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  • Crossing Traditionsby Babacar M'Baye; Alexander Charles Oliver Hall

    Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 89.99

    In Crossing Traditions: American Popular Music in Local and Global Contexts, a wide range of scholarly contributions on the local and global significance of American popular music examines the connections between selected American blues, rock and roll, and hip-hop music and their equivalents from Senegal, Nigeria, England, India, and Mexico.... more...

  • Made in Spainby Sílvia Martinez; Héctor Fouce

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 41.95

    Made in Spain: Studies in Popular Music will serve as a comprehensive and rigorous introduction to the history, sociology and musicology of 20th century Spanish popular music. The volume will consist of 16 essays by leading scholars of Spanish music and will cover the major figures, styles and social contexts of pop music in Spain. Although all... more...

  • Black Metalby Dayal Patterson

    Feral House 2013; US$ 27.99

    Here is the most comprehensive history yet of this fascinating offshoot of extreme heavy metal. more...

  • Black, Blanc, Beurby Alain-Philippe Durand

    Scarecrow Press 2002; US$ 40.99

    Black, Blanc, Beur is about the emergence and growing notoriety of rap music and hip-hop culture in the French-speaking world (France, Quebec, and Western Africa). It provides an introduction to many forms of expression of hip-hop cultures (rap music, hip-hop dance, and graffiti/tagging). In addition to a foreword by Adam Krims, a noted rap authority,... more...

  • Skaby Heather Augustyn; Scott D. Calhoun

    Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 49.99

    In Ska: The Rhythm of Liberation , Heather Augustyn examines how ska music first emerged in Jamaica as a fusion of popular, traditional, and even classical musical forms. As a genre, it was a connection to Africa, a means of expression and protest, and a respite from the struggles of colonization and grinding poverty. Ska would later travel with... more...

  • Who Did It First?by Bob Leszczak

    Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 40.99

    The first in a series devoted to the story of great songs and their revivals, Who Did It First? is the perfect playlist builder. Whether quizzing friends at a party, answering a radio station contest, or simply satisfying an insatiable curiosity to know who really did do it first, this book is a must-have.Here readers will discover the little-known... more...

  • Experiencing Jazzby Michael Stephans

    Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 29.99

    Experiencing Jazz demonstrates how the act of listening to jazz takes place on a deeply personal level and takes readers on a whirlwind tour of the genre, instrument by instrument?offering not only brief portraits of key musicians like Joe Lovano and John Scofield, but also their own commentaries on how best to experience their music. Throughout,... more...

  • Chord Changes on the Chalkboardby Al Kennedy; Jr. Ellis Marsalis

    Scarecrow Press 2005; US$ 42.99

    Using over 90 original interviews, as well as his extensive research in a variety of New Orleans' archives, Dr. Kennedy deftly explores the role public school teachers had in the formative years of jazz, as well as the influence they continue to have on the musical life of one of America's foremost musical cities. As jazz and music mentors, these teachers... more...

  • Made in Italyby Franco Fabbri; Goffredo Plastino

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 41.95

    Made in Italy  serves as a comprehensive and rigorous introduction to the history, sociology, and musicology of contemporary Italian popular music. Each essay, written by a leading scholar of Italian music, covers the major figures, styles, and social contexts of pop music in Italy and provides adequate context so readers understand why the figure... more...

  • Situating Salsaby Lise Waxer

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 52.95

    Situating Salsa offers the first comprehensive consideration of salsa music and its social impact, in its multiple transnational contexts. more...