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  • The Bluesby Elijah Wald

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 9.99

    Praised as "suave, soulful, ebullient" (Tom Waits) and "a meticulous researcher, a graceful writer, and a committed contrarian" (New York Times Book Review), Elijah Wald is one of the leading popular music critics of his generation. In The Blues, Wald surveys a genre at the heart of American culture. It is not an easy thing to pin... 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...

  • Dylan Goes Electric!by Elijah Wald

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 15.99

    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...

  • Escaping the Deltaby Elijah Wald

    HarperCollins 2012; US$ 11.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • How the Beatles Destroyed Rock n Rollby Elijah Wald

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 10.99

    "There are no definitive histories," writes Elijah Wald, in this provocative reassessment of American popular music, "because the past keeps looking different as the present changes." Earlier musical styles sound different to us today because we hear them through the musical filter of other styles that came after them, all the way... 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...

  • 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...

  • Narcocorrido EPBby Elijah Wald

    HarperCollins Español 2012; US$ 13.99

    No existe tradiciÓn mÁs mexicana que la de los corridos, las herÓicas baladas que celebran a los de abajo -- a los fugitivos y pistoleros. Al igual que las baladas de Robin Hood o de Jesse James, los corridos han sido para los pobres una manera de enaltecer a sus hÉroes. more...