Summer Music Reading

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Best rock music books ever: All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen talks with NPR reviewers Tom Moon, Meredith Ochs and Will Hermes about their picks for the best music books to take to the beach this Summer. A complete list of recommended reading is listed below.

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Summer Music Reading

The Rock Snob's Dictionary

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  • Artist: David Kamp & Steven Daly
  • Album: The Rock Snob's Dictionary

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Catch a Fire: The Life of Bob Marley

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  • Artist: Timothy White
  • Album: Catch a Fire: The Life of Bob Marley

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Tropical Truth: A Story of Music & Revolution in Brazil

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  • Artist: Caetano Veloso
  • Album: Tropical Truth: A Story of Music & Revolution in Brazil

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How Bluegrass Music Destroyed My Life

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  • Artist: John Fahey
  • Album: How Bluegrass Music Destroyed My Life

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Chronicles Vol. 1

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  • Artist: Bob Dylan
  • Album: Chronicles Vol. 1

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Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk

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  • Artist: Legs McNeil & Gillian McCain
  • Album: Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk

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Stranded: Rock & Roll for a Desert Island

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  • Artist: Greil Marcus
  • Album: Stranded: Rock & Roll for a Desert Island

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