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Welcome To Venice (Hardcover): Ric Clayton Welcome To Venice (Hardcover)
Ric Clayton
R843 R655 Discovery Miles 6 550 Save R188 (22%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Homeplace - A Southern Town, a Country Legend, and the Last Days of a Mountaintop Honky-Tonk (Hardcover): John Lingan Homeplace - A Southern Town, a Country Legend, and the Last Days of a Mountaintop Honky-Tonk (Hardcover)
John Lingan 1
R489 R366 Discovery Miles 3 660 Save R123 (25%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Hip-Hop at the End of the World - The Photography of Brother Ernie (Hardcover): Ernst Paniccioli Hip-Hop at the End of the World - The Photography of Brother Ernie (Hardcover)
Ernst Paniccioli
R748 R565 Discovery Miles 5 650 Save R183 (24%) Within 8 - 15 working days

Filled with more than 250 images of artists including Ice Cube, The Notorious B.I.G., LL Cool J, Naughty by Nature, Public Enemy, 50 Cent, N.W.A, Snoop Dogg, Lil' Kim, Flavor Flav, Lauren Hill, Queen Latifah, TLC, many that have never before been published, this book is set to become the new hip-hop photography bible With exclusive, behind-the-scenes access, preeminent photographer Brother Ernie captures the last four decades of the evolution of hip-hop--the styles that grew from it, and the artists who shaped it. Complete with Brother Ernie's personal anecdotes of time spent with subjects, and stories behind the photographs, Hip-Hop at the End of the World shares intimate moments from the most important era of hip-hop. After picking up a camera in the 1973 to document the graffiti art that dominated New York City, Ernest Paniccioli started his journey of whole-heartedly capturing the scene during the most fertile years of hip-hop. Always armed with a 35mm camera, he successfully photographed nearly every rapper of note since the genre's inception, making him the go-to photographer for magazines like Word Up and Rap Masters. Hip Hop at the End of the World is a carefully curated selection of photographs from Brother Ernie's extensive archives, celebrating over 40 years of swag in one of the most complete records of the most crucial movements in American music.

The Big Note: A Guide to the Recordings of Frank Zappa (Paperback): Charles Ulrich The Big Note: A Guide to the Recordings of Frank Zappa (Paperback)
Charles Ulrich
R766 R725 Discovery Miles 7 250 Save R41 (5%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Drive-By Truckers' Southern Rock Opera (Paperback): Rien Fertel Drive-By Truckers' Southern Rock Opera (Paperback)
Rien Fertel
R228 R177 Discovery Miles 1 770 Save R51 (22%) Within 8 - 15 working days

The Drive-By Truckers' Southern Rock Opera takes listeners on a road trip through the American South, with stops along mean old highways and soul-sucking swamps, iconic recording studios and doomed chartered jets, and even Heaven and Hell. Along the way, the Truckers attempt to untangle the mess that is southern history by exploring the contradictory, dualistic nature of the region. Like twin paths intersecting and diverging before meeting again, the opera's libretto focuses on the lives of two bands: the fictional Betamax Guillotine, a stand-in for the Truckers themselves, and Southern rock gods Lynyrd Skynyrd. Rien Fertel takes us for a ride along the Truckers' winding road through the opera's Southlands, a region filled with youthful rockstar aspirations, fatal crashes, the wreckage of one band gone too soon, and the ambitions of another wrestling with the great hope and tragedy that is America.

