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- University Press of Mississippi 2007; US$ 75.00
The commercial explosion of ragtime in the early twentieth century created previously unimagined opportunities for black performers. However, every prospect was mitigated by systemic racism. The biggest hits of the ragtime era weren't Scott Joplin's stately piano rags. "Coon songs," with their ugly name, defined ragtime for the masses.... more...
- Rutgers University Press 2010; US$ 23.95
In the 1960s, within the larger context of the civil rights movement and the burgeoning counterculture, the blues changed from black to white in its production and reception, as audiences became increasingly white. Yet, while this was happening, blackness-especially black masculinity-remained a marker of authenticity. Blues Music in the Sixties... more...
- University of California Press 2002; US$ 15.95
From its beginning, jazz has presented a contradictory social world: jazz musicians have worked diligently to erase old boundaries, but they have just as resolutely constructed new ones. David Ake's vibrant and original book considers the diverse musics and related identities that jazz communities have shaped over the course of the twentieth century,... more...
- University of California Press 2012; US$ 36.95
What is jazz? What is gained?and what is lost?when various communities close ranks around a particular definition of this quintessentially American music? Jazz/Not Jazz explores some of the musicians, concepts, places, and practices which, while deeply connected to established jazz institutions and aesthetics, have rarely appeared in traditional... more...
- Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 19.99
The birth of rock 'n roll ignited a firestorm of controversy--one critic called it "musical riots put to a switchblade beat"--but if it generated much sound and fury, what, if anything, did it signify?. As Glenn Altschuler reveals in All Shook Up, the rise of rock 'n roll--and the outraged reception to it--in fact can tell us a lot... more...
- Presses de l''niversite du Quebec 1984; US$ 7.50
Musiciens cadiens et créoles est le résultat de dix ans de collaboration entre lauteur et le photographe. Le livre offre une centaine de photographies en couleur de musiciens en public et chez eux. Lintroduction de Barry Jean Ancelet résume brillamment lévolution de la musique et la culture cadiennes, et sa discographie... more...
- Springer 2008; US$ 69.99
Develops geometric theories of gestures and distributed identities, also known as swarm intelligence. This book exemplifies this approach in the framework of free jazz, which is a prototypical creative and collaborative art form. more...
- Andrews UK 2012; US$ 11.99
Are you an expert on music from the 1960s through to the present day, whilst stopping off at Motown and knowing all about Christmas songs? Then this excellent quiz book is perfect for you! It will test you, your friends and families with your total knowledge of pop music.Split into sections covering the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 2000s, Motown, and Christmas,... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2007; US$ 26.00
Chasing the Rising Sun is the story of an American musical journey told by a prize-winning writer who traced one song in its many incarnations as it was carried across the world by some of the most famous singers of the twentieth century. Most people know the song "House of the Rising Sun" as 1960s rock by the British Invasion group the Animals,... more...