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R.E.M. Fiction: An Alternative Biography
Buckley, David
Book Number: 31518
ISBN: 1852279273
Virgin Publishing 2002 8vo hardcover 472pp index, b/w illus. near fine / very good+ d/w. A unique biography of one of the most influential rock bands of the last three decades. R.E.M. formed in the early 80s and sold almost no records for the first ten years of their existence, yet the media portrayal of them has been unquestioning. They shot to fame in the 1990s with their singles Out of Time and Automatic for the People selling over 25 million copies between them. They were heralded as the saviors of US rock. David Buckley reanalyzes this accepted view of them, taking a close look at their music and public persona and providing a compelling must-read for all rock fans. Definitive, informed reanalysis of the R.E.M. myth, drawing on interviews with many of the band's closest associates and friends By the author of the critically acclaimed David Bowie: Strange Fascination Includes previously unseen early photographs.
Price: $12.00


Shout!: The Story of Johnny O'Keefe
Caswell, Robert
Book Number: 36193
ISBN: 086819140X
Sydney Currency Press Pty Ltd 1986 8vo softcover 160pp, b/w illus. good. Discography: p. [158]-160.
Price: $12.00


JO'K, the official Johnny O'Keefe story
Bryden-Brown, John
Book Number: 36217
ISBN: 0868240869
Sydney Doubleday 1982 8vo softcover 183pp index, b/w illus. very good.
Price: $15.00


Tom Jones Close Up.
Ellis, Lucy & Bryony Sutherland
Book Number: 39839
ISBN: 
London: Omnibus Press, 2000 8vo. hardcover. 390pp. index, + b/w plates. Very Good in good+ d/w.
Price: $12.00


Black Noise: Rap Music and Black Culture in Contemporary America
Rose, Tricia
Book Number: 51011
ISBN: 0819562750
Wesleyan May 15, 1994 8vo softcover 257pp very good. Rap music often blasts African American rage into mainstream American culture and with its call-and-response choruses and violent, no-holds-barred lyrics, questions societal tradition and authority. These assertions aren't hard to prove. The problem lies in explaining all this without forgetting that most of this music's impact depends on having a good beat and being danceable. Rose, an assistant professor of history and Africana studies at New York University, is generally successful in putting rap in the context of the urban noise, technology and socioeconomics that nurtures it and of the "slave dances, blues lyrics, Mardi Gras parades, Jamaican patois, toasts and signifying" that preceded it. Rose addresses sexism, both in the plight of women rappers and in rap lyrics, partially excusing the latter by saying, "Rap's sexist lyrics are also part of a rampant and viciously normalized sexism that dominates the corporate culture of the music business." Supporting her thesis are direct interviews with rappers, personal remembrances and anecdotes, as well as deconstruction of lyrics and videos. Although her analyses are often fascinating, in sentences like "Rappers are constantly taking dominant discursive fragments and throwing them into relief destabilizing hegemonic discourses and attempting to legitimate counter/hegemonic interpretations," Rose becomes unnecessarily obscurantist, forgetting to let the music speak for itself. Photos
Price: $12.00


Madonna - Unauthorized
Andersen, Christopher
Book Number: 59613
ISBN: 0671735322
Simon and Schuster 1991 8vo. Hardcover in unclipped d/w. Black cloth spine on mustard boards. 350pp. Very good in same d/w, slight bumping to top and bottom of spine. Illustrated with b&w photos. Index
Price: $12.00


Listen to This
Ross, Alex
Book Number: 61357
ISBN: 9780007364251
Fourth Estate, United Kingdom, 2010. 8vo. softcover. 366pp. index. Very good.
Price: $15.00


Most people I know (think that I'm crazy)
Thorpe, Billy
Book Number: 62367
ISBN: 0732909678
Sydney Pan Macmillan 1998 8vo softcover 426pp very good, light foxing.
Price: $15.00


Melodies magic memories
Job, Thelma
Book Number: 45841
ISBN: 0646418203
Narellan, N.S.W. Parker Pattingson Publishing 2003 8vo softcover 236pp good, cover creased. Includes index. Signed by Author on title page.
Price: $25.00


