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A History of Rock Music in 500 Songs vol 1: From Savoy Stompers to Clock Rockers By Andrew Hickey
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In this series of books, based on the hit podcast A History of Rock Music in 500 Songs, Andrew Hickey analyses the history of rock and roll music, from its origins in swing, Western swing, boogie... More > woogie, and gospel, through to the 1990s, grunge, and Britpop. Looking at five hundred representative songs, he tells the story of the musicians who made those records, the society that produced them, and the music they were making. Volume one looks at fifty songs from the origins of rock and roll, starting in 1938 with Charlie Christian's first recording session, and ending in 1956. Along the way, it looks at Louis Jordan, LaVern Baker, the Ink Spots, Fats Domino, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Jackie Brenston, Bill Haley, Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, Little Richard, and many more of the progenitors of rock and roll.< Less
Monkee Music: Second Edition By Andrew Hickey
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Here they come... In Monkee Music, Andrew Hickey, author of The Beach Boys On CD, and California Dreaming: The LA Pop Music Scene and the 60s, examines the music of Micky, Mike, Davy and Peter from... More > their early bubblegum pop hits with "Last Train To Clarksville" and "I'm A Believer", through their reinvention as a self-contained band with songs like "Pleasant Valley Sunday" and "Daydream Believer", and their psychedelic masterpiece Head, and on all the way into their 2016 album Good Times! This book contains analysis of every track the Monkees ever released, and is a must for any Monkee Maniacs. The second edition is significantly revised and updated and nearly twice the length of the classic 2011 version, and now includes analyses of the Dolenz, Jones, Boyce, and Hart material, Davy's first solo album from 1965, Good Times! and more.< Less
The Beach Boys On CD vol 1: 1961 - 1969 By Andrew Hickey
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Between 1961 and 1969 the Beach Boys made nineteen albums, including some of the best music ever recorded - and some not so good. In this book, Andrew Hickey looks at this music track by track,... More > analysing every song that Brian, Carl, Dennis, Mike, Al, Bruce and David recorded and released during that time period. From early surf and car classics like 409 to sophisticated masterpieces like Time To Get Alone, in this book you'll learn how they were recorded, why they work the way they do, and which albums to buy if you want to hear a great band at their best.< Less
Preservation: The Kinks' Music 1964-1974 By Andrew Hickey
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In the first ten years of their career, the Kinks underwent a creative explosion that was almost unparalleled in popular music. Starting with simple but potent garage rock tracks like You Really... More > Got Me, the band, and lead singer/songwriter Ray Davies, quickly became one of the most idiosyncratic bands of the 60s, recording classic singles like Days and Waterloo Sunset, and albums like The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society, widely regarded as one of the best albums of all time. In this book, Andrew Hickey analyses every studio recording by the Kinks from their first album in 1964 through to the epic triple concept album Preservation a decade later, looking at what influenced the songs, their subject matter, and the stylistic changes the band went through. Hickey takes a critical look at what makes songs like Lola, Sunny Afternoon and All Day And All Of The Night work, in a book that is full of forthright and sometimes controversial opinion.< Less

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