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- Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 7.99
This VSI provides a brief history of the blues genre's main movements and most influential artists and gives a sense of the breadth of the blues field. Beginning with the music's roots in African and African-American styles, European folk music, and popular forms such as minstrelsy and ragtime, it traces how blues evolved over the course of the twentieth... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 60.00
Postwar Literature: 1945?1970 covers American literature during the postwar period. Containing approximately 40 study guides, this new resource provides the necessary background information, suggests helpful areas of research, and lists the best secondary sources for students writing about this era of American literature. Topics covered include: The... more...
- Editions Rodopi 2005; US$ 86.80
Vocal translation is an old art, but the interpretive feeling, skill and craft have expanded into a relatively new area in translation studies. Vocal translation is the translation of the poetic discourse in the hybrid art of the musicopoetic (or poeticomusical) forms, shapes and skills. This symbiotic construct harmonizes together the conflicting... more...
- Profile Books 2010; US$ 17.31
Armed only with a Greyhound ticket and enough money for his next beer, Garth Cartwright set out to see whether the American roots music he loved - blues and country, folk and soul - was still alive in the twenty-first century. His journey took him from the LA bus station to the Mexican cantinas of San Antonio, the Indian reservations of New Mexico... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 35.00
Before Bob Marley brought reggae to the world, before Jimmy Cliff and Peter Tosh, before thousands of musicians played a Jamaican rhythm, there were the men and women who created ska music, a blend of jazz, American rhythm and blues, and the indigenous music of the Caribbean. This book tells the story of ska music and its development from Jamaica to... more...
- Presses de l''niversite du Quebec 1984; US$ 7.50
Musiciens cadiens et créoles est le résultat de dix ans de collaboration entre lauteur et le photographe. Le livre offre une centaine de photographies en couleur de musiciens en public et chez eux. Lintroduction de Barry Jean Ancelet résume brillamment lévolution de la musique et la culture cadiennes, et sa discographie... more...
- Chicken Soup for the Soul 2011; US$ 14.95
Readers will get an inside look at the personal stories behind their favorite country songs as songwriters get up close and personal with exclusive stories about how and why they wrote them. Songs tell a story, and now many of country music?s most famous singers and songwriters are sharing more of the story! These artists reveal the inspiration, influence,... more...
- Zondervan 2009; US$ 5.99
This book is designed to provide practical orientation to the thousands of church members who volunteer to serve both vocally and instrumentally in the music program of their church through choral groups, instrumental groups, and special music selections. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 39.95
Music in Television is a collection of essays examining television?s production of meaning through music in terms of historical contexts, institutional frameworks, broadcast practices, technologies, and aesthetics. It presents the reader with overviews of major genres and issues, as well as specific case studies of important television programs... more...
- University of California Press 2011; US$ 34.95
This book examines the role music has played in the formation of the political and national identity of the Bahamas. Timothy Rommen analyzes Bahamian musical life as it has been influenced and shaped by the islands? location between the United States and the rest of the Caribbean; tourism; and Bahamian colonial and postcolonial history. Focusing on... more...