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The Bakersfield Sound

by Melissa Wuske

Like the music it honors, "The Bakersfield Sound" has the power to move people in surprising ways. The Bakersfield Sound: How a Generation of Displaced Okies Revolutionized American Music by Robert E. Price is an in-depth portrait of a... Read More

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Punk Elegies

by Anna Call

Sometimes dizzying but always exciting, this punk memoir is a microcosm of a musical moment. A memoir of chaos, punk rock, and drugs, "Punk Elegies" by Allan MacDonell delivers an experience without a message. MacDonell, punk rock... Read More

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Mingus Speaks

by Jack Shakely

From mercurial to mentally unstable, interviews highlight legendary composer’s Vesuvian stream-of-consciousness conversation. James Joyce’s mastery of the written word might have an equal in Charles Mingus’s skill with... Read More

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The 'Ukulele

by Oline Eaton

Thanks to its small size and distinctive sound, the ‘ukulele has been lampooned in everything from literature and film to comic strips. But Jim Tranquada and John King hope to change the instrument’s image by exploring its legacy in... Read More

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Pop When the World Falls Apart

by Karl Helicher

Much like rock in earlier decades, punk, heavy metal, hip-hop, and other contemporary music genres channel public rage resulting from uncontrollable social and economic disruptions. Eric Weisbard has organized the Experience Music... Read More

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