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- Oxford University Press, USA 2007; US$ 18.99
A symbol of Trinidadian culture, the steelband has made an extraordinary transformation since its origins-from junk metal to steel orchestra, and from disparaged underclass pastime to Trinidad and Tobago's national instrument. Now, Shannon Dudley gives the first discerning look at the musical thinking that ignited this transformation, and the way... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 39.95
Since the emergence of rocknroll in the early 1950s, there have been a number of live musical performances that became hugely influential in the way they shaped the subsequent trajectory and development of popular music. Each, in its own way, introduced new styles, confronted existing practices, shifted accepted definitions, and provided... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 124.95
Sean Stroud examines how and why Música Popular Brasileira (MPB) has come to have such a high status, and why the musical tradition (including MPB) within Brazil has been defended with such vigour for so long. He emphasizes the importance of musical nationalism as an underlying ideology to discussions about Brazilian popular music since the 1920s,... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 35.00
A collection of essays, biographical profiles, and critical analyses by one of the twentieth century's leading jazz writers includes commentary on the work of jazz entertainers, including Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, John Coltrane, Dizzy Gillespie, and Louis Armstrong, as well as assessment of the role of jazz in contemporary culture and its influence... more...
- Soft Skull Press 2009; US$ 16.95
VINYL MAY BE FINAL NAIL IN CD?S COFFIN ran the headline in a Wired magazine article in October 2007. Ever since the arrival of the long—playing record in 1948, the album has acted as the soundtrack to our lives. Record collections—even on a CD or iPod-are personal treasures, revealing our loves, errors in judgment, and lapses in taste. In The... more...
- 2.13.61 2009; US$ 9.00
Henry Rollins is known as a Spoken Word Artist, Actor, Musician and Writer. His career achievements include numerous albums (under both the Black Flag and Rollins Band banners), spoken word discs, books, and a host of film and telelvision appearances. Contributor residences (city, state or country if outside the US or Canada): Los Angeles, CA more...
- ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 70.00
Musical floodgates were opened after the Beatles' first appearance on ^IThe Ed Sullivan Show^R on February 9, 1964. Suddenly, the U.S. record charts, radio, and television were overrun with British rock and pop musicians. Although this British Invasion was the first exposure many Americans had to popular music from the United Kingdom, British pop... more...
- Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 24.99
Sandke tackles the stubborn and controversial question of whether jazz is the product of an insulated African-American environment, shut off from the rest of society by strictures of segregation and discrimination; or whether it is more properly understood as the juncture of a variety of influences under the broader umbrella of American culture.... more...
- De Gruyter 2010; US$ 182.00
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...