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  • Global Minstrelsby Elijah Wald

    Taylor & Francis 2006; US$ 26.95

    Global Minstrels: The World of World Music introduces today's leading performers from around the world. From urban nightclubbers dancing to salsa to suburbanites relaxing with Cuban and Brazilian melodies, to the host of pop and rock stars who have added international flavors to their music, ''world'' sounds have become part of the basic fabric of... more...

  • Riding with Strangersby Elijah Wald

    Chicago Review Press 2006; US$ 17.95

    This fascinating tale of the author's cross-country hitchhiking journey is a captivating look into the pleasures and challenges of the open road. As the miles roll by he meets businessmen, missionaries, conspiracy theorists, and truck drivers from all ages and ethnicities who are eager to open their car doors to a wandering stranger. This memoir uncovers... more...

  • How the Beatles Destroyed Rock 'n' Rollby Elijah Wald

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 10.99

    Written with verve and style, this book shakes up our staid notions of music history and helps us hear American popular music with new ears. Wald revisits original sources--recordings, period articles, memoirs, and interviews--to highlight how music was actually heard and experienced over the years. And in a refreshing departure from more typical histories,... more...

  • Escaping the Deltaby Elijah Wald

    HarperCollins 2012; US$ 11.24

    The life of blues legend Robert Johnson becomes the centerpiece for this innovative look at what many consider to be America's deepest and most influential music genre. Pivotal are the questions surrounding why Johnson was ignored by the core black audience of his time yet now celebrated as the greatest figure in blues history. Trying to separate... more...

  • Narcocorridoby Elijah Wald

    HarperCollins 2012; US$ 13.99

    In the first full-length exploration of the contemporary and controversial Mexican corrido, award-winning author Elijah Wald blends a travel narrative with his search for the roots of this genre -- a modern outlaw music that fuses the sensibilities of medieval ballads with the edgy grit of gangsta rap. From international superstars to rural singers... more...

  • The Blues: A Very Short Introductionby Elijah Wald

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 7.99

    This VSI provides a brief history of the blues genre's main movements and most influential artists and gives a sense of the breadth of the blues field. Beginning with the music's roots in African and African-American styles, European folk music, and popular forms such as minstrelsy and ragtime, it traces how blues evolved over the course of the twentieth... more...

  • Global Minstrelsby Elijah Wald

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 42.95

    As the fastest growing sector of the U.S. music market, world music has embedded itself in the fabric of American life. Artists such as Peter Gabriel, Paul Simon and the Talking Heads have all utilized characteristics of the "world" sound in their music, while international performers are enjoying unexpected fame in the U.S. At the same time, in an... more...

  • Josh Whiteby Elijah Wald

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 34.95

    First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Dylan Goes Electric!by Elijah Wald

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 4.99

    One of the music world?s pre-eminent critics takes a fresh and much-needed look at the day Dylan ?went electric? at the Newport Folk Festival, timed to coincide with the event?s fiftieth anniversary. On the evening of July 25, 1965, Bob Dylan took the stage at Newport Folk Festival, backed by an electric band, and roared into his new rock hit, Like... more...

  • Bluesby Elijah Wald

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 3.99

    An historical survey of Blues music. This ebook is a static version of an article from Grove Music Online, a continuously updated online resource, offering comprehensive coverage of the world?s music written by leading scholars. For more information, visit www.oxfordmusiconline.com. more...