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The Best in Popular Sheet Music: Piano/Vocal/Chords

1576233383


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Book Description
The songs include: Angels Among Us * From a Distance * The Greatest Love of All * Have You Ever Really Loved a Woman * (Everything I Do) I Do It for You * I Swear * I Will Always Love You * In This Life * Lane's Theme * Now and Forever * Up Where We Belong and more.


Jingle Bugs: A Merry Pop-up Book with Lights and Music!
David A. Carter
0689874162
October 2004
Pop Up Book
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Book Description
Jingle Bugs, Jingle Bugs,Jingle all the way.Here's a merry pop-up bookTo share on Christmas Day.


Da Capo Best Music Writing
J. T. Leroy
0306814463
Oct 2005
Paperback
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From Booklist
This year's package of bite-size think pieces about pop music continues the fine tradition of previous editions. Subjects and contributors include Robert Christgau on "postmodern minstrelsy" and why studying it matters, Robert Hilburn on Bob Dylan as "rock's enigmatic poet," and Chris Norris on the continuing cult-icon status of Saint [sic] Kurt Cobain. Greil Marcus kicks in on Buddy Holly, and two other contributors take on punk's legacy: Is it dead, or does it just smell funny? Nicole White and Evelyn McDonnell bring news that cautious fans and musicians can use in their timely "Police Secretly Watching Hip-hop Artists," and again this year, an Onion article, "Heartbreaking Country Ballad Paralyzes Trucking Industry" (a story that, factual or not, had to be told), peacefully coexists with the verifiable...


Ultimate Pop / Rock Fake Book: (Sheet Music)
As Recorded by Various Artists
079357000X
January 1997
Textbook Other Format
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Book Description
This 4th edition is the ultimate collection of 600 pop/rock hits in one amazing book! Includes: Adia * Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now) * Ain't No Mountain High Enough * All Shook Up * Amazed * Angel * Another One Bites the Dust * At the Hop * Breathe * California Girls * Can You Feel the Love Tonight * Can't Help Falling in Love * Come Sail Away * December 1963 (Oh What a Night) * Don't Cry Out Loud * Don't Know Much * Dust in the Wind * Earth Angel * Every Breath You Take * Fast Car * Great Balls of Fire * A Groovy Kind of Love * Hero * Hey Jude * How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You) * Imagine * Iris * Layla * The Loco-Motion * Love Will Keep Us Together * Maggie May * Me and Bobby McGee * Memory * Mission: Impossible Theme * My Heart Will Go On * Oh, Pretty Woman * On Broadway * The Power of Love * Raindrops...


Swamp Pop
Shane K. Bernard
0878058761
Jan 1996
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Don't fret if you never notice the latest swamp pop hit blaring out of the music store at the mall. The sad truth is, you probably won't find many of the artists mentioned in this thoroughly researched and well-documented book alongside the Jerry Lee Lewis or Neville Brothers discs. Unless, that is, you live deep in the heart of Louisiana bayou country, where this frisky subgenre of rock and roll really has its hold. If swamp pop never garnered broad national attention, this anonymity may have been a blessing, allowing the various influences--mostly acoustic Creole and Cajun folk music and Detroit- and Chicago-style electric rhythm and blues--to evolve uninterrupted into an even more flavorful musical gumbo. Written for the serious musicologist more than for the casual radio listener, Swamp Pop simultaneously...


The Ultimate Fake Book : C Edition (Fake Book Series)
Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation
0793529395
February 1, 1994
Plastic Comb
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Book Description
This fake book is a cornerstone for many musicians' libraries. With over 1200 songs in all styles of music, this third edition has been updated to include even more great songs and recent hits. From jazz standards to Broadway blockbusters and country classics to pop chart-toppers, this book has the songs you're looking for all in one convenient collection. It is comb-bound with locked tabs to ensure long-lasting durability. Songs include: Alfie * All the Things You Are * Always * And So It Goes * Autumn in New York * Beauty and the Beast * Brazil * Blue Skies * Body and Soul * Call Me Irresponsible * Can't Help Falling in Love * Candy * Caravan * Change the World * Cry Me a River * Duke of Earl * Easter Parade * Edelweiss * Endless Love * Everyday * A Foggy Day * Friends in Low Places * Georgia on My Mind * Heart and...


