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  • French Cultural Politics and Musicby Jane F. Fulcher

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 124.99

    This work argues that French musical meanings and values in the years from 1898 to 1914 are best explained not in terms of artistic movements, but rather of the political culture, which was undergoing subtle but profound transformation as nationalist leagues enlarged the arena of political action. more...

  • From Birdland to Broadwayby Bill Crow

    Oxford University Press 1994; US$ 19.95

    An anecdotal autobiography of Bill Crow's career in jazz, from his arrival in New York City in the 1950s to his professional life as a jazz bassist, playing with the likes of Benny Goodman, Gerry Mulligan, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie and Marian McPartland. more...

  • Interpreting the Musical Pastby Katharine Ellis

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 26.99

    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

    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...

  • Kansas City Jazzby Frank Driggs; Chuck Haddix

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 13.99

    There were but four major galaxies in the early jazz universe, and three of them - New Orleans, Chicago, and New York - have been well-documented in print. In this colorful history, Frank Driggs and Chuck Haddix range from ragtime to bebop and from Bennie Moten to Charlie Parker to capture the golden age of Kansas City jazz, the fourth. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...