Opera, Jazz, Rock, Pop

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PUNK IS DEAD, PUNK IS EVERYTHING

Written by Turcotte, Bryan Ray
Back by popular demand in a new paperback edition, Punk is Dead exposes the lasting impact of punk on visual culture worldwide. Hundreds of flyers, photos, set lists, vintage fashions and other ephemera from all of your favorite bands are jammed into this menacing volume.
April 14, 2020 | Paperback | Gingko Press | 288 Pages |
$45.00
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ROCKERS: THE MAKING OF REGGAE'S MOST ICONIC FILM

Set amongst the reggae scene of late 70s Jamaica, the film Rockers achieved instant cult status among music and cinema fans. Rockers' director, Ted Bafaloukos has received many accolades for his work on the film, but the fact that he was also a fine writer and undercover photographer is often overlooked.
June 16, 2020 | Hardcover | Gingko Press | 320 Pages |
$65.00
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GEORGE HARRISON ON GEORGE HARRISON: INTERVIEWS AND ENCOUNTERS

Written by Kahn, Ashley
Although he was known as "the Quiet Beatle," Harrison was arguably the most thoughtful and certainly the most outspoken of the famous four. This compendium of his words and ideas proves that point repeatedly, revealing his passion for music, his focus on spirituality, and his responsibility as a celebrity, with a sense of deep commitment and humor as well.
July 7, 2020 | Hardcover | Chicago Review Press | 432 Pages |
$30.00
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JONI MITCHELL BACKSTAGE PASS

Written by O'Neill, Michael A
One of the most important female recording artist of the last 50 years Joni Mitchell began singing in small nightclubs in her hometown of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, and throughout western Canada, before busking in the streets and nightclubs of Toronto, Ontario. In 1965, she moved to the United States and began touring.
September 29, 2020 | Hardcover | Danann Books | 112 Pages |
$24.95
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WENDY CARLOS: A BIOGRAPHY

Written by Sewell, Amanda
With her debut album Switched-On Bach, composer and electronic musician Wendy Carlos (b. 1939) brought the sound of the Moog synthesizer to a generation of listeners, helping to effect arguably one of the most substantial changes in popular music's sound since musicians began using amplifiers.
April 2, 2020 | Hardcover | Oxford University Press, USA | 264 Pages |
$34.95
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STRAIGHTEN UP AND FLY RIGHT: THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF NAT KING COLE

Written by Friedwald, Will
One of the most popular and memorable American musicians of the 20th century, Nat King Cole (1919-65) is remembered today as both a pianist and a singer, a feat rarely accomplished in the world of popular music. Now, in this complete life and times biography, author Will Friedwald offers a new take on this fascinating musician, framing him first as a bandleader and then as a star.
May 1, 2020 | Hardcover | Oxford University Press, USA | 656 Pages |
$34.95
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WE'RE NOT HERE TO ENTERTAIN: PUNK ROCK, RONALD REAGAN, AND THE REAL CULTURE WAR OF 1980S AMERICA

Written by Mattson, Kevin
Many remember the 1980s as the era of Ronald Reagan, a conservative decade populated by preppies and yuppies dancing to a soundtrack of electronic synth pop music.
August 6, 2020 | Hardcover | Oxford University Press, USA | 416 Pages |
$27.95
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MUSIC BY MAX STEINER: THE EPIC LIFE OF HOLLYWOOD'S MOST INFLUENTIAL COMPOSER

Written by Smith, Steven C
During a seven-decade career that spanned from 19th century Vienna to 1920s Broadway to the golden age of Hollywood, three-time Academy Award winner Max Steiner did more than any other composer to introduce and establish the language of film music.
May 1, 2020 | Hardcover | Oxford University Press, USA | 496 Pages |
$34.95
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FOR THE LOVE OF MUSIC: A CONDUCTOR'S GUIDE TO THE ART OF LISTENING

Written by Mauceri, John
With a lifetime of experience, knowledge, and appreciation, the internationally celebrated conductor and teacher answers the questions: Why should I listen to classical music?
August 4, 2020 | Paperback | Vintage | 224 Pages |
$17.00
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EASY LISTENING ACID TRIP: AN ELEVATOR RIDE THROUGH SIXTIES PSYCHEDELIC POP

Written by Lanza, Joseph
In his acclaimed book Elevator Music: A Surreal History of Muzak, Easy-Listening, and Other Moodsong, author Joseph Lanza explored the forbidden beauty and social importance of an otherwise shunned musical category.
August 4, 2020 | Paperback | Feral House | 256 Pages |
$24.95

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