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As Earl Scruggs picked his banjo with machine gun precision at his 1945 debut at the Ryman Auditorium, he set in motion a successful career and enduring legacy that would eclipse anything the humble farm boy from North Carolina could have imagined. Scruggs's revolutionary three-finger roll patterns electrified audiences and ...
Earl Scruggs: Banjo Icon
As Earl Scruggs picked his banjo with machine gun precision at his 1945 debut at the Ryman Auditorium, he set in motion a successful career and enduring legacy that would eclipse anything the humble farm boy from North Carolina could have imagined. Scruggs's revolutionary three-finger roll patterns electrified audiences and transformed the banjo into a mainstream solo instrument pursued by innumerable musicians. In Earl Scruggs: Banjo Icon, Gordon Castelnero and David L. Russell chronicle the life and legacy of the man who single-handedly reinvigorated the five-string banjo and left an indelible mark on bluegrass and folk music. After his tenure with the father of bluegrass music, Bill Monroe, Scruggs formed (with Lester Flatt) the Foggy Mountain Boys, also known as Flatt and Scruggs; the Earl Scruggs Revue with his sons; and finally his Family & Friends band. Scruggs released more than forty albums and reached millions of fans through performances on The Beverly Hillbillies and his music's inclusion in the 1967 movie Bonnie and Clyde. Over his long career, Scruggs received numerous accolades and collaborated with stars such as Billy Joel, Elton John, Sting, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Vince Gill, Travis Tritt, the Byrds, and Steve Martin. Through interwoven interviews with the Scruggs family and more than sixty notable musicians and entertainers, Castelnero and Russell reveal that, despite the fame Scruggs achieved, he never lost his humility and integrity. This biography testifies to Scruggs's enduring influence and sheds light on the history of bluegrass for musicians, students, and anyone entranced by Scruggs's unmistakable sound.
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32.34 USD

Earl Scruggs: Banjo Icon

by David Russell, Gordon Castelnero
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For the last 50 years, Clive James has been writing remarkable songs - witty, moving, sometimes satirical, often thrillingly poetic - with his musical partner, Pete Atkin. They've written more than 200 together, releasing the first album of their work in 1970 and the last in 2015. John Peel loved ...
Loose Canon
For the last 50 years, Clive James has been writing remarkable songs - witty, moving, sometimes satirical, often thrillingly poetic - with his musical partner, Pete Atkin. They've written more than 200 together, releasing the first album of their work in 1970 and the last in 2015. John Peel loved them. So did Kenny Everett. Stephen Fry is a huge fan. And Clive himself believes these songs are the best things he's ever done. Loose Canon explores the sparkling lyrics and brilliantly memorable tunes that have won Clive and Pete a fanatical cult following but still managed to remain the British music industry's best-kept secret. Stephen Fry has written an incredibly generous and enthusiastic foreword.
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17.05 USD

Loose Canon

by Ian Shircore
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Thomas Ades is feted from Los Angeles to London, from New York to Berlin, as the musician who has done more than any other living composer to connect contemporary music with wider audiences. But this celebrated composer, conductor and pianist is notoriously secretive about his creative process, about what lies ...
Thomas Ades: Full of Noises: Conversations with Tom Service
Thomas Ades is feted from Los Angeles to London, from New York to Berlin, as the musician who has done more than any other living composer to connect contemporary music with wider audiences. But this celebrated composer, conductor and pianist is notoriously secretive about his creative process, about what lies behind his compositional impulse. Here, Ades opens up for the first time, in conversations with Tom Service, about how he creates his music, where it comes from, and what it means. In these provocative and challenging interviews, Ades connects his music with influences from a huge historical and cultural spectrum - from Sephardic Jewish folk music to 80s electronica, from the films of Luis Bunuel and pre-Columbian art to the soundtracks of Al-Qaeda training videos - and offers a unique insight into the crucible of composition. This edition is updated with a foreword on Ades's opera, Exterminating Angel.
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18.75 USD

