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Reminiscing in Tempo

Farewells and Recollections of Showbiz, Jazz and Drums
by Bruce Klauber
By way of incisive interviews, tributes, remembrances and eye-opening anecdotes about his personal association with everyone from Frank Sinatra and Lou Rawls to Mel Torme and Norman Mailer, this book chronicles Bruce Klauber's incredible, five plus decades as an author, acclaimed filmmaker, jazz journalist and columnist, talent scout, editor, public relations consultant, jazz drummer, singer, multi-instrumentalist and recording artist.
00253404 $24.99
 
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Rickenbacker

by Richard Smith
A complete and illustrated history of the development of Rickenbacker instruments from 1931 to the present, complete with information and full-color photos of the many Rickenbacker artists.
00000098(256 pages) $35.00
 
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Ring the Banjar!

The Banjo in America from Folklore to Factory
by Robert Lloyd Webb
This is a second edition of a publication originally published to coincide with an exhibition of the same name at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Museum. Includes information on the banjo's enduring popularity, the banjo makers of Boston, instruments from the exhibition, a glossary and bibliography of the banjo, and more.
00000087(102 pages) $24.95
 
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Ritchie Valens - His Guitars and Music

by Ryan Sheeler
In Ritchie Valens: His Guitars and Music, guitarist and author Ryan Sheeler takes an in depth look at Ritchie's music in a different light than other accounts. Included in the book are photos and information on his famous guitars, as well as an observation into how he might have approached his playing. This book also presents a brand-new transcription of "La Bamba" with accompanying guitar tablature of the famous intro riff and Ritchie's celebrated guitar solo.
00292570Book/Online Audio $19.99
 
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Sacred Music Companion Fact Book

by Dale V. Nobbman
This compelling edition provides fascinating information on and arrangements of more than 90 favorite traditional hymns and gospel songs. The songs are arranged chronologically (starting with "Doxology" in 1694 and going through "How Great Thou Art" in 1948) and for each, the book provides a melody line/lyrics/chord song arrangement as well as background notes on the song, its historical setting, the authors and composers who wrote them, and more.
00000288(213 pages) $17.95
 

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