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  • The British Invasionby Bill Harry

    Chrome Dreams 2004; US$ 12.00

    The explosion of British bands onto the American rock scene in the 1960s is examined in this thorough history. Marking the 40th anniversary of the Beatles' first trip to the United States, this look at British rock music covers in detail the pre-Beatles music that first gave Americans a taste of the British style, Beatlemania, and the British acts... 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$ 55.00

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

  • Vocal Authorityby John Potter

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 42.00

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

  • Alberto Ginasteraby Deborah Schwartz-Kates

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 165.00

    Alberto Ginastera: A Research and Information Guide is the first bio-bibliographic study of the composer and the only published book on the subject in English. This work fills a critical gap in contemporary music studies by enriching our knowledge of one of the most compelling creative voices of the Americas. Given the lack of prior systematic attention... more...

  • Touching From a Distanceby Deborah Curtis

    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...

  • 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...