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"Country Music is Wherever the Soul of a Country Music Fan Is": Opryland U.S.A. and the Importance of Home in Country MusicThe University of North Carolina Press 2011; US$ 0.99
Nixon's visit (only five months before his resignation) was seen by national journalists and politicos to be a trip to one of the few places where he would still receive a warm reception, and it was quite warm indeed. Nixon took the stage, played two songs on the piano, and bantered with Roy Acuff." When the Opry changed sites it wasn't without a... more...
- Verlag Johannes Petri 2015; US$ 21.99
"Nach dem Tod kommt die Ohnmacht, weil ich Dir nicht helfen konnte." Einen geliebten Menschen durch Suizid zu verlieren, ist eine schreckliche Erfahrung, die Angehörige nach dem Schock in tiefste Verzweiflung stürzt und zu Schuldgefühlen und Isolation führt. Nicht selten steigt auch bei den Hinterbliebenen das Suizidrisiko erheblich. Selbsttötung löst... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 8.99
With such groovin' Top 20 songs as "I Want You Back," "Tearing Up My Heart," and their unforgettable remake of Christopher Cross's "Sailing," 'N Sync is one of today's hottest all-boy bands. And not only are they great singers, they all happen to be great guys, who hang out together even when they're off stage. With looks, talent, and way-cool personalities,... more...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 196.00
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...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2011; US$ 0.99
In 2004 Gretchen Wilson exploded onto the country music scene with 'Redneck Woman.' The blockbuster single led to the early release of her first CD and propelled it to triple platinum sales." Gretchen Wilson celebrates a new kind Virile Woman on the country music scene?but this subtle gender analysis reveals much more than immediately meets the eye.... more...
- Quercus 2011; US$ 18.99
From the moment that Ike Turner and the Kings of Rhythm conceived 'Rocket 88' to the suicide of Nirvana lead singer Kurt Cobain and Lennon's Anniversary concert, 'Scuse Me While I Kiss the Sky chronicles 50 moments in history that shaped rock and roll as we know it. The stories of behind the iconic records and recordings, the untimely deaths, landmark... more...
- Atria Books 2008; US$ 16.00
Jimi Hendrix: Voodoo Child of the Aquarian Age -- first published in hardcover in 1978 -- was described by Greil Marcus of Rolling Stone as "[t]he strongest and most ambitious biography yet written about any rock and roll performer." The paperback edition was retitled 'Scuse Me While I Kiss the Sky: The Life of Jimi Hendrix , and in this smaller... more...