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  • Being Musically Attunedby Erik Wallrup

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Listening according to mood is likely to be what most people do when they listen to music. We want to take part in, or even be part of, the emerging world of the musical work. Erik Wallrup explores this vague and elusive phenomenon, which is held to be fundamental to musical hearing. He unfolds the untold musical history of the German word for ‘mood’,... more...

  • The Half That's Never Been Toldby Doctor Dread; Bunny Wailer

    Akashic Books 2015; US$ 16.95

    A passionate memoir and fearless behind-the-scenes look at the personal lives of the biggest reggae stars in the world. more...

  • Music in Our Livesby Jonathan L. Friedmann

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 40.00

    Music research has entered something of a Golden Age. Technological advances and scholarly inquiry have merged in interdisciplinary studies--drawing on psychology, neuroscience, evolutionary biology, anthropology and other fields--that illuminate the musical nature of our species. This volume develops, supports and challenges that body of research,... more...

  • Cowboys and Indiesby Gareth Murphy

    Profile Books 2015; US$ 13.32

    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;... more...

  • From Botham to the Beatlesby Tim Hudson; Henry Cooper

    G2 Rights Ltd 2015; US$ 2.90

    George Timothy Hudson should, by all the rules of inheritance, have lived a righteous and unblemished life as a cotton merchant middle-class, respectable and respected. Instead he became a cricketer, leading DJ in Hollywood, rock and roll promoter, discoverer of The Moody Blues, husband of four, lover of many, Ian Botham's friend and business adviser.... more...

  • The Semantics of Chinese Musicby Adrian Tien

    John Benjamins Publishing Company 2015; US$ 149.00

    Music is a widely enjoyed human experience. It is, therefore, natural that we have wanted to describe, document, analyse and, somehow, grasp it in language. This book surveys a representative selection of musical concepts in Chinese language, i.e. words that describe, or refer to, aspects of Chinese music. Important as these musical concepts are in... more...

  • Country Music Goes to Warby Charles K. Wolfe; James E. Akenson

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    "Listening to the Beat of the Bomb" UPK author Charles Wolfe discusses his work and his new book Country Music Goes to War in the NEW YORK TIMES. While Toby Keith suggests that Americans should unite in support of the president, the Dixie Chicks assert their right to criticize the current administration and its military pursuits. Country songs about... 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...

  • Kentucky Countryby Charles K. Wolfe

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    A lively tour of the state's music, from the days of string bands through hillbilly, western swing, gospel, bluegrass, and honkey-tonk to through the Nashville Sound and beyond. Through personal interviews with many of the living legends of Kentucky music, Charles K. Wolfe illuminates a fascinating and important area of American culture. The list... 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...