Opera, Jazz, Rock, Pop

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HONKY TONK HERO

Written by Reagan, Brad
Billy Joe Shaver was the real deal. Many agree with him that his songs are pure poetry. Shaver sang about a life that was full of hard times, wild living, and a forty-year-long passion for his late wife Brenda. His songs are raw, honest, and so true that people hear the story of their own lives in his music.
November 17, 2020 | PB | University of Texas Press |
$19.95
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MUSIC IS HISTORY

Written by Questlove
Bestselling author and Sundance award-winning director Questlove offers a thrilling, music-driven ride through the last fifty years of American history​. In Music Is History, bestselling author and Sundance award-winning director Questlove harnesses his encyclopedic knowledge of popular music and his deep curiosity about history to examine America over the past fifty years.
October 12, 2021 | Hardcover | Abrams Image | 352 Pages |
$29.99
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JAZZ MASTERS: SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT

Written by Zimmerman, Peter C
The Jazz Masters: Setting the Record Straight features twenty-one conversations with musicians who have had at least fifty years of professional experience, and several as many as seventy-five. In all, these voices reflect some seventeen hundred years' worth of paying dues.
November 15, 2021 | Paperback | University Press of Mississippi | 300 Pages |
$25.00
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BONA FIDE LEGEND OF COOL PAPA BELL: SPEED, GRACE, AND THE NEGRO LEAGUES

Written by Wheeler, Lonnie
The first full biography of the star Negro Leaguer and Hall of Famer--now in paperback James "Cool Papa" Bell was a legend in Black baseball, a lightning fast switch hitter elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974. Bell's speed was extraordinary; as Satchel Paige famously quipped, he was so fast he could flip a light switch and be in bed before the room got dark.
February 1, 2022 | Paperback | Abrams Press | 352 Pages |
$17.00
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RIGHT PLACE, RIGHT TIME: THE LIFE OF A ROCK & ROLL PHOTOGRAPHER

Written by Gruen, Bob
An action-packed memoir that takes readers front row, backstage, and on the road with rock and roll's hardest-working photographer Bob Gruen is one of the most well-known and respected photographers in rock and roll.
October 5, 2021 | Paperback | Abrams Press | 400 Pages |
$20.00
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MOST DOPE: THE EXTRAORDINARY LIFE OF MAC MILLER

Written by Cantor, Paul
The first biography of rapper Mac Miller, the Pittsburgh cult favorite-turned-rap superstar who touched the lives of millions before tragically passing away at the age of twenty-six Malcolm James McCormick was born on January 19, 1992. He began making music at a young age and by fifteen was already releasing mixtapes.
January 18, 2022 | Hardcover | Abrams Press | 272 Pages |
$25.00
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DIDN'T WE ALMOST HAVE IT ALL: IN DEFENSE OF WHITNEY HOUSTON

Written by Kennedy, Gerrick
A candid exploration of the genius, shame, and celebrity of Whitney Houston a decade after her passing On February 11, 2012, Whitney Houston was found submerged in the bathtub of her suite at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. In the decade since, the world has mourned her death amid new revelations about her relationship to her Blackness, her sexuality, and her addictions.
February 1, 2022 | Hardcover | Abrams Press | 336 Pages |
$28.00
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AMY WINEHOUSE: BEYOND BLACK

Written by Parry, Naomi
An affectionate and evocative visual celebration of the life and career of Amy Winehouse, including photographs, memorabilia, and the recollections of those whose lives she touched Amy Winehouse left an indelible mark on both the music industry and pop culture with her soulful voice and bold '60s-inspired aesthetic.
October 5, 2021 | Hardcover | ABRAMS | 288 Pages |
$40.00
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ARCANA X: MUSICIANS ON MUSIC

The final installment of John Zorn's major series of new music theory, with Oren Ambarchi, Peter Blegvad, Annea Lockwood, Henry Threadgill and many more
September 28, 2021 | Paperback | Hips Road/Tzadik | 372 Pages |
$34.95
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NIGERIA: THE COVER ART OF NIGERIAN MUSIC

An incredible collection of vibrant Nigerian record cover designs from the second half of the 20th century, most of which have never been seen outside of Africa
November 23, 2021 | Hardcover | Soul Jazz Records | 208 Pages |
$50.00

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