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  • The Lizard Kingby Jerry Hopkins

    Plexus Publishing Ltd. 2014; US$ 16.99

    Jim Morrison, lead singer of the Doors, has achieved a bizarre cult status since his death in 1971. Morrison was one of the most popular and controversial figures to emerge during the sixties; described as an 'erotic politician', poet, shaman, Dionysian drunk, his style and influence have grown steadily in the twenty years since his death, so that... more...

  • The Beatles: A Musical Biographyby Kate Mulligan

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 39.00

    What makes a legend? The Beatles: A Musical Biography attempts to answer that question by taking an in-depth look at the band that changed pop music. Examining the events and ideas that influenced each album and many songs, the book seeks to explain what drove the Beatles to make music, as well as what drove the music itself. While the biography... more...

  • All Shook Upby Glenn C. Altschuler

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 13.99

    The birth of rock 'n roll ignited a firestorm of controversy--one critic called it "musical riots put to a switchblade beat"--but if it generated much sound and fury, what, if anything, did it signify? As Glenn Altschuler reveals, the rise of rock 'n roll--and the outraged reception to it--tell us a lot about the values of the United States in the... more...

  • Understanding Society through Popular Musicby Joeseph A. Kotarba

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 43.95

    Written for Introductory Sociology and Sociology of Popular Music courses, the second edition of Understanding Society through Popular Music uses popular music to illustrate fundamental social institutions, theories, sociological concepts, and processes. The authors use music, a social phenomenon of great interest, to draw students in and bring... more...

  • The Garland Handbook of Southeast Asian Musicby Terry Miller; Sean Williams

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 66.95

    The Garland Handbook of Southeast Asian Music  is comprised of essays from The Garland Encyclopedia of World Music: Volume 4, Southeast Asia (1998). Largely revised and updated, the essays offer detailed, regional studies of the different musical cultures of Southeast Asia and examine the ways in which music helps to define the identity of this... more...

  • Rage Against The Machineby Colin Devenish

    St. Martin's Press 2001; US$ 6.79

    Rage Against The Machine is one of the most prominant and politically active bands on the music scene today. Music Journalist and Biographer Colin Devenish delves into the interworkings of the band to discover what makes them so successful with their diverse fan base. They sell millions of copies of their CD's and have had #1 hits. They are also... more...

  • Kornby Leah Furman

    St. Martin's Press 2000; US$ 6.79

    In the past eight-years, the face of popular culture has changed radically and with it, the music that will define the decade. Gone are the pop saturated songs of the 70's and 80's. Today's sound is a fusion of grunge, hip-hop, metal, hardcore and funk. Disparate sounds that together create something thoroughly modern and unlike anything we've... more...

  • The Songs of Hugo Wolfby Eric Sams

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 26.24

    With a foreword by the legendary accompanist, Gerald Moore, Eric Sams' study (Faber 1961, revised 1983) is a notable landmark in the establishment of Wolf as one of the supreme masters of German song. Comprehensively revised and enlarged in 1983, the main subject matter remains the 242 published songs that Wolf wrote for voice and piano, though the... more...

  • The Musical Work of Nadia Boulangerby Jeanice Brooks

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 26.00

    A fresh look at the career of Nadia Boulanger, among the most influential musical figures of the entire twentieth century. more...

  • The Rise of the Croonersby Michael Pitts; Frank Hoffmann; Dick Carty; Jim Bedoian; Ian Whitcomb

    Scarecrow Press 2001; US$ 65.00

    The Rise of the Crooners examines the historical trends and events that led to the emergence of the crooning style. The lives and careers of six pioneers of the style-Bing Crosby, Russ Columbo, Gene Austin, Rudy Vallee, Johnny Marvin, and Nick Lucas-are covered at length. more...