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  • Stir It Upby Gene Santoro

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 39.99

    In this second collection of his essays, author Santoro explores how, as music criss-crosses the globe with ever-greater speed, musicians seize what is useful to them and expand their idioms more rapidly. His subjects include: Jimi Hendrix; Paul Simon; Charles Mingus; and Thelonius Monk. more...

  • Swing to Bopby Ira Gitler

    Oxford University Press 1987; US$ 29.99

    More than fifty major figures in jazz preserve for posterity their recollections of how jazz moved from the big band era in the late 1930s and 1940s into the modern jazz period. more...

  • The Composer As Intellectualby Jane F. Fulcher

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 24.99

    As a follow-up to her book exploring musical and political cultures in France from the Dreyfus Affair to the First World War, the author here applies the same approach to the years from 1914-1940, arguing that French musical meanings are best explained not in terms of artistic movements, but rather in terms of the political culture. more...

  • The Jazz Sceneby W. Royal Stokes

    Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 18.99

    This is an informal history of New Orleans jazz from the turn of the 20th century to the present day, as told by the musicians themselves in interviews conducted by the author. more...

  • The Jazz Traditionby Martin Williams

    Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 39.99

    A blend of musical history and criticism, this study of jazz includes chapters on King Oliver, Jelly Roll Morton, John Coltrane and Ornette Coleman. In addition to an expanded essay on Count Basie, this edition includes pieces on Eric Dolphy, Bill Evans and the World Saxophone Quartet. 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...

  • Louisiana Hayrideby Tracey E. W. Laird

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 33.99

    Provides an examination of northwest Louisiana's unique musical milieu, home to the Louisiana Hayride, a radio barn dance between 1948 and 1960. The region's history, geography, race relations, media, and other forces set the stage for the Hayride's critical role in both country music and rock-and-roll. more...

  • Is Rock Dead?by Kevin J.H. Dettmar

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 38.95

    Rock and roll's death has been forecast nearly since its birth; the country song "The Death of Rock and Roll" appeared in September 1956, showing that the music had already outraged a more conservative listening audience. Is Rock Dead? sets out to explore the varied and sometimes conflicting ways in which the death of rock has been discussed both... more...

  • Highway 61 Revisitedby Gene Santoro

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 39.99

    What do Louis Armstrong, Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Tom Waits, Cassandra Wilson, and Ani DiFranco have in common? In Highway 61 Revisited, acclaimed music critic Gene Santoro says the answer is jazz-not just the musical style, but jazz's distinctive ambiance and attitudes. As legendary bebop rebel Charlie Parker once put it, "If you don't... more...