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  1. Voicing the Popular

    On the Subjects of Popular Music

    By Richard Middleton

    How does popular music produce its subject? How does it produce us as subjects? More specifically, how does it do this through voice--through "giving voice"? And how should we understand this subject--"the people"--that it voices into existence? Is it singular or plural? What is its...

    Published May 3rd 2006 by Routledge

  2. Damage Incorporated

    Metallica and the Production of Musical Identity

    By Glenn Pillsbury

    "Damage Incorporated" is the first book about the legendary heavy metal band Metallica that provides a detailed exploration of the group’s music and its place within the wider popular music landscape. Written with a broad readership in mind, it offers an interdisciplinary study that incorporates a...

    Published April 20th 2006 by Routledge

  3. 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 14th 2005 by Routledge

  4. 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 12th 2005 by Routledge

  5. 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 21st 2005 by Routledge

  6. 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 March 1st 2005 by Routledge

  7. 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 27th 2004 by Routledge

  8. 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 6th 2004 by Routledge

  9. 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 26th 2004 by Routledge

  10. 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 25th 2004 by Routledge