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A Race of Singers

by Bryan K. Garman The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

When Walt Whitman published Leaves of Grass in 1855, he dreamed of inspiring a "race of singers" who would celebrate the working class and realize the promise of American democracy. By examining how singers...


Southern Cultures:  2011 Music Issue, Enhanced Ebook

by Harry L. Watson & Jocelyn Neal The University of North Carolina Press (December 01, 2011)

The Music Issue enhanced eBook include all the tracks on our special CD and:

The tell-all letter from a teenage girl who kissed—and kissed—Elvis Presley

How corruption and greed made the Jacksonville music...


"Redneck Woman" and the Gendered Poetics of Class Rebellion

by Nadine Hubbs The University of North Carolina Press (December 01, 2011)

In 2004 Gretchen Wilson exploded onto the country music scene with 'Redneck Woman.' The blockbuster single led to the early release of her first CD and propelled it to triple platinum sales."

Gretchen Wilson...


"Country Music is Wherever the Soul of a Country Music Fan Is": Opryland U.S.A. and the Importance of Home in Country Music

by Jeremy Hill The University of North Carolina Press (December 01, 2011)

Nixon's visit (only five months before his resignation) was seen by national journalists and politicos to be a trip to one of the few places where he would still receive a warm reception, and it was quite warm...


Southern Cultures:  Special Roots Music Issue

by Harry L. Watson & Jocelyn Neal The University of North Carolina Press (August 15, 2010)

The Special Roots Music Issue features:

B.B. King on Bukka White's legacy;

The Top Ten Folk Singers of All Time;

Bob Dylan backstage in '63 and other rare photographic gems;

Swamp bluesman Jimmy Anderson's first...


A History of the Oratorio

by Howard E. Smither The University of North Carolina Press (September 01, 2012)

Howard Smither has written the first definitive work on the history of the oratorio since Arnold Schering published his Geschichte des Oratoriums in 1911. This volume is the first of a four-volume comprehensive...


A History of the Oratorio

by Howard E. Smither The University of North Carolina Press (September 01, 2012)

Written by an eminent scholar in a style that represents American musicological writing at its communicative best, A History of the Oratorio offers a synthesis and critical appraisal so exhaustive and reliable...


A History of the Oratorio, 4 volumes, Omnibus E-book

by Howard E. Smither The University of North Carolina Press (July 01, 2012)

The University of North Carolina Press is proud to announce Howard Smither's ground-breaking four-volume A History of the Oratorio, are now available in one convenient Omnibus E-Book edition. Published as UNC...


Settling Scores

by David Monod The University of North Carolina Press (March 08, 2006)

Classical music was central to German national identity in the early twentieth century. The preeminence of composers such as Bach and Beethoven and artists such as conductor Wilhelm Furtwangler and pianist Walter...


Battle Hymns

by Christian McWhirter The University of North Carolina Press (March 19, 2012)

Music was everywhere during the Civil War. Tunes could be heard ringing out from parlor pianos, thundering at political rallies, and setting the rhythms of military and domestic life. With literacy still limited,...


Boss Jocks: How Corrupt Radio Practices Helped Make Jacksonville One of the Great Music Cities

by Michael Ray FitzGerald The University of North Carolina Press (December 01, 2011)

'Kickbacks from government vendors, jobs for cronies, sweetheart deals for contractors' were commonplace—'It may have been the most corrupt city in America.'"

What happened when greedy promoters ran radio stations...


Bobby Rush: "Blues Singer--Plus"

by William Ferris The University of North Carolina Press (December 01, 2011)

I try to get the people in my hand, for them to love me, and once I get them in my hand, I can then tell them what I've come to tell them. And I come to tell them about the blues. It's just like a preacher."...


The KISS Letter: An Encounter with Elvis

by Marcie Cohen Ferris The University of North Carolina Press (December 01, 2011)

The last time I kissed him he only had on half a shirt. He has a wonderful chest. I am really crazy about him now+have the funniest feeling in me, all over."

After she saw the King in concert and met him backstage,...


For the Records: How African American Consumers and Music Retailers Created Commercial Public Space in the 1960s and 1970s South

by Joshua Clark Davis The University of North Carolina Press (December 01, 2011)

Record selling certainly had its glamorous moments; retailers could regale younger customers with stories of nightlife and even rubbing elbows with famous musicians and celebrities."

African-American owned and...


Backstage Stories: Wonders, Relics, and a Beer Fridge

by Daniel Coston The University of North Carolina Press (December 01, 2011)

The headlining band were nasty rogues, hitting on freakishly skinny underage chicks while I heard it all half asleep."

Captured on film: Johnny Cash, Tift Merrit, the Avett Brothers, and many other artists. And...


A History of the Oratorio: Vol. 4: The Oratorio in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

by Howard E. Smither The University of North Carolina Press (September 01, 2012)

With this volume, Howard Smither completes his monumental History of the Oratorio. Volumes 1 and 2, published by the University of North Carolina Press in 1977, treated the oratorio in the Baroque era, while...