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The Allman Brothers Band: Classic Memorabilia 1969-1976

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The Allman Brothers Band: Classic Memorabilia 1969-1976 Willie Perkins & Jack Weston 150 Pages ISBN: 088146547X Mercer University Press 2015 Galadrielle Allman, the daughter of the late founder of The Allman Brothers Band Duane “Skydog' Allman, wrote the best book on the seminal Southern Rock band, Please Be With Me: A Song for My Father, Duane Allman (Spiegel & Grau, 2014), so it only stands to reason she would be ideal to offer ...

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The Who: The Official History

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The Who The Official History Ben Marshall with Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey 320 Pages ISBN: # 0062396366 Harper Design 2015 The explosive dynamism of The Who on stage, at the peak of their career, was so intense it had to be seen and heard live in the moment to truly appreciate it. Even so, the intensity was so great that more than enough of it translates to the photographs within The Who: ...

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Fare Thee Well: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Grateful Dead

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Fare Thee Well: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Grateful Dead Jay Blakesberg 208 Pages ISBN: #0984463089 Rock out Books 2015 Jay Blakesberg's photographic documentary of summer 2015's 'Fare Thee Well' shows “Celebrating Fifty years of the Grateful Dead" is remarkable enough for the nuanced clarity and color his camera(s) captured in Santa Clara and jny: Chicago. But it's actually startling to follow all the shots that fill the 12x10" hardcover book ...

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The Long Shadow of the Little Giant: The Life, Work and Legacy of Tubby Hayes

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The Long Shadow of the Little Giant: The Life, Work and Legacy of Tubby Hayes Simon Spillett 376 Pages ISBN: #13 978 1 78179 1738 Equinox Publishing Ltd. 2015 Tenor saxophonist, author, and discographer Simon Spillett spent a decade writing The Long Shadow of the Little Giant: The Life, Work and Legacy of Tubby Hayes. Employing a wealth of interviews from Hayes' colleagues (some of whom he has performed with) and fans, ...

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Free Jazz / Black Power

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Free Jazz / Black Power Philippe Carles and Jean-Louis Comolli 256 Pages ISBN: ISBN 978-1-62846-039-1 University Press of Mississippi 2015 Forty four years after its publication in French, Philippe Carles and Jean-Louis Comolli's thought-provoking, fiercely intellectual book Free Jazz/Black Power finally finds its way into English, thanks to Grégory Pierrot's translation and the good folk at University Press of Mississippi. The four words of the title reference four histories that ...

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Oxford American 17th Annual Southern Music Issue: Georgia

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Oxford American 17th Annual Southern Music Issue: Georgia Eliza Borne, Editor Issue 91, Winter 2015 One of my best friends (and fellow Arkansans) and I often discuss the maddeningly conflicted legacy of those United States making up the Old Confederacy. He likes to point out that in no other region is ignorance and cultural retardation more embraced and valued than our very own Dixie. My friend often laments that anywhere is better than the American South ...

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Chuck Anderson: My Life in Music

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My Life in Music Chuck Anderson 180 PagesISBN: #9781483440804 Lulu 2015 Chuck Anderson is not your ordinary jazz musician, and this book is not a typical biography of an entertainer or jazz artist. Anderson is a consummate master of the guitar in jazz, classical, and world music idioms, a composer, performer in diverse settings, educator, and leader of his own working trio. The book is not the typical reminiscence of hard times, ...

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Way Down In Louisiana

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Way Down In Louisiana Todd Mouton 302 Pages ISBN: # 978-1-935754-73-2 University of Louisiana at Lafayette Press 2015 Of all the states which comprise America, Louisiana is one of the most diverse when it comes to acculturation, specifically when applied to music. With the convergence of Spanish, French, and African settlers in an area already populated by indigenous people, a new regional identity through the process of creolization, was established. Acadiana, the region ...


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