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Music



link to catalog page, Dewey and Elvis

Dewey and Elvis

The Life and Times of a Rock 'n' Roll Deejay

Author: Louis Cantor
Pub Date: 2005

The pioneering deejay who brought rock 'n' roll to Memphis   learn more...
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link to catalog page, Lost Sounds

Lost Sounds

Blacks and the Birth of the Recording Industry, 1890-1919

Author: Tim Brooks
Pub Date: Cloth: 2004; Paper: 2005

Biographies of the first African-American recording stars, and how they succeeded against tremendous odds   learn more...
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link to catalog page BERTRAND, Race, Rock, and Elvis Author: Michael T. Bertrand
Pub Date: 2005

How a white take on black sounds revolutionized race relations   learn more...
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link to catalog page BROWNER, Heartbeat of the People

Heartbeat of the People

Music and Dance of the Northern Pow-wow

Author: Tara Browner
Pub Date: 2004

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link to catalog page KEYES, Rap Music and Street Consciousness Author: Cheryl L. Keyes
Pub Date: 2004

Rap from its earliest roots to the present day   learn more...
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link to catalog page SEEGER, Why Suyá Sing

Why Suyá Sing

A Musical Anthropology of an Amazonian People

Author: Anthony Seeger
Pub Date: November 2004

The many roles of song in a native community   learn more...
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link to catalog page CANTWELL, Bluegrass Breakdown

Bluegrass Breakdown

The Making of the Old Southern Sound

Author: Robert Cantwell
Pub Date: November 2003

“Best single academic book on bluegrass”   learn more...
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link to catalog page EPSTEIN, Sinful Tunes and Spirituals

Sinful Tunes and Spirituals

Black Folk Music to the Civil War

Author: Dena J. Epstein
Pub Date: September 2003

Classic study of black slave music in America   learn more...
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link to catalog page SACKS, Way Up North in Dixie

Way Up North in Dixie

A Black Family's Claim to the Confederate Anthem

Author: Howard L. Sacks and Judith Rose Sacks
Pub Date: November 2003

Who really wrote the classic song “Dixie”? A white musician, or an African American family of musicians and performers?   learn more...
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link to catalog page POLLACK, Aaron Copland

Aaron Copland

The Life and Work of an Uncommon Man

Author: Howard Pollack
Pub Date: April 2000

The first time in paperback, this is the best full-length biography of Aaron Copland, his life and his music   learn more...
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