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The Jim and Patsy Rose Library uses the Library of Congress classification system to organize information. When browsing the library for books on music, you will find books about music labeled M.
The Birth of Loud by Ian S. Port
Call Number: ML 1015 .G9 P66 2019
Publication Date: 2019-01-15
A riveting saga in the history of rock ‘n’ roll: the decades-long rivalry between the two men who innovated the electric guitar’s amplified sound—Leo Fender and Les Paul—and their intense competition to convince rock stars like the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, and Eric Clapton to play the instruments they built
The Classical Music Lover's Companion by Robert Philip
Call Number: ML 1200 .P455 2018
Publication Date: 2018-12-04
Robert Philip, scholar, broadcaster, and musician, has compiled an essential handbook for lovers of classical music, designed to enhance their listening experience to the full. Covering four hundred works by sixty-eight composers from Corelli to Shostakovich, this engaging companion explores and unpacks the most frequently performed works, including symphonies, concertos, overtures, suites, and ballet scores. It offers intriguing details about each piece while avoiding technical terminology that might frustrate the non-specialist reader.
Janis by Holly George-Warren
Call Number: ML 420 .J77 G46 2019
Publication Date: 2019-10-22
Longlisted for the 2020 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence
This blazingly intimate biography of Janis Joplin establishes the Queen of Rock & Roll as the rule-breaking musical trailblazer and complicated, gender-bending rebel she was. Written by one of the most highly regarded chroniclers of American music history, and based on unprecedented access to Janis Joplin's family, friends, band mates, archives, and long-lost interviews, Janis is a complex, rewarding portrait of a remarkable artist finally getting her due.
Love for Sale by David Hajdu
Call Number: ML 3477 .H3 2016
Publication Date: 2016-10-18
In Love for Sale, David Hajdu--one of the most respected critics and music historians of our time--draws on a lifetime of listening, playing, and writing about music to show how pop has done much more than peddle fantasies of love and sex to teenagers. From vaudeville singer Eva Tanguay, the "I Don't Care Girl" who upended Victorian conceptions of feminine propriety to become one of the biggest stars of her day to the scandal of Blondie playing disco at CBGB, Hajdu presents an incisive and idiosyncratic history of a form that has repeatedly upset social and cultural expectations.