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  • Hip Hop Cultureby Emmett G. Price

    ABC-CLIO 2006; US$ 85.00

    Recounts three decades of Hip Hop's evolution, highlighting its defining events, recordings, personalities, movements, and ideas, as well as society's response. This book provides information and insights for students, educators, and those interested in the ways pop culture reflects and shapes our lives. more...

  • Stir It Upby Gene Santoro

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 44.99 US$ 38.69

    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...

  • The Jazz Traditionby Martin Williams

    Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 39.99 US$ 34.39

    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...

  • American Popular Music and Its Businessby the late Russell Sanjek

    Oxford University Press 1988; US$ 184.99 US$ 159.09

    Volume two of this three-volume work concentrates exclusively on music activity in the United States in the 19th century. more...

  • American Popular Music and Its Businessby the late Russell Sanjek

    Oxford University Press 1988; US$ 199.99 US$ 171.99

    Volume three of this work focuses on developments in the music business in the twentieth century, from its earliest days to the present era. more...

  • Chicago Jazzby William Howland Kenney

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 19.95 US$ 17.16

    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...

  • Jazzby James Lincoln Collier

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 19.95 US$ 17.16

    More than a chronological history of a unique musical form, this study examines how jazz influenced American society. The author argues that jazz both reflects and celebrates a uniquely American world view. more...

  • The Voices that Are Goneby Jon W. Finson

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 48.00 US$ 41.28

    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...

  • Electric Folkby Britta Sweers

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 43.99 US$ 37.83

    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...

  • Is Rock Dead?by Kevin J.H. Dettmar

    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...