Category Archives: music

Will Kaufman, the author of UIP’s Woody Guthrie: American Radical, just published a piece in The Conversation about a recent discovery he made in the Guthrie archives. Maybe you’ve seen it referenced all over the Internet. Well, Kaufman kickstarted the meme with his article. Revealed: … Continue reading

Recorded music in public places is a leading cause of holiday-related madness, right up there with lack of sunlight. To venture into a mall means exposure to the soaring assault of Handel’s Messiah,or at least the “Hallelujah Chorus.” But it’s the … Continue reading

Christmas in Illinois is one of our more popular titles of recent years. A fruitcake of prose bursting with stories, songs, good cheer, and recipes, Christmas in Illinois features contributions by Illinoisians from across the fame spectrum. Mike Royko and Sandra Cisneros, … Continue reading

One hundred years ago this weekend, Francis Albert Sinatra entered the world in Hoboken, New Jersey. He proceeded to live one of the more completely lived lives this side of Casanova. Though foiled by television, Sinatra otherwise thrived across mass media, … Continue reading

At its recent conference in Austin, the Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM) recognized the excellence of James Revell Carr‘s Hawaiian Music in Motion: Mariners, Missionaries, and Minstrels. The book is a co-recipient of Alan Merriam Prize, awarded for the most distinguished, English-language monograph in the field … Continue reading

Roll Over, Tchaikovsky! Russian Popular Music and Post-Soviet Homosexuality by Stephen Amico has been awarded the Marcia Herndon Prize by the Gender and Sexualities Section of the Society for Ethnomusicology. The award, established by SEM in honor of Marcia Herndon, … Continue reading

For the month of December 2015, we have lowered the e-book list price of two ethnomusicology titles in the University of Illinois Press catalog to $2.99. Hawaiian Music in Motion: Mariners, Missionaries, and Minstrels by James Revell Carr Hawaiian Music … Continue reading

Meet the UI Press is a recurring feature that delves into issues affecting academic publishing, writing, education, and related topics. Today, industry advice columnist The Bolshevik answers your questions. Dear Bolshevik, You know what you need? Books about stuff people care … Continue reading

Blues All Day Long: The Jimmy Rogers Story by Wayne Everett Goins has been awarded a Certificate of Merit in Historical Research in Blues, Gospel, or R&B in the 2015 Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC) Awards for Excellence. Goins … Continue reading

Last week the Library of Congress announced that it would offer an online archive of the collected papers of folklorist Alan Lomax and his family. This incredible resource will offer the field notes, logs and indexes related to these unparalleled collections, Alan’s … Continue reading