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  • PWL: From The Factory Floorby Phil Harding

    Cherry Red Books 2015; US$ 10.94

    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...

  • Pieces of the Musical World: Sounds and Culturesby Rachel Harris; Rowan Pease

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 59.95

    Pieces of the Musical World: Sounds and Cultures is a fieldwork-based ethnomusicology textbook that introduces a series of musical worlds each through a single "piece." It focuses on a musical sound or object that provides a springboard from which to tell a story about a particular geographic region, introducing key aspects of the cultures in which... more...

  • Cowboys and Indiesby Gareth Murphy

    Profile Books 2015; US$ 9.31

    COWBOYS AND INDIES is the story of the 'record men' - the mavericks and moguls who have shaped the music industry from the first sound machines of the 1850s through to today's digital streams. Men like John Hammond, who discovered Billie Holiday, Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen; Sam Phillips and Berry Gordy, founders of the Sun and Motown labels; Chris... more...

  • Irresistible Forcesby Trevor Merriden

    John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. 2001; US$ 29.95

    This book is about - but not only about - Napster. The story of Napster is important in its own right, but its legacy even more so. The phenomenon that surrounds Napster has highlighted the extraordinary potential for the mass mobilisation of consumer and community power. This irresistible force - the underground Internet - has blown apart conventional... more...

  • Lift Every Voice and Singby Julian Bond; Sondra Kathryn Dr Wilson

    Random House Publishing Group 2001; US$ 29.95

    "A group of young men in Jacksonville, Florida, arranged to celebrate Lincoln's birthday in 1900. My brother, J. Rosamond Johnson, and I decided to write a song to be sung at the exercise. I wrote the words and he wrote the music. Our New York publisher, Edward B. Marks, made mimeographed copies for us and the song was taught to and sung by a chorus... more...

  • Brands That Rockby Roger Blackwell; Tina Stephan

    Wiley 2004; US$ 33.00

    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$ 40.00

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

  • Western Music and Its Othersby Georgina Born; David Hesmondhalgh

    University of California Press 2000; US$ 15.95

    This innovative collection of articles offers a major comprehensive overview of new developments in cultural theory as applied to Western music. Addressing a broad range of primarily twentieth-century music, the authors examine two related phenomena: musical borrowings or appropriations, and how music has been used to construct, evoke, or represent... 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...