Coming Home to Myself: A Memoir
Wynonna Judd
0451216512
September 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
The no-holds-barred memoir from the beloved music superstar.

From the heart of one of the most beloved performers in music comes a candid memoir of professional triumph, private heartbreak, and personal victory-a coming-of-age account of a very private search for harmony and a very public rise to fame.

Coming Home to Myself is the result of that emotional journey-a song of personal discovery that taught Wynonna Judd to love not just what she does, but who she is. From a truly exceptional woman comes an unexpected memoir of survival, strength, hope, and forgiveness, filled with an exultant and empowering message certain to resonate with those who have dreamed of finding themselves, and who only needed the courage and inspiration to begin their own journey.

About the...


The Best Fake Book Ever: For Keyboard, Vocal, Guitar, and All "C" Instruments (3rd Edition)
Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation
0634034243
November 1, 1990
Plastic Comb
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Book Description
The latest edition of this fake book is truly the Best Ever! Hundreds of songs have been added for a grand total of over 1,030 huge hits! Includes the melody lines, lyrics and chords for: Against All Odds * Amazed * At the Hop * Autumn Leaves * The Birth of the Blues * Bohemian Rhapsody * Cabaret * California Girls * Candle in the Wind * Centerfold * Chariots of Fire * Colors of the Wind * Crazy * Dust in the Wind * Earth Angel * Eleanor Rigby * Fever * Fire and Rain * From a Distance * Hello, Dolly! * Hey Jude * I Am Woman * Imagine * Joy to the World * Kansas City * The Keeper of the Stars * La Bamba * Lady in Red * Linus and Lucy * Longer * Me and Bobby McGee * Mickey Mouse March * Misty * More * More Than Words * Oye Como Va * Peggy Sue * The Rainbow Connection * Respect * Route 66 * Shout * Spanish Eyes * Stormy...


Queens Reigns Supreme: Fat Cat, 50 Cent, and the Rise of the Hip Hop Hustler
Ethan L. Brown
1400095239
November 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. This engrossing portrait of the trigger-happy hip-hop demimonde explores the origins of the gangsta-rap ethos in southeast Queens, home to legendary narcotics gangs and many of rap's biggest stars, including 50 Cent and Ja Rule. New York magazine music editor Brown begins by chronicling the careers of three Queens drug kingpins during the 1980s crack epidemic, when maintaining a fearsome reputation for violence was a must for doing business. He continues through to the 1990s, when a younger generation of hip-hop artists and impresarios idolized such criminals and adopted their twisted moral economy of street cred. Rappers dissed rivals' lack of a criminal background while burnishing their own; the war of rhymes occasionally escalated into gunplay between hostile entourages; prison stints and...


The Beatles - Complete Scores
The Beatles
0793518326
June 1, 1993
Hardcover
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Book Description
Contains full scores and lyrics to 213 titles. Includes a full discography with photos of all their albums and the songs on each.


Pop Dreams
Archie Loss
0155041460
Sept 1998
Paperback
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Book Description
In one compact volume, POP DREAMS analyzes the trends, events, and personalities that influenced American culture from 1945 to 1970. The discussion broadens students' understanding of major events in popular culture by putting those events in historical context.


Da Capo Best Music Writing
Peter Guralnick
0306809990
Oct 2000
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Like the teen pop stars who dominate the airwaves, a lot of today's music journalism really can't singAmuch less bring an audience to its knees with revelations. Blame it on corporations, commercials or MTV, but the sad fact is that the multi-octave featureAwhat Guralnick (Last Train to Memphis, etc.) calls "the long-form story"Ais headed for that library in the sky. However, the first edition of Da Capo's Best Music Writing series proves that it isn't going without a fight. Not surprisingly, hip-hop, the youngest popular music genre, generates the choicest copy. In "Hip Hop High," David Samuels charts the making of teen rapper Lady Luck with a short story writer's omniscient eye. On the flip side, Selwyn Seyfu Hinds profiles hip-hop bad boy and mogul Sean "Puffy" Combs. With simple sentences, well-timed...


