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Cash on Cash: Interviews and Encounters with Johnny Cash

An intriguing and often insightful collection. For Cash aficionados, music critics, and researchers.

Yoko Ono: An Artful Life

An affecting and affectionate portrait. For artists, historians of 20th-century art, Yoko Ono fans, and Beatles fans too.

Isn’t Her Grace Amazing! The Women Who Changed Gospel Music

An affectionate yet clear-eyed view of gospel’s brightest voices. For fans of gospel music or those who would like to know more about it.

Queer Country

An empathetic and illuminating study, sure to expand country playlists. For scholars interested in queer studies and fans of country music.

The Beat Cop: Chicago’s Chief O’Neill and the Creation of Irish Music

A thorough and sometimes surprising lens into how Irish music in the U.S. came to be codified and understood. For Irish music historians and ethnomusicologists, and scholars of the Irish immigrant experience.

Hearts on Fire: Six Years that Changed Canadian Music 2000–2005

A thorough and intriguing history made no less appealing by its length. For pop music historians and fans, particularly of Canadian bands from 2000 to 2005, whether they know it or not.


An enjoyable series of insights into an artist’s creative process. For Reich fans and scholars of American musical composition.

Who Got the Camera? A History of Rap and Reality

A skilled and fascinating analysis tracing the interwoven threads of emerging media, hip-hop’s transformation from street art to commercial juggernaut, and Black civil rights in the United States. For scholars of, and readers with an interest in, any or all three.

Designed for Dancing: How Midcentury Records Taught America To Dance

An intriguing look at social dance culture through a material lens. For scholars and aficionados of mid-20th-century popular culture.

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