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  • Black Metalby Dayal Patterson

    Feral House 2013; US$ 27.99

    Here is the most comprehensive history yet of this fascinating offshoot of extreme heavy metal. more...

  • Black, Blanc, Beurby Alain-Philippe Durand

    Scarecrow Press 2002; US$ 40.99

    Black, Blanc, Beur is about the emergence and growing notoriety of rap music and hip-hop culture in the French-speaking world (France, Quebec, and Western Africa). It provides an introduction to many forms of expression of hip-hop cultures (rap music, hip-hop dance, and graffiti/tagging). In addition to a foreword by Adam Krims, a noted rap authority,... more...

  • Skaby Heather Augustyn; Scott D. Calhoun

    Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 49.99

    In Ska: The Rhythm of Liberation , Heather Augustyn examines how ska music first emerged in Jamaica as a fusion of popular, traditional, and even classical musical forms. As a genre, it was a connection to Africa, a means of expression and protest, and a respite from the struggles of colonization and grinding poverty. Ska would later travel with... more...

  • Deep Ellumby Alan B. Govenar; Jay F. Brakefield

    Texas A&M University Press 2013; US$ 21.95

    Deep Ellum, on the eastern edge of downtown Dallas, retains its character as an alternative to the city?s staid image with loft apartments, art galleries, nightclubs, and tattoo shops. It first sprang up as a ramshackle business district with saloons and variety theatres and evolved, during the early decades of the twentieth century, into a place... more...

  • Who Did It First?by Bob Leszczak

    Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 40.99

    The first in a series devoted to the story of great songs and their revivals, Who Did It First? is the perfect playlist builder. Whether quizzing friends at a party, answering a radio station contest, or simply satisfying an insatiable curiosity to know who really did do it first, this book is a must-have.Here readers will discover the little-known... more...

  • Experiencing Jazzby Michael Stephans

    Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 29.99

    Experiencing Jazz demonstrates how the act of listening to jazz takes place on a deeply personal level and takes readers on a whirlwind tour of the genre, instrument by instrument?offering not only brief portraits of key musicians like Joe Lovano and John Scofield, but also their own commentaries on how best to experience their music. Throughout,... more...

  • Chord Changes on the Chalkboardby Al Kennedy; Jr. Ellis Marsalis

    Scarecrow Press 2005; US$ 42.99

    Using over 90 original interviews, as well as his extensive research in a variety of New Orleans' archives, Dr. Kennedy deftly explores the role public school teachers had in the formative years of jazz, as well as the influence they continue to have on the musical life of one of America's foremost musical cities. As jazz and music mentors, these teachers... more...

  • Made in Italyby Franco Fabbri; Goffredo Plastino

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 41.95

    Made in Italy  serves as a comprehensive and rigorous introduction to the history, sociology, and musicology of contemporary Italian popular music. Each essay, written by a leading scholar of Italian music, covers the major figures, styles, and social contexts of pop music in Italy and provides adequate context so readers understand why the figure... more...

  • Situating Salsaby Lise Waxer

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 52.95

    Situating Salsa offers the first comprehensive consideration of salsa music and its social impact, in its multiple transnational contexts. more...

  • New Orleansby Michael Patrick Welch; Brian Boyles; Zack Smith; Jonathan Traviesa

    LSU Press 2014; US$ 19.95

    Red beans and rice, trad jazz, and second lines are the Big Easy's calling cards, but beyond where the carriage rides take you is a city brimming with genre-defying music, transnational cuisine, and pockets of wild, artistic locals that challenge preconceived notions of what it means to be New Orleans. With a respectful nod to the traditional and... more...