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- Three Rooms Press 2015; US$ 15.95
LAST BOAT TO YOKOHAMA: THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF BEATE SIROTA GORDON tells a story of both tragedy and grandeur in the twentieth century. It recounts the life and work of Beate Sirota Gordon: the influence of her father, Leo Sirota, one of the greatest pianists of his generation; her secret work ensuring women?s equality while helping to develop the... more...
- Blink Publishing 2015; US$ 13.11
In this remarkable book, historians Jon Cooksey and Graham McKechnie present the extraordinary story of Frederick Kelly, the musician, composer and Olympic rower who was killed in action during the Great War. Frederick Kelly?s war diary, written between 1914 and 1916, has never been published in its entirety and is a wholly unique document of the... more...
- Blink Publishing 2015; US$ 11.65
In Great British Music Festival, Edith Bowman packs her wellies and braves the unpredictable weather to explore some of the country?s best- and lesser-known music festivals. From the muddy fields of Glastonbury, to the warmer climes of the Isle of Wight, Edith travels the length of the UK in the search for the ultimate festival experience. With detailed... more...
- Chicago Review Press 2015; US$ 23.99
Sean Egan is an author and journalist who has interviewed members of the Beach Boys, the Beatles, the Kinks, Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, the Sex Pistols, the Velvet Underground, the Who, and many others. He is the author of several books, including Defining Moments in Music , Jimi Hendrix and the Making of Are You Experienced, Keith... more...
- PM Press 2015; US$ 9.99
Dave Laing is an associate editor of the journal Popular Music History and an honorary research fellow at the University of Liverpool who has been researching and writing about popular music, its business, and its politics for more than 40 years. His books include Buddy Holly and The Sound of Our Time . He is a coeditor of The Continuum Encyclopedia... more...
- Temple University Press 2015; US$ 44.95
Chilean New Song ( la Nueva Canción chilena ) entranced and uplifted a country that struggled for social change during the turbulent 1960s and early 1970s, until the 1973 coup that overthrew democratic socialist president Salvador Allende. This powerful musical style?with its poetic lyrics and haunting blend of traditional indigenous wind and stringed... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 59.95
Pieces of the Musical World: Sounds and Cultures is a fieldwork-based ethnomusicology textbook that introduces a series of musical worlds each through a single "piece." It focuses on a musical sound or object that provides a springboard from which to tell a story about a particular geographic region, introducing key aspects of the cultures in which... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00
There is a growing awareness around the world of the pressing need to archive the material remnants of popular music so as to safeguard the national and local histories of this cultural form. Current research suggests that in the past 20 or so years there has been an expansion of DIY heritage practice, with the founding of numerous DIY popular music... more...
- University of California Press 2015; US$ 65.00
During the Cold War, thousands of musicians from the United States traveled the world, sponsored by the U.S. State Department?s Cultural Presentations program. Performances of music in many styles?classical, rock ?n? roll, folk, blues, and jazz?competed with those by traveling Soviet and mainland Chinese artists, enhancing the prestige of American... more...