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  • The Jazz Revolutionby Kathy J. Ogren

    Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 19.95 US$ 17.16

    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 US$ 42.99

    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...

  • Chicago Jazzby William Howland Kenney

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 19.95 US$ 17.16

    Charts the development of jazz in Chicago before, during and after World War I. In addition to detailing the technical aspects of the jazz form that evolved during this time, the author describes the social and political ramifications of early urban jazz. more...

  • Echoes of Historyby Helen Rees

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 40.00 US$ 34.40

    Based on fieldwork and documentary research, this study is a chronicle of 200 years of the musical history of Lijiang County in China's southern Yunnan Province. It focuses on Dongjing music, repertoire borrowed from China's Han ethnic majority by the indigenous Naxi inhabitants of Lijiang County. more...

  • Jazzby James Lincoln Collier

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 19.95 US$ 17.16

    More than a chronological history of a unique musical form, this study examines how jazz influenced American society. The author argues that jazz both reflects and celebrates a uniquely American world view. more...

  • The Jazz Traditionby Martin Williams

    Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 39.99 US$ 34.39

    When it was first published in 1970, this lively and fascinating book was greeted with almost universal acclaim. The American Record Guide called it "the best one-volume of jazz we have," and the Jazz Journal praised it as "a brilliant study of the whole of jazz." Perhaps the greatest tribute was paid by Louis Armstrong himself who raved: "it... more...

  • Empirical Musicologyby Eric Clarke; Nicholas Cook

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 43.99 US$ 37.83

    The study of music is always, to some extent, "empirical," in that it involves testing ideas and interpretations against some kind of external reality. But in musicology, the kinds of empirical approaches familiar in the social sciences have played a relatively marginal role, being generally restricted to inter-disciplinary areas such as psychology... more...

  • Electric Folkby Britta Sweers

    Oxford University Press 2005; US$ 43.99 US$ 37.83

    In the 1960s and 1970s, a number of British musicians rediscovered traditional folk ballads, fusing the old melodies with rock, jazz, and blues styles to create a new genre dubbed "electric folk" or "British folk rock." This revival featured groups such as Steeleye Span, Fairport Convention, and Pentangle and individual performers like Shirley & Dolly... more...

  • Great Jobs for Music Majorsby Jan Goldberg

    McGraw-Hill Education 2004; US$ 18.00 US$ 14.76

    GREAT JOBS SERIES ANSWERS THE QUESTION "WHAT CAN I DO WITH A MAJOR IN . . Every college major gives students valuable skills and training, perfect for a wide range of careers. The Great Jobs series helps students: Assess talents and skills for a job Explore a wide range of career options Target the perfect career Present college majors... more...

  • Is Rock Dead?by Kevin J.H. Dettmar

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 38.95

    Rock and roll's death has been forecast nearly since its birth; the country song "The Death of Rock and Roll" appeared in September 1956, showing that the music had already outraged a more conservative listening audience. Is Rock Dead? sets out to explore the varied and sometimes conflicting ways in which the death of rock has been discussed both... more...