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Beyond Boundaries

Rethinking Music Circulation in Early Modern England

by CANDACE BAILEY, LINDA AUSTERN & AMANDA EUBANKS WINKLER

<p>English music studies often apply rigid classifications to musical materials, their uses, their consumers, and performers. The contributors to this volume argue that some performers and manuscripts from the early modern era defy conventional ...

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Big Band Bash

Nostalgia Ain’t What It Used To Be

by John Rayburn

<p>The big bands! An offshoot of jazz, reflected the soul of America before World War II, during it, and for a decade following it. Big bands played the music that brought romance, excitement and soothing streams of music to young America in the

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Bill Monroe

The Life and Music of the Blue Grass Man

by Tom Ewing

<p>The Father of Bluegrass Music, Bill Monroe was a major star of the Grand Ole Opry for over fifty years; a member of the Country Music, Songwriters, and Rock and Roll Halls of Fame; and a legendary figure in American music. This authoritative ...

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Billy Joel

America's Piano Man

by Joshua S. Duchan

<p>Despite his tremendous success, Billy Joel’s gifts as a composer and commentator on American life are long overdue for a thorough investigation. In <em>Billy Joel: America’s Piano Man</em>, music historian Joshua S. Duchan looks at the career

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Black and Blur

by Fred Moten

<p>&quot;Taken as a trilogy, <em>consent not to be a single being</em> is a monumental accomplishment: a brilliant theoretical intervention that might be best described as a powerful case for blackness as a category of analysis.&quot;—Brent ...

ISBN: 9780822372226

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Black Opera

History, Power, Engagement

by Naomi Andre

<p>From classic films like Carmen Jones to contemporary works like The Diary of Sally Hemings and U-Carmen eKhayelitsa, American and South African artists and composers have used opera to reclaim black people's place in history. Naomi André ...

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Black Talk

How the Music of Black America Created a Radical Alternative to the Values of Western Literary Tradition

by Ben Sidran

Mr. Sidran is a songwriter, singer and jazz pianist. He holds a doctorate in American Studies from Sussex University and has hosted a number of National Public Radio programs on jazz involving weekly interviews with Jazz musicians, the latter ...

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Blues Deluxe: The Joe Bonamassa Buying Guide

by Rev. Keith A. Gordon

<p>Blues Deluxe is an album by album guide to the music of popular blues guitarist Joe Bonamassa. Profusely illustrated with dozens of color photos, the guide includes over a dozen album reviews and reprints a rare 2011 Bonamassa interview.</p>

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Blues Traveling

The Holy Sites of Delta Blues, Fourth Edition

by Steve Cheseborough

<p>This acclaimed travel guide, hailed as the bible of blues travelers throughout the world, will shepherd the faithful to such shrines as the intersection where Robert Johnson might have made his deal with the devil and the railroad tracks that

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Bob Marley and the Wailers

The Ultimate Illustrated History

by Richie Unterberger

<p><strong>Well over three decades after Marley’s death, he and his bandmates remain the most famous reggae artists of all time. <em>Bob Marley and the Wailers</em> explores their legacy.</strong></p> <p>Illustrated with photos and memorabilia ...

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Boogie Chillun: The Reverend's Archives, Volume 4

by Rev. Keith A. Gordon

<p>Boogie Chillun is a collection of rock 'n' blues album and book reviews written by the &quot;Reverend of Rock 'n' Roll,&quot; the award-winning Rev. Keith A. Gordon. The fourth volume in the Reverend's acclaimed archive series, Boogie Chillun

ISBN: 9780463842751

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Book Reports

A Music Critic on His First Love, Which Was Reading

by Robert Christgau

<p>In this generous collection of book reviews and literary essays, legendary <em>Village Voice</em> rock critic Robert Christgau showcases the passion that made him a critic—his love for the written word. Many selections address music, from ...

ISBN: 9781478002123

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Boom's Blues

Music, Journalism, and Friendship in Wartime

by Wim Verbei

<p><em>Boom's Blues</em> stands as both a remarkable biography of J. Frank G. Boom (1920-1953) and a recovery of his incredible contribution to blues scholarship originally titled <em>The Blues: Satirical Songs of the North American Negro</em>. ...

ISBN: 9781496812513

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Boss Jocks: How Corrupt Radio Practices Helped Make Jacksonville One of the Great Music Cities

An article from Southern Cultures 17:4, The Music Issue

by Michael Ray Fitzgerald

<p>'Kickbacks from government vendors, jobs for cronies, sweetheart deals for contractors' were commonplace—'It may have been the most corrupt city in America.'&quot;</p> <p>What happened when greedy promoters ran radio stations and the local ...

ISBN: 9780807872512

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Bowie

The Illustrated Story

by Pat Gilbert

<p><strong>Follow every step of David Bowie’s career; from Ziggy Stardust to Tin Machine, from “Space Oddity” to <em>Let’s Dance</em> to <em>Blackstar</em>, in <em>Bowie: The Illustrated Story.</em></strong></p> <p>David Bowie released an ...

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Brahms Beyond Mastery

His Sarabande and Gavotte, and its Recompositions

by Robert Pascall

<p>In 1853 Robert Schumann identified fully-formed compositional mastery in the young Brahms, who nevertheless in the years following embarked on a period of intensive further study, producing, among other works, the neo-baroque Sarabande and ...

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Brave Punk World

The International Rock Underground from Alerta Roja to Z-Off

by James Greene Jr.

<p>Punk rock may have started in the United Kingdom and United States but it certainly didn’t stay in either country. The genre flew around the globe like a contagion, touching off simultaneous movements in nearly every market imaginable: Japan,

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British Christmas Hit Singles and Carols - A Brief History

by Darren R Jones

<p>This book is all about the Christmas recordings that made it in the British Singles Chart, since it began in 1952.&nbsp; I start with the number 1 hits and move on to the recordings that made it into the charts but did not quite reach that ...

ISBN: 1230000730891

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British Music Publishers, Printers and Engravers

London, Provincial, Scottish, and Irish, From Queen Elizabeth's Reign to George the Fourth's, With Select Bibliographical Lists of Musical Works Printed and Published Within That Period

by Frank Kidson

<p>As a pioneer work, the present volume must claim a little indulgence. Excepting a few scattered notices here and there, nothing dealing with the subject of the following pages has yet appeared, and facts bearing on it are scanty and scattered

ISBN: 9780259687313

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Bruce Springsteen, Cultural Studies, and the Runaway American Dream

by Jerry Zolten

<p>There is little question about the incredible power of Bruce Springsteen's work as a particularly transformative art, as a lyrical and musical fusion that never shies away from sifting through the rubble of human conflict. As Rolling Stone ...

ISBN: 9781317171157

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