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  • What Is Punk?by Eric Morse; Anny Yi

    Akashic Books 2015; US$ 4.99

    A wonderfully illustrated children's history of punk rock, from a progressive/idealistic perspective. more...

  • Children Of The Revolutionby Dave Thompson

    Cherry Red Books 2015; US$ 10.94

    Initially written off as a fad, Glam Rock has survived and thrived since its early-Seventies heyday and now stands as a uniquely influential period of pomp, glitz, glamour and parent-unfriendly fashion. The first half of the decade saw an explosion of colour and melody that provided the perfect counterweight to the otherwise grim conditions the UK... more...

  • From the chanson française to the canzone d'autore in the 1960s and 1970sby Dr Rachel Haworth; Professor Derek B Scott; Professor Stan Hawkins

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 109.95

    The similarities between the chanson française and the canzone d'autore have been often noted but never fully explored. Both genres are national forms which involve the figure of the singer-songwriter, both experienced their golden age of production in the post-World War II period and both are enduringly popular, still accounting for a large proportion... more...

  • Klezmerby Hankus Netsky

    Temple University Press 2015; US$ 64.50

    Klezmer presents a lively and detailed overview of the folk musical tradition as practiced in Philadelphia's twentieth-century Jewish community. Through interviews, archival research, and recordings, Hankus Netsky constructs an ethnographic portrait of Philadelphia?s Jewish musicians, the environment they worked in, and the repertoire they performed... more...

  • Bluegrass in Baltimoreby Tim Newby

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 35.00

    With an influx of Appalachian migrants who came looking for work in the 1940s and 1950s, Baltimore found itself populated by some extraordinary mountain musicians and was for a brief time the center of the bluegrass world. Life in Baltimore for these musicians was not easy. There were missed opportunities, personal demons and always the up-hill battle... more...

  • Stimme, Kultur, Identitätby Martin Pfleiderer; Tilo Hähnel; Katrin Horn; Christian Bielefeldt

    transcript 2015; US$ 35.30

    Dieses Buch widmet sich den Stimmen und Gesangsweisen in der populären Musik der USA. Am Beispiel von Sängerinnen und Sängern aus den Bereichen Vaudeville, Gospel, Blues, American Popular Song, Musical, Jazz, Country, Folk, Rhythm & Blues, Rock'n'Roll und Soul beschreiben die Beiträge detailliert, wie vokale Ausdrucksmittel einander über Genregrenzen... more...

  • Crate Diggerby Bob Suren

    Microcosm Publishing 2015; US$ 8.99

    A small town Florida teenager discovers punk rock through a loaned mix tape and punk music and culture slowly takes over all aspects of his life. His new passion causes him to form a band, track down out-of-print records that he loves and begin to reissue them, open a record store, begin a record distribution operation as a public service, mentor... more...

  • The First Collection of Criticism by a Living Female Rock Criticby Jessica Hopper

    Featherproof Books 2015; US$ 9.95

    Jessica Hopper's music criticism has earned her a reputation as a firebrand, a keen observer and fearless critic not just of music but the culture around it. With this volume spanning from her punk fanzine roots to her landmark piece on R. Kelly's past, The First Collection leaves no doubt why The New York Times has called Hopper's work "influential."... more...

  • Chilean New Songby J Patrice McSherry

    Temple University Press 2015; US$ 44.95

    Chilean New Song ( la Nueva Canción chilena ) entranced and uplifted a country that struggled for social change during the turbulent 1960s and early 1970s, until the 1973 coup that overthrew democratic socialist president Salvador Allende. This powerful musical style?with its poetic lyrics and haunting blend of traditional indigenous wind and stringed... more...

  • Preserving Popular Music Heritageby Sarah Baker

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    There is a growing awareness around the world of the pressing need to archive the material remnants of popular music so as to safeguard the national and local histories of this cultural form. Current research suggests that in the past 20 or so years there has been an expansion of DIY heritage practice, with the founding of numerous DIY popular music... more...