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  • Led Zeppelin on Led Zeppelinby Hank Bordowitz

    Chicago Review Press 2014; US$ 23.99

    In a series of more than 50 interviews that span seven decades, many never before seen in print, this is the story of Led Zeppelin told by the people who knew it best?the members of the band. This book shoots down the folklore and assumptions about Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, John Paul Jones, and John Bonham, and presents the band?s full history, from... more...

  • Ralph Peer and the Making of Popular Roots Musicby Barry Mazor

    Chicago Review Press 2014; US$ 23.99

    This is the first biography of Ralph Peer, the adventurous?even revolutionary?A&R man and music publisher who changed the breadth and flavor of popular music in the United States and around the world. It is the story of the life and 50-year career of the man who was crucial in discovering star musicians and establishing the genres of blues, jazz,... more...

  • Anton Heillerby Peter Planyavsky; Christa Rumsey

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 90.00

    First English-language study of Anton Heiller (1923-1979), one of the twentieth-century's most influential organists more...

  • Life Without Elgarby Ann Merivale

    John Hunt Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    Explains how the author got into her previous life as Helen Weaver, Edward Elgar's first fiancée, the healing involved, and includes imagined correspondence between the composer and Helen. more...

  • K-Popby John Lie

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    K-Pop: Popular Music, Cultural Amnesia, and Economic Innovation in South Korea seeks at once to describe and explain the emergence of export-oriented South Korean popular music and to make sense of larger South Korean economic and cultural transformations. John Lie provides not only a history of South Korean popular music?the premodern background,... more...

  • Different Every Timeby Marcus O?Dair; Jonathan Coe

    Profile Books 2014; US$ 20.00

    Robert Wyatt started out as the drummer and singer for Soft Machine, who shared a residency at Middle Earth with Pink Floyd and toured America with Jimi Hendrix. He brought a Bohemian and jazz outlook to the 60s rock scene, having honed his drumming skills in a shed at the end of Robert Graves' garden in Mallorca. His life took an abrupt... more...

  • Cathy Berberianby Pamela Karantonis; Francesca Placanica; Anne Sivuoja-Kauppala; Pieter Verstraete

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Cathy Berberian (1925-1983) was a vocal performance artist, singer and composer who pioneered a way of composing with (and listening to) the voice in the musical worlds of Europe, North America and beyond. As a modernist muse for many avant-garde composers, she went on to embody the principles of postmodern thinking in her work. This volume celebrates... more...

  • Popular Music Mattersby Lee Marshall; Dave Laing

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    Simon Frith has been one of the most important figures in the emergence and subsequent development of popular music studies. The contributions to this volume of essays and memoirs seek to honour Frith’s achievements, but they are not merely ‘about Frith’. Rather, they are important interventions by leading scholars in the field, including... more...

  • Sport im Taktby Yves Cloos

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 37.90

    Musik im Sport motiviert. Nicht umsonst läuft in den Fitnessstudios dieser Welt aktivierende Musik in Dauerschleife, was diese besondere Kombination auch in den Fokus der Sport- und Musikwissenschaft rückt. Yves Cloos gibt einen fundierten Überblick über die aktuelle Studienlage. Dabei bündelt er seine Aufmerksamkeit auf Musik im Sport mit älteren... more...

  • Epic Soundby Stephen C. Meyer

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 34.99

    Lavish musical soundtracks contributed a special grandeur to the new widescreen, stereophonic sound movie experience of postwar biblical epics such as Samson and Delilah, Ben-Hur, and Quo Vadis. In Epic Sound, Stephen C. Meyer shows how music was utilized for various effects, sometimes serving as a vehicle for narrative plot and at times complicating... more...