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  • American Popular Music and Its Businessby the late Russell Sanjek

    Oxford University Press 1988; US$ 199.99 US$ 171.99

    Volume three of this work focuses on developments in the music business in the twentieth century, from its earliest days to the present era. more...

  • Chicago Jazzby William Howland Kenney

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 19.95 US$ 17.16

    Charts the development of jazz in Chicago before, during and after World War I. In addition to detailing the technical aspects of the jazz form that evolved during this time, the author describes the social and political ramifications of early urban jazz. more...

  • Crossing Confessional Boundariesby Mary E. Frandsen

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 37.99 US$ 32.67

    This book is an examination of the uneasy alliance of two confessions, Lutheran and Catholic, at the prominent seventeenth-century court of Dresden, and the implications of this alliance for the repertoire of sacred art music cultivated there, an influential repertoire that has received only scant attention from scholars. more...

  • Interpreting the Musical Pastby Katharine Ellis

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 26.99 US$ 23.21

    Presenting a study of the French early music revival, this book gives us a sense of how music's cultural meanings were contested in the nineteenth century. It surveys the main patterns of revivalist activity while also providing studies of repertories stretching from Adam de la Halle to Rameau. more...

  • Jazzby James Lincoln Collier

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 19.95 US$ 17.16

    More than a chronological history of a unique musical form, this study examines how jazz influenced American society. The author argues that jazz both reflects and celebrates a uniquely American world view. more...

  • Electric Folkby Britta Sweers

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 43.99 US$ 37.83

    In the 1960s and 1970s, a number of British musicians rediscovered traditional folk ballads, fusing the old melodies with rock, jazz, and blues styles to create a new genre dubbed "electric folk" or "British folk rock." This revival featured groups such as Steeleye Span, Fairport Convention, and Pentangle and individual performers like Shirley & Dolly... more...

  • Two Men and Musicby Janaki Bakhle

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 30.00 US$ 25.80

    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...

  • Stir It Upby Gene Santoro

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 44.99 US$ 38.69

    It's a clich? that the world is shrinking. As Gene Santoro sees it in his second collection of essays, music is one arena where that clich? takes on a real, but paradoxical, life: while music crisscrosses the globe with ever greater speed, musicians seize what's useful, and expand their idioms more rapidly.More and more since the 1960s, musicians,... more...

  • The Voices that Are Goneby Jon W. Finson

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 48.00 US$ 41.28

    Presenting a guided tour of topically arranged popular songs, the author of this text views the mores and values of 19th-century Americans as seen therein. He points out important landmarks and lesser sights providing colour and context. more...

  • The Jazz Traditionby Martin Williams

    Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 39.99 US$ 34.39

    When it was first published in 1970, this lively and fascinating book was greeted with almost universal acclaim. The American Record Guide called it "the best one-volume of jazz we have," and the Jazz Journal praised it as "a brilliant study of the whole of jazz." Perhaps the greatest tribute was paid by Louis Armstrong himself who raved: "it... more...