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  1. BLUE RHYTHMS

    BLUE RHYTHMS

    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. Humane Music Education for the Common Good
    Why teach music? Who deserves a music education? Can making and learning about music contribute to the common good? In Humane Music Education for the Common Good, scholars and educators from around the world offer unique responses... Learn More
    Published: 1st April 2020
    Hardback | £74.00
    Paperback | £31.00
  3. The Cashaway Psalmody
    Hardback | £50.00
  4. Everything Man
    Shana L. Redmond traces Paul Robeson’s continuing cultural resonances in popular culture and politics, showing how he remains a vital force and presence for all those he inspired.... Learn More
    Published: 31st January 2020
    Hardback | £80.00
    Paperback | £20.99
  5. Unsettled Scores
    The Hollywood careers of Aaron Copland and Hanns Eisler brought the composers and their high art sensibility into direct conflict with the premier producer of America's potent mass culture. Drawn by Hollywood's potential to reach—and... Learn More
    Published: 16th December 2019
    Hardback | £76.00
    Paperback | £21.99
  6. Listen but Don't Ask Question
    Kevin Fellezs traces the ways in which slack key guitar—a traditional Hawaiian musical style played on an acoustic steel-string guitar—is a site for the articulation of the complex histories, affiliations, and connotations... Learn More
    Published: 6th December 2019
    Hardback | £89.00
    Paperback | £23.99
  7. The Sonic Episteme
    Robin James examines how twenty-first-century conceptions of sound as acoustic resonance shape notions of the social world, personhood, and materiality in ways that support white supremacist capitalist patriarchy.... Learn More
    Published: 2nd December 2019
    Hardback | £85.00
    Paperback | £22.99
  8. Where Rivers and Mountains Sing
    Where Rivers and Mountains Sing takes readers on a journey through the rich sonic world of inner Asia, where the elemental energies of wind, water, and echo, the ubiquitous presence of birds and animals, and the legendary feats... Learn More
    Published: 1st December 2019
    Paperback | £19.99
  9. A Guru’s Journey
    Hardback | £84.00
    Paperback | £21.99
  10. Blues Before Sunrise 2
    In this new collection of interviews, Steve Cushing once again invites readers into the vaults of Blues Before Sunrise, his acclaimed nationally syndicated public radio show. Icons from Memphis Minnie to the Gay Sisters stand... Learn More
    Published: 16th November 2019
    Hardback | £76.00
    Paperback | £18.99
  11. Why Lhasa de Sela Matters

    Why Lhasa de Sela Matters

    By Fred Goodman

    Series Music Matters

    University of Texas Press

    An artist in every sense of the word, Lhasa de Sela wowed audiences around the globe with her multilingual songs and spellbinding performances, mixing together everything from Gypsy music to Mexican rancheras, Americana and jazz,... Learn More
    Published: 11th November 2019
    Paperback | £12.99
  12. Jón Leifs and the Musical Invention of Iceland
    In Jón Leifs and the Musical Invention of Iceland, Árni Heimir Ingólfsson provides a striking account of the dramatic career of Iceland’s iconic composer. Leifs (1899–1968) was the first Icelander to devote himself fully... Learn More
    Published: 1st November 2019
    Hardback | £79.00
    Paperback | £31.00
  13. Chinese Folklore Studies Today
    Chinese folklorists are well acquainted with the work of their English-language colleagues, but until recently the same could not be said about American scholars’ knowledge of Chinese folkloristics. Chinese Folklore Studies... Learn More
    Published: 1st November 2019
    Hardback | £62.00
    Paperback | £23.99
  14. Contemporary Musical Expressions in Canada
    An exploration of the cultural diversity and vitality of contemporary music and dance practices in Canada.... Learn More
    Published: 30th October 2019
    Hardback | £96.00
    Paperback | £31.00
  15. Island Gospel
    Pentecostals throughout Jamaica and the Jamaican diaspora use music to declare what they believe and where they stand in relation to religious and cultural outsiders. Yet the inclusion of secular music forms like ska, reggae,... Learn More
    Published: 30th October 2019
    Hardback | £76.00
    Paperback | £18.99
  16. Rocking the Closet
    The all-embracing, "whaddya got?" nature of rebellion in Fifties America included pop music's unlikely challenge to entrenched notions of masculinity. Within that upheaval, four prominent artists dared to behave in ways... Learn More
    Published: 16th October 2019
    Hardback | £76.00
    Paperback | £20.99
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