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  • The Story of Fake Booksby Barry Kernfeld

    Scarecrow Press 2006; US$ 59.99

    Bootleg fake books - unauthorized anthologies of songs notated in a musical shorthand - have been used for decades by countless pop, jazz, and country musicians. Drawing from FBI files, newspaper accounts, court records, and oral history, Bootlegging Songs to Musicians reveals the previously unknown stories of the origins and prosecution of pop-song... more...

  • Voicing the Popularby Richard Middleton

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 45.95

    How does popular music produce its subject? How does it produce us as subjects? More specifically, how does it do this through voice--through "giving voice"? And how should we understand this subject--"the people"--that it voices into existence? Is it singular or plural? What is its history and what is its future? Voicing the Popular draws on approaches... more...

  • Rock and Roll Buskerby Graham Forbes

    McNidder and Grace Limited 2013; US$ 8.74

    A busker is a wee guy (or woman) who plays on the streets for tips. In bands, to busk, means to bluff your way through a song that you haven't rehearsed with whomever you happen to be standing beside on a stage. It may be the first time you have played it. Sometimes you might not have even heard the song before. When there is a big crowd in front of... more...

  • Crossing Traditionsby Babacar M'Baye; Alexander Charles Oliver Hall

    Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 89.99

    In Crossing Traditions: American Popular Music in Local and Global Contexts, a wide range of scholarly contributions on the local and global significance of American popular music examines the connections between selected American blues, rock and roll, and hip-hop music and their equivalents from Senegal, Nigeria, England, India, and Mexico.... more...

  • Made in Spainby Sílvia Martinez; Héctor Fouce

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 41.95

    Made in Spain: Studies in Popular Music will serve as a comprehensive and rigorous introduction to the history, sociology and musicology of 20th century Spanish popular music. The volume will consist of 16 essays by leading scholars of Spanish music and will cover the major figures, styles and social contexts of pop music in Spain. Although all... more...

  • 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...