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  • Who Did It First?by Bob Leszczak

    Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 40.50

    The first in a series devoted to the story of great songs and their revivals, Who Did It First? is the perfect playlist builder. Whether quizzing friends at a party, answering a radio station contest, or simply satisfying an insatiable curiosity to know who really did do it first, this book is a must-have.Here readers will discover the little-known... more...

  • Experiencing Jazzby Michael Stephans

    Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 28.50

    Experiencing Jazz demonstrates how the act of listening to jazz takes place on a deeply personal level and takes readers on a whirlwind tour of the genre, instrument by instrument—offering not only brief portraits of key musicians like Joe Lovano and John Scofield, but also their own commentaries on how best to experience their music. Throughout,... more...

  • Chord Changes on the Chalkboardby Al Kennedy; Jr. Ellis Marsalis

    Scarecrow Press 2005; US$ 43.50

    Using over 90 original interviews, as well as his extensive research in a variety of New Orleans' archives, Dr. Kennedy deftly explores the role public school teachers had in the formative years of jazz, as well as the influence they continue to have on the musical life of one of America's foremost musical cities. As jazz and music mentors, these teachers... more...

  • Made in Italyby Franco Fabbri; Goffredo Plastino

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 41.95

    Made in Italy  serves as a comprehensive and rigorous introduction to the history, sociology, and musicology of contemporary Italian popular music. Each essay, written by a leading scholar of Italian music, covers the major figures, styles, and social contexts of pop music in Italy and provides adequate context so readers understand why the figure... more...

  • Situating Salsaby Lise Waxer

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 52.95

    Situating Salsa offers the first comprehensive consideration of salsa music and its social impact, in its multiple transnational contexts. more...

  • Maracatu Atomicoby Philip Galinsky

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    "Maracatu Atômico" is the first academic work to investigate the mangue movement, one of Brazil's most vital pop culture trends of the last thirty years, and the related "new music scene" of Northeast Brazil. Contending with the widespread poverty and social problems, mangue places a renewed value on the local environment and its myriad folk traditions... more...

  • Empire of Dirtby Wendy Fonarow

    Wesleyan University Press 2013; US$ 21.99

    Inside the culture of an artistically influential music community more...

  • Rock Formationby Steven Jones

    SAGE Publications 1992; US$ 54.00

    In this introduction to the subject of popular music, the author examines the history and influence of recording technology on popular music and develops a critical analysis of the interplay between technology, sound and creativity. It explains the connections between popular music, technology and mass communication and fills an important gap in the... more...

  • Popular Music, Gender and Postmodernismby Neil R. Nehring

    SAGE Publications 1997; US$ 52.00

    The migration of cynical academic ideas about postmodernism into music journalism are traced in this book. The result of this migration is a widespread fatalism over the ability of the music industry to absorb any expression of defiance in popular music. The book synthesizes a number of fields: American and British academic and journalistic music... more...

  • Classic American Popular Songby David Jenness; Donald Velsey

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    First Published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...