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Owens, R. J.

Summary: "The song "Say It Loud (I'm Black and I'm Proud)" is personified, describing the Black history and culture that inspired its creation. Written in 1968 by singer James Brown after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, the song became an anthem for the civil rights movement"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sleeping Bear Press 2023

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE OWE

Messenger, Bill.

Summary: Presents an overview of jazz, its elements, and its history. Includes performances by various jazz artists.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 1998

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 781.65 MES

Kristiansen, Jon

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Summary: Twenty-five years of Norway's Slayer Mag on heavy metal music.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bazillion Points Books 2011

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Questlove

Summary: Bestselling author and Sundance award-winning director Questlove harnesses his encyclopedic knowledge of popular music and his deep curiosity about history to examine America over the past fifty years. Choosing one essential track from each year, Questlove unpacks each song's significance, revealing the pivotal role that American music plays around issues of race, gender, politics, and...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 782.42 QUE

Streissguth, Michael

Summary: "In a dim clearing off a county road in Kentucky sits a sagging outdoor stage buried in moss and dead leaves. It used to be the centerpiece of carnival-like Sunday afternoons where local guitarists, fiddlers and mandolin players hammered out old mountain ballads while legends from the dawn of country music performed their classic hits. Most of the musicians who showed up have long since passed,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Books 2023

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Guralnick, Peter

Summary: "Peter Guralnick's remarkable work... covers old ground from new perspectives, offering deeply felt, masterful, and strikingly personal portraits of creative artists, both musicians and writers, at the height of their powers. "You put the book down feeling that its sweep is vast, that you have read of giants who walked among us," rock critic Lester Bangs wrote of Guralnick's earlier work in...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 780.92 GUR

Guralnick, Peter.

Summary: The Birth of Rock 'n' Roll: 70 Years of Sun Records is the official history of this legendary label, and looks at its story in a unique way: through the lens of 70 of its most iconic recordings. From the early days with primal blues artists like Howlin' Wolf and B.B. King to long nights in the studio with Elvis and Jerry Lee Lewis, you will see how the label was shaped and how it redefined...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Weldon Owen 2022

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 781.66 GUR

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 781.66 GUR

McNally, Dennis.

Summary: "On Highway 61 explores the historical context of the significant social dissent that was central to the cultural genesis of the sixties. The book is going to search for the deeper roots of American cultural and musical evolution for the past 150 years by studying what the Western European culture learned from African American culture in a historical progression that reaches from the minstrel...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: Music McNally

Summary: Throughout history, musicians and musical works have reflected the fashion, culture, and social attitudes of their times. Music today is more diversified than ever, from the megahits of teen pop stars to the depth and emotionality of gospel choirs to the tones and textures produced by large-scale orchestras. Add to this the unstoppable forces of MySpace, YouTube, the iPod, and a rapidly...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Fishbone rose to become one of the most original bands of the last 25 years. With a blistering combination of punk and funk, they demolished the walls of genre and challenged the racial stereotypes and political order of the music industry and the nation.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Music DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSIC EVE

Eddy, Chuck.

Summary: "Chuck Eddy is one of the most entertaining, idiosyncratic, influential, and prolific music critics of the past three decades...Rock and Roll Always Forgets features the best, most provocative reviews, interviews, columns, and essays written by this singular critic."--Amazon.com.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Duke University Press 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 781.64 EDD

Williams, Jarrett

Summary: "How did a bunch of young people from the inner city create a genre of music that became a global phenomenon? From its humble origins at house parties in the Bronx, where DJs mixed old records to create new sounds, charismatic MCs let their clever lyrics flow, and B-boys and B-girls pioneered inventive dance moves, hip-hop quickly became a musical and cultural revolution." --

