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The Motherlode: 100+ Women Who Made Hip-Hop

An appealing survey that highlights many unsung heroines along with the superstars. For hip-hop fans and music historians alike.
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Decoding “Despacito”: An Oral History of Latin Music

An enlightening and insightful chronicle. For Latin music fans as well as for those eager to learn more about this style of music.

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Liner Notes for the Revolution: The Intellectual Life of Black Feminist Sound

An ambitious work of great complexity and depth. For scholars and interested readers, particularly in Black studies, but also music, anthropology, and archival studies.
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Industrial Strength Bluegrass: Southwestern Ohio’s Musical Legacy

An appealing and accessible musical history that showcases the importance of homegrown regional musical culture. For bluegrass fans and historians of the genre.
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Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics

Heartwarming and insightful in equal measure. For Parton fans.
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When Sunday Comes: Gospel Music in the Soul and Hip-Hop Eras

A multilensed view of a continually evolving and consistently vibrant art form. For gospel fans, music scholars, and scholars of African American history and culture generally.
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Emerald Street: A History of Hip Hop in Seattle

This enjoyable and encyclopedic treatment of a thriving and still-growing culture will appeal to listeners and scholars of Seattle hip-hop and the genre in general.
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Fast Forward, Play, and Rewind

It’s hard to say who this book is for, exactly, as the musical era of the late Sixties and early Seventies recedes further into the past. But there’s something more than nostalgia here: It’s documentation of a particular period of pop music, from a time whose documents are less than readily accessible. An appealing slice of pop music history for fans and researchers of the era.
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She Come by It Natural: Dolly Parton and the Women Who Lived Her Songs

A thoughtful musing on the significance of Parton’s work and success, and those she inspires.
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