Assassinated Beauty - Photographs of the Manic Street Preachers (Hardcover, Main): Kevin Cummins Assassinated Beauty - Photographs of the Manic Street Preachers (Hardcover, Main)
Kevin Cummins 1
R140 R112 Discovery Miles 1 120 Save R28 (20%) Within 7 - 13 working days

In the early nineties, a group of disaffected and fiercely political young men from the Welsh valleys exploded onto a British music scene still in thrall to rave and acid house.It was the legendary photographer Kevin Cummins who captured James, Sean, Richey and Nicky in their most uncompromising, glam-fixated early years. Assassinated Beauty is a unique record of a band on a mission to reclaim rock and roll through literature, image and thrilling guitar pop. Working at the NME and already famous for his association with the classic images of Joy Division, The Smiths and Stone Roses, Cummins was the ideal photographer to capture the essence of a band who understood and manipulated androgynous and decadent imagery. These photographs document the period just before the release of Generation Terrorists (1992) up to Holy Bible (1995) and the subsequent disappearance of guitarist and lyricist, Richey Edwards. A revealing mix of studio shots and never-seen-before behind-the-scenes photographs and the ultimate portrait of one of the last great British rock and roll bands.

Popular Voiceworks 2 - 28 Songs in Jazz, Gospel, R&B, Soul, and Show Styles (Sheet music): Charles Beale, Steve Milloy Popular Voiceworks 2 - 28 Songs in Jazz, Gospel, R&B, Soul, and Show Styles (Sheet music)
Charles Beale, Steve Milloy
R987 Discovery Miles 9 870 Within 8 - 15 working days

Following the outstanding success of book 1, Popular Voiceworks 2 is a second collection of jazzy and popular songs in the highly practical Voiceworks format. Packed with songs in a huge range of styles, the collection provides exciting new material written by the authors as well as choral arrangements of favourites such as 'Ain't no stoppin' us now', 'Feelin' good', and 'Bang the drum all day'. The accompanying CDs include stylish performances of all the songs, together with backings for most. This all adds up to a fabulous resource for all young and young-at-heart singing groups!

Songs of Love and Horror - Collected Lyrics of Will Oldham (Hardcover): Will Oldham Songs of Love and Horror - Collected Lyrics of Will Oldham (Hardcover)
Will Oldham
R492 R369 Discovery Miles 3 690 Save R123 (25%) Within 7 - 11 working days

As a performer, songwriter and actor, Will Oldham has carved a singular path through the worlds of indie folk and cinema. Now the critically acclaimed, enigmatic artist presents his life's work: the lyrics to more than two hundred songs spanning the 1980s to the present, each with annotations that impart new meaning to his music. Oldham's aphoristic meditations-on death, patience and turning carelessness into a virtue-are, like his lyrics, profound, earthy and often funny. They reveal flashes of Oldham's philosophy, the sources and circumstances that inspired his lyrics and the literary ambition of his songwriting. Separated from their aural form, Oldham's lyrics become a new kind of poetry-candid, awkward and wise-with influences as diverse as Rabindranath Tagore and The Mekons. A book that will delight his longtime fans and inspire young songwriters, Songs of Love and Horror reveals an artist who has captured extraordinary poetry in music despite being "a stranger among my own language".

Dylan By Schatzberg (Hardcover): Jerry Schatzberg Dylan By Schatzberg (Hardcover)
Jerry Schatzberg 1
R1,125 R886 Discovery Miles 8 860 Save R239 (21%) Within 8 - 15 working days

