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  • Black British Jazzby Jason Toynbee; Catherine Tackley; Mark Doffman

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Black British musicians have been making jazz since around 1920. This book reveals their hidden history and major contribution to the development of jazz in the UK. The chapters show the importance of black British jazz in terms of musical hybridity and the cultural significance of race. The volume also provides a case study in how music of the African... more...

  • Post-War French Popular Musicby Adeline Cordier

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Jacques Brel, Georges Brassens and Léo Ferré are three emblematic figures of post-war French popular music who have been constantly associated with each other by the public and the media. They have been described as the epitome of chanson, and of 'Frenchness'. But there is more to the trio than a musical trinity: this new study examines... more...

  • Bachata and Dominican Identity / La bachata y la identidad dominicanaby Julie A. Sellers

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    Bachata--a guitar-based romantic music that debuted in Santo Domingo's urban shantytowns in the 1960s--is today one of the hottest Latin genres. Dominicans at home and abroad have embraced bachata as synonymous with national identity. Still, fans and musicians have not forgotten the social stigma the genre carried for decades. This book interweaves... more...

  • K-pop ? The International Rise of the Korean Music Industryby JungBong Choi; Roald Maliangkay

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    K-pop, described by Time Magazine in 2012 as "South Korea?s greatest export", has rapidly achieved a large worldwide audience of devoted fans largely through distribution over the Internet. This book examines the phenomenon, and discusses the reasons for its success. It considers the national and transnational conditions that have played a role in... more...

  • Nashville Songwriterby Jake Brown

    BenBella Books, Inc. 2014; US$ 16.95

    You?ve heard them on the radio, listened to them on repeat for days, and sang along at the top of your lungs—but have you ever wondered about the real stories behind all your favorite country songs? Nashville Songwriter gives readers the first completely authorized collection of the true stories that inspired hits by the biggest multi-platinum... more...

  • Making Diaspora in a Global City: South Asian Youth Cultures in Londonby Helen Kim

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    The exciting diasporic sounds of the London Asian urban music scene are a cross-section of the various genres of urban music that include bhangra "remix," R&B and hip hop styles, as well as dubstep and other "urban" sample-oriented electronic music. This book brings together a unique analysis of urban underground music cultures in exploring just how... more...

  • Some Wear Leather, Some Wear Laceby Andi Harriman; Marloes Bontje

    Intellect 2014; US$ 20.00

    It was a scene that had many names: some original members referred to themselves as punks, others new romantics, new wavers, the bats, or the morbids. 'Goth' did not gain lexical currency until the late 1980s. more...

  • Geek Rockby Alex DiBlasi; Victoria Willis

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 64.99

    Geek Rock: An Exploration of Music and Subculture examines the relationship between geek culture and popular music, tracing a history from the late 1960s to the present day. This collection of essays explores the evolution of ?geek rock? from songs about cars and girls to monster movies, outer space, and what it means to be ?white and nerdy.? ... more...

  • Global Pop: World Music World Marketsby Timothy D Taylor

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95

    Global Pop examines the rise of "world musics" and "world beat", and some of the musicians associated with these new genres such as Peter Gabriel, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, and Johnny Clegg. Drawing on a wide range of sources - academic, popular, cyber, interviews, and the music itself - Global Pop charts an accessible path through many of the issues... more...

  • Vibe Merchantsby Ray Hitchins

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Vibe Merchants offers an insider’s perspective on the development of Jamaican popular music. This rare perspective focuses on the actual details of music making practice, rationalised in the context of the economic and creative forces that locally drive music production. By focusing on the work of audio engineers and musicians, recording studios... more...