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Hit Makers by Derek Thompson

Title Hit Makers
Author Derek Thompson
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2017
Category BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Total Pages 344
ISBN 9781101980323
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Presents an investigation into the lucrative quality of popularity in the twenty-first century to share economic insights into what makes ideas, productions, and products successful.

Title Hidden History of Music Row
Author Brian Allison
Publisher Arcadia Publishing
Release Date 2020-08-31
Category Music
Total Pages 192
ISBN 9781439671009
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Nashville's Music Row is as complicated as the myths that surround it. And there are plenty, from an adulterous French fur trader to an adventurous antebellum widow, from the early Quonset hut recordings to record labels in glass high-rise towers and from "Your Cheatin' Heart" to "Strawberry Wine." Untangle the legendary history with never-before-seen photos of Willie Nelson, Patsy Cline, Kris Kristofferson and Shel Silverstein and interviews with multi-platinum songwriters and star performers. Authors Brian Allison, Elizabeth Elkins and Vanessa Olivarez dig into the dreamers and the doers, the architects and the madmen, the ghosts and the hit-makers that made these avenues and alleys world-famous.

American Pop by Arie Kaplan

Title American Pop
Author Arie Kaplan
Publisher Millbrook Press
Release Date 2017-01-01
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 64
ISBN 9781512456493
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Audisee® eBooks with Audio combine professional narration and sentence highlighting to engage reluctant readers! Throbbing disco beats boom at the club. Crowds move to the lively beat of dance pop hits. Fans scream and cheer for teen idols. These are the sounds of pop. After Elvis hit the scene in the 1950s, a distinct youth taste in popular music began to emerge. The sound of pop music has varied greatly in the decades since Elvis, ranging from rock to disco to boy bands to dance pop. But all pop music is defined by catchy melodies and a broad appeal to teens. Find out how it all began. Learn about MTV's role in shaping pop music. Discover the stories of bubblegum pop groups, family bands, dance-pop idols, and disco sensations. And read more about legends such as Paul Anka, Madonna, the Jackson Five, and Katy Perry.

Title Pomus Shuman Hitmakers Together Apart
Author Graham Vickers
Publisher Omnibus Press
Release Date 2013-08-28
Category Music
Total Pages 280
ISBN 9780857128003
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The first joint biography of one of rock n roll's greatest song writing teams, Hitmakers Inc. explores the private lives and public triumphs of lyricist Doc Pomus and composer Mort Shuman. Between 1958 and 1965, usually working out of Manhattan s famous Brill Building, they wrote some 500 teen anthems and timeless ballads for Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, The Drifters, Bobby Darin, Del Shannon and Andy Williams among others. Polio-stricken ex-blues shouter Pomus always attracted the press coverage, but after the duo split junior partner Shuman proved the more colourful of the two, acting in films, writing musicals, joining the post-Beatles British beat boom and eventually becoming a chart-topping singer-composer in his own right in of all places France. The story of Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman, writing together and individually, reveals a personal dynamic that was both warm and difficult but which at its height produced songs like Teenager In Love, Save The Last Dance For Me, Surrender, Little Sister, (Maries The Name) His Latest Flame, This Magic Moment and Lonely Avenue.

Title Gender Branding and the Modern Music Industry
Author Kristin J. Lieb
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2013-02-11
Category Social Science
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9781135096823
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Gender, Branding, and The Modern Music Industry combines interview data with music industry professionals with theoretical frameworks from sociology, mass communication, and marketing to explain and explore the gender differences female artists experience. This book provides a rare lens on the rigid packaging process that transforms female artists of various genres into female pop stars. Stars -- and the industry power brokers who make their fortunes -- have learned to prioritize sexual attractiveness over talent as they fight a crowded field for movie deals, magazine covers, and fashion lines, let alone record deals. This focus on the female pop star’s body as her core asset has resigned many women to being "short term brands," positioned to earn as much money as possible before burning out or aging ungracefully. This book, which includes interview data from music industry insiders, explores the sociological forces that drive women into these tired representations, and the ramifications on the greater social world. This book is for Sociology of Media and Sociology of Popular Culture courses.

