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    • David Kusek interview, 2005 March 30

    • Sound recording industry; Music trade
    • David Kusek and Gerd Leonhard discuss their book, “The Future of Music.” They begin by explaining that they foresee a future where music is omnipresent like water and the choice of access to music might be between turning on the faucet for tap...
    • Jacqueline Bassan interview, 2003 July 29

    • Music; Jews Music; Music by Jewish composers
    • Jacqueline Bassan discusses her book, “From Shul to Cool.” She begins by explaining the inspiration behind the book, which came from her own love of music and how she grew up listening to music in Shul, learning Yiddish folk songs, show tunes, and...
    • Daniel Levitin interview, 2006 November

    • Music - Psychological aspects
    • Daniel Levitin discusses his book, “This is your Brain on Music.” He begins by explaining that the book examines the nature of hearing and the making of music. The book is a study of why music affects people so deeply and goes to great pains to...
    • Cheryl L. Keyes interview, 2004

    • Rap (Music) - History and criticism; Rap (Music) - Social aspects; Hip-hop; Hip-hop - Influence; Hip-hop - Social aspects; Hip-hop - United States
    • Cheryl L. Keyes discusses her book, “Rap Music and Street Consciousness.” She starts by describing the early history of rap and hip-hop music by explaining how it’s a combination of Caribbean beats with a traditional African call-and-response...
    • Michael W. Dean interview, 2004

    • Music trade; Sound recording industry - Vocational guidance; Popular music Writing and publishing; Music - Vocational guidance; Music - Reference books
    • Michael W. Dean discusses his book, “$30 Music School.” He talks about how he was a high school drop-out who became a self-taught musician and filmmaker. In the book he describes how to write a song, how and where to buy equipment, how to get...
    • Howard Richman interview, 2006

    • Music therapy; Pain - therapy
    • Howard Richman discusses his book, “Sound Healing.” He explains how different types of music therapy can heal various pains within the body. Richman describes his theory of how music can match a person’s current emotional state and gradually...
    • Jon Gindick interview, 1998 August

    • Harmonica – Methods – Self-instruction; Harmonica – Studies and exercises; National music – United States; Harmonica; National music; United States;
    • Jon begins the interview talking about the history of the harmonica. For example, Jon talks about the role of the American Regionalist painter Thomas Hart Benton in developing the standard harmonica notation style. In addition, Jon talks about and...
    • Ian Copeland interview, 1995 November

    • Copeland, Ian, 1949-2006.; Concert agents - Biography; Rock music - History and criticism
    • Ian Copeland discusses his autobiography, “Wild Thing.” He begins by explaining that he toured all over the world with the rock band The Police, because his brother Stuart was the drummer. He describes his early life growing up in Lebanon,...
    • Scotty Barnhart interview

    • Trumpet players - United States; Jazz musicians - United States; Jazz - History and criticism
    • Scotty Barnhart discusses his book, "The World of Jazz Trumpet." He begins by explaining that his book combines the history of jazz trumpeting and the influences of African music on jazz. He discusses how the earliest jazz songs were comprised of...
    • Otis Williams interview, 1988 October

    • Temptations (Musical group); Soul musicians - United States - Biography
    • Otis Williams discusses his book, “Temptations.” He begins by explaining how he was one of the members of the Motown music group The Temptations, and gives information on their early history. He talks about the influences of African American call...
    • Charles Pignone interview, 2004

    • Sinatra, Frank, 1915-1998; Singers - United States - Biography; Actors - United States - Biography
    • Charles Pignone discusses his book, “The Sinatra Treasures.” He begins by explaining how he met Frank Sinatra and became the president of his fan club. He talks about how his book is not a biography but rather a collection of memorabilia from the...
    • David Yoken interview

    • Drum - Performance; Drum set music; Music experimental
    • David Yoken visits Connie Martinson and plays a percussion piece. He discusses how he brought several different international percussion instruments. He shows his bongo drums, wind chimes, a gong, and an altered set of castanets. He plays an...
    • Rod McKuen interview

    • Poetry; Mortality; Love; Music; Russian romantic symphonies
    • Rod McKuen discusses his book, “Intervals.” He begins by explaining that the book is a collection of his newest poetry. He explains that the poems are an exploration of his life and his thoughts on love, family, and his career. In this interview he...
    • Ken Bloom interview

    • Popular music - United States - Bibliography; Musicals - United States - Bibliography
    • Ken Bloom discusses his book, “American Song.” He begins by explaining that the book is divided into categories such as, singers and songwriters. The book examines the major singers, songwriters, and popular songs of the early twentieth century....
    • Noah Adams interview, 1996

    • Adams, Noah; Pianists - United States - Biography
    • Noah Adams discusses his book, “Piano Lessons.” He begins by explaining how he decided to first take piano lessons at age 51. He talks about working at National Public Radio for over 20 years and how he got the chance to interview pianists. He...
    • Connie Bruck interview, 2003 August

    • Wasserman, Lew; Music Corporation of America - History; Chief executive officers - United States - Biography
    • Connie Bruck discusses her book “When Hollywood Had a King.” She explains that the book tells the story of Lew Wasserman and the Music Corporation of America, more commonly known as the MCA. Bruck describes how Wasserman, a visionary businessman...
    • Steven Isoardi interview

    • Jazz - California - Los Angeles - History and criticism; Jazz musicians - California - Los Angeles - Interviews; Central Avenue (Los Angeles, Calif.)
    • Steven Isoardi discusses the book, “Central Avenue Sounds: Jazz in Los Angeles.” Isoardi says the book covers the period ranging from the 1920s to the 1950s. He describes Central Avenue as the “Los Angeles Harlem” and talks about jazz musicians...
    • Mark Kurlansky interview

    • Lower East Side (New York, N.Y.) - Fiction
    • Mark Kurlansky discusses his book, “Boogaloo on 2nd Avenue.” He begins by discussing the plot of the book, which follows a family living on the lower East Side of New York City in the 1980s. He explains that one of the main characters of the book;...
    • Kathleen Sharp interview, 2004 January

    • Wasserman, Lew; Wasserman, Edie; Music Corporation of America; Chief executive officers - United States - Biography
    • Kathleen Sharp discusses her biography, “Mr. & Mrs. Hollywood.” She begins by giving background information on the lives of Lew Wasserman, the head of the Music Corporation of America (MCA), and his wife Edie. Sharp talks about her first hand...
    • Jerry Herman interview, 1997

    • Herman, Jerry, 1933-; Composers - United States - Biography
    • Jerry Herman discusses his autobiography, “Showtune.” He begins by explaining his life and career as a Broadway composer. He talks about his early life and his love for the piano. He describes how his mother encouraged him to pursue a music...

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