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  • The Responsorial Psalm Tones for the Mozarabic Officeby Don Michael Randel

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 38.95

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  • Chronology of the Works of Guillaume Dufayby Charles Edward Hamm

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

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  • Everybody's Heard about the Birdby Rick Shefchik

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available

    If you didn?t experience rock and roll in Minnesota in the 1960s, this book will make you wish you had. This behind-the-scenes, up-close-and-personal account relates how a handful of Minnesota rock bands erupted out of a small Midwest market and made it big. It was a brief, heady moment for the musicians who found themselves on a national stage,... more...

  • The Glenbuchat Balladsby David Buchan; James Moreira

    University Press of Mississippi 2011; US$ 60.00

    Sometime in the early nineteenth century, most likely in the year 1818, the Reverend Robert Scott, minister of the parish of Glenbuchat in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, compiled a collection of traditional ballads that until now has not been published. Most of the ballad collections produced during the Scottish Romantic Revival were eventually anthologized... more...

  • Alan Lomax, Assistant in Chargeby Ronald D. Cohen

    University Press of Mississippi 2010; US$ 50.00

    Alan Lomax (1915-2002) began working for the Archive of American Folk Song at the Library of Congress in 1936, first as a special and temporary assistant, then as the permanent Assistant in Charge, starting in June 1937, until he left in late 1942. He recorded such important musicians as Woody Guthrie, Muddy Waters, Aunt Molly Jackson, and Jelly Roll... more...

  • The New Blue Musicby Richard J. Ripani

    University Press of Mississippi 2009; US$ 30.00

    A study that finds African influences of melody, harmony, rhythm, and form in the top 25 songs from each decade of R&B more...

  • The Berimbauby Eric A. Galm

    University Press of Mississippi 2010; US$ 30.00

    The Brazilian berimbau , a musical bow, is most commonly associated with the energetic martial art/dance/game of capoeira . This study explores the berimbau's stature from the 1950s to the present in diverse musical genres including bossa nova, samba-reggae, MPB (Popular Brazilian Music), electronic dance music, Brazilian art music, and more. Berimbau... more...

  • Avant Rockby Bill Martin; Robert Fripp

    Open Court 2015; US$ 35.00

    In Avant Rock, , music writer Bill Martin explores how avant-garde rock emerged from the social and political upheaval of the sixties. He covers the music from its early stages, revealing its influences outside of rock, from musicians such as John Cage and Cecil Taylor, to those more closely related to rock like James Brown and Parliament/ Funkadelic.... more...

  • Amazing Graceby Steve Turner

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    Behind our most beloved hymn is a fascinating story spanning continents, cultures, and centuries. Inspired by the way "Amazing Grace" continues to change and grow in popularity, acclaimed music writer Steve Turner embarks on a journey to trace the life of the hymn, from Olney, England, where it was written by former slave trader John Newton, to tiny... more...

  • Queens Reigns Supremeby Ethan Brown

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 12.95

    Based on police wiretaps and exclusive interviews with drug kingpins and hip-hop insiders, this is the untold story of how the streets and housing projects of southeast Queens took over the rap industry. For years, rappers from Nas to Ja Rule have hero-worshipped the legendary drug dealers who dominated Queens in the 1980s with their violent crimes... more...