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by Matt Sutherland

This unassuming instrument arrived in the American South with West African slaves in the 1600s and lifted the spirits of countless plantation gatherings right up till the time that thoroughly uncivil war put an end to legal enslavement.... Read More

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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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