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  • 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...

  • Brazilian Popular Music and Globalizationby Charles A. Perrone; Christopher Dunn

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 43.95

    This collection of articles by leading scholars traces the history of Brazilian pop music through the twentieth-century. more...

  • Before Elvisby Larry Birnbaum

    Scarecrow Press 2012; US$ 43.00

    An essential work for rock fans and scholars, Before Elvis: The Prehistory of Rock ?n? Roll surveys the origins of rock ?n? roll from the minstrel era to the emergence of Bill Haley and Elvis Presley. Unlike other histories of rock, Before Elvis offers a far broader and deeper analysis of the influences on rock music. Dispelling common misconceptions,... more...

  • Redefining Mainstream Popular Musicby Sarah Baker; Andy Bennett; Jodie Taylor

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 51.95

    Redefining Mainstream Popular Music is a collection of seventeen essays that critically examines the idea of the "mainstream" in and across a variety of popular music styles and contexts. Notions of what is popular vary across generations and cultures ? what may have been considered alternative to one group may be perceived as mainstream to another.... more...

  • The Latin Tingeby John Storm Roberts

    Oxford University Press 1999; US$ 34.99

    The Tejano superstar Selena and the tango revival both in the dance clubs and on Broadway are only the most obvious symptoms of how central Latin music is to American musical life. Latino rap has brought a musical revolution, while Latin and Brazilian jazz are ever more significant on the jazz scene. With the first edition of The Latin Tinge , John... more...

  • Looking Up at Downby William Barlow

    Temple University Press 2011; US$ 38.95

    More than just a history of a musical genre, Looking Up at Down traces the evolution of the various strands of blues music within the broader context of the culture on which it commented, and discusses its importance as a form of cultural resistance and identity for Afro-Americans. William Barlow explores the lyrics, describes the musical styles,... more...

  • They Sing the Wedding of Godby John Napier

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

    In Rajasthan, India, a caste of musicians and mendicants, the Nath-Jogis, sing stories of kings who renounce their thrones to become wandering mendicants. They also sing of a god, Mahadeva, Shiva, who must abandon his world-renouncing life and marry, thus establishing the very caste that tells his story. This is the first detailed ethnomusicological... more...

  • Jazz in New Orleansby Charles Suhor

    Scarecrow Press 2001; US$ 66.00

    Jazz in New Orleans provides accurate information about, and an insightful interpretation of, jazz in New Orleans from the end of World War II through 1970. more...

  • We All Want to Change the Worldby Tom Waldman

    Taylor Trade Publishing 2003; US$ 23.99

    We All Want to Change the World provides a cogent and fascinating evaluation of post-World War II American commercial music and its complex, multi-faceted impact on the world of politics. more...

  • The Story of Fake Booksby Barry Kernfeld

    Scarecrow Press 2006; US$ 57.00

    Bootleg fake books - unauthorized anthologies of songs notated in a musical shorthand - have been used for decades by countless pop, jazz, and country musicians. Drawing from FBI files, newspaper accounts, court records, and oral history, Bootlegging Songs to Musicians reveals the previously unknown stories of the origins and prosecution of pop-song... more...