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Chrissy Amphlett and Larry Writer, Pleasure and Pain. Hodder Headline, 2005. (Life of the singer of the Australian band, The Divinyls).

Jeff Apter, Together Alone. Random House, Australia, 2010, 340pp. (Biography of the amazingly successful Finn songwriting brothers, Neil and Tim, of Split Enz, Crowded House, etc)

Jane Albert, House of Hits. Hardie Grant, 2010, 320pp. (A family history of Australia's Albert family of music publishers, who always avoided publicity)

J. Adato, Percussionist's Dictionary: Translations of Descriptions and Photographs of Percussion Instruments. nd? Paperback, Out of Print

Check a great set of links for Australian Country Music, regularly-updated - Sharon's Colon's Aussie Country Music Links Pages:

no Alberti, Music of the Western World. New York, Crown Publishers, Inc., 1974.

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Grant Alden and Peter Blackstock, (Eds.). "No Depression: An Introduction to Alternative Country Music. Whatever That Is, Nashville, TN, Dowling Press, 1998.

John Alderman, Sonic Boom: Napster, MP3 and the New Pioneers of Music. Remaindered by late 2003.

Monika Allan, The Tamworth Country Music Festival: A Cavalcade of Australia's Leading Country Music Artists. Sydney, Horwitz Grahame, 1988.

Monika Allan, 'Country Music In Australia', [a 5500-word essay- a socio-political and historical analysis], Sydney, Angus & Robertson 1988 Australian ALMANAC; also published in Oxford Companion to Australian Folklore, 1993.

Photo of Monika Allan in 2004

Monika Allan (in 2004)

Ray Allen, Singing in the Lord: African American Sacred Quartets in New York City. 1991.

Chrissy Amphlett with Larry Writer, Pleasure and Pain. (Biography). Hodder, 2005, 336pp. (Australian pop star confesses much)

Emily Anderson, The Letters of Mozart and His Family. London, 1938.

Willi Apel, Harvard Dictionary of Music. Cambridge, Harvard University Press (Belknap Press), 1969.

Richard Aquila, That Old Time Rock and Roll: A Chronicle of an Era, 1954-1963. New York and London, Schirmer Books, 1989., 370pp.

Neil Ardley, Science Book of Sound. nd? Hardcover; (Publisher Out Of Stock)

Russell Ash, The Top Ten of Everything 2002. New York, Dorling Kindersley/Penguin, 2001.

Michka Assayas, (Ed.), Bono on Bono. Hodder and Stoughton, 2005. (The U2 frontman in candid conversations about faith, poverty and rock stardom)


John Backus, The Acoustical Foundations of Music. nd? Hardcover; (Publisher Out Of Stock)

Kristin Baggelaar and Donald Milton, Folk Music: More Than A Song. New York, Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1976., 419pp.

Anthony Baines, (Ed.), Musical Instruments Through The Ages. London, Faber and Faber/Penguin, 1961. (Author also of Woodwind Instruments And Their History)

Houston A. Baker, Black Studies, Rap, and the Academy. University of Chicago Press, 1993.

Glenn A. Baker, Australian historian of popular music, works not listed here, but check some o fhis work on the Net however.

Houston A. Baker, Jr., Blues, Ideology and African American Literature: A Vernacular Theory. 1984.

Houston A. Baker, Jr., Black Studies: Rap and The Academy. 1993.

Whitney Balliett, American Musicians: 56 Portraits in Jazz. 1986.

Whitney Balliett, Dinosaurs in the Morning. 1962.

Whitney Balliett, Ecstasy at the Onion. 1971.

Whitney Balliett, Such Sweet Thunder. 1966.

Michael Bane, White Boy Singin' the Blues: The Black Roots of White Rock. Penguin, 1982.

Daniel Barenboim, A Life In Music. Weidenfeld and Nicolson/Dent, 2002. (Autobiography)

Martha Bayles, Hole In Our Soul: The Loss of Beauty and Meaning in American Popular Music. Maxwell MacMillan International, 1994.

Rene-Pierre Bardet, 200 Drum Machine Patterns. nd? Paperback

William Barlow, Looking Up at Down: The Emergence of Blues Culture. 1989.

Wilmer Tillett Bartholomew, Acoustics of Music. nd? Hardcover (Publisher Out Of Stock)

Bruce Bastin, Red River Blues: The Blues Tradition in the Southeast. 1982.

James W. Bastien, Musicianship for the older beginner. Publisher, nd?

