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  • Bring the Noiseby Simon Reynolds

    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...

  • The Cowboy in Country Musicby Don Cusic

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 45.00

    This series of biographical profiles shines a spotlight on that special place "Where the West meets the Guitar." From Gene Autry and Roy Rogers to contemporary artists like Michael Murphy, Red Steagall, Don Edwards and Riders in the Sky, many entertainers have performed music of the West, a genre separate from mainstream country music and... more...

  • Swamp Popby Shane K. Bernard

    University Press of Mississippi 1996; US$ 22.00

    A search for the sources and sounds of an often overlooked sister genre of Cajun and zydeco music. more...

  • Music of the 1980sby Thomas Harrison

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 55.00

    Beyond coverage of mainstream 80s music, such as "hair band" hard rock, pop, new wave, and rap, this compilation of essential musical artists also covers genres like classical, jazz, outlaw country, and music theater. more...

  • 1000 Songs that Rock Your Worldby Dave Thompson

    F+W Media 2011; US$ 19.99

    1000 Songs That Rock Your World is the ultimate visual guide to the best rock music ever produced. From Abba to ZZ Top, it's not simply the ideal playlist, it's a one-stop catalog of a half-century of Rock 'n' Roll. Showcasing songs by nearly 500 artists in all rock genres, 1000 Songs That Rock Your World goes behind the scenes to uncover the fascinating... more...

  • Unbelievableby Cheo Hodari Coker

    Augustus Publishing 2011; US$ 9.95

    In this riveting account of Biggie?s remarkable life, hip hop journalist Cheo Hodari Coker tells the story you?ve never heard about the dramatic, tension-filled world of Biggie, Tupac, Puff Daddy, and Suge Knight, tracing their friendships and feuds from the beginning to the bitter end. Despite the clash of personalities and styles, all four were... more...

  • Africa and the Bluesby Gerhard Kubik

    University Press of Mississippi 2008; US$ 25.00

    In 1969 Gerhard Kubik chanced to encounter a Mozambican labor migrant, a miner in Transvaal, South Africa, tapping a cipendani, a mouth-resonated musical bow. A comparable instrument was seen in the hands of a white Appalachian musician who claimed it as part of his own cultural heritage. Through connections like these Kubik realized that the link... more...

  • Nobody Knows Where the Blues Come Fromby Robert Springer

    University Press of Mississippi 2007; US$ 25.00

    Musicians and music scholars rightly focus on the sounds of the blues and the colorful life stories of blues performers. Equally important and, until now, inadequately studied are the lyrics. The international contributors to Nobody Knows Where the Blues Come From explore this aspect of the blues and establish the significance of African American popular... more...

  • Reggae, Rastafari, and the Rhetoric of Social Controlby Stephen A. King; Barry T. Bays; P. Rene Foster

    University Press of Mississippi 2002; US$ 45.00

    Who changed Bob Marley's famous peace-and-love anthem into "Come to Jamaica and feel all right"? When did the Rastafarian fighting white colonial power become the smiling Rastaman spreading beach towels for American tourists? Drawing on research in social movement theory and protest music, Reggae, Rastafari, and the Rhetoric of Social Control traces... more...

  • Traces of the Spiritby Robin Sylvan

    NYU Press 2002; US$ 75.00

    "Sylvan's thesis furnishes far more of the same valued experiences than is usually realized: ritual activity, communal ceremony, a philosophy and worldview, a code for living one's life, a cultural identity, a social structure, a sense of belonging, and crucially, Sylvan argues encounters with the numinous.". — Journal of Religion.... more...