Goodnight, L.A.

The Rise and Fall of Classic Rock--The Untold Story from inside the Legendary Recording Studios

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Author: Kent Hartman

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 0306824388

Category: Music

Page: 304

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A behind-the-scenes journey through the rise and demise of the '70s and '80s classic rock era Before disco, punk, hair metal, rap, and eventually grunge took it all away, the music scene in Los Angeles was dominated by rock 'n' roll. If a group wanted to hit it big, L.A. was the place to be. But in addition to the bands themselves finding their footing, their albums also needed some guidance. That came from a group of dedicated producers and engineers working in a cadre of often dilapidated-looking buildings that contained some of the greatest recording studios the music industry has ever known. Within the windowless walls of these well-hidden studios, legends-to-be such as Foreigner, Fleetwood Mac, Pat Benatar, Boston, the Eagles, the Grateful Dead, Chicago, Linda Ronstadt, Santana, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Loggins and Messina, REO Speedwagon, and dozens more secretly created their album masterpieces: Double Vision. Rumours. Hotel California. Terrapin Station. Damn the Torpedoes. Hi Infidelity. However, the truth of what went on during these recording sessions has always remained elusive. But not anymore. Longtime music-business insider Kent Hartman has filled Goodnight, L.A. with troves of never-before-told stories about the most prolific and important period and place in rock 'n' roll history. With music producer Keith Olsen and guitarist Waddy Wachtel as guides to the journey and informed by new, in-depth interviews with classic rock artists, famed record producers, and scores of others, Goodnight, L.A. reveals what went into the making of some of the best music of the past forty years. Readers will hear how some of their favorite albums and bands came to be, and ultimately how fame, fortune, excess, and a shift in listener demand brought it all tumbling down.

Good Night Los Angeles

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Author: Adam Gamble

Publisher: Good Night Books

ISBN: 1602199167

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 20

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From Hollywood to Venice Beach, this charming board book takes young readers on an unforgetable tour of one the most fascinating and exciting cities in the US. This books includes many of Los Angeles's top sites and attractions including the Santa Monica Pier, Sunset Boulevard, Grauman's Chinese Theatre, Rose Parade, La Brera Tar Pitts, Aquarium of the Pacific, LA Zoo, actors and actresses, surfers, and more.

Good Night San Francisco

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Author: Adam Gamble

Publisher: Good Night Books

ISBN: 1602197636

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 22

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Easy-to-read text introduces the sights of San Francisco, through a full day of sightseeing.

The Wrecking Crew

The Inside Story of Rock and Roll's Best-Kept Secret

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Author: Kent Hartman

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429941375

Category: Music

Page: 304

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Winner of the Oregon Book Award for General Nonfiction and Los Angeles Times bestseller "It makes good music sound better."-Janet Maslin in The New York Times "A fascinating look into the West Coast recording studio scene of the '60s and the inside story of the music you heard on the radio. If you always assumed the musicians you listened to were the same people you saw onstage, you are in for a big surprise!"-Dusty Street, host of Classic Vinyl on Sirius XM Satellite Radio If you were a fan of popular music in the 1960s and early '70s, you were a fan of the Wrecking Crew-whether you knew it or not. On hit record after hit record by everyone from the Byrds, the Beach Boys, and the Monkees to the Grass Roots, the 5th Dimension, Sonny & Cher, and Simon & Garfunkel, this collection of West Coast studio musicians from diverse backgrounds established themselves in Los Angeles, California as the driving sound of pop music-sometimes over the objection of actual band members forced to make way for Wrecking Crew members. Industry insider Kent Hartman tells the dramatic, definitive story of the musicians who forged a reputation throughout the business as the secret weapons behind the top recording stars. Mining invaluable interviews, the author follows the careers of such session masters as drummer Hal Blaine and keyboardist Larry Knechtel, as well as trailblazing bassist Carol Kaye-the only female in the bunch-who went on to play in thousands of recording sessions in this rock history. Readers will discover the Wrecking Crew members who would forge careers in their own right, including Glen Campbell and Leon Russell, and learn of the relationship between the Crew and such legends as Phil Spector and Jimmy Webb. Hartman also takes us inside the studio for the legendary sessions that gave us Pet Sounds, Bridge Over Troubled Water, and the rock classic "Layla," which Wrecking Crew drummer Jim Gordon cowrote with Eric Clapton for Derek and the Dominos. And the author recounts priceless scenes such as Mike Nesmith of the Monkees facing off with studio head Don Kirshner, Grass Roots lead guitarist (and future star of The Office) Creed Bratton getting fired from the group, and Michel Rubini unseating Frank Sinatra's pianist for the session in which the iconic singer improvised the hit-making ending to "Strangers in the Night." The Wrecking Crew tells the collective, behind-the-scenes stories of the artists who dominated Top 40 radio during the most exciting time in American popular culture.

