Papa, Play for Me
The Autobiography of Mickey Katz
Paperback ISBN: 0819564338
Mickey Katz (1909-1985), Jewish comedian and musician, is best known for his parodies - "Theme from Moulin Rouge, (Where is My Heart)" became "Where is My Pants," "(How Much is that) Doggie in the Window" became "Pickle in the Window"- incorporating Yiddish words and accents. His very first English-Yiddish recording, "Haim afen Range," was an instant hit and he went on to record ninety singles and ten albums for RCA and Capitol. Father of performer Joel Grey and grandfather of actress Jennifer Grey, Mickey Katz's irreverent blend of Jewish story-telling, vaudeville routines, African-American jazz, Jewish klezmer and popular dance band music have had a lasting impact on American culture. In this rollicking autobiography, first published in 1977 and reissued here with a new introduction, the King of the Borscht Capades talks frankly about politics, music, family, identity and show business.
Defining Moments from the Road, the Studio, and the Stage
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 0061076066
Drawing on the experiences and wisdom of more than one hundred artists in the fields of rock, jazz, and hip-hop music, this informative study captures the world of the professional musician as seen through the eyes of such notables as Bruce Springsteen, Carole King, Keith Richards, Paul Simon, Kool Mo Dee, and Harry Connick, Jr., among others. Original.
Joe's Got a Head Like a Ping Pong Ball
A Prairie Home Companion Folk Song Book
Paperback ISBN: 0140109056
Collects songs submitted to the "Department of Folk Songs" on the popular radio show "Prairie Home Companion," including sea chanteys, parodies, and nonsense songs
My Life and Other Unfinished Business
Hardcover ISBN: 0060177209
The successful country singer reveals her life since leaving home at the age of eighteen to pursue a singing career, while discussing her personal philosophies, her marriage, her friendships, and achievements. 1,000,000 first printing. $600,000 ad/promo. Tour.
Musicians' Home Studios : Tools & Techniques of the Musical Mavericks
Paperback ISBN: 0879307943
Advances in recording technology have changed the rules of the road, putting musicians in the driver's seat. Wired peers into the personalities of artists/producers with profiles, photo essays and comprehensive descriptions of their home studios. Stark conceptual photography will reflect the personas of artists such as No Doubt, Sonic Youth, Snoop Dogg, Korn, and more as they are connected to their home studios and surroundings. By bringing profiles, images, and technical data together in one package, both fans and mainstream producers will find themselves interested in a visually stunning and educational book.
How to Be a Hit Songwriter
Polishing and Marketing Your Lyrics and Music
Paperback ISBN: 063405001x
You've written what you think is a great melody, what you hope is a strong lyric, and you've cut what sounds to you like a killer track. But how do you know if it's a hit? And what do you do with it if it is? Your only option is How to Be a Hit Songwriter, essential reading for advanced songwriters. Molly-Ann Leikin is the award-winning songwriter/songwriting consultant who helps good songwriters all over the world become hit songwriters. Whether your work just needs a little rewriting, polishing or some strong connections, Leikin will guide you step by step to the top of the charts. In How to Be a Hit Songwriter she offers expert advice and exercises, including "Seven Easy Steps to Writing Hit Lyrics." The book features inside information that can turn your song into a potential hit. What's more, she's interviewed music industry power players who share tips that are essential to all developing artists.