Music & Dance - Popular


  • The 'Hood Comes First: Race, Space, and and Place In Rap and Hip-Hop

    By Murray Forman

    Our Price: $29.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780819563972
    • Published: April 2002
    Examines the issues surrounding rap music and hip-hop in a cultural and sociological context.
  • 10 for 10 Sheet Music Classical Piano Arrangements: Piano Solos

    By Alfred Music

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780739073322
    • Publisher: Alfred Music
    • Published: July 2010
  • 1001 Songs You Must Hear Before You Die: And 10,001 You Must Download

    By Robert Dimery

    Our Price: $36.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780789320896
    • Publisher: Universe
    • Published: October 2010
    This latest addition to the best-selling 1001 series offers more than ever— the world’s biggest and best playlist, referencing over 10,000 must-download songs. This book offers more than any previous book in the series. While each main entry profiles and illustrates 1,001 primary songs, it places that song into a contextual web of music history with references to other songs that are musically related. Thus, each entry points to alternate versions, covers, riffs, and influences effectively expanding the total number to 10,000. From the Beatles to Beyoncé, from Elvis to Elvis Costello, from Frank Sinatra to Rufus Wainwright, the full spectrum is covered chronologically and includes additional ancillary lists of 'must-hear' songs grouped by subgenre and other special categories. Each song is analyzed by an international team of critics who explain why you must hear it. Included are key details such as lyricist, composer, producer, and label, making this a music treasure trove perfect for anyone into music, addicted to downloading, or those just getting started.
  • 101 Albums That Changed Popular Music

    By Chris Smith

    Our Price: $18.95
    • Format: Oversize Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780195373714
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: April 2009
    Chris Smith's 101 Albums That Changed Popular Music tells the fascinating stories behind the most groundbreaking, influential, and often controversial albums ever recorded, ranging from The Anthology of American Folk Music (1952) to Elephant (2003) by The White Stripes. Organized chronologically to capture the flow of culture from one album to the next, this volume illuminates how these classic recordings reflected--and sometimes changed--the political, social, and economic culture of their eras. Among the featured albums are releases from the hard-blues explosion of the '60s, including Robert Johnson's King of the Delta Blues Singers, a landmark collection whose songs were later covered by the likes of Cream, Led Zeppelin, and the Rolling Stones. Punk made its mark in the '70s with Patti Smith's Horses and the Clash's London Calling. In the '80s Michael Jackson's blockbuster LP, Thriller, not only topped the charts, it became the best-selling record of all time. Diversity defined the '90s, with the most influential albums ranging from Garth Brooks' No Fences, which made country one of the hottest musical genres of the decade, to Dr. Dre's debut, The Chronic, a multi-platinum smash hit that brought West Coast hip hop into the mainstream. For each album, the book lists the basic publication information, including release date, label, and producer. More important, Chris Smith sheds light on the history of these albums, revealing the inspiration behind their creation, and why they continue to stand the test of time. Selected on the basis of their popular appeal and influence on later genres, the albums included represent a wide variety of genres, such as blues, jazz, rock, reggae, rockabilly, folk, soul, hip-hop, and country. A timeline of important events, a selected bibliography for further reading, and an appendix of albums that almost made the cut round out this volume, making it a gold mine of information for everyone who loves popular music.
  • 1989: Bob Dylan Didn't Have This to Sing About

    By Joshua Clover

    Our Price: $11.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780520252554
    • Publisher: University of California Press
    • Published: November 2009
    A tour de force theory that boldly reimagines how we understand both pop music and its social context in a vibrant exloration of a year famously described as 'the end of history.' Amid the historic overturnings of 1989, including the fall of the Berlin Wall, pop music experienced striking changes. Vividly conjuring cultural sensations and events, Joshua Clover tracks the emergence of seemingly disconnected phenomena - from grunge to acid house to gangstarap - asking if 'perhaps pop had been biding its time until 1989 came along to make sense of its sensibility.' His analysis deftly encompasses, among others, Nirvana, Madonna, Public Enemy, Nine Ince Nails. Addenda. B&W illus. 187p.
  • 1989: Bob Dylan Didn't Have This to Sing about

    By Joshua Clover

    Our Price: $24.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780520267879
    • Publisher: University of California Press
    • Published: October 2010
    "Joshua Clover finally puts the lie to the tiresome cliche that 'writing about music is like dancing about architecture.' He shows definitively that when the time is right, architecture is precisely what people do dance about."--Greil Marcus, author of Lipstick Traces
  • 20 Years of Rolling Stone: What a Long Strange Trip It's Been

    By Jann S. Wenner

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780914919100
    • Publisher: Friendly Press, Inc.
    • Published: 1987
  • 21 Nights: Photography, Poetry, Music, Lyrics

