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Play It Loud: Instruments of Rock & Roll

by Jayson Dobney and Craig Inciardi Metropolitan Museum of Art
Pub Date:
04/2019
ISBN:
9781588396662
Format:
Hbk 236 pages

Play It Loud celebrates the musical instruments that gave rock and roll its signature sound—from Louis Jordan’s alto saxophone...

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Conversations in Jazz: The Ralph J. Gleason Interviews

by Ralph Gleason Yale University Press
Pub Date:
06/2016
ISBN:
9780300214529
Format:
Hbk 296 pages

During his nearly forty years as a music journalist, Ralph J. Gleason recorded many in-depth interviews with some of the greatest...

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Sophisticated Giant: The Life and Legacy of Dexter Gordon

by Maxine Gordon University of California Press
Pub Date:
11/2018
ISBN:
9780520280649
Format:
Hbk 284 pages

Sophisticated Giant presents the life and legacy of tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon (1923–1990), one of the major innovators of...

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Music after the Fall: Modern Composition and Culture since 1989

by Tim Rutherford-Johnson University of California Press
Pub Date:
02/2017
ISBN:
9780520283152
Format:
Pb+ 368 pages

Music after the Fall is the first book to survey contemporary Western art music within the transformed political, cultural, and...

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Devil's Music: How Christians Inspired, Condemned, and Embraced Rock 'n' Roll

by Randall Stephens Harvard University Press
Pub Date:
03/2018
ISBN:
9780674980846
Format:
Hbk 344 pages

When rock ’n’ roll emerged in the 1950s, ministers denounced it from their pulpits and Sunday school teachers warned of the music’s...

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Theatre, Education and the Making of Meanings: Art or Instrument

by Anthony Jackson Manchester University Press
Pub Date:
10/2007
ISBN:
9780719065439
Format:
Pb+ 320 pages

This book is a study of theatre's educational role during the 20th and the first years of the 21st centuries. It examines the...

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Anthology of Rap

by Adam Bradley, Andrew DuBois and Henry Louis Gates et al Yale University Press
Pub Date:
08/2011
ISBN:
9780300141917
Format:
Pb+ 928 pages

From the school yards of the South Bronx to the tops of the Billboard charts, rap has emerged as one of the most influential musical...

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Better Git It in Your Soul: An Interpretive Biography of Charles Mingus

by Krin Gabbard University of California Press
Pub Date:
02/2016
ISBN:
9780520260375
Format:
Hbk 336 pages

Charles Mingus is one of the most important—and most mythologized—composers and performers in jazz history. Classically...

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Clark: The Autobiography of Clark Terry

by Clark Terry University of California Press
Pub Date:
06/2015
ISBN:
9780520287518
Format:
Pb+ 344 pages

Compelling from cover to cover, this is the story of one of the most recorded and beloved jazz trumpeters of all time. With unsparing...

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Bird: The Life and Music of Charlie Parker

by Chuck Haddix University of Illinois Press
Pub Date:
02/2015
ISBN:
9780252080890
Format:
Pb+ 224 pages

Saxophone virtuoso Charlie "Bird" Parker began playing professionally in his early teens, became a heroin addict at 16, changed...

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Why Jazz Happened

by Marc Myers University of California Press
Pub Date:
01/2019
ISBN:
9780520305519
Format:
Pb+ 280 pages

Why Jazz Happened is the first comprehensive social history of jazz. It provides an intimate and compelling look at the many forces...

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Sweet Dreams: The World of Patsy Cline

by Warren Hofstra University of Illinois Press
Pub Date:
09/2013
ISBN:
9780252079306
Format:
Pb+ 232 pages

One of the most influential and acclaimed female vocalists of the twentieth century, Patsy Cline (1932–63) was best known for...

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Categorizing Sound: Genre and Twentieth-Century Popular Music

by David Brackett University of California Press
Pub Date:
07/2016
ISBN:
9780520291614
Format:
Pb+ 376 pages

Categorizing Sound addresses the relationship between categories of music and categories of people: in other words, how do particular...

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Beyond the Crossroads: The Devil and the Blues Tradition

by Adam Gussow The University of North Carolina Press
Pub Date:
09/2017
ISBN:
9781469633664
Format:
Pb+ 416 pages

The devil is the most charismatic and important figure in the blues tradition. He's not just the music's namesake ("the devil's...

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Give My Poor Heart Ease: Voices of the Mississippi Blues (With CD)

by William Ferris The University of North Carolina Press
Pub Date:
02/2016
ISBN:
9781469628875
Format:
Pb+ 320 pages

Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, folklorist William Ferris toured his home state of Mississippi, documenting the voices of African...

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