Opera, Jazz, Rock, Pop

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IN BLACK AND WHITE: THE LIFE OF SAMMY DAVIS, JR.

Written by Haygood, Wil
He was, for decades, one of the most recognizable figures in the cultural landscape, his image epitomizing a golden age of American show business. His career spanned a lifetime, but for years he has remained hidden behind the persona he so vigorously generated, and so fiercely protected.
May 12, 2020 | Paperback | Vintage | 528 Pages |
$20.00
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KINKS: SONGS OF THE SEMI-DETACHED

Written by Doyle, Mark
Of all the great British rock bands to emerge from the 1960s, none had a stronger sense of place than the Kinks. Often described as the archetypal English band, they were above all a quintessentially working-class band with a deep attachment to London, particularly the patch of suburban North London where most of the members grew up.
April 15, 2020 | Paperback | Reaktion Books | 256 Pages |
$16.00
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ORNETTE COLEMAN: THE TERRITORY AND THE ADVENTURE

Written by Golia, Maria
Ornette Coleman's career encompassed the glory years of jazz and the American avant-garde. Born in segregated Fort Worth, Texas, during the Great Depression, the African-American composer and musician was zeitgeist incarnate. Steeped in the Texas blues tradition, he and jazz grew up together, as the brassy blare of big band swing gave way to bebop--a faster music for a faster, postwar world.
May 1, 2020 | Hardcover | Reaktion Books | 368 Pages |
$22.50
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JOHNNY CASH INTERNATIONAL: HOW AND WHY FANS LOVE THE MAN IN BLACK

Written by Silverman, Jonathan
Across all imaginable borders, Johnny Cash fans show the appeal of a thoroughly American performer who simultaneously inspires people worldwide. A young Norwegian shows off his Johnny Cash tattoo. A Canadian vlogger sings "I Walk the Line" to camel herders in Egypt's White Desert. A shopkeeper in Northern Ireland plays Cash as his constant soundtrack.
June 1, 2020 | Paperback | University of Iowa Press | 270 Pages |
$27.50
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D'ANGELO'S VOODOO

Written by Pennick, Faith A
Voodoo, D'Angelo's much-anticipated 2000 release, set the standard for the musical cycle ordained as "neo-soul," a label the singer and songwriter would reject more than a decade later. The album is a product of heightened emotions and fused sensibilities; an amalgam of soul, rock, jazz, gospel, hip-hop, and Afrobeats.
March 5, 2020 | Paperback | Bloomsbury Academic | 136 Pages |
$14.95
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DAVID BOWIE'S DIAMOND DOGS

Written by Hendler, Glenn
After his breakthrough with Ziggy Stardust and before his U.S.
March 5, 2020 | Paperback | Bloomsbury Academic | 168 Pages |
$14.95
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COMPACT DISC

Written by Barry, Robert
Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things.
March 19, 2020 | Paperback | Bloomsbury Academic | 160 Pages |
$14.95
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CHARLEY PATTON: EXPANDED EDITION

Written by Fahey, John
The Father of the Delta Blues, Charley Patton (c.1891-1934) was born and raised amid Mississippi's cotton plantations. During the 1920s he was the first of the region's great stars, performing for packed houses throughout the South and making popular recordings in New York City.
August 12, 2020 | Paperback | Dover Publications | 128 Pages |
$12.95
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LIVES OF ISAAC STERN

Written by Schoenbaum, David
No single American could personify what Henry Luce called the American Century. But over his eighty-one years, Isaac Stern came closer than most. Russian-Jewish parents brought him to San Francisco at ten months; practice and talent got him to Carnegie Hall, critical acclaim, and the attention of the legendary impresario Sol Hurok at twenty-five.
June 23, 2020 | Hardcover | W. W. Norton & Company | 240 Pages |
$26.95
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MECHANICAL FANTASY BOX: THE HOMOEROTIC JOURNAL OF PATRICK COWLEY

Written by Cowley, Patrick
Chronicles of sex and disco in '70s San Francisco, from the revolutionary musician behind "You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)"
November 26, 2019 | Paperback | Dark Entries Editions | 128 Pages |
$24.95

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