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  • My Cross to Bear | Gregg Allman,Alan Light

    My Cross to Bear

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Gregg Allman, Alan Light
    • Narrated By Will Patton
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    As one of the greatest rock icons of all time, Gregg Allman has lived it all and then some. For almost 50 years, he's been creating some of the most recognizable songs in American rock, but never before has he paused to reflect on the long road he's traveled. Now, he tells the unflinching story of his life, laying bare the unvarnished truth about his wild ride that has spanned across the years.

    Mathew says: "Inside one of rock music's greatest bands"
  • Let’s Go Crazy: Prince and the Making of Purple Rain | Alan Light

    Let’s Go Crazy: Prince and the Making of Purple Rain

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Alan Light
    • Narrated By Fred Berman
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    Purple Rain is a song, an album, and a film - each one a commercial success and cultural milestone. How did this semiautobiographical musical masterpiece that blurred R&B, pop, dance, and rock sounds come to alter the recording landscape and become an enduring touchstone for successive generations of fans?

    Corey says: "Never too much info"
  • The Holy or the Broken: Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley, and the Unlikely Ascent of

    The Holy or the Broken: Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley, and the Unlikely Ascent of "Hallelujah"

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Alan Light
    • Narrated By Tom Perkins
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    Today, "Hallelujah" is one of the most-performed rock songs in history. It has become a staple of movies and television shows as diverse as Shrek and The West Wing, of tribute videos and telethons. It has been covered by hundreds of artists, including Bob Dylan, U2, Justin Timberlake, and k.d. lang, and it is played every year at countless events - both sacred and secular - around the world. Yet when music legend Leonard Cohen first wrote and recorded "Hallelujah", it was for an album rejected by his longtime record label.

  • What Happened, Miss Simone?: A Biography | Alan Light

    What Happened, Miss Simone?: A Biography

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Alan Light
    • Narrated By Adenrele Ojo
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    From music journalist and former Spin and Vibe editor in chief Alan Light comes a biography of incandescent soul singer and black power icon Nina Simone, one of the most influential, provocative, and least understood artists of our time. Drawn from a trove of rare archival footage, audio recordings, and interviews (including Simone's remarkable private diaries), this nuanced examination of Nina Simone's life highlights her musical inventiveness and unwavering quest for equality.

    sheron says: "I love the story an Adenrele Ojo is the best !!!!!"
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