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JAMerica is a fascinating read . . .”

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“. . . an invaluable asset for anyone wanting to know more about traditional music . . . a very useful travel guide for those who wish to visit the region.”

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Society, as a whole, has become accustomed to convenience.

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Some people are smart. Like “Jeopardy” smart, right? All kidding aside, everyone knows someone who would be their go-to first-pick for Trivial Pursuit.

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“. . . a relaxed, informative, and eminently enjoyable introduction to the field of classical music.”

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“. . . a joy to read and an essential part of the library of anyone who builds guitars or plays them.”

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“Adele: The Biography would fit perfectly in the waiting room at a doctor’s office . . .”

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“. . . When I Left Home [is] well worth reading—especially for blues fans interested in the southern rural and Chicago music scenes of the 1960s to the present.”

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“. . . with More Room in a Broken Heart, we hear the ballad of Carly, sung long and sultry, in a voice as crisp as a winter’s night. . . .

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“Mr. Malone paints a picture of an earnest, talented, shy, driven, and ethical man who loved nothing better than deconstructing and then playing a great fiddle or banjo tune.

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“Blues fans believing they know blues history will be surprised by the fabrications and half-truths associated with the genre, as uncovered by semiotic analysis of the many code words, meta

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“Simply put, avid concertgoers will likely enjoy this book or throw up reading it—perhaps both.”

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Not Dead & Not for Sale tells the tale of false starts and unfinished business—the heartbreak of true genius both realized and wasted and the ongoing battle against indelible demons.

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Music has power. The kind of power that causes an individual to run up a flight of stairs and start victoriously shadow boxing.

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Books should be an adventure. They should either tell stories that pull us in and keep us reading, or they should teach us unique and marvelous feats.

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Bob Dylan is a performing artist—a traveling bluesman, a modern-day minstrel—and the best way to try to access his art is to see him perform live.

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The Smiths, a rock quartet from Manchester, England, lasted only five years, from 1982 to their acrimonious breakup in 1987. But the band’s popularity hardly ended with their demise.

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If a record label could have program notes to describe its history and catalogue then this book would be it (and it has pictures for the kids![1]).

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Listener’s guide.

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The inside cover flap of Life, the much-anticipated memoir by Keith Richards, carries a note, in Richards’ handwriting: “This is the Life.

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This is a cool book.

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Part biography, part multimedia art smorgasbord, John’s Secret Dreams: The Life of John Lennon is more than just a nonfiction picture book: It’s a work of art itself.

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Julie Compton’s Tell No Lies is an excellent criminal justice system and family drama story set in St. Louis.

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