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  • The Rhythm and Blues Quiz Bookby Kevin Snelgrove

    Andrews UK 2011; US$ 3.99

    Are you a fan of rhythm and blues? Can you name the great R&B artists from yesteryear and the songs that made them famous? Do you consider yourself to be an expert on R&B music? If so, why not put your knowledge to the test with The Rhythm and Blues Quiz Book? Which Fats Domino single stayed at number 1 in the R&B charts for 11 weeks in 1956? What... more...

  • 31 Songsby Nick Hornby

    Penguin Books Ltd 2007; US$ 12.78

    'I decided that I wanted to write a little book of essays about songs I loved ... Songs are what I listen to, almost to the exclusion of everything else.' In his first non-fiction work since Fever Pitch, Nick Hornby writes about 31 songs that either have some great significance in his life - or are just songs that he loves. He discusses, among other... more...

  • 1000 Songs that Rock Your Worldby Dave Thompson

    F+W Media 2011; US$ 19.99

    1000 Songs That Rock Your World is the ultimate visual guide to the best rock music ever produced. From Abba to ZZ Top, it's not simply the ideal playlist, it's a one-stop catalog of a half-century of Rock 'n' Roll. Showcasing songs by nearly 500 artists in all rock genres, 1000 Songs That Rock Your World goes behind the scenes to uncover the fascinating... more...

  • Hip Hop Africaby Eric Charry

    Indiana University Press 2012; US$ 29.99

    Hip Hop Africa explores a new generation of Africans who are not only consumers of global musical currents, but also active and creative participants. Eric Charry and an international group of contributors look carefully at youth culture and the explosion of hip hop in Africa, the embrace of other contemporary genres, including reggae, ragga, and... more...

  • The Mix 'N' Match Pop Quiz Bookby Kevin Snelgrove

    Andrews UK 2011; US$ 5.49

    Brief Description: Are you knowledgeable about pop music? Can you reel off the names of groups from years gone by and their lead singers? Can you recall chart topping hits from the past and who sung them? If so, this exciting quiz book will quickly uncover how much you really know about the history of pop music. Which year did Elvis Presley have a... more...

  • Traces of the Spiritby Robin Sylvan

    NYU Press 2002; US$ 22.10

    Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork using interviews and participant observation, Sylvan examines such subcultures as the Deadheads, raves and their participants, metalheads, and Hip Hop culture. Based on these case studies, he offers a comprehensive theoretical framework in which to study music and popular culture. more...

  • Rock Musicby Peter Wicke; Rachel Fogg

    Cambridge University Press 1990; US$ 36.00

    A stimulating and penetrating study of rock music, from rock 'n' roll to the present day. more...

  • Blowin? the Blues Awayby Travis A. Jackson

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 34.95

    New York City has always been a mecca in the history of jazz, and in many ways the city?s jazz scene is more important now than ever before. Blowin? the Blues Away examines how jazz has thrived in New York following its popular resurgence in the 1980s. Using interviews, in-person observation, and analysis of live and recorded events, ethnomusicologist... more...

  • Bossa Novaby Ruy Castro; Julian Dibbell

    Chicago Review Press 2012; US$ 14.99

    Bossa nova is one of the most popular musical genres in the world. Songs such as The Girl from Ipanema? (the fifth most frequently played song in the world), The Waters of March,? and Desafinado? are known around the world. Bossa Novaa number-one bestseller when originally published in Brazil as Chega de Saudadeis a definitive history of this seductive... more...

  • The Blues Routeby Hugh Merrill

    Garrett County Press 2012; US$ 9.99

    Journalist Hugh Merrill takes us on a sweeping road trip in search of the distinctly American music known as the blues. Tracing blues culture from its beginning in rural Mississippi up through the Delta to Chicago and beyond, Merrill visits with legendary musicians such as Son Thomas, Koko Taylor, Son Seals, Valerie Wellington and Magic Slim. In fascinating... more...