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  • 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...

  • 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 ofessays 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...

  • 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 Zo Howe: A stunning reinvention of the rock memoir format. Zo Howe bottles Wilko?s lightning? Dave Collins, Vive Le Rock, on Wilko Johnson: Looking Back at Me Brit-rock... more...

  • Funkby Rickey Vincent; George Clinton

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 22.99

    Funk: It's the only musical genre ever to have transformed the nation into a throbbing army of bell-bottomed, hoop-earringed, rainbow-Afro'd warriors on the dance floor. Its rhythms and lyrics turned bleak urban realties inside out with distinctive, danceable, downright irresistible music. Funk hasn't received the critical attention that rock,... more...

  • Ray Daviesby Johnny Rogan

    Random House 2015; US$ 39.98

    Ray Davies, legendary frontman of The Kinks, is one of the all-time greatest rock ?n? roll musicians ? and also one of its most troubled and enigmatic. In the summer of 1964, aged twenty, Ray Davies led The Kinks to fame with their number one hit ?You Really Got Me?. Within months, they were challenging The Beatles and The Rolling Stones... more...

  • Run Like an Antelopeby Sean Gibbon

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 18.99

    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$ 54.99

    Chapter 1 Acknowledgments Chapter 2 Editor's Foreword by Anthony Slide Chapter 3 Introduction: The Coming of the Crooner by Ian Whitcomb Chapter 4 1 Gene Austin Chapter 5 2 Russ Columbo Chapter 6 3 Bing Crosby Chapter 7 4 Nick Lucas Chapter 8 5 Johnny Marvin Chapter 9 6 Rudy Vallee Chapter 10 Discography Chapter 11 Filmography Chapter 12 Bibliography... more...

  • Original Rockersby Richard King

    Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 21.86

    Richard King was born in Newport, Gwent. He has worked at the heart of the independent music industry for nearly twenty years. He is the co-editor of Loops, an occasional journal of long-form music writing published jointly by Faber and Domino Records. He has contributed to the Guardian, the Observer and many other publications. He lives with his... 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...