Jazz, Pop & Rock

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  1. Book ImageThe Show That Never Ends: The Rise and Fall of Prog Rock

    David Weigel

    The wildly entertaining story of progressive rock, the music that ruled the 1970s charts—and has divided listeners ever since.More

  2. Book ImageThe Song Machine: Inside the Hit Factory

    John Seabrook

    “An utterly satisfying examination of the business of popular music.” —Nathaniel Rich, The AtlanticMore

  3. Book ImageYeah! Yeah! Yeah!: The Story of Pop Music from Bill Haley to Beyoncé

    Bob Stanley

    “Breezy, opinionated and totally delicious.”—David Kirby, Wall Street JournalMore

  4. Book ImageLouis Armstrong, Master of Modernism

    Thomas Brothers

    Finalist for the 2015 Pulitzer Prize in Biography.

    "Profoundly evocative and altogether admirable…The writing and detail are so brilliant that I found the volume revelatory." —Tim Page, Washington PostMore

  5. Book ImageJazz

    Scott DeVeaux, Gary Giddins

    Second Edition

    All That Jazz—Total Access to the music and the players.More

  6. Book ImageWhat's That Sound?: An Introduction to Rock and Its History

    John Covach, Andrew Flory

    Fourth Edition

    The music—front and center.More

  7. Book ImageAn Introduction to America's Music

    Richard Crawford, Larry Hamberlin

    Second Edition

    An ear-opening exploration of music’s New World, from Puritan psalmody to mash-ups.More

  8. Book ImageThe Chitlin' Circuit: And the Road to Rock 'n' Roll

    Preston Lauterbach

    “Lauterbach’s tribute . . . is welcome and overdue.” —Jonathan Yardley, Washington PostMore

  9. Book ImageNica's Dream: The Life and Legend of the Jazz Baroness

    David Kastin

    The first biography of the legendary Rothschild heiress who reigned as New York’s “Jazz Baroness.”More

  10. Book ImageThe Natural Mystics: Marley, Tosh, and Wailer

    Colin Grant

    The definitive group biography of the Wailers—Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, and Bunny Livingston—chronicling their rise to fame and power.More

  11. Book ImageArtie Shaw, King of the Clarinet: His Life and Times

    Tom Nolan

    “The two sides of Shaw . . . are at the center of . . . [this] compulsively readable biography.”—Daniel Akst, Wall Street JournalMore

  12. Book ImageHot Stuff: Disco and the Remaking of American Culture

    Alice Echols

    "Remarkable. . . . Carried along by prose that is as sleek and slinky as its subject."—Christine Stansell, University of ChicagoMore

  13. Book ImageJazz: Essential Listening

    Scott DeVeaux, Gary Giddins

    The #1 text in the market—now in an Essentials Edition.More

  14. Book ImageThe Beatles

    Hunter Davies

    Updated Edition

    The book that defines a band that defined a generation.More

  15. Book ImageThe Blue Moment: Miles Davis's Kind of Blue and the Remaking of Modern Music

    Richard Williams

    A brilliant, wide-ranging book on how the seminal album revolutionized music and culture in the twentieth century.More

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