Opera, Jazz, Rock, Pop

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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 | 624 Pages |
$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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RAP CAPITAL: AN ATLANTA STORY

Written by Coscarelli, Joe
A modern epic about the most consequential music culture today, Atlanta rap--a masterful, street-level story of art, money, race, class, and salvation from acclaimed New York Times reporter Joe Coscarelli. From mansions to trap houses, office buildings to strip clubs, Atlanta is defined by its rap music.
October 18, 2022 | Hardcover | Simon & Schuster | 448 Pages |
$29.99
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PHILOSOPHY OF MODERN SONG

Written by Dylan, Bob
The Philosophy of Modern Song is Bob Dylan's first book of new writing since 2004's Chronicles: Volume One--and since winning the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2016. Dylan, who began working on the book in 2010, offers his extraordinary insight into the nature of popular music.
November 1, 2022 | Hardcover | Simon & Schuster |
$45.00
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TOTALLY WIRED: THE RISE AND FALL OF THE MUSIC PRESS

Written by Gorman, Paul
Totally Wired charts the coming of age of music publications covering the contemporary bands, trends, and scene. This book offers a history of the journalists who described the wild landscape of the rise of rock and its evolution from the 1950s to the 2000s, through R&B, pop, the Summer of Love, punk, and beyond.
November 22, 2022 | Hardcover | Thames & Hudson |
$34.95
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BELLE AND SEBASTIAN: ILLUSTRATED LYRICS

Written by Murdoch, Stuart
From the imagined lives of the passengers riding Glasgow buses in the early 1990s to questions raised about the status quo and musings on the meaning of religion, Stuart Murdoch, front man of Scottish indie pop band Belle and Sebastian, has written some of the most captivating lyrics of the past two decades.
September 13, 2022 | Hardcover | Thames & Hudson |
$24.95
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SUN RA: ART ON SATURN: THE ALBUM COVER ART OF SUN RA'S SATURN LABEL

Written by Ra, Sun
Considered the foremost exponent of Afrofuturism, Sun Ra mastered a wide array of styles that spanned jazz, R&B, exotica, Afro-hybrids, electronic, big band, solo piano, orchestral, experimental, and chamber works.
November 8, 2022 | Hardcover | Fantagraphics Books |
$75.00
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WADING IN WAIST-HIGH WATER: THE LYRICS OF FLEET FOXES

Written by Pecknold, Robin
Since the release of their breakout debut album in 2008, Fleet Foxes and their front man, singer-songwriter Robin Pecknold, have enjoyed international critical and commercial acclaim.
November 15, 2022 | Hardcover | Tin House Books |
$27.95
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HOW TO MAKE IT IN THE NEW MUSIC BUSINESS: PRACTICAL TIPS ON BUILDING A LOYAL FOLLOWING AND MAKING A LIVING AS A MUSICIAN

Written by Herstand, Ari
How to Make It in the New Music Business, since its first publication in 2016, ?has become the go-to resource for musicians eager to make a living in a turbulent industry.
January 17, 2023 | Hardcover | Liveright Publishing Corporation |
$37.50
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THIS IS WHAT IT SOUNDS LIKE: WHAT THE MUSIC YOU LOVE SAYS ABOUT YOU

Written by Ogas, Ogi
This Is What It Sounds Like is a journey into the science and soul of music that reveals the secrets of why your favorite songs move you. But it's also a story of a musical trailblazer who began as a humble audio tech in Los Angeles, rose to become Prince's chief engineer for Purple Rain, and then created other No.
September 20, 2022 | Hardcover | W. W. Norton & Company |
$28.95

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