In 1965, photographer Jerry Schatzberg, already well-established in the field due to his fashion and portrait photography for various publications, such as Vogue, Esquire and Life, listened to Bob Dylan for the first time. He had been hearing about the singer for close to three years; two friends were especially dogged and would ask him every time they spoke if he had heard the music yet. Finally, feeling obligated to them for their persistency, he listened and understood immediately why Dylan was inspiring such passionate excitement. Shortly thereafter, Schatzberg was photographing a job in his studio and had some fortuitous company. Famed music journalist Al Aronowitz and disc jockey Scott Ross were discussing Dylan and a recent performance they had seen of his. Half listening to their conversation, he volunteered that he'd like to photograph the singer if given the chance. Dylan's new wife (one of the friends mentioned above) called the following day and gave him an open invitation to the studio where he was currently recording 'Highway 61 Revisited'. Excited and curious, Schatzberg set off the very next day for the studio, exactly six days after the seminal Newport Folk Festival set where Dylan went electric and was collectively booed. Schatzberg received a warm welcome from the singer, who immediately sat him down to listen to what he had been recording that day. Dylan gave him free rein of the studio once he started shooting and the images that emerged from that day make obvious the comfortable and relaxed atmosphere that was already brewing between photographer and subject. Considering Dylan's almost-universal dislike of journalists (and by extension photographers), this was a completely unprecedented situation, one that Schatzberg took seriously. That almost-instant trust and rapport quickly grew into a friendship and they are part of the reason Schatzberg's sittings with Dylan work so successfully and are so important. Dylan is relaxed, he's funny, he takes the props that the photographer gives him and has fun with them - he's obviously not taking himself too seriously. Working and socialising together, Schatzberg would eventually do nine more photo shoots with Dylan from 1965-6, arguably the singer's most creative period, and capture the (now) Nobel laureate during one of the most pivotal moments in music history. Part of their uniqueness is their basic broad range of intimate and public locations: music and photography studios, live performances and street portraits. But more than that, each session (including the one for possibly his greatest album, 'Blonde on Blonde') says something different about Dylan, the man and the musician, and manages to perfectly capture the many facets of one of the most unique, complex and mysterious individuals of all time.

Rockschool Bass Debut (Paperback): Simon Pitt Rockschool Bass Debut (Paperback)
Simon Pitt
R359 R283 Discovery Miles 2 830 Save R76 (21%) Within 8 - 15 working days
The Verve - Photographs by Chris Floyd (Hardcover): Dave Brolan The Verve - Photographs by Chris Floyd (Hardcover)
Dave Brolan
R877 R534 Discovery Miles 5 340 Save R343 (39%) Within 8 - 15 working days
Sticky Fingers - The Life and Times of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone Magazine (Hardcover): Joe Hagan Sticky Fingers - The Life and Times of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone Magazine (Hardcover)
Joe Hagan 1
R578 R438 Discovery Miles 4 380 Save R140 (24%) Within 7 - 11 working days
Mass in Blue (Sheet music, Jazz trio set: piano, bass, drum kit, and opt. sax): Will Todd Mass in Blue (Sheet music, Jazz trio set: piano, bass, drum kit, and opt. sax)
Will Todd
R816 Discovery Miles 8 160 Within 8 - 15 working days

for soprano solo, SATB, piano, bass, drums and optional alto saxophone Will Todd's Mass in Blue is a dynamic, uplifting, and highly popular jazz setting of the Latin mass. The work features driving grooves and blues harmonies, with provision for short piano solos (notated or improvised) and great moments of musical interplay between soprano soloist and choir. The Jazz Trio Set includes parts for piano (with chord symbols), bass (with chord symbols), drum kit (fully notated), and optional alto saxophone.

Bob Marley - The Stories Behind Every Song (Paperback): Maureen Sheridan Bob Marley - The Stories Behind Every Song (Paperback)
Maureen Sheridan
R238 R169 Discovery Miles 1 690 Save R69 (29%) Within 8 - 15 working days

Few have combined the music with a message in such a radical way as the Jamaican born superstar. The best of Marley's work conveys elements of his social background and religious and political experience. To fully appreciate his legacy, it is vital to explore his songs, with their attendant themes, stories, nuances and characters. This book is the first comprehensive, biographical examination of the huge output of material unleashed on a succession of superb singles and albums delivered by Bob Marley & The Wailers. It looks at the background, circumstances and significance of each song from the early 1960s right up until Marley's untimely death in May 1981.