Gene Autry''s Famous Cowboy Songs and Mountain Ballads. Book no. 2
Autry, Gene
Book Number: 33042
ISBN: 
Chicago: M.M. Cole Publishing Co., 1934. 4to. softcover. 64pp. good+, pages browned.
Price: $22.00


Judy Garland Album
Flanagan, Bud
Book Number: 33044
ISBN: 
London, Francis, Day & Hunter 1939 4to. softcover. 32pp. b/w illus. very good.
Price: $25.00


Our Boys at the Dardanelles. Stirring War Song
McAnally, Robt. H.
Book Number: 60115
ISBN: 
E. W. Cole, Melbourne 4to. wraps. 4pp. Music score and words. Good, Rear cover detatching from spine at top and bottom. Scarce Australian World War One music.
Price: $55.00


ANZAC
Armstrong, Tom
Book Number: 60116
ISBN: 
Albert & Son, Sydney 1916. 4to. wraps. 4pp. Music score and words. Good, Rear cover detatching from spine at top, owner's name on cover. Scarce Australian World War One music.
Price: $55.00


Song The Toast is ANZAC
McCarthy, C. W.
Book Number: 60117
ISBN: 
Deane & Son, Sydney 4to. wraps. 7pp. Music score and words. Good, owner's nsme on cover. Scarce Australian World War One music.
Price: $55.00


While the British Bull-dogs Watching at the Door
Lauder, Harry
Book Number: 60118
ISBN: 
Allan & Co. Melbourne 1915. 4to. wraps. 7pp. Music score and words. Very good.
Price: $55.00


Your King & Country Want You
Rubens, Paul A.
Book Number: 60119
ISBN: 
Chappell & Co. London 1914. 4to. wraps. 7pp. Music score and words. Good, smal tear on middle page, stamps on cover.
Price: $55.00


Key to the Students Harmony
Mansfield, Orlando A.
Book Number: 21533
ISBN: 
Weeks n.d. (1899) Third Edition Weekes 1899 Good/No Jacket Hard Cover. Book to accompany Orlando A. Mansfield's Works on Harmony I. The Student's Harmony.
Price: $15.00


The Observer's Book of Music
Dinn, Freda
Book Number: 53214
ISBN: 0723200580
Warne, 1975 12mo. 190pp. index, colour & b/w illus. very good. / very good d/w.
Price: $12.00


Bass Notes - for All Bassists, Acoustic and Electric - No CD
Goldsby, John
Book Number: 60237
ISBN: 
Jamey Aebersold Jazz Inc 1997 4to. Softcover. 69pp. Music scores. The base lines in this book can be used as etudes or sight-reading studies with or without the CD.
Price: $10.00


Young String Ensemble Series - VIVA ITALIA and JACKAROO JIVE
Fin, Loreta
Book Number: 62321
ISBN: 
Wilfin Music no date 4to. Folder with bound Programme and Rehearsal Notes Near fine. 1 score (11 p.) + +64 parts. 1 score (14 p.) + 7 parts. Grade 2. Instrumentation: 8 x violin 1 ; 8 x violin 2 ; 4 x violin 3 ; 4 x viola ; 5 x cello ; 2 x double bass ; piano. -The piano parts are optional, as the pieces can be played by string ensemble alone. They can also be played as violin 1,2 and cello. Bass parts can also be played by the cello
Price: $30.00


Young String Ensemble Series - BIG BEN BOOGIE and GREENSLEVES theme
Fin, Loreta
Book Number: 62322
ISBN: 
Wilfin Music no date 4to. Folder with bound Programme and Rehearsal Notes Near fine. 1 score (10 p.) + 64parts and 1 score (10 p.) + 7 parts. Grade 1 - 1.5. Instrumentation: 8 x violin 1 ; 8 x violin 2 ; 4 x violin 3 ; 4 x viola ; 5 x cello ; 2 x double bass ; piano. - The piano parts are optional, as the pieces can be played by string ensemble alone. They can also be played as violin 1,2 and cello. Bass parts can also be played by the cello
Price: $30.00


MUSIC BOXES
BAHL Gilbert
Book Number: 2775
ISBN: 
New Burlington Books 1993 Hard Cover, Fine/Fine, 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall The collector's guide focusing on the examination and identification,fully illustrated
Price: $12.00


