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  • Mods, Rockers, and the Music of the British Invasionby James Perone

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 70.00

    Musical floodgates were opened after the Beatles' first appearance on ^IThe Ed Sullivan Show^R on February 9, 1964. Suddenly, the U.S. record charts, radio, and television were overrun with British rock and pop musicians. Although this British Invasion was the first exposure many Americans had to popular music from the United Kingdom, British pop... more...

  • Story behind the Protest Songby Hardeep Phull

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 91.00

    Protest songs are united by the fact they all have something to say, something to dispute, or something to rile against, whether it be political, social, or personal. Story Behind the Protest Song features 50 of the most influential musical protests and statements recorded to date, providing pop-culture viewpoints on some of the most tumultuous times... more...

  • Where the Dark and the Light Folks Meetby Randall Sandke

    Scarecrow Press 2010; US$ 25.99

    Sandke tackles the stubborn and controversial question of whether jazz is the product of an insulated African-American environment, shut off from the rest of society by strictures of segregation and discrimination; or whether it is more properly understood as the juncture of a variety of influences under the broader umbrella of American culture.... more...

  • Icons of Rock: An Encyclopedia of the Legends Who Changed Music Forever [2 volumes]by Scott Schinder; Andy Schwartz

    ABC-CLIO 2007; US$ 191.00

    More than half a century after the birth of rock, the musical genre that began as a rebellious underground phenomenon is now acknowledged as America's-and the world's-most popular and influential musical medium, as well as the soundtrack to several generations' worth of history. From Ray Charles to Joni Mitchell to Nirvana, rock music has been an... more...

  • The Pocket DJby Sarah Lewitinn

    Gallery Books 2010; US$ 26.95

    With more than two thousand songs handpicked and organized by former Spin magazine writer and editor Sarah Lewitinn (aka Ultragrrrl), The Pocket DJ is the ultimate insider's reference guide for selecting music, downloading MP3s, and making all-purpose mixes for every occasion imaginable. Playlists include: Essential genres: with crowd-pleasing... more...

  • Word and Music Studiesby Suzanne M. Lodato; David Francis Urrows

    Editions Rodopi 2005; US$ 61.60

    The nine interdisciplinary essays in this volume were presented in 2003 in Berlin at the Fourth International Conference on Word and Music Studies, which was sponsored by The International Association for Word and Music Studies (WMA). The nine articles in this volume cover two areas: “Surveying the Field” and “Music and the Spoken Word”.... more...

  • Start and Run Your Own Record Label, Third Editionby Daylle Deanna Schwartz

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2010; US$ 21.95

    For everyone interested in starting a record label?to market new talent or to release and promote their own music?there has never been a better time to do it! Music can be released, distributed, and promoted for a fraction of traditional costs. Veteran author and music-business consultant Daylle Deanna Schwartz (who started and ran her own label)... more...

  • Skaby Heather Augustyn

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 35.00

    Before Bob Marley brought reggae to the world, before Jimmy Cliff and Peter Tosh, before thousands of musicians played a Jamaican rhythm, there were the men and women who created ska music, a blend of jazz, American rhythm and blues, and the indigenous music of the Caribbean. This book tells the story of ska music and its development from Jamaica to... more...

  • Listen to Thisby Alex Ross

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 20.99

    One of The Telegraph 's Best Music Books 2011 Alex Ross's award-winning international bestseller, The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century , has become a contemporary classic, establishing Ross as one of our most popular and acclaimed cultural historians. Listen to This , which takes its title from a beloved 2004 essay in which Ross... more...

  • Chicken Soup for the Soul: Country Musicby Jack Canfield; Mark Victor Hansen; Randy Rudder

    Chicken Soup for the Soul 2011; US$ 14.95

    Readers will get an inside look at the personal stories behind their favorite country songs as songwriters get up close and personal with exclusive stories about how and why they wrote them. Songs tell a story, and now many of country music?s most famous singers and songwriters are sharing more of the story! These artists reveal the inspiration, influence,... more...