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  • Sex, Drugs, and Rock 'n' Rollby Robert C. Cottrell

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 37.99

    It?s all here?not only the 1960s counterculture, but where it came from, how it happened, and how it faded away. Cottrell?s book is a tour de force , with meticulous research, engaging writing, and fascinating subject matter. more...

  • The Man from Muscle Shoalsby Rick Hall; Peter Guralnick

    Heritage Builders 2015; US$ 9.99

    Rick Hall was born to a family of sharecroppers in Tishomingo County, MS, and was raised in Franklin County, AL. He moved to Rockford, IL, as a teenager and began playing in local bar bands. He went on to become a record producer, songwriter, music publisher, and musician who is best known as the owner and proprietor of the legendary FAME Studios... more...

  • Music, Neurology, and Neuroscience: Evolution, the Musical Brain, Medical Conditions, and Therapiesby Eckart Altenmüller; Stanley Finger; Francois Boller

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 288.00

    Did you ever ask whether music makes people smart, why a Parkinson patient's gait is improved with marching tunes, and whether Robert Schumann was suffering from schizophrenia or Alzheimer's disease? This broad but comprehensive book deals with history and new discoveries about music and the brain. It provides a multi-disciplinary overview on music... more...

  • 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 Classic FM Handy Guide To Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Classical Musicby Darren Henley

    Elliott & Thompson 2015; US$ 8.47

    Discover more than 1,000 years of the world's greatest classical music and composers packed into one book, in this handy updated and condensed edition of Classic FM's bestselling Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Classical Music... But Were Too Afraid to Ask. Trace the history of classical music from its birth through the Baroque, Classical... more...

  • Civic Jazzby Gregory Clark

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 25.00

    Jazz is born of collaboration, improvisation, and listening. In much the same way, the American democratic experience is rooted in the interaction of individuals. It is these two seemingly disparate, but ultimately thoroughly American, conceits that Gregory Clark examines in Civic Jazz. Melding Kenneth Burke?s concept of rhetorical communication... more...

  • Jazz Sells: Music, Marketing, and Meaningby Mark Laver

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    Jazz Sells: Music, Marketing, and Meaning examines the issues of jazz, consumption, and capitalism through advertising. On television, on the Internet, in radio, and in print, advertising is a critically important medium for the mass dissemination of music and musical meaning. This book is a study of the use of the jazz genre as a musical signifier... 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...

  • Tequila, Senoritas and Teardropsby Adrian Peel

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 39.95

    Relying on facts, opinions and personal testimonies from the artists themselves, this book takes a detailed look at the huge impact that Mexican music and culture has had--and continues to have--on Country music in its various forms. Although this very American form of cultural expression has changed significantly over the last few years, Mexico--with... more...