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  • In Tuneby Ben Wynne

    LSU Press 2014; US$ 15.99

    Born into poverty in Mississippi at the close of the nineteenth century, Charley Patton and Jimmie Rodgers established themselves among the most influential musicians of their era. In Tune tells the story of the parallel careers of these two pioneering recording artists-one white, one black-who moved beyond their humble origins to change the face of... more...

  • The New Orleans Jazz Scene, 1970-2000by Thomas W. Jacobsen

    LSU Press 2014; US$ 14.95

    In 1966, journalist Charles Suhor wrote that New Orleans jazz was "ready for its new Golden Age." Thomas W. Jacobsen's The New Orleans Jazz Scene, 1970-2000 chronicles the resurgence of jazz music in the Crescent City in the years following Suhor's prophetic claim. Jacobsen, a New Orleans resident and longtime jazz aficionado, offers a wide-ranging... 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...

  • 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...

  • Stealing All Transmissionsby Randal Doane; Barry "the Baker" Auguste

    PM Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    Stealing All Transmissions is a love story. It?s the story of how the Clash fell in love with America and how America loved them back. The romance began in full in 1977, when select rock journalists and deejays aided the band?s quest to depose the rock of indolence that dominated American airwaves. This history situates the Clash amid the cultural... more...

  • Not the Life It Seemsby Tom Bryant

    Da Capo Press 2014; US$ 17.99

    The definitive biography of emo rock band My Chemical Romance , based on hours of exclusive, unpublished interviews by the journalist who knows them best more...

  • Mario Lanza: Singing to the Godsby Derek Mannering

    Robert Hale 2014; US$ 8.74

    In paperback for the first time, this author's bestselling biography of "Mario Lanza" now contains a fabulous new collection of forty rare photographs drawn from the private collections of Lanza's closest friend Terry Robinson, and the tenor's niece, the former actress Dolores Hart. Mario Lanza was blessed with one of the great tenor voices of all... 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...

  • Black British Jazzby Jason Toynbee; Catherine Tackley; Mark Doffman

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Black British musicians have been making jazz since around 1920. This book reveals their hidden history and major contribution to the development of jazz in the UK. The chapters show the importance of black British jazz in terms of musical hybridity and the cultural significance of race. The volume also provides a case study in how music of the African... more...

  • When Music Migratesby Jon Stratton

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    Jon Stratton explores the concept of ‘song careers’, referring to how a song is picked up and then transformed by being revisioned by different artists and in different cultural contexts, to examine the ways that music has crossed racial faultlines that have developed in the post-Second World War era as a consequence of the movement of previously... more...