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Heaven Was Detroit

From Jazz to Hip-Hop and Beyond

Edited by M. L. Liebler with a foreword by Dave Marsh

A comprehensive collection of essays on the long history of Detroit music by some of America’s best-known music writers.

Paperback
Available May 2017
ISBN: 9780814341223
eBOOK
Available May 2017
ISBN: 9780814341230

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Grace, Grit, and Glory

Laurie Lanzen Harris with Paul Ganson

The first history of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra to describe and document its origins in 1887 to the present day, relating its changing fortunes in light of the economic, demographic, and cultural history of the city of Detroit.

Hardback
Published: September 2016
ISBN: 9780814331361
eBOOK
Published: September 2016
ISBN: 9780814340622

Prairie Bohemian

Frank Gay’s Life in Music

Trevor W. Harrison

Long-overdue biography of the enigmatic western Canadian luthier, musician, and guitar virtuoso Frank Gay.

Paperback
Published: June 2015
ISBN: 9781772120479

Painted Faces on the Prairies

Cantonese Opera and the Edmonton Chinese Community

Helen Kwan Yee Cheung, Curator

History of more than 100 years of Cantonese opera and the Edmonton Chinese community, 1890–2009.

Paperback
Published: January 2015
ISBN: 9781551953380

A Most Beautiful Deception

Melissa Morelli Lacroix

Lacroix’s poems connect readers to the physical and emotional struggles of Chopin, Schumann, and Debussy.

Paperback
Published: April 2014
ISBN: 9780888646620

The Stooges

Head On, A Journey through the Michigan Underground

Brett Callwood
Foreword by Alice Cooper
Afterword by Glenn Danzig

The story of seminal Ann Arbor punk rock band the Stooges, told through original interviews with the band members and associates.

Paperback
Published: September 2011
ISBN: 9780814334843
eBOOK
Published: September 2011
ISBN: 9780814337103

MC5

Sonically Speaking, A Tale of Revolution and Rock'n'Roll

By Brett Callwood

A definitive history of the MC5 that considers the band’s musical legacy and revolutionary political roots.

Paperback
Published: September 2010
ISBN: 9780814334850
eBOOK
Published: September 2010
ISBN: 9780814337110
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Travelin' Man

On the Road and Behind the Scenes with Bob Seger

Tom Weschler | Gary Graff
Foreword by John Mellencamp
Afterword by Kid Rock

A photo-driven insider’s look at Bob Seger’s career from the early days to his breakthrough as a world-famous musician.

Paperback
Published: September 2010
ISBN: 9780814335017
eBOOK
Published: September 2010
ISBN: 9780814337028

Techno Rebels

The Renegades of Electronic Funk

Dan Sicko
With a Foreword by Bill Brewster

An updated, expanded history of techno music with special attention to its roots in Detroit.

Paperback
Published: April 2010
ISBN: 9780814334386
eBOOK
Published: April 2010
ISBN: 9780814337127

Mediterranean Israeli Music and the Politics of the Aesthetic

Amy Horowitz

Examines a pan-ethnic style of music created by North African and Middle Eastern Israeli musicians in the late twentieth century.

Paperback
Published: April 2010
ISBN: 9780814334652
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Maqam and Liturgy

Ritual, Music, and Aesthetics of Syrian Jews in Brooklyn

Mark L. Kligman

Explores the cultural connection between Syrian Jewish life and Arab culture in present-day Brooklyn, New York, through liturgical music.

Hardback
Published: January 2009
ISBN: 9780814332160
eBOOK
Published: January 2009
ISBN: 9780814341865

Yiddishlands

A Memoir

David G. Roskies
With a CD Featuring the Singing of Masha Roskies

A renowned scholar looks back on his life and the life of his mother, tracing the Yiddish experience through major historical events of the last century.

Hardback
Published: July 2008
ISBN: 9780814333976
eBOOK
Published: July 2008
ISBN: 9780814335444
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When the Church Becomes Your Party

Contemporary Gospel Music

Deborah Smith Pollard

A look at the innovations of contemporary performers of modern gospel music and their roots in the African American Christian church.

Paperback
Published: April 2008
ISBN: 9780814332184

It Was All Right

Mitch Ryder's Life in Music

James A. Mitchell
With a Foreword by Mitch Ryder

The story of Detroit rock icon Mitch Ryder’s life in the context of the many changes in popular music, politics, and American culture since the 1960s.

Hardback
Published: March 2008
ISBN: 9780814333372
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Yiddish Folksongs from the Ruth Rubin Archive

Edited by Chana Mlotek and Mark Slobin

From the archives of the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, a collection of traditional Yiddish folksongs by highly regarded ethnomusicologist Ruth Rubin, presented with added commentary from music scholars Chana Mlotek and Mark Slobin.

Paperback
Published: August 2007
ISBN: 9780814332580
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Windjammers

Songs of the Great Lakes Sailors

Ivan H. Walton
Joe Grimm

A collection of stories, lyrics, music and folklore centered on the Great Lakes.

Paperback
Published: February 2002
ISBN: 9780814329979

Music in the World of Islam

A Socio-Cultural Study

Amnon Shiloah

Provides basic musicological information about a vast variety of Middle Eastern musical genres within an ethnomusical context.

Paperback
Published: August 2001
ISBN: 9780814329702

Jewish Musical Traditions

Amnon Shiloah

This is the first English-language volume to consider oral music of Jewish communities in a sociocultural context.

Paperback
Published: May 1995
ISBN: 9780814322352

From Jazz to Swing

African-American Jazz Musicians and Their Music, 1890-1935

Thomas J. Hennessey

In the 1920s, many black regional jazz bands were recorded and became products of the entertainment industry, which was altering the face of America from the handmade, homemade, homemade society of the ninteenth century to the mass-produced, mass-consumed technological culture of the twentieth century.

Paperback
Published: September 1994
ISBN: 9780814321799

Folk Music in the United States

An Introduction

by Bruno Netti, Revised and Expanded by Helen Myers

A graceful, deeply meditative debut from Kawita Kandpal.

Paperback
Published: February 1976
ISBN: 9780814315576
eBOOK
Published: February 1976
ISBN: 9780814337578