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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Country Music Annual 2001by 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. With the Country Music Annual , scholars, students, and interested readers have a place for sharing their research and ideas. The subjects of this second volume range from one of the very first musicians to make country records, Henry Gilliland, to the... more...

  • Country Music Annual 2002by Charles K. Wolfe; James E. Akenson

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    In the third volume of this acclaimed country music series, readers can explore topics ranging from the career of country music icon Conway Twitty to the recent phenomenal success of the bluegrass flavored soundtrack to the film O Brother, Where Art Thou? . The tricky relationship between conservative politics and country music in the sixties, the... more...

  • Play of a Fiddleby Gerald Milnes

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    Play of a Fiddle gives voice to people who steadfastly hold to and build on the folk traditions of their ancestors. While encountering the influences of an increasingly overwhelming popular culture, the men and women in this book follow age-old patterns of folklife and custom, making their own music and dance in celebration of them. Shedding new... 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

    From the invention of the earliest known sound-recording device in 1850s Paris to the CD crash and digital boom today, Cowboys and Indies takes us on a fascinating and wildly entertaining tour of the ever-changing music industry, introducing us to the performers and self-proclaimed 'record men' of the UK and America. Combining colourful... more...

  • Collaborative Creative Thought and Practice in Musicby Margaret S. Barrett

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    Focusing on the domain of music, the approach taken in this book falls into three sections: investigations of the people, processes, products, and places of collaborative creativity in compositional thought and practice; explorations of the ways in which creative collaboration provides a means of crossing boundaries between disciplines such as music... more...

  • Coughing and Clappingby Karen Burland; Stephanie Pitts

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 99.95

    This collection explores the processes and experiences of attending live music events from the initial decision to attend through to audience responses and memories of a performance after it has happened. The book brings together international researchers who consider the experience of being an audience member from a range of theoretical and empirical... more...

  • In Search of Operaby Carolyn Abbate

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    In her new book, Carolyn Abbate considers the nature of operatic performance and the acoustic images of performance present in operas from Monteverdi to Ravel. Paying tribute to music's realization by musicians and singers, she argues that operatic works are indelibly bound to the contingency of live singing, playing, and staging. She seeks a middle... more...