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Discography & Buyer''s Guides

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  • The Penguin Jazz Guide

    The History of the Music in the 1000 Best Albums

    The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings is firmly established as the world's leading guide to recorded jazz, a mine of fascinating information and a source of insightful - often wittily trenchant - criticism. This is something rather different: Brian Morton (who taught American history at UEA) has picked out the 1000 best recordings that all jazz fans should have and shows how they tell the history ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • Bob Dylan: The Complete Discography

    Bob Dylan: The Complete Bob Dylan Discogrpahy contains all you will ever need to know about Bob Dylan and his releases. Including an expansive biography, album reviews and comprehensive discography, it is an invaluable guide for Dylan fans everywhere.This is an essential purchase for all lovers of Bob Dylan, with details of everything the legendary singer/songwriter produced. ... Read more

    $1.64 AUD

  • The Essential Jazz Recordings

    101 CDs

    by Ross Porter ...
    A guide to the all-time must-have jazz recordings by a maven of the genre.Possibly the twentieth century’s greatest musical innovation, jazz is now more popular than it has been for the past fifty years. But with the plethora of new recordings and the phenomenon in jazz of the same standards being recorded seemingly by almost every artist and band or trio, it’s very hard to know where to start or ... Read more

    $20.34 AUD

  • Mr Cool's Dream - Paul Weller with The Style Council

    by Iain Munn ...
    Paul Weller wrote some of the best songs during his sabbatical with The Style Council - from savvy socially-conscious pop to effortless love songs. Between 1983 and 1985, its as if Paul was happiest taking chances, usurping expectations, borrowing magpie-like from the past and remoulding it for the present (in true Mod fashion). Iain Munn must be congratulated for flying the flag for Weller's ... Read more

    $8.97 AUD

  • The Penguin Guide to the 1000 Finest Classical Recordings

    The Must-Have CDs and DVDs

    INDEPENDENT BOOKS OF THE YEARThis completely new edition of the Penguin Guide reviews the 1000 best classical albums issued and reissued over the past five decades, many of which dominate the catalogue because of their sheer excellence, irrespective of recording dates. More comprehensive than ever before, it indicates key recordings on CD, DVD and enhanced SACD, including those in surround sound. ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Ultimate Classic Rock

    A guide to the best rock music of the 60s, 70s and 80s

    From a 2014 perspective, the classic rock era falls basically between the years of 1965 and 1985, It is the rock music produced during these years that is the focus of this book. The book serves as a guide to that music, as well as later recordings produced by the artists that came to prominence during the classic rock era.The book provides biographical information on the greats of classic rock ... Read more

    $4.48 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Million Sellers

    by Omnibus Press ...
    Published to mark the 60th anniversary of the launch of the Official Singles Charts in 1952, The Million Sellers tells the story of every million-selling single in the history of the UK music industry.An analysis of the 123 singles which have passed the magical million sales threshold in the UK in the past 60 years, from Bill Haley & The Comets’ very first UK million seller right through to more ... Read more

    $14.40 AUD

  • All Songs From 70's: Full List

    This Ebook bring, for the first time in history, the list of ALL SONGS known or that were successful on radio stations, during the 70s.Yes, ALL SONGS, in all Genres!In addition, there is something new in this E-Book! By tapping or clicking on each song name in the list, you can listen to the song.To do this, just be connected to the internet, data network or Wi-Fi.The List is classified by year ... Read more

    $14.95 AUD

  • Vinyl Freak

    Love Letters to a Dying Medium

    by John Corbett ...
    From scouring flea markets and eBay to maxing out their credit cards, record collectors will do just about anything to score a long-sought-after album. In Vinyl Freak, music writer, curator, and collector John Corbett burrows deep inside the record fiend’s mind, documenting and reflecting on his decades-long love affair with vinyl. Discussing more than 200 rare and out-of-print LPs, Vinyl Freak is ... Read more

    $32.33 AUD

  • Celebrity Playlist

    For more than a decade, the music staff of The Dallas Morning News asked every artist it interviewed the same question: “What are you listening to right now?”The answers were always interesting and often surprising: Jeff Beck recommending the Prodigy, Bono raving about Luscious Jackson, Elvis Costello admiring saxophonist Eric Dolphy, Flaming Lips leader Wayne Coyne revealing his love for the Bee ... Read more

    $1.25 AUD

  • Devil Take the Hindmost, The Otherworldly Music of Allan Holdsworth (Loose Cog Edition)

    by Ed Chang ...
    Originally published in an earlier, shortened form as a blog (A Thread of Lunacy: Appreciation and Analysis of the Otherworldly Music of Allan Holdsworth), this book is a biographical musical companion to the career of Allan Holdsworth, a guitarist revered by the greatest names in jazz and rock (such as Steve Vai, John McLaughlin, Eddie Van Halen, Alex Lifeson, Frank Zappa, Joe Satriani, and ... Read more

    $14.30 AUD

  • The ROBBIE WILLIAMS Song Guide

    329 Songs By Robbie Williams

    by Vernon Smith ...
    Robbie Williams left the group Take That in 1995 to launch a solo career, in which all but one of his 11 studio albums have reached #1 in the UK. Six of his albums are among the top 100 biggest-selling albums in the United Kingdom. Moreover, Robbie has released seven number-one singles.Robbie has received a record eighteen Brit Awards--winning Best British Male four times, and two awards for ... Read more

    $3.99 AUD

  • The Beginner DJ Handbook You Need To Kickoff Your DJ Career

    A Guide For The Aspiring Disc Jockey To Help You Get The DJ Skills You Need To Become A DJ Pro So You Can Play The Hippest And Coolest DJ Music And Be The Most In-Demand Top DJ In The Party Scene!

