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The Who, An Illustrated Biography

By Charlesworth, Chris

London: Omnibus Pr. Very Good+. 1982. First Edition. Softcover. 0711900531 . Very good condition - pages all intact and clean other than the occasional small spot. Cover has light wear to edges/corners and light scuffing. Profusely illustrated with b/w and colour photos. Year-by-year history, hundreds of photographs, anecdotes, record sleeves and discography. (445os, 0211) ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 96 pages .

$17.95

THIRD COAST  OutKast, Timbaland, and How Hip-Hop Became a Southern Thing
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THIRD COAST OutKast, Timbaland, and How Hip-Hop Became a Southern Thing

By Sarig, Roni

Da Capo Press. Very Good+. 2007. First Edition. Softcover. 0306814307 . Clean, tight condition, no markings. Light soiling to bottom edge of pages. A little waviness to pages, but no damage (likely from just not being stored flat) . Very light edge/corner wear to cover. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 400 pages; "Though most casual fans know the story of hip-hop's birth in the ashes of the South Bronx, the story of the South's entry into the modern rap scene remains relatively unknown. Here, author and music writer Sarig (The Secret History of Rock) provides the "Dirty South" its first complete history, an ambitious tale featuring Southern industry luminaries like Pharrell Williams and Jermaine Dupri, as well as the acts mentioned in the subtitle. Sarig's chronicle boasts remarkable depth and breadth, covering every aspect of Southern hip-hop, including dozens-if not hundreds-of acts. Moving away from historical documentation to analysis can lead Sarig to make some questionable generalizations ("it's easy to observe that, today, the blues is almost entirely the province of middle-aged white people") , but his attention to the music itself reaches some dizzying pinnacles-as in deconstructing crunk lyrics to reveal connections to 11th century working-class Saxons. Throughout, Sarig is informative and entertaining, keeping an eye on the big picture while managing this huge swath of uncollected music history; though the necessary surfeit of details may wear out casual readers, Sarig ably connects the stories of record shops, roller discos and street corners from Houston to Miami to Virginia Beach." [476] .

$7.50

MIDNIGHT LIGHTNING  Jimi Hendrix and the Black Experience
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MIDNIGHT LIGHTNING Jimi Hendrix and the Black Experience

By Tate, Greg

Lawrence Hill Books. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 2003. First Edition. Hardcover. 1556524692 . Ex-library book, but still in very good condition - laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings. Pages are clean and tight. Cover has moderate scuffing and light soiling. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 157 pages; Jimi Hendrix's social meaning, his sexual mystery, and his scientific explorations in the field of sound are here addressed from a black perspective. This unique introduction to a man who, despite his popular appeal, has never made it into the pantheon of 20th-century black icons, incorporates extensive interviews with black Americans who shed light on Hendrix's complicated racial relationships. Midnight Lightning explores how Hendrix exploded the complacently segregated world to emerge as an icon for white boys, why his songs were not heard on black radio, and why black people once viewed him as a hippie Uncle Tom. Also explored are his connection to the Black Power movement, how he electrified soul music and made the electric guitar supplant the human voice, how he revolutionized the use of technology in popular music, and how black his music really was. His sex appeal-especially for black women-is discussed, as are how he redefined rock fashion, why nobody was really mad at him for sleeping with white women (at the same time as Sammy Davis, Jr. Was being harassed and threatened for kissing a white woman onstage) , and how he was marketed as a white performer. Explained are the ways in which Hendrix subverted and destabilized black masculine stereotypes, changing the way black music and black identity are perceived. [380-noto] .

$10.50

MUSIC BRINGS MY HEART BACK HOME Signed
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MUSIC BRINGS MY HEART BACK HOME Signed

By Edwards, Deanna

UT: Shadow Mountain. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1988. First Edition. Hardcover. 0875791123 . Boldly signed & inscribed on endpage "June, '91, to ____, May the power of love give your spirit wings! Love & peace, Deanna Edwards". Excellent condition - hardcover clean & tight. Jacket has light scuffing & very light edgewear. The touching and heartwarming story of Deanna Edward's work in music therapy, work that now takes her all over the world to present workshops to professionals and volunteers in the healthcare industry and at colleges and universities. [445]; 8vo; Signed by Author .

$13.95

THE BEACH BOYS
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THE BEACH BOYS

By Tobler, John

London: Chartwell Books, Inc.. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1978. First Edition. Hardcover. 0890091749 . Excellent condition. Hardcover is clean, tight and unmarked. Jacket has light edgewear & scuffing, no tears. "The story of Brian Wilson and the incredible Beach boys. The history of their formation and development, their troughs and triumphs. Filled with facts and photos - the story of one of rock's greatest groups..." [720] ; 4to 11" - 13" tall .

