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  • Nine Seventeenth-Century Organ Transcriptions from the Operas of Lullyby Almonte C. Jr. Howell

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Jean-Baptiste Lully is perhaps best known in the history of music as the founder of French opera. Although Italian-born himself, he created a form of opera so suited to French tastes and needs that it alone, among the attempts of various other nations at operatic forms of their own, was able to resist domination by Italian opera and to maintain its... more...

  • The Ballad Book of John Jacob Nilesby John Jacob Niles; Ron Pen

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    A legend in the folk music community, John Jacob Niles enjoyed a lengthy career as a balladeer, folk collector, and songwriter. Ever close to his Kentucky roots, he spent much of his adulthood searching for the most well-loved songs of the southern Appalachia. The Ballad Book of John Jacob Niles brings together a wealth of songs with the stories... more...

  • Kentucky Folkmusicby Burt Feintuch

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    In 1899, a fundraising program for Berea College featured a group of students from the mountains of eastern Kentucky singing traditional songs from their homes. The audience was entranced. That small en-counter at the end of the last century lies near the beginning of an unparalleled national -- and international -- fascination with the indigenous... 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...

  • Singing The Glory Downby William Lynwood Montell

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    In Singing the Glory Down , William Lynwood Montell contributes to a fuller understanding of twentieth-century American culture by examining the complex relationships between gospel music and the culture of the nineteen-county study area in which this music has flourished for a hundred years. He has recorded the memories and feelings of those who... more...

  • Virginia's Blues, Country, and Gospel Records, 1902-1943by Kip Lornell

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    During the years before World War II, hundreds of traditional musicians were sought out by commercial record companies, brought to New York or into local -- often makeshift -- studios, to cut recordings that would be marketed as "race" and "hillbilly" music. Virginia was home to scores of these performers, several of whom were to become internationally... 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...

  • Music in English Renaissance Dramaby John H. Long

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Nowhere is the richness and variety of the English Renaissance better shown than in the dramatic works of the period which combined to an unusual degree the arts of poetry, music, acting, and dance. This collection of essays by a number of distinguished scholars offers a series of views of the music of this drama -- ranging from the mystery cycles... more...