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Johnny Cash: The Last Interview: and Other Conversations (The Last Interview Series) Cover Image
By Johnny Cash, Peter Guralnick (Introduction by)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781612198934
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Published: Melville House - March 16th, 2021

Johnny Cash seemed like the stuff of legend when he was alive, and even more so as he achieved something close to sainthood in death. The interviews collected here bring us closer to the actual man: brilliant, falliable, introspective, and longing for redemption.


The Impossible Art: Adventures in Opera Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780374175382
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - December 7th, 2021

A user's guide to opera—Matthew Aucoin, "the most promising operatic talent in a generation" (The New York Times Magazine), describes the creation of his groundbreaking new work, Eurydice, and shares his reflections on the past, present, and future of opera


Baby Girl: Better Known as Aaliyah Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982156848
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Published: Atria Books - August 17th, 2021

In a definitive and “excellent homage to a star who left this planet too soon” (Questlove), the life, career, tragic death, and evolution of Aaliyah into a music legend are explored—featuring in-depth research and exclusive interviews.

By twenty-two years old, Aaliyah had already accomplished a staggering amount: hit records, acclaimed acting roles, and fame


Time Between: My Life as a Byrd, Burrito Brother, and Beyond Cover Image
By Chris Hillman, Dwight Yoakam (Foreword by)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781947026728
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Published: BMG Books - October 19th, 2021

As a co-founder of The Byrds and The Flying Burrito Brothers, Chris Hillman is arguably the primary architect of what's come to be known as country rock. He went on to record and perform in various configurations, including as a member of Stephen Stills's Manassas and as a co-founder of The Souther-Hillman-Furay Band.


This Isn't Happening: Radiohead's
$17.99
ISBN: 9780306845673
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Published: Hachette Books - June 8th, 2021

THE MAKING AND MEANING OF RADIOHEAD'S GROUNDBREAKING, CONTROVERSIAL, EPOCHDEFINING ALBUM, KID A. In 1999, as the end of an old century loomed, five musicians entered a recording studio in Paris without a deadline.


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When I Left Home: My Story Cover Image
By Buddy Guy, David Ritz (With)
$15.99
ISBN: 9780306821790
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Published: Da Capo Press - March 26th, 2013

According to Eric Clapton, John Mayer, and the late Stevie Ray Vaughn, Buddy Guy is the greatest blues guitarist of all time. An enormous influence on these musicians as well as Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, and Jeff Beck, he is the living embodiment of Chicago blues.

Guy's epic story stands at the absolute nexus of modern blues.


Songs of the Unsung: The Musical and Social Journey of Horace Tapscott Cover Image
$23.95
ISBN: 9780822362715
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Published: Duke University Press - November 2nd, 2016

Despite his importance and influence, jazz musician, educator, and community leader Horace Tapscott remains relatively unknown to most Americans. In Songs of the Unsung Tapscott shares his life story, recalling his childhood in Houston, moving with his family to Los Angeles in 1943, learning music, and his early professional career.


Sing Backwards and Weep: A Memoir Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9780306922800
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Published: Hachette Books - April 28th, 2020

This gritty bestselling memoir by the singer Mark Lanegan of Screaming Trees, Queens of the Stone Age, and Soulsavers documents his years as a singer and drug addict in Seattle in the '80s and '90s.

When Mark Lanegan first arrived in Seattle in the mid-1980s, he was just "an arrogant, self-loathing redneck waster seeking transformation through rock 'n' roll.&


Mozart's Starling Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316370905
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Published: Little, Brown Spark - May 15th, 2018

On May 27th, 1784, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart met a flirtatious little starling in a Viennese shop who sang an improvised version of the theme from his Piano Concerto no. 17 in G major. Sensing a kindred spirit in the plucky young bird, Mozart bought him and took him home to be a family pet.


Stevie Ray Vaughan: Caught in the Crossfire Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316160698
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - June 5th, 1994

His blistering guitar playing breathed life back into the blues. Performing night after night - from his early teens to his tragic death at age thirty-five, in tiny pass-the-hat clubs and before thousands in huge arenas - Stevie Ray Vaughan fused blazing technique with deep soul in a manner unrivaled since the days of Jimi Hendrix. The genuineness and passion of his music moved millions.


More Myself: A Journey Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781250153296
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Published: Flatiron Books: An Oprah Book - March 31st, 2020

An intimate, revealing look at one artist’s journey from self-censorship to full expression


Johann Sebastian Bach: The Learned Musician Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9780393322569
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 17th, 2001

Finalist for the 2001 Pulitzer Prize in Biography, this landmark book was revised in 2013 to include new knowledge discovered after its initial publication.