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  • Capitol Contingencyby Brandon Gentry

    Garrett County Press 2012; US$ 9.99

    Capitol Contingency chronicles a unique time in a uniquely vibrant music scene: Washington, D.C., 1991-1999. Punk was broken; the Internet had yet to engulf society; the major label compact disc marketing system was in its greatest -- and final -- era of dominance before its file-sharing-imposed collapse. And the nation's capital, already ground... more...

  • The 2000s Pop Music Quizby Paul Andrews

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 2.99

    How well do you know your 2000's Pop Music? This Quiz book will test even the most avid fan, with questions that span the 2000's bands and songs! Test yourself and your friends with this 2000's Pop Music Quiz Book. more...

  • Time and memory in reggae musicby Sarah Daynes

    Manchester University Press 2010; US$ 95.00

    On the basis of a body of reggae songs from the 1970s and late 1990s, this book offers a sociological analysis of memory, hope and redemption in reggae music. From Dennis Brown to Sizzla, the way in which reggae music constructs a musical, religious and socio-political memory in rupture with dominant models is vividly illustrated by the lyrics themselves.... more...

  • Beat sound, Beat visionby Laurence Coupe

    Manchester University Press 2012; US$ 95.00

    This book reveals the ideas behind the Beat vision which influenced the Beat sound of the songwriters who followed on from them. Having explored the thinking of Alan Watts, who coined the term ‘Beat Zen’, and who influenced the counterculture which emerged out of the Beat movement, it celebrates Jack Kerouac as a writer in pursuit of a ‘beatific’... more...

  • 50 Centby Saddleback Educational Publishing

    Saddleback Educational Publishing 2013; US$ 14.95

    There's no doubt about it, today's students listen to an average of 2.5 hours of music every day. Guess what they are listening to? Hip-hop is mainstream, continually topping Billboard's Hot 100 charts. These hi-lo biographies engage striving readers from the very beginning with blinged-out covers, stunning four-color photographs, modern and graphic... more...

  • Lil Wayneby Saddleback Educational Publishing

    Saddleback Educational Publishing 2013; US$ 14.95

    There's no doubt about it, today's students listen to an average of 2.5 hours of music every day. Guess what they are listening to? Hip-hop is mainstream, continually topping Billboard's Hot 100 charts. These hi-lo biographies engage striving readers from the very beginning with blinged-out covers, stunning four-color photographs, modern and graphic... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Before Elvisby Larry Birnbaum

    Scarecrow Press 2012; US$ 43.99

    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...