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  • Everybody Had an Oceanby William McKeen

    Chicago Review Press 2017; US$ 26.99

    Los Angeles in the 1960s gave the world some of the greatest music in rock 'n' roll history: "California Dreamin'" by the Mamas and the Papas, "Mr. Tambourine Man" by the Byrds, and "Good Vibrations" by the Beach Boys, a song that magnificently summarized the joy and beauty of the era in three and a half minutes. But there was a dark flip side to... more...

  • Territories of Conflictby Andrea Fanta Castro; Alejandro Herrero-Olaizola; Chloe Rutter-Jensen

    Boydell & Brewer 2017; Not Available

    This interdisciplinary volume investigates the cultural and political landscapes of Colombia through citizenship, displacement, local and global cultures, grass-root movements, political activism, human rights, environmentalism, and media productions. more...

  • The Words and Music of Brian Wilsonby Christian Matijas-Mecca

    ABC-CLIO 2017; US$ 48.00

    The cofounder and central figure of one of America's most successful vocal groups, The Beach Boys, Brian Wilson is a standout artist with an astonishing volume of diverse work spanning over half a century that serves as testament to his creative output and influence on modern music. Today, Wilson stands as a survivor of life challenges stemming from... more...

  • Cheap Print and Popular Song in the Nineteenth Centuryby Paul Watt; Derek B. Scott; Patrick Spedding

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 80.00

    This is the first book to detail the musical and cultural significance of the songster. more...

  • Comparing Notesby Adam Ockelford

    Profile Books 2017; US$ 19.98

    A tap of the foot, a rush of emotion, the urge to dance; without instruction or training we all respond intuitively to music. Comparing Notes explains why we are all musical, how music makes sense and why abstract patterns of sound that don't actually mean anything have come to play such a central role in our lives. Adam Ockelford has developed... more...

  • Collaborative Intimacies in Music and Danceby Evangelos Chrysagis; Panas Karampampas

    Berghahn Books 2017; US$ 34.95

    Across spatial, bodily, and ethical domains, music and dance both emerge from and give rise to intimate collaboration. This theoretically rich collection takes an ethnographic approach to understanding the collective dimension of sound and movement in everyday life, drawing on genres and practices in contexts as diverse as Japanese shakuhachi playing,... more...

  • Live from Aggielandby Rob Clark

    Texas A&M University Press 2017; Not Available

    Believe it or not, Aggieland has witnessed a parade of musical icons over the years, each with an intriguing story attached. Picture a young Elvis Presley entertaining the Corps of Cadets at G. Rollie White Coliseum. Flash forward to the ?Committee for Johnny Cash,? originated by students after the country singer?s post-Bonfire concert was canceled... more...

  • Change of Seasonsby John Oates; Chris Epting

    St. Martin's Press 2017; US$ 20.99

    Includes an exclusive EP as a companion to the book! John Oates was born at the perfect time, paralleling the birth of rock ?n roll. Raised in a small Pennsylvania town, he was exposed to folk, blues, soul, and R&B. Meeting and teaming up with Daryl Hall in the late 1960s, they developed a style of music that was uniquely their own but never abandoned... more...

  • The Americana Revolutionby Michael Scott Cain

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2017; US$ 39.99

    Michael Cain offers an informal social history that describes Americana as both a musical genre and a movement, showing what it is, where it came from and where it is going. Through anecdotes and interviews, Cain provides a firsthand view into the creation of Americana, trying to clarify how the genre can be categorized and defined. more...

  • Polish Style in the Music of Johann Sebastian Bachby Szymon Paczkowski

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2017; US$ 99.99

    Now translated into English, Szymon Paczkowski's study presents the first true analysis of Polish influences on the works of Johann Sebastian Bach. It is often forgotten that the Elector of Saxony, under whose rule Bach worked for almost three decades, was also the King of Poland and the connections between Saxony and Poland ran far and wide. In... more...