to roaring life. It's a story of inventors and iconoclasts, of scam artists, prodigies, and mythologizers as varied and


Your Favorite Band Is Killing Me: What Pop Music Rivalries Reveal About the Meaning of Life
By Hachette Audio
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4.9 out of 5 stars with 44 reviews
Music critic Steven Hyden explores 19 music rivalries and what they say about life. Beatles vs. Stones. Biggie vs. Tupac. Kanye vs. Taylor. Who do you choose? And what does that say about you? Actually - what do these endlessly argued about pop music rivalries say about us? Music opinions bring out passionate debate in people, and Steven Hyden knows that firsthand. Each chapter in Your Favorite Band Is Killing Me focuses on a pop music rivalry, from the classic to the very recent, and draws


Beethoven - Two Short Sonatas, Opus 49 (Hal Leonard Piano Library) Bk/online audio
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mpn: 296696, ean: 9781423427247, isbn: 1423427246,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 96 reviews
(Schirmer Performance Editions). Schirmer Performance Editions are designed for piano students and their teachers as well as professional pianists. Pedagogical in nature, these editions offer insightful interpretive suggestions, pertinent fingering, and historical and stylistic commentary. Prepared by renowned artists/teachers, these publicatons provide an accurate, well-informed score resource for pianists. Ludwig van Beethoven is renowned for his large-scale, innovative piano sonatas and


Me, the Mob, and the Music: One Helluva Ride with Tommy James and the Shondells
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4.9 out of 5 stars with 74 reviews
Now in paperback, after five hardcover printings, Tommy James’s wild and entertaining true story of his career—part rock & roll fairytale, part valentine to a bygone era, and part mob epic—that “reads like a music-industry version of Goodfellas” (The Denver Post).Everyone knows the hits: “Hanky Panky,” “Mony Mony,” “I Think We’re Alone Now,” “Crimson and Clover,” “Crystal Blue Persuasion.” All of these songs, which epitomize great pop music of the late 1960s, are


This Land That I Love: Irving Berlin, Woody Guthrie, and the Story of Two American Anthems
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4.8 out of 5 stars with 62 reviews
A narrative history of the writing of ''This Land Is Your Land'' and ''God Bless America'' that uncovers the conflicts and common groundbetween two classic patriotic songs. February, 1940. After a decade of worldwide depression, World War II had begun in Europe and Asia. With Germany on the march and Japan at war with China, the global crisis was in a crescendo. America's top songwriter, Irving Berlin, had captured the nation's mood a little more than a year before with his patriotic hymn


Appetite for Self-Destruction: The Spectacular Crash of the Record Industry in the Digital Age
By Brilliance Audio
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4.8 out of 5 stars with 104 reviews
For the first time, Appetite for Self-Destruction recounts the story of the precipitous rise and fall of the recording industry over the past three decades, when the incredible success of the CD turned the music business into one of the most glamorous, high-profile industries in the world - and the advent of file sharing brought it to its knees. In a comprehensive, fast-paced account full of larger-than-life personalities, Rolling Stone contributing editor Steve Knopper shows that, after the


Whatever You Say I Am: The Life and Times of Eminem
By Random House Audio
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On assignment for his first cover story for Rolling Stone, the very first national cover story on Eminem, Anthony Bozza met a young blond kid, a rapper who would soon take the country by storm. But back in 1999, Eminem was just beginning to make waves among suburban white teenagers as his first single, ''My Name Is,'' went into heavy rotation on MTV. Who could have predicted that in a mere two years, Eminem would become the most reviled and controversial hip-hop figure ever? Or that twelve


There Goes Gravity: A Life in Rock and Roll
By Penguin Audio
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4.8 out of 5 stars with 85 reviews
From a legendary music journalist with four decades of unprecedented access, an insider's behind-the-scenes look at the major personalities of rock and roll. Lisa Robinson has interviewed the biggest names in music - including Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, John Lennon, Patti Smith, U2, Eminem, Lady Gaga, Jay Z and Kanye West. She visited the teenage Michael Jackson many times at his Encino home. She spent hours talking to John Lennon at his Dakota apartment - and in recording studios just


Miles to Go
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4.8 out of 5 stars with 66 reviews
Miles to Go is a frank and intimate exploration of Miles Davis' eccentric working life, drug habits, paranoia, depression, and subsequent recovery. Murphy explores Davis' troubled relationship with his children and the controversial role Cicely Tyson played in his life. The book also delves into the dynamics that made Davis' band work so well together, placing Davis' work in a historic, literary, and musical framework. Willie Nelson, Mick Jagger, Jimi Hendrix, and a very unlikely Mother


The Road to Woodstock
By Tantor Audio
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4.9 out of 5 stars with 68 reviews
The story of the Woodstock Music and Art Fair begins with Michael Lang, a kid out of Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, who liked to smoke a joint and listen to jazz. He would find his way to Florida, open a head shop, and produce his first festival - Miami Pop, featuring Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, and others - then travel to Woodstock, where, after meeting Artie Kornfeld, his vision for a festival where folks could come and stay for a few days amid the rural beauty of upstate New York would become a


A History of Music in Western Civilization
By HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
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4.6 out of 5 stars with 105 reviews
From anonymous 10th-century troubadours to world-renowned 20th-century composers, this comprehensive commentary explores the roots of the most influential music genres of our time. Essential listening for students and lovers of great music, A History of Music in Western Civilization features music performed by world-renowned orchestras and enlightening discussions by 15 prominent music authorities, including Christopher Hogwood, Dr. Wilfrid Mellers, and others..



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