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  • The Latin Tingeby John Storm Roberts

    Oxford University Press 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...

  • The Lost Women of Rock Musicby Helen Reddington

    Equinox Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 24.95

    In the late 1970s and early 1980s a new phenomenon emerged in UK popular music - female guitarists, bass-players, keyboard-players and drummers began playing in bands. Before this time, women’s presence in rock bands, with a few notable exceptions, had always been as vocalists. This sudden influx of female musicians into the male domain of rock... more...

  • The Persistence of Sentimentby Mitchell Morris

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 34.95

    How can we account for the persistent appeal of glossy commercial pop music? Why do certain performers have such emotional power, even though their music is considered vulgar or second rate? In The Persistence of Sentiment , Mitchell Morris gives a critical account of a group of American popular music performers who have dedicated fan bases and... more...

  • Looking Up at Downby William Barlow

    Temple University Press 2011; US$ 38.95

    More than just a history of a musical genre, Looking Up at Down traces the evolution of the various strands of blues music within the broader context of the culture on which it commented, and discusses its importance as a form of cultural resistance and identity for Afro-Americans. William Barlow explores the lyrics, describes the musical styles,... more...

  • They Sing the Wedding of Godby John Napier

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 55.00

    In Rajasthan, India, a caste of musicians and mendicants, the Nath-Jogis, sing stories of kings who renounce their thrones to become wandering mendicants. They also sing of a god, Mahadeva, Shiva, who must abandon his world-renouncing life and marry, thus establishing the very caste that tells his story. This is the first detailed ethnomusicological... more...

  • Jazz in New Orleansby Charles Suhor

    Scarecrow Press 2001; US$ 64.99

    Jazz in New Orleans provides accurate information about, and an insightful interpretation of, jazz in New Orleans from the end of World War II through 1970. more...

  • Philosophizing Rock Performanceby Wade Hollingshaus

    Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 69.99

    In Philosophizing Rock Performance: Dylan, Hendrix, Bowie , Wade Hollingshaus capitalizes on this notion by embracing a set of historiographical logics that re-imagine these three artists. Noting how Dylan, Hendrix, and Bowie first established their reputations amid the anti-establishment sentiments that emerged in Western counties during the... more...

  • We All Want to Change the Worldby Tom Waldman

    Taylor Trade Publishing 2003; US$ 23.99

    We All Want to Change the World provides a cogent and fascinating evaluation of post-World War II American commercial music and its complex, multi-faceted impact on the world of politics. more...

  • The Story of Fake Booksby Barry Kernfeld

    Scarecrow Press 2006; US$ 54.99

    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...