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  • Jazz Changesby Martin Williams

    Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 19.95

    Jazz Changes is the late Martin Williams's third and perhaps best collection of jazz portraits, interviews, narrative accounts of recording sessions, rehearsals, and performances, important liner notes, and far reaching discussions of musicians and their music. The collection includes thirty years of Williams's finest pieces taking readers on an engaging... more...

  • The Jazz Revolutionby Kathy J. Ogren

    Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 19.95

    Born of African rhythms, the spiritual "call and response," and other American musical traditions, jazz was by the 1920s the dominant influence on this country's popular music. Writers of the Harlem Renaissance (Langston Hughes, Claude McKay, Zora Neale Hurston) and the "Lost Generation" (Malcolm Cowley, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Gertrude Stein), along... more...

  • Wrong's What I Do Bestby Barbara Ching

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 44.99

    This is the first study of "hard" country music as well as the first comprehensive application of contemporary cultural theory to country music. Barbara Ching begins by defining the features that make certain country songs and artists "hard." She compares hard country music to "high" American culture, arguing that hard country deliberately focuses... more...

  • 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...

  • Chicago Jazzby William Howland Kenney

    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...

  • Recorded Music in American Lifeby William Howland Kenney

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 33.99

    Kenney examines the interplay between recorded music and the key social, political, and economic forces in America during the era of the phonograph's rise and decline as the dominant medium of popular recorded sound: from the appearance of the first commercial recordings to the postwar years when the industry became more complex and less powerful. more...

  • Stir It Upby Gene Santoro

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 39.99

    In this second collection of his essays, author Santoro explores how, as music criss-crosses the globe with ever-greater speed, musicians seize what is useful to them and expand their idioms more rapidly. His subjects include: Jimi Hendrix; Paul Simon; Charles Mingus; and Thelonius Monk. more...

  • From Birdland to Broadwayby Bill Crow

    Oxford University Press 1994; US$ 19.95

    An anecdotal autobiography of Bill Crow's career in jazz, from his arrival in New York City in the 1950s to his professional life as a jazz bassist, playing with the likes of Benny Goodman, Gerry Mulligan, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie and Marian McPartland. more...

  • Swing to Bopby Ira Gitler

    Oxford University Press 1987; US$ 29.99

    More than fifty major figures in jazz preserve for posterity their recollections of how jazz moved from the big band era in the late 1930s and 1940s into the modern jazz period. more...

  • The Jazz Sceneby W. Royal Stokes

    Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 18.99

    This is an informal history of New Orleans jazz from the turn of the 20th century to the present day, as told by the musicians themselves in interviews conducted by the author. more...