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  • 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...

  • The Knowledge: Jazzby John Fordham

    Quadrille Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 14.58

    The jazz paradox: why has an art that has so transformed the world?s music in barely 100 years, remained so widely misunderstood? Jazz shines light on the subject for those intrigued by its influence and creativity, but also mystified by its occasionally esoteric habits. From charting the first wave of jazz to breaking down its full history, Jazz... more...

  • Classic FM Handy Guide: Video Game Musicby Sam Jackson

    Elliott & Thompson 2015; US$ 9.99

    High quality soundtracks composed for video games have only been around for a few decades, but their popularity is fast becoming a global phenomenon. Packed full of essential information, this pocket-sized handbook explores the way the music has developed in step with gaming technology, as the once-niche genre increasingly enters the mainstream. ... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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$ 140.00

    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...

  • So Many Roadsby David Browne

    Da Capo Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    The definitive, first truly complete narrative biography of the Grateful Dead, told with the cooperation of and based on new interviews with surviving band members more...