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The Band FAQ: All That's Left to Know About the Fathers of Americana
Back to Black: Amy Winehouse's Only Masterpiece
The Martin Archives: A Scrapbook of Treasures from the World's Foremost Acoustic Guitar Maker
Sex, Drums, Rock 'n' Roll! The Hardest Hitting Man in Show Business
Nothing Untoward: Stories from “The Pumpkin Pie Show”
Bob Dylan FAQ: All That's Left to Know About the Song and Dance Man
Billy Vera: Harlem to Hollywood
The Storyteller's Dilemma: Overcoming the Challenges in the Digital Media Age
Breaking Down the Walls of Heartache: How Music Came Out
Mathilde Wesendonck, Isolde's Dream
Leading Tones: Reflections on Music, Musicians, and the Music Industry
The Blackbird Academy Foundations: Must-Know Audio and Recording Principles
Stranded in the Jungle: Jerry Nolan's Wild Ride – A Tale of Drugs, Fashion, the New York Dolls, and Punk Rock
The Art of Horror Movies: An Illustrated History
Everything's Bigger in Texas: The Life and Times of Kinky Friedman
Spinal Tap: The Big Black Book
I Wrote That One, Too ...: A Life in Songwriting from Willie to Whitney
Bruce Springsteen – Like a Killer in the Sun: Selected Lyrics 1972-2017
Audio Production Basics with Pro Tools First
Sense of Occasion
Jack the Ripper FAQ: All That's Left to Know About the Infamous Serial Killer
Scoring the Screen: The Secret Language of Film Music
Behind the Baton: An American Icon Talks Music
Monty Python FAQ: All That's Left to Know About Spam, Grails, Spam, Nudging, Bruces, and Spam
The 11 Contracts That Every Artist, Songwriter, and Producer Should Know
A Grammy Salute to Music Legends: All-Star Artists Pay Tribute to Their Musical Heroes
A Perfect Union of Contrary Things
Film Noir Compendium: Key Selections from the Film Noir Reader Series
Rimsky-Korsakov: Letters to His Family and Friends
Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I: The Complete Book and Lyrics of the Broadway Musical

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