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Hallelujah Junction: Composing an American Life

By: Adams, John

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 2008

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2200965


1st printing. Very good.Jacket lightly toned. 2008 Hard Cover. 340 pp. John Adams is one of the most respected and loved of contemporary composers, and he has won his eminence fair and square: he has aimed high, he has addressed life as it is lived now, and he has found a language that makes sense to a wide audience (Alex Ross, The New Yorker). Now, in Hallelujah Junction, he incisively relates his life story, from his childhood to his early studies in classical compos... View more info

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Pearl: The Obsessions and Passions of Janis Joplin, a Biography

By: Amburn, Ellis

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Time Warner Paperbacks: 2003

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2201580


Spine faintly creased, pages toned. 2003 Trade Paperback. xii, 371 pp. Janis Joplin died in 1970 at the age of 27. This edgy talented emotional drifter was as lost as anyone you will meet in either fiction or non-fiction.The singer Janis Joplin's childhood in a backwater Texas town, where her classmates punished her for her individuality, fueled the compulsion to shock which became her hallmark. This account of the forces that drove her through a short, impulsive life, ... View more info

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John Lennon, My Brother

By: Baird, Julia; Giuliano, Geoffrey; McCartney, Paul

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Grafton Books: 1989

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2269318


First printing. Spine lightly creased, sticker ghosting on rear wrapper, pages faintly toned. 1989 Mass Market Paperback. 203 pp. Julia Baird, younger half-sister to the late Beatles legend, reveals the unorthodox childhood they shared, memories of their mother, renewed family bonds, and the many sides of John Lennon. View more info

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Just Getting Started

By: Bennett, Tony; Simon, Scott

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Harper: 2016

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2269457


First edition. Jacket spine head lightly bumped. 2016 Hard Cover. xii, 270 pp. Color illustrations from paintings by Anthony Benedetto. At ninety, musician and singer Tony Bennett is as vibrant and productive as ever. In addition to his prodigious musical output, including albums, concerts, and personal appearances, this beloved and enduring artist has written his next book. In 2012’s Life Is a Gift, Tony reflected on the lessons he has learned over the years. Now, in ... View more info

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Pathways to Unknown Worlds: Sun-Ra, El Saturn and Chicago's Afro-Futurist Underground, 1954-68

By: Corbett, John; Elms, Anthony; Kapsalis, Terri

Price: $120.00

Publisher: WhiteWalls: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2195258


First edition - a paperback original. An exceptional copy. 2006 Trade Paperback. 128 pp. Philosopher, Afro-futurist, and jazz legend Sun Ra (1914–93) constructed much of his complicated public persona during his sojourn in Chicago in the mid-1950s. Working with a still-shadowy underground fraternal organization, Ra amassed a library of books on the occult, Egyptology, race studies, Theosophy, and religion—all in service of drawing elliptical connections between thes... View more info

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Elvis: The Army Years, 1958-1960

By: Corvino, Nick

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Green Valley Record Store: 1978

Seller ID: 1852524


1978 Trade Paperback. 93 pp. A dramatization of Elvis' years in the United States Army. Complete with 16 pages of black-and-white photos. View more info

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Metallica: The Frayed Ends of Metal

By: Crocker, Chris

Price: $5.00

Publisher: St. Martin's Press: 1993

Seller ID: 2201595


Two creases to rear wrapper, pages toned. 1993 Trade Paperback. x, 225 pp. Metallica, the frayed ends of sanity. Heavy Metal's most influential voice.With their cross-bred cacophony of punk's jagged anger and rock and roll's monolithic muscle, they've blown apart the temple doors of the once-sacred Top Ten. Their hurricane mosaic of guitar riffs and feverish lyrics has left America gasping for more from these titans of thrash.They've done it all on their own terms, crow... View more info

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Rocking My Life Away: Writing about Music and Other Matters

By: DeCurtis, Anthony

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Duke University Press: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2203606


First edition. A fine copy.Crease to front jacket flap. 1998 Hard Cover. xviii, 348 pp. Rocking My Life Away represents nearly twenty years of writing by one of the premier critics of popular music in America today. In these pieces from Rolling Stone, the New York Times, and other publications, Anthony DeCurtis reveals his ongoing engagement with rock & roll as artistic forum, source of personal inspiration, and compelling site of cultural struggle. Including signific... View more info