Fab Four Faq by Stuart Shea

Title Fab Four FAQ
Author Stuart Shea
Publisher Hal Leonard Corporation
Release Date 2007-07-01
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 526
ISBN 9781458462596
Language English, Spanish, and French
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(Book). 50 years after their appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show," the Beatles continue to captivate music fans of all ages. There's something always more to discuss about the Fab Four. What were their greatest live performances? Their worst moments? Stories still unknown by most music fans, trends still unseen, history still uninterpreted are all revealed in Fab Four FAQ . Pop culture authors Stuart Shea and Rob Rodriguez provide must-know fan trivia and offer obscure Beatles facts and stories in an easy-to-read, provocative format that will start as many arguments as will end them. With more than sixty chapters of stories, history, observation, and opinion, Fab Four FAQ lays bare the whys and wherefores that made the Beatles so great, giving credit where credit is due and maybe bursting some bubbles along the way.

Title A Century of American Popular Music
Author David A. Jasen
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2013-10-15
Category Music
Total Pages 464
ISBN 9781135352714
Language English, Spanish, and French
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First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Sh Boom by Clay Cole

Title Sh Boom
Author Clay Cole
Publisher Morgan James Publishing
Release Date 2009-10-01
Category Music
Total Pages 344
ISBN 9781600377686
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A rip-snorting rock ‘n’ roll memoir from the legendary disc jockey who’s been called “the missing link to the Sixties.” There was a small sliver of time between Bebop and Hip-Hop, when a new generation of teenagers created rock ‘n’ roll. Clay Cole was one of those teenagers, as the host of his own Saturday night pop music television show. Sh-Boom! is the pop culture chronicle of that exciting time, 1953 to 1968, when teenagers created their own music, from swing bands and pop to rhythm and blues, cover records, a cappella, rockabilly, folk-rock, and girl groups; from the British Invasion to the creation of the American Boy Band. He was the first to introduce Chubby Checker performing “The Twist”; the first to present the Rolling Stones, Tony Orlando, Dionne Warwick, Neil Diamond, Bobby Vinton, the Rascals, the Ronettes, the Four Seasons, Dion, and dozens more; the first to introduce music video clips, discotheque, go-go girls and young unknown standup comedians Richard Pryor, George Carlin, and Fannie Flagg to a teenage television audience. But after fifteen years of fame, Clay walked away from his highly popular Saturday night show at the age of thirty—and remained out of the spotlight for over forty years. Well, he’s missing no longer; he’s back with a remarkable story to tell. Brimming with the gossip, scandal and heartbreak of the upstart billion-dollar music biz, Sh-Boom! is a breezy, behind-the-scenes look at “live” television, mom-and-pop record companies, and a boozy, Mafia-run Manhattan during the early days of rock ‘n’ roll.

Title Rock Music in American Popular Culture III
Author Frank Hoffmann
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2014-02-04
Category Music
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9781317957607
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Rock Music in American Popular Culture III: More Rock ’n’Roll Resources explores the fascinating world of rock music and examines how this medium functions as an expression of cultural and social identity. This nostalgic guide explores the meanings and messages behind some of the most popular rock ’n’roll songs that captured the American spirit, mirrored society, and reflected events in our history. Arranged by themes, Rock Music in American Popular Culture III examines a variety of social and cultural topics with related songs, such as: sex and censorship--“Only the Good Die Young” by Billy Joel and “Night Moves” by Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band holiday songs--“Rockin’Around the Christmas Tree” by Brenda Lee and “The Christmas Song” by Nat King Cole death--“Leader of the Pack” by The Shangri-Las and “The Unknown Soldier” by The Doors foolish behavior--“When a Man Loves a Woman” by Percy Sledge and “What Kind of Fool” by Barbra Streisand and Barry Gibb jobs and the workplace--“Don’t Stand So Close to Me” by The Police and “Dirty Laundry” by Don Henley military involvements--“Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” by the Andrews Sisters and “War” by Edwin Starr novelty recordings--“The Purple People Eater” by Sheb Wooley and “Eat It” by Weird Al Yankovic letters and postal images--“P. S. I Love You” by The Beatles and “Return to Sender” by Elvis Presely In addition, a discography and a bibliography after each section give further examples of the themes and resources being discussed, as do extensive lists of print references at the end of the text.

