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  • Electric Edenby Rob Young

    Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 14.57

    A groundbreaking history of more than a century of music making in the British Isles. more...

  • Mother, Brother, Loverby Jarvis Cocker

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 11.65

    Jarvis Cocker is widely regarded as one of the most original and memorable lyricists and performers of the last three decades. Here, for the first time, is a selection of sixty-six lyrics, presented with commentary and an introduction by the man himself. In this volume, readers (and Pulp fans) will find such classic Jarvis lyrics as 'Common People',... more...

  • 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...

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

    Scarecrow Press 2001; US$ 54.99

    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' Cookbook: Complete Meals from Around the Worldby 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...

  • 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...

  • Singing from the Floorby JP Bean

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 21.86

    In smoky rooms above pubs, bare rooms with battered stools and beer-stained tables, where the stage was little more than a scrap of carpet and sound systems were unheard of, an acoustic revolution took place in Britain in the 1950s and '60s. This was the folk revival, where a generation of musicians, among much drink and raucous cheer, would rediscover... more...

  • Representing African Musicby Kofi Agawu

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 52.95

    The aim of this book is to stimulate debate by offering a critique of discourse about African music. Who writes about African music, how, and why? What assumptions and prejudices influence the presentation of ethnographic data? Even the term "African music" suggests there is an agreed-upon meaning, but African music signifies differently to different... more...