Thomas Ades: Full of Noises: Conversations with Tom Service

by Tom Service, Thomas Ades
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The New York Times bestselling memoir from the legendary Gucci Mane spares no detail in this cautionary tale that ends in triumph (GQ). For the first time Gucci Mane tells his extraordinary story in his own words. It is as wild, unpredictable, and fascinating as the man himself (Complex). The ...
The Autobiography of Gucci Mane
The New York Times bestselling memoir from the legendary Gucci Mane spares no detail in this cautionary tale that ends in triumph (GQ). For the first time Gucci Mane tells his extraordinary story in his own words. It is as wild, unpredictable, and fascinating as the man himself (Complex). The platinum-selling recording artist began writing his remarkable autobiography in a federal maximum security prison. Released in 2016, he emerged radically transformed. He was sober, smiling, focused, and positive-a far cry from the Gucci Mane of years past. A critically acclaimed classic, The Autobiography of Gucci Mane provides incredible insight into one of the most influential rappers of the last decade, detailing a volatile and fascinating life...By the end, every reader will have a greater understanding of Gucci Mane, the man and the musician (Pitchfork).
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18.75 USD

The Autobiography of Gucci Mane

by Neil Martinez-Belkin, Gucci Mane
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In January 1969, before the world heard a note of their music, The MC5 was on the cover of Rolling Stone. The missing link between free jazz and punk rock, they were raw, primal, and unstoppable. Led by legendary guitarist Wayne Kramer, The MC5 was a reflection of the times: ...
The Hard Stuff: Dope, Crime, The MC5, and My Life of Impossibilities
In January 1969, before the world heard a note of their music, The MC5 was on the cover of Rolling Stone. The missing link between free jazz and punk rock, they were raw, primal, and unstoppable. Led by legendary guitarist Wayne Kramer, The MC5 was a reflection of the times: exciting, sexy, violent, chaotic, and out of control, and all but assuring their time in the spotlight would be short-lived. Kramer wanted to redefine what a rock 'n' roll group was capable of achieving - and there was power in reaching for that - but it was also a recipe for disaster, both personally and professionally. The band recorded three major label albums: but by 1972, it was all over. Kramer's story is a revolutionary one, but it is also the deeply personal struggle of an addict and an artist. From the glory days of Detroit to the junk-sick streets of the East Village - in and out of prison and on and off drugs - this is the classic journeyman narrative, but with a twist: Kramer is here to remind us that revolution is always an option.
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25.58 USD

The Hard Stuff: Dope, Crime, The MC5, and My Life of Impossibilities

by Wayne Kramer
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A pianist, arranger, and composer, William Pursell is a mainstay of the Nashville music scene. He has played jazz in Nashville's Printer's Alley with Chet Atkins and Harold Bradley, recorded with Johnny Cash and Patsy Cline, performed with the Nashville Symphony, and composed and arranged popular and classical music. Pursell's ...
Crooked River City: The Musical Life of Nashville's William Pursell
A pianist, arranger, and composer, William Pursell is a mainstay of the Nashville music scene. He has played jazz in Nashville's Printer's Alley with Chet Atkins and Harold Bradley, recorded with Johnny Cash and Patsy Cline, performed with the Nashville Symphony, and composed and arranged popular and classical music. Pursell's career, winding like a crooked river between classical and popular genres, encompasses a striking diversity of musical experiences. A series of key choices sent him down different paths, whether it was reenrolling with the Air Force for a second tour of duty, leaving the prestigious Eastman School of Music to tour with an R&B band, or refusing to sign with the Beatles' agent Sid Bernstein. The story of his life as a working musician is unlike any other-he is not a country musician nor a popular musician nor a classical musician but, instead, an artist who refused to be limited by traditional categories. Crooked River City is driven by a series of recollections and personal anecdotes Terry Wait Klefstad assembled over a three-year period of interviews with Pursell. His story is one not only of talent, but of dedication and hard work, and of the ins and outs of a working musician in America. This biography fills a crucial gap in Nashville music history for both scholars and music fans.
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26.250000 USD

