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  • African American Folksong and American Cultural Politicsby Bruce M. Conforth

    Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 79.99

    In African American Folksong and American Cultural Politics: The Lawrence Gellert Story , scholar and musician Bruce Conforth tells the story of one of the most unusual collections of African American folk music ever amassed?and the remarkable story of the man who produced it: Lawrence Gellert. more...

  • Alan Lomaxby Ronald Cohen

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 36.95

    Alan Lomax is a legendary figure in American folk music circles. Although he published many books, hundreds of recordings and dozens of films, his contributions to popular and academic journals have never been collected. This collection of writings, introduced by Lomax's daughter Anna, reintroduces these essential writings. Drawing on the Lomax Archives... more...

  • American Folk Songsby Norm Cohen

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2008; US$ 149.95

    Learn the history of the states through the folk songs of those who lived there! more...

  • And We're All Brothers: Singing in Yiddish in Contemporary North Americaby Ms Abigail Wood; Professor Keith Howard

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    The dawn of the twenty-first century marked a turning period for American Yiddish culture. The 'Old World' of Yiddish-speaking Eastern Europe was fading from living memory - yet at the same time, Yiddish song enjoyed a renaissance of creative interest, both among a younger generation seeking reengagement with the Yiddish language, and, most prominently... more...

  • Around the World with One Direction - The True Stories as told by the Fansby Sarah Oliver

    John Blake Publishing 2013; US$ 5.82

    If you have ever dreamt of meeting One Direction then this is the book for you!Author Sarah Oliver has the inside scoop from 1D's biggest fans from around the world, including all the gossip about what happened when they met Harry, Niall, Liam, Louis and Zayn?.and tour secrets you won't hear anywhere else.Anthony Lee was named 'Australia's Best Dad'... more...

  • Britpop and the English Music Traditionby Professor Andy Bennett; Professor Jon Stratton; Professor Stan Hawkins; Professor Lori Burns

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    Britpop and the English Music Tradition is the first study devoted exclusively to the Britpop phenomenon and its contexts. The genre of Britpop, with its assertion of Englishness, evolved at the same time that devolution was striking deep into the hegemonic claims of English culture to represent Britain. It is usually argued that Britpop, with its... more...

  • Burst of Breathby Jonathan David Hill; Jean-Pierre Chaumeil

    UNP - Nebraska Paperback 2011; US$ 45.00

    The first in-depth, comparative, and interdisciplinary study of indigenous Amazonian musical cultures, Burst of Breath showcases new research on the dynamic range of ritual power and social significance of various wind instruments?including flutes, trumpets, clarinets, and whistles?played in sacred rituals and ceremonies in Lowland South America.... more...

  • Caribbean Currentsby Peter Manuel; Kenneth Bilby; Michael Largey

    Temple University Press 2012; US$ 32.95

    Music is the most popular and dynamic aspect of Caribbean expressive culture. From the well-known genres?salsa, merengue, reggae, calypso, and bachata?to more localized forms like chutney and kaseko, this wide-ranging book surveys Caribbean music's prodigious diversity and colorful history. Enhanced with numerous illustrations and musical examples,... more...

  • Chasing the Rising Sunby Ted Anthony

    Simon & Schuster 2007; US$ 26.00

    Chasing the Rising Sun is the story of an American musical journey told by a prize-winning writer who traced one song in its many incarnations as it was carried across the world by some of the most famous singers of the twentieth century. Most people know the song "House of the Rising Sun" as 1960s rock by the British Invasion group the Animals,... more...

  • Classic Countryby Charles K. Wolfe

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 41.95

    Now for the first time, country music authority Charles K. Wolfe gathers together his profiles of 50 legends of country music, including Bill Monroe, Lefty Frizzell, and Kitty Wells. more...