The journalist, biographer, and Rolling Stone contributing editor Rob Sheffield calls David Bowie a lot of names: tramp, vagabond, and “the most alien of rock artists” to name a few.
Without scholars and writers like Albert Murray, Sam Charters, Paul Oliver, John Work, and Alan Lomax—all of whom explored the essence of American blues, jazz, and traditional music—we would be a l
Imagine being Moby, the musician who just happens to be an actual descendant of Herman Melville (which is where Moby gets his nickname, get it?), and you’re asked to write your memoirs without the
Writing an all-encompassing book about the life of Paul McCartney is akin to writing the definitive biography of Jesus Christ.
Fans of Verdi's opera La Traviata and readers who enjoy biographies of courtesans won't want to miss this gem by Rene Weis, a regular contributor to the Royal Opera House programs.
“A rewarding collection whether read straight through or sampling here and there.”
It may not seem as if sonnets and pop songs would go together, but Didriksen proves quite well that they do.
In 1970, when this book was written, the United States was deeply entrenched in the Vietnam War.
“will appeal to the art lover, the record collector, the social historian, the casual observer of culture, and the curious enthusiast.”
“108 Rock Star Guitars is more than just a book of rock star guitars. It is a work of art.” —Robby Krieger (The Doors)
“By comparing Brazilian engagement with European, North American and North African engagements, Rebel Music exemplifies how the community is as much impacted by religion, music, an
“Indeed, the saddest figure in The Dylanologists turns out to be Dylan himself.”
“With exacting research and a respect for minutiae and detail, Lewisohn has rebuilt the world of the Beatles.”
"Autobiography is unmistakably the work of the singer and lyricist of the still-beloved band The Smiths."
“. . . an invaluable resource for the study of 20th century popular music.”
“. . . a book worthy of any jazz fan’s bookshelf.”
“. . . a joyous little trip to North Mississippi Hill Country.”
“JAMerica is a fascinating read . . .”
“. . . 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.”
Society, as a whole, has become accustomed to convenience.
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.
“. . . a relaxed, informative, and eminently enjoyable introduction to the field of classical music.”
“. . . a joy to read and an essential part of the library of anyone who builds guitars or plays them.”
“. . . an enjoyable book about a life in music.”
“Adele: The Biography would fit perfectly in the waiting room at a doctor’s office . . .”