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1. Cover image for 'John Lewis and the Challenge of
Christopher Coady
The first scholarly study of John Lewis and the Third Stream music of the Modern Jazz Quartet
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1. Cover image for 'John Lewis and the Challenge of
Christopher Coady
The first scholarly study of John Lewis and the Third Stream music of the Modern Jazz Quartet
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2. Cover image for 'Blues, How Do You Do?'
Paul Oliver and the Transatlantic Story of the Blues
Christian O’Connell
Examines the role of black American music abroad in the post–WWII era through the lens of one of the period’s most prolific and influential blues scholars, Paul Oliver

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2. Cover image for 'Blues, How Do You Do?'
Paul Oliver and the Transatlantic Story of the Blues
Christian O’Connell
Examines the role of black American music abroad in the post–WWII era through the lens of one of the period’s most prolific and influential blues scholars, Paul Oliver

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2. Cover image for 'Blues, How Do You Do?'
Paul Oliver and the Transatlantic Story of the Blues
Christian O’Connell
Examines the role of black American music abroad in the post–WWII era through the lens of one of the period’s most prolific and influential blues scholars, Paul Oliver
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3. Cover image for 'Rhymin' and Stealin''
Musical Borrowing in Hip-Hop
Justin A. Williams
The first book-length study of one of the most essential elements of hip-hop: musical borrowing
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3. Cover image for 'Rhymin' and Stealin''
Musical Borrowing in Hip-Hop
Justin A. Williams
The first book-length study of one of the most essential elements of hip-hop: musical borrowing
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Musical Borrowing in Hip-Hop
Justin A. Williams
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4. Cover image for 'The Black Musician and the White City'
Race and Music in Chicago, 1900-1967
Amy Absher
An exploration of the history of African American musicians in Chicago during the mid-20th century
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4. Cover image for 'The Black Musician and the White City'
Race and Music in Chicago, 1900-1967
Amy Absher
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4. Cover image for 'The Black Musician and the White City'
Race and Music in Chicago, 1900-1967
Amy Absher
An exploration of the history of African American musicians in Chicago during the mid-20th century
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5. Cover image for 'Sounding Like a No-No'
Queer Sounds and Eccentric Acts in the Post-Soul Era
Francesca T. Royster

Black popular music and offbeat performance, from Eartha Kitt to Meshell Ndegeocello

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5. Cover image for 'Sounding Like a No-No'
Queer Sounds and Eccentric Acts in the Post-Soul Era
Francesca T. Royster

Black popular music and offbeat performance, from Eartha Kitt to Meshell Ndegeocello

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5. Cover image for 'Sounding Like a No-No'
Queer Sounds and Eccentric Acts in the Post-Soul Era
Francesca T. Royster
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Paper 2012 $33.95 Available Add Paper for "Sounding Like a No-No" to Cart
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6. Cover image for 'Music Is My Life'
Louis Armstrong, Autobiography, and American Jazz
Daniel Stein
A groundbreaking study of Louis Armstrong’s autobiographical practices
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6. Cover image for 'Music Is My Life'
Louis Armstrong, Autobiography, and American Jazz
Daniel Stein
A groundbreaking study of Louis Armstrong’s autobiographical practices
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6. Cover image for 'Music Is My Life'
Louis Armstrong, Autobiography, and American Jazz
Daniel Stein
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7. Cover image for 'The Songs of Blind Folk'
African American Musicians and the Cultures of Blindness
Terry Rowden

How America has constructed the figure of the visually impaired black performer over the last 150 years

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7. Cover image for 'The Songs of Blind Folk'
African American Musicians and the Cultures of Blindness
Terry Rowden

How America has constructed the figure of the visually impaired black performer over the last 150 years

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Paper 2009 $25.95 Available Add Paper for "The Songs of Blind Folk" to Cart
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8. Cover image for 'Parodies of Ownership'
Hip-Hop Aesthetics and Intellectual Property Law
Richard L. Schur

An intriguing interdisciplinary examination of hip hop aesthetics

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Paper 2009 $29.95 Available Add Paper for "Parodies of Ownership" to Cart
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Web 2009 Open Access Available Read Online
8. Cover image for 'Parodies of Ownership'
Hip-Hop Aesthetics and Intellectual Property Law
Richard L. Schur

An intriguing interdisciplinary examination of hip hop aesthetics

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Paper 2009 $29.95 Available Add Paper for "Parodies of Ownership" to Cart
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Web 2009 Open Access Available Read Online
8. Cover image for 'Parodies of Ownership'
Hip-Hop Aesthetics and Intellectual Property Law
Richard L. Schur

An intriguing interdisciplinary examination of hip hop aesthetics

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Paper 2009 $29.95 Available Add Paper for "Parodies of Ownership" to Cart
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Web 2009 Open Access Available Read Online
9. Cover image for 'Ellington Uptown'
Duke Ellington, James P. Johnson, and the Birth of Concert Jazz
John Howland

