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  • Das Pop-Konzert als para-theatrale Formby Christian Jooß-Bernau

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 168.43

    Elvis, David Bowie, Alice Cooper, Marilyn Manson, Frank Zappa, Madonna? the history of pop music is also always a history of stage performances. The Pop Concert as a Para-theatrical Form is the first systematic study to concern itself with this area of research. It deals with the foundations for understanding the particular aesthetics of... more...

  • Skaby Heather Augustyn

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 35.00

    Before Bob Marley brought reggae to the world, before Jimmy Cliff and Peter Tosh, before thousands of musicians played a Jamaican rhythm, there were the men and women who created ska music, a blend of jazz, American rhythm and blues, and the indigenous music of the Caribbean. This book tells the story of ska music and its development from Jamaica to... more...

  • Musiciens cadiens et créoles / The Makers of Cajuns Musicby Barry Jean Ancelet

    Presses de l''niversite du Quebec 1984; US$ 7.50

    Musiciens cadiens et créoles est le résultat de dix ans de collaboration entre l’auteur et le photographe. Le livre offre une centaine de photographies en couleur de musiciens en public et chez eux. L’introduction de Barry Jean Ancelet résume brillamment l’évolution de la musique et la culture cadiennes, et sa discographie... more...

  • Chicken Soup for the Soul: Country Musicby Jack Canfield; Mark Victor Hansen; Randy Rudder

    Chicken Soup for the Soul 2011; US$ 14.95

    Readers will get an inside look at the personal stories behind their favorite country songs as songwriters get up close and personal with exclusive stories about how and why they wrote them. Songs tell a story, and now many of country music?s most famous singers and songwriters are sharing more of the story! These artists reveal the inspiration, influence,... more...

  • Funky Nassauby Timothy Rommen

    University of California Press 2011; US$ 34.95 US$ 27.96

    This book examines the role music has played in the formation of the political and national identity of the Bahamas. Timothy Rommen analyzes Bahamian musical life as it has been influenced and shaped by the islands? location between the United States and the rest of the Caribbean; tourism; and Bahamian colonial and postcolonial history. Focusing on... more...

  • Preservation Hallby Shannon Brinkman; Eve Abrams

    LSU Press 2011; US$ 22.95

    Preservation Hall, located in the French Quarter just three blocks from the Mississippi River, remains an icon of New Orleans and an essential stop for all fans of traditional jazz. Since the early 1960s ?The Hall? has served as a sanctuary for the Crescent City?s rich and illustrious jazz heritage, a haven for players, and an incubator for successive... more...

  • Rock Starby Adrian Chamberlain

    Orca Book Publishers 2010; US$ 7.99

    When Duncan joins a rock band, he must decide if he is willing to live the life and lose his friend. more...

  • The History of Jazzby Ted Gioia

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 12.99 US$ 11.17

    On its initial release, The History of Jazz was heralded as a classic: it was honored as one of the twenty best books of the year in The Washington Post and was chosen as a notable book of the year in The New York Times . Now Gioia brings the story up-to-date, drawing on his latest research and covering the full spectrum of the music's past, present,... more...

  • Genre in Popular Musicby Fabian Holt

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 30.00

    The popularity of the motion picture soundtrack O Brother, Where Art Thou? brought an extraordinary amount of attention to bluegrass, but it also drew its share of criticism from some aficionados who felt the album?s inclusion of more modern tracks misrepresented the genre. This soundtrack, these purists argued, wasn?t bluegrass, but ?roots music,?... more...

  • The Sound of the Cityby Charlie Gillett

    Souvenir Press 2011; US$ 10.19

    When first published 'The Sound of the City' was hailed as "has never been bettered as the definitive history of rock" (The Guardian'). Now the classic history of rock and roll, has been revised and updated with over 75 historic archive photos. The text has been substantially revised to include newly discovered information and it is now "the one essential... more...