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- 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...
- Presses de l''niversite du Quebec 1984; US$ 7.50
Musiciens cadiens et créoles est le résultat de dix ans de collaboration entre lauteur et le photographe. Le livre offre une centaine de photographies en couleur de musiciens en public et chez eux. Lintroduction de Barry Jean Ancelet résume brillamment lévolution de la musique et la culture cadiennes, et sa discographie... more...
- 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...
- University of California Press 2011; US$ 34.95
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 12.99
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...
- Souvenir Press 2011; US$ 8.99
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...
- ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 61.00
During the 1990s, musical genres became more commercialized than ever?and that was just one of the many changes that characterized the decade. Music of the 1990s offers a detailed and wide-ranging view of the important music of the '90s, identifying the artists and the important compositions?popular, classical, and jazz?that helped shape the period.... more...