Synthesizer Basics Volume 1 & Synthesizer Techniques Volume 2 in the Keyboard Synthesizer Library.
Keyboard Magazine - Compiled by the editors of
Book Number: 57051
ISBN: 0881882895
Keyboard Magazine 1984 4to. Softcover. 111pp. Very good. Index. Glossary. Bob Moog, Roger Powell, Tom Rhea, Steve Porcaro, Tom Coster, George Duke and other leading designers, performers and expert writers offer step-by-step explanations and hands-on advice in a practical, comprehensive introduction to understanding and playing synthezisers.
Price: $55.00


I Play As I Please The Memoirs of an Old Etonian Trumpeter
Lyttelton, Humphrey
Book Number: 5856
ISBN: 
Macgibbon & Kee London 1954. First edition. 8vo. red cloth hardcover. 200pp. index. b/w pen drawings, + b/w plates. very good, previous owner's name and date on fep. (small), minor fading to top edge of cover and bottom edge of spine. good+ d/w chipped at edges, mainly corners. Scarce first edition with dustwrapper.
Price: $45.00


Meet Cliff and the Shadows in 'Wonderful Life'
Variuos
Book Number: 52318
ISBN: 
World Distributors 1964 4to. magazine. b/w illus. Very good. Star Special number 24.
Price: $30.00


Waltzing Matilda : song of Australia : a folk-history
Magoffin, Richard
Book Number: 61043
ISBN: 0642530475
ABC 1987. 4to softcover 136pp colour illus. very good, owner's name inside front cover.
Price: $15.00


The Application of the Bruel & Kjaer Measuring Systems to ACCOUSTIC NOISE MEASUREMENTS.
Broch, Jens Trampe.
Book Number: 25829
ISBN: 
Denmark: Bruel & Kjaer, 1971 second edition reprinted. 1967. 1967 - 120pp + 18pp appendix. illustrated with photos, tables, graphs and diagrams. Contents include, Some physical properties of Noise, Psycho-Acoustics and Noise Criteria, Measurement Instrumentation and Technique, Examples of Noise Measurement Practice, Standards and recommendations, appendices, Index.
Price: $25.00


A little bull goes a long way : business notes from the music man
Bull, Barry
Book Number: 25319
ISBN: 1877029017
Essendon North, Vic. Pennon Publishing 2001 Inscribed "All the very best Barry Bull". 8vo softcover 214pp. b/w plates. very good+.
Price: $12.00


The Encyclopedia of Jazz in the Sixties
Leonard Feather
Book Number: 1711
ISBN: 
Horizon Books 1966 Or. Black cloth fine in vg dw. 1100 biographies, 200 photographs, foreword by John Lewis.
Price: $18.00


Oasis. Definitely.
Tim Abbot
Book Number: 4278
ISBN: 
Pavilion Books, 1996 First Edition Stated first edition, Illustrated boards in unclipped d/w, with wrinkles and a little shelf wear. Otherwise copy is fine with no marks. Photographic biography with commentry, and quotes. Unpaginated.
Price: $25.00


The Beatles Story.
Pascall, Jeremy. (Editor.):
Book Number: 6930
ISBN: 
Phoebus Publishing, UK. lst edition, 1974 4to. Softcover. 64pp. Colour photos. Good, plastic covered.
Price: $18.00


Leo Sayer
Sayer, Leo
Book Number: 20255
ISBN: 
New York, Wise Publications. 1975 4to. softcover. 72pp. score. very good.
Price: $12.00


Real Life, Real Spice : The Official Story By the Spice Girls
Spice Girls, Illustrated by Color Photos
Book Number: 22166
ISBN: 
Andre Deutsch, 1997 Zone/Chameleon Books, Spice Girls 1997 Hard Cover. Very Good. First Edition - First Printing. Hardcover with Dust-Jacket. 4to - over 9" - 12" tall. ISBN:0-233-99299-5. NEAR-FINE condition. Good copy, d/w with creased at top of spine (shelf wear), and small tear at front fold - unclipped. Illustrated throughout with colour photos of the Spice Girls, from their childhood, to the time of publishing. The book is written by the girls, with input from family and friends. It is the story of where they came from and how they got to where they are today. 143pp.
Price: $25.00


