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The special-edition reprint of Wax Poetics Magazine Issue 50--our bestselling issue ever--featuring Prince on the cover, with features on Prince and the Revolution; Morris Day and the Time; the Time's guitarist Jesse Johnson; Grand Central: the roots of Prince and Andre Cymone; Prince's jazz side project Madhouse; the Prince side project the Family; early Prince recordings, 94 East; and Questlove's commentary "33 Reasons Why Prince Is Hip-Hop." Also featuring Larry Graham, Blood Orange, Toro y Moi, DJ Quik, and Frank Ocean. This special-edition reprint contains no advertisements.

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: Alan Leeds
Publisher:
Release: 2016-05-26
File: 98 Pages
ISBN-13: 0979811066

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From the author of Music Is... Brandon Stosuy comes a second pitch-perfect board book that’s a kid-friendly music history lesson—perfect for the little record collectors in your life. From music writer and The Creative Independent/Kickstarter Editor in Chief, Brandon Stosuy, comes a new board book called We Are Music that dives into the history of music. It starts with clapping, tapping, and drums, and from there the music moves in many different directions. From classical to blues to jazz to country to rock to punk to rap to hip hop, there is one important thread that weaves through every song that has ever been created: us.

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Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Author: Brandon Stosuy
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release: 2018-08-21
File: 32 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781534409422

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The second book by the esteemed journal Wax Poetics is a vivid exploration of an element of music culture that has withered with the advent of MP3s and digital downloading. Records possess a visual as well as an aural capacity for storytelling. The record cover - eye candy for the music lover - speaks a language rooted in the environment and era of the music itself.

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Genre: Music
Author: Wax Poetics
Publisher: Power House Books
Release: 2009-04
File: 288 Pages
ISBN-13: 1576875091

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“Alan Leeds was a protegé of James Brown and a true historian of the world that nurtured the great entertainer. Alan was a witness to the vibrant black music scene of the ’60s and ’70s—whose book is both a memoir and a document of a lost world of sound.”—Nelson George, an American author, columnist, music and culture critic, journalist, and filmmaker A behind-the-scenes look at the Chitlin’ Circuit during American’s most vital period of soul music—from the eyes and ears of a young, Jewish kid from Queens who joined the team of the hardest working man in show business and learned the art of the music business at the hand of the performer who mastered it. In the mid-’60s, Alan Leeds was a young DJ looking for his way into the music business. An interview with James Brown to promote a local show in Virginia led to an opportunity to promote one of Brown’s concerts, which then led to Brown hiring him to help run his tours. Soon Leeds was wearing many hats and traveling around the country as Brown battled a complicated web of local promoters and managers, all too willing to try to rip him off. In this riveting book—part memoir, part history—Leeds weaves a wholly new and remarkable portrait of Brown as an idiosyncratic iconoclast, determined artist, and forceful businessman. It is a rare look into a world little known to white America immediately following the Civil Rights Movement. Leeds discovers that Brown is a fascinatingly complex man and their experiences, both business and personal, range from emotional to humorous. All the while, they navigate the complicated world of popular Black music in America, told by someone who actually lived it. “Over the course of his long life in music as a tour manager, archivist, writer, and fan, Alan Leeds had a ringside seat for some of the greatest moments in soul and funk history—from James Brown in the sixties to Prince in the eighties to D’Angelo in the first years of the 21st century. His eye for detail and his abiding love for the music shine through in this affectionate, inspirational memoir. Alan is one of my all-time heroes!” –Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson

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Genre: Music
Author: Alan Leeds
Publisher: Post Hill Press
Release: 2020-02-25
File: 272 Pages
ISBN-13: 1642933848

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Since his 2008 monograph, Ian Johnson has had six solo shows and undergone an evolution, while remaining just as jarringly cool and full of life. This new book presents all-new paintings and drawings by Johnson in his signature style: portraits of jazz musicians from the '40s, '50s, and '60s that were produced using gouache, acrylic or pen on paper or wood panel. Johnson combines abstract background shapes with figurative representations to create jaw-dropping pieces that succeed at evoking the music of each artist.

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Genre: Art
Author: Ian Johnson
Publisher:
Release: 2015-02
File: 60 Pages
ISBN-13: 097887398X

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A wonderful collection of untold stories and photographs, covering over 20 years. The author worked closely with Prince and his people, having unique access. "It made me laugh and it has made me cry. It's a wonderful book, as a true Prince fan I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your lovely personal stories of this incredible legend."

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Author: Marylou Badeaux
Publisher:
Release: 2017-11
File: 168 Pages
ISBN-13: 0648189112

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A photographic look into the world of vinyl record collectors—including Questlove—in the most intimate of environments—their record rooms. Compelling photographic essays from photographer Eilon Paz are paired with in-depth and insightful interviews to illustrate what motivates these collectors to keep digging for more records. The reader gets an up close and personal look at a variety of well-known vinyl champions, including Gilles Peterson and King Britt, as well as a glimpse into the collections of known and unknown DJs, producers, record dealers, and everyday enthusiasts. Driven by his love for vinyl records, Paz takes us on a five-year journey unearthing the very soul of the vinyl community.

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Genre: Music
Author: Eilon Paz
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Release: 2015-09-15
File: 428 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781607748700

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RHAPSODY IN BLACK: THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF ROY ORBISON

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Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Author: John Kruth
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release: 2013-05-01
File: 246 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781480354937

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Based on extensive research and interviews, presents a history of hip-hop that covers such topics as the evolution of the turntable, the world of DJ battles, the influence of digital technology, and the politics of race and gender.

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Genre: Music
Author: Mark Katz
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Release: 2012-05
File: 333 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780195331110

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The term 'record collecting' is shorthand for a variety of related practices. Foremost is the collection of sound recordings in various formats - although often with a marked preference for vinyl - by individuals, and it is this dimension of record collecting that is the focus of this book. Record collecting, and the public stereotypes associated with it, is frequently linked primarily with rock and pop music. Roy Shuker focuses on these broad styles, but also includes other genres and their collectors, notably jazz, blues, exotica and 'ethnic' music. Accordingly, the study examines the history of record collecting; profiles collectors and the collecting process; considers categories - especially music genres - and types of record collecting and outlines and discusses the infrastructure within which collecting operates. Shuker situates this discussion within the broader literature on collecting, along with issues of cultural consumption, social identity and 'the construction of self' in contemporary society. Record collecting is both fascinating in its own right, and provides insights into broader issues of nostalgia, consumption and material culture.

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Genre: Music
Author: Roy Shuker
Publisher: Routledge
Release: 2017-07-05
File: 234 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781351537186

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