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  • From the chanson française to the canzone d'autore in the 1960s and 1970sby Dr Rachel Haworth; Professor Derek B Scott; Professor Stan Hawkins

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    The similarities between the chanson française and the canzone d'autore have been often noted but never fully explored. Both genres are national forms which involve the figure of the singer-songwriter, both experienced their golden age of production in the post-World War II period and both are enduringly popular, still accounting for a large proportion... more...

  • Funky Nassauby Timothy Rommen

    University of California Press 2011; US$ 34.95

    This book examines the role music has played in the formation of the political and national identity of the Bahamas. Timothy Rommen analyzes Bahamian musical life as it has been influenced and shaped by the islands? location between the United States and the rest of the Caribbean; tourism; and Bahamian colonial and postcolonial history. Focusing on... more...

  • Genre in Popular Musicby Fabian Holt

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 28.00

    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 music,?... more...

  • The German Cabaret Legacy in American Popular Musicby William Farina

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 55.00

    The stylistic remnants of cabaret music from Weimar-era Germany are all around us. During the 20th century, its most prominent American exponents were the Germans Marlene Dietrich and Lotte Lenya, whose careers extended through the 1970s. Because of them (and others), the words and music of such artists as Kurt Weill, Bertolt Brecht, Friedrich Hollaender,... more...

  • The Girl in the Songby Michael Heatley; Frank Hopkinson

    Pavilion Books 2014; US$ 10.19

    The Girl in the Song tells the stories of 50 women who have inspired classic rock songs. Who was Emily in Pink Floyd's See Emily Play? What happened to Suzanne Verdal, immortalised in Leonard Cohen's Suzanne? Did life change for Prudence Farrow after John Lennon penned Dear Prudence? And whatever happened to 'the girl with mousy hair', an ex-girlfriend... more...

  • Highway 61 Revisitedby Gene Santoro

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 39.99

    What do Louis Armstrong, Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Tom Waits, Cassandra Wilson, and Ani DiFranco have in common? In Highway 61 Revisited, acclaimed music critic Gene Santoro says the answer is jazz-not just the musical style, but jazz's distinctive ambiance and attitudes. As legendary bebop rebel Charlie Parker once put it, "If you don't... more...

  • Hip Hop Africaby Eric Charry

    Indiana University Press 2012; US$ 29.99

    Hip Hop Africa explores a new generation of Africans who are not only consumers of global musical currents, but also active and creative participants. Eric Charry and an international group of contributors look carefully at youth culture and the explosion of hip hop in Africa, the embrace of other contemporary genres, including reggae, ragga, and... more...

  • Hip Hop Cultureby Emmett G. Price

    ABC-CLIO 2006; US$ 85.00

    Recounts three decades of Hip Hop's evolution, highlighting its defining events, recordings, personalities, movements, and ideas, as well as society's response. This book provides information and insights for students, educators, and those interested in the ways pop culture reflects and shapes our lives. more...

  • Hip Hop Ukraineby Adriana N. Helbig

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 21.99

    In Hip Hop Ukraine, we enter a world of urban music and dance competitions, hip hop parties, and recording studio culture to explore unique sites of interracial encounters among African students, African immigrants, and local populations in eastern Ukraine. Adriana N. Helbig combines ethnographic research with music, media, and policy analysis to... more...

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

    Diplomica Verlag 2010; US$ 9.10

    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...