True blue : stories and songs of Australia
Williamson, John
Book Number: 30192
ISBN: 0207189102
Pymble, N.S.W. Angus & Robertson 1995 4to hardcover 208pp colour & b/w illus. very good / very good d/w.
Price: $12.00


The Beatles Way: Fab Wisdom for Everyday Life
Lange, Larry
Book Number: 35781
ISBN: 1582700613
Hillsboro, Or. Beyond Words Publishing 2001 8vo softcover 172pp index. very good. Thirty-one years after the Fab Four disbanded, Beatlemania continues in full swing. The group's latest CD, 1, is one of the fastest-selling records in history; their biography, Anthology, is a bestseller; and a new generation is falling under their spell. By analyzing the Beatles' extraordinary journey, Larry Lange has discerned specific principles that illustrate how to live more profound, richer, and happier lives. These principles include harnessing the power of dreaming, learning to set and meet goals, dealing with fear of the unknown, working as a team while remaining self-sufficient, keeping dreams fresh, and remaining open to spirituality and social responsibility. The book offers these principles of success and the exuberance of the Beatles as an alternative to traditional personal growth books.
Price: $12.00


Johnny O'Keefe, king of Australian rock
Leane, Ted
Book Number: 36114
ISBN: 0727103881
Dee Why West, N.S.W. Summit Books 1979 4to softcover 64pp, b/w illus. very good+.
Price: $35.00


The Great songs of Elvis Presley: [fifteen songs all arranged for piano/vocal with guitar boxes]
Peter Evans (compiled by)
Book Number: 37360
ISBN: 0711908435
Exclusive distributors: Music Sales 1986 4to stapled softcover 48pp. very good.
Price: $25.00


John Lennon
Hoffmann, Dezo
Book Number: 37585
ISBN: 0862871972
London Columbus Books 1985 4to hardcover 160pp, b/w illus. very good / very good d/w, curled on top edge.
Price: $15.00


Louis Armstrong
Panassie, Hugues
Book Number: 42027
ISBN: 0306801167
Da Capo Pr April 1980 8vo softcover 158pp very good. English translated from the French.
Price: $11.00


Geri - Just for the Record
Halliwell, Geri
Book Number: 44554
ISBN: 0091886554
Random House Uk Ltd 2002 8vo Illustrated boards, hardcover 292pp colour & b/w illus. very good.
Price: $15.00


Johnny O'Keefe, King of Australian Rock
Leane, Ted and Plociennik, Henry
Book Number: 51030
ISBN: 0727103881
0727103881 Small 4to. softcover. 64pp. v/w illus. Very good.
Price: $25.00


Forty-Eight Preludes and Fuges Pianoforte Book I
Bacj, J. S. (edited by Donald Francis Tovey; fingered by Harold Samuel)
Book Number: 46929
ISBN: 
The Associated Board Of The Royal Schools of Music 4to. softcover. 183pp. Music score. Very good, large owner's inscription on fep.
Price: $15.00


The Beatles. The Ultimate Recording Guide
Wiener, Allen W.
Book Number: 48576
ISBN: 0816025117
Facts on File 1986 4to. hardcover. 291pp. index, b/w illus. Very good, very light stain on outer edges of pages on bottom corner, remainder mark on bottom edge. / Very good d/w.
Price: $22.00


True blue : stories and songs of Australia
Williamson, John
Book Number: 56346
ISBN: 0207189102
Pymble, N.S.W. Angus & Robertson 1995 4to hardcover 208pp colour & b/w illus. very good / very good d/w.
Price: $15.00


The All-Time Favourite Australian Song Book.
Cook, Patrick (illustrated by).
Book Number: 56457
ISBN: 0207147558
Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1984 4to. Hardcover. 114pp. Index to first lines. B/w & colour drawings by Cook. Very good. / very good d/w.
Price: $15.00


Mel Bay's Classical Repertoire for Violin Volume One
Puscoiu, Costel
Book Number: 56547
ISBN: 0786616261
Mel Bay Publications. 1996 4to. Softcover 93pp. with Piano accompaniment. Very Good.
Price: $18.00