Sophie la Girafe

Good Night Sophie - A Touch and Feel Book

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Author: Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff

Publisher: DK Children

ISBN: 9781465456250

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 12

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It's Sophie's bedtime. Follow Sophie and her friends as they go through their nightly routine to get ready for bed in this touch and feel book. Six colorful spreads and interior textures including a fleecy towel and fluffy blankets will help build early learning sensory and motor skills. Featuring a soft, padded cover and sturdy board pages, Sophie la girafe: Good Night, Sophie is the ideal baby bedtime story book to help get young ones into bed and asleep. With more than fifty million sold, Sophie la girafe, the wildly popular toy from France, is a fixture in nurseries all over the world--and now baby's favorite toy is baby's favorite story collection. ©Sophie la girafe. Modèle déposé / Design patent

Good Night Chicago

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Author: Adam Gamble

Publisher: Good Night Books

ISBN: 1602197350

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 20

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Many of North America’s most beloved regions are artfully celebrated in these boardbooks designed to soothe children before bedtime while instilling an early appreciation for the continent’s natural and cultural wonders. Each book stars a multicultural group of people visiting the featured area’s attractions—such as the Rocky Mountains in Denver, the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, Lake Ontario in Toronto, and volcanoes in Hawaii. Rhythmic language guides children through the passage of both a single day and the four seasons while saluting the iconic aspects of each place.

Good Night Puerto Rico

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Author: Lisa Bolivar Martinez,Matthew Martinez

Publisher: Good Night books

ISBN: 1602194246

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 20

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Good Night Puerto Rico features Old San Juan, El Morro, El Yunque, Kiosks of Luquillo, Canopy tour, celebrating "Los Reyes," surfing in Rincón, caves in Camuy, vejigantes in the Carnaval de Ponce, La Fortaleza, the lighthouse at Cabezas de San Juan in Fajardo, Plazas of Puerto Rico, local foods, and more. Welcome to one of the most scenic islands in the Caribbean. This beautifully illustrated children’s board book captures the heart and soul of Puerto. Don’t forget the beach towel! This book is part of the bestselling Good Night Our World series, which includes hundreds of titles exploring iconic locations and exciting, child-friendly themes. Many of North America’s most beloved regions are artfully celebrated in these board books designed to soothe children before bedtime while instilling an early appreciation for North America’s natural and cultural wonders. Each book stars a multicultural group of people visiting the featured area’s attractions as rhythmic language guides children through the passage of both a single day and the four seasons while saluting the iconic aspects of each place.

Good Night New York City

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Author: Adam Gamble

Publisher: Good Night Books

ISBN: 1602199264

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

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From the Freedom Tower to Central Park, this delightful board book captures the true essence of New York City. Young readers will explore the Big Apple while visiting all the sites, sounds, and attractions this amazing city has to offer, including the Statue of Liberty, United Nations, Empire State Building, Bronx Zoo, Coney Island, Brooklyn Bridge, American Museum of Natural History, Broadway, skating at Rockefeller Center, Times Square, New York City firefighters and police, Staten Island Ferry, hotdog carts, and more.

