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- University Press of Mississippi 2008; US$ 50.00
Clarence Bernard Henry's book is a culmination of several years of field research on sacred and secular influences of àsé, the West African Yoruba concept that spread to Brazil and throughout the African Diaspora. Àsé is imagined as power and creative energy bestowed upon human beings by ancestral spirits acting as guardians.... more...
- Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 55.00
An English translation with commentary of an important first treatise on singing by Agricola. more...
- Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 11.65
Revered by his peers and idolized by his fans, Ian Curtis left behind a legacy rich in artistic genius. Mesmerizing on stage but introverted and prone to desperate mood swings in his private life, Curtis died by his own hand on 18 May 1980. Touching from a Distance documents how, with a wife, child and impending international fame, Curtis was... more...
- Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 11.62
If all disco means to you is records like 'I Will Survive' and 'YMCA', tacky fashions and glitter eyeshadow, this book will be a real revelation. For Alan Jones and Jussi Kantonen, disco was an essential soundtrack to their lives. They loved its total hedonistic excess, its drive, its punch and its sweet, catchy melodies. For every chart hit that... more...
- Titan 2012; US$ 9.99
A singer once said "His pitch was right on the nose: his word enunciation letter perfect: his understanding of a song thorough. He will be missed very much, not only by myself, but by his fans all over the world." The singer was the legendary Frank Sinatra, the man he spoke about: Matt Monro. Matt Monro: The Singer's Singer , is the... more...
- Boydell & Brewer 2010; US$ 95.00
Of Poetry and Song: Approaches to the Nineteenth-Century Lied is an anthology of interdisciplinary studies of text-music relations in the German Lied. The chapters gathered in it (including some published here for the first time in English or indeed at all) were written by two musicologists--Rufus Hallmark and Jürgen Thym--and two German-literature... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 17.99
At its most intimate level, music heals our emotional wounds and inspires us. At its most public, it unites people across cultural boundaries. But can it rebuild a city? That's the central question posed in New Atlantis, journalist John Swenson's beautifully detailed account of the musical artists working to save America's most colorful... more...
- Hodder & Stoughton 2010; US$ 29.92
'Hei, Mam Ah'm ganna be a stor' said a young Cheryl Tweety to hor Mam one day, following a bonny baby competition in hor native Newcastle. An tell yerz this leik, she wuzzen wrong! Noo aall grern up as Cheryl Kerl, shiz the peepils' princess an shiz everywhor yerz look pet. On TV, radieau, magazines an billboadz; just aboot the biggest star in the... more...
- Little, Brown Book Group 2010; US$ 29.92
Want to learn how to play guitar in two pages? Ever wondered what goes into Marilyn Manson?s backstage rider? Or who wrote the worst rhyming couplet in the history of rock? John Harris?s Hail! Hail! Rock?n?Roll is the ultimate guide to what Spinal Tap called ?the majesty of rock, the mystery of roll?. Gloriously irreverent, it is also satisfyingly... more...