    By Prince

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781416554448
    • Publisher: Atria Books
    • Published: September 2008
    In '21 Nights', Prince does what he does. He thrives in his dueling worlds of music and solitude. As each day becomes night, Prince prepares for a performance that is never the same. 24,000 people arrive to inhabit the arena known as the O2. There is a charged electricity of anticipation that unites everyone. The expectations from all involved, band, crew, and audience are high as they willingly turn the night over to the music that never lets them down. The experience can never be duplicated or forgotten. And then there is an after show where the music continues with tireless passion. And finally the euphoric reality of a new day beginning. Prince is ready to do it all over, again and again.
  • 33 Revolutions per Minute: A History of Protest Songs, from Billie Holiday to Green Day

    By Dorian Lynskey

    Our Price: $19.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780061670152
    • Publisher: Ecco
    • Published: April 2011
    When pop music meets politics, the results are often thrilling, sometimes life changing, and never simple. 33 REVOLUTIONS PER MINUTE is a history of protest music embodied in 33 songs that span seven decades and four continents, from Billie Holiday crooning “Strange Fruit” to Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young paying tribute to the Vietnam protesters killed at Kent State in “Ohio,” to Green Day railing against President Bush and 21st-century media in “American Idiot” (now a Broadway musical). With the aid of exclusive new interviews, Dorian Lynskey explores the individuals, ideas, and events behind each song. This expansive survey examines how music has engaged with racial unrest, nuclear paranoia, apartheid, war, poverty, and oppression, offering hope, stirring anger, inciting action, and producing songs that continue to resonate years down the line, sometimes at great cost to the musicians involved. The book divides into five chapters of historical significance: 1939-1964; 1965-1973; 1973-1977; 1977-1987; 1989-2008. List of Songs and Albums in Text; List of 100 Recommended Songs. Sources, Index. 660p.
  • 360 Sound: The Columbia Records Story

    By Sean Wilentz

    Our Price: $50.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781452107561
    • Publisher: Chronicle Books
    • Published: 2012
    For 125 years, Columbia Records has remained one of the most vibrant and storied names in prerecorded sound, nurturing the careers of legends such as Bessie Smith, Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Miles Davis, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Bruce Springsteen, Beyoncé, and many more. Written by distinguished historian Sean Wilentz, 360 Sound tells the story of the label's rich history as it interweaves threads of technical and social change with the creation of some of the greatest albums ever made. Featuring over 300 rare and revealing images from the Columbia archives, this lavishly illustrated celebration is a must-have for any serious music fan.
  • 83 Minutes: The Doctor, the Damage, and the Shocking Death of Michael Jackson

    By Matt Richards

    Our Price: $14.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781250108920
    • Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books
    • Published: June 2016
    A no-holds-barred examination into Michael Jackson's death draws on court documents and testimonials to track the roles of involved individuals, explain in detail why Jackson died and what measures were taken to save his life and recount the events of his personal physician's conviction and the ongoing legal disputes over Jackson's estate.
  • ABBA: The Book

    By Jean-Marie Potiez

    Our Price: $13.00
    • Format: Oversize Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781854109286
    • Publisher: Aurum Press
    • Published: September 2003
    The author chronicles the spectacular career of the number two biggest selling bannd of all time, a foursome of Swedish folk singers who reinvented themselves as pop stars and launched themselves on a rocket-ship ride to glory, fame, and wealth as one of the great international acts of all time. Original.
  • ABBA: The Scrapbook

    By Jean-Marie Potiez

    Our Price: $24.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780859654661
    • Publisher: Plexus Publishing (UK)
    • Published: January 2012
    Over thirty years since their triumphant victory at the Eurovision Song Contest with ?Waterloo’ in 1974, ABBA’s unfailing popularity remains. From dancefloor classics like ?Dancing Queen’ and ?Mamma Mia’ to ballads like ?The Winner Takes It All’ ABBA’s musical legacy endures and their songs have been covered or sampled by many artists from U2 to Madonna.Fully illustrated throughout with unique photographs and rare memorabilia, ABBA The Scrapbook gives a complete history of one of the best-loved pop groups of all time: including their early days in Sweden; the relationships within the band; the excitement of Eurovision victory; the outrageous 1970s fashion and style of ABBA; ABBA The Movie; the eventual break-up of the group; and the legacy of ABBA including the hugely successful Mamma Mia! stage musical and the forthcoming film.This visual biography charts the amazing story of how ABBA conquered the world!
  • ABBA: The Treasures

    By Ingmarie Halling

    Our Price: $20.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781780974941
    • Publisher: Carlton Books
    • Published: August 2014
    A full-scale tribute by the director of Stockholm's ABBA Museum shares lighthearted insights into the iconic pop group, drawing on personal writings and new interviews in a volume that is complemented by previously unreleased photos and removable facsimile memorabilia and is fully endorsed by the band.
  • Abba's Abba Gold (33 1/3)

    By Elisabeth Vincentelli

    Our Price: $14.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780826415462
    • Publisher: CONTINUUM
    • Published: February 2004