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Music in American Life


Acquiring Editor: Laurie Matheson

Music in American Life 40th AnniversaryMusic in American Life is a longstanding series that embodies the twin goals of documenting the place of music in American culture and the cultural life that gives rise to particular musical forms. Encompassing the broadest range of music, from classical through all forms of American vernacular music, the series welcomes a variety of approaches to the topic of music in American life, including monographs, biographies, memoirs, reference books, readers, and edited collections.


link to catalog page, The Golden Age of Gospel Author: Text by Horace Clarence Boyer Photography by Lloyd Yearwood
Pub Date: March 2000

The best and most definitive history of gospel music in the United States, enhanced by the emotion-packed photos of Lloyd Yearwood   learn more...

link to catalog page, Sixties Rock

Sixties Rock

Garage, Psychedelic, and Other Satisfactions

Author: Michael Hicks
Pub Date: Cloth: 1999; Paper: 2000

Traces “garage” and “psychedelic” rock from the 50’s through the sixties, unfolds the history and the sonic structures of some of rock’s core repertoire   learn more...

link to catalog page, Bitter Music

Bitter Music

Collected Journals, Essays, Introductions, and Librettos

Author: Harry Partch
Pub Date: 2000

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link to catalog page, Mountains of Music

Mountains of Music

West Virginia Traditional Music from Goldenseal

Author: John Lilly
Pub Date: November 1999

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link to catalog page, The Erotic Muse

The Erotic Muse

American Bawdy Songs

Author: Ed Cray
Pub Date: 1999

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link to catalog page, Alice Tully

Alice Tully

An Intimate Portrait

Author: Albert Fuller
Pub Date: 1999

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link to catalog page, Tito Puente and the Making of Latin Music Author: Steven Loza
Pub Date: 1999

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link to catalog page, Behind the Burnt Cork Mask

Behind the Burnt Cork Mask

Early Blackface Minstrelsy and Antebellum American Popular Culture

Author: William J. Mahar
Pub Date: 1999

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link to catalog page, Go Cat Go!

Go Cat Go!

Rockabilly Music and Its Makers

Author: Craig Morrison
Pub Date: 1999

Carl, the Killer, and the sound that changed it all   learn more...

link to catalog page, Pistol Packin' Mama

Pistol Packin' Mama

Aunt Molly Jackson and the Politics of Folksong

Author: Shelly Romalis
Pub Date: 1999

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