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The Longest Cocktail Party: An Insider's Diary of the Beatles, Their Million Dollar Apple Empire and Its Wild Rise and Fall

By: DiLello, Richard

Price: $60.00

Publisher: A Playboy Press Book: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2206814


First edition. A nice copy. Near fine.Jacket edges rubbed with a few minor tears. 1972 Hard Cover. x, 325 pp. The Longest Cocktail Party is one man's account of the history of the Beatles' company Apple Corps, the break-up of the Beatles, and the beginning of their solo careers. The title is a reference to the press office's habit of entertaining members of the media, and the company's potential business partners, with expensive drinks, luncheons and perks – which ulti... View more info

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Love Don't Live Here No More: Book One of Doggy Tales (Includes Audio CD)

By: Dogg, Snoop; Talbert, David E.

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Atria: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1737508


First edition. Includes audio CD.Very Good. 2006 Hard Cover. This is the dramatic story of a young man with a passion for rapping and making music, hip-hop style, but who survives the mean streets of Southern California by dealing drugs. His father is out of the picture, but he has a loving mum who raised him, a posse of friends, and a girlfriend who encourages him to pursue his passion and leave the life of street hustling behind. With her encouragement, he does pursue ... View more info

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Rosa Ponselle: A Centenary Biography (Opera Biography Series, No. 9)

By: Drake, James A.; Pauly, Reinhard G. (General Editor); Alfonte, James M. (Photographic Editor); Kaufman, Thomas G. (Chronology of Performances); Farkas, Andrew (Bibliography); Park, Bill (Discography)

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Amadeus Press: 1997

Seller ID: 2201205


Lacks jacket. Minor 1 sticker ghost near base of spine, black marker dot on bottom page ridge. 1997 Hard Cover. 494 pp. Published in celebration of the 100th anniversary of her birth, this book presents a candid portrait of Ponselle, the Caruso in petticoats, contrasting the singer's own words, from interviews with the author and others, with the recollections of friends, family members, and colleagues. View more info

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Jump for Joy: Jazz at Lincoln Center Celebrates The Ellington Centennial, 1899-1999

By: Ellington, Duke; Marsalis, Wynton; O'Meally, Robert G.; Crouch, Stanley; James, Michael; Holley, Eugene; Murray, Albert; Boyer, Richard O.; Dance, Stanley; Ellison, Ralph

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Jazz at Lincoln Center: 1999

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2195254


Inscribed & signed by Walter Blanding, Jr. on rear wrapper corner ('Joe: Thank you, it's been a pleasure! Sincerely Walter' - the r of Walter is stylized into a saxophone and a musical stave). Blanding is a saxophonist and 'member of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra since 1998 [who] has performed, toured and/or recorded with his own groups and with such renowned artists as the Cab Calloway Orchestra, Roy Hargrove, Hilton Ruiz, Count Basie Orchestra, Illinois Jacquet ... View more info

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The Life of Mahler (Musical Lives)

By: Franklin, Peter

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Cambridge University Press: 1997

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2268758


First printing. Newspaper clippings laid in and taped to last page, minor ink note on page 228. 1997 Trade Paperback. ix, 228 pp. As a leading European conductor and the composer of enormous and controversial symphonies, Gustav Mahler (1860-1911) inspired mythologizers in his own lifetime. Some of them were personal friends, concerned with countering biased criticism of him in which German-nationalist, hide-bound traditionalist or anti-Semitic elements were often mixed. ... View more info

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Crazy Rhythm: My Journey from Brooklyn, Jazz, and Wall Street to Nixon's White House, Watergate, and Beyond...

