Hit Me Fred

  • Filename: hit-me-fred.
  • ISBN: 0822329093
  • Release Date: 2002-09-25
  • Number of pages: 326
  • Author: Fred Wesley
  • Publisher: Duke University Press

The legendary funk, soul, and jazz musician who played with James Brown moves from sideman to center stage in this loving tribute to a seminal but often overlooked force in American music. (Performing Arts)

Party Music

  • Filename: party-music.
  • ISBN: 9781613744956
  • Release Date: 2013-10-01
  • Number of pages: 432
  • Author: Rickey Vincent
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press

Party Music explores the culture and politics of the Black Power era of the late 1960s, when the rise of a black militant movement also gave rise to a “Black Awakening” in the arts--and especially in music. Here Rickey Vincent, the award-winning author of Funk, explores the relationship of soul music to the Black Power movement from the vantage point of the musicians and black revolutionaries themselves. Party Music introduces readers to the Black Panther's own band, the Lumpen, a group comprised of rank-and-file members of the Oakland, California-based Party. During their year-long tenure, the Lumpen produced hard-driving rhythm-and-blues that asserted the revolutionary ideology of the Black Panthers. Through his rediscovery of the Lumpen, and based on new interviews with Party and band members, Vincent provides an insider's account of black power politics and soul music aesthetics in an original narrative that reveals more detail about the Black Revolution than ever before. Rickey Vincent is the author of Funk: The Music, The People, and the Rhythm of the One, and has written for the Washington Post, American Legacy, and the Los Angeles Review of Books. He teaches at the University of California, Berkeley.

King Caliban

  • Filename: king-caliban.
  • ISBN: UCAL:B3168257
  • Release Date: 1978-01-01
  • Number of pages: 117
  • Author: John Wain
  • Publisher:

98 Funky Stuff

  • Filename: 98-funky-stuff.
  • ISBN: 9781613743492
  • Release Date: 2013-02-01
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Author: Maceo Parker
  • Publisher: Chicago Review Press

Revealing the warm and astonishing story of an influential jazz legend, this personal narrative tells the story of a man’s journey from a Southern upbringing to a career touring the world to play for adoring fans. It tells how James Brown first discovered the Parker brothers—Melvin, the drummer, and Maceo on sax—in a band at a small North Carolina nightclub in 1963. Brown hired them both, but it was Maceo’s signature style that helped define Brown’s brand of funk, and the phrase “Maceo, I want you to blow!” became part of the lexicon of black music. A riveting story of musical education with frank and revelatory insights about George Clinton and others, this definitive autobiography arrives just in time to celebrate the 70th birthday of the author—one of the funkiest musicians alive—and will be enjoyed by jazz and funk aficionados alike.

They Call Me Fred the Landlord

  • Filename: they-call-me-fred-the-landlord.
  • ISBN: 1552122328
  • Release Date: 1999-01-01
  • Number of pages: 290
  • Author: Fred Miller
  • Publisher: Trafford

A hilarious and true look at the life of a landlord. Fred Miller was your typical beer drinking, pizza eating bachelor until one day he became a Landlord. This lapse in judgement had 12 years of disaster written all over it. You'll laugh, you'll cry and you'll scream "I don't believe it" but unfortunately for Fred... it was all true! There is something for everyone in this book -- whether you are dealing with banks, lawyers, real estate agents, appliances, City Hall, tenants, illegal suites, golf, fishing, Morning Glory or Revenue Canada, it's all here.


  • Filename: zoetrope.
  • ISBN: STANFORD:36105113592302
  • Release Date: 2000
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: AZX Publications
  • Publisher:

Grade Teacher

  • Filename: grade-teacher.
  • ISBN: STANFORD:36105007906337
  • Release Date: 1945
  • Number of pages:
  • Author:
  • Publisher:


  • Filename: gemini.
  • ISBN: 0932254071
  • Release Date: 1983
  • Number of pages: 138
  • Author: Judy W. Hagedorn
  • Publisher:

