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  1. BLUE RHYTHMS

    BLUE RHYTHMS

    By Chip Deffaa

    Series Music in American Life

    University of Illinois Press

    Published: 31st December 2020
    Paperback | £13.99
  2. Mormons, Musical Theater, and Belonging in America
    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints adopted the vocal and theatrical traditions of American musical theater as important theological tenets. As Church membership grew, leaders saw how the genre could help define the... Learn More
    Published: 30th June 2019
    Hardback | £82.00
    Paperback | £19.99
  3. Peggy Glanville-Hicks
    As both composer and critic, Peggy Glanville-Hicks contributed to the astonishing cultural ferment of the mid-twentieth century. Her forceful voice as a writer and commentator helped shape professional and public opinion on the... Learn More
    Published: 16th June 2019
    Hardback | £91.00
    Paperback | £23.99
  4. Dancing Revolution
    Throughout American history, patterns of political intent and impact have linked the wide range of dance movements performed in public places. Groups diverse in their cultural or political identities, or in both, long ago seized... Learn More
    Published: 15th May 2019
    Hardback | £91.00
    Paperback | £21.99
  5. Leonard Bernstein and the Language of Jazz
    Leonard Bernstein's gifts for drama and connecting with popular audiences made him a central figure in twentieth century American music. Though a Bernstein work might reference anything from modernism to cartoon ditties, jazz... Learn More
    Published: 16th March 2019
    Hardback | £91.00
    Paperback | £21.99
  6. Rethinking American Music

    Rethinking American Music

    Edited by Tara Browner and Thomas Riis

    Series Music in American Life

    University of Illinois Press

    In Rethinking American Music, Tara Browner and Thomas L. Riis curate essays that offer an eclectic survey of current music scholarship. Ranging from Tin Pan Alley to Thelonious Monk to hip hop, the contributors go beyond repertory... Learn More
    Published: 16th March 2019
    Hardback | £91.00
    Paperback | £27.99
  7. Transforming Women's Education
    Female seminaries in nineteenth-century America offered middle-class women the rare privilege of training in music and the liberal arts. A music background in particular provided the foundation for a teaching career, one of the... Learn More
    Published: 30th January 2019
    Hardback | £82.00
    Paperback | £21.99
  8. Bill Monroe
    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... Learn More
    Published: 7th September 2018
    Hardback | £27.99
  9. Banjo Roots and Branches

    Banjo Roots and Branches

    Edited by Robert B Winans

    Series Music in American Life

    University of Illinois Press

    The story of the banjo's journey from Africa to the western hemisphere blends music, history, and a union of cultures. In Banjo Roots and Branches, Robert B. Winans presents cutting-edge scholarship that covers the instrument's... Learn More
    Published: 15th August 2018
    Hardback | £82.00
    Paperback | £25.99
  10. Dixie Dewdrop
    One of the earliest performers on WSM in Nashville, Uncle Dave Macon became the Grand Ole Opry's first superstar. His old-time music and energetic stage shows made him a national sensation and fueled a thirty-year run as one of... Learn More
    Published: 14th August 2018
    Paperback | £15.99
  11. Los Romeros
    Spanish émigré guitarist Celedonio Romero gave his American debut performance on a June evening in 1958. In the sixty years since, the Romero Family—Celedonio, his wife Angelita, sons Celín, Pepe, and... Learn More
    Published: 13th June 2018
    Hardback | £82.00
    Paperback | £19.99
  12. Bluegrass Generation
    Neil V. Rosenberg met the legendary Bill Monroe at the Brown County Jamboree. Rosenberg's subsequent experiences in Bean Blossom put his feet on the intertwined musical and scholarly paths that made him a preeminent scholar of... Learn More
    Published: 10th May 2018
    Hardback | £82.00
    Paperback | £16.99
  13. Right to the Juke Joint
    The cowboy songs and dusty Texas car rides of his youth set Patrick B. Mullen on a lifelong journey into the sprawling Arcadia of American music. That music fused so-called civilized elements with native forms to produce everything... Learn More
    Published: 4th May 2018
    Hardback | £82.00
    Paperback | £23.99
  14. Spirituals and the Birth of a Black Entertainment Industry
    Spirituals performed by jubilee troupes became a sensation in post-Civil War America. First brought to the stage by choral ensembles like the Fisk Jubilee Singers, spirituals anchored a wide range of late nineteenth-century entertainments,... Learn More
    Published: 26th February 2018
    Hardback | £82.00
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  15. Just One of the Boys
    Female-to-male crossdressing became all the rage in the variety shows of nineteenth century America, and began as the domain of mature actresses who desired to extend their careers. These women engaged in the kinds of raucous... Learn More
    Published: 4th January 2018
    Hardback | £79.00
    Paperback | £21.99
  16. George Szell's Reign
    George Szell was the Cleveland Orchestra's towering presence for over a quarter of a century. From the boardroom to the stage, Szell's powerful personality affected every aspect of a musical institution he reshaped in his own... Learn More
    Published: 11th October 2017
    Hardback | £27.99
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