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- Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 19.95
Born of African rhythms, the spiritual "call and response," and other American musical traditions, jazz was by the 1920s the dominant influence on this country's popular music. Writers of the Harlem Renaissance (Langston Hughes, Claude McKay, Zora Neale Hurston) and the "Lost Generation" (Malcolm Cowley, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Gertrude Stein), along... more...
- Andrews UK 2012; US$ 4.49
Are you a fan of Whitney Houston? Have you followed every twist and turn in her long and successful career? Were you, like thousands of others, deeply saddened by Whitneys untimely death? Then what better way to pay tribute to the legendary queen of soul than with this quiz book?The 100 questions in the The Whitney Houston Quiz Book have been... more...
- Cherry Red Books 2007; US$ 14.99
A detailed and definitive history of British punk music. In 1976, music changed forever. Punk arrived—offering an electrifying alternative to the bloated, sterile rock music of the day. No More Heroes chronicles not only the icons of the punk movement, but also looks at the lesser-known bands and music of the era. Here are detailed accounts—often... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 1998; US$ 34.99
The Tejano superstar Selena and the tango revival both in the dance clubs and on Broadway are only the most obvious symptoms of how central Latin music is to American musical life. Latino rap has brought a musical revolution, while Latin and Brazilian jazz are ever more significant on the jazz scene. With the first edition of The Latin Tinge, John... more...
- University Press of Mississippi 2012; US$ 30.00
Exploring American Folk Music: Ethnic, Regional & Vernacular Traditions in the United States reflects the fascinating diversity of regional and grassroots music in the United States. The book covers the diverse strains of American folk music--Latin, Native American, African, French-Canadian, British, and Cajun--and offers a chronology of the development... more...
- LSU Press 2014; US$ 19.95
Red beans and rice, trad jazz, and second lines are the Big Easy's calling cards, but beyond where the carriage rides take you is a city brimming with genre-defying music, transnational cuisine, and pockets of wild, artistic locals that challenge preconceived notions of what it means to be New Orleans. With a respectful nod to the traditional and... more...
- Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 42.99
A defining moment in Catholic life in early modern Europe, Holy Week brought together the faithful to commemorate the passion, crucifixion, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. In this study of ritual and music, Robert L. Kendrick investigates the impact of the music used during the Paschal Triduum on European cultures during the mid-16th century, when... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 49.95
Two decades after the fall of communism in Eastern Europe and one decade into the twenty-first century, European music remains one of the most powerful forces for shaping nationalism. Using intensive fieldwork throughout Europe -- from participation in alpine foot pilgrimages to studies of the grandest music spectacle anywhere in the world, the Eurovision... more...
- The History Press 2014; US$ 24.78
Youghal town, in County Cork has a long history which predates most others in Ireland. The area was settled by vikings (Danes) and later, the town was fortified with walls built by the Normans in the 1100s. For centuries after, the town was a hub of trading activity and a vital port during the early stages of the English empire's expansion. This book... more...