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  • Preservation Hallby Shannon Brinkman; Eve Abrams

    LSU Press 2011; US$ 22.95

    Preservation Hall, located in the French Quarter just three blocks from the Mississippi River, remains an icon of New Orleans and an essential stop for all fans of traditional jazz. Since the early 1960s ?The Hall? has served as a sanctuary for the Crescent City?s rich and illustrious jazz heritage, a haven for players, and an incubator for successive... more...

  • Rock Starby Adrian Chamberlain

    Orca Book Publishers 2010; US$ 7.99

    When Duncan joins a rock band, he must decide if he is willing to live the life and lose his friend. more...

  • The History of Jazzby Ted Gioia

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 12.99 US$ 11.69

    On its initial release, The History of Jazz was heralded as a classic: it was honored as one of the twenty best books of the year in The Washington Post and was chosen as a notable book of the year in The New York Times . Now Gioia brings the story up-to-date, drawing on his latest research and covering the full spectrum of the music's past, present,... more...

  • Albanian Traditional Musicby Spiro J. Shetuni

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 55.00

    For most musicians and musicologists in the West, traditional Albanian music remains an obscure subject, even though Albania has produced a monumental cultural and corresponding musical heritage. This book examines the distinct musical culture of southeastern Europe, both monophonic and polyphonic, by delineating its four main musical dialects: Gheg,... more...

  • Genre in Popular Musicby Fabian Holt

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 30.00

    The popularity of the motion picture soundtrack O Brother, Where Art Thou? brought an extraordinary amount of attention to bluegrass, but it also drew its share of criticism from some aficionados who felt the album?s inclusion of more modern tracks misrepresented the genre. This soundtrack, these purists argued, wasn?t bluegrass, but ?roots music,?... more...

  • The Sound of the Cityby Charlie Gillett

    Souvenir Press 2011; US$ 8.90

    When first published 'The Sound of the City' was hailed as "has never been bettered as the definitive history of rock" (The Guardian'). Now the classic history of rock and roll, has been revised and updated with over 75 historic archive photos. The text has been substantially revised to include newly discovered information and it is now "the one essential... more...

  • Music of the 1990sby Thomas Harrison

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 61.00

    During the 1990s, musical genres became more commercialized than ever?and that was just one of the many changes that characterized the decade. Music of the 1990s offers a detailed and wide-ranging view of the important music of the '90s, identifying the artists and the important compositions?popular, classical, and jazz?that helped shape the period.... more...

  • Listening as Spiritual Practice in Early Modern Italyby Andrew Dell'Antonio

    University of California Press 2011; US$ 85.00 US$ 72.25

    The early seventeenth century, when the first operas were written and technical advances with far-reaching consequences?such as tonal music?began to develop, is also notable for another shift: the displacement of aristocratic music-makers by a new professional class of performers. In this book, Andrew Dell?Antonio looks at a related phenomenon: the... more...

  • The Britney Spears Quiz Bookby Chris Cowlin

    Andrews UK 2011; US$ 3.99

    Are you an expert on Britney Spears? Have you followed every dramatic twist and turn in the amazing Britney Spears story from child wannabe to controversial princess of pop? Are you familiar with Britney’s early work before finding international acclaim and stardom? And would you like to find out more about the blond schoolgirl who went on to... more...

  • The Pop Music Quiz Bookby Kevin Snelgrove

    Andrews UK 2011; US$ 3.99

    Do you often listen to pop music? Can you recall artists from yesteryear and reel off their hits? Do you have a broad knowledge of the history of pop? If you think you are an expert on pop music, then this quiz book is just what you need to test your memory of pop culture through the years. Which female singer fronted the Bluebelles during the 1960s?... more...