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ISBN: 9780312426613
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Published: Picador - April 17th, 2007

Well-researched biography of one of the most influential women in the history of American music. Despite his obvious admiration for his subject, Richmond rarely pulls his punches in recounting the many personal and professional trials, tragedies, and triumphs of Norma Deloris Eggstrom, the sad little girl from North Dakota who evolved into Miss Peggy Lee, one of the most celebrated entertainers in the world. During the course of the seven decades that comprised her remarkable career, we are privileged to meet most of the great figures in both jazz and contemporary music. With very few exceptions, they all were in awe of Peggy Lee. ~ Reviewed by Alden Graves

Fingerboard Theory for Guitar: A Music Theory Text for Guitarists by Mike Christiansen - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780786665839
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Published: Mel Bay Publications - June 21st, 2005

At last! A music theory book that is make for the guitar fretboard instead of the piano keyboard! An invaluable tool for guitarists of any level. ~ Reviewed by Erik Barnum

Rise Up Singing

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By Peter Blood (Other), Annie Patterson (Other)
ISBN: 9781881322122
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Published: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation - December 1st, 2004

Still the best book to have on hand if you want to get together with other musicians and have a grand sing-along! I have also given this to lots of parents of young children so that they can enjoy songs both ancient and modern as a family and keep the tradition of folk music alive. ~ Reviewed by Karen Frank

Kind of Blue

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Kind of Blue: The Making of the Miles Davis Masterpiece Cover Image
ISBN: 9780306815584
Availability: Special Order
Published: Da Capo Press - July 3rd, 2007

This meticulous, painstakingly researched book details the creation of one of the most influential jazz recordings of all-time. The book presents a fascinating glimpse at the art of collaboration and a vivid picture of the recording industry in the late fifties. Kahn also chronicles the marketing and promotion of the record. A must for anyone with a serious interest in music. ~ Reviewed by Alden Graves

Positively 4th Street

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Positively 4th Street: The Lives and Times of Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Mimi Baez Fariña, and Richard Fariña Cover Image
ISBN: 9780312680695
Availability: Hard to Find - May no longer be available
Published: Picador - April 26th, 2011

Anyone who nurses nostalgia for the early sixties, and the emergence of folk music as a defining cultural vehicle of that period, will be enchanted by this book. Written from material gathered from several hundred interviews, Hajdu is able to make us believe we are immersed in a novel with fascinating characters who happen to be real. He weaves the complicated backstory of folk music icons Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Richard and Mimi Baez Farina from their early family lives to their emergence into the infant days of the Greenwich Village Bohemian scene. It becomes apparent as the stories unfold that these talented and tortured artists pioneered a new form of creative expression and created an enduring genre and lifestyle based on their relationships with each other and interaction with the world around them. ~ Reviewed by Karen Frank


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