Phil Spector Back to Mono (1958 - 1959)
Phil Spector
Book Number: 56549
ISBN: 
ABKCO Music and All Mother Bertha Music Inc.1991 Album sized softcover. Colour and two toned photographs throughout. Indtroduction by Tom Wolfe. Very good, light rubbing to cover edges.
Price: $30.00


Music for Sight Singing - 3rd Edition.
Benjamin, Horvit, Nelson
Book Number: 60201
ISBN: 0534532993
Wadsworth 2000 4to. spiral bound soft cover. 342pp. Part I: COMMON PRACTICE TECHNIQUES: DIATONIC. 1. Rhythm: One-and-Two-Pulse Units (Unmetered). Pitch: The Major Scale. 2. Rhythm: Simple Meters. Pitch: Introducing Thirds. Pitch: Introducing Fourths. 3. Pitch: Tonic Triad in the Major Mode. Introducing Fifths, Sixths, and Octaves. 4. Rhythm: 2:1 Subdivisions of the Beat. Pitch: I, V, and V7; Introducing Sevenths. 5. Rhythm: Anacruses (Upbeats) and 4:1 Subdivisions of the Beat. Pitch: I, IV, V, and V7. Pitch: Introducing the Alto Clef. 6. Rhythm: Dots and Ties. Pitch: Minor Mode. 7. Music from the Literature. 8. Rhythm: Compound Meter. Pitch: Supertonic Traid. Pitch: Submediant and Mediant Triads. Pitch: Tenor Clef. 9. Rhythm: Triplets and Duplets. Pitch: Seventh Chords 10. Music from the Literature. 11. Rhythm: Syncopation. Pitch: Other Seventh Chords. Part II: COMMON PRACTICE TECHNIQUES: CHROMATIC. 12. Pitch: Decorative Chromaticism. Pitch: Inflected Scale Degrees. Pitch: Scalar Variants in Minor. Pitch: Modal Borrowing. 13. Music from the Literature. 14. Pitch: Secondary Dominants. 15. Pitch: Modulations to Closely Related Keys. 16. Music from the Literature 17. Rhythm: Quintuple Meters. Pitch: Chromaticism Implying Altered Chords; Modulation to Distantly Related Keys. 18. Music from the Literature. Part III: TWENTIETH-CENTURY TECHNIQUES. 19. Rhythm: Irregular Meters. Pitch: Diatonic Modes. Pitch: Changing Clefs. Part Music. 20. Rhythm: Changing Meters. Pitch: Pandiatonicism. 21. Rhythm: Syncopation Including Irregular and Mixed Meters. Pitch: Extended and Altered Tertian Harmony. 22. Pitch: Exotic Scales. 23. Rhythm: Complex Divisions of the Beat. Pitch: Quartal Harmony. 24. Rhythm: Polyrhythms and Polymeters. Pitch: Polyharmony and Polytonality. 25. Pitch: Interval Music. 26. Serial Music. 27. Music from the Literature. Glossary
Price: $25.00


Scott Joplin Collected Piano Works
Joplin, Scott
Book Number: 60557
ISBN: 
The New York Public Library. / Dover Publications. 1971. 4to. softcover. 395pp. b/w illus. Very good, cover faded.
Price: $25.00


The Story of Rock 'N' Roll " the Year By Year Illustrated Chronicle
Du Noyer, Paul
Book Number: 61490
ISBN: 1863090991
The Book Company, Australia, 1995. 4to. hardcover. 304pp. index, colour illus. Very good. / Very good d/w.
Price: $15.00


Soundtrack: The music of the movies
Evans, Mark
Book Number: 42558
ISBN: 0911974202
Hopkinson and Blake 1975 8vo softcover 303pp index, b/w illus. very good.
Price: $10.00


The Artist Formerly Known as Prince
Clarke, Duncan
Book Number: 57600
ISBN: 1858411807
Bison Group 1995 4to. Hardcover in d/w. 80pp. Very good in d/w with light shelf wear. Index. Illustrated with colour photo's throughout. Biography.
Price: $14.00


