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  • The Defence of Tradition in Brazilian Popular Musicby Sean Stroud

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Sean Stroud examines how and why Música 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 109.95

    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...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 49.95

    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...

  • Popular Music and the State in the UKby Martin Cloonan

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    In an era of the rise of the free market and economic globalization, Martin Cloonan examines why politicians and policymakers in the UK have sought to intervene in popular music - a field that has often been held up as the epitome of the free market form. Cloonan traces the development of government attitudes and policies towards popular music from... more...

  • Jazz & Bluesby Graham Vulliamy

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    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$ 54.95

    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$ 54.95

    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$ 54.95

    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...