Music History Books

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1. Jazz - Then & Now

While many books chronicle the history of jazz, few are both designed for classroom use and follow jazz's evolution to the modern day. But by speaking to the student musician,... more info
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Softcover with CD. 6x9 inches. 180 pages. Published by Music Alive Books. (HL.00333157)

2. Meet the Great Jazz Legends - Book & Activity Sheets

Introduce a new generation of music enthusiasts to 17 legendary jazz artists who have enriched the world with their incredible talents. Dr. McCurdy's illuminating stories... more info
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Music History Book. 9x12 inches. Published by Alfred Publishing. (AL.00-20816)

3. Pink Floyd - The Early Years

Here is an intimate portrait of a legendary group on the rise. Author Barry Miles saw the band play when they were still called The Pink Floyd Sound, and he wrote the first... more info
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Omnibus Press. With Softcover. 7x10 inches. 160 pages. Published by Omnibus Press. (HL.00335920)

4. Five Centuries of Keyboard Music

Performing musician and professor of music discusses 350 composers and their works for harpsichord and piano. 116 musical examples, 22 photographs, 3 other illustrations.... more info
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Music History Book. 463 pages. Published by Dover Publications. (AL.06-22855X)

5. The JBL Story - 60 Years of Audio Innovation

Of all American audio companies, JBL holds the record for overall longevity and product renown. To celebrate sixty years of success, this book offers details on the people... more info
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General Book (not sheet music). With Softcover. 8.5x11 inches. 336 pages. Published by Jbl Pro Audio Publications. (HL.00331423)

6. Alternative Rock

This book looks inside the artists and music that transformed the American and British soundscape of the 1980s and '90s. Scene-setting essays - some with interviews of key... more info
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The Best Musicians & Recordings. General Book (not sheet music). With Softcover. 7.5x9.5 inches. 800 pages. Published by Backbeat Books. (HL.00330571)

7. A Chorus Line

The Complete Book of the Musical. It is hard to believe that over 25 years have passed since A Chorus Line first electrified a New York audience. The memories of the show's... more info
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The Complete Book of the Musical. Applause Books. With Softcover. 6.2x9.5 inches. 172 pages. Published by Applause Books. (HL.00314005)

8. Orange Blossom Boys

One of the most bizarre stories in all of popular music is the history of Orange Blossom Special, arguably the century's best-known fiddle tune. The man credited with its... more info
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The Untold Story of Ervin T. Rouse, Chubby Wise and the World's Most Famous Fiddle Tune. General Book (not sheet music). With Softcover with CD. 6x9 inches. 256 pages. Published by Centerstream Publications. (HL.00000282)

9. Roadhouse Blues

Texas is the honorary home of roadhouse music, and the late Stevie Ray Vaughan its uncrowned king. More than just a biography and musical exploration of Stevie Ray Vaughan,... more info
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Stevie Ray Vaughan and Texas R&B. General Book (not sheet music). With Softcover. 7.5x9.25 inches. 192 pages. Published by Backbeat Books. (HL.00331078)

10. Cream

Written by Chris Welch, former Melody Maker journalist and Cream confidante, this newly-researched book is the first full account of rock's premiere three-man supergroup:... more info
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The Legendary Sixties Supergroup. General Book (not sheet music). 7.25x9.5 inches. 192 pages. Published by Backbeat Books. (HL.00330598)

11. Beyond Hava Nagila

Velvel Pasternak, a noted ethnomusicologist and lecturer, has brought the joy of Hasidic music to audiences throughout North America and Israel. The three movements of this... more info
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A Symphony of Hasidic Music in 3 Movements. General Book (not sheet music). With BOOK W/CD. 7.5x10 inches. 172 pages. Published by Tara Publications. (HL.00330521)

12. Rockabilly

The rebellious youth music we know as rockabilly was born in the '50s and enjoyed a great revival in the '80s and '90s. This book is a straight-from-the-heart account of how... more info
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A Forty-Year Journey. General Book (not sheet music). With Softcover. 8.5x11 inches. 304 pages. Published by Hal Leonard. (HL.00330378)