Speech Makers Bible by Kevin Balshaw

Title Speech Makers Bible
Author Kevin Balshaw
Publisher Lulu.com
Release Date 2008
Category Public speaking
Total Pages 162
ISBN 064649127X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Overcome the fear that strikes when a speech is called for. Speech assignments are near-death experiences for most people. Few communication professionals can claim specialist credentials as speechwriters. There is always the pressure of other deadlines. And there are the two barriers many find almost insurmountable: writing the spoken word; and writing for someone else. Having to write and deliver a presentation or speech at work or socially strikes fear into most hearts. Speech Makers Bible is based on decades writing headline speeches for government and corporate leaders. The book illustrates how to write a high level speech for public delivery, and to write polished speeches for everyday occasions and deliver them with confidence. It is a practical, step-by-step guide from a leading Australian speechwriter, laced with helpful and inspirational examples and case studies.

The Rough Guide To Rock by Peter Buckley

Title The Rough Guide to Rock
Author Peter Buckley
Publisher Rough Guides
Release Date 2003
Category Music
Total Pages 1225
ISBN 1843531054
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Compiles career biographies of over 1,200 artists and rock music reviews written by fans covering every phase of rock from R&B through punk and rap.

John Henry Days by Colson Whitehead

Title John Henry Days
Author Colson Whitehead
Publisher Anchor
Release Date 2009-06-03
Category Fiction
Total Pages 400
ISBN 0307486672
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Underground Railroad Colson Whitehead’s triumphant novel is on one level a multifaceted retelling of the story of John Henry, the black steel-driver who died outracing a machine designed to replace him. On another level it’s the story of a disaffected, middle-aged black journalist on a mission to set a record for junketeering who attends the annual John Henry Days festival. It is also a high-velocity thrill ride through the tunnel where American legend gives way to American pop culture, replete with p. r. flacks, stamp collectors, blues men , and turn-of-the-century song pluggers. John Henry Days is an acrobatic, intellectually dazzling, and laugh-out-loud funny book that will be read and talked about for years to come.

Third Coast by Roni Sarig

Title Third Coast
Author Roni Sarig
Publisher Da Capo Press
Release Date 2007-09-07
Category Music
Total Pages 384
ISBN 9780306816475
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Typically, more than half the top rap songs in the country are the work of Southern artists. In a world still stuck in the East/West coast paradigm of the ’90s, Southern hip hop has dominated the genre-and defined the culture-for years. And the South’s leading lights, most notably OutKast, Timbaland, and more recently, crunk superstars like the Ying Yang Twins and Lil Jon, have expanded the parameters of hip hop. Third Coast is the first book to deal with Southern hip hop as a matter of cultural history, and the first to explain the character and significance of down South rapping to fans as well as outsiders. It tells the story of recent hip hop, marking how far the music has come sonically and culturally since its well-documented New York-centered early years.

Title Richard Hell and the Voidoids Blank Generation
Author Pete Astor
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release Date 2014-04-10
Category Music
Total Pages 160
ISBN 9781623565527
Language English, Spanish, and French
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To wander the streets of a bankrupt, often lawless, New York City in the early 1970s wearing a T-shirt with PLEASE KILL ME written on it was an act of determined nihilism, and one often recounted in the first reports of Richard Hell filtering into the 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 himself had not worn the T-shirt but had convinced junior band member Richard Lloyd to do so, actually fitted very well with Astor's older, wiser self looking back at Blank Generation. Richard Hell was an artist who could not only embody but also frame the punk urge; having seeded and developed the essential look and character of punk since his arrival in New York in the late 1960s, he had just what was needed to make one of the defining records of the era. This study combines objective, academic perspectives along with culturally centred subjectivities to understand the meanings and resonances of Richard Hell and the Voidoids' Blank Generation.

