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  • Will Oldham on Bonnie 'Prince' Billyby Will Alan; Alan Licht; Will Oldham; Licht Oldham

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 18.94

    "W - Sweeney called me and said that Johnny Cash just recorded ' I See A Darkness.' We had a Bowery Ballroom show a week or two later, and he invited Rick Rubin to come to the show; he came to the show . . . and asked if I wanted to play piano on the song. A - Which you agreed to do despite not knowing how to play piano. W - Yes . . . A man who... more...

  • The Musical Work of Nadia Boulangerby Jeanice Brooks

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 84.00

    A fresh look at the career of Nadia Boulanger, among the most influential musical figures of the entire twentieth century. more...

  • Wish You Were Hereby Leslie Simon

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    A snarky, fact-filled look at the people and places that made the indie/punk scene what it is today The American underground music scene is exploding everywhere?not just in New York City and L.A. (although we've got those cities covered too!): In Washington, D.C. . . . Ian MacKaye and Fugazi inspired the straightedge culture, which had kids everywhere... more...

  • Run Like an Antelopeby Sean Gibbon

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 19.99

    One journalist's wild summer on the road with the world's most popular cult rock band, Phish. Despite their enormous success and their status as America's biggest cult rock and roll band, Phish remains an enigma. Each of their albums has sold more than 500,000 copies, and their concerts sell out instantly, but the band makes a virtue of ignoring... more...

  • The Rise of the Croonersby Michael Pitts; Frank Hoffmann; Dick Carty; Jim Bedoian; Ian Whitcomb

    Scarecrow Press 2001; US$ 59.99

    The Rise of the Crooners examines the historical trends and events that led to the emergence of the crooning style. The lives and careers of six pioneers of the style-Bing Crosby, Russ Columbo, Gene Austin, Rudy Vallee, Johnny Marvin, and Nick Lucas-are covered at length. more...

  • The Ethnomusicologists' Cookbookby Sean Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 39.95

    Named one of New York Times Top-20 Cookbooks of 2006. Have you ever wanted to host a full evening of Indian food, culture, and music? How about preparing a traditional Balinese banquet? Or take a trip to Cairo and enjoy an Egyptian feast? The Ethnomusicologists' Cookbook takes you around the world on a culinary journey that is also a cultural... more...

  • Girl Groups, Girl Cultureby Jacqueline Warwick

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 45.95

    Then He Kissed Me , He's A Rebel , Chains , Stop! In the Name of Love  all these songs capture the spirit of an era and an image of "girlhood" in post-World War II America that still reverberates today. While there were over 1500 girl groups recorded in the '60s--including key hitmakers like the Ronettes, the Supremes, and the Shirelles - studies... more...

  • Belle and Sebastianby Paul Whitelaw

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 8.99

    In the years since their first release, Belle and Sebastian have grown from a secretive cult concern into one of the most beloved and revered pop'n'roll bands in the world. Intelligent and sensitive, witty and original, beautiful and bold, their music inspires the kind of devotion not seen since The Smiths. Their continuing desire to push the boundaries... more...

  • Killing Yourself to Liveby Chuck Klosterman

    Faber & Faber 2013; US$ 11.65

    For 6,557 miles, from New York to Mississippi to Seattle, Chuck Klosterman decided to chase rock n roll and death across a continent. 21 days later, after three relationships, an encounter with various cottonmouth snakes, and a night spent snorting cocaine in a graveyard, Klosterman started to order his thoughts on American culture and the meaning... more...

  • The Union J Quiz Bookby Chris Cowlin

    Andrews UK 2013; US$ 3.99

    Are you a fan of Union J? If so, you will probably be able to name the band members but how much else do you know about the four boys? Whether you are fully familiar with the lads from Union J, or would like to find out more about them, this quiz book is for you. With what record company did Union J sign after their time on The X Factor in 2012? Where... more...