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Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation

Can't Stop Won't Stop

A History of the Hip-Hop Generation

St. Martin's Press (2007)
US$9.99

Can't Stop Won't Stop is a powerful cultural and social history of the end of the American century,...

The History of Jazz
Oxford University Press (2011)
US$11.69

On its initial release, The History of Jazz was heralded as a classic: it was honored as one of...

All Shook Up: How Rock 'n' Roll Changed America

All Shook Up

How Rock 'n' Roll Changed America

Oxford University Press (2003)
US$12.59

The birth of rock 'n roll ignited a firestorm of controversy--one critic called it "musical riots...

The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century

The Rest Is Noise

Listening to the Twentieth Century

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (2007)
US$11.99

The scandal over modern music has not died down. While paintings by Pablo Picasso and Jackson...

Here, There and Everywhere: My Life Recording the Music of the Beatles

Here, There and Everywhere

My Life Recording the Music of the Beatles

Penguin Publishing Group (2006)
US$12.99

Geoff Emerick became an assistant engineer at the legendary Abbey Road Studios in 1962 at age...

The Oxford Companion to Jazz
Oxford University Press (2000)
US$24.29

This colorful volume contains 60 unique essays written by top jazz performers, writers, and...

Repeating Ourselves: American Minimal Music as Cultural Practice

Repeating Ourselves

American Minimal Music as Cultural Practice

University of California Press (2005)
US$30.41

Where did musical minimalism come from—and what does it mean? In this significant revisionist...

Beethoven
Oxford University Press (2009)
US$27.89

Combining musical insight and the most recent research, William Kinderman's Beethoven is both a...

Exploring American Folk Music: Ethnic, Grassroots, and Regional Traditions in the United States

Exploring American Folk Music

Ethnic, Grassroots, and Regional Traditions in the United States

University Press of Mississippi (2012)
US$30.00

The perfect introduction to the many strains of American-made music

The Life of Chopin
Andrews UK (2011)
US$6.99

This short biography of the famous composer Frederic Chopin (by none other than Franz Liszt!)...