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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


Bowie's Bookshelf: The Hundred Books that Changed David Bowie's Life Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781982112547
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Published: Gallery Books - November 12th, 2019

Named one of Entertainment Weekly’s 12 biggest music memoirs this fall.


For the Love of Music: A Conductor's Guide to the Art of Listening Cover Image
$25.95
ISBN: 9780525520658
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Published: Knopf - September 17th, 2019

With a lifetime of experience, profound knowledge and understanding, and heartwarming appreciation, an internationally celebrated conductor and teacher answers the questions: Why should I listen to classical music? How can I get the most from the listening experience?


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

NPR's 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,


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


'Til Wrong Feels Right: Lyrics and More Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780593135976
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Published: Clarkson Potter - October 1st, 2019

The Godfather of Punk and frontman for The Stooges offers insight into his creative world with this collection of lyrics brought to life by full-color photos, never-before-seen notes and memorabilia, short pieces by Iggy, and commentary from other music legends, including Danny Fields and Chris Stein from Blondie.
 


Morning Glory on the Vine: Early Songs and Drawings Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9780358181729
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - October 22nd, 2019

A gorgeous compendium of Joni Mitchell’s handwritten lyrics and drawings, originally handcrafted as a gift for a select group of friends in 1971 and now available to the public for the first time
 
In 1971, as her album Blue topped charts around the world, Joni Mitchell crafted one hundred copies of Morning Glory on the Vine as a holiday gift for he


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


Hi-Fi: The History of High-End Audio Design Cover Image
$79.95
ISBN: 9780714878089
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Published: Phaidon Press - October 30th, 2019

A beyond-cool look at the world of high-end audio design for passionate collectors, obsessive audiophiles, and design fans


My Name Is Prince Cover Image
$90.00
ISBN: 9780062939234
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Published: Amistad - November 19th, 2019

The ultimate collection of stunning photographs documenting the career of one of the world’s greatest superstars