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- Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 44.99
It's a clich? that the world is shrinking. As Gene Santoro sees it in his second collection of essays, music is one arena where that clich? takes on a real, but paradoxical, life: while music crisscrosses the globe with ever greater speed, musicians seize what's useful, and expand their idioms more rapidly.More and more since the 1960s, musicians,... more...
- Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 19.95
Charts the development of jazz in Chicago before, during and after World War I. In addition to detailing the technical aspects of the jazz form that evolved during this time, the author describes the social and political ramifications of early urban jazz. more...
- Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 39.99
When it was first published in 1970, this lively and fascinating book was greeted with almost universal acclaim. The American Record Guide called it "the best one-volume of jazz we have," and the Jazz Journal praised it as "a brilliant study of the whole of jazz." Perhaps the greatest tribute was paid by Louis Armstrong himself who raved: "it... more...
- Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 39.99
What do Louis Armstrong, Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Tom Waits, Cassandra Wilson, and Ani DiFranco have in common? In Highway 61 Revisited , acclaimed music critic Gene Santoro says the answer is jazz--not just the musical style, but jazz's distinctive ambiance and attitudes.As legendary bebop rebel Charlie Parker once put it, "If you don't... more...
- Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 43.99
In the 1960s and 1970s, a number of British musicians rediscovered traditional folk ballads, fusing the old melodies with rock, jazz, and blues styles to create a new genre dubbed "electric folk" or "British folk rock." This revival featured groups such as Steeleye Span, Fairport Convention, and Pentangle and individual performers like Shirley & Dolly... more...
- Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 48.00
Presenting a guided tour of topically arranged popular songs, the author of this text views the mores and values of 19th-century Americans as seen therein. He points out important landmarks and lesser sights providing colour and context. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 38.95
Rock and roll's death has been forecast nearly since its birth; the country song "The Death of Rock and Roll" appeared in September 1956, showing that the music had already outraged a more conservative listening audience. Is Rock Dead? sets out to explore the varied and sometimes conflicting ways in which the death of rock has been discussed both... more...