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Squeeze This!: A Cultural History of the Accordion in America (Folklore Studies in Multicultural World)
Squeeze This!: A Cultural History of the Accordion in America (Folklore Studies in Multicultural World)
by Marion Jacobson
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and#160; The piano accordion experienced a roller coaster ride of popularity--rise to fame on the airwaves, stage and silver screen, then a deathly decline, followed by a pop culture resurgence. Squeeze This! rolls out a history of the squeezebox with... (read more)

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O'Neill's Music of Ireland (Fiddle)
O'Neill's Music of Ireland (Fiddle)
by Miles Krassen
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Miles Krassen has gathered and re-edited over 1,000 tunes, bringing up to date Capt. Francis O'Neill's famed collection of Irish dance music, airs, jigs, reels, hornpipes, and marches. Includes an introduction on the history of Irish music with tips on... (read more)

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Joni Mitchell: In Her Own Words
Joni Mitchell: In Her Own Words
by Malka Marom
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When singer, musician, and broadcast journalist Malka Marom had the opportunity to interview Joni Mitchell in 1973, she was eager to reconnect with the performer sheand#8217;d first met late one night in 1966 at a Yorkville coffeehouse. More... (read more)

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Dance of Death: The Life of John Fahey, American Guitarist
Dance of Death: The Life of John Fahey, American Guitarist
by Steve Lowenthal
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John Fahey is to the solo acoustic guitar what Jimi Hendrix was to the electric: the man whom all subsequent musicians had to listen to. Fahey made more than 40 albums between 1959 and his death in 2001, most of them featuring only his solo steel... (read more)

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Buried Country: The Story of Aboriginal Country Music
Buried Country: The Story of Aboriginal Country Music
by Clinton Walker
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It was country music that first gave Aboriginal people a voice in modern Australia, long before it was commonplace for Aboriginal dance companies to tour the world or for Central Desert and#147;dot paintingsand#8221; to sell for astronomical sums. Though... (read more)

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The Beautiful Music All Around Us: Field Recordings and the American Experience (Music in American Life)
The Beautiful Music All Around Us: Field Recordings and the American Experience (Music in American Life)
by Stephen Wade
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The Beautiful Music All Around Us presents the rich backstories of thirteen performances captured on Library of Congress field recordings between 1934 and 1942, in locations reaching from Southern Appalachia to the Mississippi Delta and the Great Plains.... (read more)

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Daniel O'Donnell's Ireland: Songs and Scenes from My Homeland
Daniel O'Donnell's Ireland: Songs and Scenes from My Homeland
by Daniel O'donnell
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Daniel O'Donnell is a musical phenomenon, with millions of dedicated fans on both sides of the Atlantic. Following the tremendous success of his autobiography and the illustrated My Pictures and Places comes a brand new book from the Irish superstar.... (read more)

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Scottish Fantasy in Full Score
Scottish Fantasy in Full Score
by Max Bruch
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First performed and recorded in Berlin in 1880, this is one of Max Bruch's most enduring compositions. It reveals his romanticism, fluent scoring, and lifelong interest in folk music.... (read more)

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Indian Music and the West (97 Edition)
Indian Music and the West (97 Edition)
by Gerry Farrell
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"Fascinating."--Choice... (read more)

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Hard Hitting Songs for Hard-Hit People
Hard Hitting Songs for Hard-Hit People
by Pete Seeger
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Twenty-seven years in the making (1940-67), this tapestry of nearly two hundred American popular and protest songs was created by three giants of performance and musical research: Alan Lomax, indefatigable collector and preserver; Woody Guthrie... (read more)

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Highlife Music in West Africa
Highlife Music in West Africa
by Sonny Oti
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Highlife Music in West Africa is an excursion into the origins and development of an extraordinary music form. Highlife music is essentially an urban music, but unlike dance music performed using Western musical instruments, its dynamism is based less in... (read more)

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Romani Routes: Cultural Politics and Balkan Music in Diaspora (American Musicspheres)
Romani Routes: Cultural Politics and Balkan Music in Diaspora (American Musicspheres)
by Carol Silverman
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Now that the political and economic plight of European Roma and the popularity of their music are objects of international attention, Romani Routes provides a timely and insightful view into Romani communities both in their home countries and in the... (read more)

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Modern Rhythmic Notation
Modern Rhythmic Notation
by Gardner Read
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Twentieth-century music has significantly advanced the role of rhythm. The many variants of rhythmic notation, standard and experimental alike, encountered in contemporary music frequently demand explanation and interpretation. This book catalogs and... (read more)

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Baby, Let Me Follow You Down: The Illustrated Story of the Cambridge Folk Years
Baby, Let Me Follow You Down: The Illustrated Story of the Cambridge Folk Years
by Eric Von Schmidt
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Identified as a second edition, but more accurately a reprint (with a brief new preface) of a 1979 work. Combining interviews, photos, and narrative, two musician/participants in the scene document the folk music community in Cambridge, Massachusetts... (read more)

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Master Musicians of India: Hereditary Sarangi Players Speak
Master Musicians of India: Hereditary Sarangi Players Speak
by Regula Burckhardt Qureshi
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Qureshi (Canadian Centre for Ethnomusicology and the Folkways Alive Project, U. of Alberta) presents interviews with sarangi players from five cities in India and Pakistan: Delhi, Bombay, Lucknow, Benares, and Karachi. She aims for the voices of these... (read more)

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Flamenco (Explorations in Anthropology)
Flamenco (Explorations in Anthropology)
by Barbara Bender
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"... [a] closely argued and intriguing book." -The Times Literary Supplement "I would recommend this book as a useful, even essential, addition to any (ethnomusicologist's) library, both for its contribution to the field of flamenco studies and fo r its... (read more)

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PM Press Pamphlets #12: Venceremos: Victor Jara and the New Chilean Song Movement
PM Press Pamphlets #12: Venceremos: Victor Jara and the New Chilean Song Movement
by Gabriel San Roman
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When the socialist politician Salvador Allende dramatically won Chiles presidential election in 1970, a powerful cultural movement accompanied him to power as folk singers emerged at the forefront proving that music could help forge the birth of a new... (read more)

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Sam Henry's Songs of the People
Sam Henry's Songs of the People
by Sam Henry
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The story of Ireland—its graces and shortcomings, triumphs and sorrows—is told by ballads, dirges, and humorous songs of its common people. Music is a direct and powerful expression of Irish folk culture and an aspect of Irish life beloved... (read more)

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Songs and Dances of Ireland (Penny & Tin Whistle)
Songs and Dances of Ireland (Penny & Tin Whistle)
by Peter J Lavender
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A collection of songs from Ireland's rich heritage arranged for voice and recorder or other C instruments. Features Londonderry Air, Cockles and Mussels and Begorrah. Complete contents: Begorrah * Believe Me If All Endearing Young Charms * Cockles and... (read more)

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Top-Requested Hawaiian Sheet Music: 27 Popular and Traditional Favorites (Piano/Vocal/Guitar) (Top-Requested Sheet Music)
Top-Requested Hawaiian Sheet Music: 27 Popular and Traditional Favorites (Piano/Vocal/Guitar) (Top-Requested Sheet Music)
by Alfred Publishing (cor)
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Create a tropical soundscape by playing everybody's favorite Hawaiian traditional songs, island-themed standards, popular hits, and "retro" exotica novelties This practical songbook focuses on the songs and styles that today's audiences associate with... (read more)

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