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  • Ronnie Gilbertby Ronnie Gilbert

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 26.95

    Ronnie Gilbert had a long and colorful career as a singer, actor, playwright, therapist, and independent woman. Her lifelong work for political and social change was central to her role as a performer. Raised in Depression-era New York City by leftist, working-class, secular Jewish parents, Gilbert is best known as a member of the Weavers, the quartet... more...

  • Good Night and Good Riddanceby David Cavanagh

    Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 18.94

    Goodnight and Good Riddance: How Thirty-Five Years of John Peel Helped to Shape Modern Britain is a social history, a diary of a nation's changing culture, and an in-depth appraisal of one of our greatest broadcasters, a man who can legitimately be called the most influential figure in post-war British popular music. Without the support of... more...

  • Women and the Nineteenth-Century Liedby Dr Aisling Kenny; Prof Dr Susan Wollenberg

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 124.95

    This book bridges a gap in existing scholarship by foregrounding the contribution of women to the nineteenth-century Lied. Building on the pioneering work of scholars in recent years, it consolidates recent research on women?s achievements in the genre, and develops an alternative narrative of the Lied that embraces an understanding of the contributions... more...

  • The Ethnomusicology of Western Art Musicby Laudan Nooshin

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 150.00

    Since the late 1980s, the boundaries between the ?musicologies? have become increasingly blurred. Most notably, a growing number of musicologists have become interested in the ideas and methodologies of ethnomusicology, and in particular, in applying one of the central methodological tools of ethnomusicology ? ethnography ? to the study of Western... more...

  • Focus: Scottish Traditional Musicby Simon McKerrell

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    Focus: Scottish Traditional Music engages methods from ethnomusicology, popular music studies, cultural studies, and media studies to explain how complex Scottish identities and culture are constructed in the traditional music and culture of Scotland. This book examines Scottish music through their social and performative contexts, outlining vocal... more...

  • Mozart Studies 2by Simon P. Keefe

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 80.00

    Essays by leading Mozart scholars explore the composer's popular works, biography and reception, appealing to scholars and Mozart-lovers alike. more...

  • Psychedelia and Other Coloursby Rob Chapman

    Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 24.78

    In Psychedelia and Other Colours , acclaimed author Rob Chapman explores in crystalline detail the history, precedents and cultural impact of LSD, from the earliest experiments in painting with light and immersive environments to the thriving avant-garde scene that existed in San Francisco even before the Grateful Dead and the Fillmore Auditorium.... more...

  • Experiencing David Bowieby Ian Chapman

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 44.99

    In Experiencing David Bowie: A Listener's Companion , musicologist, writer, and musician Ian Chapman unravels the extraordinary marriage of sound and visual effect that lies at the heart of the work of one of the most complex and enduring performers in popular music. more...

  • The Show Must Go On! Popular Song in Britain During the First World Warby Dr John Mullen; Professor Derek B Scott; Professor Stan Hawkins

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 34.95

    Using a collection of over one thousand popular songs from the war years, as well as around 150 soldiers? songs, John Mullen provides a fascinating insight into the world of popular entertainment during the First World War. Mullen considers the position of songs of this time within the history of popular music, and the needs, tastes and experiences... more...

  • Damon Albarn - Blur, Gorillaz and Other Fablesby Martin Roach; David Nolan

    John Blake Publishing 2015; US$ 8.74

    DAMON ALBARN is the frontman of Blur and the face of Britpop. While his peers have gradually fallen by the wayside, Albarn has survived Britpop to completely reinvent himself as the mastermind behind the global phenomenon that is Gorillaz. With his eclectic solo projects such as the currently much-revered The Good, the Bad & the Queen and his... more...