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Why Karen Carpenter Matters (Music Matters) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781477318843
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Published: University of Texas Press - May 20th, 2019

In the '60s and '70s, America's music scene was marked by raucous excess, reflected in the tragic overdoses of young superstars such as Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin.


Playing Changes: Jazz for the New Century Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781101873496
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Published: Vintage - July 23rd, 2019

One of the Best Books of the Year: NPR, GQ, Billboard, JazzTimes


Go Ahead in the Rain: Notes to a Tribe Called Quest Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781477316481
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Published: University of Texas Press - February 1st, 2019

A New York Times Best Seller

A February IndieNext Pick

Named A Most Anticipated Book of 2019 by Buzzfeed, Nylon, The A. V. Club, CBC Books, and The Rumpus. And a Winter's Most Anticipated Book by Vanity Fair and The Week

Starred Reviews: Kirkus and Booklist


High School Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374169947
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Published: MCD - September 24th, 2019

From the iconic musicians Tegan and Sara comes a memoir about high school, detailing their first loves and first songs in a compelling look back at their humble beginnings


God Save the Queens: The Essential History of Women in Hip-Hop Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062878502
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Published: Dey Street Books - October 22nd, 2019

An NPR Best Books of 2019


Disgraceland: Musicians Getting Away with Murder and Behaving Very Badly Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781538732144
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - October 1st, 2019

From the creator of the popular rock 'n' roll true crime podcast, DISGRACELAND comes an off-kilter, hysterical, at times macabre book of stories from the highly entertaining underbelly of music history.


Janis: Her Life and Music Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781476793108
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 22nd, 2019

Longlisted for the 2020 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence

This blazingly intimate biography of Janis Joplin establishes the Queen of Rock & Roll as the rule-breaking musical trailblazer and complicated, gender-bending rebel she was.

Janis Joplin’s first transgressive act was to be a white girl who gained an early sense of the power of the blues, music you co


Face It: A Memoir Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9780060749583
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Published: Dey Street Books - October 1st, 2019

Filled with never-before-seen photos and art throughout, the much-anticipated autobiography from rock icon and lead singer of Blondie, Debbie Harry

BRAVE, BEAUTIFUL AND BORN TO BE PUNK 


The Queen Next Door: Aretha Franklin, an Intimate Portrait (Painted Turtle) Cover Image
By Linda Solomon, Burt Bacharach (Foreword by), Sabrina Vonne Owens (Afterword by)
$34.99
ISBN: 9780814347287
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Published: Wayne State University Press - October 14th, 2019

"Aretha was private. I respected this and she trusted me." Linda Solomon met Aretha Franklin in 1983 when she was just beginning her career as a photojournalist and newspaper columnist.


The Letters of Cole Porter Cover Image
By Cole Porter, Cliff Eisen (Editor), Dominic McHugh (Editor)
$35.00
ISBN: 9780300219272
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Published: Yale University Press - November 25th, 2019

The first comprehensive collection of the letters of one of the most successful American songwriters of the twentieth century

From Anything Goes to Kiss Me, Kate, Cole Porter left a lasting legacy of iconic songs including "You're the Top," "Love For Sale," and "Night and Day." Yet, alongside his professional success, Porter l


Country Music: An Illustrated History Cover Image
$55.00
ISBN: 9780525520542
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Published: Knopf - September 10th, 2019

The rich and colorful story of America's most popular music and the singers and songwriters who captivated, entertained, and consoled listeners throughout the twentieth century--based on the upcoming eight-part film series to air on PBS in September 2019


Just Kids Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780060936228
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Published: Ecco - November 2nd, 2010

WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD


Girl in a Band: A Memoir Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062295903
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Published: Dey Street Books - December 1st, 2015

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Kim Gordon, founding member of Sonic Youth, fashion icon, and role model for a generation of women, now tells her story—a memoir of life as an artist, of music, marriage, motherhood, independence, and as one of the first women of rock and roll, written with the lyricism and haunting beauty of Patti Smith's Just Kids.


Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl: A Memoir Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780399184765
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Published: Riverhead Books - October 25th, 2016

From the guitarist of the pioneering band Sleater-Kinney, the book Kim Gordon says "everyone has been waiting for" and a New York Times Notable Book of 2015-- a candid, funny, and deeply personal look at making a life--and finding yourself--in music.


The Sick Bag Song Cover Image
$21.00
ISBN: 9780544814653
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - October 25th, 2016

From the inimitable Nick Cave comes a mesmerizing exploration of love, inspiration, and memory that chronicles his 2014 twenty-two-city American tour with the Bad Seeds.

The Sick Bag Song began life scribbled on paper airlinesick bags during Cave’s 2014 tour.