• After the Dance: My Life with Marvin Gaye

    By Jan Gaye

    Our Price: $25.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780062135513
    • Publisher: Amistad
    • Published: May 2015
    A searing memoir of love, drugs, sex, and old-school R&B, from the former wife of the legendary soul icon Marvin GayeStuck in a foster home with an abusive caregiver, Janis Hunter found solace in her dreams of an encounter with Marvin Gaye--the soulful prince of Motown, with the seductive liquid voice, whose chart-topping, socially conscious album What's Going On had recently made him a superstar.They met in February 1973. Despite a seventeen-year age difference and Marvin's marriage to the sister of Berry Gordy, Motown's founder, the enchanted teenager and the emotionally volatile singer began a scorching relationship. One moment Jan was a high school student, the next she was Marvin's soulmate. Their romance navigated the hippie high life of the seventies and took the couple from one adventure to another.But the distractions and burdens of fame, the chaos of dysfunctional families, and the irresistible temptation of drugs complicated the love they shared. Marvin and Jan hurt each other, and their relationship descended into a dark place, but the attraction was too magnetic and the love was too strong to let go. Largely silent since Marvin's tragic death in 1984, Jan has at last opened up, sharing the moving, passionate story of one of music history's most fabled relationships. Unsparing in its honesty and insight, After the Dance reveals what it's like to be in love with an artistic genius, a man whose words and music have touched the world and made him a legend.
  • An Outlaw and a Lady: A Memoir of Music, Life with Waylon, and the Faith that Brought Me Home

    By Jessi Colter

    Our Price: $13.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780718082970
    • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
    • Published: April 2017
  • Brother Ray : Ray Charles' Own Story

    By Ray Charles

    Our Price: $19.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780306814310
    • Publisher: Da Capo Press
    • Published: October 2004
    Ray Charles (1930-2004A), one of the most extraordinary popular musicians of recent times, tells his story in an inimitable and unsparing voice, chronicling his musical development, as well as his heroin addiction and tangled romantic life. Discography & Notes. Illus., b&w photographs. 364p.
  • Brother West: Living and Loving Out Loud, A Memoir

    By Cornel West

    Our Price: $15.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781401921903
    • Publisher: Smiley Books / Hay House, Inc.
    • Published: September 2010
  • Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Final Year

    By Tavis Smiley

    Our Price: $13.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780316332767
    • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
    • Published: September 2014
    Presents a revealing and dramatic chronicle of the 12 months leading up to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination. 75,000 first printing. Tour.
  • Divided Soul: The Life of Marvin Gaye

    By David Ritz

    Our Price: $15.75
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780306811913
    • Publisher: Da Capo
    • Published: May 2003
    Extensive interviews with the late singer, conducted during the years before his death, fill out an account of Gaye's childhood, his years as a top recording artist, and his triumphant comeback in 1983.
  • Hound Dog: The Leiber & Stoller Autobiography

    By Jerry Leiber

    Our Price: $17.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781416559399
    • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Paperbacks
    • Published: 2009
    A dual portrait of the music team that shaped rock-and-roll music in the 1950s and 1960s describes their humble origins, their relationships with such performers as Elvis Presley and the Coasters, and their record-setting collaborative achievements.
  • Journey of a Thousand Miles : My Story

    By Lang Lang

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780385524568
    • Publisher: Spiegel and Grau
    • Published: July 2008
    The sensational twenty-five-year-old Chinese usical prodigy documents the story of a boy and his father, who sacrificed almost everything - family, financial security. Lang Lang's childhood, and their reputation in China's insular classical music world - for the belief in a young boy's talent More than an autobiography, Lang Lang's story opens a door to Chinese culture at a time when the world's attention will be on Beijing. 256p.
  • Journey of a Thousand Miles: My Story

    By Lang Lang

    Our Price: $16.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780385524575
    • Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
    • Published: September 2009
    Details the musical odyssey of a talented young Chinese piano prodigy, from his youth in an industrial city in northern China, through the dedication and sacrifice that marked his musical education, to his global triumph in the world of classical music. Reprint.
  • Lady Sings the Blues (the 50th Anniversary Edition)

    By Billie Holiday

    Our Price: $6.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780767923866
    • Publisher: Harlem Moon
    • Published: July 2006
    Billie Holiday describes her early childhood in an East Baltimore ghetto, her career as an internationally-acclaimed jazz vocalist, and her years spent battling a drug habit.
  • Rage to Survive: The Etta James Story

    By Etta James

    Our Price: $18.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780306812620
    • Published: June 2003
  • Rocks: My Life in and out of Aerosmith

    By Joe Perry

    Our Price: $14.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781476714547
    • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
    • Published: October 2014
    The lead guitarist of Aerosmith shares behind-the-scenes perspectives into the band, discussing his decision to drop out of school, enduring relationship with Steven Tyler, and experiences with fame and recovery.
  • Sanctified Blues

    By Mable John

    Our Price: $19.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780767921657
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Published: June 2006
  • Stay Out of the Kitchen!

    By Mable John

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780767921664
    • Publisher: Random House
    • Published: June 2007
  • We'll Be Here For the Rest of Our Lives: A Swingin' Showbiz Saga

    By Paul Shaffer

    Our Price: $8.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780767928861
    • Publisher: Anchor Books
    • Published: November 2010
    From Paul Shaffer, lifelong music junkie, hipster, and longtime leader of David Letterman's band, comes a candid, endearing, hilarious, and star-studded memoir of a life in-and love of-show business.How does a kid go from a remote Canadian town at the tip of Lake Superior to the bright lights of Broadway and a gig leading the band on Letterman? This book is Paul Shaffer's answer to that question. From playing seedy strip joints in Toronto, to his first legitimate job out of college-which found him working with future stars (and friends) Gilda Radner, Martin Short, and Eugene Levy-to being first musical director of the nascent Saturday Night Live and helping to form the Blues Brothers, to being onstage every night with Dave and playing with the greatest musicians of our time, Shaffer has lived the ultimate showbiz life. Now, in this hilarious, entertaining, and candid memoir-in which he dishes on everyone from John Belushi and Jerry Lewis to Mel Gibson and Britney Spears-Paul gives us the full behind-the-scenes story of his life, from banging out pop tunes on the piano at the age of twelve to leading the band every night at the Sullivan Theater.From the Hardcover edition.