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Beethoven Variations: Poems on a Life Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593317723
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Published: Knopf - February 2nd, 2021

“Padel’s imagery and imagination took me deeper into Beethoven than many biographies I’ve read.” —Anthony Tommasini, The New York Times

A fascinating poetic journey into the mind and heart of a musical genius, from the author of the celebrated Darwin: A Life in Poems


Beneath Missouri Skies: Pat Metheny in Kansas City, 1964-1972 (North Texas Lives of Musician Series #14) Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781574418231
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Published: University of North Texas Press - June 14th, 2021

The New Yorker recently referred to Pat Metheny as “possibly the most influential jazz guitarist of the past five decades.” A native of Lee’s Summit, Missouri, just southeast of Kansas City, Metheny started playing in pizza parlors at age fourteen.


Miles on Miles: Interviews and Encounters with Miles Davis (Musicians in Their Own Words) Cover Image
By Paul Maher , Jr. (Editor), Michael K. Dorr (Editor)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781641604673
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Published: Chicago Review Press - June 15th, 2021

Gathering the 30 most vital Miles Davis interviews—on his music, his life, and his philosophy—this collection reveals the jazz icon as a complex and contradictory man, secretive at times but extraordinarily revealing at others.


Dolly Parton: In Her Own Words (In Their Own Words) Cover Image
By Suzanne Sonnier (Editor)
$12.95
ISBN: 9781572842946
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Published: Agate B2 - December 8th, 2020

Get inside the head of one of the most beloved musicians of our time, a longtime country music phenomenon turned titan of industry and cultural icon: Dolly Parton.


Conversations with Tom Petty Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781787601628
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Published: Omnibus Press - February 13th, 2020

Tom Petty has long been considered one of the great songwriters of American rock 'n' roll, as well as one of the key standard bearers of integrity in the music business.


Real Frank Zappa Book Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780671705725
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Published: Touchstone - May 15th, 1990

Can't Be Satisfied: The Life and Times of Muddy Waters Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780316164948
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Published: Back Bay Books - June 1st, 2003

Muddy Waters invented electric blues and created the template for the rock and roll band and its wild lifestyle. Gordon excavates Muddy's mysterious past and early career, taking us from Mississippi fields to postwar Chicago street corners.


Honky Tonk Angel: The Intimate Story of Patsy Cline Cover Image
By Ellis Nassour, Dottie West (Foreword by)
$24.99
ISBN: 9781556527470
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Published: Chicago Review Press - June 1st, 2008

Earthy, sexy, and vivacious, the life of beloved country singer, Patsy Cline, who soared from obscurity to international fame to tragic death in just thirty short years, is explored in colorful and poignant detail.


Rage To Survive: The Etta James Story Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780306812620
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Published: Da Capo Press - June 5th, 2003

Perhaps the finest soul singer of the rock era-but equally at home singing blues and jazz -- Etta James is one of the great women of American music. In Rage to Survive she tells her mesmerizing tale in her uniquely big, bold, and unrepentant voice.


Mozart: A Life Cover Image
$22.99
ISBN: 9780060883447
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Published: Harper Perennial - December 27th, 2005

"Maynard Solomon writes with the grace of a novelist, the insight of a philosopher, and the precision of a detective. We come to know Mozart personally, as a musical genius, but more than that, as a living, breathing, thinking person." —Yo-Yo Ma


John Prine: In Spite of Himself (American Music Series) Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781477313992
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Published: University of Texas Press - June 14th, 2017

From singing mailman to Nashville legend, John Prine traces the crooked road traveled by the brilliant songwriter responsible for “Angel from Montgomery,” “Sam Stone,” “Paradise,” and “That’s the Way That the World Goes ’Round”.


Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780374538064
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Published: Sarah Crichton Books - October 2nd, 2018

"She was like a storm." —Leonard Cohen

Reckless Daughter is the story of an artist and an era that have left an indelible mark on American music.