    “Hey, Mr. DJ, put the record on, I’m gon’na dance with my baby…” This Madonna song only goes to show how DJ’s are considered big-time stars in the entertainment world. Many DJ’s, in fact, have reached super stardom and are top celebrities in the radio, music and club party scene all by their own right.Imagine yourself working amongst famous music, TV and movie artists! Maybe you can even ... Read more

    $5.98 AUD

  • Tamla Motown

    The Stories Behind The UK Singles

    by Terry Wilson ...
    Tamla Motown is a name that’s gone down in music history. Yet few realise it was, in fact, a label that never existed in America, but was formed by Berry Gordy in 1965 to release US recordings in the rest of the world, the Detroit-based soul Svengali having set up a series of labels to service the home market. The 45rpm seven-inch single was the stock in trade, and many of the soulful ‘three ... Read more

    $10.44 AUD

  • The New York Times Essential Library: Classical Music

    A Critic's Guide to the 100 Most Important Recordings

    by Allan Kozinn ...
    A dazzling appraisal of the definitive classical music performances available todayFor classical music lovers, there is nothing more beguiling and exciting than the range of technique and emotion that can capture or transform the great works in the hands of a conductor and musicians. But with hundreds of recordings released every year, discovering the jewels is a challenge, for newcomers as well ... Read more

    $12.20 AUD

  • David Bowie: The Golden Years

    by Roger Griffin ...
    David Bowie: The Golden Years chronicles Bowie’s creative life during the 1970s, the decade that defined his career. Looking at the superstar's life and work in a year by year, month by month, day by day format, and placing his works in their historical, personal and creative contexts.The Golden Years accounts for every live performance: when and where and who played with him. It details every ... Read more

    $16.82 AUD

  • The Sex Pistols - 1977: The Bollocks Diaries

    '...short, sharp, to the point, minimal. 'Never Mind the Bollocks' is a blackmail note - and we got you all to pay up!' - JOHN LYDON'When we first went in Wessex [recording studios] we went in through this side door. Freddie Mercury was there doing a vocal take and we walked right through with our guitars. He threw a wobbler.' - STEVE JONES''God Save The Queen' was definitely the pinnacle. It all ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • Vinyl Age

    A Guide to Record Collecting Now

    From Carolina Soul Records, one of the world's largest online record sellers, comes the definitive guide to every aspect of record collecting in the digital era.Any music fan knows that there's nothing like the tactile pleasure of a record. Even with access to a variety of streaming services, digital technology has paved the way for the analog revival; from multiplatinum megahits to ultra-obscure ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

  • Is It Still Good to Ya?

    Fifty Years of Rock Criticism, 1967-2017

    Is It Still Good to Ya? sums up the career of longtime Village Voice stalwart Robert Christgau, who for half a century has been America's most widely respected rock critic, honoring a music he argues is only more enduring because it's sometimes simple or silly. While compiling historical overviews going back to Dionysus and the gramophone along with artist analyses that range from Louis Armstrong ... Read more

    $33.54 AUD

  • Bob Dylan

    Outlaw Blues

    by Spencer Leigh ...
    Bob Dylan: Outlaw Blues by Spencer Leigh is a fresh take on this famous yet elusive personality, a one-man hall of mirrors who continues to intrigue his followers worldwide.It is an in-depth account with new information and fascinating opinions, both from the author and his interviewees. Whether you are a Dylan fan or not, you will be gripped by this remarkable tale.Most performers create their ... Read more

    $20.12 AUD

  • The Beatles Book

    by Hunter Davies ...
    Hunter Davies, the only ever authorised biographer of the group, has produced the essential Beatles guide. Divided into four sections – People, Songs, Places and Broadcast and Cinema – it covers all elements of the band’s history and vividly brings to live every influence that shaped them.Illustrated with material from Hunter's remarkable private collection of artefacts and memorabilia, this is ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Buddy Holly

    Learning the Game

    by Spencer Leigh ...
    Buddy Holly died in 1959. He was just 22 years old.Don McLean called that fatal day ‘The Day the Music Died’. But Buddy’s music hasn’t died and he left behind a wonderful legacy. With his animated voice, trademark black glasses, Fender Stratocaster and inimitable songs, Buddy and his music live on and continue to influence subsequent generations of musicians. His solitary UK tour was crucial to ... Read more

    $20.12 AUD

  • Greatest Hits of … the 1950s

    series Greatest Hits of ...
    This is an indispensable cross-reference manual to the 1950’s that brought a wealth of music that still remains popular on the radio today. It was a transitional period from the orchestral hits of Guy Lombardo and the vocal stylings of Frank Sinatra and Perry Como to the folk music of the Weavers to the early rock of Bill Haley and the Comets, Jerry Lee Lewis and Little Richard. It was a time of ... Read more

    $3.16 AUD

  • Born to Play

    The Ruby Braff Discography and Directory of Performances

    series Studies in Jazz
    Jazz trombonist Jack Teagarden once referred to Ruby Braff as the “Ivy League'sLouis Armstrong.” That legacy of great trumpet performance and recording is brought to readers in Thomas Hustad’s Born to Play: The Ruby Braff Discography and Directory of Performances. Braff’s uncompromising standards, musical taste, and creative imagination informed his consummate artistry in creating music ... Read more

    $183.14 AUD