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- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2008; US$ 119.95
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...
- Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 41.99
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 wide variety of influences under the broader umbrella of American culture.... 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...
- 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 the pop stage.... more...
- University Press of Mississippi 2007; US$ 50.00
This unique collection of essays examines the flow of African American music and musicians across the Atlantic to Europe from the time of slavery to the twentieth century. In a sweeping examination of different musical forms--spirituals, blues, jazz, skiffle, and orchestral music--the contributors consider the reception and influence of black music... more...
- 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...