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- ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 45.00
The very qualities that made glam unusual and undervalued are now being reintroduced into our culture through video, music, and cyber and computer mediums, while artists such as Lady Gaga have made glam popular once more. Carefully explaining this misunderstood genre, The Twisted Tale of Glam Rock explores glam's attraction and the reasons it has endured.||With... more...
- University of California Press 2011; US$ 31.95
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...
- LSU Press 2011; US$ 22.95
Preservation Hall, located in the French Quarter just three blocks from the Mississippi River, remains an icon of New Orleans and an essential stop for all fans of traditional jazz. Since the early 1960s ?The Hall? has served as a sanctuary for the Crescent City?s rich and illustrious jazz heritage, a haven for players, and an incubator for successive... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 22.50
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... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 18.99
Ted Gioia's History of Jazz has been universally hailed as a classic--acclaimed by jazz critics and fans around the world. Now Gioia brings his magnificent work completely up-to-date, drawing on the latest research and revisiting virtually every aspect of the music, past and present. Gioia tells the story of jazz as it had never been told before,... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 1997; US$ 33.99
Amid the recent increase in scholarly attention to rock music, Understanding Rock stands out as one of the first books that subjects diverse aspects of the music itself to close and sophisticated analytical scrutiny. Written by some of the best young scholars in musicology and music theory, the essays in this volume use harmonic, melodic, rhythmic,... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 1992; US$ 24.99
In the 1950s, New York City's Birdland was the center of the world of modern jazz--and a revelation to Bill Crow, a wet-behind-the-ears twenty-two-year-old from Washington State. Located on Broadway between 52nd and 53rd streets, the club named for the incomparable Charlie "Bird" Parker boasted lifesize photo murals of modern jazzmen... more...
- Soft Skull Press 2011; US$ 16.95
Bring the Noise weaves together interviews, reviews, essays, and features to create a critical history of the last twenty years of pop culture, juxtaposing the voices of many of rock and hip hop?s most provocative artistsóMorrissey, Public Enemy, The Beastie Boys, The Stone Roses, P.J. Harvey, Radioheadówith Reynolds?s own passionate analysis. With... more...