Uncommon People - The Rise and Fall of the Rock Stars 1955-1994 (Paperback): David Hepworth Uncommon People - The Rise and Fall of the Rock Stars 1955-1994 (Paperback)
David Hepworth 1
R90 Discovery Miles 900 Within 7 - 13 working days

As heard on BBC 6 Music with Shaun Keveny, BBC Radio 5 Live and Talk Radio with Eamonn Holmes The age of the rock star, like the age of the cowboy, has passed. Like the cowboy, the idea of the rock star lives on in our imaginations. What did we see in them? Swagger. Recklessness. Sexual charisma. Damn-the-torpedoes self-belief. A certain way of carrying themselves. Good hair. Interesting shoes. Talent we wished we had. What did we want of them? To be larger than life but also like us. To live out their songs. To stay young forever. No wonder many didn't stay the course. In Uncommon People, David Hepworth zeroes in on defining moments and turning points in the lives of forty rock stars from 1955 to 1995, taking us on a journey to burst a hundred myths and create a hundred more. As this tribe of uniquely motivated nobodies went about turning themselves into the ultimate somebodies, they also shaped us, our real lives and our fantasies. Uncommon People isn't just their story. It's ours as well.

Nidaros Jazz Mass (Sheet music, SSAA vocal score): Bob Chilcott Nidaros Jazz Mass (Sheet music, SSAA vocal score)
Bob Chilcott
R184 Discovery Miles 1 840 Within 8 - 15 working days

for SSAA, piano, and optional bass and drum kit The Nidaros Jazz Mass draws on a variety of jazz styles to present a fun and innovative setting of the Latin Missa brevis. With a gentle Kyrie, funky Gloria, ballad-like Sanctus, laid-back Benedictus, and passionate Agnus Dei, this work breathes new life into familiar words, perfectly combining the contemporary with the ancient. The stylistic piano part can be played as written or serve as a guide, and an optional bass and drum kit part is available separately for jazz trio accompaniment. Ideal for all upper-voice choirs, the Nidaros Jazz Mass will make a groovy and soulful addition to any concert programme. This work was commissioned by the Nidaros Cathedral Girls' Choir of Trondheim, Norway.

Tom Jones - The Life (Paperback): Sean Smith Tom Jones - The Life (Paperback)
Sean Smith 1
R190 R135 Discovery Miles 1 350 Save R55 (29%) Within 8 - 15 working days

From bestselling biographer Sean Smith comes the fascinating and tumultuous true story behind Sir Tom Jones, the nation's treasure, sage of The Voice and living music legend. Celebrating his 75th birthday this year, Tom Jones' life has been an unforgettable rollercoaster ride. From starting out in a little Welsh mining town where he married his sweetheart at just 16, who could have known that seven years later he would go on to become a major musical hit that would propel him to Bel Air? Through intimate interviews, Smith uncovers all this and more, including the years Tom spent as little more than a Vegas lounge singer, before being rediscovered in the late `80s and becoming a maestro on the music scene once again. As revealing as it is entertaining, this is the definitive story of a great talent who is showing no signs of slowing down.

Little Book of ABBA (Hardcover): Little Book of ABBA (Hardcover)
R47 Discovery Miles 470 Within 7 - 13 working days
Kane Larry Ticket to Ride Inside the Beatles 1964 Tour Bam Bk - Inside the Beatles' 1964 Tour That Changed the World... Kane Larry Ticket to Ride Inside the Beatles 1964 Tour Bam Bk - Inside the Beatles' 1964 Tour That Changed the World (Paperback)
Larry Kane
R114 Discovery Miles 1 140 Within 7 - 13 working days

(Book). In 1964-1965, Larry Kane was the only American reporter, broadcast or newspaper, to travel with the Fab Four on every stop of their North American tour. In Ticket to Ride, Kane tells the story of what it was like to literally live with the four young men who would leave an indelible mark on contemporary music. Weaving in the voices of the Beatles themselves and covering the electrifying action of the road-the performances, the mischief, and all the players who cropped up along the way during those key years that catapulted the Beatles to major success Ticket to Ride is unlike any other book on the Beatles. The story is told from the perspective of a seasoned journalist, who at the time of the tour was just coming into his own in a nation that was bracing for the Vietnam War, the civil rights movement, and a radical shift in rock-and-roll music. Twenty-one and eager to cover "big news," Kane unknowingly was in the process of covering one of the biggest music events in history. Ticket to Ride is an inside account of these exciting years during the career of the band that redefined rock and roll. A must-have for Beatles fans, this paperback edition includes a foreword by the legendary Dick Clark, a CD of bonus interview material, rare photographs, and an appendix detailing tour schedules.

