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Altamont

Author: Joel Selvin

Reader: John Pruden

Format: 8 CDs (Unabridged)

Rock journalist Joel Selvin tells the definitive story of the Rolling Stones' infamous Altamont concert in San Francisco, the disastrous historic event that marked the end of the idealistic 1960s.

Item #: E8B553 ISBN: 9781455135530

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Big Deal

Author: Kevin Winkler

Reader: Paul Boehmer

Format: 14 CDs (Unabridged)

Item #: E9M0235 ISBN: 9781630150235

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Birth School Metallica Death

Author: Paul Brannigan

Reader: Ray Porter

Format: 9 CDs (Unabridged)

A landmark release, the first of a two-volume biography of Metallica, the biggest metal band of all time. Told via exclusive interviews with the band and their world.

Item #: E9B173 ISBN: 9781482941739

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Blues People

Author: LeRoi Jones

Reader: Prentice Onayemi

Format: 7 CDs (Unabridged)

"The path the slave took to citizenship is what I want to look at. And I make my analogy through the slave citizen's music, through the music that is most closely associated with him: blues and a later, but paralell, development, jazz...[If] the Negro represents, or is symbolic of, something in and about the nature of American culture, this certainty should be revealed by his characteristic music." So says Amiri Baraka in the introduction to Blues People, his classic work onthe place of jazz and blues in American social, musical, economic, and cultural history.

Item #: E7B0963 ISBN: 9781538450963

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Classical Music 101

Author/Reader: Fred Plotkin

Fred Plotkin

Format: 2 MP3-CDs (Unabridged)

Sure, you've heard of Beethoven and Mozart, Bach and Tchaikovsky. But you couldn't tell the difference between them on a bet. If you'd like to win that bet, and gain aural pleasure and immense satisfaction as a result, listen to this musicexpert as he explores a thousand years of music, introduces the great works, and profiles in depth many significant composers. A highly accessible guide to discovering the glories of classical music.

Item #: E2B653 ISBN: 9780786186532

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Cowboys and Indies

Author: Gareth Murphy

Reader: Ralph Lister

Format: 12 CDs (Unabridged)

Item #: E9B0624 ISBN: 9781483020624

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Crate Digger

Author/Reader: Bob Suren

Bob Suren

Format: 6 CDs (Unabridged)

A small-town Florida teenager discovers punk rock through a loaned mix tape, and punk music and culture slowly takes over all aspects of his life. His new passion causes him to form a band, track down out-of-print records he loves and reissue them, open a record store, start a record distribution operation as a public service, mentor a host of young musicians, and befriend all manner of punk luminaries along the way. Slowly his life's pursuit pushes him to the point of person ruination and, ultimately, redemption.

Item #: E5B721 ISBN: 9781538587218

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Doctors of Rhythm

Author/Reader: Jake Brown

Jake Brown

Format: 16 CDs (Unabridged)

HIP HOP was born in the 1980's, exploded into the music mainstream in 1990's, and by the Millennium, had become the biggest selling genre in the record business. DOCTORS OF RHYTHM: Hip Hop's Greatest Producers Speak! begins with rap's biggest early hits that helped prove Rap was here to stay,

Item #: E8B5415 ISBN: 9781538485415

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The Doors

Author: Greil Marcus

Reader: Ray Porter

Format: 4 CDs (Unabridged)

More than 40 years since singer Jim Morrison was found dead and the Doors disbanded, their music lives on. There have been many books on the Doors; this is the first to bypass their myth and mystique and focus solely on the music.

Item #: E6B206 ISBN: 9781455122066

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Dresden Manuscripts

Author: David Wilson

Reader: Stefan Rudnicki

Format: 7 CDs (Unabridged)

A fascinating journey to rediscover the music of a composer who was lauded in his day yet forgotten soon after. It chronicles David Wilson's thirty-year quest to locate, reconstruct, and perform the music of Johann Adolf Hasse, a composer who, along with his equally famous wife, mezzo-soprano Faustina Bordoni, had close personal associations with Bach, Handel, Mozart, Haydn, and Gluck.

