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  1. Jackie Robinson

    Race, Sports and the American Dream

    By Joseph Dorinson, Joram Warmund

    With these words, President Clinton contributed to Long Island University's three-day celebration of that momentous event in American history when Robinson became the first African American to play major league baseball. This new book includes presentations from that celebration, especially chosen...

    Published June 14th 2006 by Routledge

  2. 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

  3. Queering the Popular Pitch

    Edited by Sheila Whiteley, Jennifer Rycenga

    Queering the Popular Pitch is a new collection of 19 essays that situate queering within the discourse of sex and sexuality in relation to popular music. This investigation addresses the changing debates within gay, lesbian and queer discourse in relation to the dissemination of musical texts -...

    Published May 4th 2006 by Routledge

  4. 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 2nd 2006 by Routledge

  5. 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 19th 2006 by Routledge

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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