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Most popular Popular music, easy listening books

The most popular Popular music, easy listening books currently available. Updated weekly.
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Thunder Girls
The Thunder Girls by Melanie Blake is a lavish tale of friendship and scandal, rivalry and betrayal.
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Little Book of Queen Bey: The Wit and Wisdom of Beyonce
The most iconic quotes from Beyonce to help you slay every day
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Ed Sheeran: Memories we made: Unseen photographs of my time with Ed
An incredible collection of photographs of Ed Sheeran, from early, pre-fame gigs to sell-out arena tours - including never-before-seen images.
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50 Years: The Story of Woodstock Live: Relive the Magic, Artist by Artist
A complete chronological account of Woodstock, hour by hour, performance by performance. Released to coincide with its 50th anniversary and with a foreword by festival co-founder, Michael Lang.
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Ruth and Martin's Album Club
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Boys in the Trees: A Memoir
A rhapsodic and beautifully composed memoir from American singer-songwriter legend, Carly Simon.
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33 1/3 B-sides: New Essays by 33 1/3 Authors on Beloved and Underrated Albums
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Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die: Musings from the Road
You won't see no sad and teary eyes when I get my wings, and it's my time to fly Just call my friends and tell them there's a party, come on by So just roll me up and smoke me when I die In Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die, Willie Nelson muses about his greatest influences and celebrates the family, friends, and colleagues who have blesses his remarkable journey. Willie riffs on music, wives, Texas, politics, horses, religion, marijuana, children, the environment, poker, hogs, Nashville, karma, and more. He shares the outlaw wisdom he has acquired over eight decades, along with favourite jokes and insights.,<br> <br> Rare family pictures, beautiful artwork created by his son Micah Nelson, and lyrics to classic songs punctuate these charming and poignant memories.At once a road journal and a fitting tribute to America's greatest travelling bard, Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die-introduced by Kinky Friedman, another favourite son of Texas-is a deeply personal look into the heart and soul of one of the greatest artists of our time.
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Forward: My Life With and Without Boney M.
Marcia Barrett's memoir is much more than just a pop star autobiography - it is a charming, candid, laugh-out-loud story of survival, triumph, indomitable spirit and sheer force of will.
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Little Book of Girl Power: The Wit and Wisdom of the Spice Girls
The most iconic quotes from the world's biggest girl band
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Prince: Life and Times: Revised and Updated Edition
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Let's Talk About Love: Why Other People Have Such Bad Taste
A revised, expanded edition of Carl Wilson's classic and beloved book - now including essays and responses from a host of writers and cultural critics.
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Electric Shock: From the Gramophone to the iPhone - 125 Years of Pop Music
Tells the story of popular music, from the birth of recording in the 1890s to the digital age, from the first pop superstars of the twentieth century to the omnipresence of music in our lives, in hit singles, ringtones and on Spotify. The author takes us on a rollercoaster ride through the history of music.
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Tony Bennett Onstage and in the Studio
Focusing on his music, this book explores the most important themes, influences and inspirations that inform Tony Bennett's creative expression.
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Streisand: A Biography
Streisand: It Only Happens Once is not only much more than the story of the world's greatest living performer, how she got there and why she remains at the top after three decades, it is also, in Anne Edward's sure hands, a compelling chronicle of a woman's fight to validate her appearance, her talent, and her right to love and be loved.
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Bowie Unseen: Portraits of an Artist as a Young Man
A collection of original and rare photographs from Bowie's debut album shoot, released for the first time as fine art prints in 2016. The pictures portray Bowie, pre-fame, pre-Ziggy Stardust, as a young man unaware of what the future holds.
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Popular World Music
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Life of a Song Volume 2: The Stories Behind 50 More of the World's Best-loved Songs
The second installment of the fascinating back stories behind 50 of the world's best-known and best-loved songs as featured in the FT Weekend's Life of a Song column every Saturday.
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On Streisand: An Opinionated Guide
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Matt Monro: The Singer's Singer
Tells the story of one of Britain's most iconic singers, the man who recorded the very first James Bond theme song ("From Russia with Love"), represented his country in Eurovision's Song Contest and Royal Command and recorded the international hits "Softly as I Leave You", "Born Free", "Walk Away" and "Portrait of My Love".
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How To Make It in the New Music Business: Practical Tips on Building a Loyal Following and Making a Living as a Musician
This definitive handbook redefines what it means to "make it" in the brave new world of professional music.
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Perspectives on German Popular Music
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My Life: It's a Long Story
The unvarnished and complete story of the life of one of America's greatest ever songwriters.
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Zayn: The Official Autobiography
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Build: The Power of Hip Hop Diplomacy in a Divided World
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Over Here, Over There: Transatlantic Conversations on the Music of World War I
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Joe Dolan: The Official Biography
Growing up in poor circumstances in the midlands town of Mullingar might seem an unlikely start for a musical superstar, but that's exactly the journey Joe Dolan travelled in his amazing life. This biography tells the stories behind his legendary career.
