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Piano Lessons

By: Adams, Noah

Price: $5.00

Publisher: BANTAM DELL:

Seller ID: 9780385318211

ISBN: 0385318219

Condition: USED


"Piano Lessons" is Noah Adams's delightful and moving chronicle of his fifty-second year--a year already filled with long, fast workdays and too little spare time--as he answers at last a lifelong call: to learn to play the piano. The twelve monthly chapters span from January--when after decades of growing affection for keyboard artists and artisans he finally plunges in and buys a piano--through December, when as a surprise Christmas present for his wife he dresses in a tuxedo and, in flickering candlelight, snow falling outside the windows, he attempts their favorite piece of music, a diffic... View more info

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Louis Armstrong: An Extravagent Life

By: Armstrong/ Gergreen, Laurence

Price: $6.00

Publisher: BROADWAY BOOKS: 4/16/2010

Seller ID: 9780767901567

ISBN: 0767901568

Condition: USED


Louis Armstrong was the founding father of jazz and one of this century's towering cultural figures, yet the full story of his extravagant life has never been told. Born in 1901 to the sixteen-year-old daughter of a slave, he came of age among the prostitutes, pimps, and rag-and-bone merchants of New Orleans.  He married four times and enjoyed countless romantic involvements in and around his marriages.  A believer in marijuana for the head and laxatives for the bowels, he was also a prolific diarist and correspondent, a devoted friend to celebrities from Bing Crosby to... View more info

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Louis Armstrong's New Orleans

By: Armstrong/Brothers, Thomas

Price: $6.00

Publisher: W W NORTON & CO INC: 1/4/2017

Seller ID: 9780393330014

ISBN: 039333001X

Condition: USED


In the early twentieth century, New Orleans was a place of colliding identities and histories, and Louis Armstrong was a gifted young man of psychological nimbleness. A dark-skinned, impoverished child, he grew up under low expectations, Jim Crow legislation, and vigilante terrorism. Yet he also grew up at the center of African American vernacular traditions from the Deep South, learning the ecstatic music of the Sanctified Church, blues played by street musicians, and the plantation tradition of ragging a tune. Louis Armstrong's New Orleans interweaves a searching account of early twentieth-c... View more info

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Comin' Right at Ya: How a Jewish Yankee Hippie Went Country, or, the Often Outra

By: Asleep at the Wheel/Benson

Price: $8.00

Seller ID: 9780292756588

ISBN: 0292756585

Condition: USED


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Soloist, The: A Lost Dream, an Unlikely Friendship and the Redemptive Power of M

By: Ayers/Lopez, Steve

Price: $7.00

Publisher: BERKLEY PUB GROUP: 7/18/2015

Seller ID: 9780425226001

ISBN: 042522600X

Condition: USED


Now a major motion picture-"An intimate portrait of mental illness, of atrocious social neglect, and the struggle to resurrect a fallen prodigy." (Mark Bowden, author of "Black Hawk Down") This is the true story of journalist Steve Lopez's discovery of Nathaniel Ayers, a former classical bass student at Julliard, playing his heart out on a two-string violin on Los Angeles' Skid Row. Deeply affected by the beauty of Ayers's music, Lopez took it upon himself to change the prodigy's life-only to find that their relationship has had a profound change on his own life. View more info

Music of Bach: An Introduction

By: Bach/Terry, Charles Sanford

Price: $2.00

Seller ID: 9780486210759

ISBN: 0486210758

Condition: USED


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And a Voice to Sing With: A Memoir

By: Baez, Joan

Price: $6.50

Seller ID: 0671400622

ISBN: 0671400622

Condition: USED


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Here, There and Everywhere: My Life Recording the Music of the Beatles

By: Beatles/Emerick, Geoff

Price: $8.00

Publisher: GOTHAM BOOKS:

Seller ID: 9781592402694

ISBN: 1592402690

Condition: USED


Geoff Emerick became an assistant engineer at the legendary Abbey Road Studios in 1962 at age fifteen, and was present as a new band called the Beatles recorded their first songs. He later worked with the Beatles as they recorded their singles "She Loves You" and "I Want to Hold Your Hand," the songs that would propel them to international superstardom. In 1964 he would witness the transformation of this young and playful group from Liverpool into professional, polished musicians as they put to tape classic songs such as "Eight Days A Week" and "I Feel Fine." Then, in 1966, at age nineteen,... View more info