1001 Songs - You Must Hear Before You Die (Paperback): Robert Dimery 1001 Songs - You Must Hear Before You Die (Paperback)
Robert Dimery 1
R395 R323 Discovery Miles 3 230 Save R72 (18%) Within 4 - 8 working days

From 'Eight Miles High' to 'Empire State of Mind', from Mississippi to Mali and from Ella Fitzgerald to Elton John, 1001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die picks through nearly a century of music to bring you an inspiring selection of some of the greatest recordings ever made. Each entry in this wonderfully browsable book tells the story of a great song. Find out what inspired the songwriter, what makes the track so enduring, which songs it influenced in turn and which cover version to listen out for. You will also pick up a wealth of fascinating trivia along the way. What links Lead Belly, Lonnie Donegan and 'Black Betty'? Whose gravestone inspired Phil Spector's first hit? And for which song did Johnny Rotten replace the singer from Def Leppard? Read on and find out. Love your music? Then you need 1001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die in your life.

Lives of the Poets (with Guitars) - Thirteen Outsiders Who Changed Modern Music (Paperback): Ray Robertson Lives of the Poets (with Guitars) - Thirteen Outsiders Who Changed Modern Music (Paperback)
Ray Robertson
R279 R230 Discovery Miles 2 300 Save R49 (18%) Within 7 - 11 working days

"The days of poets moping around castle steps wearing black capes is over. The poets of today are amplified." -- LEONARD COHEN Picking up where Samuel Johnson left off more than two centuries ago, Ray Robertson's Lives of the Poets (with Guitars) offers up an amplified gathering of thirteen portraits of rock & roll, blues, folk, and alt-country's most inimitable artists. Irreverent and riotous, Robertson explores the "greater or lesser heat" with which each musician shaped their genre, while offering absorbing insight into their often tumultuous lives. Includes essays on Gene Clark, Ronnie Lane, The Ramones, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Townes Van Zandt, Little Richard, Alan Wilson, Willie P. Bennett, Gram Parsons, Hound Dog Taylor, Paul Siebel, Willis Alan Ramsey, and John Hartford.

Some Wear Leather, Some Wear Lace - The Worldwide Compendium of Postpunk and Goth in the 1980s (Paperback): Andi Harriman,... Some Wear Leather, Some Wear Lace - The Worldwide Compendium of Postpunk and Goth in the 1980s (Paperback)
Andi Harriman, Marloes Bontje
R627 R587 Discovery Miles 5 870 Save R40 (6%) Within 8 - 15 working days

It was a scene that had many names: some original members referred to themselves as punks, others, new romantics, new wavers, the bats, or the morbids. "Goth" did not gain lexical currency until the late 1980s. But no matter what term was used, "postpunk" encompasses all the incarnations of the 1980s alternative movement. "Some Wear Leather, Some Wear Lace "is a visual and oral history of the first decade of the scene. Featuring interviews with both the performers and the audience to capture the community on and off stage, the book places personal snapshots alongside professional photography to reveal a unique range of fashions, bands, and scenes.
A book about the music, the individual, and the creativity of a worldwide community rather than theoretical definitions of a subculture, "Some Wear Leather, Some Wear Lace" considers a subject not often covered by academic books. Whether you were part of the scene or are just fascinated by different modes of expression, this book will transport you to another time and place.

