Music & Dance


  • #Mixerman and the Billionheir Apparent

    By Mixerman

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781495026706
    • Publisher: Mixerman Publishes
    • Published: June 2016
  • 'But He Doesn't Know the Territory'

    By Meredith Willson

    Our Price: $25.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781199424969
    • Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
    • Published: 1959
  • 'Free Artist': The Story of Anton and Nicholas Rubinstein

    By Catherine Drinker Bowen

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781199745705
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Published: 1939
  • 'Gentlemen, Be Seated!': A Parade of the American Minstrels, Revised Edition

    By Dailey Paskman

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780517525876
    • Publisher: Clarkson N. Potter, Inc./Publisher
    • Published: June 1976
    A cavalcade of lively entertainment told in stories and incidents, dramatic and humorous. Profusely illustrated and with music for voice and piano, including 'Scott Joplin, Revisited'.
  • 'On My Way': The Untold Story of Rouben Mamoulian, George Gershwin, and Porgy and Bess

    By Joseph Horowitz

    Our Price: $10.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780393240139
    • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
    • Published: July 2013
    A forgotten master of American musical theater, Rouben Mamoulian directed the original production of Porgy and Bess, the opera that catapulted his career and led to both successes and failures. Culling newly released information from the Mamoulian Archives at the Library of Congress, Joseph Horowitz shows that, more than any other individual, Mamoulian transformed DuBose Heyward’s 1925 novella, Porgy, from a quasi-realistic regional cameo into an epic theater work about suffering and redemption. In vividly rendered scenes of sound and movement, “On My Way” transports readers to the rehearsals and performances that Mamoulian singularly reconceived and choreographed, and the laudatory or scathing reviews that followed. Part history and part biography, “On My Way” re-creates Mamoulian’s unique directorial style on stage and screen, his collaboration with musical genius George Gershwin, and the opera that changed the face of American musical life.
  • 'Scuse Me While I Kiss the Sky: Jimi Hendrix, Voodoo Child

    By David Henderson

    Our Price: $8.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780743274012
    • Publisher: ATRIA BOOKS
    • Published: July 2009
    First published in 1978, David Henderson’s epic account of Jimi Hendrix became the definitive, most beloved biography of the greatest rock and roll guitarist of the 1960s. Newly revised, updated, and expanded, ‘SCUSE ME WHILE I TOUCH THE SKY sheds new light on Hendrix’s life, romances, mysterious death, and music through information that was difficult to obtain in the years following his demise: complete interviews with Hendrix himself, more of his personal writings than ever before, and details from information originally reluctant to come forward. Selected Discography, Index. Illus., black-and-white photographs. 448p.
  • 'To Everything There is a Season': Pete Seeger and the Power of Song

    By Allan M. Winkler

    Our Price: $6.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780195324822
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: June 2010
    Author or coauthor of such legendary songs as "If I Had a Hammer," "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?" and "Turn, Turn, Turn," Pete Seeger is the most influential folk singer in the history of the United States. In "To Everything There Is a Season": Pete Seeger and the Power of Song, Allan Winkler describes how Seeger applied his musical talents to improve conditions for less fortunate people everywhere. This book uses Seeger's long life and wonderful songs to reflect on the important role folk music played in various protest movements of the twentieth century.A tireless supporter of union organization in the 1930s and 1940s, Seeger joined the Communist Party, performing his songs with banjo and guitar accompaniment to promote worker solidarity. In the 1950s, he found himself under attack during the Red Scare for his radical past. In the 1960s, he became the minstrel of the civil rights movement, focusing its energy with songs that inspired protestors and challenged the nation's patterns of racial discrimination. Toward the end of the decade, he turned his musical talents to resisting the war in Vietnam, and again drew fire from those who attacked his dissent as treason. Finally, in the 1970s, he lent his voice to the growing environmental movement by leading the drive to clean up the Hudson River. The book seeks to answer such fundamental questions as: What was the source of Seeger's appeal? How did he capture the attention and affection of people around the world? And why is song such a powerful medium? Richly researched and crisply written, "To Everything There Is a Season": Pete Seeger and the Power of Song is an ideal supplement for U.S. history survey courses, as well as twentieth-century U.S. history and history of American folk music courses.To purchase Pete Seeger songs discussed in the text, visit the following link for an iTunes playlist compiled by Oxford University Press: ( id=375976891)
  • 'What'd I Say': The Atlantic Story - 50 Years of Music

    By Ahmet Ertegun

    Our Price: $37.50
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780752817927
    • Publisher: Orion
    • Published: September 2001
  • 'Your Isadora': The Love Story of Isadora Duncan and Gordon Craig

    By Francis Steegmuller

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780394486987
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Published: April 1974
    Told through letters and diaries never before published.
  • 01/24 Event: Bop Apocalypse

    By Martin Torgoff

    Our Price: $15.00 - $25.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789111875431
    • Publisher: Strand Book Store
    • Published: 2017
    Admission & Signed Copy grants you admission for one, plus one signed copy of the book. Admission & Gift Card grants you admission for one, plus one $15 Strand gift card to be used at any time on any product. Signed Copy, no admission does not grant admission to the event, but reserves a signed copy of the book for you, pending availability of signed copies after the event has concluded. The event is in the Strand’s Rare Book Room, located on the 3rd floor of our store, at 828 Broadway and 12th Street, unless otherwise specified. Seating is available on a first come, first served basis. Admission and the signed copy / gift card will only be available for pick-up at the event, so please select “in store pick-up” as your shipping method. Payment is required at the time the order is placed. You may also purchase admission in the store at the registers, or at the time of the event in the Rare Book Room. Orders for just a signed copy and no admission will be processed 1-2 days after the event, pending availability of signed copies.

    By Brett DUNCAN

    Our Price: $6.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781864691474
    • Publisher: LTP Product
    • Published: June 2000
    An easy and informative introduction to Classical guitar playing which is suitable for complete beginners. Introduces chords, scales, arpeggios and essential techniques for both hands. Includes pieces by Tarrega, Giuliani, Sor, Carcassi and Carulli. Includes a CD & DVD matching all the lessons, exercises and songs from the book.

    By Gary TURNER

    Our Price: $6.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781864691375
    • Publisher: LTP Products
    • Published: June 2000
    An enjoyable introduction to the piano for young beginners. Covers the basics of both melody and chord playing using simple arrangements of favorite children's songs. Features entertaining full color illustrations along with each song.
  • 10 Easy Lessons - Flute

    By Gary Turner and Peter Gelling

    Our Price: $6.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781864692150
    • Publisher: Koala Music Publications
    • Published: December 1993
    A great introduction to the fundamentals of Flute playing and understanding music.Covers a variety of styles including Classical, Jazz, Blues, Pop and Rock, along with an introduction to improvising. Includes a CD matching all the lessons in the book.
  • 100 Best Selling Albums of the 70's

    By Hamish Champ

    Our Price: $6.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780760756522
    • Publisher: Amber Books Ltd.
    • Published: January 2004
  • 100 Best-Selling Albums

    By James Bennett

    Our Price: $20.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780760779347
    • Publisher: BARNES & NOBLE
    • Published: 2006