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  • Third Coastby Roni Sarig

    Da Capo Press 2007; US$ 16.95

    The first in-depth look at a regional phenomenon that has exploded into a worldwide sensation: Dirty South Hip Hop 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...

  • Dirty Southby Ben Westhoff

    Chicago Review Press 2011; US$ 11.99

    Acting as both investigative journalist and irreverent critic, Ben Westhoff journeys across the southern United States in a small Hyundai to document the phenomenon of southern hip-hop. The exclusive interviews with the genre?s prominent players take many forms—watching rappers “make it rain? in a Houston strip club, partying with The 2 Live Crew?s... more...

  • Popular Music and National Culture in Israelby Motti Regev; Edwin Seroussi

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 15.95

    A unique Israeli national culture?indeed, the very nature of "Israeliness"?remains a matter of debate, a struggle to blend vying memories and backgrounds, ideologies and wills. Identifying popular music as an important site in this wider cultural endeavor, this book focuses on the three major popular music cultures that are proving instrumental in... more...

  • Rapucationby Robin Haefs

    Diplomica Verlag 2008; US$ 34.51

    Hauptbeschreibung Die Bachelorarbeit "Rapucation" beschäftigt sich mit der Herstellung einer neuartigen Lernhilfe für Schüler der 5. und 6. Klassen. Es wird eine CD produziert, die textlich Unterrichtsinhalte vermittelt, sich hinsichtlich des Sounds jedoch an aktuell erfolgreichen deutschsprachigen Rapproduktionen orientiert. Der durch die Rezeption... more...

  • I Love Rock 'n' Roll (Except When I Hate It)by Brian Boone

    Penguin Publishing Group 2011; US$ 14.00

    Music breeds duality. We enjoy the music we love-listening to it, talking about it, reading about it. But it's just as fun to passionately revel in mocking the music we hate. Fortunately, musicians make this two-lane path very easy to follow. Half the time they're creating timeless works of art that speak to the soul; the other half, they're recording... more...

  • "Cashville" - Dilution of Original Country Music Identity through Increasing Commercializationby Stephanie Schäfer

    Diplomica Verlag 2012; US$ 31.51

    Hauptbeschreibung Where I come from, it's cornbread and chicken. This line from Alan Jackson's country hit defines the genre as the music of the American South. All its ambiguity set aside, the South stands proudly for its hospitality, politeness, sense of place and community. Family and religion are traditionally more important down there than in... more...

  • The Latin Tingeby John Storm Roberts

    Oxford University Press, USA 1998; US$ 34.99

    The Tejano superstar Selena and the tango revival both in the dance clubs and on Broadway are only the most obvious symptoms of how central Latin music is to American musical life. Latino rap has brought a musical revolution, while Latin and Brazilian jazz are ever more significant on the jazz scene. With the first edition of The Latin Tinge, John... more...

  • Musikland Deutschland? Eine Verteidigungby Holger Noltze

    Verlag Bertelsmann Stiftung 2014; US$ 6.29

    Musik in Deutschland ist ein weites Feld. Es gibt eine reiche Szene, in der "Klassik" immer noch eine besondere Rolle spielt. Nirgendwo auf der Welt gibt es so viele Orchester, Chöre und Opernhäuser wie hier. In seinem Buch "Musikland Deutschland?" warnt Holger Noltze, Kulturjournalist und Professor für Musik und Medien, davor, diesen Reichtum zu verspielen.... more...