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  1. Is Rock Dead?

    By Kevin J.H. Dettmar

    Rock and roll's death has been forecast nearly since its birth; the country song "The Death of Rock and Roll" appeared in September 1956, showing that the music had already outraged a more conservative listening audience. Is Rock Dead? sets out to explore the varied and sometimes conflicting ways...

    Published December 13th 2005 by Routledge

  2. Broadcasting the Blues

    Black Blues in the Segregation Era

    By Paul Oliver

    Broadcasting the Blues: Black Blues in the Segregation Era is based on Paul Oliver's award-winning radio broadcasts from the BBC that were created over several decades. It traces the social history of the blues in America, from its birth in the rural South through the heyday of sound recordings....

    Published October 11th 2005 by Routledge

  3. Jackie Wilson

    Lonely Teardrops

    By Tony Douglas

    To his many fans, he was known simply as "Mr. Excitement," a singer whose music and stage presence influenced generations of performers, from Elvis Presley to Michael Jackson. Jackie Wilson: Lonely Teardrops looks at the life and career of this deeply troubled artist. Published briefly in a limited...

    Published May 20th 2005 by Routledge

  4. Brown Eyed Handsome Man

    The Life and Hard Times of Chuck Berry

    By Bruce Pegg

    Brown Eyed Handsome Man: The Life and Hard Times of Chuck Berry draws on dozens of interviews done by the author himself and voluminous public records to paint a complete picture of this complicated figure. This biography uncovers the real Berry and provides us with a stirring, unvarnished portrait...

    Published February 28th 2005 by Routledge

  5. Music Cultures in the United States

    An Introduction

    Edited by Ellen Koskoff

    Music Cultures in the United States is a basic textbook for an Introduction to American Music course. Taking a new, fresh approach to the study of American music, it is divided into three parts. In the first part, historical, social, and cultural issues are discussed, including how music history is...

    Published December 26th 2004 by Routledge

  6. Lost in the Grooves

    Scram's Capricious Guide to the Music You Missed

    Edited by Kim Cooper, David Smay

    Do you remember these great pop stars and their hits? Deerhoof's The Man, The King, The Girl Butch Hancock's West Texas Waltzes and Dust Blown Tractor Tunes, Swamp Dogg's Cuffed, Collared and Tagged, Michael Head's The Magical World Of The Strands, John Trubee's The Communists Are Coming to Kill Us...

    Published November 5th 2004 by Routledge

  7. Blues: The Basics

    By Dick Weissman

    Series: The Basics

    Blues: The Basics offers a concise introduction to a century of the blues. Organized chronologically, it focuses on the major eras in the growth and development of this popular musical style. Material includes: a definition of the blues and the major genres within it key artists such as Ma...

    Published October 25th 2004 by Routledge

  8. Handful of Keys

    Conversations with 30 Jazz Pianists

    By Alyn Shipton

    First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published October 24th 2004 by Routledge

  9. Bad Music

    The Music We Love to Hate

    Edited by Christopher J. Washburne, Maiken Derno

    Why are some popular musical forms and performers universally reviled by critics and ignored by scholars-despite enjoying large-scale popularity? How has the notion of what makes "good" or "bad" music changed over the years-and what does this tell us about the writers who have assigned these...

    Published September 25th 2004 by Routledge

  10. Speak it Louder

    Asian Americans Making Music

    By Deborah Wong

    First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published June 27th 2004 by Routledge