Folk Music
Homeward Bound: The Life of Paul Simon
Homeward Bound
The Life of Paul Simon
Paperback      ISBN: 1250145694
A revelatory account of the life of beloved American music icon, Paul Simon, by the bestselling rock biographer Peter Ames Carlin To have been alive during the last sixty years is to have lived with the music of Paul Simon. The boy from Queens scored his first hit record in 1957, just months after Elvis Presley ignited the rock era. As the songwriting half of Simon & Garfunkel, his work helped define the youth movement of the '60s. On his own in the '70s, Simon made radio-dominating hits. He kicked off the '80s by reuniting with Garfunkel to perform for half a million New Yorkers in Central Park. Five years later, Simon’s album “Graceland
Boys in the Trees: A Memoir
Boys in the Trees
A Memoir
Paperback      ISBN: 1250095913
The Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller A People Magazine Top Ten Book of the Year! "Intelligent and captivating. Don't miss it." - People Magazine "One of the best celebrity memoirs of the year." -The Hollywood Reporter Rock Star. Composer and Lyricist. Feminist Icon. Survivor. Simon's memoir reveals her remarkable life, beginning with her storied childhood as the third daughter of Richard L. Simon, the co-founder of publishing giant Simon & Schuster, her musical debut as half of The Simon Sisters performing folk songs with her sister Lucy in Greenwich Village, to a meteoric solo career that would result in 13 top 40 hits, including the #1 song "You're So Vain." She was the first artist in history to win a Grammy Award, an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award, for her song "Let the River Run" from the movie Working Girl. The memoir recalls a childhood enriched by music and culture, but also one shrouded in secrets that would eventually tear her family apart. Simon brilliantly captures moments of creative inspiration, the sparks of songs, and the stories behind writing "Anticipation" and "We Have No Secrets" among many others. Romantic entanglements with some of the most famous men of the day fueled her confessional lyrics, as well as the unraveling of her storybook marriage to James Taylor.
Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell
Reckless Daughter
A Portrait of Joni Mitchell
Paperback      ISBN: 0374538069
"She was like a storm."
Alfred's Basic Ukulele Method: The Most Popular Method for Learning How to Play; Includes Online Audio & Video
Alfred's Basic Ukulele Method
The Most Popular Method for Learning How to Play; Includes Online Audio & Video
Paperback      ISBN: 1470636034
Alfred's Basic Ukulele Method 1 features clear, well-paced instruction that makes learning the ukulele easy and fun. This book covers how to hold your ukulele, tuning your ukulele, right- and left-hand techniques, the basics of reading music, chords, and strumming patterns, songs, and how to read TAB. The included DVD features MP3 audio demonstrations and video lessons to accompany all of the topics in the book. The video and audio can also be streamed online or downloaded.
Alfred's Basic Ukulele Method, Level 1 + Online Audio: The Most Popular Method for Learning How to Play
Alfred's Basic Ukulele Method, Level 1 + Online Audio
The Most Popular Method for Learning How to Play
Paperback      ISBN: 1470636026
Alfred's Basic Ukulele Method 1 features clear, well-paced instruction that makes learning the ukulele easy and fun. This book covers how to hold your ukulele, tuning your ukulele, right- and left-hand techniques, the basics of reading music, chords, strumming patterns, songs, and how to read TAB. For the first time, companion audio tracks that can be downloaded or streamed online are included with the book, so you'll have everything you need in one place.
Bob Dylan: The Essential Interviews
Bob Dylan
The Essential Interviews
Hardcover      ISBN: 1501173197
“A historical compilation to savor” (Los Angeles Times) that is “invaluable…irresistible” (The New York Times)—the ultimate collection of interviews and encounters with Nobel Laureate Bob Dylan, spanning his entire career from 1962 to today. Bob Dylan: The Essential Interviews features over two dozen of the most significant and revealing conversations with the singer, gathered in one definitive collection that spans his career from street poet to Nobel Laureate. First published in 2006, this acclaimed collection brought together the best interviews and encounters with Bob Dylan to create a multi-faceted, cultural, and journalistic portrait of the artist and his legacy. This edition includes three additional pieces from Rolling Stone that update the volume to the present day. Among the highlights are the seminal Rolling Stone interviews—anthologized here for the first time—by Jann Wenner, Jonathan Cott, Kurt Loder, Mikal Gilmore, Douglas Brinkley, and Jonathan Lethem—as well as Nat Hentoff’s legendary 1966 Playboy interview. Surprises include Studs Terkel’s radio interview in 1963 on WFMT in Chicago, the interview Dylan gave to screenwriter Jay Cocks when he was a student at Kenyon College in 1964, a 1965 interview with director Nora Ephron, and an interview Sam Shepard turned into a one-act play for Esquire in 1987. Introduced by Rolling Stone editor Jonathan Cott, these intimate conversations from America’s most celebrated street poet is a “priceless collection with honest, open, and thoughtful musings…a fascinating window into his one-of-a-kind mind” (Publishers Weekly).
Boys in the Trees
Boys in the Trees
Hardcover      ISBN: 1250095891
The successful singer-songwriter describes her life growing up amidst the glamour of literary New York with her father who co-founded Simon & Schuster, her path to art and music, her marriage to James Taylor and her famously cryptic song lyrics.
Cajun Music and Zydeco
Cajun Music and Zydeco
Hardcover      ISBN: 0807117692
Presents portraits of Cajun and Zydeco musicians and their fans, as well as photographs of the clubs and dances where they perform
Can't You Hear Me Callin: The Life of Bill Monroe, Father of Bluegrass
Can't You Hear Me Callin
The Life of Bill Monroe, Father of Bluegrass
Hardcover      ISBN: 0316803812
An in-depth portrait of the creator of bluegrass music chronicles his life and career, details his creation of the unique sound of American bluegrass music, and documents his seminal influence on American popular music in the twentieth century. 30,000 first printing.
The Erotic Muse: American Bawdy Songs
The Erotic Muse
American Bawdy Songs
Hardcover      ISBN: 0252017811