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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...
- 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...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 148.69
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...
- Workman Publishing Company 2008; US$ 15.95
The musical adventure of a lifetime. The most exciting book on music in years. A book of treasure, a book of discovery, a book to open your ears to new worlds of pleasure. Doing for music what Patricia Schultz?author of the phenomenal 1,000 Places to See Before You Die?does for travel, Tom Moon recommends 1,000 recordings guaranteed to give listeners... more...
- Hardie Grant Books 2013; Not Available
The 100 Best Albums of all Time announces and elaborates on the best albums of released since music gave birth to rock and roll. From the opening snare shot that was heard around the world on Like a Rolling Stone from Bob Dylans stunning Highway 61 Revisited , through the pioneering genius of the Beatles best work, across the... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 40.99
In 100 Books Every Folk Music Fan Should Own , performer and historian Dick Weissman offers a reliable route through the growing sea of book-length studies, establishing for future scholars a foundation for their research. Beginning with early twentieth-century collections of folk songs, the author brings readers to the present by exploring modern... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 18.95
An invaluable guide for both casual opera fans and aficionados, 100 Great Operas is perhaps the most comprehensive and enjoyable volume of opera stories ever written. From La Traviata to Aïda , from Carmen to Don Giovanni , here are the plots of the world?s best-loved operas, told in an engaging, picturesque, and readable manner. Written... more...