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  • 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...

  • Popular Musicby Graham Vulliamy; Edward Lee

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 125.00

    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$ 54.95

    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$ 54.95

    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...

  • Adolescents and their Musicby Jonathon S. Epstein

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    In this lively examination of youth and their relationship to music, first published in 1994, contributors cover issues ranging from the place of music in urban subculture and what music tells us about adolescent views on love and sex, to the political status of youth and youth culture. more...

  • Lost in Musicby Avron Levine White

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This collection of essays, first published in 1987, provides a sociological treatment of many musical forms ? rock, jazz, classical ? with special emphasis on the perspective of the practising musician. Among the topics covered are the legal structures governing musical production and the question of copyright; recording and production technology;... more...

  • Anyone Can Do It: Empowerment, Tradition and the Punk Undergroundby Pete Dale

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    For more than three decades, a punk underground has repeatedly insisted that 'anyone can do it'. This underground punk movement has evolved via several micro-traditions, each offering distinct and novel presentations of what punk is, isn't, or should be. Underlying all these punk micro-traditions is a politics of empowerment that claims to be anarchistic... more...

  • Michael Jackson and the Blackface Maskby Harriet J. Manning

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Blackface minstrelsy, the nineteenth-century performance practice in which ideas and images of blackness were constructed and theatricalized by and for whites, continues to permeate contemporary popular music and its audience. Harriet J. Manning argues that this legacy is nowhere more evident than with Michael Jackson in whom minstrelsy?s gestures... more...

  • Play it Again: Cover Songs in Popular Musicby George Plasketes

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Covering?the musical practice of one artist recording or performing another composer's song?has always been an attribute of popular music. In 2009, the internet database Second Hand Songs estimated that there are 40,000 songs with at least one cover version. Some of the more common variations of this "appropriationist" method of musical quotation include... more...