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  • The Jazz Traditionby Martin Williams

    Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 39.99

    A blend of musical history and criticism, this study of jazz includes chapters on King Oliver, Jelly Roll Morton, John Coltrane and Ornette Coleman. In addition to an expanded essay on Count Basie, this edition includes pieces on Eric Dolphy, Bill Evans and the World Saxophone Quartet. more...

  • American Popular Music and Its Business, Volume IIby Russell Sanjek

    Oxford University Press 1988; US$ 164.99

    This is the second of three volumes designed, in the author's words, to tell 'the story of America's popular songs, the people who wrote them, and the business they created and sustained'. more...

  • American Popular Music and Its Business, Volume IIIby Russell Sanjek

    Oxford University Press 1988; US$ 174.99

    This is the last of three volumes designed, in the author's words, to tell 'the story of America's popular songs, the people who wrote them, and the business they created and sustained'. more...

  • Highway 61 Revisitedby Gene Santoro

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 39.99

    What do Louis Armstrong, Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Tom Waits, Cassandra Wilson, and Ani DiFranco have in common? In Highway 61 Revisited, acclaimed music critic Gene Santoro says the answer is jazz-not just the musical style, but jazz's distinctive ambiance and attitudes. As legendary bebop rebel Charlie Parker once put it, "If you don't... more...

  • A House on Fireby John A. Jackson

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 49.99

    Gamble, Huff, and Bell were the pre-eminent soul music producers of the 1970s. This book tells the story of their meteoric rise, their years of unstoppable success, and their demise from payola, competition, a tough economy, and the inevitability of changing popular tastes. more...

  • Electric Folkby Britta Sweers

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 39.99

    Electric Folk - Revival and Transformation of English Traditional Music chronicles the history of the genre and explores its cultural implications. It characterizes electric folk as both a result of the American folk revival of the early 1960s and a reaction against the dominance of American pop music abroad. more...

  • Louisiana Hayrideby Tracey E. W. Laird

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 33.99

    Provides an examination of northwest Louisiana's unique musical milieu, home to the Louisiana Hayride, a radio barn dance between 1948 and 1960. The region's history, geography, race relations, media, and other forces set the stage for the Hayride's critical role in both country music and rock-and-roll. more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 38.95

    Is Rock Dead? sets out to explore the varied and sometimes conflicting ways in which the death of rock has been discussed both within the discourse of popular music and American culture. more...

  • Queering the Popular Pitchby Sheila Whiteley

    Routledge 2006; US$ 29.95

    A collection of essays that situate queering within the discourse of sex and sexuality in relation to popular music, this investigation addresses the changing debates within gay, lesbian and queer discourse in relation to the dissemination of musical texts. It provides a discourse in the field of musicological research. more...

  • Dubwiseby Klive Walker

    Insomniac Press 2005; US$ 16.95

    Reggae's influence can be heard in the popular music of nations in a variety of continents. In Dubwise, Klive Walker takes a fresh look at Bob Marley's global impact, specifically his legacy in the Caribbean diaspora. While considering Marley's status as an international reggae icon, Walker also discusses the vital contributions to reggae culture authored... more...