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- 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...
- 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...
- Faber & Faber 2014;
So this is permanence , edited by Jon Savage with a foreword by Deborah Curtis , presents the intensely personal writings of one of the most enigmatic and influential songwriters and performers of the late twentieth century, Joy Division's Ian Curtis. The songs of Joy Division, infused with the energy of punk but seeped in a resigned longing,... more...
- Triumph Books 2014; US$ 9.99
Though 5 Seconds of Summer are opening for One Direction on their worldwide Take Me Home Tour, and though 1D?s Louis Tomlinson has been a 5SOS fan for awhile, the pop-punk rockers from Sydney, Australia, aren?t just another boy band. They write their own music, play their own instruments, and cite bands such as Blink-182, Green Day, and All Time Low... more...
- Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 21.86
West Germany following the Second World War was a country in shock: estranged from its recent history, and adrift from the rest of Europe. But this disorientating landscape proved fertile ground for a generation of musicians who, from the 1960s onwards, would develop the experimental and various sounds that became known as Krautrock. Eschewing... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 10.99
The most important document in the history of rock 'n' roll since the liner notes to Killroy Was Here.( This paperback includes a new P.S. section with author interviews, insights, features, suggested readings, and more.) Never Mind the Pollacks , the first novel from acclaimed humorist Neal Pollack, is an epic history of rock-and-roll told through... more...
- Grand Central Publishing 2008; US$ 9.99
In this fun, edgy, and essential guide, the editors of today's hottest music magazine give you the ultimate, all-access pass to the exciting world of hip-hop and contemporary R&B. From the megaselling songs to the biggest stars to the most outrageous scandals, RAP-UP gives you a comprehensive behind-the-scenes look at the revolutionary music that's... more...
- 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...