13. Marvin Gaye, My Brother

Marvin Gaye's life and brilliant career were cut tragically short on April 1, 1984 - one day before his 45th birthday - when he was shot and killed by his own father. Now,... more info
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General Book (not sheet music). With Hardcover. 6.25x9.25 inches. 216 pages. Published by Backbeat Books. (HL.00331075)

14. From the Inside: Linkin Park's Meteora

SoCal alt-metal sextet Linkin Park's first CD Hybrid Theory was the record industry's biggest seller of 2002, with over 14 million copies sold. The band's fusion of hip-hop,... more info
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General Book (not sheet music). With Hardcover. 12.25x10.25 inches. 192 pages. Published by Bradson Press. (HL.00331234)

15. Sonic Cool

In the tradition of Nick Tosches, Tom Wolfe and Lester Bangs comes an epic and riveting history of rock and roll that reads like a novel. Sonic Cool presents the saga of rock... more info
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The Life & Death of Rock'N'Roll. General Book (not sheet music). With Softcover. 6x9 inches. 596 pages. Published by Hal Leonard. (HL.00330763)

16. Lou Reed - Walk on the Wild Side

Lou Reed has been art-rocker, iconoclast, contrary noise merchant, and junkie, yet he's always been fascinating. Only David Bowie, arguably, has re-invented himself as many... more info
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The Stories Behind the Songs. General Book (not sheet music). With Softcover. 8.5x11 inches. 144 pages. Published by Hal Leonard. (HL.00331220)

17. The Kinks - All Day and All of the Night

This book tells the true story of The Kinks, one of the greatest pop bands of all time, through the facts about their daily professional lives as they wrote songs, appeared... more info
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Day-by-Day Concerts, Recordings and Broadcasts, 1961-1996. General Book (not sheet music). With Softcover. 8.5x11 inches. 352 pages. Published by Backbeat Books. (HL.00331099)

18. Back to a Shadow in the Night

One of the most important critics writing in the past 35 years, Jonathan Cott has interviewed and reviewed major artists in publishing, art, film and music, often unearthing... more info
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Music Journalism and Writings: 1968-2001. General Book (not sheet music). With Hardcover. 6x9 inches. 504 pages. Published by Hal Leonard. (HL.00330882)

19. Blue Melody - Tim Buckley Remembered

Celebrating the personal and musical legacy of Tim Buckley, Blue Melody tells the untold story of an exceptionally gifted and charismatic singer-songwriter rebel of the 1960s.... more info
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General Book (not sheet music). With Softcover. 6x9.25 inches. 290 pages. Published by Backbeat Books. (HL.00330980)

20. In the Studio with Michael Jackson

No one was closer to Michael Jackson at the height of his creative powers than Bruce Swedien, the five-time Grammy winner who, with Jackson and producer Quincy Jones, formed... more info
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General Book (not sheet music). With Softcover. 6x9 inches. 194 pages. Published by Hal Leonard. (HL.00332801)

21. London Live

From tiny pubs and clubs, to refined concert halls, to huge amphitheatres and parks, this unusual book celebrates the venues, musicians and shows that put live rock in the... more info
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General Book (not sheet music). With Softcover. 7.5x9.5 inches. 192 pages. Published by Backbeat Books. (HL.00330489)

22. The Unreleased Beatles

The Unreleased Beatles details the incredible breadth of music The Beatles recorded but did not release, as well as film footage of the group that hasn't been made commercially... more info
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Music & Film. General Book (not sheet music). With Softcover. 8.5x11.25 inches. 390 pages. Published by Backbeat Books. (HL.00331452)

23. The British Invasion

Barry Miles traces the invasion of artists from across the pond who ushered in an unforgettable era of pop culture in the US. Covered here are the icons who changed rock'n'roll... more info
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The Music, The Times, The Era. Music Sales America. With Hardcover. 9.25x12 inches. 306 pages. Published by Sterling Publishing. (HL.00332955)

24. Stevie Wonder - A Musical Guide to the Classic Albums

Stevie Wonder is a much-beloved American icon and an indisputable genius not only of soul and rhythm & blues, but popular music in general. Author Steve Lodder tells Wonder's... more info
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General Book (not sheet music). With Softcover. 8.5x11 inches. 240 pages. Published by Backbeat Books. (HL.00331277)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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