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Counting Down the Rolling Stones

Their 100 Finest Songs

by Jim Beviglia

<p>No band has ever been able to demonstrate the enduring power of rock and roll quite like the Rolling Stones, who continue to enthrall, provoke, and invigorate their legions of fans more than fifty years since they began. In <em>Counting Down ...

ISBN: 9781442254473

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Cover Me

by Ray Padgett

<p><strong>From the creator of the popular website covermesongs.com comes the perfect book for music fans: the inside stories behind 20 iconic cover songs and the artists who turned them into classics.</strong><br/> <br/>A great cover only makes

ISBN: 9781454930655

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Cover to Cover

by Alastair Agutter

<p><strong>Cover to Cover - The History of Popular Music</strong> by Best Selling Author of Specialist Books and Musician Alastair R Agutter charts his life from 1958 the Rock and Roll years through to the current day, featuring the Musicians ...

ISBN: 9781986151467

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Crate Digger

An Obsession with Punk Records

by Bob Suren

<p>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 that he loves and ...

ISBN: 9781621061946

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Creating the Jazz Solo

Louis Armstrong and Barbershop Harmony

by Vic Hobson

<p>Throughout his life, Louis Armstrong tried to explain how singing with a barbershop quartet on the streets of New Orleans was foundational to his musicianship. Until now, there has been no in-depth inquiry into what he meant when he said, ...

ISBN: 9781496819796

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Critical Beatdown

by Byron Crawford

<p>The world of online music journalism seems like it would consist primarily of nerdy guys and homely women sitting behind laptop computers all day, purposely spreading misinformation in order to advance their own questionable political ...

ISBN: 9780463240854

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Crossing Paths

Schubert, Schumann, and Brahms

by John Daverio

<p>In <em>Crossing Paths</em>, John Daverio explores the connections between art and life in the works of three giants of musical romanticism. Drawing on contemporary critical theory and a wide variety of nineteenth-century sources, he considers

ISBN: 9780199881086

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Curious and Modern Inventions

Instrumental Music as Discovery in Galileo's Italy

by Rebecca Cypess

<p>Early seventeenth-century Italy saw a revolution in instrumental music. Large, varied, and experimental, the new instrumental repertoire was crucial for the Western tradition—but until now, the impulses that gave rise to it had yet to be ...

ISBN: 9780226319582

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Curtain, Gong, Steam

Wagnerian Technologies of Nineteenth-Century Opera

by Gundula Kreuzer

<p>In this innovative book, Gundula Kreuzer argues for the foundational role of technologies in the conception, production, and study of nineteenth-century opera. She shows how composers increasingly incorporated novel audiovisual effects in ...

ISBN: 9780520966550

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Damnable Practises: Witches, Dangerous Women, and Music in Seventeenth-Century English Broadside Ballads

by Sarah F. Williams

<p>Broadside ballads-folio-sized publications containing verse, a tune indication, and woodcut imagery-related cautionary tales, current events, and simplified myth and history to a wide range of social classes across seventeenth century ...

ISBN: 9781317154891

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Dancing with Devtas: Drums, Power and Possession in the Music of Garhwal, North India

by Andrew Alter

<p>In the Central Himalayan region of Garhwal, the gods (devtas) enjoy dancing. Musicians - whether ritual specialists or musical specialists - are therefore an indispensable part of most entertainment and religious events. In shamanistic ...

ISBN: 9781351946391

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Dangerous Rhythm

Why Movie Musicals Matter

by Richard Barrios

<p><em>Singin' in the Rain, The Sound of Music, Camelot</em>--love them or love to hate them, movie musicals have been a major part of all our lives. They're so glitzy and catchy that it seems impossible that they could have ever gone any other ...

ISBN: 9780199973866

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David Bowie: The Last Interview

and Other Conversations

by David Bowie

<p>The massive, world-wide outpouring of grief at the death of David Bowie notably focused on not only his stunning musical output, but also his fascinating refusal to stay the same—the same as other trending artists, or even the same as ...

ISBN: 9781612195766

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Deadheads

Stories from Fellow Artists, Friends & Followers of the Grateful Dead

by Linda Kelly

<p><strong>“One of the best books on the Grateful Dead” (<em>Rolling Stone</em>).</strong></p> <p>Just what was it about the Grateful Dead that inspired such devotion? In <em>Deadheads</em>, those who were there, and are still listening to the ...

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Deadology: The 33 Essential Dates of Grateful Dead History

by Howard Weiner

<p>As the Grateful Dead's musical odyssey unfolded over the course of four decades, their persistent touring produced an innovative live archive that was avidly devoured by their zealous fans. In <em>Deadology</em>, Howard Weiner selects the ...

ISBN: 9781393294436

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Debussy and His World

by Fulcher, Jane

<p>Claude Debussy's Paris was factionalized, politicized, and litigious. It was against this background of ferment and change--which characterized French society and music from the Franco-Prussian War to World War I--that Debussy re-thought ...

ISBN: 9781400831951

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Deep Refrains

Music, Philosophy, and the Ineffable

by Michael Gallope

<p>We often say that music is ineffable, that it does not refer to anything outside of itself. But if music, in all its sensuous flux, does not mean anything in particular, might it still have a special kind of philosophical significance?<br ...

ISBN: 9780226483726

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Defining National Piano Schools

Perceptions and challenges

by Wojciech Waldemar Wisniewski

<p>This book is the result of a six-year investigation into the phenomenon of ‘national piano schools’ with a particular focus on establishing a definition of it. The book describes the current state of national schools and their evolution - ...

ISBN: 9780994499967

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Denis Diderot 'Rameau's Nephew' - 'Le Neveu de Rameau'

A Multi-Media Bilingual Edition

by Denis Diderot, Marian Hobson (Editor), Kate E. Tunstall (Translator) & others

<p>In a famous Parisian chess café, a down-and-out, HIM, accosts a former acquaintance, ME, who has made good, more or less. They talk about chess, about genius, about good and evil, about music, they gossip about the society in which they move,

ISBN: 9781909254930

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Dick Waterman

A Life in Blues

by Tammy L. Turner

<p>Growing up in an affluent Jewish family in Plymouth, Massachusetts, Dick Waterman (b. 1935) was a shy, stuttering boy living a world away from the Mississippi Delta. Though he never heard blues music at home, he became one of the most ...

ISBN: 9781496822703

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