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  • Smash Hits: The 100 Songs That Defined Americaby James Perone

    ABC-CLIO 2016; US$ 89.00

    Well-known music author James Perone looks at 100 songs that helped tell America's story. He examines why each song became a hit, what cultural and social values it embodies, what issues it touches upon, what audiences it attracted, and what made it such a definitive part of American history and popular culture. The chart-topping singles presented... more...

  • Music and Culture in the Middle Ages and Beyondby Benjamin Brand; David J. Rothenberg

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 80.00 US$ 65.60

    The essays in this volume offer diverse, innovative approaches to medieval music and culture. more...

  • Dance and Drama in French Baroque Operaby Rebecca Harris-Warrick

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 108.00 US$ 88.56

    Examining the evolving practices in music, librettos, choreographed dance, and staging throughout the history of French Baroque opera. more...

  • Singing, Soldiering, and Sheet Music in America during the First World Warby Christina Gier

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 84.99

    Singing was important to the American fight against Germany in 1917. Military culture and sheet music writers understood music to have the power to help create a strong military and community in the face of conflict. This study of sheet music and military singing practices critically situates them in the context of the war and in social discourses,... more...

  • Yodeling and Meaning in American Musicby Timothy E. Wise

    University Press of Mississippi 2016; US$ 65.00

    The first musicological and ideological examination of the rich yodeling tradition more...

  • The Official Radio 6 Music Quiz Bookby Nick Holt; Lauren Laverne

    Ebury Publishing 2016; US$ 14.09

    BBC Radio 6 Music is the place for alternative music ? and this is the quiz for its fans. From indie pop and iconic rock to trip hop, electronica and dance, these questions will test your knowledge of the last 60 years of floor-fillers, cult classics and the best B-sides to the limit. Including dedicated quizzes on your favourite 6 Music shows,... more...

  • Psychedelic Celluloidby Simon Matthews

    Oldcastle Books 2016; US$ 15.99

    The 60s ? a time when no film or TV programme was without a group, singer or fantastic soundtrack ? a time when London was briefly the film capital of the world. After The Beatles stormed America, every Hollywood and European production company descended on London to be part of the new swinging scene? and they didn?t leave until they?d signed up every... more...

  • Play It Loudby Brad Tolinski; Alan di Perna; Carlos Santana

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2016; US$ 26.95

    An unprecedented history of the electric guitar, its explosive impact on music and culture, and the players and builders who brought it to life For generations the electric guitar has been an international symbol of freedom, danger, rebellion, and hedonism. In Play It Loud , veteran music journalists Brad Tolinski and Alan di Perna bring the history... more...

  • Beatles '66by Steve Turner

    HarperCollins 2016; US$ 14.99

    A riveting look at the transformative year in the lives and careers of the legendary group whose groundbreaking legacy would forever change music and popular culture. They started off as hysteria-inducing pop stars playing to audiences of screaming teenage fans and ended up as musical sages considered responsible for ushering in a new era. The... more...

  • Is This Live?by Christopher Ward; Mike Myers

    Random House of Canada 2016; US$ 24.95

    From former VJ Christopher Ward, Is This Live?  captures the pure fun and rock ?n? roll rebellion of the early years of MuchMusic.   On August 31, 1984, the Nation?s Music Station launched, breaking ground as the Wild (Canadian) West of television?live, gloriously unpredictable, seat-of-the-pants TV, delivered fresh daily.             The dream... more...