How to Marry a Million Dollar Man

  • Filename: how-to-marry-a-million-dollar-man.
  • ISBN: 9781480498044
  • Release Date: 2014-04-01
  • Number of pages: 180
  • Author: ArLynn Leiber Presser
  • Publisher: Open Road Media

HOW TO MARRY…A MILLION-DOLLAR MAN, originally published under the byline Vivian Leiber Clarissa Shaughnessy is a single mother with a seven-year-old son, not enough money and a plan: find and marry a man worth at least a million dollars. She does her research, schemes to crash the “right” tony parties and is determined not to fall in love with a sexy, penniless guy who just happens to be courting her intensely. Conor James is smitten from the beginning, loves Clarissa’s adorable son and thinks she is way too far gone in her search for financial security. But how is he going to convince her to give in to passion when sense tells her that wealth is the answer? He must overcome her practical instincts, heal a heart that’s been hurt too many times and prove once again that love does conquer all.

Music Makes Me

  • Filename: music-makes-me.
  • ISBN: 9780520950061
  • Release Date: 2011-06-24
  • Number of pages: 392
  • Author: Todd Decker
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press

Fred Astaire: one of the great jazz artists of the twentieth century? Astaire is best known for his brilliant dancing in the movie musicals of the 1930s, but in Music Makes Me, Todd Decker argues that Astaire’s work as a dancer and choreographer —particularly in the realm of tap dancing—made a significant contribution to the art of jazz. Decker examines the full range of Astaire’s work in filmed and recorded media, from a 1926 recording with George Gershwin to his 1970 blues stylings on television, and analyzes Astaire’s creative relationships with the greats, including George and Ira Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, and Johnny Mercer. He also highlights Astaire’s collaborations with African American musicians and his work with lesser known professionals—arrangers, musicians, dance directors, and performers.

Hit Me with Your Best Shot

  • Filename: hit-me-with-your-best-shot.
  • ISBN: 0811861406
  • Release Date: 2008-04-30
  • Number of pages: 160
  • Author: Raina Lee
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books

When karaoke calls, get ready to steal the show. Karaoke Queen Raina Lee helps beginners and veterans conquer stage fright, pick songs to showcase vocal talent (or disguise a lack thereof), and master their moves (mic twirls, Mick Jagger kicks, etc.). She turns what can be a terrifying social rite of passage into a party no one wants to miss. With lists of the best songs for all occasions, advice from World Karaoke Champions, awesome hand-drawn typography and illustrations, plus party scene snapshots of people singing their hearts out, this pocket-size resource will turn up the volume on happy hour. Rock on.


  • Filename: bittersweet.
  • ISBN: 9781615794003
  • Release Date: 2009-12
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Ruth E. Johnson
  • Publisher: Xulon Press

"BITTERSWEET" This is the tale of one girl's life in America. The Childhood The Teen Years The Young Married Years The Raising of the Family The Business Years to earn the needed money for the Children. The Dream and Hope for my Golden Years, that sustained and inspired me to push forward, working towards the fulfillment of that dream. Never letting the challenges, defeats, struggles, blur or erase the happiness I knew awaited me. I loved him so. I wanted this book to be different, so I added pictures to further interest and enhance the reading. I wanted to share the excitement of, "Your one true love." The beauty, the greatness of love shared. The amazement, the joy of sharing, "Your true love." Just to know the other exists is worth living. Hook your spirit to mine and come along. We'll ride the stars together.

Hit Men

  • Filename: hit-men.
  • ISBN: 9780307802088
  • Release Date: 2011-09-14
  • Number of pages: 432
  • Author: Fredric Dannen
  • Publisher: Anchor

Copiously researched and documented, Hit Men is the highly controversial portrait of the pop music industry in all its wild, ruthless glory: the insatiable greed and ambition; the enormous egos; the fierce struggles for profits and power; the vendettas, rivalries, shakedowns, and payoffs. Chronicling the evolution of America's largest music labels from the Tin Pan Alley days to the present day, Fredric Dannen examines in depth the often venal, sometimes illegal dealings among the assorted hustlers and kingpins who rule over this multi-billion-dollar business. Updated with a new last chapter by the author.

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