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- University of Georgia Press 2015; US$ 26.95
Sounding the Color Line explores how competing understandings of the U.S. South in the first decades of the twentieth century have led us to experience musical forms, sounds, and genres in racialized contexts. Yet, though we may speak of white or black music, rock or rap, sounds constantly leak through such barriers. A critical disjuncture exists,... more...
- John Blake Publishing 2015; US$ 11.65
Her performance at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2014 propelled her to become a worldwide inspiration for millions. However, at the same time her detractors united against her – demonstrations were held before the European Parliament and death threats were issued against her. Conchita Wurst both polarised and fascinated people with her wonderful... more...
- Blink Publishing 2015; US$ 11.65
In Great British Music Festival, Edith Bowman packs her wellies and braves the unpredictable weather to explore some of the country?s best- and lesser-known music festivals. From the muddy fields of Glastonbury, to the warmer climes of the Isle of Wight, Edith travels the length of the UK in the search for the ultimate festival experience. With detailed... more...
- Souvenir Press 2015; US$ 21.86
Sean Egan has compiled Bowie?s most revealing interviews into a riveting commentary on 50 years of personas and styles, tracing each step from Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane to The Thin White Duke and into the elder statesman that Bowie has become. This essential collection of 50 years of interviews from Rock?s most restlessly creative spirit is as... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 59.95
Pieces of the Musical World: Sounds and Cultures is a fieldwork-based ethnomusicology textbook that introduces a series of musical worlds each through a single "piece." It focuses on a musical sound or object that provides a springboard from which to tell a story about a particular geographic region, introducing key aspects of the cultures in which... more...
- Faber & Faber 2015; Not Available
The Importance of Music to Girls tells the story of the adventures that music leads us into - getting drunk, falling in love, cutting our hair, wanting to change the world - as well as the darker side of the adolescent years: loneliness, bullying, getting arrested. Lavinia Greenlaw remembers the music that inspired and accompanied her, and ... more...
- Black & White Publishing 2015; US$ 1.44
**Introductory offer price** He?s made $100 million, is the hottest DJ in the world and has worked with the pop royalty – but who is Calvin Harris? And how did he go from stacking shelves in his local supermarket to such astonishing global success? He's come a long way from making music in his bedroom in his native Dumfries but since bursting onto... more...
- Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 21.86
Richard King was born in Newport, Gwent. He has worked at the heart of the independent music industry for nearly twenty years. He is the co-editor of Loops, an occasional journal of long-form music writing published jointly by Faber and Domino Records. He has contributed to the Guardian, the Observer and many other publications. He lives with his... more...
- Random House 2015; US$ 39.98
Ray Davies, legendary frontman of The Kinks, is one of the all-time greatest rock ?n? roll musicians ? and also one of its most troubled and enigmatic. In the summer of 1964, aged twenty, Ray Davies led The Kinks to fame with their number one hit ?You Really Got Me?. Within months, they were challenging The Beatles and The Rolling Stones... more...