By: Garment, Leonard

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Times Books: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2202798


First edition. Ink date to front endpaper.Near Fine. 1997 Hard Cover. xii, 418 pp. In a smart, swinging memoir, Garment gives his version of the immigrant's coming-of-age story, telling readers how a liberal Jewish jazz musician became one of President Nixon's most trusted advisers and Washington's most influential lawyers--finally arriving at the grim, chaotic center of the Watergate scandal. Includes black-and-white photographs.Keywords: LEONARD GARMENT CRAZY RHYTHM MY... View more info

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A Day with Edvard Grieg

By: Gillington, M.C.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton, London:

Seller ID: 2153466


Includes original fragile onion skin jacket. Lightly foxed, minor loss from top jacket edge, ink gift note on front flyleaf.Good. Unpaginated. Portrait of Grieg mounted on front board. Color frontispiece & plates by T.H. Robinson. A brief biographical sketch of the Norwegian pianist most well-known for composing the music for Henrik Ibsen's Peer Gynt. View more info

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Blackbird: The Life and Times of Paul McCartney

By: Giuliano, Geoffrey; Laine, Denny

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Dutton: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2203605


First edition. A very nice copy.Jacket faintly toned. 1991 Hard Cover. xiv, 384 pp. The most prolific and commercially successful of the Beatles, Paul McCartney has made musical waves for over three decades. His leadership of the Beatles; collaborations with Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, and Elvis Costello; solo hits, including Maybe I'm Amazed, Band on the Run, Jet, Silly Love Songs, No More Lonely Nights, My Brave Face, and Put It There; and many world tours have re-... View more info

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Never a Dull Moment: 1971, the Year That Rock Exploded

By: Hepworth, David

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company: 2016

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2263416


2nd printing. An exceptional copy. 2016 Hard Cover. x, [2], 307, [1] pp. 8vo. A rollicking look at 1971, rock's golden year, the year that saw the release of the indelible recordings of Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, the Who, Rod Stewart, Carole King, the Rolling Stones, and others and produced more classics than any other year in rock history. The Sixties ended a year late. On New Year's Eve 1970 Paul McCartney instructed his lawyers to issue the writ at the High Court in L... View more info

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John, Paul, George & Ringo: The Definitive Illustrated Chronicle of the Beatles, 1960-1970, Rare Photographs, Ephemera, and Day-By-Day Timeline

By: Hill, Tim

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Metro Books: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2261079


First American edition. An exceptional copy. 2008 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. 448 pp. John, Paul, George & Ringo minutely traces the meteoric rise of the Beatles from 1960 to 1970, with detailed timelines of their day-to-day activities, fascinating photographs (many exceedingly rare), penetrating biographies of everyone associated with the spread of Beatlemania, and contemporary excerpts from London's influential Daily Mail. This exhaus... View more info

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The Swanee River [Ribber] and A Biographical Sketch of Stephen C. [Collins] Foster

By: Hodges, Fletcher

Price: $3.00

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh: 1978

Seller ID: 1651068


Small sticker ghost on front cover, ink name & date inside front cover, two small newspaper clippings related to the Stephen Foster State Folk Culture Center (both with minor ink notes) laid in. 1978 Stapled Binding. 52 pp. A short biography of the famous American musician and composer Stephen C. Foster, along with lyrics from his well-known song Swanee River, illustrated with reproductions of contemporary engravings. Also includes a tribute and epitaph, and a chronology... View more info

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No One Here Gets Out Alive: The Biography of Jim Morrison

By: Hopkins, Jerry; Sugerman, Danny

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Grand Central: 2006

Seller ID: 2203322


Faint small stain to bottom page ridge. 2006 Trade Paperback. xvi, 365 pp. Here is Jim Morrison in all his complexity-singer, philosopher, poet, delinquent-the brilliant, charismatic, and obsessed seeker who rejected authority in any form, the explorer who probed the bounds of reality to see what would happen... Seven years in the writing, this definitive biography is the work of two men whose empathy and experience with Jim Morrison uniquely prepared them to recount thi... View more info

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The Toscanini Legacy

By: Hughes, Spike

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Putnam: 1959

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2196671


First edition. Pages toned. 1959 Hard Cover. 346 pp. First edition. A critical study of Arturo Toscanini's performances of Beethoven, Verdi, and other composers. Includes 192 musical illustrations. View more info

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Felix Mendelssohn and His Times

By: Jacob, Heinrich Eduard; Winston, Richard & Clara

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2141419


First American edition. Top page ridge faintly foxed.Near Fine. 1963 Hard Cover. vi, [1], 356 pp. 8vo. The story of Felix Mendelssohn's life as a wealthy socialite, a popular musician, and a target during the Holocaust. The Nazi regime sought to stamp out his work, but today Mendelssohn's music is enjoying renewed appreciation. View more info

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Marian Anderson: A Singer's Journey

