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  • "Cashville" - Dilution of Original Country Music Identity through Increasing Commercializationby Stephanie Schäfer

    Diplomica Verlag 2012; US$ 39.64

    Hauptbeschreibung Where I come from, it's cornbread and chicken. This line from Alan Jackson's country hit defines the genre as the music of the American South. All its ambiguity set aside, the South stands proudly for its hospitality, politeness, sense of place and community. Family and religion are traditionally more important down there than in... more...

  • "Country Music is Wherever the Soul of a Country Music Fan Is": Opryland U.S.A. and the Importance of Home in Country Musicby Jeremy Hill

    The University of North Carolina Press 2011; US$ 0.99

    "Nixon's visit (only five months before his resignation) was seen by national journalists and politicos to be a trip to one of the few places where he would still receive a warm reception, and it was quite warm indeed. Nixon took the stage, played two songs on the piano, and bantered with Roy Acuff." When the Opry changed sites it wasn't without... more...

  • "Do You Know...?"by Robert R. Faulkner; Howard S. Becker

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 18.00

    Every night, somewhere in the world, three or four musicians will climb on stage together. Whether the gig is at a jazz club, a bar, or a bar mitzvah, the performance never begins with a note, but with a question. The trumpet player might turn to the bassist and ask, “Do you know ‘Body and Soul’?”—and from there the... more...

  • 1000 Songs that Rock Your Worldby Dave Thompson

    F+W Media 2011; US$ 19.99

    1000 Songs That Rock Your World is the ultimate visual guide to the best rock music ever produced. From Abba to ZZ Top, it's not simply the ideal playlist, it's a one-stop catalog of a half-century of Rock 'n' Roll. Showcasing songs by nearly 500 artists in all rock genres, 1000 Songs That Rock Your World goes behind the scenes to uncover the fascinating... more...

  • 1001 Songsby Toby Creswell

    Hardie Grant Books 2007; US$ 19.95

    When RocKwiz, the hugely popular SBS TV rock trivia show, look for questions, there is one resource they continually turn to Toby Creswell's 1001 Songs. The stories behind the great songs of all time from Gershwin to Missy Elliott, from Bob Dylan to Alicia Keys, Sinatra to Offsping, Leonard Cohen to Pulp are all in there. RocKwiz 1001 Songs tells... more...

  • 1972by Gerd Katthage

    Posth Verlag 2012; US$ 10.87

    Hauptbeschreibung 1972 - ein Jahr Popkultur. Ein kurzer Sommer, der selbstbewusst eine große Utopie verkündet: Rockmusik erlöst und erträumt eine andere, eine neue Welt. (Kraut)Rock ist Freiheit. Auf dem Höhepunkt seiner Bedeutung entdeckt der Rock zugleich die dunkle Seite seines traumhaften Sounds, ahnt ein tragisches Scheitern. 1972 - Storys,... more...

  • 1989by Joshua Clover

    University of California Press 2009; US$ 23.95

    In a tour de force of lyrical theory, Joshua Clover boldly reimagines how we understand both pop music and its social context in a vibrant exploration of a year famously described as "the end of history." Amid the historic overturnings of 1989, including the fall of the Berlin Wall, pop music also experienced striking changes. Vividly conjuring cultural... more...

  • The 2000s Pop Music Quizby Paul Andrews

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 2.99

    How well do you know your 2000's Pop Music? This Quiz book will test even the most avid fan, with questions that span the 2000's bands and songs! Test yourself and your friends with this 2000's Pop Music Quiz Book. more...

  • 2Stonedby Andrew Loog Oldham

    Random House 2012; US$ 15.63

    In 1963, in a south London hotel, Andrew Loog Oldham discovered an unknown rhythm and blues band called the Rolling Stones and became their manager and producer; by 1967 they had achieved worldwide celebrity, been arrested in a notorious drugs raid and split with the manager that made them. 2Stoned is the remarkable record of these years, when... more...

  • 31 Songsby Nick Hornby

    Penguin Books Ltd 2007; Not Available

    31 Songs is best-selling author Nicky Hornby's ultimate desert island disks Through thirty-one songs that he either loves or has loved, Nick Hornby tells us what music means to his life. These personal and passionate pieces - refreshingly free of pretension - are a celebration of the joy that certain songs have given him. Together with additional... more...