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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Das Pop-Konzert als para-theatrale Formby Christian Jooß-Bernau

    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...

  • 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...

  • Musiciens cadiens et créoles / The Makers of Cajuns Musicby Barry Jean Ancelet

    Presses de l''niversite du Quebec 1984; US$ 7.50

    Musiciens cadiens et créoles est le résultat de dix ans de collaboration entre l’auteur et le photographe. Le livre offre une centaine de photographies en couleur de musiciens en public et chez eux. L’introduction de Barry Jean Ancelet résume brillamment l’évolution de la musique et la culture cadiennes, et sa discographie... more...

  • Chicken Soup for the Soul: Country Musicby Jack Canfield; Mark Victor Hansen; Randy Rudder

    Chicken Soup for the Soul 2011; US$ 14.95

    Readers will get an inside look at the personal stories behind their favorite country songs as songwriters get up close and personal with exclusive stories about how and why they wrote them. Songs tell a story, and now many of country music?s most famous singers and songwriters are sharing more of the story! These artists reveal the inspiration, influence,... more...