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  • The History of Jazzby Ted Gioia

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 12.99

    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...

  • A House on Fireby John A. Jackson

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 59.99

    Gamble, Huff, and Bell were the pre-eminent soul music producers of the 1970s. This book tells the story of their meteoric rise, their years of unstoppable success, and their demise from payola, competition, a tough economy, and the inevitability of changing popular tastes. more...

  • In Tuneby Ben Wynne

    LSU Press 2014; US$ 15.99

    "Ben Wynne is clearly 'in tune' from the first page to the last of this brilliantly conceived, beautifully written, and often moving account of two remarkably creative performers of different races who drew on their otherwise comparable circumstances to produce what was 'not black or white music, but American music,' a legacy, that as Wynne shows,... more...

  • Is Jazz Dead?by Stuart Nicholson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 40.95

    Is Jazz Dead? examines the state of jazz in America at the turn of the twenty-first century. Musicians themselves are returning to New Orleans, Swing, and Bebop styles, while the work of the '60s avant-garde and even '70s and '80s jazz-rock is roundly ignored. Meanwhile, global jazz musicians are creating new and exciting music that is just starting... more...

  • Is Rock Dead?by Kevin J.H. Dettmar

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 38.95

    Rock and roll's death has been forecast nearly since its birth; the country song "The Death of Rock and Roll" appeared in September 1956, showing that the music had already outraged a more conservative listening audience. Is Rock Dead? sets out to explore the varied and sometimes conflicting ways in which the death of rock has been discussed both... more...

  • It All Happened in Renfro Valleyby Pete Stamper

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 24.95

    For sixty years, Renfro Valley has highlighted some of the biggest and most influential names in country and folk music. The show began in the 1930s as a combination radio broadcast and stage performance, and today it has grown into an array of shows and headliner concerts featuring old-time country music, country gospel, modern country, bluegrass,... more...

  • JAMericaby Peter Conners

    Da Capo Press 2013; US$ 25.99

    Interviews with the most recognizable names in the jam band scene build a narrative that progresses through time more...

  • Jazzby James Lincoln Collier

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 19.95

    More than a chronological history of a unique musical form, this study examines how jazz influenced American society. The author argues that jazz both reflects and celebrates a uniquely American world view. more...

  • Jazz And Its Discontentsby Francis Davis

    Da Capo Press 2009; US$ 20.00

    A spirited collection of profiles, reporting, and commentary spanning the cultural scene by one of the finest essayists writing today more...

  • Jazz Changesby Martin Williams

    Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 19.95

    Jazz Changes is the late Martin Williams's third and perhaps best collection of jazz portraits, interviews, narrative accounts of recording sessions, rehearsals, and performances, important liner notes, and far reaching discussions of musicians and their music. The collection includes thirty years of Williams's finest pieces taking readers on an engaging... more...