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- Head of Zeus 2014; US$ 11.65
James Brown's explosive biography is now the major Hollywood film directed by Tate Taylor (THE HELP) and produced by Mick Jagger, GET ON UP . James Brown: A man who played 350 shows a year at his peak. Who broke the colour barrier of 1950s and '60s pop. Who supported the Civil Rights movement through his music, playing a racially charged Boston... more...
- Temple University Press 2014; US$ 34.95
Folk music is more than an idealized reminder of a simper past. It reveals a great deal about present-day understandings of community and belonging. It celebrates the shared traditions that define a group or nation. In America, folk music--from African American spirituals to English ballads and protest songs--renders the imagined community more tangible... more...
- University of California Press 2014; US$ 45.00
The Metropolitan has stood among the grandest of opera companies since its birth in 1883. Tracing the offstage/onstage workings of this famed New York institution, Charles Affron and Mirella Jona Affron tell how the Met became and remains a powerful actor on the global cultural scene. In this first new history of the company in thirty years, each of... more...
- Open Court 2014; US$ 19.95
From the early years, when he morphed from celebrated poet to provocative singer-songwriter, to his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Leonard Cohen has endured as one of the most enigmatic and profound figuresówith a uniquely compelling voice and unparalleled depth of artistic visionóin all of popular music. The aesthetic quality and... more...
- 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...
- Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 25.99
In Elvis Presley: A Southern Life, one of the most admired Southern historians of our time takes on one of the greatest cultural icons of all time. The result is a masterpiece: a vivid, gripping biography, set against the rich backdrop of Southern society--indeed, American society--in the second half of the twentieth century. Author of The Crucible... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 74.99
In this book, Xavier Puslowski presents a detailed study of the links between Liszt, his contemporaries, and his milieu. Using Saint Stanislas Oratorio as a focal point, Puslowski draws together the history of the Romantic period in classical music, and key figures and historical events in his story of Liszt?s achievements. more...
- BenBella Books, Inc. 2014; US$ 16.95
You?ve heard them on the radio, listened to them on repeat for days, and sang along at the top of your lungsóbut have you ever wondered about the real stories behind all your favorite country songs? Nashville Songwriter gives readers the first completely authorized collection of the true stories that inspired hits by the biggest multi-platinum... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 44.99
In this book, music scholar David Ensminger offers a collection of compelling interviews with legendary roots rock and indie artists who bucked mainstream trends and have remained resilient in the face of enormous shifts in the music world. Ensminger brings to light the highways and byways trod by these music icons over the course of their careers.... more...