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Devil's Music How Christians Inspired, Condemned, and Embraced Rock 'n' Roll
ISBN: HB: 9780674980846, Harvard University Press, March 2018
330 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 23 halftones
When rock 'n' roll emerged in the 1950s, ministers denounced it from their pulpits and Sunday school teachers warned of the music's demonic origins. The big beat, said Billy Graham, was "ever working in the world for evil". Yet by the early 2000s Chr...
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Out of Bounds Ethnography, History, Music
ISBN: HB: 9780964031784, Harvard University Press, February 2018
290 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm, 21 halftones
Kay Kaufman Shelemay's impact as a mentor and colleague to a generation of scholars shines brightly in this wide-ranging edited collection. Shelemay took the field of ethnomusicology by storm with her bold and historically rich ethnography of Ethiopi...
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Ancestors, Kings, and the Dao
ISBN: HB: 9780674976955, Harvard University Press, October 2017
350 pp., 22.9x15.2 cm
"Ancestors, Kings, and the Dao" outlines the evolution of musical performance in early China, first within and then ultimately away from the socio-religious context of ancestor worship. Examining newly discovered bamboo texts from the Warring States...
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Epistrophies Jazz and the Literary Imagination
ISBN: HB: 9780674055438, Harvard University Press, June 2017
320 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 22 halftones
In 1941 Thelonious Monk and Kenny Clarke copyrighted "Epistrophy", one of the best-known compositions of the bebop era. The song's title refers to a literary device – the repetition of a word or phrase at the end of successive clauses – that is echoe...
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Tokyo Boogie-Woogie Japan's Pop Era and Its Discontents
ISBN: HB: 9780674971691, Harvard University Press, April 2017
288 pp., 21x14 cm, 9 halftones
In this first English-language history of the origins and impact of the Japanese pop music industry, Hiromu Nagahara connects the rise of mass entertainment, epitomized by ryukoka ("popular songs"), with Japan's transformation into a middle-class soc...
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Music as Biology The Tones We Like and Why
ISBN: HB: 9780674545151, Harvard University Press, February 2017
176 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 44 colour illus., 2 halftones, 4 tables
The universality of musical tones has long fascinated philosophers, scientists, musicians, and ordinary listeners. Why do human beings worldwide find some tone combinations consonant and others dissonant? Why do we make music using only a small numbe...
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Just around Midnight Rock and Roll and the Racial Imagination
ISBN: HB: 9780674416598, Harvard University Press, September 2016
352 pp., 20.9x13.9 cm, 3 halftones, 5 music illus.
By the time Jimi Hendrix died in 1970, the idea of a black man playing lead guitar in a rock band seemed exotic. Yet a mere ten years earlier, Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley had stood among the most influential rock and roll performers. Why did rock and...
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Music in Time Phenomenology, Perception, Performance
ISBN: HB: 9780964031760, Harvard University Press, August 2016
352 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 43 line illus., 5 tables
Music exists in time. All musicians know this fundamental truth – but what does it actually mean? Thirteen scholars probe the temporality of music from a great variety of perspectives, in response to challenges that Christopher F. Hasty, Walter Naumb...
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Banjo America's African Instrument
ISBN: HB: 9780674047846, Harvard University Press, March 2016
342 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 20 halftones
The banjo has been called by many names over its history, but they all refer to the same sound – strings humming over skin – that has eased souls and electrified crowds for centuries. "The Banjo" invites us to hear that sound afresh in a biography of...
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Three Songs, Three Singers, Three Nations
ISBN: HB: 9780674187085, Harvard University Press, November 2015
164 pp., 18.2x11.7 cm, 6 halftones
Greil Marcus has been one of the most distinctive voices in American music criticism for over forty years. His books, including "Mystery Train" and "The Shape of Things to Come", traverse soundscapes of folk and blues, rock and punk, attuning readers...
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