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- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2008; US$ 114.95
This book explores how, and why, the blues became a central component of English popular music in the 1960s. It is commonly known that many 'British invasion' rock bands were heavily influenced by Chicago and Delta blues styles. But how, exactly, did Britain get the blues? Roberta Schwartz analyses the transmission of blues records to England,... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 39.95
Northern Ireland remains a divided community in which traditional culture, in all its manifestations, is widely understood as a marker of religious affiliation and ethnic identity. Since the outbreak of the most recent 'troubles' around 1968, the borders between the communities have often been marked by music. With the increasing espousal of... more...
- Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 31.95
The jali --a member of a hereditary group of Mandinka professional performers--is a charismatic but contradictory figure. He is at once the repository of his people's history, the voice of contemporary political authority, the inspiration for African American dreams of an African homeland, and the chief entertainment for the burgeoning transnational... more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2008; US$ 20.00
Contrary to popular belief, the roots of American country music do not lie solely on southern farms or in mountain hollows. Rather, much of this music recorded before World War II emerged from the bustling cities and towns of the Piedmont South. No group contributed more to the commercialization of early country music than southern factory workers.... more...
- ECW Press 2009; US$ 16.95
The vibrant urban folk scene of the 1960s is dazzlingly portrayed in this collection of more than 150 previously unpublished photographs by Raeburn Flerlage. From concert performances and studio sessions to interviews and intimate club shows, Flerlage's images effortlessly capture the essence of both the artists and their music. Arresting photographs... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 32.00
Tackling the myriad issues raised by Sander Gilman’s provocative opening salvo—”Are Jews Musical?”—this volume’s distinguished contributors present a series of essays that trace the intersections of Jewish history and music from the late nineteenth century to the present. Covering the sacred and... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2008; US$ 23.99
Since their enslavement in West Africa and transport to plantations of the New World, black people have made music that has been deeply entwined with their religious, community, and individual identities. Music was one of the most important constant elements of African American culture in the centuries-long journey from slavery to freedom. It also... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 30.00
Increasingly popular in the United States and Europe, Andean panpipe and flute music draws its vitality from the traditions of rural highland villages and of rural migrants who have settled in Andean cities. In Moving Away from Silence, Thomas Turino describes panpipe and flute traditions in the context of this rural-urban migration and the turbulent... more...
- ABC-CLIO 1994; US$ 126.95
The purpose of this book is to present a survey of Jewish music to illuminate its special role as a mirror of history, tradition, and cultural heritage. The 27 topical chapters have been placed within a modified chronological perspective to present a historic picture of virtually every important development in Jewish music. The book represents a culmination... more...