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  • Hardcore, Punk, and Other Junkby Eric James Abbey; Colin Helb; Evan Ware; Sean Ahern; Mika Elovaara; Marcus Erbe; Nelson Varas-Diaz; Eliut Rivera-Segarra; Ross Hagan; Brian Cogan; Kevin Fellezs

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    Hardcore, Punk, and Other Junk: Aggressive Sounds in Contemporary Music , edited by Eric James Abbey and Colin Helb, is a collection of writings on music that is considered aggressive throughout the world. This collection reflects the importance of aggressive music within our society and how this music effects and informs contemporary issues. ... more...

  • Ragged but Rightby Lynn Abbott; Doug Seroff

    University Press of Mississippi 2007; US$ 75.00

    The commercial explosion of ragtime in the early twentieth century created previously unimagined opportunities for black performers. However, every prospect was mitigated by systemic racism. The biggest hits of the ragtime era weren't Scott Joplin's stately piano rags. "Coon songs," with their ugly name, defined ragtime for the masses.... more...

  • Blues Music in the Sixtiesby Ulrich Adelt

    Rutgers University Press 2010; US$ 23.95

    In the 1960s, within the larger context of the civil rights movement and the burgeoning counterculture, the blues changed from black to white in its production and reception, as audiences became increasingly white. Yet, while this was happening, blackness-especially black masculinity-remained a marker of authenticity. Blues Music in the Sixties... more...

  • Mondo Exoticaby Francesco Adinolfi; Karen Pinkus

    Duke University Press 2008; US$ 89.95

    An encyclopedic account of the sounds and obsessions of the Space Age/Cold War period and the renewed interest in them evident in contemporary music and design. more...

  • Jazz Culturesby David Ake

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 15.95

    From its beginning, jazz has presented a contradictory social world: jazz musicians have worked diligently to erase old boundaries, but they have just as resolutely constructed new ones. David Ake's vibrant and original book considers the diverse musics and related identities that jazz communities have shaped over the course of the twentieth century,... more...

  • Jazz/Not Jazzby David Ake; Charles Hiroshi Garrett; Daniel Ira Goldmark

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 36.95

    What is jazz? What is gained?and what is lost?when various communities close ranks around a particular definition of this quintessentially American music? Jazz/Not Jazz explores some of the musicians, concepts, places, and practices which, while deeply connected to established jazz institutions and aesthetics, have rarely appeared in traditional... more...

  • All Shook Upby Glenn C. Altschuler

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 19.99

    The birth of rock 'n roll ignited a firestorm of controversy--one critic called it "musical riots put to a switchblade beat"--but if it generated much sound and fury, what, if anything, did it signify?. As Glenn Altschuler reveals in All Shook Up, the rise of rock 'n roll--and the outraged reception to it--in fact can tell us a lot... more...

  • Musiciens cadiens et créoles / The Makers of Cajuns Musicby Barry Jean Ancelet

    Presses de l''niversite du Quebec 1984; US$ 7.50

    Musiciens cadiens et créoles est le résultat de dix ans de collaboration entre l’auteur et le photographe. Le livre offre une centaine de photographies en couleur de musiciens en public et chez eux. L’introduction de Barry Jean Ancelet résume brillamment l’évolution de la musique et la culture cadiennes, et sa discographie... more...

  • Flow, Gesture, and Spaces in Free Jazzby Moreno Andreatta

    Springer 2008; US$ 99.00

    Develops geometric theories of gestures and distributed identities, also known as swarm intelligence. This book exemplifies this approach in the framework of free jazz, which is a prototypical creative and collaborative art form. more...

  • The Ultimate Pop Music Quiz Bookby Paul Andrews

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 11.99

    Are you an expert on music from the 1960s through to the present day, whilst stopping off at Motown and knowing all about Christmas songs? Then this excellent quiz book is perfect for you! It will test you, your friends and families with your total knowledge of pop music.Split into sections covering the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 2000s, Motown, and Christmas,... more...