Goddess - Madonna
Victor, Barbara
Book Number: 30874
ISBN: 006019930X
New York, Cliff Street Books, HarperCollins, 2001 8vo hardcover 448pp index, b/w illus. very good / very good d/w. From the moment Madonna first appeared on the international music scene, she has been hounded, criticised, honoured, revered, and ignored - and despite these conflicting reactions has managed to set social, sexual, and musical trends of the last two decades. She is a chameleon figure who has changed her look and her sound dramatically over the years, and despite her exhibitionist tendencies and the intense scrutiny of the press, has remained an enigma to the public, keeping her most intimate identity hidden from all but her closest acquaintances. Goddess begins with material from a 1993 interview Victor had with Madonna, and ends with one scheduled for 6/22/01. The author has interviewed Madonna's maternal grandmother, father, stepmother, siblings, first boyfriends, high school friend with whom she had a lesbian relationship, dance teacher/mentor, and many more people from her formative years. Victor examines her emotional life, her career, the fact or fantasy of her lesbian and heterosexual relationships, her taste, her genius for reinvention, her brilliant business sense. Goddess explores the highs and lows of Madonna's exploits in front of the camera and behind the scenes, based on interviews with people who knew her in New York before she was famous and new sources including former lovers, household employees, and business associates. In asking questions narcissist or intellectual, autodidactic or just a quick study, Victor explores the source of Madonna's perfectionism, drive, instinct and talent.
Price: $12.00


Madonna - Like an Icon - The Definitive Biography
O'Brien, Lucy
Book Number: 42563
ISBN: 0593059603
Bantam Press 2007 8vo softcover 413pp index, colour & b/w illus. very good.
Price: $12.00


Blackbird : Unauthorised Biography of Paul McCartney.
Giuliano, Geoffrey
Book Number: 52461
ISBN: 1856850102
London : Smith Gryphon, 1991. 1st ed. 8vo. hardcover. 310pp. + b/w plates. near fine, small stamp bottom corner fep. / Very good d/w.
Price: $15.00


Life with My Sister Madonna
Ciccone, Christopher with Wendy Leigh
Book Number: 53254
ISBN: 1921470089
Simon & Schuster Australia 2008 8vo softcover 342pp very good.
Price: $12.00


Real Wild Child - an Insider's Tale from the RAGE Couch.
Gee, Narelle
Book Number: 56290
ISBN: 9780733327858
ABC Books for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation 2010 trade paperback. 336pp. Very good. Illustrated with in-text photo's. Real Wild Child is the story of a music obsessive who landed the job of her dreams programming rage. What followed were constant close encounters with the world's most popular bands and music artists.
Price: $22.00


Waiting For Kate Bush
Mendelssohn, John
Book Number: 57877
ISBN: 1844494896
Omnibus Press November 15, 2004 8vo hardcover 240pp Near Fine. / Near Fine d/w.. When Kate Bush came out of nowhere in 1978 with her jaw-droppingly eccentric debut single 'Wuthering Heights', screeching like a banshee, flapping her arms as though trying to take wing, pulling alarming faces, people either adored or loathed her. One of the former was an American underwear model, Lesley Herskovits, who, in spite of his remarkable good looks, reserved his loathing for himself. By the time Kate had taken to keeping her fans waiting literally ages between albums, he'd found himself a boarding house near Kate's birthplace that accommodated only fervent Kate fans. Only his disinclination to miss her eighth album, after waiting more than a decade for it, kept him from leaping off a multi-storey tower block. In Waiting for Kate Bush - an unusual hybrid of satirical novel and music biography - the reader will not only laugh aloud at Herskovits' attempt to make sense of his life in an alien culture, but also learn in detail what Kate Bush - known alternately as
Price: $18.00


The Great Australian Songbook
Thom, Murray. (producer)
Book Number: 59484
ISBN: 
Universal Music Australia 2001 8vo. illustrated boards, ha-l cloth. colour illus. Includes 2 CDs. Near Fine.
Price: $25.00


La Toya Jackson
Jackson, La Toya
Book Number: 28099
ISBN: 0712635335
Century, 1991 8vo hardcover 261pp index, b/w illus. very good+, top edges lightly browned. / very good+ d/w.
Price: $18.00



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