The Little Black Songbook
Author: Queen (Musical group), Matt Cowe
Publisher: Music Sales
Songs in the Key of Z
Author: Irwin Chusid
Publisher: Chicago Review Press
Outsider musicians can be the product of damaged DNA, alien abduction, drug fry, demonic possession, or simply sheer obliviousness. This book profiles dozens of outsider musicians, both prominent and obscure—figures such as The Shaggs, Syd Barrett, Tiny Tim, Jandek, Captain Beefheart, Daniel Johnston, Harry Partch, and The Legendary Stardust Cowboy—and presents their strange life stories along with photographs, interviews, cartoons, and discographies. About the only things these self-taught artists have in common are an utter lack of conventional tunefulness and an overabundance of earnestness and passion. But, believe it or not, they’re worth listening to, often outmatching all contenders for inventiveness and originality. A CD featuring songs by artists profiled in the book is also available.
Author: Oasis, Sam Harrop
Publisher: Music Sales Amer
Pop/Rock Guitar/Fretted Instrument Solos
(Piano Vocal). This sheet music features an arrangement for piano and voice with guitar chord frames, with the melody presented in the right hand of the piano part, as well as in the vocal line.
A pocket-sized collection of the finest Eric Clapton hits, in chord songbook format, with complete lyrics and guitar chords. Includes 80 Clapton classics!
Author: Leonard Cohen
Publisher: Everyman's Library
A definitive selection of song lyrics and poems from the Rock-and-Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award-winning musical artist includes such influential pieces as "Sisters of Mercy," "Bird on the Wire" and "I'm Your Man."
Elvis for Dummies
Author: Susan Doll
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Flora, the Red Menace
Author: John Kander, David Thompson, Fred Ebb
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
"A new interpretation of the l965 Broadway musical"--Cover, p. 3.
A pocket-sized collection of hit songs from the biggest names in pop, arranged for ukulele! Presented in chord songbook format, in the original keys, with ukulele chord boxes and complete lyrics.
Offers a comprehensive overview of the musicians, fashions, icons, and record labels that have defined the punk sub-culture and revolutionized pop music.
Author: Alyn Shipton
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Paul McCartney and John Lennon described him as the Beatles' "favorite group," he won Grammy awards, wrote and recorded hit songs, and yet no figure in popular music is as much of a paradox, or as underrated, as Harry Nilsson. In this first ever full-length biography, Alyn Shipton traces Nilsson's life from his Brooklyn childhood to his Los Angeles adolescence and his gradual emergence as a uniquely talented singer-songwriter. With interviews from friends, family, and associates, and material drawn from an unfinished autobiography, Shipton probes beneath the enigma to discover the real Harry Nilsson. A major celebrity at a time when huge concerts and festivals were becoming the norm, Nilsson shunned live performance. His venue was the studio, his stage the dubbing booth, his greatest triumphs masterful examples of studio craft. He was a gifted composer of songs for a wide variety of performers, including the Ronettes, the Yardbirds, and the Monkees, yet Nilsson's own biggest hits were almost all written by other songwriters. He won two Grammy awards, in 1969 for "Everybody's Talkin'" (the theme song for Midnight Cowboy), and in 1972 for "Without You," had two top ten singles, numerous album successes, and wrote a number of songs--"Coconut" and "Jump into the Fire," to name just two--that still sound remarkably fresh and original today. He was once described by his producer Richard Perry as "the finest white male singer on the planet," but near the end of his life, Nilsson's career was marked by voice-damaging substance abuse and the infamous deaths of both Keith Moon and Mama Cass in his London flat. Drawing on exclusive access to Nilsson's papers, Alyn Shipton's biography offers readers an intimate portrait of a man who has seemed both famous and unknowable--until now.
"A collection of over 120 New Zealand songs arranged for guitar in the same key as the original recordings. Complete with full lyrics, chord names and a handy pull-out chord chart"--Back cover.
Master Your Theory
Author: Dulcie Holland