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  • How Music Worksby David Byrne

    Canongate Books 2012; US$ 15.82

    How Music Works is David Byrne's buoyant celebration of a subject he has spent a lifetime thinking about. Equal parts historian and anthropologist, raconteur and social scientist, Byrne draws on his own work over the years with Talking Heads, Brian Eno, and his myriad collaborators - along with journeys to Wagnerian opera houses, African villages,... more...

  • Somebody Scream!by Marcus Reeves

    Faber & Faber 2009; US$ 21.99

    For many African Americans of a certain demographic the sixties and seventies were the golden age of political movements. The Civil Rights movement segued into the Black Power movement which begat the Black Arts movement. Fast forward to 1979 and the release of Sugarhill Gang's "Rapper's Delight." With the onset of the Reagan years, we begin to see... more...

  • Intonationsby Marissa J. Moorman

    Ohio University Press 2008; US$ 80.95

    Intonations tells the story of how Angola?s urban residents in the late colonial period (roughly 1945?74) used music to talk back to their colonial oppressors and, more importantly, to define what it meant to be Angolan and what they hoped to gain from independence. A compilation of Angolan music is included in CD format. Marissa J. Moorman presents... more...

  • The Rock History Readerby Theo Cateforis

    Taylor & Francis 2006; US$ 29.95

    Browse the course listings for most universities or colleges and chances are good that you will find a ''History of Rock'' class listed somewhere in their catalog. The study of rock music has become entrenched in higher learning. Yet as instructors encounter younger and younger students for whom rock's history is either a shadowy, distant phenomenon... more...

  • Current of Musicby Theodor W. Adorno

    Wiley 2014; US$ 79.95

    Fleeing the Nazis, Theodor W. Adorno lived in New York City as a refugee from 1938 until 1941. During these years, he was intensively involved in a study of how the recently developed techniques for the nation-wide transmission of music over radio were transforming the perception of music itself. This broad ranging radio research was conceived as nothing... more...

  • The History of Classical Music For Beginnersby R. Ryan Endris; Joe Lee

    For Beginners 2014; US$ 15.95

    Music history is nearly as old as human civilization itself, and while it has permeated the arts and popular culture for centuries, it still has this mystifying aura surrounding it. But fear not?it?s not as complicated as it seems, and anyone can learn the origins and history of Western art music. In addition to learning how better to understand (and... more...

  • Experiencing Rushby Durrell Bowman

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 44.99

    In Experiencing Rush: A Listener?s Companion , music scholar Durrell Bowman guides readers through Rush?s long career, explaining through the artful combination of biography, history, and musical exegesis how to listen to this unique act. more...

  • This Is Countryby Lisa Lee; Reba McEntire

    Insight Editions LLC 2014; US$ 40.00

    From the first informal awards ceremony at the Hollywood Palladium in 1966 to today?s star-studded show on CBS, generations of country?s biggest superstars have graced the Academy of Country Music Awards stage. Now, for the first time ever, the ACM is opening its archive to reveal candid, never-before-seen photographs and memorabilia capturing some... more...

  • In A Da Da Da Vidaby Hollow Skai

    FUEGO 2014; US$ 6.30

    Als im Herbst 2000 die erste Ausgabe von In A Da Da Da Vida erschien, waren die Zeitungen voll des Lobes über diese Sammlung von magischen, mythischen & mysteriösen Geschichten zu Pop-Songs. "Hollow Skai liefert uns reichlich Stoff, der so manche Wissenslücke stopfen wird", hieß es in der Süddeutschen. Für die Financial Times war das... more...

  • Bluesby Dick Weissman; Richard Carlin; Craig Morrison

    Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 67.00

    Born out of the field hollers, work songs, and spirituals sung by African-American slaves and tenant farmers as they were forced to work in the fields of the South, blues music often speaks of oppression, sadness, and love, topics that transcend racial and ethnic boundaries. Early musicians such as Blind Lemon Jefferson and W.C. Handy established the... more...