By: Keiler, Allan

Price: $5.00

Publisher: University of Illinois Press: 2002

Seller ID: 1813842


Top corner of rear wrapper slightly creased, wrappers gently rubbed. 2002 Trade Paperback. 447 pp. Marian Anderson was a woman with two disparate voices. The first - a powerful, majestic contralto spanning four octaves - catapulted her from Philadelphia poverty to international fame. A second, softer voice emanated from her mere presence: an unwavering refrain of opportunity and accomplishment in the face of racial prejudice. Anderson was born in 1897 to parents who made... View more info

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Blues All Around Me: The Autobiography of B.B. King

By: King, B.B.; Ritz, David

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Avon Books: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2262603


First edition. Jacket spine-head and spine-base lightly bumped, sticker on jacket rear. Ink note on front endpaper. 1996 Hard Cover. xii, 336 pp. The fabled blues guitarist chronicles his youth on a Mississippi cotton farm, years as a disc jockey, experiences with racism and the civil rights movement, romantic relationships, and forty-five years on the road. View more info

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Ten Ways Not to Commit Suicide: A Memoir

By: McDaniels, Darryle; Dawsey, Darrell

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Amistad: 2016

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2201902


First edition. A fine copy.Near Fine. 2016 Hard Cover. viii, 225 pp. In this surprising and moving memoir, the legendary rap star and co-founder of Run D.M.C. keeps it a hundred percent, speaking out about his battle with depression and overcoming suicidal thoughts—one of the most devastating yet little known health issues plaguing the black community today.As one third of the legendary rap group Run D.M.C., Darryl “DMC” McDaniels—aka Legendary MC, The Devastatin... View more info

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A View From a Broad

By: Midler, Bette; Russell, Sean

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 2014

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2199386


First edition. Near fine.Near Fine. 2014 Hard Cover. xviii, 140 pp. Bette Midler, also known as Divine Miss M—the indomitable and incomparable singer, actor, and musical theater extraordinaire, with a career spanning almost half a century—revisits her classic memoir, now with a new introduction.With her brassy voice and bold performances making the world finally pay attention, she needs no introduction. Grammy award–winning singer, Academy Award–nominee, Broadway... View more info

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The Life of Richard Wagner, in Four Volumes: Volume I: 1813-1848; Volume II: 1848-1860; Volume III: 1859-1866; Volume IV: 1866-1883

By: Newman, Ernest

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Cambridge University Press: 1964

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2201385


First paperback printings. Pencil marginalia on a few pages only, spines lightly creased, wrappers toned. 1964 Trade Paperback. Complete in four volumes. xxv, 512, xxxi; xviii, 619, xxviii; xiv, 569, xxxvi; xv, 729, lvi pp. An extensive biography of the German composer and theater director best known for his operas, particularly The Ring of the Nibelung and Tristan and Isolde. View more info

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Elton John: The Biography

By: Norman, Philip

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Harmony Books: 1992

Edition: First American Edition

Seller ID: 2263603


First American edition. Sticker remains on jacket front, light stain along top edge of jacket, front jacket flap price clipped. Light stain along top and bottom edge of last few pages, ink note on front endpaper. 1992 Hard Cover. 520 pp. A biography of the popular singer/songwriter discusses John's childhood dreams of soccer fame, the marriage he avoided in his youth and the one that failed in the 1980s, his bisexuality, and his musical success. View more info

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Reminiscences of Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: A Social and Artistic Biography

By: Polko, Elise Vogel; Lady Wallace

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Glenbridge Publishing Ltd.: 1987

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 1529530


First edition thus. Includes original jacket. Lightly rubbed.Very Good. 1987 Hard Cover. 222 pp. This is a welcome reprint of a memoir of Mendelssohn by a German contemporary originally published in 1869. It offers a sympathetic portrait of the composer, who lived in the age of romanticism in German music and whose own music remains a cherished part of the permanent repertoire. Elise Polko worked with the composer and imparted to her biography a personal touch which adds... View more info

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Great African Americans In Music

By: Rediger, Pat

Price: $2.00

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Co.: 1996

Seller ID: 1518552


Light edge wear. 1996 Large Softcover. 64 pp. Includes short biographies of various African-American artists, including: Ray Charles, Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Whitney Houston, & more. View more info