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- Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 49.99
Gamble, Huff, and Bell were the pre-eminent soul music producers of the 1970s. This book tells the story of their meteoric rise, their years of unstoppable success, and their demise from payola, competition, a tough economy, and the inevitability of changing popular tastes. more...
- Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 39.99
Electric Folk - Revival and Transformation of English Traditional Music chronicles the history of the genre and explores its cultural implications. It characterizes electric folk as both a result of the American folk revival of the early 1960s and a reaction against the dominance of American pop music abroad. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 36.95
Rock and roll's death has been forecast nearly since its birth; the country song "The Death of Rock and Roll" appeared in September 1956, showing that the music had already outraged a more conservative listening audience. Is Rock Dead? sets out to explore the varied and sometimes conflicting ways in which the death of rock has been discussed both... more...
- Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 33.99
Provides an examination of northwest Louisiana's unique musical milieu, home to the Louisiana Hayride, a radio barn dance between 1948 and 1960. The region's history, geography, race relations, media, and other forces set the stage for the Hayride's critical role in both country music and rock-and-roll. more...
- Routledge 2006; US$ 29.95
A collection of essays that situate queering within the discourse of sex and sexuality in relation to popular music, this investigation addresses the changing debates within gay, lesbian and queer discourse in relation to the dissemination of musical texts. It provides a discourse in the field of musicological research. more...
- CRC Press 2006; US$ 29.95
America's Songs tells the ''stories behind'' the most beloved popular songs of the last century. We all have songs that have a special meaning in our lives; hearing them evokes a special time or place. Little wonder that these special songs have become enduring classics. Nothing brings the roarin '20s to life like ''Tea for Two'' or ''I'm just Wild... more...
- Insomniac Press 2005; US$ 16.95
Reggae's influence can be heard in the popular music of nations in a variety of continents. In Dubwise, Klive Walker takes a fresh look at Bob Marley's global impact, specifically his legacy in the Caribbean diaspora. While considering Marley's status as an international reggae icon, Walker also discusses the vital contributions to reggae culture authored... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 18.00
When Mos Def, platinum-selling New York-based rapper, decided to make a foray into rock 'n' roll, he called the band Jack Johnson. The name choice was a telling one: Johnson was the first black world heavyweight boxing champion, a man who has been described as 'fighting not only for his own dignity but also to knock white America off its... more...
- Greenwood Publishing Group 2007; US$ 60.00
At the end of WWII, themes in music shifted from soldiers' experiences at war to coming home, marrying their sweethearts, and returning to civilian life. The music itself also shifted, with crooners such as Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra replacing the Big Bands of years past. Country music, jazz, and gospel continued to evolve, and rhythm and blues... more...
- University of Nebraska Press 2006; US$ 24.95
Americana music isn't just a musical form. It's a state of mind. This book charts the coordinates of this state of mind with a series of interviews and portraits from the heart of alternative country, often known to its adherents simply as OKOM: Our Kind of Music. more...