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  • In Search of Song: The Life and Times of Lucy Broadwoodby Dorothy de Val

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Born into the famous family of piano makers, Lucy Broadwood (1858-1929) became one of the chief collectors and scholars of the first English folk music revival in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Privately educated and trained as a classical musician and singer, she was inspired by her uncle to collect local song from her native Sussex.... more...

  • Other Voices: Hidden Histories of Liverpool's Popular Music Scenes, 1930s-1970sby Michael Brocken

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    At times it appears that a whole industry exists to perpetuate the myth of origin of the Beatles. There certainly exists a popular music (or perhaps 'rock') origin myth concerning this group and the city of Liverpool and this draws in devotees, as if on a pilgrimage, to Liverpool itself. Once 'within' the city, local businesses exist primarily to escort... more...

  • B-Sides, Undercurrents and Overtones: Peripheries to Popular in Music, 1960 to the Presentby George Plasketes

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    There are undercurrents and peripheral taste preferences that are a defining part of our individual and collective cultural experience. Music is no exception. George Plasketes adapts the iconic "A-side/B-side" dichotomy from the 45 r.p.m. for use as a unique conceptual, critical, historical, and cultural framework for exploring and threading together... more...

  • The Songs of Joni Mitchellby Anne Karppinen

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    An unorthodox musician from the start, singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell's style of composing, performing, and of playing (and tuning) the guitar is unique. In the framework of sexual difference and the gendered discourses of rock this immediately begs the questions: are Mitchell's songs specifically feminine and, if so, to what extent and why? Anne... more...

  • Good Vibrationsby Mike Love

    Faber & Faber 2016; US$ 13.99

    Mike Love is a founding member, lyricist and vocalist of The Beach Boys, considered to be the most popular American band in history, with 13 Gold Albums, 55 top-100 singles, and four #1 hits. Love has been the lead singer of the group one of its principal lyricists since its inception in 1961. In Good Vibrations, Mike Love tells the unique story... more...

  • Shock and Aweby Simon Reynolds

    Faber & Faber 2016; US$ 15.49

    As the sixties dream faded, a new flamboyant movement electrified the world: GLAM! In Shock and Awe , Simon Reynolds explores this most decadent of genres on both sides of the Atlantic. Bolan, Bowie, Suzi Quatro, Alice Cooper, New York Dolls, Slade, Roxy Music, Iggy, Lou Reed, Be Bop Deluxe, David Essex -- all are represented here. Reynolds charts... more...

  • The Words and Music of Sheryl Crowby Christopher Gable

    ABC-CLIO 2016; US$ 49.00

    Sheryl Crow continues to be celebrated for her legacy as a singer-songwriter and pop culture icon. This book provides an introduction to Sheryl Crow's entire music catalog. Organized into chronological periods of time, the author weaves biographical facts throughout a narrative rich with details about her songs: how they were created, recorded, distributed,... more...

  • Digby David Nichols; Dave Graney

    Verse Chorus Press 2016; US$ 19.99

    David Nichols tells the story of Australian rock and pop music from 1960 to 1985 formative years in which the nation cast off its colonial cultural shackles and took on the world. Generously illustrated and scrupulously researched, Dig combines scholarly accuracy with populist flair. Nichols is an unfailingly witty and engaging guide, surveying... more...

  • The Life, Music and Thought of Woody Guthrieby John S. Partington

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Woodrow Wilson Guthrie (1912-67) has had an immense impact on popular culture throughout the world. His folk music brought traditional song from the rural communities of the American southwest to the urban American listener and, through the global influence of American culture, to listeners and musicians alike throughout Europe and the Americas. Similarly,... more...

  • The Lost Women of Rock Musicby Helen Reddington

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    In Britain during the late 1970s and early 1980s, a new phenomenon emerged, with female guitarists, bass-players, keyboard-players and drummers playing in bands. Before this time, women's presence in rock bands, with a few notable exceptions, had always been as vocalists. This sudden influx of female musicians into the male domain of rock music was... more...