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Listening #126 List of the Month
Essential ink: 13 great books about music.
Joe Boyd, White Bicycles: the noted record producer recalls Floyd, Fairport, and Nick Drake.
Charles O'Connell, The Other Side of the Record: candid portraits of classical stars.
Keith Richards, Life: a wonderful book in which everyone is named Baby.
Philip Norman, Shout: Still the definitive Beatles bio.
George Bernard Shaw, Music in London, 18901894: Wagner good, Brahms bad.
Howard Goodall, Big Bangs: an entertaining look at musical technology.
Dorian Lynskey, 33 Revolutions Per Minute: protest music gets its day.
Ben Ratliff, Coltrane: The Story of a Sound: one man's improvisation style, examined.
Allen St. John, Clapton's Guitar: how a singular guitar came to be.
William R. Trotter, Priest of Music: the life and death of Dimitri Mitropoulos.
Marc Eliot, Death of a Rebel: the rise and fall of Phil Ochs.
Lester Bangs, Psychotic Reactions and Carburetor Dung: essays by rock's best critic.
Barney Hoskyns, Across the Great Divide: a fair and very frank look at the Band.