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Tommy LiPuma

The Ballad Of Tommy LiPuma: The End Of The Road

May 18, 2020

Music industry mogul Tommy LiPuma lived a rags-to-riches life, going from humble beginnings to the top of the music business. In this exclusive excerpt, we see Tommy at what would become his final farewell.

James Brown

There Was A Time: James Brown, The Chitlin’ Circuit, And Me: The First Days On The Bus

We are pleased to give you a glimpse into what life was like on the James Brown tourbus. In this excerpt from former manager Alan Leeds’ new book There Was A Time: James Brown, The Chitlin’ Circuit, And Me, we get a glimpse of those first few days for the new recruit in the James Brown camp.

Destroy Your Safe And Happy Lives: No More A Workhorse

Drummer Jack Carneal may not be a household name, but he’s a fantastic writer, and has documented his life as a touring musician in a delightful and hilarious new memoir. We’re proud to bring you an exclusive excerpt that tells of the young Palace band’s stint touring as a Lollapalooza second stage act. Enjoy!

Sympathy For The Drummer: Why Charlie Watts Matters: How The Rolling Stones Won The Disco Wars

The Rolling Stones’ stickman Charlie Watts is a revered figure in rock and roll…but why? That’s the subject of New York writer Mike Edison’s latest book, an entertaining and informative look into the man dubbed “The World’s Greatest Rock Drummer.” In this exclusive excerpt, we look at what happened when a legendary band tackled a brand new and quite divisive new musical style.

Rabbit’s Blues: The Life And Music Of Johnny Hodges: The Coming of Bird

Legendary saxophone player Johnny Hodges is the subject of a comprehensive new biography. This excerpt addresses the changing times of the mid-1940s and the arrival of an innovative but divisive new player, Charlie Parker.

25 Years Of Grace: Christopher Dowd On His Friend Jeff Buckley

To celebrate today’s 25th anniversary of Jeff Buckley’s masterpiece Grace, we are proud to present you with a chapter from the forthcoming deluxe coffee table book 25 Years Of Grace. in this selection, Christopher Dowd talks about his friend and roommate Jeff, offering a touching and intimate look at the young man before he became a mythological, doomed soul.

The Messenger: The Songwriting Legacy of Ray Wylie Hubbard: Cody Canada on Ray Wylie Hubbard

Many in the Texas Music scene consider Ray Wylie Hubbard to be a cornerstone of Texas music. A new book examines his legacy, and in this selection former Cross Canadian Ragweed frontman Cody Canada discusses the legacy of his mentor and friend.

Juggalo Country: The Four Cornerstones of Juggalo Attraction

Writer Craven Rock delved into the underground society of Insane Clown Posse fans known as Juggalos. In this excerpt, you’ll learn of what leads a listener to want to take up the Juggalo life.

Weeds Like Us: Janiva Magness At A Precipice

Weeds Like Us: A Memoir is the tale of a young woman who survived a most decidedly tragic and unhappy childhood and self-destructive young adulthood, and who has since become an internationally acclaimed and well-respected Blues musician. This excerpt finds her at nineteen years of age, straddling the life between self-destruction and self-awareness.

No Encore!: Musicians Reveal Their Weirdest, Wildest, Most Embarrassing Gigs: Joel Gion’s Craziest Gig Experience

We are quite pleased to give you an exclusive first look into music journalist Drew Fortune’s forthcoming book, No Encore!: Musicians Reveal Their Weirdest, Wildest, Most Embarrassing Gigs.