Explores a little-discussed yet truly hybrid American musical tradition lost between the canons of authentic jazz and classical music

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Paper 2009 $30.95 Available Add Paper for "Ellington Uptown" to Cart
10. Cover image for 'Rhythm Is Our Business'
Jimmie Lunceford and the Harlem Express
Eddy Determeyer

The life and times of famed band leader, entrepreneur, and entertainer Jimmie Lunceford

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Paper 2008 $26.95 Available Add Paper for "Rhythm Is Our Business" to Cart
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Jimmie Lunceford and the Harlem Express
Eddy Determeyer

The life and times of famed band leader, entrepreneur, and entertainer Jimmie Lunceford

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11. Cover image for 'Don't Deny My Name'
Words and Music and the Black Intellectual Tradition
Lorenzo Thomas
Reflections on the relationships between black American intellectuals and African American  musical traditions from blues to hip hop
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Paper 2008 $25.95 Available Add Paper for "Don't Deny My Name" to Cart
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11. Cover image for 'Don't Deny My Name'
Words and Music and the Black Intellectual Tradition
Lorenzo Thomas
Reflections on the relationships between black American intellectuals and African American  musical traditions from blues to hip hop
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Paper 2008 $25.95 Available Add Paper for "Don't Deny My Name" to Cart
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12. Cover image for 'A Change Is Gonna Come'
Music, Race & the Soul of America
Revised Edition
Craig Werner
The new edition of the groundbreaking chronicle of forty years of black music in America
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Paper 2006 $26.95 Available Add Paper for "A Change Is Gonna Come" to Cart
13. Cover image for 'Black Cultural Traffic'
Crossroads in Global Performance and Popular Culture
Edited by Harry J. Elam, Jr. and Kennell Jackson
Fresh takes on key questions in black performance and black popular culture, by leading artists, academics, and critics
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Paper 2005 $39.95 Available Add Paper for "Black Cultural Traffic" to Cart
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Crossroads in Global Performance and Popular Culture
Edited by Harry J. Elam, Jr. and Kennell Jackson
Fresh takes on key questions in black performance and black popular culture, by leading artists, academics, and critics
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Paper 2005 $39.95 Available Add Paper for "Black Cultural Traffic" to Cart
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13. Cover image for 'Black Cultural Traffic'
Crossroads in Global Performance and Popular Culture
Edited by Harry J. Elam, Jr. and Kennell Jackson
Fresh takes on key questions in black performance and black popular culture, by leading artists, academics, and critics
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Paper 2005 $39.95 Available Add Paper for "Black Cultural Traffic" to Cart
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14. Cover image for 'Lester Young'
Revised Edition
Lewis Porter
A new edition of the musical biography of jazz tenor saxophonist Lester Young, with a revised discography
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Paper 2005 $21.95 Available Add Paper for "Lester Young" to Cart
15. Cover image for 'Boogaloo'
The Quintessence of American Popular Music
Arthur Kempton
The much-anticipated paperback edition of Arthur Kempton's story on the art, influence, and commerce of Black American popular music
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Paper 2005 $22.95 Out of Stock Add Paper for "Boogaloo" to Cart
16. Cover image for 'One Nation Under A Groove'
Motown and American Culture
Gerald Early
How Motown changed the landscape of American popular culture
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Paper 2004 $18.95 Available Add Paper for "One Nation Under A Groove" to Cart
17. Cover image for 'Four Jazz Lives'
A. B. Spellman
A revival of a classic oral biography of four nearly overlooked jazz giants
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Paper 2004 $24.95 Available Add Paper for "Four Jazz Lives" to Cart
Ebook 2011 Available View Purchasing Options for Ebook, "Four Jazz Lives"
17. Cover image for 'Four Jazz Lives'
A. B. Spellman
A revival of a classic oral biography of four nearly overlooked jazz giants
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Paper 2004 $24.95 Available Add Paper for "Four Jazz Lives" to Cart
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18. Cover image for 'John Coltrane'
His Life and Music
Lewis Porter
A definitive assessment of the life and work of jazz musician John Coltrane, based on new interviews with his colleagues and never-before-published material
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Paper 2000 $20.95 Available Add Paper for "John Coltrane" to Cart
19. Cover image for 'Let the Good Times Roll'
The Story of Louis Jordan and His Music
John Chilton
The first biography of the father of rhythm and blues
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Paper 1997 $34.95 Available Add Paper for "Let the Good Times Roll" to Cart
20. Cover image for 'The Song of the Hawk'
The Life and Recordings of Coleman Hawkins
John Chilton
The first full-length biography of Coleman Hawkins
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Paper 1990 $43.95 Available Add Paper for "The Song of the Hawk" to Cart
21. Cover image for 'Twenty Years on Wheels'
Andy Kirk
Kirk describes his life as a traveling jazz musician
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Hardcover 1989 $50.00 Available Add Hardcover for "Twenty Years on Wheels" to Cart
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