A Natural Woman by Carole KingCarole King takes us from her early beginnings in Brooklyn, to her remarkable success as one of the world's most acclaimed songwriting and performing talents of all time. A Natural Woman chronicles King's extraordinary life, drawing readers into her musical world, including her phenomenally successful #1 album Tapestry, and into her journey as a performer, mother, wife and present-day activist. Deeply personal, King's long-awaited memoir offers readers a front-row seat to the woman behind the legend. The book will include dozens of photos from King's childhood, her own family, and behind-the-scenes images from her performances.
Publication Date: 2012-04-10
God Rock, Inc by Andrew MallPopular music in the twenty-first century is increasingly divided into niche markets. How do fans, musicians, and music industry executives define their markets' boundaries? What happens when musicians cross those boundaries? What can Christian music teach us about commercial popular music? In God Rock, Inc., Andrew Mall considers the aesthetic, commercial, ethical, and social boundaries of Christian popular music, from the late 1960s, when it emerged, through the 2010s. Drawing on ethnographic research, historical archives, interviews with music industry executives, and critical analyses of recordings, concerts, and music festival performances, Mall explores the tensions that have shaped this evolving market and frames broader questions about commerce, ethics, resistance, and crossover in music that defines itself as outside the mainstream.
Publication Date: 2020-12-01
Ola Belle Reed and Southern Mountain Music on the Mason-Dixon Line by Clifford Murphy (Introduction by, Text by); Henry Glassie (Text by); Douglas Peach (Text by)
Publication Date: 2016-02-23
Rethinking American Music by Tara Browner (Editor); Thomas Laurence Riis (Editor)
Publication Date: 2019-03-16
Bruce Springsteen’s America: A Dream Deferred by Alessandro Portelli
Publication Date: 2019
Experiencing the Beatles by Brooke Halpin
Publication Date: 2017-10-06
Spirituals and the Birth of a Black Entertainment Industry by Sandra Jean Graham
Publication Date: 2018-02-26
Csny by Peter Doggett
Publication Date: 2019-04-02
Agnetha Faltskog the Girl with the Golden Hair by Daniel Ward
Publication Date: 2016-05-24
Her iconic blonde looks, stunning voice and songs of loneliness and melancholy have endeared her to millions, yet Agnetha Fältskog remains an enigmatic and distant figure. From her success as a teenage singer and songwriter in Sweden in the late 1960's to her years of global superstardom with pop giants ABBA and beyond, Agnetha has fascinated generations of fans. Her beaming smile graced record sleeves, television screens and magazine covers around the world yet never quite managed to conceal her natural shyness and vulnerability. Agnetha Fältskog--The Girl With The Golden Hair is the first full-length biography dedicated to the life and career of the one of the most beloved and successful performers in music history. Charting Agnetha's journey from her early days fronting a local dance band in the small industrial city of Jönköping, through her decade as one of the most famous and popular singers in the world, and the years of self-imposed exile that followed until her surprising and successful comeback in 2013, 'Agnetha Fältskog--The Girl With The Golden Hair' will delight her many legions of fans and any readers with an interest in the history of popular music.