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

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Vibe Merchants offers an insiderÔ??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 franšaise to the canzone d'autore in the 1960s and 1970sby Rachel Haworth

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 109.95

    The similarities between the chanson fran├žaise 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...

  • 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...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    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...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    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...

  • Adapting Idols: Authenticity, Identity and Performance in a Global Television Formatby Joost de Bruin; Koos Zwaan

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Since the first series of Pop Idol aired in the UK just over a decade ago, Idols television shows have been broadcast in more than forty countries all over the world. In all those countries the global Idols format has been adapted to local cultures and production contexts, resulting in a plethora of different versions, ranging from the Dutch Idols... more...

  • The Ashgate Research Companion to Popular Musicologyby Derek B. Scott

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 185.00

    The research presented in this volume is very recent, and the general approach is that of rethinking popular musicology: its purpose, its aims, and its methods. Contributors to the volume were asked to write something original and, at the same time, to provide an instructive example of a particular way of working and thinking. The essays have been... more...

  • The Defence of Tradition in Brazilian Popular Musicby Sean Stroud

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Sean Stroud examines how and why M├║sica Popular Brasileira (MPB) has come to have such a high status, and why the musical tradition (including MPB) within Brazil has been defended with such vigour for so long. He emphasizes the importance of musical nationalism as an underlying ideology to discussions about Brazilian popular music since the 1920s,... more...

  • Popular Music Censorship in Africaby Martin Cloonan; Michael Drewett

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    In Africa, tension between freedom of expression and censorship in many contexts remains as contentious, if not more so, than during the period of colonial rule which permeated the twentieth century. Over the last one hundred years popular musicians have not been free to sing about whatever they wish to, and in many countries they are still not free... more...