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- St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 18.99
Forged in the fires of the Bronx and Kingston, Jamaica, hip-hop became the Esperanto of youth rebellion and a generation-defining movement. In a post-civil rights era defined by deindustrialization and globalization, hip-hop crystallized a multiracial, polycultural generation's worldview, and transformed American politics and culture. But that epic... more...
- Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 22.99
While seen as a prodigy and genius, Mendelssohn is most famous as the composer of "The Wedding March" and other "lightweight" music. Noted musicologist R. Larry Todd rights that record, re-examines his major compositions and looks at the related compositions of Mendelssohn's sister, Fanny Hensel. more...
- McClelland & Stewart 2009; US$ 7.99
Scott Young chronicles his son?s early years in and around Toronto and Winnipeg and his rise from journeyman, musician to superstar in the 1960s and 1970s. The frequent occasions when Scott and Neil?s paths have crossed ? from backstage meetings and family get-togethers to a sold-out appearance at Carnegie Hall ? give a fascinating portrait of an... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 49.95
This book offers a representative collection of insightful essays about devotional music from nineteenth-century scholars and practitioners. Addressing the social and theological import of church music, this text also explores the divine quality of the human voice, the spiritual efficacy of congregational singing, and a host of topics pertinent to... more...
- Equinox Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 24.95
In the late 1970s and early 1980s a new phenomenon emerged in UK popular music - female guitarists, bass-players, keyboard-players and drummers began playing in bands. Before this time, womens presence in rock bands, with a few notable exceptions, had always been as vocalists. This sudden influx of female musicians into the male domain of rock... 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...
- 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...