• Dixie Dewdrop: The Uncle Dave Macon Story (Music in American Life)

    One of the earliest performers on WSM in Nashville, Uncle Dave Macon became the Grand Ole Opry's first superstar. His old-time music and energetic stage shows made him a national sensation and fueled a thirty-year run as one of America's most beloved entertainers. Michael D. Doubler tells the amazing story of the Dixie Dewdrop, a country music icon. Born in 1870, David Harrison Macon learned the banjo from musicians passing through his parents' Nashville hotel. After playing local shows in Middle Tennessee for decades, a big break led Macon to Vaudeville, the earliest of his two hundred-plus recordings and eventually to national stardom. Uncle Dave--clad in his trademark plug hat and gates-ajar collar--soon became the face of the Opry itself with his spirited singing, humor, and array of banjo picking styles. For the rest of his life, he defied age to tour and record prolifically, manage his business affairs, mentor up-and-comers like David "Stringbean" Akeman, and play with the Delmore Brothers, Roy Acuff, and Bill Monroe.

    • ASIN: 0252083652

  • Azden i-Coustics EX-503i Studio Pro Lapel Microphone for Smartphones & Tablets

    The Adze acoustics smartphone Omni-directional lavalier microphone is designed to give you studio quality sound with your smartphone or tablet. Just plug it into the microphone jack for clean, crisp audio. The 503i is designed to work with any mobile device with a tars jack, including iPhone 3/4/5, iPad (3rd generation and newer), Samsung galaxy S 3 and 4, galaxy tab 3 and most android devices. Compatible with most of the available recording apps, the ex-503i will greatly improve the quality of your audio. Features: Ultra lightweight, lapel clip specially engineered to keep windscreen away from clothing, thus minimizing noise interference for use with iPhone, iPad, galaxy tablets or phones, and most android devices pickup pattern: Omni-directional sensitivity: -35db (17.8v) at 1khz, 0db=1v/placard length: 1.2m (4 ft.).

    • Brand: Azden
    • ASIN: B00KA4QFL4
    • UPC: 095528122037

  • Women in the Studio: Creation, Control and Gender in Popular Music Sound Production (Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series)

    The field of popular music production is overwhelmingly male dominated. Here, Paula Wolfe discusses gendered notions of creativity and examines the significant under-representation of women in studio production. Wolfe brings an invaluable perspective as both a working artist-producer and as a scholar, thereby offering a new body of research based on interviews and first hand observation. Wolfe demonstrates that patriarchal frameworks continue to form the backbone of the music industry establishment but that women’s work in the creation and control of sound presents a potent challenge to gender stereotyping, marginalisation and containment of women’s achievements that is still in evidence in music marketing practices and media representation in the digital era.

    • ASIN: 1472474872

  • Blue Skies [VHS]

    It's a flimsy excuse to romp through more than two dozen Irving Berlin songs, but Blue Skies is good fun nonetheless (and one of the top-grossing films of 1946). Bing Crosby is a restless nightclub entrepreneur, Fred Astaire his Broadway buddy, Joan Caulfield the woman they both want. Ignore the plot and enjoy the numbers, especially Astaire's marvelous "Puttin' on the Ritz," which is breathtaking even before multiple images of Fred are introduced dancing in a row (who needs CGI, anyway?). Bing and Fred flash great showbiz chutzpah in "A Couple of Song and Dance Men," which wonderfully captures the appeal of both stars: Fred's heavenly precision, and Bing's "can-you-believe-they're-payin'-me-for-this?" sense of play. --Robert Horton

    • Brand: Universal Studios Home Entertainment
    • ASIN: 6303117716
    • UPC: 096898085830

  • Azden High-performance (SMX-10) Stereo Condenser Microphone

    • Color: Black
    • Brand: Azden
    • ASIN: B000GE403I
    • UPC: 971478497978

  • God's Not Dead 2

    When high school history teacher Grace Wesley (Melissa Joan Hart) is asked a question about Jesus in class, her reasoned response lands her in deep trouble. The ensuing epic court case could expel God from the classroom—and the public square—once and for all! God's Not Dead 2 is a powerful call to action: Where will you stand?

    • Brand: Pureflix
    • ASIN: B01DPW1BSE
    • UPC: 025192351020