America the Beautiful: A Pop-up Book
Robert Sabuda (Illustrator)
0689847440
October 2004
Pop Up Book
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Book Review
Every Robert Sabuda pop-up is a marvel, but America the Beautiful is singularly remarkable for its inspired interpretation of the classic American anthem. Each page presents a magnificent pop-up featuring a line from the first (and best known) verse of "America the Beautiful." Sabuda has included the song in its entirety, featuring mini pop-ups, in a small booklet on the final page. Beginning with the Golden Gate Bridge, and ending with a spectacularly regal Statue of Liberty, Sabuda's America the Beautiful is a lovely keepsake that also serves as a patriotic primer for teaching young ones about America. --Daphne Durham


Book Review's The Significant Seven
Master paper engineer Robert Sabuda answers the seven questions we ask every author.

Q: What book has had the most significant impact on your life?

A: Frog and...



Freddie Mercury: An Intimate Memoir by the Man Who Knew Him Best
Peter Freestone
0711986746
December 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
The paperback edition of the biography of the flamboyant frontman of the group Queen. An intimate account of Freddie Mercury’s life by the man who was his personal assistant for the last 12 years of his life. A widely-acclaimed, celebrity -studded account of the tragicomedy that was Freddie Mercury’s outrageous life. Contains intimate photographs taken from the author’s personal collection.


Louisiana Music
Rick Koster
0306810034
Feb 2002
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Koster, journalist and author of Texas Music, has assembled a dizzying amount of information on the music and musicians of Louisiana, past and present. Because he covers blues, traditional jazz, rap, rock, pop, Cajun, Creole, zydeco, country, traditional folk, carnival, and voodoo music not to mention modern jazz, classical, gospel, and brass band music in fewer than 400 pages, the book suffers at times from overgeneralization. Some influential musicians (e.g., Louis Armstrong and Jelly Roll Morton) also receive short shrift. But everyone from Buddy Bolden to Britney Spears is here; and as long as the reader doesn't mind Koster's too frequent corny one-liners and use of very wide and somewhat biased brushstrokes in painting his picture of one of the most important musical regions in America, this is a serviceable...


The Beatles Fake Book (Fake Books)
The Beatles
0881887579
July 1, 1987
Plastic Comb
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Book Description
For the first time ever! 200 of the Beatles' hits arranged in fake book format, featuring guitar chord frames and lyrics. All My Loving * All You Need Is Love * And I Love Her * Baby, You're a Rich Man * Back in the U.S.S.R. * The Ballad of John and Yoko * Blackbird * Can't Buy Me Love * Come Together * A Day in the Life * Day Tripper * Dear Prudence * Do You Want to Know a Secret * Drive My Car * Eight Days a Week * Eleanor Rigby * The Fool on the Hill * Get Back * Glass Onion * Good Day Sunshine * Got to Get You into My Life * A Hard Day's Night * Help! * Helter Skelter * Here Comes the Sun * Here, There and Everywhere * Hey Jude * I Want to Hold Your Hand * I Saw Her Standing There * In My Life * Lady Madonna * Let It Be * The Long and Winding Road * Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds * Michelle * Money (That's What I...


All Music Guide to Rock: The Definitive Guide to Rock, Pop, and Soul
Vladimir Bogdanov
087930653X
January 2002
Paperback
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From Library Journal
As accurate and obsessively detailed as www.allmusic.com is, its print cousins can seem somewhat redundant. This well-established entry, now in its third edition, offers biographical and listener's advisory information on artists and recordings that All Music Guide (AMG) editors Bogdanov, Chris Woodstra, and Stephen Thomas Erlewine have deemed rock an all-encompassing term that includes pop, soul, R&B, rap, and easy listening. Since the last edition (1997), about 3000 album reviews and 400 artist profiles have been added. That makes for a total of 2200 alphabetically arranged artist entries and 14,000 reviews (rated on a scale of one to five stars), most of which are signed. While the contributors cover a remarkable range of new artists from Aaliyah to Weezer, they often give short shrift to those who recorded...


