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  • Marshall: The Book of Loudby Nick Harper

    Octopus 2016; US$ 15.99

    Since 1962, Marshall amps have been used by just about every iconic artist and band in music history - from Led Zeppelin and AC/DC to Iron Maiden and Nirvana. Now, inspired by all of the artists that, bands, songs and albums that they've heard and loved down the years, Marshall have created The Book of Loud - collecting together thousands of facts,... more...

  • The Sociology of Wind Bandsby Vincent Dubois; Jean-Matthieu Méon; translated by Jean-Yves Bart

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Despite the musical and social roles they play in many parts of the world, wind bands have not attracted much interest from sociologists. The Sociology of Wind Bands seeks to fill this gap in research by providing a sociological account of this musical universe as it stands now. Based on a qualitative and quantitative survey conducted in northeastern... more...

  • Vibe Merchants: The Sound Creators of Jamaican Popular Musicby Ray Hitchins

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Vibe Merchants offers an insider?s perspective on the development of Jamaican Popular Music, researched and analysed by a thirty-year veteran with a wide range of experience in performance, production and academic study. This rare perspective, derived from interviews and ethnographic methodologies, focuses on the actual details of music-making practice,... more...

  • From the chanson française to the canzone d'autore in the 1960s and 1970sby Rachel Haworth

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 109.95

    The similarities between the chanson française and the canzone d'autore have been often noted but never fully explored. Both genres are national forms which involve the figure of the singer-songwriter, both experienced their golden age of production in the post-World War II period and both are enduringly popular, still accounting for a large proportion... more...

  • This is the Sound of Irony: Music, Politics and Popular Cultureby Katherine L. Turner

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 119.95

    The use of irony in music is just beginning to be defined and critiqued, although it has been used, implied and decried by composers, performers, listeners and critics for centuries. Irony in popular music is especially worthy of study because it is pervasive, even fundamental to the music, the business of making music and the politics of messaging.... more...

  • The Globalization of Irish Traditional Song Performanceby Susan H. Motherway

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    In The Globalization of Irish Traditional Song Performance Susan Motherway examines the ways in which performers mediate the divide between local and global markets by negotiating this dichotomy in performance practice. In so doing, she discusses the globalizing processes that exert transformative influences upon traditional musics and examines the... more...

  • The History of Live Music in Britain, Volume I: 1950-1967by Simon Frith; Matt Brennan; Emma Webster

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    The social history of music in Britain since 1950 has long been the subject of nostalgic articles in newspapers and magazines, nostalgic programmes on radio and television and collective memories on music websites, but to date there has been no proper scholarly study. The three volumes of The History of Live Music in Britain address this gap, and do... more...

  • Resounding Afro Asiaby Tamara Roberts

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 16.99

    Resounding Afro Asia examines black-Asian musical collaborations as part of a genealogy of cross-racial culture and politics in the U.S. Roberts argues these projects offer a glimpse into how artists live multiracial lives that inhabit yet exceed multicultural frameworks built on racial essentialism and segregation. more...

  • ?Rock On?: Women, Ageing and Popular Musicby Abigail Gardner; Ros Jennings

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    For female pop stars, whose star bodies and star performances are undisputedly the objects of a sexualized external gaze, the process of ageing in public poses particular challenges. Taking a broadly feminist perspective, 'Rock On': women, ageing and popular music shifts popular music studies in a new direction. Focussing on British, American and Latina... more...

  • The Hallelujah Effectby Babette Babich

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 31.95

    This book studies the working efficacy of Leonard Cohen's song Hallelujah in the context of today's network culture. Especially as recorded on YouTube, k.d. lang's interpretation(s) of Cohen's Hallelujah, embody acoustically and visually/viscerally, what Nietzsche named the 'spirit of music'. Today, the working of music is magnified and transformed... more...