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  • A House on Fireby John A. Jackson

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 49.99

    Gamble, Huff, and Bell were the pre-eminent soul music producers of the 1970s. This book tells the story of their meteoric rise, their years of unstoppable success, and their demise from payola, competition, a tough economy, and the inevitability of changing popular tastes. more...

  • Electric Folkby Britta Sweers

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 39.99

    Electric Folk - Revival and Transformation of English Traditional Music chronicles the history of the genre and explores its cultural implications. It characterizes electric folk as both a result of the American folk revival of the early 1960s and a reaction against the dominance of American pop music abroad. more...

  • Two Men and Musicby Janaki Bakhle

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 30.00

    Presents an account of the development of national culture in India using classical music as a case study. This book demonstrates how the emergence of an "Indian" cultural tradition reflected colonial and exclusionary practices. It deals with how a nation's imaginings - from politics to culture - reflect rather than transform societal divisions. more...

  • Folk Musicby Ronald D. Cohen

    Routledge 2006; US$ 16.95

    Focusing on comparing and contrasting the historical nature of the three aspects of understanding folk music - traditional, local performers and professional collectors - this text explores the advent of professional performers in the twentieth century during the so-called 'folk revival'. more...

  • Musical Metropolisby Kenneth Marcus

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 36.00

    Decentralization and diversity characterized much of the performance of art music in Los Angeles. Decentralization defined the city's growth since the late-nineteenth century, and because the central city did not dominate music culture, as in the East and Midwest, a greater diversification of music emerged in the communities of Greater Los Angeles.... more...

  • Rip it Upby Kandia Crazy Horse

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 18.00

    When Mos Def, platinum-selling New York-based rapper, decided to make a foray into rock 'n' roll, he called the band Jack Johnson. The name choice was a telling one: Johnson was the first black world heavyweight boxing champion, a man who has been described as 'fighting not only for his own dignity but also to knock white America off its... more...

  • The Invention of 'Folk Music' and 'Art Music'by Matthew Gelbart

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 34.00

    A study tracing the origins and implications of the categories 'folk music' and 'art music'. more...

  • Handbook of Latin American Music, Second Editionby Dale Olsen; Daniel Sheehy

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 73.95

    The Garland Handbook of Latin American Music is comprised of essays from The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music: Volume 2, South America, Mexico, Central America, and the Carribean , (1998). Revised and updated, the essays offer detailed, regional studies of the different musical cultures of Latin America and examine the ways in which music helps... more...

  • Music of the Postwar Eraby Don Tyler

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2007; US$ 60.00

    At the end of WWII, themes in music shifted from soldiers' experiences at war to coming home, marrying their sweethearts, and returning to civilian life. The music itself also shifted, with crooners such as Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra replacing the Big Bands of years past. Country music, jazz, and gospel continued to evolve, and rhythm and blues... more...

  • True to the Rootsby Monte Dutton

    University of Nebraska Press 2006; US$ 24.95

    Americana music isn't just a musical form. It's a state of mind. This book charts the coordinates of this state of mind with a series of interviews and portraits from the heart of alternative country, often known to its adherents simply as OKOM: Our Kind of Music. more...