Opera, Jazz, Rock, Pop

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SUZUKI: THE MAN AND HIS DREAM TO TEACH THE CHILDREN OF THE WORLD

Written by Hotta, Eri
The remarkable life of violinist and teacher Shinichi Suzuki, who pioneered an innovative but often-misunderstood philosophy of early childhood education--now known the world over as the Suzuki Method. The name Shinichi Suzuki is synonymous with early childhood musical education.
November 15, 2022 | Hardcover | Belknap Press | 272 Pages |
$29.95
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BREAKS IN THE AIR: THE BIRTH OF RAP RADIO IN NEW YORK CITY

Written by Klaess, John
In Breaks in the Air John Klaess tells the story of rap's emergence on New York City's airwaves by examining how artists and broadcasters adapted hip hop's performance culture to radio. Initially, artists and DJs brought their live practice to radio by buying time on low-bandwidth community stations and building new communities around their shows.
September 27, 2022 | Paperback | Duke University Press | 232 Pages |
$25.95
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NO MACHOS OR POP STARS: WHEN THE LEEDS ART EXPERIMENT WENT PUNK

Written by Butt, Gavin
After punk's arrival in 1976, many art students in the northern English city of Leeds traded their paintbrushes for guitars and synthesizers. In bands ranging from Gang of Four, Soft Cell, and Delta 5 to the Mekons, Scritti Politti, and Fad Gadget, these artists-turned-musicians challenged the limits of what was deemed possible in rock and pop music.
October 18, 2022 | Paperback | Duke University Press | 312 Pages |
$27.95
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JIMI

Written by McDermott, John
JIMI is the ultimate tribute to the greatest guitar player in rock and roll history, celebrating what would have been Jimi Hendrix's 80th birthday on November 27, 2022. This comprehensive visual celebration is an official collaboration with Jimi's sister, Janie Hendrix, and John McDermott of Experience Hendrix L.L.C.
November 8, 2022 | Hardcover | Chronicle Chroma |
$50.00
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ELECTRIC WIZARDS: A TAPESTRY OF HEAVY MUSIC, 1968 TO THE PRESENT

Written by Moores, Jr
From Black Sabbath to Big Black, a ride through the evolution, diversity, and influence of genre-defying heavy music. It began with the Beatles' "Helter Skelter." It was distilled to its dark essence by Black Sabbath. And it has flourished into a vibrant modern underground, epitomized by Newcastle's Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs. This is the evolution of heavy music.
December 2, 2022 | Paperback | Reaktion Books | 480 Pages |
$22.50
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DISTANT MELODIES: MUSIC IN SEARCH OF HOME

Written by Dusinberre, Edward
An engaging blend of memoir and music history, Distant Melodies explores the changing ideas of home, displacement, and return through the lives and chamber music of four composers. How does music played and heard over many years inform one's sense of home?
November 8, 2022 | Hardcover | University of Chicago Press |
$22.00
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BIRTH OF ROCK 'N' ROLL: THE ILLUSTRATED STORY OF SUN RECORDS AND THE 70 RECORDINGS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD

Written by Escott, Colin
A fascinating look at the history of Sun Records, the label that started Rock n' Roll, told through 70 of its iconic recordings. In Memphis, Tennessee, in the 1950s, there was hard-edged blues playing on Beale Street, and hillbilly boogie on the outskirts of town.
November 22, 2022 | Hardcover | Weldon Owen |
$60.00
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COKEMACHINEGLOW: WRITING AROUND MUSIC 2005-2015

Written by Zoladz
Irreverent, cultishly adored, and dearly missed, the music writers at cokemachineglow produced some of the greatest, weirdest, funniest, sharpest criticism of the 21st century, and have gone on to write for major publications. In that sweet spot online before streaming and social media, people discovered music on blogs and webzines.
December 13, 2022 | Paperback | Archway Editions |
$18.95
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LET'S DO IT: THE BIRTH OF POP MUSIC: A HISTORY

Written by Stanley, Bob
The must-read music book of 2022--and the first such history bringing together all musical genres to tell the definitive narrative of the birth of Pop from 1900 to the mid-1950s. Pop music didn't begin with the Beatles in 1963, or with Elvis in 1956, or even with the first seven-inch singles in 1949.
September 6, 2022 | Hardcover | Pegasus Books |
$35.00
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CROSS THE TRACKS: A MEMOIR

Written by Badazz, Boosie
From one of rap's most evocative writers comes a stirring memoir and "masterpiece of a book" (Snoop Dogg) about how Boosie Badazz, one of the industry's most controversial figures, was able to overcome insurmountable odds to make his music dreams a reality. A Baton Rouge native who began rapping at age fourteen, Boosie Badazz was already a cult hero in Louisiana when, in 2009, he was se
September 20, 2022 | Hardcover | Gallery Books | 256 Pages |
$27.99

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