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  • Prince: The Making of a Pop Music Phenomenonby Stan Hawkins; Sarah Niblock

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 51.95

    The career of the prolific pop artist Prince has become inextricably intertwined with the history of popular music since the late 1970s. This multi-instrumental icon, who remains one of the highest-grossing live performers in America, has been called a genius for his musicianship, composition and incredible performances. But Prince holds iconic status... more...

  • Protest Music in Franceby Barbara Lebrun

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Barbara Lebrun traces the evolution of 'protest' music in France since 1981, exploring the contradictions that emerge when artists who take their musical production and political commitment 'seriously', cross over to the mainstream, becoming profitable and consensual. Contestation is understood as a discourse shaped by the assumptions and practices... more...

  • Post-War French Popular Music: Cultural Identity and the Brel-Brassens-Ferré Mythby Adeline Cordier

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Jacques Brel, Georges Brassens and Léo Ferré are three emblematic figures of post-war French popular music who have been constantly associated with each other by the public and the media. They have been described as the epitome of chanson, and of 'Frenchness'. But there is more to the trio than a musical trinity: this new study examines the factors... more...

  • Jazz & Bluesby Graham Vulliamy

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 44.95

    This book, first published in 1982, shows that jazz and blues are music forms that are about individualism, experiment, expression and feeling. From their origin in the work songs and spirituals of America?s southern slaves, through to their adaptation to the urban adaptation to the urban environment in Chicago and New Orleans, the author details... more...

  • Rocking Around the Clockby E. Ann Kaplan

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 44.95

    The first non-stop rock video channel was launched in the US in 1981. As a unique popular culture form, MTV warrants attention, and in this, the first study of the medium, originally published in 1987, Ann Kaplan examines the cultural context of MTV and its relationship to the history of rock music. The first part of the book focuses on MTV as a commercial... more...

  • Rock 'n' Rollby Dave Rogers

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 44.95

    When rock ?n? roll began its ascendancy in the 1950s the older generation saw it as dangerous, renegade, threatening the moral stability of a nation. Young people saw it as freedom, and most importantly, as their music. The teenage revolution was here, This book, first published in 1982, traces the roots of this cultural transformation, its emergence... more...

  • Tin Pan Alleyby John Shepherd

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 44.95

    In Tin Pan Alley we see the beginnings of the pop world as we now know it: commercial, constantly capturing, exploiting or even occasionally creating a public mood. The Alleymen were workers as much as artists. This book, first published in 1982, explores how the change occurred, the ways in which songwriters organised themselves to get greater control... more...

  • Popular Musicby Graham Vulliamy; Edward Lee

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 44.95

    The approach of this book, first published in 1982, is multi-disciplinary. Popular music, it is argued, is not only a musical but also a social phenomenon; the criteria needed to assess it are different from those used in the appreciation of ?classical? music. The first section of this guide is devoted to setting out just what those criteria should... more...

  • Art Into Popby Simon Frith; Howard Horne

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 44.95

    This book, first published in 1987, tells the intriguing and culturally complex story of the art school influence on postwar British popular music. Following Romantic attitudes from life class to recording studio, it focuses on two key moments ? the early 1960s, when art students like John Lennon and Eric Clapton begin to play their own versions of... more...

  • Popular Musicby Roman Iwaschkin

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 65.00

    This is a comprehensive guide to popular music literature, first published in 1986. Its main focus is on American and British works, but it includes significant works from other countries, making it truly international in scope. more...