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: First Second 2024

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J GRAPHIC WIL

Wiederhorn, Jon

Summary: From the author of the celebrated classic Louder Than Hell comes an oral history of the badass Heavy Metal lifestyle―the debauchery, demolition, and headbanging dedication―featuring metalhead musicians from Black Sabbath and Judas Priest to Twisted Sister and Quiet Riot to Disturbed, Megadeth, Throwdown and more.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Diversion Books 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 781.66 WIE

Astor, Peter

Summary: "To wander the streets of a bankrupt, often lawless, New York City in the early 1970's wearing a tee shirt with PLEASE KILL ME written on it was an act of arch nihilism, and one often recounted in the first reports of Richard Hell filtering into pre-punk UK. Pete Astor, an archly nihilistic teenager himself at the time, was most impressed. The fact that it emerged (after many years) that Hell...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Publishing 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 780.33 AST

Guarino, Mark

Summary: "Chicago is recognized around the world for its place in the history of jazz, gospel, and the blues. Far less known is the surprisingly important role Chicago played in country music and the folk revival. Drawing on hundreds of interviews and deep archival research, Mark Guarino tells a forgotten story of music in Chicago and reveals how the city's institutions and personalities influenced...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The University of Chicago Press 2023

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Summary: "The Girl Group Sound, made famous and unforgettable by acts like The Ronettes, The Shirelles, The Supremes, and The Vandellas, took over the airwaves by capturing the mix of innocence and rebellion emblematic of America in the 1960s. As songs like "Will You Love Me Tomorrow," "Then He Kissed Me," and "Be My Baby" rose to number one, Girl Groups cornered the burgeoning post-war market of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Books 2023

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 782.42 BUT

Summary: Liszt frequently expanded upon the work of previous composers to create new musical forms. His transcription of Verdi's Rigoletto was part of a completely new style of piano composition. In this program, Martino Tirimo guides students toward a mastery of the Rigoletto paraphrase and an understanding of its compositional layers. Assembled at London's Royal Academy of Music, pianists from the...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Taylor, Charlotte

Summary: "Songs such as the "Star-Spangled Banner," which students may recognize from sporting events, memorialize significant events in American history. With this engaging text full of fun facts about American songs, students will learn about the valuable role songs play in helping express American pride. Dynamic photographs enhance the approachable text which compliments elementary social studies...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Enslow Publishing 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 782.42 TAY

Westhoff, Ben

Summary: "A monumental, revealing narrative history about the legendary group of artists at the forefront of West Coast hip-hop: Eazy-E, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, and Tupac Shakur,"--Amazon.com.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Books 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 781.6 WES

Edwards, Terry

Summary: "One Step Beyond" isn't the best album in the world it's not even the best album by Madness. It is, however, a great record and an exceptional debut album -fully formed despite half the band still being in their teens and it remains as exhilarating, inspiring and as much fun as when people first heard it nearly 30 years ago. Through extensive interviews with the band, as well as producers Clive...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 780.33 EDW

Browne, David

Summary: Fifty years after they first came together and changed the sound of rock 'n' roll, the Grateful Dead remain one of rock's most beloved bands—a musical and cultural phenomenon that spans generations and paved the way for everything from the world of jam bands and the idea of independently released music to social networking. Much has been written about the band, but nothing quite as vibrant and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Da Capo Press 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 781.7 BRO

Azerrad, Michael

Summary: Michael Azerrad revisits the original text of his 1993 biography Come as you are. The result is this "amplified" version, featuring extensive annotations that deepen our understanding of Nirvana.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2023

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1 available in Audiobook Display, Call number: MP3CD 920 AZE

Cone, James H.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Orbis Books 1991

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Clague, Mark

Summary: "The fascinating story of America's national anthem and an examination of its powerful meaning today. Most Americans learn the tale in elementary school: During the War of 1812, Francis Scott Key witnessed the daylong bombardment of Baltimore's Fort McHenry by British navy ships; seeing the Stars and Stripes still flying proudly at first light, he was inspired to pen his famous lyric. What...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc. 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 782.42 CLA

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