Crooked River City: The Musical Life of Nashville's William Pursell

by Terry Wait Klefstad
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A GUARDIAN AND CHOICE BOOK OF THE YEAR 'A walk on the wild side with the alt-rock pioneer' GQ 'DeCurtis is well placed to trace Reed's five-decade career, drawing on insider knowledge but skilfully balancing it with detailed research and fascinating interviews' Mojo Magazine As lead singer and songwriter for ...
Lou Reed: Radio 4 Book of the Week
A GUARDIAN AND CHOICE BOOK OF THE YEAR 'A walk on the wild side with the alt-rock pioneer' GQ 'DeCurtis is well placed to trace Reed's five-decade career, drawing on insider knowledge but skilfully balancing it with detailed research and fascinating interviews' Mojo Magazine As lead singer and songwriter for the Velvet Underground and a renowned solo artist, Lou Reed invented alternative rock. His music, at once the height of sanctity and perversity, transcended a genre, speaking to millions of listeners, inspiring a new generation of musicians, and forever changing the way we think of that iconic era of sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll. Throughout his five-decade career, Reed embodied artistic self-awareness and captured the beauty, paranoia, and vivacity of his time into an array of hit songs, experimental albums, and a larger-than-life persona. With such masterpieces as 'Sweet Jane' and 'Walk on the Wild Side', Reed exerted an influence on popular music rivaled only by the likes of Bob Dylan and the Beatles and is recognized to this day as one of the greatest musicians of the 20th century. Now, just a few years after Reed's death, comes the thrilling, provocative story of his complex life. An acclaimed Rolling Stone contributor, Anthony DeCurtis interviewed Reed extensively and knew him well. With unparalleled access to Reed's friends, family, and dozens of other intimate relations, DeCurtis brings Reed's story compellingly alive and deepens our understanding of his indelible music. We travel deep into the underground artist clubs, listen along in the studio as the Velvet Underground record their signature work, and revel in Reed's relationship with legendaries like Andy Warhol, Patti Smith, and David Bowie. Insightful, revelatory, and intimate, Lou Reed is a gripping tribute to a quintessential American icon.
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25.58 USD

Lou Reed: Radio 4 Book of the Week

by Anthony DeCurtis
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Songwriting in Contemporary West Virginia: Profiles and Reflections is the first book dedicated to telling the stories of West Virginia's extensive community of songwriters. Based on oral histories conducted by Stimeling and told largely in the songwriters' own words, these profiles offer a lively overview of the personalities, venues, and ...
Songwriting in Contemporary West Virginia: Profiles and Reflections
Songwriting in Contemporary West Virginia: Profiles and Reflections is the first book dedicated to telling the stories of West Virginia's extensive community of songwriters. Based on oral histories conducted by Stimeling and told largely in the songwriters' own words, these profiles offer a lively overview of the personalities, venues, and networks that nurture and sustain popular music in West Virginia. Stimeling is attentive to breadth and diversity, presenting sketches of established personalities like Larry Groce, who oversees Mountain Stage, and emerging musicians like Maria Allison, who dreams of one day performing there. Each profile includes a brief selected discography to guide readers to recordings of these musicians' work.
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30.440000 USD

Songwriting in Contemporary West Virginia: Profiles and Reflections

by Travis D. Stimeling
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There have been many books written about Johnny Cash, but The Man in Song is the first to examine Cash's incredible life through the lens of the songs he wrote and recorded. Music journalist and historian John Alexander has drawn on decades of studying Cash's music and life, from his ...
The Man in Song: A Discographic Biography of Johnny Cash
There have been many books written about Johnny Cash, but The Man in Song is the first to examine Cash's incredible life through the lens of the songs he wrote and recorded. Music journalist and historian John Alexander has drawn on decades of studying Cash's music and life, from his difficult depression-era Arkansas childhood through his death in 2003, to tell a life story through songs familiar and obscure. In discovering why Cash wrote a given song or chose to record it, Alexander introduces readers anew to a man whose primary consideration of any song was the difference music makes in people's lives, and not whether the song would become a hit. The hits came, of course. Johnny Cash sold more than fifty million albums in forty years, and he holds the distinction of being the only performer inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the Gospel Music Hall of Fame. The Man in Song connects treasured songs to an incredible life. It explores the intertwined experience and creativity of childhood trauma. It rifles through the discography of a life: Cash's work with the Tennessee Two at Sam Phillips's Sun Studios, the unique concept albums Cash recorded for Columbia Records, the spiritual songs, the albums recorded live at prisons, songs about the love of his life, June Carter Cash, songs about murder and death and addiction, songs about ramblers, and even silly songs. Appropriate for both serious country and folk music enthusiasts and those just learning about this musical legend, The Man in Song will appeal to a fan base spanning generations. Here is a biography for those who first heard I Walk the Line in 1956, a younger generation who discovered Cash through songs like his cover of Trent Reznor's Hurt, and everyone in between.
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48.63 USD

