Jazz, Pop & Rock

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  1. Book ImageAll Hopped Up and Ready to Go: Music from the Streets of New York 1927–77

    Tony Fletcher

    A penetrating and entertaining exploration of New York’s music scene from Cubop through folk, punk, and hip-hop.More

  2. 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

  3. Book ImageThe Beatles

    Hunter Davies

    Updated Edition

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

  4. Book ImageThe Beatles

    Hunter Davies

    The worldwide bestseller that defines the band that defined an era.More

  5. Book ImageThe Beatles

    Hunter Davies

    Illustrated and Updated Edition

    The worldwide bestseller that defines the band that defined an era—now updated and with 135 photographs and illustrations.More

  6. Book ImageBlackbird Singing: Poems and Lyrics, 1965–1999

    Paul McCartney

    "McCartney writes as freely—and often as beautifully—as a blackbird sings....[He] is a genius with the common touch."—Stephen Logan, The Sunday Times [London]More

  7. 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

  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 ImageDelta Blues: The Life and Times of the Mississippi Masters Who Revolutionized American Music

    Ted Gioia

    “The essential history of this distinctly American genre.”—Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionMore

  10. Book ImageDylan: A Biography

    Bob Spitz

    "No other book captures it so well, understands so well.... "—Greil MarcusMore

  11. Book ImageEarly Work: 1970-1979

    Patti Smith

    Selections from Patti Smith's writings over the decade in which she made a lasting impact on America's underground literary and rock scene.More

  12. Book ImageElvis Presley: The Rebel Years

    Schirmer's Visual Library, Lester Bangs

    The immortal Elvis Presley is shown here in his early years from 1954 to 1960 when he still had the unrestrained power of a naive, exceedingly charming Southern boy who was slowly losing his innocence.More

  13. Book ImageEverybody Says Freedom: A History of the Civil Rights Movement in Songs and Pictures

    Pete Seeger, Bob Reiser, Jesse Jackson

    “Filled with beautiful music, glorious lyrics, and the soul of one of the most important historical and social revolutions of our history.” —Judy CollinsMore

  14. Book ImageFaking It: The Quest for Authenticity in Popular Music

    Hugh Barker, Yuval Taylor

    Musicians strive to “keep it real”; listeners condemn “fakes”; ... but does great music really need to be authentic?More

  15. Book ImageHelp!: The Beatles, Duke Ellington, and the Magic of Collaboration

    Thomas Brothers

    The fascinating story of how creative cooperation inspired two of the world’s most celebrated musical acts.More

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