Item #: E6B547 ISBN: 9781504655477

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Emotional Rescue

Author: Ben Greenman

Reader: Dan John Miller

Format: 4 CDs (Unabridged)

What songs have made up your life's soundtrack? Which have captured your every mood and deepest sentiments? Pop music, like no other form of entertainment or art, is capable of articulating our feelings, desires, joy, and pain. In a few soul-grabbing minutes, artists from every genre-from Little Richard to Lou Reed, Willie Nelson to Wu-Tang Clan, Sly and the Family Stone to the Rolling Stones-can help us understand our place in our own lives.

Item #: E4N911 ISBN: 9781522639114

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Good Booty

Author: Ann Powers

Reader: Teri Schnaubelt

Format: 11 CDs (Unabridged)

In this sweeping history of popular music in the United States, NPR's acclaimed music critic examines how popular music – from nineteenth-century New Orleans through dance-crazed Jazz Age New York to the teen scream years of mid-twentieth century rock-and-roll to the cutting-edge adventures of today's web-based pop stars – shapes fundamental American ideas and beliefs, allowing us to communicate diffcult emotions and truths about our most fraught social issues, most notably sex and race.

Item #: E7B724 ISBN: 9781538417249

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Goodnight, L.A.

Author: Kent Hartman

Reader: Dan John Miller

Format: 6 CDs (Unabridged)

With access that only a longtime music business insider can provide, Kent Hartman packs Goodnight, L.A. with never-before-told stories about the most prolific time and iconic place in rock 'n' roll history.

Item #: E8M4366 ISBN: 9781515904366

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Great Moments from Music Legends

Speechworks

Performers: Various

Format: 6 CDs (Unabridged)

Legendary artists talk about rock 'n' roll in these original recordings from interviews and press conferences. Includes Bill Haley, Carl Perkins, Elvis Presley, Frankie Laine, Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Buddy Holly, James Brown, the Beatles, Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, John Lennons, and more.

Item #: E6B920 ISBN: 9781504689205

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Guitar

Author/Reader: Tim Brookes

Tim Brookes

Format: 1 MP3-CDs (Unabridged)

One man's quest for his dream guitar inspires him to explore the instrument's largely untold history, and why it became an American icon. The guitar represents the open road, protest, the blues, youth, lost love, and sexuality. The NPR commentator offers an intriguing exploration of these ideas and their involvement with the history of America. "Brookes is the perfect reader for his own material – passionate, knowledgeable, and funny... [He] has a musician's ear for storytelling."—AudioFile

Item #: E1B071 ISBN: 9780786180714

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The History of Gangster Rap

Author: Soren Baker

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Format: 8 CDs (Unabridged)

Item #: E8B089 ISBN: 9781978650893

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Into the Black

Author: Paul Brannigan, with Ian Winwood

Reader: Ray Porter

Format: 7 CDs (Unabridged)

The definitive story of Metallica, chronicling the transformative and tumultuous years following The Black Album through Death Magnetic and beyond.

Item #: E8B608 ISBN: 9781481526081

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Jazz 101

Author: John F. Szwed

Reader: Grover Gardner

Format: 7 CDs (Unabridged)

From Louis's astonishing trumpet solos to Basie's "One O'Clock Jump," Ella's scatting and Duke's "Mood Indigo," jazz is the quintessential American music. Chill out to cool riffs in this beginner's guide to one of the most diverse and storied musical genres. Explore its tangled history and its development from an ethnic oddity to become America's most popular music, and then part of the avant garde in less than 50 years.

Item #: E7B086 ISBN: 9780786190867

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Just around Midnight

Author: Jack Hamilton

Reader: Ron Butler

Format: 9 CDs (Unabridged)

By the time Jimi Hendrix died in 1970, the idea of a black man playing lead guitar in a rock band seemed exotic. Yet a mere ten years earlier, Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley had stood among the most influential rock and roll performers. Why did rock and roll become "white"? Just around Midnight reveals the interplay of popular music and racial thought that was responsible for this shift within the music industry and in the minds of the fans. 

Item #: E8M1402 ISBN: 9781541401402

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The Latest from the Greatest, Vol. 1

Author/Reader: Darrell Wayne Wampler

Darrell Wayne Wampler

Format: 6 CDs (Unabridged)

Featuring artist interviews, a weekly countdown, and new music, this outlet for classic rock and new wave artists uncovers the current whereabouts of your favorite musicians from the past and what projects they are currently working on. Other fun facts are revealed, such as how groups got their names and "Where are they buried?"

Item #: E7B694 ISBN: 9781455136940

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