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Joe Longthorne: The Autobiography
This is the true story of one of Britain's most iconic entertainers, a man who has never flinched from doing what he was born for - performing. In a book which for critics and fans have been united in praise, Joe Longthorne lays bare his incredible life in this, his official autobiography.
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Madonna NYC 83
Photographer Richard Corman met Madonna in 1983 and created a brief but bountiful collection of images that truly represented a diverse portrait of Madonna and NYC that remains timeless and significant. MADONNA NYC 83 is not only homage to Madonna and the 80's, but also a collage of energy, exuberance, humour, fashion, sexiness and performance
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That Old Black Magic: Louis Prima, Keely Smith, and the Golden Age of Las Vegas
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Studying Popular Music Culture
A fully revised and updated edition of this widely adopted textbook. The First Edition was published in 2003 by Hodder.
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Oxford Handbook of Sondheim Studies
This handbook presents a comprehensive introduction to all aspects of composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim's oeuvre. Chapters come from a remarkably wide range of disciplines as they offer new insights into Sondheim's work not only for the stage, but also for film and television, describing in full how Sondheim has re-shaped American musical theater.
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Ultimate Easy Piano Songlist
The Ultimate Easy Piano Songlist is a bumper collection of over 40 of the best-selling songs from the 50s to the present day, all specially arranged for easy piano.
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Don't Talk Just Kiss: Pop Music Wisdom, Love Edition
A book full of pop music wisdom about love. It's the new edition of Don't Eat the Yellow Snow.
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Forward . . .
Marcia Barrett's memoir is much more than just a pop star autobiography - it is a charming, candid, laugh-out-loud story of survival, triumph, indomitable spirit and sheer force of will.
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Ruth and Martin's Album Club
The concept behind the Ruth and Martin's Album Club blog is simple: Make people listen to a classic album they've never heard before. What follows are delightful, humorous and insightful contributions from each guest as they have an album forced upon them and - for better or worse - they discover some of the world's favourite music.
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Life of a Song: The fascinating stories behind 50 of the world's best-loved songs
The fascinating back stories behind 50 of the world's best-known and best-loved songs as featured in the FT Weekend's Life of a Song column every Saturday.
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Eric Bogle, Music and the Great War: 'An Old Man's Tears'
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Vamping the Stage: Female Voices of Asian Modernities
Provides the first book-length study of women, modernity, and popular music in Asia, showcasing cutting-edge research conducted by scholars whose methods and perspectives draw from such diverse fields as anthropology, Asian studies, cultural studies, ethnomusicology, and film studies.
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Religion and Popular Music: Artists, Fans, and Cultures
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Soundtracking Germany: Popular Music and National Identity
This book argues for the importance of popular music in negotiations of national identity, and Germanness in particular.
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Relentless Pursuit of Tone: Timbre in Popular Music
The Relentless Pursuit of Tone investigates the many ways tone and timbre function in popular music. From the twang of the banjo to the thump of subwoofers on the dance floor, the authors engage with the entire history of popular music as recorded sound, from the 1930s to the present day.
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Peaceful Piano Playlist
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Flow: The Rhythmic Voice in Rap Music
Flow theorizes the rhythm of the rapping voice at the intersection of music, speech, and poetry. Author Mitchell Ohriner addresses pressing questions in theories of musical rhythm and meter through a combination of computational music analysis and humanistic close reading.
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Why Karen Carpenter Matters
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Hits That Missed: The UK Bubbling Under Chart 1954-1961
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Frank Sinatra, The Boudoir Singer: All the Gossip Unfit to Print from the Glory Days of Ol' Blue Eyes
Every time I sing a song, I'm actually making love on stage. Call me 'The Boudoir Singer,' or so claimed Frank Sinatra. The crooner's career spanned more than half a century, earning him millions of fans. His boudoir conquests involved some of the most stunning women of the 20th century. But exactly who was this mercurial, enigmatic man?
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Neapolitan Postcards: The Canzone Napoletana as Transnational Subject
The book is the first scholarly work that considers specifically the complexity of the international Neapolitan song scene through case studies from Greece, Argentina, the Middle East, and the United States, employing analyses of iconographical sources and international films devoted to the canzone napoletana.
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Images of England Through Popular Music: Class, Youth and Rock 'n' Roll, 1955-1976
Drawing on archival sources and oral testimony, Keith Gildart examines the ways in which popular music played an important role in reflecting and shaping social identities and working-class cultures and - through a focus on rock 'n' roll, rhythm & blues, punk, mod subculture, and glam rock - created a sense of crisis in English society.
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K-Pop: Popular Music, Cultural Amnesia, and Economic Innovation in South Korea
Seeks at once to describe and explain the emergence of export-oriented South Korean popular music and to make sense of larger South Korean economic and cultural transformations. This book delves into the broader background of South Korea in this wonderfully informed history and analysis of a pop culture phenomenon sweeping the globe.