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Blues Legacies and Black Feminism: Gertrude
$18.00
ISBN: 9780679771265
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Published: Vintage - January 26th, 1999

From one of this country's most important intellectuals comes a brilliant analysis of the blues tradition that examines the careers of three crucial black women blues singers through a feminist lens.


Sympathy for the Drummer: Why Charlie Watts Matters By Mike Edison Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781493059812
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Published: Backbeat Books - August 1st, 2021

Sympathy for the Drummer: Why Charlie Watts Matters is both a gonzo rush--capturing the bristling energy of the Rolling Stones and the times in which they lived--and a wide-eyed reflection on why the Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Band in the World needed the world's greatest rock 'n' roll drummer. Across five decades, Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts has had the best seat in the house.


Excavate! By Bob Stanley Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780571358335
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Published: Faber & Faber - June 22nd, 2021

A definitive insight into the ever-influential world of Mark E. Smith and The Fall, featuring never-before published essays and ephemera from fans, collectors and the artist and band themselves.

'They are always different; they are always the same.' John Peel


The Blues Dream of Billy Boy Arnold (Chicago Visions and Revisions) By Billy Boy Arnold, Kim Field Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780226809205
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Published: University of Chicago Press - November 19th, 2021

The frank, funny, and unforgettable autobiography of a living legend of Chicago blues.  
 
Simply put, Billy Boy Arnold is one of the last men standing from the Chicago blues scene’s raucous heyday.


Me & Patsy Kickin' Up Dust: My Friendship with Patsy Cline By Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton (Foreword by)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781538701683
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - March 2nd, 2021

Discover the "important and inspiring" and never-before-told complete story of the remarkable relationship between country music icons Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn (Miranda Lambert).

Loretta Lynn and the late Patsy Cline are legends—country icons and sisters of the heart.


Horror Stories: A Memoir By Liz Phair Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780525512004
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - March 9th, 2021

The two-time Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter behind the groundbreaking album Exile in Guyville traces her life and career in a genre-bending memoir in stories about the pivotal moments that haunt her.

“Honest, original and absolutely remarkable.”—NPR (Best Books of the Year)


I Ain't Studdin' Ya: My American Blues Story By Bobby Rush, Herb Powell (With) Cover Image
By Bobby Rush, Herb Powell (With)
$29.00
ISBN: 9780306874802
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Published: Hachette Books - June 22nd, 2021

Experience music history with this memoir by one of the last of the genuine old school Blues and R&B legends, the Grammy-winning dynamic showman Bobby Rush.

This memoir charts the extraordinary rise to fame of living blues legend, Bobby Rush. Born Emmett Ellis, Jr. in Homer, Louisiana, he adopted the stage name Bobby Rush out of respect for his father, a pastor.


We Could Be: Bowie and his Heroes By Tom Hagler, Tony Visconti (Consultant editor) Cover Image
By Tom Hagler, Tony Visconti (Consultant editor)
$24.99
ISBN: 9781788402729
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Published: Cassell - October 12th, 2021

300 vignettes telling the stories of Bowie's encounters with fellow icons, from Dylan to Dali, Lennon to Lydon  Bowie has been written about in just about every conceivable way - but never quite like this. Tracing the star's encounters with fellow icons, We Could Be offers a new history of Bowie, collecting hundreds of short stories that together paint a portrait of


Divided Soul: The Life Of Marvin Gaye By David Ritz Cover Image
$17.50
ISBN: 9780306811913
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Published: Da Capo Press - May 8th, 2003

"A biography as dramatic as any to come out of the pop field . . . told with sympathy and unflinching candor."--San Francisco Chronicle


Johannes Brahms: A Biography By Jan Swafford Cover Image
$23.00
ISBN: 9780679745822
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Published: Vintage - December 7th, 1999

A New York Times Notable Book

"This brilliant and magisterial book is a very good bet to...become the definitive study of Johannes Brahms."--The Plain Dealer

Judicious, compassionate, and full of insight into Brahms's human complexity as well as his music, Johannes Brahms is an indispensable biography.


Wonderful Tonight: George Harrison, Eric Clapton, and Me By Pattie Boyd, Penny Junor Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780307407832
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Published: Crown - May 27th, 2008

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • For the first time, rock music’s most famous muse tells her incredible story


Van Halen Rising: How a Southern California Backyard Party Band Saved Heavy Metal By Greg Renoff Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781770412637
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Published: ECW Press - October 1st, 2015

The bestselling, vivid and energetic history of Van Halen's legendary early years featuring 230 original interviews -- including with former Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony and power players like Pete Angelus, Marshall Berle, Donn Landee, Ted Templeman, and Neil Zlozower "Fascinating (even for non-VH fans) ...