Beatles Day by Day

By: Beatles/Lewison, Mark

Price: $4.00

Publisher: 11/7/2016

Seller ID: 9780517577509

ISBN: 051757750X

Condition: USED


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Shout!: The Beatles in their Generation

By: Beatles/Norman, Philip

Price: $8.00

Publisher: 6/8/2013

Seller ID: 9781416541172

ISBN: 1416541179

Condition: USED


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Walrus Was Paul: The Great Beatle Death Clues

By: Beatles/Patterson, R. Gary

Price: $6.00

Publisher: FIRESIDE BOOKS: 9/7/2012

Seller ID: 9780684850627

ISBN: 0684850621

Condition: USED


"PAUL IS DEAD." It was the late 1960s, the Beatles hadn't toured since 1966, and some truly bizarre indications began appearing, pointing to the unthinkable: Paul McCartney had been killed in a car accident and replaced by a look-alike. "The Walrus Was Paul" unearths every single clue from one of rock 'n' roll's most enduring puzzles and takes you on a magical mystery tour of baffling, yet fascinating, hints for solving this mystery. Test your "Paul is dead" trivia knowledge. Did you find and answer the following clues on the front cover? To what song does the title, "The Wa... View more info

Beatles Forever

By: Beatles/Schaffner, Nicholas

Price: $6.50

Publisher: 3/3/2017

Seller ID: 9781567310085

ISBN: 1567310087

Condition: USED


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Beatles: The Biography

By: Beatles/Spitz, Bob

Price: $8.00

Publisher: 10/24/2016

Seller ID: 9780316803526

ISBN: 0316803529

Condition: USED


Spitz restores the Beatles to what they were: a loud, angry rock and roll band, kids that became gods, not gods who happened to look like kids. This is a biography of the band in full, not merely the story of John and Paul and their two mates from Liverpool. View more info

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Beethoven's Hair

By: Beethoven/Martin, Russell

Price: $5.00

Publisher: 1/19/2014

Seller ID: 9780767903509

ISBN: 0767903501

Condition: USED


An adventure story starring a lock of Beethoven's hair, this irresistable tale mixes history, music and science into a compelling narrative. Beginning in 1827, when 582 strands of the great composer's hair were cut from his scalp, the author traces the history of the lock right up to the present day.. View more info

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Just Getting Started

By: Bennett, Tony/Simon

Price: $7.50

Seller ID: 9780062476777

ISBN: 0062476777

Condition: USED


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Blondie From Punk to the Present: A Pictorial History

By: Blondie/ Metz, Allan

Price: $15.00

Publisher: 3/30/2016

Seller ID: 1892477238

ISBN: 1892477238

Condition: USED


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Bono: In Conversation with Michka Assayas

By: Bono

Price: $7.00

Publisher: 12/21/2013

Seller ID: 9781573223096

ISBN: 1573223093

Condition: USED


For the first time ever, Bono-the biggest rock star in the world-tells his life story. Bono's career is unlike any other in rock history. As the lead singer of U2, Bono has sold 130 million albums, won fourteen Grammys, and played numerous sold-out world tours, but he has also lobbied and worked with world leaders from Bill Clinton and George W. Bush to Nelson Mandela on debt relief, AIDS, and other critical global issues. He has collaborated with the same musicians for nearly three decades and has been married to his childhood sweetheart since 1982. His life, at all turns, resists the ro... View more info

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Frontman: Bono (In the Name of Power)

By: Bono/Browne, Harry

Price: $5.00

Publisher: VERSO:

Seller ID: 9781781680827

ISBN: 1781680825

Condition: USED


Celebrity philanthropy comes in many guises, but no single figure better encapsulates its delusions, pretensions and wrongheadedness than U2's iconic frontman, Bono--a fact neither sunglasses nor leather pants can hide. More than a mere philanthropist--indeed, he is said to lag behind some peers when it comes to parting with his own money--Bono is better described as an advocate, one who has become an unwitting symbol of a complacent wealthy Western elite. The Frontman shows how Bono defended U2's partial move to Amsterdam, avoiding Irish taxes; his paternalistic advocacy of neoliberal solu... View more info

Gijsbert Hanekroot David Bowie The Seventies

By: Bowie/Vos, Sebastiaan

Price: $15.00

Seller ID: 9789054294269

ISBN: 9054294264

Condition: USED


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Kill 'Em and Leave: Searching for James Brown and the American Soul

By: Brown, James/McBride, James

Price: $4.00

Seller ID: 9780812983739

ISBN: 0812983734

Condition: USED


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