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- Arcade Publishing 1998; US$ 14.95
Stretching from the bayous of Louisiana to the oil towns of East Texas, the kingdom of zydeco is ruled by accordion-playing, washboard-wielding kings and queens named Beau Jocque, Boozoo Chavis, Queen Ida and—the King of Zydeco himself—Clifton Chenier. In this book, the leading expert on zydeco music provides the ultimate guide to this red-hot music... more...
- Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 29.15
Mervyn McLean is the acknowledged world authority on Maori music, author of the classic Traditional Songs of the Maori (AUP), as well as many other titles. This book is the best introduction available to Maori music – the instruments played, the songs and dance styles and what they were used for, performance, composition, teaching, etc. Based on 30... more...
- Auckland University Press 2013; US$ 21.88
The songs of Maori tradition are a living art form and an abundant source of knowledge about tribal history and culture. From the 1920s, Sir Apirana Ngata began collecting and annotating these traditional songs – a massive undertaking that, with the help of translators Pei Te Hurinui Jones and later Hirini Moko Mead, became the treasured four-volume... more...
- Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 42.99
Exploring the origins, organization, subject matter, and performance contexts of singers and singing, Women's Songs from West Africa expands our understanding of the world of women in West Africa and their complex and subtle roles as verbal artists. Covering Côte d'Ivoire, the Gambia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, and beyond, the essays attest to... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 39.95
From the early days of minstrelsy to Black Broadway, this book is the story of African American entertainment as seen through the eyes of some of its most famous as well as others of its practitioners. The book moves from the beginning of African American participation in show business up through the present age. Will Marion Cook and Billy McClain... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 134.95
The ""yat al-ma"l"b f" 'ilm al-adw"r wa-'l-"ur"b by Ibn Kurr is the only theoretical text of any substance that can be considered representative of musicological discourse in Cairo during the first half of the fourteenth century CE. Indeed, nothing comparable survives from the whole Mamluk period, which... more...
- Running Press 2014; US$ 19.95
Everyone can hum this haunting Irish ballad that inevitably brings a tear to the eye. The most requested Irish song, it has been recorded by a variety of performers ranging from Elvis Presley, Bing Crosby, and Kate Smith to the Pogues. The complete story of this moving tune has been shrouded in mystery until now. Where did "Danny Boy" originate, who... more...
- Rare Bird Books 2014; US$ 9.99
Musician, producer, manager, rock journalist, indie label executive: Southern California native Bruce Duff has seen and been a part of more rock and roll fantasies come to life than the average guy with long hair and a penchant for living the dream. From playing with the legendary GG Allin, the Angry Samoans' Jeff Dahl, and the Dead Boys' Cheetah... more...
- Temple University Press 2014; US$ 64.50
Music and Social Change in South Africa looks at contemporary maskanda-a folk musical genre distinguished by fast guitar picking and blues-style vocal intonation-against the backdrop of South Africa's history. A performance practice that emerged in the early decades of the twentieth century among Zulu migrant workers, maskanda is strongly associated... more...