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  • "Do You Know...?"by Robert R. Faulkner; Howard S. Becker

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 18.00

    Every night, somewhere in the world, three or four musicians will climb on stage together. Whether the gig is at a jazz club, a bar, or a bar mitzvah, the performance never begins with a note, but with a question. The trumpet player might turn to the bassist and ask, ?Do you know ?Body and Soul????and from there the subtle craft of playing the... more...

  • 'Food for Apollo'by Dorothy T. Potter

    Lehigh University Press 2011; US$ 72.99

    'Food for Apollo:' Cultivated Music in Antebellum Philadelphia details the evolution and significance in that city of what is often called 'classical' music. Performances in a variety of settings, from 'long rooms' in taverns to large theatres and concert halls, facilitated this process over approximately 100 years. Philadelphia's thriving music publishing... more...

  • "I Hear America Singing"by Rachel Clare Donaldson

    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...

  • "Mek Some Noise"by Timothy Rommen

    University of California Press 2007; US$ 29.95

    "Mek Some Noise" , Timothy Rommen?s ethnographic study of Trinidadian gospel music, engages the multiple musical styles circulating in the nation?s Full Gospel community and illustrates the carefully negotiated and contested spaces that they occupy in relationship to questions of identity. By exploring gospelypso, jamoo ("Jehovah?s music"), gospel... more...

  • 'Nationes', 'Gentes' und die Musik im Mittelalterby Frank Hentschel; Marie Winkelmüller

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 147.97

    The notion that ideas and judgments about music are based on culturally specific and national frames of reference and ideologies was not invented in the modern era. Taking an interdisciplinary perspective, this volume examines the role played by notions of communities such as Germani , Itali , and Franci (Germanic, Italian, and French)... more...

  • "To Everything There is a Season"by Allan M. Winkler

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 18.99

    Author or coauthor of such legendary songs as "If I Had a Hammer," "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?" and "Turn, Turn, Turn," Pete Seeger is the most influential folk singer in the history of the United States. In "To Everything There Is a Season": Pete Seeger and the Power of Song , Allan Winkler describes how Seeger applied his musical talents to... more...

  • "Venceremos"by Gabriel San Román; T. M. Scruggs

    PM Press 2014; US$ 2.99

    When the socialist politician Salvador Allende dramatically won Chile?s presidential election in 1970, a powerful cultural movement accompanied him to power as folk singers emerged at the forefront proving that music could help forge the birth of a new society. ? Venceremos? charts the development of such a cultural phenomenon from the years before... more...

  • “In Your Mercy, Lord, You Called Me”by Nancy Carol James

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2010; US$ 59.95

    In this study Dr. Nancy C. James analyzes the symbolism in Josiah Conder's poetic hymn, the expression of his beliefs and the notion of prevenient theology that motivated Conder. more...

  • 100 Best Albums Of All Timeby Toby Creswell

    Hardie Grant Books 2013; Not Available

    The 100 Best Albums of all Time announces and elaborates on the best albums of released since music gave birth to rock and roll. From the opening snare shot that was heard around the world on ‘Like a Rolling Stone’ from Bob Dylan’s stunning Highway 61 Revisited , through the pioneering genius of the Beatles’ best work, across the... more...

  • 100 Things Beatles Fans Should Know & Do Before They Dieby Gillian G. Gaar

    Triumph Books 2013; US$ 11.99

    Few music groups have been able to sustain a fan base over half a century that is as significant and devoted as those of the Beatles, and this entertaining guide to all things Fab Four rewards those fans with everything they need to know about the band in a one-of-a-kind format. Packed with history, trivia, lists, little-known facts, and must-do adventures... more...