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  • Books Recently Published
  • James Procell and Matt Ertz

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Abbott, Mike. The guitar & amp sourcebook: an illustrated collection of the axes and amps that rocked our world. San Diego, CA: Thunder Bay Press, 2012. 472 p. ISBN 9781607105657 (pbk.). ISBN 1607105659 (pbk.). LC 2012-030265.
Ahrens, Pat J. Banjoist David Deese: Bluegrass Boy to Briarhopper: an unfinished biography. United States: Pat J. Ahrens, 2012. 77 p. LC 2013-567334.
Aldredge, Marcus. Singer-songwriters and musical open mics. Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2013. xvii, 217 p. ISBN 9781409442721 (hbk.; alk. paper). ISBN 9781409442738 (ebook). LC 2012-036139.
Anka, Paul, and David Dalton. My way: an autobiography. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2013. 371 p., 32 p. of plates. ISBN 9780312381042 (hbk.). ISBN 9781250035202 (e-book). LC 2013-000635.
Arena, James. First ladies of disco: 32 stars discuss the era and their singing careers. Jefferson, NC: McFarland 2013. x, 256 p. ISBN 9780786475810 (pbk.; alk. paper). LC 2013-020986.
Aspden, Suzanne. The rival sirens: performance and identity on Handel’s operatic stage. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013. xv, 291 p. ISBN 9781107033375 (hbk.). LC 2012-032870.
Babich, Babette E. The Hallelujah effect: philosophical reflections on music, performance practice, and technology. Farnham, Surrey; Burlington, VT: Ashgate, 2013. xiv, 307 p. ISBN 9781409449607 (hbk.; alk. paper). ISBN 9781409473107 (ebook). LC 2012-043465.
Baker, Sarah, Andy Bennett, and Jodie Taylor, eds. Redefining mainstream popular music. New York: Routledge, 2013. xiv, 222 p. ISBN 9780415807807 (hbk.). ISBN 9780415807821 (pbk.). LC 2012-027433.
Bakshi, Savita. Raga and music in the Sikh holy scriptures. Gurgaon: Shubhi Publications, 2012. x, 173 p., 8 p. of plates. ISBN 9788182902688. ISBN 8182902681. LC 2012-353702.
Balmer, Paul. Gibson SG manual: includes Junior, Special, Melody Maker and Epiphone models. Newbury Park, CA: Hanyes North America, 2013. 192 p. ISBN 9780857332899 (hbk.). ISBN 0857332899 (hbk.). LC 2012-955426.
Bandyopadhyaya, S. Indian music through the ages: 2400 BC to the present era. Delhi: B.R. Rhythms, 2012. xv, 152 p. ISBN 9788188827329. ISBN 8188827320. LC 2012-353679.
Barretta, Scott, ed. The conscience of the folk revival: the writings of Israel “Izzy” Young. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2013. xliv, 247 p. ISBN 9780810883086 (hbk.; alk. paper). ISBN 0810883082 (hbk.; alk. paper). ISBN 9780810883093 (ebook). ISBN 0810883090 (ebook). LC 2012-032235.
Baskerville, David, and Tim Baskerville. Music business handbook and career guide. 10th ed. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, 2013. xxiii, 598 p. ISBN 9781452242200 (hbk.). ISBN 1452242208 (hbk.). LC 2012-037048.
Bauer, Helen. Verdi for kids: his life and music: with 21 activities. Chicago: Chicago Review Press, 2013. xvii, 121 p. ISBN 9781613745007 (pbk.). LC 2012-042742.
Bennett, Andy. Music, style, and aging: growing old disgracefully? Philadelphia, [End Page 481] PA: Temple University Press, 2013. xi, 210 p. ISBN 9781439908075 (hbk.; alk. paper). ISBN 9781439908082 (pbk.; alk. paper). ISBN 9781439908099 (ebook). LC 2012-025884.
Boland, Marguerite, and John F. Link, eds. Elliott Carter studies. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012. xvi, 347 p. ISBN 9780521113625 (alk. paper). ISBN 0521113628 (alk. paper). LC 2012-013415.
Boots, Cheryl C. Singing for equality: hymns in the American antislavery and Indian rights movements, 1640-1855. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2013. xi, 274 p. ISBN 9780786472598 (pbk.; alk. paper). LC 2013-018396.
Brooks, Jeanice. The musical work of Nadia Boulanger: performing past and future between the wars. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013. xvi, 289 p. ISBN 9781107009141. ISBN 1107009146. LC 2012-027495.
Buckley, Roger Norman, and Tamara Roberts, eds. Yellow power, yellow soul: the radical art of Fred Ho. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2013. x, 271 p. ISBN 9780252037504 (hbk.; alk. paper). ISBN 0252037502 (hbk.; alk. paper). ISBN 9780252078996 (pbk.; alk. paper). ISBN 0252078993 (pbk.; alk. paper). ISBN 9780252094705 (ebook). ISBN 0252094700 (ebook). LC 2012-040025.
Burton, Deborah. Recondite harmony: essays on Puccini’s operas. Hillsdale, NY: Pendragon Press, 2012. xix, 327 p. ISBN 9781576472125 (pbk.; alk. paper). ISBN 1576472124 (pbk.; alk. paper). LC 2012-035273.
Bush, William J. Greenback dollar: the incredible rise of the Kingston Trio. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2013. xix, 283 p. ISBN 9780810881921 (pbk.; alk. paper). ISBN 9780810882850 (ebook). LC 2012-031243.
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