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  • Nashville Songwriterby Jake Brown

    BenBella Books, Inc. 2014; US$ 16.95

    You?ve heard them on the radio, listened to them on repeat for days, and sang along at the top of your lungs—but have you ever wondered about the real stories behind all your favorite country songs? Nashville Songwriter gives readers the first completely authorized collection of the true stories that inspired hits by the biggest multi-platinum... more...

  • Rapucationby Robin Haefs

    Diplomica Verlag 2008; US$ 40.50

    Hauptbeschreibung Die Bachelorarbeit "Rapucation" beschäftigt sich mit der Herstellung einer neuartigen Lernhilfe für Schüler der 5. und 6. Klassen. Es wird eine CD produziert, die textlich Unterrichtsinhalte vermittelt, sich hinsichtlich des Sounds jedoch an aktuell erfolgreichen deutschsprachigen Rapproduktionen orientiert. Der durch die Rezeption... more...

  • Der Blues der Frauen: Zur Rolle der Frau in einem Genre der populären Musikby Sandra Malik

    Diplomica Verlag 2013; US$ 26.41

    Blues- ein Begriff der nicht nur eine Musikform beschreibt. Oft auch als Devils Music deklariert, wird dem Blues die Seele der afroamerikanischen Bevölkerung zugesprochen. Immer geprägt von dem geradezu romantisierten Bild des authentifizierten Bluesmusikers: ländlich, männlich, einsam, ziellos, besitzlos, unkommerziell und durchdrungen von Kummer... more...

  • The Rise of a Jazz Art Worldby Paul Lopes

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 38.00

    A unique sociological vision of the evolution of jazz music in the twentieth century, first published in 2002. more...

  • Jazz in Its Timeby Martin Williams

    Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 19.95

    From record album liner notes to serious academic pieces, Martin Williams has been perceptively chronicling the development of jazz for over three decades. In this, his newest collection of jazz writings, Williams brings together many of his best pieces and covers new ground, with short columns on Teddy Wilson and George Winston and a longer article,... more...

  • Dancing in Your Headby Gene Santoro

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 26.00

    As music columnist for The Nation, Gene Santoro has established himself as an important new critical voice, able to write well on a broad spectrum of popular music and jazz without losing touch with the cutting edge of today's music scene. About Nat "King" Cole, Santoro comments: "adjectives can't describe the swinging, ingratiating self-confidence... more...

  • Bebopby Thomas Owens

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 19.95

    When bebop was new, writes Thomas Owens, "many jazz musicians and most of the jazz audience heard it as radical, chaotic, bewildering music." For a nation swinging to the smoothly orchestrated sounds of the big bands, this revolutionary movement of the 1940s must have seemed destined for a short life on the musical fringe. But today, Owens writes,... more...

  • 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...