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By John Scanlan
Easy Riders, Rolling Stones delves into the history of twentieth-century American popular music to explore the emergence of 'road music'.
A soul icon and the southern music he helped popularise come to life in this moving requiem.
Northern Soul is a cultural phenomenon twice removed from its original source in Britain in the late 1960s. By giving voice to the members of this scene, this book explores theories about how identity and cultural literacy evolve through engagement with popular culture.
By John Swenson
Packed with indelible portraits of individual artists and informed by John Swenson's encyclopedic knowledge of the city's unique and varied music scene, New Atlantis is a stirring chronicle of the valiant efforts to preserve the culture that gives New Orleans its grace and magic. The book follows some of New...
In Soul Unsung Le Gendre celebrates the contribution of players of instruments to soul. He analyses the inspiring creativity and imagination that several generations of musicians have brought to black pop, and highlights how they have broadened its sound canvas by adopting unusual stylistic approaches and embracing the latest technology.
Vocal and Stage Essentials for the Aspiring Female R&B Singer: A Guide to Technique, Performance, and Musicianship
Many of young women who come to Terri Brinegar for vocal lessons aspire to be a professional R and B and pop singer. Often, they know little of what is actually involved. This book and its accompanying CD presents a fresh approach to vocal technique, musicianship, gigging, working with a...
By Cliff White
When Sam Cooke was shot dead in a cheap motel in Hollywood, he was one of America's most successful pop stars. This biography follows Cooke's life in a racist America where his voice was one of the first to reach beyond the segregated audiences and command a white following, Cooke...
By John Swenson
At its most intimate, music heals our emotional wounds and inspires us; at its most public, it unites people across cultural boundaries. But can it rebuild a city? Renowned music writer John Swenson asks that question with New Atlantis: Musicians Battle for the Survival of New Orleans, a story about...