The Inner Game of Music
Barry Green
0385231261
February 1986
Hardcover
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Book Description
By the best-selling co-author of Inner Tennis, here's a book designed to help  musicians overcome obstacles, help improve  concentration, and reduce nervousness, allowing them to  reach new levels of performing excellence and  musical artistry.

From the Publisher
By the best-selling co-author of Inner Tennis, here's a book designed to help musicians overcome obstacles, help improve concentration, and reduce nervousness, allowing them to reach new levels of performing excellence and musical artistry.

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Da Capo Best Music Writing
Nick Hornby
0306810662
Oct 2001
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Da Capo presents an anthology of exemplary music writing from the likes of Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, the Chicago Reader, the Oxford American and Salon during the last year, a dual history of what music makes of culture and what culture makes of music. Despite seemingly boundless support for the cult of youth, editor Hornby (High Fidelity; How to Be Good) keeps his personal preferences in check here, introducing the collection with caveats and contrition, and a humanist vibe. Notable standouts include N.R. Kleinfield's meditations on hip-hop and race, Rian Malan's historiographic study of "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" and a West Bank rapper slice-of-life from Lorraine Ali. Overall, however, this second collection in the Da Capo series leans toward the most prolific and market-friendly genre namely, the...


1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die
Robert Dimery (Editor), Michael Lydon (Preface)
0789313715
February 7, 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
This bookshelf-busting testament to music geeks' mania for lists is about as comprehensive a "best-of" as any sane person could want. Editor Dimery and the army of 90 music critics he drafted to compile this beast begin in the 1950s with Frank Sinatra, end in 2005 with The White Stripes and cover every genre, sub-genre, fad, flash-in-the-pan and musical movement that hit in the intervening years, taking each on their own merits. So, noise-and-terror group Lightning Bolt (featuring "a 'singer' who barks through a contact microphone taped inside a gimp mask") gets lauded as a "truly challenging listening experience," Bon Jovi's "Slippery When Wet" gets dubious props for turning "heavy metal into a pop genre that women would be able to love" and Yoko Ono gets ignored. Arranged chronologically and with an excellent...


Great Pretenders: My Strange Love Affair with '50s Pop Music
Karen Schoemer
0743272463
January 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
In an ambitious first book, former Newsweek rock critic Schoemer offers a skittish fusion of memoir and revisionist music history exploring how pop music shapes our values. In 1996, after listening to a retrospective of songs by '50s teen idol Connie Francis, Schoemer set out to understand the music that originally matched her bitterly divorced parents, in order to understand "[w]hat expectation of their youth could have been so great that its disappointment left them so angry." Thus begins an odyssey that takes readers to a musical landscape on the cusp of rebel rockers, sexual revolution and the civil rights movement. Schoemer talks with Pat Boone, Fabian, Georgia Gibbs, Frankie Laine, Patti Page, Tommy Sands—and her holy grail, Connie Francis. Meanwhile, she constantly reassesses her critical (and often...


Da Capo Best Music Writing
Matt Groening
0306812363
Oct 2003
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
This fourth volume is edited by Simpsons creator and onetime music critic Groening, who writes that he didn't try for any overview of significant trends, but instead "just went for essays jammed with information and conveyed with style, passion and wit." Each of the 21 examples vividly displays those qualities, and there is nary a weak essay (although, once again, writings on country, reggae and classical are sparsely represented). Some of the best include Bill Tuomala's hilarious alternate history of Van Halen, with the rock superstars recast as underground critics' favorites who never achieved success in an era when punk groups like the Ramones were "dominating the charts"; Chuck Klosterman's investigation of the present-day popularity among Mexican-Americans of Morrissey, the sexually ambiguous front man of...


The Phantom Of The Opera Companion
Andrew Lloyd Webber, Joel Schumacher
1862056919
November 30, 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
This ravishing volume is the official companion to one of the blockbuster films of 2005, featuring the complete original screenplay and more than 150 stunning images from both the film and the theater productions worldwide. Forewords by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Joel Schumacher.

