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- University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 26.00
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... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 18.99
Ted Gioia's History of Jazz has been universally hailed as a classic--acclaimed by jazz critics and fans around the world. Now Gioia brings his magnificent work completely up-to-date, drawing on the latest research and revisiting virtually every aspect of the music, past and present. Gioia tells the story of jazz as it had never been told before,... more...
- 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...
- Oxford University Press, USA 1997; US$ 33.99
Amid the recent increase in scholarly attention to rock music, Understanding Rock stands out as one of the first books that subjects diverse aspects of the music itself to close and sophisticated analytical scrutiny. Written by some of the best young scholars in musicology and music theory, the essays in this volume use harmonic, melodic, rhythmic,... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 1992; US$ 24.99
In the 1950s, New York City's Birdland was the center of the world of modern jazz--and a revelation to Bill Crow, a wet-behind-the-ears twenty-two-year-old from Washington State. Located on Broadway between 52nd and 53rd streets, the club named for the incomparable Charlie "Bird" Parker boasted lifesize photo murals of modern jazzmen... more...
- Andrews UK 2011; US$ 3.99
Are you an expert on Britney Spears? Have you followed every dramatic twist and turn in the amazing Britney Spears story from child wannabe to controversial princess of pop? Are you familiar with Britneys early work before finding international acclaim and stardom? And would you like to find out more about the blond schoolgirl who went on to... more...
- Andrews UK 2011; US$ 3.99
Do you often listen to pop music? Can you recall artists from yesteryear and reel off their hits? Do you have a broad knowledge of the history of pop? If you think you are an expert on pop music, then this quiz book is just what you need to test your memory of pop culture through the years. Which female singer fronted the Bluebelles during the 1960s?... more...
- Soft Skull Press 2011; US$ 16.95
Bring the Noise weaves together interviews, reviews, essays, and features to create a critical history of the last twenty years of pop culture, juxtaposing the voices of many of rock and hip hop?s most provocative artistsóMorrissey, Public Enemy, The Beastie Boys, The Stone Roses, P.J. Harvey, Radioheadówith Reynolds?s own passionate analysis. With... more...