Rock and Pop, General
Paperback ISBN: 0486255646
Nearly 300 letters reveal Chopin as both man and artist and illuminate his fascinating world — Europe of the 1830s and 1840s. "delightful gossip . . . merry rather than malicious . . . engagingly witty." — Books. Preface. Index.
Third Ear-The Essential Listening Companion
Paperback ISBN: 0879306009
Written by one of jazz journalism's best and most knowledgeable critics, this book explores the full swing spectrum from its origins in the 1920s through its current retro resurgence. Features intriguing capsule biographies of 400 of the best musicians, from classic artists like Duke Ellington and Benny Goodman to retro swingers such as the Brian Setzer Orchestra and Lavay Smith and the Red Hot Skillet Lickers, with each artist's most notable CDs reviewed and rated, plus info on film appearances, books, and hard-to-find recordings. Includes insightful essays that explore this music's cultural impact, fun photos and swing memorabilia.
Paperback ISBN: 0757906516
Titles: Dancing Queen * Knowing Me, Knowing You * Take a Chance on Me * Mamma Mia * Lay All Your Love on Me * Super Trouper * I Have a Dream * The Winner Takes It All * Money, Money, Money * S.O.S. * Chiquitita * Fernando * Voulez Vous * Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! (A Man After Midnight) * Does Your Mother Know * One of Us * The Name of the Game * Thank You for the Music * Waterloo.
High Times, Hard Times
Paperback ISBN: 0879101180
"...in the tradition of the best jazz autobiographies...a fascinating travelogue through the jazz world, filled with vivid images of Gene Krupa, Stan Kenton, Roy Eldridge and Billie Holiday...Her prose is as hip as her music." -The New York Times Book Review
Positively 4th Street
The Lives and Times of Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Mimi Baez Farina, and Richard Farina
Hardcover ISBN: 0374281998
Discuss how Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, and Mimi and Richard Fariäna gathered together in Greenwich Village in the early 1960s, chronicling their rise from coffeehouse folksingers to popular icons.
The Encyclopedia of Country Music
The Ultimate Guide to the Music
Hardcover ISBN: 0195116712
Compiled by the Country Music Foundation and accompanied by a foreword by singer Emmylou Harris, an up-to-date, entertaining, and authoritative encyclopedia of American country music contains almost 1,300 articles and hundreds of color photographs. 25,000 first printing. UP.
The World of Duke Ellington
Paperback ISBN: 0306810158
"The ultimate in art is self-expression, not escape."-Duke Ellington In this fascinating portrait of one of America's greatest musical legends, longtime friend and jazz historian Stanley Dance recounts the life of the incomparable Duke Ellington in his own words and in the words of the artists who played along with him: longtime co-composer Billy Strayhorn, saxophonists Johnny Hodges and Ben Webster, trumpeters Cootie Williams and Clark Terry, drummer Sonny Greer, vocalist Alice Babs, and organist Wild Bill Davis, among many others. There are also first-hand accounts of Ellington's world tours, performances in churches and the White House, interviews and public appearances, and a complete discography and chronology. The result is a timeless chronicle of the long and extraordinary career of a music master."The truest and most intimate portrait of the great Ellington that we have."-Whitney Balliett