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  • Music of the Common Tongueby Christopher Small

    Wesleyan University Press 2011; US$ 25.99

    ?A magnificent book about Afro-American music and its impact on western culture. ??Race and Class more...

  • 31 Songsby Nick Hornby

    Penguin Books Ltd 2007; US$ 11.27

    'I decided that I wanted to write a little book of essays about songs I loved ... Songs are what I listen to, almost to the exclusion of everything else.' In his first non-fiction work since Fever Pitch, Nick Hornby writes about 31 songs that either have some great significance in his life - or are just songs that he loves. He discusses, among other... more...

  • Analytical and Cross-Cultural Studies in World Musicby Michael Tenzer; John Roeder

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 37.99 US$ 32.67

    This collection presents intriguing explanations of extraordinary musical creations from across the world, concentrating on how the music works as sound in process. It suggests analytical approaches that apply across cultures, proposes a new way of classifying music, and treats provocative questions about the juxtaposition of music from different cultures. more...

  • 1000 Songs that Rock Your Worldby Dave Thompson

    F+W Media 2011; US$ 19.99 US$ 16.39

    1000 Songs That Rock Your World is the ultimate visual guide to the best rock music ever produced. From Abba to ZZ Top, it's not simply the ideal playlist, it's a one-stop catalog of a half-century of Rock 'n' Roll. Showcasing songs by nearly 500 artists in all rock genres, 1000 Songs That Rock Your World goes behind the scenes to uncover the fascinating... more...

  • Hip Hop Africaby Eric Charry

    Indiana University Press 2012; US$ 29.99

    Hip Hop Africa explores a new generation of Africans who are not only consumers of global musical currents, but also active and creative participants. Eric Charry and an international group of contributors look carefully at youth culture and the explosion of hip hop in Africa, the embrace of other contemporary genres, including reggae, ragga, and... more...

  • The Ballad Collectors of North Americaby Scott B. Spencer

    Scarecrow Press 2011; US$ 74.99

    Both biographical and topical, The Ballad Collectors of North America chronicles those individuals most influential in the gathering of North American folksongs and investigates the two leading schools of thought regarding the collection process, the leading proponents of those schools, and the projects shaped by them. Contributors also reflect... more...

  • The Mix 'N' Match Pop Quiz Bookby Kevin Snelgrove

    Andrews UK 2011; US$ 5.49

    Brief Description: Are you knowledgeable about pop music? Can you reel off the names of groups from years gone by and their lead singers? Can you recall chart topping hits from the past and who sung them? If so, this exciting quiz book will quickly uncover how much you really know about the history of pop music. Which year did Elvis Presley have a... more...

  • Sitting Inby Hayden Carruth

    University of Iowa Press 1993; US$ 29.95

    This collection of essays and poems about the influence of jazz on writing and culture in this country, an expanded edition of the 1986 publication, is a rewarding volume for all those entranced by jazz. Carruth brings his considerable poetic and literary sensibilities to bear on a topic very near to his heart: "Those who are devoted primarily to... more...

  • Société des Concerts du Conservatoire, 1828-1967by D. Kern Holoman

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 95.00 US$ 76.00

    This is the story of one of the world's great philharmonic societies, told by a distinguished conductor and writer whose command of the subject is nothing short of virtuosic. Established in 1828 with roots stretching back to the 1790s, the Société des Concerts du Conservatoire reflected and in many ways encapsulated the development of French culture,... more...

  • What Makes Music Europeanby Marcello Sorce Keller

    Scarecrow Press 2011; US$ 89.99

    In What Makes Music European , Marcello Sorce Keller addresses the little-discussed matters that are essential to an understanding of how music intersects with the life of so many people. Readers are offered an approach for thinking about music that depends as much on its history as on the concepts and attitudes of the social sciences. What... more...