From the Publisher
One of the most successful musicals of all time, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The Phantom of the Opera” has been playing on Broadway and London’s West End for nearly 20 years. It has dazzled more than 100 million people in 22 countries and has now become a major motion picture. This pictorial companion is the definitive account of the award–winning masterpiece, tracing the Phantom legend from its origins in historical fact, through numerous artistic incarnations,...


John
Cynthia Lennon
030733855X
September 2005
Hardcover
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Book Review
This isn't Cynthia Lennon's first book about her legendary ex-husband. A Twist of Lennon--a slim volume that John tried to suppress on grounds of libel--came out in 1978. But now, 25 years after his death, she finally feels ready to tell the "full and truthful story" of their life together. Why? In his foreword, son Julian writes of their being "dismissed or at best treated as insignificant bit players" in the story of John's life; it's Cynthia's goal, with John, to set the record straight. She does make a case for being more than just "the impressionable young girl who fell for him, then trapped him into marriage," and it's moving to read, in his own words, of John's love for his son. And while there's nothing new in her account of the Fab Four's rise to fame, as the greatest success story of the rock era,...


Da Capo Best Music Writing 2004
Paul Bresnick
0306813807
Oct 2004
Paperback
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From Booklist
This edition of Da Capo's annual, guest edited by Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart, covers an array of music genres and subjects. From a variety of publications, Hart selects essays by journalists, novelists, and musicians that take a look at the year in music. Though not as strong overall as Matt Groening's choices for the 2003 edition [BKL N 1 03], Hart's include several gems. Dan Baum writes about a mysterious medical condition known as "jake leg" and how the blues helped trace its origins; country music is covered with articles on Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, and Willie Nelson; and Robbie Fulks reminisces about the Grand Ole Opry. Best of the bunch comes from William Bowers, who, while attempting to relate his descent into fandom for his favorite band, reveals a lifelong love-obsession for music that all music geeks...


From Pieces to Weight: Once Upon a Time in Southside
50 Cent
0743486447
August 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. The rap superstar known as 50 Cent was born Curtis James Jackson III in 1976. His mother, a smalltime drug dealer, was murdered when he was eight, but that didn't stop him from pursuing her profession. 50 Cent is unflinchingly honest about his mother, his drug past and just about everything else in this raw, literate memoir chronicling his rise from Jamaica, Queens, to the top of the Billboard charts. In his neighborhood, recalls 50 Cent, the only people with money were the drug dealers: "They were my role models." By 11, he'd made his first sale. Over the next decade, 50 Cent evolved from a hustler selling capsules of crack cocaine ("pieces") to a kingpin purchasing by the kilo ("weight"). With money came girls, clothes, cars—and trouble. 50 Cent describes spraying bullets at rivals,...


The Best Songs Ever (The Best Ever Series)
Hal Leonard (Editor)
0793504457
December 1, 1983
Paperback
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Book Description
The 6th edition of this bestseller includes 72 hits: Crazy * Edelweiss * Georgia on My Mind * Imagine * Moon River * Time in a Bottle * Unforgettable * The Way We Were * and dozens more!


Precious and Few
Don Breithaupt
031214704X
Nov 1996
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
The Breithaupt brothers are brave. Long before the craze for '70s nostalgia reared its ugly head, these part-time musicologists were up in Canada spinning 45 after 45 at wild '70s dance parties, hoping to redeem the reputation of the era's pop music. Critics have tended to dismiss nearly everything heard on the radio between the break-up of the Beatles and the Bee Gees' Saturday Night Fever movie soundtrack. The Breithaupts aren't critics, they're fans of the music would-be taste makers love to ignore: the Osmonds, Neil Sedaka, Linda Ronstadt, the Bay City Rollers. They give equal time to such true pop genuises as Al Green and Van Morrison, but the Breithaupts are bigger fans of big hits. Their appendix chronicles Grammy nominees and winners from 1971-1975, as if those awards evaluate anything beyond the obvious....

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