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  • Civic Jazzby Gregory Clark

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 25.00

    Jazz is born of collaboration, improvisation, and listening. In much the same way, the American democratic experience is rooted in the interaction of individuals. It is these two seemingly disparate, but ultimately thoroughly American, conceits that Gregory Clark examines in Civic Jazz. Melding Kenneth Burke?s concept of rhetorical communication... more...

  • Jazz Sells: Music, Marketing, and Meaningby Mark Laver

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    Jazz Sells: Music, Marketing, and Meaning examines the issues of jazz, consumption, and capitalism through advertising. On television, on the Internet, in radio, and in print, advertising is a critically important medium for the mass dissemination of music and musical meaning. This book is a study of the use of the jazz genre as a musical signifier... more...

  • 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...

  • Tequila, Senoritas and Teardropsby Adrian Peel

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 39.95

    Relying on facts, opinions and personal testimonies from the artists themselves, this book takes a detailed look at the huge impact that Mexican music and culture has had--and continues to have--on Country music in its various forms. Although this very American form of cultural expression has changed significantly over the last few years, Mexico--with... more...

  • New Waveby King Adkins

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    New Wave: Image is Everythin g traces the evolution of the often neglected pop music genre, new wave. Using artists from Elvis Costello to Cyndi Lauper as illustrations, the book argues that new wave was among the first flowerings of postmodern theory in popular culture. more...

  • The SAGE Handbook of Popular Musicby Andy Bennett; Steve Waksman

    SAGE Publications 2015; US$ 75.00

    The Handbook represents a timely and important contribution to popular music studies during a significant period of theoretical and empirical growth and innovation in the field. 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...