Goodnight Moon

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Author: Margaret Wise Brown

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062662899

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Share this timeless classic with a new generation of readers! In a great green room, tucked away in bed, is a little bunny. "Goodnight room, goodnight moon." And to all the familiar things in the softly lit room—to the picture of the three little bears sitting on chairs, to the clocks and his socks, to the mittens and the kittens, to everything one by one—the little bunny says goodnight. In this classic of children's literature, beloved by generations of readers and listeners, the quiet poetry of the words and the gentle, lulling illustrations combine to make a perfect book for the end of the day.

Songs of Rutgers

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Author: Howard Decker McKinney

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Students' songs

Page: 187

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Favorite Songs and Hymns for School and Home

Containing Four Hundred and Fifty of the World's Best Songs and Hymns, Including National Songs and Many Songs of Days; Also, the Elements of Music and Twenty-five Responsive Scriptural Readings

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Author: John Piersol McCaskey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Hymns, English

Page: 400

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"Pat's" Pick

A Collection of the Sweetest, Sanest, Jolliest Folk, School, and Patriotic Songs

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: School songbooks

Page: 139

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Keyboard Made Easy

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Author: Alfred Publishing

Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing

ISBN: 9781929395286

Category: Music

Page: 47

View: 801

A fun and easy way to get started playing piano or keyboard. Teaches everything you need to know for a solid foundation learning keyboard. Keyboard Made Easy! is a great alternative to traditional piano methods that assume every student wants to be a classical pianist. Rather, this book prepares students to learn the style of popular music they enjoy, such as pop, jazz or blues. Covers several different ways to accompany melodies using familiar, beautiful tunes.

Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site

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Author: Sherri Duskey Rinker

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452136599

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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As the sun sets behind the big construction site, all the hardworking trucks get ready to say goodnight. One by one, Crane Truck, Cement Mixer, Dump Truck, Bulldozer, and Excavator finish their work and lie down to rest—so they'll be ready for another day of rough and tough construction play! With irresistible artwork by best-selling illustrator Tom Lichtenheld and sweet, rhyming text, this book will have truck lovers of all ages begging for more. Plus, this is the fixed format version, which will look almost identical to the print version. Additionally for devices that support audio, this ebook includes a read-along setting.

Windows

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Author: Julia Denos

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 076369035X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Before your city goes to sleep, you might head out for a walk, your dog at your side as you go out the door and into the almost-night. Anything can happen on such a walk: you might pass a cat, or a friend, or even an early raccoon. And as you go down your street and around the corner, the windows around you light up one by one until you are walking through a maze of paper lanterns, each one granting you a brief, glowing snapshot of your neighbors as families come together and folks settle in for the night.

Dark Matters and other plays

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Author: Oliver Mayer

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1300150556

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Three new plays from American playwright Oliver Mayer take feisty, sexy, playful turns through stories of politics, identity, freedom, music, and trans-locality. With an introduction by dramatist Velina Hasu Houston.

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 2

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Author: Elena Favilli,Francesca Cavallo

Publisher: Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls

ISBN: 9780997895827

Category: JUVENILE NONFICTION

Page: 224

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"Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls 2" is the sequel to the sensational New York Times bestseller, and the most crowdfunded book of all times. The authors, Francesca Cavallo and Elena Favilli, will take you and your kids on an empowering journey through 100 new bedtime stories, featuring the adventures of extraordinary women from Nefertiti to Beyoncé. The unique narrative style of "Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls" transforms each biography into a fairy-tale, filling the readers with wonder and with a burning curiosity to know more about each hero. Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 2 boasts a brand new graphic design, a glossary and 100 incredible new portraits created by the best female artists of our time. "This amazing book shows girls they can be anything they want." - Melinda Gates "Essential reading for girls and indeed boys; children who read this at bedtime are guaranteed some big and inspirational dreams." - Fiona Noble, The Guardian "The anti-princess book teaching girls to rebel." - Georgina Rannard, BBC News