The Queen Next Door
Aretha Franklin, An Intimate Portrait
Reflections on the life of Aretha Franklin captured in exclusive photographs by her friend, photojournalist Linda Solomon.
Blues Legacy is a collection of exquisitely crafted poems in which the blues and other forms of African American music serve as metaphors representing the spirit of determination and perseverance that characterizes African American culture.
Jewish Immigrant Life in Yiddish Song and Verse, London 1884–1914
New perspectives on Anglo-Jewish history via the poetry and song of Yiddish-speaking immigrants in London from 1884 to 1914.
Printed Paper Cased
Poetry that uses American folk music as a lens to investigate themes of family, art, and masculinity.
Twenty Israeli Composers
Voices of a Culture
Twenty of Israel's leading art-music composers discuss the interaction of inspiration, method and cultural context in their work, revealing both international and national influence and scope.
Michigan Opera Theatre
The DiChiera Legacy
History of David DiChiera's tenure with Michigan Opera Theatre and his significant contribution to the renaissance of the city of Detroit.
Heaven Was Detroit
From Jazz to Hip-Hop and Beyond
A comprehensive collection of essays on the long history of Detroit music by some of America’s best-known music writers.
The Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Grace, Grit, and Glory
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.
Head On, A Journey through the Michigan Underground
The story of seminal Ann Arbor punk rock band the Stooges, told through original interviews with the band members and associates.
Sonically Speaking, A Tale of Revolution and Rock'n'Roll
A definitive history of the MC5 that considers the band’s musical legacy and revolutionary political roots.
On the Road and Behind the Scenes with Bob Seger
A photo-driven insider’s look at Bob Seger’s career from the early days to his breakthrough as a world-famous musician.
Mediterranean Israeli Music and the Politics of the Aesthetic
Examines a pan-ethnic style of music created by North African and Middle Eastern Israeli musicians in the late twentieth century.
The Renegades of Electronic Funk
An updated, expanded history of techno music with special attention to its roots in Detroit.
Maqam and Liturgy
Ritual, Music, and Aesthetics of Syrian Jews in Brooklyn
Explores the cultural connection between Syrian Jewish life and Arab culture in present-day Brooklyn, New York, through liturgical music.
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.
When the Church Becomes Your Party
Contemporary Gospel Music
A look at the innovations of contemporary performers of modern gospel music and their roots in the African American Christian church.
It Was All Right
Mitch Ryder's Life in Music
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.
Songs of the Great Lakes Sailors
A collection of stories, lyrics, music and folklore centered on the Great Lakes.
Music in the World of Islam
A Socio-Cultural Study
Provides basic musicological information about a vast variety of Middle Eastern musical genres within an ethnomusical context.
Jewish Musical Traditions
This is the first English-language volume to consider oral music of Jewish communities in a sociocultural context.