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You are currently browsing 41–50 of 100 new and published books in the subject of Popular Music — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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  1. Ray Davies

    Not Like Everybody Else

    By Thomas M. Kitts

    Ray Davies: Not Like Everybody Else is a critical biography of Ray Davies, with a focus on his music and his times. The book studies Davies’ work from the Kinks’ first singles through his 2006 solo album, from his rock musicals in the early 1970s to his one-man stage show in the 1990s, and from his...

    Published November 29th 2007 by Routledge

  2. Miles, Ornette, Cecil

    Jazz Beyond Jazz

    By Howard Mandel

    Miles Davis, Ornette Coleman, and Cecil Taylor revolutionized music from the end of the twentieth century into the twenty-first, expanding on jazz traditions with distinctly new concepts of composition, improvisation, instrumentation, and performance. They remain figures of controversy due to their...

    Published November 25th 2007 by Routledge

  3. Sounding Out: Pauline Oliveros and Lesbian Musicality

    By Martha Mockus

    Sounding Out: Pauline Oliveros and Lesbian Musicality examines the musical career of the avant-garde composer, accordionist, whose radical innovations of the 1960s, 70s and 80s have redefined the aesthetic and formal parameters of American experimental music. While other scholars have studied...

    Published November 18th 2007 by Routledge

  4. A Brief History of Rock, Off the Record

    By Wayne Robins

    The birth of rock ‘n’ roll signaled the blossoming of a new teenage culture, dividing generations and introducing a new attitude of rebellion and independence. From Chuck Berry to the Beatles, from punk rock to hip hop, rock ‘n’ roll has continuously transformed alongside or in reaction to social,...

    Published August 26th 2007 by Routledge

  5. A Blues Bibliography

    2nd Edition

    By Robert Ford

    A Blues Bibliography, Second Edition is a revised and enlarged version of the definitive blues bibliography first published in 1999. Material previously omitted from the first edition has now been included, and the bibliography has been expanded to include works published since then. In addition to...

    Published June 24th 2007 by Routledge

  6. Music and Urban Geography

    By Adam Krims

    Music and Urban Geography is the first book to theorize musical aspects of the tremendous changes that have overtaken major cities in the developed world over the past few decades. Drawing on musicology, music theory, urban geography, and historical materialism, Krims maps changes not only in how...

    Published February 4th 2007 by Routledge

  7. Acoustic Blues Guitar Styles

    By Larry Sandberg

    Acoustic Blues Guitar Styles is an introduction to fingerstyle acoustic blues guitar, the style made popular by Robert Johnson, Bill Broonzy, and Mance Lipscomb. Following the success of the popular Acoustic Guitar Styles, Larry Sandberg’s Acoustic Blues Guitar Styles is an instructional book...

    Published November 27th 2006 by Routledge

  8. The Day John Met Paul

    An Hour-by-Hour Account of How the Beatles Began

    By Jim O'Donnell

    With many new photos and an updated introduction, The Day John Met Paul, a critically-acclaimed Beatles book, reappears in a visually stunning second edition. The book is an hour-by-hour account of the fateful day the two founding Beatles met in July 1957. But it is much more than that: it's a...

    Published September 19th 2006 by Routledge

  9. Queering the Pitch

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Philip Brett, Elizabeth Wood, Gary C Thomas

    When the first edition of Queering the Pitch was published in early 1994, it was immediately hailed as a landmark and defining work in the new field of Gay Musicology. In light of the explosion of Gay Musicology since 1994, a new edition of Queering the Pitch is timely and needed. In this new work...

    Published August 30th 2006 by Routledge

  10. Teenage Nervous Breakdown

    By David Walley

    Teenage Nervous Breakdown: Music and Politics in the Post-Elvis Era combines music and cultural history and criticism to examine how rock and the rock lifestyle have been merchandised first to a teenage audience and eventually to a worldwide consumer society. Well-known, iconoclastic writer/ critic...

    Published May 24th 2006 by Routledge