Post Soul Nation by Nelson George

Title Post Soul Nation
Author Nelson George
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2005-04-26
Category Social Science
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9781440649189
Language English, Spanish, and French
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One of the foremost chroniclers of the contemporary black experience offers an undeluded perspective on the 1980s. Here are crack, AIDS, and the Reagan rollback of the major advances of the civil rights movement. But Nelson George also shows how black performers, athletes, and activists made increasing inroads into the mainstream. This fast-paced, chronological retrospective profiles personalities from Bill Cosby to Louis Farrakhan and explores such flashpoints as the first rap single and the infamous Willie Horton ad campaign. On the web: http://www.nelsongeorge.com/

Title The Birmingham commercial list afterw The Birmingham district and Sheffield Rotherham commercial list afterw The Birmingham Black county the Potteries and Sheffield and Rotherham commercial list
Author Seyd and co
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1873
Category
Total Pages 86
ISBN OXFORD:555075117
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Imagine You In My Shoes by Lamont Samuel

Title Imagine You in My Shoes
Author Lamont Samuel
Publisher AuthorHouse
Release Date 2009-10
Category Fiction
Total Pages 220
ISBN 9781449010799
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Imagine... If it were you, instead of him or her. would you still feel the same as you do when you are looking at it from the other side? What if the shoe was on the other foot? What if you traded places with someone and were to feel, what they felt during their experience? I found that myself and others, were missing the understanding of what people go through...how things are perceived by the victim. Also how closely related we are to the same issues, just at a different time and or event... or maybe a different scenario, but same effects. The same things that make us sad, cry, happy or laugh, are also what may cause us to think and feel differently, when compared to how others see us from the outside looking in. Just Imagine yourself traveling through the experience and the thoughts of someone else. seeing another side of a story.In the stories, the roles are changed! You are now viewing from a closer seat in the event, either as a character or mentally there with the character. As if the story included you! And now you are seeing the event through someone else's shoes...

Title Post office directory of Birmingham Warwickshire and part of Staffordshire of Birmingham with Warwickshire Worcestershire and Staffordshire afterw Kelly s directory of Birmingham Staffordshire Warwickshire and Worcestershire
Author Kelly's directories, ltd
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1854
Category
Total Pages 86
ISBN OXFORD:590557628
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Think Again by Adam Grant

Title Think Again
Author Adam Grant
Publisher Random House Large Print
Release Date 2021-02-02
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 563
ISBN 0593395786
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"Think Again is a must-read for anyone who wants to create a culture of learning and exploration, whether at home, at work, or at school... In an increasingly divided world, the lessons in this book are more important than ever." --Bill and Melinda Gates The bestselling author of Give and Take and Originals examines the critical art of rethinking: learning to question your opinions and open other people's minds, which can position you for excellence at work and wisdom in life Intelligence is usually seen as the ability to think and learn, but in a rapidly changing world, there's another set of cognitive skills that might matter more: the ability to rethink and unlearn. In our daily lives, too many of us favor the comfort of conviction over the discomfort of doubt. We listen to opinions that make us feel good, instead of ideas that make us think hard. We see disagreement as a threat to our egos, rather than an opportunity to learn. We surround ourselves with people who agree with our conclusions, when we should be gravitating toward those who challenge our thought process. The result is that our beliefs get brittle long before our bones. We think too much like preachers defending our sacred beliefs, prosecutors proving the other side wrong, and politicians campaigning for approval--and too little like scientists searching for truth. Intelligence is no cure, and it can even be a curse: being good at thinking can make us worse at rethinking. The brighter we are, the blinder to our own limitations we can become. Organizational psychologist Adam Grant is an expert on opening other people's minds--and our own. As Wharton's top-rated professor and the bestselling author of Originals and Give and Take, he makes it one of his guiding principles to argue like he's right but listen like he's wrong. With bold ideas and rigorous evidence, he investigates how we can embrace the joy of being wrong, bring nuance to charged conversations, and build schools, workplaces, and communities of lifelong learners. You'll learn how an international debate champion wins arguments, a Black musician persuades white supremacists to abandon hate, a vaccine whisperer convinces concerned parents to immunize their children, and Adam has coaxed Yankees fans to root for the Red Sox. Think Again reveals that we don't have to believe everything we think or internalize everything we feel. It's an invitation to let go of views that are no longer serving us well and prize mental flexibility over foolish consistency. If knowledge is power, knowing what we don't know is wisdom.

Christina Aguilera by Pier Dominguez

Title Christina Aguilera
Author Pier Dominguez
Publisher Amber Books Publishing
Release Date 2003
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 238
ISBN 0970222459
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A biography of the pop singer, focusing on her journey of self-discovery and struggle to find her artistic identity.