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    By Chip Deffaa

    Series Music in American Life

    University of Illinois Press

    Somebody has to pay the dues, says La Vern Baker. Here are the remarkable stories of six dazzlingly talented performers who blazed the R & B trail -- the story of the performers' music and also of their struggle against racism... Learn More
    Published: 31st December 2020
    Paperback | £13.99
  2. The Cuban Hustle
    Published: 9th October 2020
    Hardback | £82.00
  3. Focal Impulse Theory
    Music is surrounded by movement, from the blues guitarist tapping his foot to the violinist swaying with each bow stroke. To John Paul Ito, these actions are more than just a performance gimmick; rather, they are directly linked... Learn More
    Published: 5th October 2020
    Hardback | £69.00
    Paperback | £20.99
  4. Storytelling in Opera and Musical Theater
    Who tells the stories in operas and musical theater? The answer can seem either too simple (no one) or too complex (characters, the orchestra, the composer and librettist, directors, conductors, and singers). In Storytelling in... Learn More
    Published: 5th October 2020
    Hardback | £73.00
    Paperback | £24.99
  5. Music in World War II
    How can music withstand the death and destruction brought on by war? Global conflicts of the 20th century fundamentally transformed not only national boundaries, power relations, and global economies, but also the arts and culture... Learn More
    Published: 5th October 2020
    Hardback | £73.00
    Paperback | £24.99
  6. Toward a Sound Ecology
    How does sound ecology—an acoustic connective tissue among communities—also become a basis for a healthy economy and a just community? Jeff Todd Titon's lived experiences shed light on the affecting powers of sound, music,... Learn More
    Published: 3rd August 2020
    Hardback | £86.00
    Paperback | £33.00
  7. Artful Noise
    Twentieth-century composers created thousands of original works for solo percussion and percussion ensemble. Concise and ideal for the classroom, Artful Noise offers an essential and much-needed survey of this unique literature.... Learn More
    Published: 27th July 2020
    Hardback | £91.00
    Paperback | £21.99
  8. The Meaning of Soul
    Examining the work of Aretha Franklin, Nina Simone, Solange Knowles, Flying Lotus, and others, Emily J. Lordi proposes a new understanding of soul, showing how it came to signify a belief in black resilience enacted through musical... Learn More
    Published: 24th July 2020
    Hardback | £82.00
    Paperback | £20.99
  9. The Heart of a Woman
    The Heart of a Woman offers the first-ever biography of Florence B. Price, a composer whose career spanned both the Harlem and Chicago Renaissances, and the first African American woman to gain national recognition for her works.... Learn More
    Published: 16th June 2020
    Hardback | £103.00
    Paperback | £23.99
  10. Signs of the Spirit
    In 2005, Tony Perman attended a ceremony alongside the living and the dead. His visit to a Zimbabwe farm brought him into contact with the madhlozi, outsider spirits that Ndau people rely upon for guidance, protection, and their... Learn More
    Published: 8th June 2020
    Hardback | £91.00
    Paperback | £23.99
  11. The Fact of Resonance
    The Fact of Resonance returns to the colonial and technological contexts in which theories of the novel developed, seeking in sound an alternative premise for theorizing modernist narrative form. The book shows how the experience... Learn More
    Published: 2nd June 2020
    Hardback | £87.00
    Paperback | £23.99
  12. Moravian Soundscapes
    In Moravian Soundscapes, Sarah Eyerly contends that the study of sound is integral to understanding the interactions between German Moravian missionaries and Native communities in early Pennsylvania. In the mid-18th century,... Learn More
    Published: 1st June 2020
    Hardback | £77.00
    Paperback | £28.99
  13. Always the Queen
    Denise LaSalle's journey took her from rural Mississippi to an unquestioned reign as the queen of soul-blues. From her early R&B classics to bold and bawdy demands for satisfaction, LaSalle updated the classic blueswoman's stance... Learn More
    Published: 11th May 2020
    Hardback | £91.00
    Paperback | £15.99
  14. Psychobilly
    "I got 1-2-3-4 psychobilly DNA"—Norm and the NightmarezCall it punk rockabilly with science-fiction horror lyrics. The outsider musical genre known as psychobilly, which began in 1980s Britain, fuses punk, heavy... Learn More
    Published: 8th May 2020
    Hardback | £82.00
    Paperback | £25.99
  15. Freddie Mercury

    Freddie Mercury

    An Illustrated Life

    Edited by Alfonso Casas, Translated by Ned Sublette

    University of Texas Press

    The music of Queen and powerhouse lead singer Freddie Mercury are best experienced with the volume turned all the way up. Alfonso Casas’s Freddie Mercury delivers a sonorous homage to the formidable singer and the turning... Learn More
    Published: 5th May 2020
    Hardback | £17.99
  16. Complicating, Considering, and Connecting Music Education
    In Complicating, Considering, and Connecting Music Education, Lauren Kapalka Richerme proposes a poststructuralist-inspired philosophy of music education. Complicating current conceptions of self, other, and place, Richerme emphasizes... Learn More
    Published: 1st May 2020
    Hardback | £65.00
    Paperback | £22.99
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