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  • The Day the Country Diedby Ian Glasper

    PM Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    In this revealing history, author, historian, and musician Ian Glasper explores in minute detail the influential and esoteric UK anarcho-punk scene of the early 1980s. Where some of the colorful punk bands from the first half of the decade were loud, political, and uncompromising, their anarcho-punk counterparts were even more so, totally prepared... more...

  • Deep Ellumby Alan B. Govenar; Jay F. Brakefield

    Texas A&M University Press 2013; US$ 21.95

    Deep Ellum, on the eastern edge of downtown Dallas, retains its character as an alternative to the city?s staid image with loft apartments, art galleries, nightclubs, and tattoo shops. It first sprang up as a ramshackle business district with saloons and variety theatres and evolved, during the early decades of the twentieth century, into a place... more...

  • The Defence of Tradition in Brazilian Popular Musicby Dr Sean Stroud; Professor Stan Hawkins; Professor Lori Burns

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    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...

  • Electric Folkby Britta Sweers

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 43.99

    Electric Folk - Revival and Transformation of English Traditional Music chronicles the history of the genre and explores its cultural implications. It characterizes electric folk as both a result of the American folk revival of the early 1960s and a reaction against the dominance of American pop music abroad. more...

  • Empire of Dirtby Wendy Fonarow

    Wesleyan University Press 2013; US$ 21.99

    Inside the culture of an artistically influential music community more...

  • Eurojazzlandby Luca Cerchiari; Laurent Cugny; Franz Kerschbaumer

    Northeastern University Press 2012; US$ 29.99

    The critical role of Europe in the music, personalities, and analysis of jazz more...

  • Experiencing Jazzby Michael Stephans

    Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 48.99

    Experiencing Jazz demonstrates how the act of listening to jazz takes place on a deeply personal level and takes readers on a whirlwind tour of the genre, instrument by instrument?offering not only brief portraits of key musicians like Joe Lovano and John Scofield, but also their own commentaries on how best to experience their music. Throughout,... more...

  • The First Collection of Criticism by a Living Female Rock Criticby Jessica Hopper

    Featherproof Books 2015; US$ 9.95

    Jessica Hopper's music criticism has earned her a reputation as a firebrand, a keen observer and fearless critic not just of music but the culture around it. With this volume spanning from her punk fanzine roots to her landmark piece on R. Kelly's past, The First Collection leaves no doubt why The New York Times has called Hopper's work "influential."... more...

  • Focus: Music of Northeast Brazilby Larry Crook

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 56.95

    Focus: Music of Northeast Brazil examines the historical and contemporary manifestations of the music of Brazil, a country with a musical landscape that is layered with complexity and diversity. Based on the author?s field research during the past twenty years, the book describes and analyzes the social/historical contexts and contemporary musical... more...

  • From Birdland to Broadwayby Bill Crow

    Oxford University Press 1994; US$ 34.99

    An anecdotal autobiography of Bill Crow's career in jazz, from his arrival in New York City in the 1950s to his professional life as a jazz bassist, playing with the likes of Benny Goodman, Gerry Mulligan, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie and Marian McPartland. more...