Sweet Dreams Are Made of This - A Life In Music (Hardcover): Dave Stewart Sweet Dreams Are Made of This - A Life In Music (Hardcover)
Dave Stewart 1
R342 R243 Discovery Miles 2 430 Save R99 (29%) Within 8 - 15 working days

A no-holds-barred look into the remarkable life and career of the prolific musician, songwriter, and producer behind Eurythmics and dozens of pop hits. Dave Stewart's life has been a wild ride-one filled with music, constant reinvention, and the never-ending drive to create. Growing up in industrial northern England, he left home for the gritty London streets of the seventies, where he began collaborating and performing with various musicians, including a young waitress named Annie Lennox. The chemistry between Stewart and Lennox was undeniable, and an intense romance developed. While their passion proved too much offstage, they thrived musically and developed their own sound. They called themselves Eurythmics and launched into global stardom with the massively popular album Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This). For the first time, Stewart shares the incredible, high-octane stories of his life in music-the drug-fueled adventures, the A-list collaborations and relationships, and the creative process that brought us blockbusters from Eurythmics like " Here Comes the Rain Again" and "Would I Lie to You" as well as Tom Petty's "Don't Come Around Here No More," No Doubt's "Underneath It All," Golden Globe winner "Old Habits Die Hard" with Mick Jagger, and many more. From great friendships and creative partnerships including the group SuperHeavy along with Jagger, Joss Stone, Damian Marley, and A. R. Rahman, to inspired performances and intimate moments in the studio-Stewart highlights the musicians he admires and calls friends, from Bob Dylan, Stevie Nicks, Elton John, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr to Bono, Bon Jovi, and Katy Perry. With a behind-the-scenes look at Stewart's innovative endeavors that keep him on the cutting-edge of the music business, Sweet Dreams Are Made of This is a one-of-a-kind portrait of the creative heart of one of its most gifted and enterprising contributors.

Someday I'm Gonna Rent This Town! (Hardcover): Even Stevens Someday I'm Gonna Rent This Town! (Hardcover)
Even Stevens
R420 R336 Discovery Miles 3 360 Save R84 (20%) Within 7 - 11 working days

Someday I'm Gonna Rent This Town! is a peek behind the musical curtain, written with humor and truth, revealing the struggles and glories of life as a hit songwriter. From Eddie Rabbitt's, "I Love a Rainy Night," to Dr. Hook's, "When You're in Love With a Beautiful Woman," the creative process is laid bare for all to see. Welcome to the odd world of Even Stevens. How does a preacher's kid from a small farm town arrive in a beat-up mail truck with 40 bucks in his pocket, survive on the cold, lonesome streets of Nashville, and end up a BMI "Songwriter of the Century"? Even Stevens pulls back the curtain for a peek at the music business in his book Someday I'm Gonna Rent This Town!, revisiting the rejection, false promises, inspiring creative characters, and money-grubbing scum suckers he met along the way: the drugged up record label exec, the Tina Turner "mistake," Clint Eastwood, and more. From his "Hippy" days in San Francisco to creating hit songs, the world of an aspiring songwriter is laid bare for all to see. Welcome to the odd world of Even Stevens.

Hip Hop Raised Me (R) (Paperback): Dj Semtex Hip Hop Raised Me (R) (Paperback)
Dj Semtex 1
R646 R511 Discovery Miles 5 110 Save R135 (21%) Within 8 - 15 working days

`It's a hip-hop bible' Ghostface Killah, Wutang Clan In Hip Hop Raised Me. (R) , DJ Semtex examines the crucial role of hip-hop in society today, and reflects on the huge influence it has had on his own life, and the lives of many others, filling in the gaps of education that school left behind, providing inspiration and purpose to generation after generation of disaffected youths. Taking a thematic approach and featuring seminal interviews he has conducted with key hip-hop artists, Semtex traces the characteristics and influence of hip-hop from its origins in the early 1970s with DJ Kool Herc's Block parties in the South Bronx, through its breakthrough to the mainstream and advent of gangsta rap in the late 1980s, with artists such as Run DMC, Public Enemy and Ice T, to the impact of contemporary artists and the global industry that is hip-hop today. Hip-hop artists have gone from hustlers to successful entrepreneurs and businessmen. Hip-hop has come of age.

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