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You Fascinate Me So: The Life and Times of Cy Coleman

by Andy Propst

(Applause Books). He penned songs such as "Witchcraft" and "The Best Is Yet to Come" (signature tunes for Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett, respectively) and wrote such musicals as Sweet Charity , I Love My Wife...


Whiskey Bottles and Brand-New Cars: The Fast Life and Sudden Death of Lynyrd Skynyrd

by Mark Ribowsky

This intimate story of Lynyrd Skynyrd tells of how a band of lost souls and self-destructive misfits with uncertain artistic objectives clawed their way to the top of the rock 'n’ roll world. Based on interviews...


Ralph Peer and the Making of Popular Roots Music (Enhanced Edition)

by Barry Mazor

This enhanced e-book includes 49 of the greatest songs Ralph Peer was involved with, from groundbreaking numbers that changed the history of recorded music to revelatory obscurities, all linked to the text so...


I've Been Out There

by Grady Gaines

In the 1950s, as the leader of the Upsetters, the original backing band for rock pioneer Little Richard, Grady Gaines first exposed the music world to his unique brand of “honkin’,” bombastic, attitude-drenched...


The Road Beneath My Feet

by Frank Turner

*The Sunday Times Bestseller*

On 23 September, 2005, at the Joiners Arms in Southampton, Frank Turner played his last gig with his hardcore band, Million Dead. On the laminates that listed the tour dates, the...


Poster Girl

by Beccy Cole

Beccy Cole's inspirational memoir from the heart of Australian country music.

Beccy Cole has country music in her blood. Daughter of a country music star, Carole Sturtzel, she is one of the most popular country...


Born to Drum

by Tony Barrell

The pulse of rock 'n' roll—the drummer—finally gets its due in this unique, all-encompassing inside look at the culture and history of drumming

Beating the hell out of a drum kit is hard, sweaty, demanding...


Tell the Truth Until They Bleed

by Josh Alan Friedman & Wyatt Doyle

"Josh Alan Friedman has chops like a wolf. The French had a phrase for his tropism for the seedy, the gutter, the outcasts: nostalgie de la boue. This book deserves wide attention." --Jerry Wexler, co-founder...


John Prine: In Spite of Himself

by Eddie Huffman

With a range that spans the lyrical, heartfelt songs " Angel from Montgomery," " Sam Stone," and " Paradise" to the classic country music parody " You Never Even Called Me by My Name," John Prine is a songwriter's...


Motherless Child: The Definitive Biography of Eric Clapton

by Paul Scott

Timed for release around Clapton's 70th birthday, MOTHERLESS CHILD will be the ultimate celebration and definitive biography of one of the most influential musicians alive today.

From the 1960s graffiti proclaiming...


Mellencamp: American Troubadour

by David Masciotra

Throughout his prolific career, John Mellencamp has performed more than twenty Top 40 hits, has been nominated for thirteen Grammy Awards, and has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Hits like...


John Bonham

by Mick Bonham

Bonham is a complete portrait of the drummers' drummer written by his brother Mick Bonham. With exclusive interviews and previously un-published photos from the Bonham collection, as well as a complete Led Zeppelin...


Girl in a Band

by Kim Gordon

For many, Kim Gordon, vocalist, bassist and founding member of Sonic Youth, has always been the epitome of cool.

Sonic Youth is one of the most influential and successful bands to emerge from the post-punk New...


Words Without Music: A Memoir

by Philip Glass

The long-awaited memoir by “the most prolific and popular of all contemporary composers” (New York Times). A world-renowned composer of symphonies, operas, and film scores, Philip Glass has, almost single-handedly,...


Detroit 67: The Year That Changed Soul

by Stuart Cosgrove

The Epic Story of Motown and Detroit's Independent Soul Music Scene It's January 1967-and one of the worst snowstorms in decades is blanketing Detroit, Michigan. Berry Gordy, owner of Motown Records, is trapped...


The Eagles FAQ: All That's Left to Know About Classic Rock's Superstars

Call Me Debbie

by Deborah Voigt

In Call Me Debbie, internationally renowned opera singer Deborah Voigt describes her journey to become one of the world's most celebrated artists. In a strikingly unguarded and revelatory memoir, Voigt writes...


Schubert's Winter Journey: Anatomy of an Obsession

by Ian Bostridge

An exploration of the world’s most famous and challenging song cycle, Schubert's Winter Journey (Winterreise), by a leading interpreter of the work, who teases out the themes—literary, historical, psychological—that...


The B Side: The Death of Tin Pan Alley and the Rebirth of the Great American Song

by Ben Yagoda

From an acclaimed cultural critic, a narrative and social history of the Great American Songwriting era.

 

Everybody knows and loves the American Songbook. But it’s a bit less widely understood that in about...


Conversations with John Lennon

by Ronald Ritter & Sussan Evermore

The name John Lennon immediately conjures up thoughts and images of the iconic sixties band 'The Beatles,' the 'Let It Be' roof top concert, a pedestrian crossing at Abbey Road Studios, a white room, the song...