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Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin

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Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin
400 Pages
ISBN: #
Reel Art Press
2018

It was 50 years ago when a group of four people gathered in the basement in Central London for a rehearsal in order to fulfill touring obligations from the band they ...

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What's Big and Purple and Lives in the Ocean?: The Moby Grape Story

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What's Big and Purple and Lives in the Ocean?: The Moby Grape Story
Cam Cobb
288 Pages
ISBN: #978-1911036319
Jawbone Press
2018

In writing The Moby Grape Story, Cam Cobb serves a higher purpose, not just for the ill-fated band itself, but rock and roll history in general. The ...

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Jorma Kaukonen: Been So Long - My Life & Music

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Been So Long: My Life & Music
Jorma Kaukonen
368 Pages
ISBN: # 978-1250125484
St. Martin's Press
2018

Anyone who reads Jorma Kaukonen's memoir Been So Long is bound to be surprised. But what the venerable musician recounts in My Life and Music may startle fans and followers most ...

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Sophisticated Giant: The Life and Legacy of Dexter Gordon

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Sophisticated Giant: The Life and Legacy of Dexter Gordon
Maxine Gordon
261 Pages
ISBN: #9780520280649
University of California Press
2018

Dexter Gordon's place among those who created and performed some of the most influential music of the 1940s, 1950 and the early 1960s, when so many giants walked the ...

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The Other Night at Quinn's

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The Other Night at Quinn's: New Adventures In The Sonic Underground
Mike Faloon
269 Pages
ISBN: #978-1-941576-24-3
Razorcake / Gorsky Press
2018

In addition to absorbing the sounds on recordings and live performances, the traditional route to an appreciation of jazz and improvised music usually entails seeking out the ...

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Rhythm and Blues in New Orleans, 3rd Edition

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Rhythm and Blues in New Orleans, 3rd Edition
John Broven
360 Pages
ISBN: # 978-1455619511
Pelican Publishing Company, Inc.
2016

Where Julian C. Piper's Blues From The Bayou: The Rhythms Of Baton Rouge (Pelican Publishing, 2018) represents a history told vertically, drilling deep into a small slice of time ...

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Blues From the Bayou: The Rhythms of Baton Rouge by Julian C. Piper

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Blues From the Bayou: The Rhythms of Baton Rouge
Julian C. Piper
159 Pages
ISBN: # 978-1455623099
Pelican Publishing Company, Inc.
2018

History may be told horizontally or vertically or some combination of both. Some historians give a 360-degree panoramic view of their subject, while others drill down deep ...

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Blue Grass, Newgrass, Old-Time, and Americana Music by Craig Harris

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Blue Grass, Newgrass, Old-Time, and Americana Music
Craig Harris
400 Pages
ISBN: # 978-1455624010
Pelican Publishing Company, Inc.
2018

Musician/author Craig Harris' previous book, The Band: Pioneers of Americana Music (Rowman & Littlefield, 2014) focused intensely on a single pixel in the universe he reveals in his present expansive ...

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Portrait of a Phantom: The Story of Robert Johnson’s Lost Photograph by Zeke Schein with Poppy Z. Bright

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Portrait of a Phantom: The Story of Robert Johnson's Lost Photograph
Zeke Schein with Poppy Z. Bright
400 Pages
ISBN: # 978-1455622450
Pelican Publishing Company, Inc.
2017

We have been quickly approaching a reportage endgame on the legend and reality of storied bluesman, Robert Johnson. There exist several unpublished ...

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The Jazz Bubble: Neoclassical Jazz in Neoliberal Culture

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The Jazz Bubble: Neoclassical Jazz in Neoliberal Culture
Dale Chapman
282 Pages
ISBN: 9780520279384
University of California Press
2018

What explains vibraphonist Stefon Harris giving a TED talk at a conference devoted to behavioral finance? Why would one of the world's largest investment banks sink $10 million into the New Orleans ...