The Man in Song: A Discographic Biography of Johnny Cash

by John M. Alexander
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Neil V. Rosenberg met the legendary Bill Monroe at the Brown County Jamboree. Rosenberg's subsequent experiences in Bean Blossom put his feet on the intertwined musical and scholarly paths that made him a preeminent scholar of bluegrass music. Rosenberg's memoir shines a light on the changing bluegrass scene of the ...
Bluegrass Generation: A Memoir
Neil V. Rosenberg met the legendary Bill Monroe at the Brown County Jamboree. Rosenberg's subsequent experiences in Bean Blossom put his feet on the intertwined musical and scholarly paths that made him a preeminent scholar of bluegrass music. Rosenberg's memoir shines a light on the changing bluegrass scene of the early 1960s. Already a fan and aspiring musician, his appetite for banjo music quickly put him on the Jamboree stage. Rosenberg eventually played with Monroe and spent four months managing the Jamboree. Those heights gave him an eyewitness view of nothing less than bluegrass's emergence from the shadow of country music into its own distinct art form. As the likes of Bill Keith and Del McCoury played, Rosenberg watched Monroe begin to share a personal link to the music that tied audiences to its history and his life--and helped turn him into bluegrass's foundational figure. An intimate look at a transformative time, Bluegrass Generation tells the inside story of how an American musical tradition came to be.
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23.050000 USD

Bluegrass Generation: A Memoir

by Neil V. Rosenberg
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Legends of Rock & Roll - Queen
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7.300000 USD

Legends of Rock & Roll - Queen

by James Hoag
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Rambling Across America
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15.740000 USD

Rambling Across America

by Tommy Ray
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Fame: Lady Gaga Comic Book Omnibus
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15.740000 USD

Fame: Lady Gaga Comic Book Omnibus

by Michael Troy
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Legends of Country Music - Willie Nelson
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7.300000 USD

Legends of Country Music - Willie Nelson

by James Hoag
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David Bowie: A Life
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18.900000 USD

David Bowie: A Life

by Dylan Jones
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Overtones: A Book of Temperaments
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14.180000 USD

Overtones: A Book of Temperaments

by James Huneker
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Fame: Lady Gaga #3
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6.290000 USD

Fame: Lady Gaga #3

by Michael Troy
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Sam Noto, a Life in Jazz
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12.590000 USD

Sam Noto, a Life in Jazz

by Joey Giambra
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Miles And Me
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20.46 USD

Miles And Me

by Quincy Troupe
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The Deaf God: A Story of Friendship Beyond Time
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10.490000 USD

The Deaf God: A Story of Friendship Beyond Time

by Antonio Scotto Di Carlo
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Scooby: The Glory of the Ride
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15.740000 USD

Scooby: The Glory of the Ride

by Gary Ralston, Stuart 'scooby' Cochrane
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Ludwig Van Beethoven: The Entire Life Story of a Genius Composer
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11.540000 USD

Ludwig Van Beethoven: The Entire Life Story of a Genius Composer

by The History Hour
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Sonny Rollins: Meditating on a Riff
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26.200000 USD

Sonny Rollins: Meditating on a Riff

by Hugh Wyatt
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Boat Notebook Large Size 8.5 X 11 Ruled 150 Lined Pages Softcover Journal Compos
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7.340000 USD

Boat Notebook Large Size 8.5 X 11 Ruled 150 Lined Pages Softcover Journal Compos

by Wild Pages Press
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The Quintessential Hit Man (Second Edition)
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25.190000 USD

The Quintessential Hit Man (Second Edition)

by Larry Edward Wacholtz, Sandy Linzer, Larry Russell Brown
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To Win Hearts and Minds: Vietnam to Iraq
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18.890000 USD

To Win Hearts and Minds: Vietnam to Iraq

by Terry J Mitchell
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Music Notebook: Music Menuscript Paper Song Writeing Journal Notebook - Large 8.5x11inch / 100 Pages / 10 Musical Staves for Writing Down Standard Music Notation.
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7.340000 USD

Music Notebook: Music Menuscript Paper Song Writeing Journal Notebook - Large 8.5x11inch / 100 Pages / 10 Musical Staves for Writing Down Standard Music Notation.

by Louise Bell
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Big City Cat: My Life in Folk Rock
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17.800000 USD

Big City Cat: My Life in Folk Rock

by Steve Forbert
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Ukulele Tab Sheet Music: A Blank Sheet Music Notebook to Write Your Own Ukulele Songs, Blank Ukulele Chord Sheet, Ukulele Tab Book. Colorful Theme
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10.490000 USD

Ukulele Tab Sheet Music: A Blank Sheet Music Notebook to Write Your Own Ukulele Songs, Blank Ukulele Chord Sheet, Ukulele Tab Book. Colorful Theme

by Giovanni Musical Publishing
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