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  • Secrets of Stage Successby Louise Dearman

    Nick Hern Books 2015; US$ 14.99

    Two of the biggest musical-theatre stars working today answer questions submitted by the public on a wide range of theatrical topi. A message from LOUISE and MARK... This is the book for anyone who's seen a show and thought: 'That could be me...' That's what we used to think growing up, dreaming of working in musical theatre. Now, after years... more...

  • This Thing Called Musicby Victoria Lindsay Levine; Philip V. Bohlman

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 55.00

    In This Thing Called Music: Essays in Honor of Bruno Nettl, editors Victoria Lindsay Levine and Philip V. Bohlman salute not only a great scholar and beloved teacher, but also a thinker whose search for the meaning and ontology of music has exerted a global influence. more...

  • Theory for Ethnomusicologyby Ruth M. Stone

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 70.95

    For courses in ethnomusicological theory. This book covers ethnomusicological theory, exploring some of the underpinnings of different approaches and analyzing differences and commonalities in these orientations.  This text addresses how ethnomusicologists have used and applied these theories in ethnographic research. more...

  • PWL: From The Factory Floorby Phil Harding

    Cherry Red Books 2015; US$ 14.99

    To the modern pop world, Stock, Aitken and Waterman have taken on something of a legendary status in recent years. The PWL label and studios produced so many hits in the 1980s that their name became synonymous with success, and they created a template so expertly worked today. From Elton John?s tea boy to successful record producer, Phil Harding?s... more...

  • Brands That Rockby Roger Blackwell; Tina Stephan

    Wiley 2004; US$ 33.00 US$ 28.99

    The unique ability of rock and roll to inspire fanatical support from its customers is undeniable; the loyalty showered upon the Rolling Stones, Elton John, Aerosmith, and others who create it, unmatched; and the lessons for corporate America, endless. In the past, business leaders have looked to the successes of other firms to guide their own strategies... more...

  • The Rise of a Jazz Art Worldby Paul Lopes

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 41.00

    A unique sociological vision of the evolution of jazz music in the twentieth century, first published in 2002. more...

  • Jazz in Its Timeby Martin Williams

    Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 19.95

    From record album liner notes to serious academic pieces, Martin Williams has been perceptively chronicling the development of jazz for over three decades. In this, his newest collection of jazz writings, Williams brings together many of his best pieces and covers new ground, with short columns on Teddy Wilson and George Winston and a longer article,... more...

  • Jazz Changesby Martin Williams

    Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 19.95

    Jazz Changes is the late Martin Williams's third and perhaps best collection of jazz portraits, interviews, narrative accounts of recording sessions, rehearsals, and performances, important liner notes, and far reaching discussions of musicians and their music. The collection includes thirty years of Williams's finest pieces taking readers on an engaging... more...

  • The Jazz Revolutionby Kathy J. Ogren

    Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 19.95

    Born of African rhythms, the spiritual "call and response," and other American musical traditions, jazz was by the 1920s the dominant influence on this country's popular music. Writers of the Harlem Renaissance (Langston Hughes, Claude McKay, Zora Neale Hurston) and the "Lost Generation" (Malcolm Cowley, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and Gertrude Stein), along... more...

  • Wrong's What I Do Bestby Barbara Ching

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 49.99

    This is the first study of "hard" country music as well as the first comprehensive application of contemporary cultural theory to country music. Barbara Ching begins by defining the features that make certain country songs and artists "hard." She compares hard country music to "high" American culture, arguing that hard country deliberately focuses... more...