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  • Cheap Print and Popular Song in the Nineteenth Centuryby Paul Watt; Derek B. Scott; Patrick Spedding

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 80.00

    This is the first book to detail the musical and cultural significance of the songster. more...

  • Live from Aggielandby Rob Clark

    Texas A&M University Press 2017; Not Available

    Believe it or not, Aggieland has witnessed a parade of musical icons over the years, each with an intriguing story attached. Picture a young Elvis Presley entertaining the Corps of Cadets at G. Rollie White Coliseum. Flash forward to the ?Committee for Johnny Cash,? originated by students after the country singer?s post-Bonfire concert was canceled... more...

  • Change of Seasonsby John Oates; Chris Epting

    St. Martin's Press 2017; US$ 20.99

    Includes an exclusive EP as a companion to the book! John Oates was born at the perfect time, paralleling the birth of rock ?n roll. Raised in a small Pennsylvania town, he was exposed to folk, blues, soul, and R&B. Meeting and teaming up with Daryl Hall in the late 1960s, they developed a style of music that was uniquely their own but never abandoned... more...

  • The Routledge Research Companion to Popular Music and Genderby Stan Hawkins

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Why is gender inseparable from pop songs? What can gender representations in musical performances mean? Why are there strong links between gender, sexuality and popular music? The sound of the voice, the mix, the arrangement, the lyrics and images, all link our impressions of gender to music. Numerous scholars writing about gender in popular music... more...

  • Les plus folles histoires des idoles du rock et de la popby Christian Vignol

    Primento Digital Publishing 2017; US$ 10.99

    Quand la musique bouleverse la société... 1955. Un orage musical de 180 secondes secoue la planète?: c?est la naissance du rock?n?roll. Finis les chanteurs guimauves. Phénomène sans précédent, le «?Rock around the clock?» de Bill Haley met le feu aux poudres. Il est l?homme par qui tout est arrivé?: plus jamais la musique ne sera la même. Dans... more...

  • Iranian Classical Musicby Laudan Nooshin

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 119.95

    Questions of creativity, and particularly the processes which underlie creative performance or ?improvisation?, form some of the central areas of interest in current musicology. Yet the predominant discourses on which musicological thought in this area are based have rarely been challenged. In this book Laudan Nooshin interrogates musicological discourses... more...

  • Japanese Singers of Tales: Ten Centuries of Performed Narrativeby Alison McQueen Tokita

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Alison McQueen Tokita presents a series of case studies that demonstrate the persistence of Japanese sung narratives in a multiplicity of genres over ten centuries, including the way they flourished and declined, together with factors contributing to development and change in narrative performance. Performed narratives are examples of a shared cultural... more...

  • Healing Rhythms: The World of South Korea's East Coast Hereditary Shamansby Simon Mills

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Still today, in South Korea, many people pay for the services of mudang - the intermediaries of Korea's syncretic folk religion. The majority of mudang are called to the profession by gods; their clients are individuals or small groups and they focus on the use of spirit-power ('possession') for diagnosis and problem-solving. There is, however, a tiny... more...

  • Nico: Life And Lies Of An Iconby Richard Witts

    Ebury Publishing 2017; US$ 18.32

    Nico was revered as ?the most beautiful creature who ever lived?. She was Andy Warhol?s femme fatale and the High Preistess of Weird, yet few knew her real name or her wretched origins. When she called herself ?a Nazi anarchist junkie?, they thought she was joking. Bob Dylan wrote a song about her, Jim Morrison a poem, Jean Baudrillard an essay,... more...

  • The Women of Quyiby Francesca R. Sborgi Lawson

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Why has the female voice?as the resonant incarnation of the female body?inspired both fascination and ambivalence? Why were women restricted from performing on the Chinese public stage? How have female roles and voices been appropriated by men throughout much of the history of Chinese theatre? Why were the women of quyi?a community of Chinese female... more...