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Contents: Dramatis personae -- Before the beginning -- The first season -- The second season -- The third season -- The final season -- Life and music after the band.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 781.65 GUS

Summary: An in-depth look at the legendary punk band, The Stooges.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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2 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC GIM

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Summary: Based on the long-running New York smash hit, this film is a high-powered rock musical that tells the hilarious but emotional tale of a German glam-rock diva on a journey to find love and stardom in her new home, a trailer park in Kansas!

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Summary: Jazz guitarist Talmage Holt Farlow embodied the unusual. The Greensboro, North Carolina native joined the New York City jazz scene in the late 1940s, where his highly innovative style and unique sense of harmony led to high acclaim. By 1958, the acclamations had become a question "What ever happened to Tal Farlow?" Following Thoreau, Farlow stepped away from the temptations of the jazz life,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Productions Á-Propos 2006

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

Cachin, Olivier

Summary: Shares brief biographies of forty influential black musicians, including James Brown, The Fugees, and Rihanna.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Wide Eyed Editions 2019

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

Edgerton, Clyde

Summary: In 1963, Dwayne Hallston discovers James Brown and wants to perform just like him. Meanwhile, Dwayne's forbidden black friend Larry, aspiring to play piano like Thelonius Monk, apprentices to a jazz musician called the Bleeder. A mutual passion for music help Dwayne and Larry as they try to achieve their dreams.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2011

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC EDG

Lauterbach, Preston.

Summary: A definitive account of the birth of rock 'n' roll in black America...The Chitlin' Circuit brings us into the sweaty back rooms where such stars as James Brown, B. B. King, and Little Richard got their start.--Amazon.com

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton 2011

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

Springsteen, Bruce.

Summary: Over the past seven years, Bruce Springsteen has privately devoted himself to writing the story of his life, bringing the same honesty, humor, and originality found in his songs. He describes growing up Catholic in Freehold, New Jersey, amid the poetry, danger, and darkness that fueled his imagination, leading up to the moment he refers to as 'The Big Bang': seeing Elvis Presley's debut on The...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Audio 2016

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Terp, Gail

Summary: Taylor Alison Swift is an American singer-songwriter. One of the most popular contemporary female recording artists, she is known for narrative songs about her personal life, which has received much media attention.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Black Rabbit Books 2017

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Rising Reader (Purple), Call number: JBR PURPLE TER

Summary: It's true, Joan Jett became mega-famous from the number-one hit "I Love Rock n Roll," but that's only part of the story. This documentary gives a wild ride as Jett and her close friends tell you how it really was in the burgeoning's 70s punk scene and the rocky road to rock stardom decades on. Their interviews are laced with amazing archival footage.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: HOT DVD

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Summary: A television movie event based on the inspiring true story of living legend Dolly Parton's remarkable upbringing in rural Tennessee. This once-in-a-lifetime special takes place inside the tight-knit Parton family as they struggle to overcome devastating tragedy and discover the healing power of love, faith and a raggedy patchwork coat, vividly described in the well-known song of the film's...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2016

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Co

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA DOL

Barrow, Rebecca

Summary: This tender story of friendship, music, and ferocious love asks: what will you fight for, if not yourself? You Don't Know Me But I Know You author Rebecca Barrow's next book is perfect for fans of Katie Cotugno and Emery Lord. Who cares that the prize for the Sun City Originals contest is fifteen grand? Not Dia, that's for sure. Because Dia knows that without a band, she hasn't got a shot at...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Teen, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC BAR

Cobb, Amy

Summary: When one of the other members of Benton Bluff Junior High band shows up with a shiny new trombone, Kori Neal's school-loaner suddenly seems beat-up and old so she comes up with an idea to organize a fund-raiser to buy new instruments--until advice from a famous local jazz musician gives her a clearer perspective on the issue.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Calico, an imprint of Magic Wagon 2015

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1 available in J Series, Call number: J FIC COB

Edgers, Geoff

Summary: A deep exploration into the story behind "Walk This Way," Aerosmith and Run-DMC's legendary, groundbreaking rock-hip hop collaboration, describes the unlikely union that became instantly popular and launched hip hop into the mainstream.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Blue Rider Press 2019

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

Russell-Brown, Katheryn

Summary: "A biography of African American musician Melba Doretta Liston, a virtuoso musician who played the trombone and composed and arranged music for many of the great jazz musicians of the twentieth century. Includes afterword, discography, and sources"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lee & Low Books Inc. 2014

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 LIS

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB LISTON RUS

Dillon, Leo.

Summary: Synopsis: If you have ever been lucky enough to hear great jazz, then you will understand the pure magic of this book. Leo and Diane Dillon use bright colors and musical patterns that make music skip off the page in this toe-tapping homage to many jazz greats. From Miles Davis and Charlie Parker to Ella Fitzgerald, here is a dream team sure to knock your socks off. Learn about this popular...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Blue Sky Press 2007

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE DIL

Smith, Patti

Summary: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee presents reflections on her inner life from the unique perspectives of the cafes and cultural haunts she has visited and worked in around the world. --Publisher's description.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 SMITH, PATTI SMI

Summary: Saxophonist, composer, and band leader John Coltrane has been almost as popular in death as he was during his lifetime. The prolific jazzman passed away at 40, but left a legacy of influential musical work. This documentary delves into Coltrane's beginnings starting with his childhood in North Carolina, displays some stellar live performances, including rare footage of Coltrane during his stint...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: BMG Special Products 2002

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

Summary: Arguably the sharpest tool in the rock musician box, Frank Zappa was never lost for words when presented with another s opinion and would counter any position he did not agree with, fluently, eloquently and with the style and wit normally reserved for the great orator or the finest raconteur. Frank could be funny, serious and just about anywhere in-between and could literally talk for hours...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: I.V. Media 2015

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC FRA

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Summary: Rock star John Norman Howard has noticed that his career has begun to decline. Too many years of concerts, bad managers and life on the road have made him cynical. Then he meets the innocent, pure and very talented singer Esther Hoffman. John shows Esther the way to stardom while forsaking his own career. As they fall in love, her success only makes his decline even more apparent.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2006

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA STA

Medina, Nico

Summary: Presents the life of one of the bestselling artists of all time, from her start singing in front of her father's Baptist congregation to being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Workshop, an imprint of Penguin Random House 2018

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Summary: Guitarist Vlad attends Camp Ovation, the summer theater camp for budding actors, dancers, and musicians. Finding himself to be one of the only straight boys around, he soon befriends Ellen. Meanwhile, openly gay Michael develops a crush on him. This sparks dramatic confrontations among fellow campers Jenna, Jill, and Fritzi. The whole camp is run by Bert Hanley, a washed-up Broadway songwriter...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: MGM Home Entertainment 2004

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1 available in Musicals DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSICALS CAM

Summary: Stevo and Bob are two friends fresh out of college who sport mohawks and blue hair, listen to hardcore music, and try to live up to their own anarchist ideals while figuring out what to do with their lives in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Columbia TriStar Home Video 1999

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1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY SLC

Ellison, Katie

Summary: "Bob Marley was a reggae superstar who is considered to be one of the most influential musicians of all time. Born in rural Jamaica, this musician and songwriter began his career with his band, The Wailing Wailers, in 1963. The Wailers went on to spread the gospel of reggae music around the globe. Bob's distinctive style and dedication to his Rastafari beliefs became a rallying cry for the poor...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Random House 2017

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