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  • Hardcore, Punk, and Other Junkby Eric James Abbey; Colin Helb; Evan Ware; Sean Ahern; Mika Elovaara; Marcus Erbe; Nelson Varas-Diaz; Eliut Rivera-Segarra; Ross Hagan; Brian Cogan; Kevin Fellezs

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 39.99

    This collection is a lively and witty but also deeply researched attempt ?to find,? in the words of co-editor Eric Abbey, ?the similarities in diverse forms of [aggressive] music from noise to metal, punk to hardcore, and many things in-between.? Abbey and his co-editor Colin Helb have gathered ten high-caliber essays that decipher for the uninitiated... more...

  • To Do This, You Must Know Howby Lynn Abbot; Doug Seroff

    University Press of Mississippi 2013; US$ 187.50

    To Do This, You Must Know How traces black vocal music instruction and inspiration from the halls of Fisk University to the mining camps of Birmingham and Bessemer, Alabama, and on to Chicago and New Orleans. In the 1870s, the Original Fisk University Jubilee Singers successfully combined Negro spirituals with formal choral music disciplines, and... more...

  • Ragged but Rightby Lynn Abbott; Doug Seroff

    University Press of Mississippi 2007; US$ 75.00

    The commercial explosion of ragtime in the early twentieth century created previously unimagined opportunities for black performers. However, every prospect was mitigated by systemic racism. The biggest hits of the ragtime era weren't Scott Joplin's stately piano rags. "Coon songs," with their ugly name, defined ragtime for the masses.... more...

  • Blues Music in the Sixtiesby Ulrich Adelt

    Rutgers University Press 2010; US$ 23.95

    In the 1960s, within the larger context of the civil rights movement and the burgeoning counterculture, the blues changed from black to white in its production and reception, as audiences became increasingly white. Yet, while this was happening, blackness-especially black masculinity-remained a marker of authenticity. Blues Music in the Sixties... more...

  • New Waveby King Adkins

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    New Wave: Image is Everythin g traces the evolution of the often neglected pop music genre, new wave. Using artists from Elvis Costello to Cyndi Lauper as illustrations, the book argues that new wave was among the first flowerings of postmodern theory in popular culture. more...

  • Jazz Culturesby David Ake

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 15.95

    From its beginning, jazz has presented a contradictory social world: jazz musicians have worked diligently to erase old boundaries, but they have just as resolutely constructed new ones. David Ake's vibrant and original book considers the diverse musics and related identities that jazz communities have shaped over the course of the twentieth century,... more...

  • Jazz/Not Jazzby David Ake; Charles Hiroshi Garrett; Daniel Ira Goldmark

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 36.95

    What is jazz? What is gained?and what is lost?when various communities close ranks around a particular definition of this quintessentially American music? Jazz/Not Jazz explores some of the musicians, concepts, places, and practices which, while deeply connected to established jazz institutions and aesthetics, have rarely appeared in traditional... more...

  • British Music and Literary Contextby Michael Allis

    Boydell & Brewer 2012; US$ 99.00

    This book refutes the notion that British composers in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century lacked literary credentials. more...

  • All Shook Upby Glenn C. Altschuler

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 19.99

    The birth of rock 'n roll ignited a firestorm of controversy--one critic called it "musical riots put to a switchblade beat"--but if it generated much sound and fury, what, if anything, did it signify?. As Glenn Altschuler reveals in All Shook Up, the rise of rock 'n roll--and the outraged reception to it--in fact can tell us a lot... more...

  • Musiciens cadiens et créoles / The Makers of Cajuns Musicby Barry Jean Ancelet

    Presses de l''niversite du Quebec 1984; US$ 7.50

    Musiciens cadiens et créoles est le résultat de dix ans de collaboration entre l’auteur et le photographe. Le livre offre une centaine de photographies en couleur de musiciens en public et chez eux. L’introduction de Barry Jean Ancelet résume brillamment l’évolution de la musique et la culture cadiennes, et sa discographie... more...