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  • The Half That's Never Been Toldby Doctor Dread; Bunny Wailer

    Akashic Books 2015; US$ 16.95

    A passionate memoir and fearless behind-the-scenes look at the personal lives of the biggest reggae stars in the world. more...

  • From Botham to the Beatlesby Tim Hudson; Henry Cooper

    G2 Rights Ltd 2015; US$ 2.90

    George Timothy Hudson should, by all the rules of inheritance, have lived a righteous and unblemished life as a cotton merchant middle-class, respectable and respected. Instead he became a cricketer, leading DJ in Hollywood, rock and roll promoter, discoverer of The Moody Blues, husband of four, lover of many, Ian Botham's friend and business adviser.... more...

  • Country Music Goes to Warby Charles K. Wolfe; James E. Akenson

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    "Listening to the Beat of the Bomb" UPK author Charles Wolfe discusses his work and his new book Country Music Goes to War in the NEW YORK TIMES. While Toby Keith suggests that Americans should unite in support of the president, the Dixie Chicks assert their right to criticize the current administration and its military pursuits. Country songs about... more...

  • It All Happened in Renfro Valleyby Pete Stamper

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 24.95

    For sixty years, Renfro Valley has highlighted some of the biggest and most influential names in country and folk music. The show began in the 1930s as a combination radio broadcast and stage performance, and today it has grown into an array of shows and headliner concerts featuring old-time country music, country gospel, modern country, bluegrass,... more...

  • Southern Music/American Musicby Bill C. Malone; David Stricklin

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    Southern Music/American Music is the first book to investigate the facets of American music from the South and the many popular forms that emerged from it. In this substantially revised and updated edition, Bill C. Malone and David Stricklin bring this classic work into the twenty-first century, including new material on recent phenomena such as the... more...

  • Country Music Annual 2000by Charles K. Wolfe; James E. Akenson

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    The swelling interest in popular music studies has far outpaced the outlets for publication. Country music, with its all-too-familiar stereotypes, has been particularly slow to gain scholarly acceptance. With the Country Music Annual , scholars, students, and even fans now have a outlet for the dissemination of research and ideas. Each volume of... more...

  • Country Music Annual 2001by Charles K. Wolfe; James E. Akenson

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    The swelling interest in popular music studies has far outpaced the outlets for publication. With the Country Music Annual , scholars, students, and interested readers have a place for sharing their research and ideas. The subjects of this second volume range from one of the very first musicians to make country records, Henry Gilliland, to the... more...

  • Country Music Annual 2002by Charles K. Wolfe; James E. Akenson

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    In the third volume of this acclaimed country music series, readers can explore topics ranging from the career of country music icon Conway Twitty to the recent phenomenal success of the bluegrass flavored soundtrack to the film O Brother, Where Art Thou? . The tricky relationship between conservative politics and country music in the sixties, the... more...

  • Mountaineer Jamboreeby Ivan M. Tribe

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    Jamboree! To many country music fans the word conjures up memories of Saturday nights around the family radio listening to live broadcasts from that haven of hillbilly music, West Virginia. From 1926 through the 1950s, as Ivan Tribe shows in his lively history, country music radio programming made the Mountain State a mecca for country singers and... more...

  • God Bless Americaby Kathleen E.R. Smith

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 45.00

    After Pearl Harbor, Tin Pan Alley songwriters rushed to write the Great American War Song -- an "Over There" for World War II. The most popular songs, however, continued to be romantic ballads, escapist tunes, or novelty songs. To remedy the situation, the federal government created the National Wartime Music Committee, an advisory group of the Office... more...