$14.50

THE ROLLING STONES It's Only Rock 'n' Roll, the Stories Behind Every Song
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THE ROLLING STONES It's Only Rock 'n' Roll, the Stories Behind Every Song

By Appleford, Steve

Vancouver: Raincoast Books. Near Fine. 1997. First Edition. Softcover. 1551921073 . Excellent condition - clean and unmarked. Cover has light wear to corners and a light crease on rear. Pages unmarked. Tells the incredible story of the Rolling Stones through their songs, going behind the scenes at the recording sessions for such classics as "Brown Sugar" and "Wild Horses" and witnessing the making of Stones albums, from the psychedelia-drenched "Their Satanic Majesties Request", through the decadent blue & country of "Exile on Main Street" through their 1997 album release.....Features original interviews with those close to the bank, such as Marianne Faithfull". [827]; 4to 11" - 13" tall .

$24.50

VARIOUS POSITIONS A Life of Leonard Cohen
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VARIOUS POSITIONS A Life of Leonard Cohen

By Nadel, Ira B.

Random House Canada. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1996. First Edition. Hardcover. 0394224132 . HC/DJ - fine/near fine. Excellent condition. Hardcover is clean and tight, no markings, very light wear to corners. Jacket has some scuffing and light scratches, no tears. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; "For nearly forty years, Leonard Cohen has endured the ups and downs of an international career that has alternately identified him as the "Prince of Bummers" and Canada's most respected poet and performer. Now, author Ira Nadel brings us closer to understanding these conflicting descriptions and allows us to enter Cohen's private world. He peels back the many layers to reveal the man and explain the fascinating relationship between Cohen's life and his art. This is a remarkable and rare look at Leonard Cohen, up close and personal. " [660] .

$14.50

NONE OF THE ROADS WERE PAVED

By Hahn, Robert H.

Fitzhenry & Whiteside. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1985. First Edition. Hardcover. Hardcover clean & tight, fine other than remainder mark on bottom edge of pages, a little bumping to spine ends. Jacket has very light edgewear, scuffing & a small amount of sticker residue on front, not clipped. "The remarkable story of a Canadian family's musical odyssey from the Saskatchewan frontier to the lights of Broadway during the years of the Great Depression. This is the story of Harvey & Mary Hahn and their four children, who became 'The Harmony Kids' of stage and radio..." [osl] ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$13.50

BONO In Conversation with Michka Assayas
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BONO In Conversation with Michka Assayas

By Michka Assayas

Riverhead Books. Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 2005. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 1573223093 . HC/DJ - fine/near fine. Excellent condition. Jacket has light scuffing, couple tiny corner tears. Pages clean and unmarked. "U2 vocalist, celebrity activist and one of the world's most outsized rock stars, Bono symbolically takes off his habitual shades to reveal the relatively normal guy behind the flashy (and occasionally bombastic) public persona in this series of wide-ranging conversations.....(545) ; 8vo; 322 pages .

$11.95

ARETHA FRANKLIN, LADY SOUL
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ARETHA FRANKLIN, LADY SOUL

By Gourse, Leslie

Franklin Watts Library Edition. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1995. First Edition. Hardcover. 0531130371 . Ex-library in excellent condition, a few stamps & stickers, only very light wear overall, clean & tight. ISBN: . B/w photographs. Meet the extraordinary woman behind the voice that can bring to life the feelings of sorrow and suffering, joy and ecstasy, hope and bitterness that all people experience. You'll be given a firsthand look into Aretha Franklin's childhood in Detroit, where at an early age she learned to sing gospel in her father's church; her legendary recording sessions, concerts and tours; her stormy love affairs; and the personal trajedies she and her family have suffered.... You will understand why her music has touched so many, and why it will continue to work it's way into hearts and souls all around the world. ; 8vo; 160 pages .

$11.50

ERIC CLAPTON, CROSSROADS

By Levenson, Bill

London: Eric Clapton Fanclub. Very Good. 1988. Softcover. Compilation by Bill Levenson. Light wear to edges & corners, light corner curling, light creasing, pages clean & unmarked. 30 pages. This biography focuses of the musical career of Eric Clapton and may have originally been part of an album. Numerous B&W photos, a 4 page discography and 2 pages of album cover illustarions. Great for any Clapton Fan. (*shipping will be reduced to most locations) ; 4to 11" - 13" tall .

$11.00

BETWEEN EACH LINE OF PAIN AND GLORY
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BETWEEN EACH LINE OF PAIN AND GLORY

By Knight, Gladys

Hyperion. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1997. First Edition. Hardcover. 0786863269 . Hardcover clean with only minimal edgewear, light soiling outer edge of pages, one edge has some light pen marks. Interior clean & tight. B/w photos. Jacket has light edgewear & scuffing, light soiling, sticker residue to rear, not price clipped. Immensely candid and down-to-earth, just like the woman herself, Knight's autobiography tells the story of a little girl with a big voice who grew up to become one of the world's brightest stars, while managing to keep her heart, soul, and Southern-born-and-bred family values, deep spirituality and humor intact. ; 8vo .

$6.55

YOU MUST REMEMBER THIS Popular Songwriters 1900 - 1980

By White, Mark

London: Frederick Warne. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1983. First Edition. Hardcover. 0723231877 . Light wear overall, light soiling outer edge of pages, interior clean & tight, light tanning to edges. 304 pages. 8vo (8" tall) Popular Songwriters 1900-1980. Offers brief profiles of top composers, songwriters, lyricists, arrangers, and producers and describes the songs and musicals with which each one is associated. Includes short biographical sketches and indexes to song titles, composers & lyricists, performers, and musical shows & films.. ; 8vo .

