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Fare Thee Well: The Final Chapter of the Grateful Dead's Long, Strange Trip

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Fare Thee Well: The Final Chapter in the Grateful Dead's Long Strange Trip
Joel Selvin with Pamela Turley
288 Pages
ISBN: #978-0306903052
Da Capo Press
2018

Joel Selvin's Fare Thee Well may end up equally parts enlightening and disillusioning for whoever reads it. Drawing upon his coverage of the ...

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My Life in the Key of E

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My Life in the Key of E: A Memoir
Pete Escovedo with Sarah Spinner Escovedo
284 Pages
ISBN: 978-0-692-87885-9
2017

It's not news that the music business is tough.

There are some phenomenally talented people who scuffle for years trying to pay the rent. ...

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Good Morning Blues

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Good Morning Blues: The Autobiography of Count Basie as told to Albert Murray
William James Basie
399 Pages
ISBN: 978-1-5179-0143-1
University of Minnesota Press
2016 (1985)

In May 1959 Count Basie and his Orchestra played a “Breakfast Dance and Barbecue," like back in Kansas City, hosted by Roulette ...

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The Great Jazz and Pop Vocal Albums

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The Great Jazz and Pop Vocal Albums
Will Friedwald
432 pages
ISBN: 0307379078
Pantheon
2017

Will Friedwald has written a nice fat, fact-laden book, closely analyzing each song on the fifty-one albums he's chosen. Comparing his responses to one's own is interesting, but what really makes this book valuable ...

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The Great Jazz and Pop Vocal Albums

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The Great Jazz and Pop Vocal Albums
Will Friedwald
432 pages
ISBN: 0307379078
Pantheon
2017

The Great Jazz and Pop Vocal Albums is unique and Will Friedwald, who has extensive knowledge of and affection for singers and songs, has mined an area all his own. Sure, there are ...

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Raphael Confiant: Madame St-Clair

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Madame St-Clair, la regina di Harlem
Raphaël Confiant
240 pagine
ISBN: # 978-8862225663
Stampa Alternativa
2017

Pur non eguagliando i capolavori del genere, “Madame St-Clair" è un esito letterario ben fecondo dell'afrocentrismo contemporaneo. Ne è autore lo scrittore martinicano RaRaphaël Confiant, cantore dell'identità creola-antillana in stretto rapporto con il ...