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  • Original Rockersby Richard King

    Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 21.86

    Richard King's account of the several years he spent working in a Bristol independent record shop in the early 90s is destined to become a classic of music writing. We live in an age when the most beautiful of recording formats, vinyl, is back in vogue and thriving. In the early 90s, with the march of the cd and record company disinterest oin... 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...

  • Barbed Wire Kissesby Zoe Howe

    Birlinn 2014; US$ 11.65

    ‘The Mary Chain were the best thing since punk rock? – Bobby Gillespie ‘The Jesus and Mary Chain were integral to my musical development? – Trent Reznor, Nine Inch Nails Praise for Zoë Howe: ‘A stunning reinvention of the rock memoir format. Zoë Howe bottles Wilko?s lightning? – Dave Collins, Vive Le Rock, on Wilko Johnson: Looking Back at Me ‘Brit-rock... 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...

  • The Garland Handbook of Southeast Asian Musicby Terry Miller; Sean Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 66.95

    The Garland Handbook of Southeast Asian Music  is comprised of essays from The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music: Volume 4, Southeast Asia (1998). Largely revised and updated, the essays offer detailed, regional studies of the different musical cultures of Southeast Asia and examine the ways in which music helps to define the identity of this... more...

  • Never Mind the Pollacksby Neal Pollack

    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...

  • Rap-Upby Devin Lazerine; Cameron Lazerine

    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...

  • 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...

  • Apocalypse Jukeboxby Edward Whitelock; David Janssen

    Soft Skull Press 2008; US$ 17.95

    From its indefinite beginnings through its broad commercialization and endless reinterpretation, American rock-and-roll music has been preoccupied with an end-of-the-world mentality that extends through the whole of American popular music. In Apocalypse Jukebox, Edward Whitelock and David Janssen trace these connections through American music genres,... more...