American Music

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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

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

    Preston Lauterbach

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

  6. 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

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

    John Covach, Andrew Flory

    Third Edition

    The music—front and center.More

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. Book ImageJazz: Essential Listening

    Scott DeVeaux, Gary Giddins

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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. Book ImageHands in Harmony: Traditional Crafts and Music in Appalachia

    Tim Barnwell, Jan Davidson

    A celebration of Appalachian artistic traditions from Nashville to Raleigh, with an accompanying CD of music.More

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