$11.95

IMPERSONATING ELVIS
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IMPERSONATING ELVIS

By Leslie Rubinkowski

Faber & Faber. Good+ in Good+ dust jacket. 1997. Hardcover. 0571199119 . Ex-library book, only light wear overall - usual ex-lib type of markings. Jacket has some scuffing and light edgewear. Pages are all intact . There is a a light edge stain on first blank endpage and a small amount of underlining on several pages, and several earmarks. Pages are otherwise unmarked. ; 8vo; " Twenty years after the death of Elvis Presley it would appear that he is more alive than ever, kept fresh in the minds of the public not only by his fans but by an astounding number of impersonators around the world. Theirs is a serious business that raises the king to a status of mythic proportion and proves him to be a pop cultural icon still able to draw a healthy crowd...." [700] .

$11.50

LOVE YOU TO BITS AND PIECES Life with David Helfgott
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LOVE YOU TO BITS AND PIECES Life with David Helfgott

By Helfgott, Gillian

Penguin. Very Good. 1997. Softcover. 0140266445 . Light edge & corner wear, slight crease to front cover, interior unmarked, publisher's marking across bottom edge of pages. B/w photos. The real story of musical prodigy, Australian pianist David Helfgott, written by his wife Gillian. (380noto) ; 8vo .

$5.50

IN THE GROOVE The Stories Behind the Great Recordings, the People Behind the Music

By Ted Fox

St. Martin's Press. Good in Good dust jacket. 1986. First Edition. Hardcover. 0312411669 . Ex-library book with laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings. Shows signs of wear including scuffing/light scratches to jacket, few very small edge tears, and soiling to outer edge of pages. Pages are all intact with the occasional small spot and light wrinkling to some rear pages. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Fox's interviews with 12 men important to the history of modern music are reprinted from Audio magazine, where he is an editor. The interviewees are those who developed the top vocal artists of the past half-century. Includes Mitch Miller, John Hammond, Jerry Wexler, Alfred Lion, Milt Gabler & others. (575) .

$12.50

ARTISTS OF AMERICAN FOLK MUSIC The Legends of Traditional Folk, the Stars  of the Sixties, the Virtuosi of New Acoustic Music
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ARTISTS OF AMERICAN FOLK MUSIC The Legends of Traditional Folk, the Stars of the Sixties, the Virtuosi of New Acoustic Music

By Phil Hood (editor)

William Morrow. Good. 1986. First Edition. Softcover. 0688059163 . Ex-library book - laminated cover and usual ex-lib type of markings. Cover is very good and overall wear is light, however the book has two edge stains on pages, either from a spill or damp damage. This has left an edge stain and slight wrinkling on numerous pages. This does not affect readability and all pages turn freely. "Fascinating stories, rare interviews & musical wisdom from the greats such as Leadbelly, Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan etc. "; 4to 11" - 13" tall .

$10.50

I'M A BELIEVER My Life of Monkees, Music, and Madness
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I'M A BELIEVER My Life of Monkees, Music, and Madness

By Dolenz, Micky & Bego, Mark

Hyperion. Very Good. 1993. First Edition. Softcover. 1562828479 . Light wear to corners & spine ends, light scuffing to covers. Internal pages are clean and unmarked other than. A couple earmarks. B/w photos. 217 pages. In fascinating, star-studded anecdotes, original Monkee Mickey Dolenz takes readers from his starring role at age 12 as TVs Circus Boy to the open casting call that brought the Monkees together, through the creative conflicts that finally drove them apart. [386-notosl]; 8vo .

$8.05

THE PRETENDERS Their Lives and Their Music!
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THE PRETENDERS Their Lives and Their Music!

By Tharper, Ian

Ballantine Books. Very Good. 1985. First Edition. Softcover. 0345322371 . Light creasing to cover, moreso to rear, light wear to edges. Interior clean and unmarked other than a few pages with crease marks. As well, some pages are lightly wrinkled so they don't lay perfectly flat. Very light number stamp on bottom edge of pages. 16 pages of photos. The lives and music of this English rock band, formed in 1978 and initiated by songwriter Chrissie Hynde. (120osl) ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 144 pages .

$9.95

THE CHARLATANS The Authorised History
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THE CHARLATANS The Authorised History

By Wills, Dominic & Sheehan, Tom

London: Virgin Publishing. Very Good+. 1999. First Edition. Softcover. 0753501945 . Clean, tight condition. Cover has light wear to edges and corners, light scuffing/creasing to cover. No markings. Hundreds of b/w & colour photos. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 159 pages; "Based on regular meetings and interviews throughout the last eight years-this book charts the career of The Charlatans from their earliest days right through to the recording of their first major-label album. The band and those closest to them talk exclusively and candidly about their initial white-knuckle success, their disastrous fall from grace, and a gradual reascent hampered by breakdowns, incarceration, financial catastrophe and even the death of one of their bandmates. " .

$11.95

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