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  • The Defence of Tradition in Brazilian Popular Musicby Sean Stroud

    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...

  • The Vinyl Countdownby Travis Elborough

    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...

  • Fanatic!by Henry Rollins

    2.13.61 2009; US$ 9.00

    In 2004, when legendary Los Angeles radio station Indie 103.1 asked Henry Rollins to host a show, he jumped at the chance. He chose the name ?Harmony in My Head,? based on his favorite Buzzcocks tune. As lead man for Black Flag, Rollins was present at the raw beginnings of punk and knew many of its stars. But Rollins? taste encompassed more than punk,... more...

  • Mods, Rockers, and the Music of the British Invasionby James Perone

    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...

  • Dark Mirrorby Donald Brackett

    Greenwood Publishing Group 2008; US$ 39.95

    Brackett explores the intricate nature of isolation and self-absorption in the singer-songwriter's creative work. more...

  • Where the Dark and the Light Folks Meetby Randall Sandke

    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...

  • Cross the Water Bluesby Neil A. Wynn

    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...

  • Homegrown Musicby Stephanie P. Ledgin

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 44.00

    Offers a unique and informative background for readers who want to explore the multifaceted history of bluegrass music and its current popularity. more...

  • Skaby Heather Augustyn

    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...

  • HipHop in Deutschland: Analyse einer Jugendkultur aus pädagogischer Perspektiveby André Peschke

    Diplomica Verlag 2012; US$ 10.44

    Hauptbeschreibung Die vorliegende Studie widmet sich in ausführlicher und umfassender Form dem Phänomen der HipHop-Kultur als größte Jugendkultur der Neuzeit. Besonderes Augenmerk wird dabei auf die Situation in Deutschland und auf eine pädagogische Sichtweise gelegt, so dass die Informationen eine Relevanz für den Umgang mit HipHop-affinen Jugendgruppen... more...