Music-themed gifts for music lovers in your life

This holiday season you can get your friends and relatives who love music, to one of these excellent record collections, books or clothes.

Get the gift guide from the Associated Press below.

Merchandise from the Sweet Relief Musicians Fund

This image published by Sweet Relief shows a T-shirt, one of many music-themed merch for sale by the nonprofit Sweet Relief Musicians Fund for the benefit of career musicians struggling to make ends meet while facing illness , disability or age-related problems.  (Sweet Relief via AP)

This image published by Sweet Relief shows a T-shirt, one of many music-themed merch for sale by the nonprofit Sweet Relief Musicians Fund for the benefit of career musicians struggling to make ends meet while facing illness , disability or age-related problems. (Sweet Relief via AP)

The non-profit Sweet Relief Musicians Fund provides assistance to all types of career musicians who are struggling to make ends meet while facing illness, disability or age-related issues.

One way to help Sweet Relief help others is to help yourself or your loved ones to some cool music theme, ranging from totes, T-shirts, tank tops, caps, mugs, bags, sweatshirts and more. Check out their “Music Heals” and “Music Is Love” lines. The proceeds from each purchase go to help those in need.

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“Music is History” – $ 30

“Music Is History” by Questlove is both very personal and thoroughly grounded in the historical, one of the year’s most fascinating music-based books.

The Roots’ five-time Grammy-winning producer and drummer chooses one song per chapter from 1971-2001 and lets his encyclopedic mind fly, explains the melody in its context, reaches back to its influences, connects it with its influencers and explores pop. culture and American history.

“Billie Eilish” – $ 35

How did Billie Eilish become Billie Eilish? You can learn in her songs or the Apple + documentary “Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry.” But there are also hundreds of pictures of her upbringing in Grand Central Publishing’s “Billie Eilish”. There is one of her as an infant in a sling that her father carries while playing the piano, and another of her and her brother, Finneas, looks mischievous as small children.

“I just want you to see me and see my life, with your own eyes,” she writes in the introduction. “I want to give you a big pile of pictures that speak for themselves.” They are at the same time deeply intimate snaps of a future Grammy-winning artist and yet often just ordinary images of a child growing up in what seems like a loving home.

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“A Life in Focus: The Photography of Graham Nash” – $ 60

This image published by Insight Editions shows "A life in focus: the photography of Graham Nash," by singer-songwriter Graham Nash.  (Insight Editions via AP)

This image released by Insight Editions shows “A Life in Focus: The Photography of Graham Nash,” by singer-songwriter Graham Nash. (Insight Editions via AP)

Singer-songwriter Graham Nash has taken pictures longer than he has made music. His collection of images over the years – “A Life in Focus: The Photography of Graham Nash,” published November 30 – captures unattended many other celebrities such as Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Mama Cass Elliott, Twiggy and, of course, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young.

“I’ve been a very lucky man in some very strange places,” Nash writes in the introduction. Many of the images have a surreal taste, some have a political vibe, and some are just random subjects he encountered on a street.

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“The Metallica Blacklist” box set – $ 150

Metallica’s 1991 self-titled LP, commonly known as “Black Album”, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, and one way to get involved is by listening to a lot of people who are not in Metallica. “The Metallica Blacklist” is a four-hour 53-track giant of covers by artists including Phoebe Bridgers, Miley Cyrus, St. Vincent, Weezer and Elton John. They tackle legendary tracks from the album, including “Enter Sandman”, “The Unforgiven”, “Nothing Else Matters”, “Wherever I May Roam” and “Sad But True”.

The seven-LP vinyl box set costs $ 150, a 4-CD version costs $ 30, and the digital download costs $ 50. All profits go to charities at the choice of each performing artist along with Metallica’s own foundation, All Within My Hands.

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“Tha Carter Singles Collection” – $ 200

Lil Wayne has dropped the vinyl box set “Tha Carter Singles Collection”, which features 19 of the rapper’s hit 45 rpm records, including “A Milli”, “Hustler Music”, “How to Love” and the hitherto unreleased “Carter III”. “era song” Ya Dig. “Two liner lithographs and a booklet filled with never-before-seen photos are included in the box, which is decorated with Lil Wayne’s tattoos.

“Tha Carter” topped No. 5 in 2004 on the Billboard 200, “Tha Carter II” reached No. 2 a year later, and both “” Tha Carter III “,” Tha Carter IV “and” Tha Carter V “all reached together to top positions in 2008, 2011 and 2018, respectively.

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“Billy Joel – The Vinyl Collection, Vol. 1” – $ 250

This combination of images shows "Billy Joel - The Vinyl Collection, Vol.  1" a set of Billy Joel's first six albums.  (Columbia Records via AP)

This combination of photos shows “Billy Joel – The Vinyl Collection, Vol. 1” a set of Billy Joel’s first six albums. (Columbia Records via AP)

Billy Joel is celebrating 50 years of making music this year and he reminds us all how it started. “Billy Joel – The Vinyl Collection, Vol. 1” contains nine LPs: His first six solo studio albums (“Cold Spring Harbor”, “Piano Man”, “Streetlife Serenade”, “Turnstiles”, “The Stranger”, “52nd Street”) with his first live album (“Songs in the Attic”) and “Live at The Great American Music Hall – 1975”, a previously unreleased concert recording that was available for the first time in the box as a double vinyl album.

The box also includes a 50-page booklet that highlights Joel’s early career through archive photos, his insights into his songs, and tributes from other musicians, artists, and celebrities.

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