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  • Harry Partch, Hobo Composerby S. Andrew Granade

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014; US$ 24.95

    During the Great Depression, Harry Partch rode the railways, following the fruit harvest across the country. From his experience among hoboes he found what he called "a fountainhead of pure musical Americana." Although he later wrote immense stage works for instruments of his own creation, he is still regularly called a hobo composer for the compositions... more...

  • K-pop ? The International Rise of the Korean Music Industryby JungBong Choi; Roald Maliangkay

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    K-pop, described by Time Magazine in 2012 as "South Korea?s greatest export", has rapidly achieved a large worldwide audience of devoted fans largely through distribution over the Internet. This book examines the phenomenon, and discusses the reasons for its success. It considers the national and transnational conditions that have played a role in... more...

  • Music and Social Change in South Africaby Kathryn Olsen

    Temple University Press 2014; US$ 64.50

    Music and Social Change in South Africa looks at contemporary maskanda-a folk musical genre distinguished by fast guitar picking and blues-style vocal intonation-against the backdrop of South Africa's history. A performance practice that emerged in the early decades of the twentieth century among Zulu migrant workers, maskanda is strongly associated... more...

  • Chasing the Lightby Mark Allister

    University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 17.00

    ?Cloud Cult?s grand, unkempt indie rock is at once jam band, emo, and avant-garde. Their songs, born out of personal tragedy, are otherworldly lessons in being human.? ? Pitchfork During the past decade, Minnesota-grown band Cloud Cult has become one of the most inspirational indie bands, with a deeply devoted fan base and an approach to music... more...

  • 5 Seconds of Summerby Joe Allan

    Michael O'Mara 2014; US$ 9.99

    The biography of the hottest new Australian band taking the pop world by storm. Luke, Michael, Calum and Ashton have become an overnight sensation, topping the charts in fifty-one countries and selling out their first US solo tour in just five minutes. From their humble beginnings posting videos of their songs on YouTube to supporting One Direction... more...

  • Music, Travel, and Imperial Encounter in 19th-Century Franceby Ruth Rosenberg

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    This book considers the activities and writings of early song collectors and proto-ethnomusicologists, memoirists, and other "musical travelers" in 19 th -century France. Each of the book?s discrete but interrelated chapters is devoted to a different geographic and discursive site of empire, examining French representations of musical encounters in... more...

  • Social Networks and Music Worldsby Nick Crossley; Siobhan McAndrew; Paul Widdop

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    Social networks are critical for the creation and consumption of music. This edited collection, Social Networks and Music Worlds , introduces students and scholars of music in society to the core concepts and tools of social network analysis. The collection showcases the use of these tools by sociologists, historians and musicologists, examining... more...

  • Wayfaring Strangersby Fiona Ritchie; Doug Orr; Darcy Orr

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 34.99

    Wayfaring Strangers: The Musical Voyage from Scotland and Ulster to Appalachia more...

  • Bachata and Dominican Identity / La bachata y la identidad dominicanaby Julie A. Sellers

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    Bachata--a guitar-based romantic music that debuted in Santo Domingo's urban shantytowns in the 1960s--is today one of the hottest Latin genres. Dominicans at home and abroad have embraced bachata as synonymous with national identity. Still, fans and musicians have not forgotten the social stigma the genre carried for decades. This book interweaves... more...

  • The True Adventures of the Rolling Stonesby Stanley Booth; Greil Marcus

    Chicago Review Press 2014; US$ 15.99

    Stanley Booth, a member of the Rolling Stones? inner circle, met the band just a few months before Brian Jones drowned in a swimming pool in 1968. He lived with them throughout their 1969 tour across the United States, staying up all night together listening to blues, talking about music, ingesting drugs, and consorting with groupies. His thrilling... more...