American Music

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  1. Book ImageSongs of Love and Horror: Collected Lyrics of Will Oldham

    Will Oldham

    The definitive collection of lyrics from three decades of songwriting.More

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

    John Covach, Andrew Flory

    Fifth Edition

    The perfect mix of music and historyMore

  3. Book ImageThe Street Where I Live: A Memoir

    Alan J. Lerner

    “Lerner will always be remembered as a Broadway light, and one of the brightest.” —Tom Shales, The Washington PostMore

  4. Book ImageDreams to Remember: Otis Redding, Stax Records, and the Transformation of Southern Soul

    Mark Ribowsky

    “Evokes the fire of Redding. . . . Ribowsky tells the story with nonstop energy, while always probing for the larger social and musical pictures.” —New York Times Book ReviewMore

  5. 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

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

    Tom Piazza, Alan Lomax, William Ferris

    A Best Photo Book of 2012 by American Photo.

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

  7. 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

  8. 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

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

    Preston Lauterbach

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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. Book ImageJazz: Essential Listening

    Scott DeVeaux, Gary Giddins

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

  13. 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

  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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