American Music

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  1. Book ImageWhat's That Sound?: An Introduction to Rock and Its History

    John Covach, Andrew Flory

    Fourth Edition

    The music—front and center.More

  2. Book ImageAn Introduction to America's Music

    Richard Crawford, Larry Hamberlin

    Second Edition

    An ear-opening exploration of music’s New World, from Puritan psalmody to mash-ups.More

  3. Book ImageThe Southern Journey of Alan Lomax: Words, Photographs, and Music

    Alan Lomax, Tom Piazza, William Ferris

    A Best Photo Book of 2012 by American Photo.

    A new look at the legendary folklorist and his work.More

  4. Book ImageWill Oldham on Bonnie "Prince" Billy

    Will Oldham, Alan Licht

    A captivating and revelatory glimpse into the life of one of the most critically acclaimed and enigmatic musicians working today.More

  5. Book ImageHonky Tonk: Portraits of Country Music

    Henry Horenstein

    Newly expanded to include work from recent years, Honky Tonk is as evocative and irresistible as the music itself.More

  6. Book ImageThe Chitlin' Circuit: And the Road to Rock 'n' Roll

    Preston Lauterbach

    “Lauterbach’s tribute . . . is welcome and overdue.” —Jonathan Yardley, Washington PostMore

  7. Book ImageBruce Springsteen and the Promise of Rock ’n’ Roll

    Marc Dolan

    A vibrant biography of one of the greatest rock 'n' rollers, the America that made him, and the America he made.More

  8. Book ImageWhat's That Sound?: An Introduction to Rock and Its History

    John Covach, Andrew Flory

    Third Edition

    The music—front and center.More

  9. Book ImageR. Crumb: The Complete Record Cover Collection

    R. Crumb

    A landmark work that pays splendid homage to a forgotten era of seminal American music.More

  10. Book ImageArtie Shaw, King of the Clarinet: His Life and Times

    Tom Nolan

    “The two sides of Shaw . . . are at the center of . . . [this] compulsively readable biography.”—Daniel Akst, Wall Street JournalMore

  11. Book ImageJazz: Essential Listening

    Scott DeVeaux, Gary Giddins

    The #1 text in the market—now in an Essentials Edition.More

  12. Book ImageThe Blue Moment: Miles Davis's Kind of Blue and the Remaking of Modern Music

    Richard Williams

    A brilliant, wide-ranging book on how the seminal album revolutionized music and culture in the twentieth century.More

  13. Book ImageWhere Have All the Flowers Gone: A Singalong Memoir

    Pete Seeger

    An autobiography in words and songs by one of the most influential figures in American music.More

  14. Book ImageDelta Blues: The Life and Times of the Mississippi Masters Who Revolutionized American Music

    Ted Gioia

    “The essential history of this distinctly American genre.”—Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionMore

  15. Book ImageJazz

    Gary Giddins, Scott DeVeaux

    The story of jazz for the general reader as it has never been told before, from the inside out: a comprehensive, eloquent, scrupulously researched page-turner.More

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