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  • Alan McGee and The Story of Creation Recordsby Paolo Hewitt

    Dean Street Press 2015; US$ 7.28

    Alan McGee?s legendary Creation record label brought us Oasis, Primal Scream, Jesus and Mary Chain, My Bloody Valentine, House of Love, Teenage Fanclub and many of the other most exciting and innovative bands of the eighties and nineties. But it also eventually brought McGee to a breakdown so complete that it took him two years to recover. Alan... more...

  • Postopera: Reinventing the Voice-Bodyby Dr Jelena Novak; Professor Roberta Montemorra Marvin

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    Both in opera studies and in most operatic works, the singing body is often taken for granted. In Postopera: Reinventing the Voice-Body, Jelena Novak reintroduces an awareness of the physicality of the singing body to opera studies. Arguing that the voice-body relationship itself is a producer of meaning, she furthermore posits this relationship as... more...

  • Avantgardistische Chormusik als komponierte Negative Theologieby Tobias Hermanutz

    Tectum Verlag 2015; US$ 18.76

    Innerhalb der musikalischen Avantgarde der 1960er Jahre schufen Komponisten wie György Ligeti, Dieter Schnebel, Helmut Lachenmann oder Heinz Holliger eine völlig neue Art von geistlicher Chormusik. Die bis dahin geltenden Konventionen wurden gezielt zerschlagen, was musikalisch nicht selten zu provokativen und verstörenden Ergebnissen führte. Analytisch... more...

  • The Sounds of Latinidadby Samuel K. Byrd

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 22.95

    The Sounds of Latinidad  explores the Latino music scene as a lens through which to understand changing ideas about  latinidad  in the New South. Focusing on Latino immigrant musicians and their fans in Charlotte, North Carolina, the volume shows how limited economic mobility, social marginalization, and restrictive immigration policies have stymied... more...

  • Kris Kristoffersonby Mary G. Hurd

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 44.99

    With a career in music and film that has spanned over forty years, Kristofferson began as a singer-songwriter. In this book , Mary G. Hurd surveys the life and works of this highly respected American songwriter, exploring the uncommon depth and lyricism of his work. more...

  • The World and U2by Alan McPherson

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 41.99

    In The World and U2: One Band?s Remaking of Global Activism , Alan McPherson trains a historian?s eye on the evolution and influence of the band?s activism from its formation in 1976 to its most recent album and concert tour. more...

  • Felaby John Collins; Banning Eyre

    Wesleyan University Press 2015; US$ 19.99

    An intimate portrait of the Afrobeat legend more...

  • Deadheadsby Linda Kelly

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 16.99

    "One of the best books on the Grateful Dead." — Rolling Stone Just what was it about the Grateful Dead that made them rock and roll?s most beloved band? In Deadheads , those with the real story, who were there and are still listening to the music, explain it all. Grateful Dead lyricist John Perry Barlow talks about his lifelong friendship with... more...

  • Travels with Frances Densmoreby Joan M. Jensen; Michelle Wick Patterson

    UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 75.00

    Over the first half of the twentieth century, scientist and scholar Frances Densmore (1867?1957) visited thirty-five Native American tribes, recorded more than twenty-five hundred songs, amassed hundreds of artifacts and Native-crafted objects, and transcribed information about Native cultures. Her visits to indigenous groups included meetings with... more...

  • Bamako Soundsby Ryan Thomas Skinner

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available

    Bamako Sounds tells the story of an African city, its people, their values, and their music. Centered on the music and musicians of Bamako, Mali?s booming capital city, this book reveals a community of artists whose lives and works evince a complex world shaped by urban culture, postcolonialism, musical expression, religious identity, and intellectual... more...