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Books on Popular Music
Cultures of Popular Music by
Call Number: ML3470 .B466 2001
Bennett presents a comprehensive cultural, social and historical overview of post-war popular music genres, from rock 'n' roll and psychedelic pop, through punk and heavy metal, to rap, rave and techno.
Encyclopedia of Indie Rock by
Call Number: ML102.R6 S65 2008
Foreword -- Preface -- Introduction: How indie rock shaped and inspired generations of do-it-yourselfers -- Timeline: 1952-2007 -- The encyclopedia -- Appendix A: Top 10 influential indie rock artists -- Appendix B: Most significant indie rock albums
Media and Popular Music by
Call Number: ML3849 .M555 2012
This book analyses the relationships between contemporary media and popular music, both via the mediation of music, and music as mediator. It does so through a series of original interviews with key practitioners: musicians, writers, magazine editors, radio presenters and major and independent label bosses
Popular music : topics, trends & trajectories / Tara Brabazon by
Call Number: ML3470 .B723 2011
The book is organized in accessible sections which cover the main themes of research and teaching. It examines the key approaches to understanding popular music, the main settings of exchange and consumption, the role of technology in the production of popular music, the main genres of popular music, and the key debates of the present day.
Rolling Stone Interviews by
Call Number: ML394 .R655 1981
The Best of the Interviews- the ultimate history of rock & roll as understood & told by the people who made it and made it big- the legends of rock and roll!
Understanding Popular Music Culture by
Call Number: ML3470 .S58 2013
This extensively revised new edition of Understanding Popular Music Culture provides an accessible and comprehensive introduction to the production, distribution, consumption and meaning of popular music and the difficulties and debates that surround the analysis of popular culture and popular music.
Women and Popular Music by
Call Number: ML82 .W45 2000
From Janis Joplin to Tori Amos, this work explores the changing role of women musicians & the ways in which their songs resonate in popular culture. It examines the interaction between feminist debates & music culture over 30 years of pop history.
Books on Popular Music History
Melody Maker History of 20th-Century Popular Music by
Call Number: ML3470 .J64 1999
This book tells the history of 20th century music, the real history of music, filled with injustices, mistakes and tragic events but also moments of life-affirming brilliance and excitement.
Rock Music Styles: A History by
Call Number: ML3534 .C43 2011
Rock Music Styles: A History blends musical commentary into an historical and social framework as it traces the development of rock music from its roots in the blues, country, gospel, and other pre-rock music through the decades to the most contemporary styles of rock music. The book features a series of detailed listening guides that explore examples of the genre in significant musical detail, enabling students to connect the popular music of yesterday with that of today.
Rockin Out by
Call Number: ML3477 .G37 2011
Rockin' Out offers a comprehensive social history of popular music in the United States that takes the reader from the invention of the phonograph to the promise of the Internet, from the heyday of Tin Pan Alley to the present day sounds of singer-songwriters, pop country crossovers, rock, and contemporary hip hop. It offers an analysis and critique of the music itself as well as how it is produced and marketed, including such recent phenomena as the rise of television idols, the introduction of reggaeton, and the return of protest music.
The Devil's Music by
Call Number: ML3521 .O15 1997
The Devil's Music is one of the only books to trace the rise and development of the blues both in relation to other forms of black music and in the context of American social history as experienced by African Americans. From its roots in the turn-of-the-century honky-tonks of New Orleans and the barrelhouses and plantations of the Mississippi Delta to modern legends such as John Lee Hooker and B. B. King, the blues comes alive here through accounts by the blues musicians themselves and those who knew them.
The Rock History Reader by
Call Number: ML3534 .R635H57 2013
The Rock History Reader is an eclectic compilation of readings that tells the history of rock as it has been received and explained as a social and musical practice throughout its six decade history. The readings range from the vivid autobiographical accounts of such rock icons as Ronnie Spector and David Lee Roth to the writings of noted rock critics like Lester Bangs and Chuck Klosterman. It also includes a variety of selections from media critics, musicologists, fanzine writers, legal experts, sociologists and prominent political figures. Many entries also deal specifically with distinctive styles such as Motown, punk, disco, grunge, rap and indie rock. Each entry includes headnotes, which place it in its historical context.
DVDs on the History of Rock and Roll Music
Legends of the canyon : the origins of West Coast rock by
Call Number: DVD COLL LEGE-CA 2010
Legends of the Canyon delivers the story of the advent of rock music spawned in the garden of the Hollywood Hills, Laurel Canyon. Crosby, Stills & Nash, The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, The Mamas and the Papas, Joni Mitchell, Linda Ronstadt and many other great artists of the era were all inhabitants of Laurel Canyon and brought to life the anthems of a generation from the hills of this idyllic, commune-like setting in the late 1960s.
The History of Rock N' Roll by
Call Number: DVB COLL HIST-RO 2004
Drawn from more than 10,000 hours of concert and archival footage, this collection follows the rise of rock with interviews and performances by the biggest names in rock, both past and present: Chuck Berry, Bruce Springsteen, the Beatles, Bob Dylan, the Sex Pistols, Jimi Hendrix, Aretha Franklin, Nirvana, the Ramones, Elvis Presley and many more! 5 DVDs. 1995
Periodicals on Popular Music
The Library and Archives subscribes to print copies of many popular music journals. Here are just a few.