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  • 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...

  • Take a Walk on the Dark Sideby R. Gary Patterson

    Touchstone 2008; US$ 19.99

    Take a Walk on the Dark Side is the ultimate book for today's rock and roll fan: a fascinating compendium of facts, fictions, prophecies, premonitions, coincidences, hoaxes, doomsday scenarios, and other urban legends about some of the world's most beloved and mysterious pop icons. Updating, revising, and expanding on material from his cult classic... more...

  • Let's Make Some Noiseby Clarence Bernard Henry

    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...

  • Introduction to the Art of Singing by Johann Friedrich Agricolaby Johann Friedrich Agricola; Julianne C. Baird

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 60.00

    An English translation with commentary of an important first treatise on singing by Agricola. more...

  • Vocal Authorityby John Potter

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 44.00

    A fascinating history of singing styles from the ancient world to the present. more...

  • New Atlantisby John Swenson

    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...

  • Of Poetry and Songby Jürgen Thym

    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...

  • Matt Monro: The Singer's Singerby Michele Monro

    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...

  • Hail! Hail! Rock'n'Rollby John Harris

    Little, Brown Book Group 2010; US$ 25.16

    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...