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Folk, national, and ethnic music

  • The 60s Music Quiz Bookby Paul Andrews

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 2.99

    How well do you know your 60's Pop Music? This Quiz book will test even the most avid fan, with questions that span the 60's bands and songs! Test yourself and your friends with this 60's Pop Music Quiz Book. more...

  • Chasing the Rising Sunby Ted Anthony

    Simon & Schuster 2007; US$ 19.99

    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...

  • Old-Time Music and Danceby John Bealle

    Indiana University Press 2005; US$ 19.95

    In the summer of 1972, a group of young people in Bloomington, Indiana, began a weekly gathering with the purpose of reviving traditional American old-time music and dance. In time, the group became a kind of accidental utopia, a community bound by celebration and deliberately void of structure and authority.... more...

  • Música de todo el mundo (Music Around the World)by Char Benjamin

    Shell Education 2010; US$ 8.99

    Do you enjoy listening to music? Do you know that there is a pattern to music and the instruments we use to make music? Tapping and clapping are movements that can form a pattern. For example, tap, tap, clap, tap, tap, clap. Can you find a pattern with your favorite instrument? 32pp. more...

  • We Shall Overcomeby Victor V. Bobetsky

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 77.99

    We Shall Overcome: Essays on a Great American Song , edited and compiled by Victor V. Bobetsky, comprises essays that explore the origins, history, and impact of this great American folk song. more...

  • World Music: A Very Short Introductionby Philip V. Bohlman

    OUP Oxford 2002; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    World Music draws readers into a remarkable range of historical encounters, in which music had the power to evoke the exotic and to give voice to the voiceless. In the course of the volume's eight chapters the reader witnesses music's involvement in the modern world, but also the individual moments and particular histories that are crucial to an understanding... more...

  • The Music of European Nationalismby Philip V. Bohlman

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 60.00

    This volume surveys the intersection of music and nationalism by tracing its historical development and interpreting its most recent forms. Several types of music are offered as examples of how music becomes a language and agent for nationalism. more...

  • Jewish Musical Modernism, Old and Newby Philip V. Bohlman; Sander L. Gilman

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 37.00

    Tackling the myriad issues raised by Sander Gilman?s provocative opening salvo??Are Jews Musical???this volume?s distinguished contributors present a series of essays that trace the intersections of Jewish history and music from the late nineteenth century to the present. Covering the sacred and the secular, the European and the non-European, and... more...

  • Lift Every Voice and Singby Julian Bond; Sondra Kathryn Wilson

    Random House Publishing Group 2001; US$ 29.95

    "A group of young men in Jacksonville, Florida, arranged to celebrate Lincoln's birthday in 1900. My brother, J. Rosamond Johnson, and I decided to write a song to be sung at the exercise. I wrote the words and he wrote the music. Our New York publisher, Edward B. Marks, made mimeographed copies for us and the song was taught to and sung by a chorus... more...

  • Our Place, Our Musicby Marcus Breen

    Aboriginal Studies Press 1989; US$ 17.50

    Here is the inside story of Aboriginal music in Australia, from its beginnings in tribal music, to the high volume and energy of contemporary rock and reggae. Our Place Our Music surveys developments in Aboriginal music across Australia and traces some of the historical influences which have shaped it. It show how dynamic Aboriginal culture is, and... more...