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What's new, what we like, and other miscellaneous musical ramblings ...


     "Writing about music is like dancing about architecture." Elvis Costello                                                  


Words and Music, Part II

Continuing with our Words and Music series, part the second presents some newer performer biographies paired with the requisite musical accompaniment, all available through JCLS.


John Oates

Change of Seasons, by John Oates

Abandoned Luncheonette


Pair Oates’s recent memoir with Hall and Oates second release, 1974’s Abandoned Luncheonette, the one that put them on the map.


Judy Garland

Judy and I, by Sid Luft

Judy at Carnegie Hall


Ex Sid Luft tells his Judy story – read the book and listen to her 1961 live performance called “the greatest night in show business history”.


Owsley Stanley III

Bear: The Life and Times of Augustus Owsley Stanley III, by Robert Greenfield

30 Trips Around the Sun: The Definitive Live Story 1965-1995


Grateful Dead audio engineer and chemist – no matter whether you read or listen, it’s a long strange trip.


The Beatles

Beatles ’66: The Revolutionary Year , by Steve Turner



The end of touring, the making of Revolver, and changing recorded music forever in the process.





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