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  • Nashville Songwriterby Jake Brown

    BenBella Books, Inc. 2014; US$ 16.95

    You?ve heard them on the radio, listened to them on repeat for days, and sang along at the top of your lungs—but have you ever wondered about the real stories behind all your favorite country songs? Nashville Songwriter gives readers the first completely authorized collection of the true stories that inspired hits by the biggest multi-platinum... more...

  • Making Diaspora in a Global City: South Asian Youth Cultures in Londonby Helen Kim

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    The exciting diasporic sounds of the London Asian urban music scene are a cross-section of the various genres of urban music that include bhangra "remix," R&B and hip hop styles, as well as dubstep and other "urban" sample-oriented electronic music. This book brings together a unique analysis of urban underground music cultures in exploring just how... more...

  • Some Wear Leather, Some Wear Laceby Andi Harriman; Marloes Bontje

    Intellect 2014; US$ 20.00

    It was a scene that had many names: some original members referred to themselves as punks, others new romantics, new wavers, the bats, or the morbids. 'Goth' did not gain lexical currency until the late 1980s. more...

  • Geek Rockby Alex DiBlasi; Victoria Willis

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 64.99

    Geek Rock: An Exploration of Music and Subculture examines the relationship between geek culture and popular music, tracing a history from the late 1960s to the present day. This collection of essays explores the evolution of ?geek rock? from songs about cars and girls to monster movies, outer space, and what it means to be ?white and nerdy.? ... more...

  • Global Popby Timothy D Taylor

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95

    Global Pop examines the rise of "world musics" and "world beat", and some of the musicians associated with these new genres such as Peter Gabriel, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, and Johnny Clegg. Drawing on a wide range of sources - academic, popular, cyber, interviews, and the music itself - Global Pop charts an accessible path through many of the issues... more...

  • Vibe Merchantsby Ray Hitchins

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Vibe Merchants offers an insider’s perspective on the development of Jamaican popular music. This rare perspective focuses on the actual details of music making practice, rationalised in the context of the economic and creative forces that locally drive music production. By focusing on the work of audio engineers and musicians, recording studios... more...

  • Burning Britainby Ian Glasper

    PM Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    The product of years of research, travel, and countless conversations, Burning Britain is the true story of the UK punk scene from 1980 to 1984 told for the first time by the bands and labels that created it. Covering the country region by region, author Ian Glasper profiles legendary bands like Vice Squad, Angelic Upstarts, Blitz, Anti-Nowhere... more...

  • Hip-Hop within and without the Academyby Karen Snell; Johan Söderman

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 84.99

    As a platform for communicating the issues of marginalized peoples, hip-hop remains a universal, relevant art form. Moreover, hip-hop culture?s affirmation of liberation pedagogy has great potential not only to address many current issues in educational contexts, but also to create more egalitarian ambitions in western public schools. more...

  • Metrical Psalmody in Print and Practiceby Timothy Duguid

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    During the Reformation, the Book of Psalms became one of the most well-known books of the Bible. This was particularly true in Britain, where people of all backgrounds memorized and sang poetic versifications of the psalms. This book is the first to consider both English and Scottish metrical psalmody, comparing the two traditions in print and practice.... more...

  • Turbo-folk Music and Cultural Representations of National Identity in Former Yugoslaviaby Uro? Cvoro

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Turbo-folk music is the most controversial form of popular culture in the new states of former Yugoslavia. Beginning with 1970s Socialist Yugoslavia, Uroš Cvoro explores the cultural and political paradoxes of turbo-folk. Taking as its starting point turbo-folk’s popularity across national borders, Cvoro analyses key songs and performers... more...