Rick Batey, The Blues Guitar. Remaindered 2003. (Well illustrated)

Martha Bayles, Hole In Our Soul: The Loss of Beauty And Meaning In American Popular Music. 1994.

Germain Bazin, The Baroque. Trans. Pat Wardroper. Greenwich, New York Graphic Society, 1968.

Jeremy J. Beadle, Will Pop Eat Itself? Popular Music in the Soundbite Era. 1991.

The Beatles: musicians:
The Beatles, Beatles Anthology. Chronicle, 2000. (The story of The Beatles by George, Paul and Ringo with assistance from Yoko Ono).
Barry Miles, Many Years From Now. nd? (Authorised biography of former Beatle Paul McCartney)
The Beatles, Beatles Anthology. Chronicle, 2000. (The story of The Beatles by George, Paul and Ringo with assistance from Yoko Ono).

Hunter Davies, The Beatles: The Authorised Biography. London, Heinemann, 1968.
Ray Coleman, Lennon: The Definitive Biography. Pan Books, 2000/20001. (838pp on ex-Beatle John Lennon)
Jon Wenner, Gimmee Some Truth: The John Lennon FBI Files . California University Press, 2000.
Jan S. Wenner (interviews), Lennon Remembers. Verso, 2001, 151pp. (On ex-Beatle John Lennon)

Francis Bebey, African Music: A People's Art. New York, Lawrence Hill, 1969.

John H. Beck, Encyclopedia of Percussion. Hardcover US, $95.00

Ann Beedell, The Decline of the English Musician, 1788-1888: A Family of English Musicians in Ireland, England, Mauritius and Australia. Oxford University Press, 1993.

Beethoven: composer:
J. W. N. Sullivan, Beethoven: His Spiritual Development. London, Unwin Books, 1964.

Marc Bego, The Rock and Roll Almanac: The Songs, the Stars, the Scandals, the Stories. Macmillan, 1996.

A. H. Benade, Horns, String and Harmony. New York, 1960. (Acoustics)

Arthur Benade, Fundamentals of Musical Acoustics. Paperback, nd?

Arthur H. Benade, Horns, Strings, and Harmony. nd? Paperback

Wolfgang Bender, Sweet Mother, Modern African Music. 1984.

Brad Benedict, Phonographics: contemporary album cover art & design. Collier Books, 1977.

Joachim Berendt, The Jazz Book. 1984.

Richard E. Berg (with David G. Stork?), The Physics of Sound. nd? (Hardcover, US$75)

Melvin Berger and Yvonne Buchanan, The Science of Music. nd? (Out of Print)

Nicholas Bessaraboff, Ancient European Musical Instruments. Boston, 1941.

Kate Bettley, (Ed., compiler), Gramophone Classical Good CD Guide 2002. Teddington, Middlesex, London, Gramophone Publications Ltd., 2001.

Tom Biracree, The Country Music Almanac. New York, Prentice Hall, 1993., 280 pp.

Edward Bailey Birge, History of Public School Music in the United States. New and augmented edition. (Reprint by the Music Educators National Conference. Reston, Va.: MENC, 1988; originally published by the Oliver Ditson Co., 1928 and 1939). (The classic work in U.S. music education history)

Patti Jean Birosik, The New Age Music Guide: Profiles and Recordings of 500 Top New Age Musicians. New York, Collier Books / Macmillan Publishing Co., 1989., 218pp.

Stephen Bishop, Songs In The Rough: From "Heartbreak Hotel" to "Higher love": rock's greatest songs in rough-draft form. St. Martin's Press, 1996.

Easley Blackwood, The Structure of Recognizable Diatonic Tunings. nd? (Hardcover)

James Blades, Percussion Instruments and Their History. nd? Paperback

James Blades, Percussion Instruments and Their History. Paperback US, $50.00
James Blades, Percussion Instruments and Their History; Hardcover US, $50.00, (Publisher? nd? Out of Print?

Earl Blackwell, (Ed.), Celebrity Register. New York, Simon and Schuster, 1973., 562pp.

John Bierhorst, A Cry From the Earth: Music of the North American Indians. Santa Fe, NM, Ancient City Press, 1979. 113pp.

Gene Bluestein, Poplore. Folk and Pop in American Culture. 1994.

Friedrich Blume, Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart. Kassel, Barenreiter, 1958.

Donald Boalch, Makers of the Harpsichord and Clavichord, 1440-1840. London, 1956.

Stanley Booth, Rhythm Oil: A Journey Through The Music of the American South. 1991.

Georgina Born, Rationalizing Culture, IRCAM, Boulez and the Institutionalization of the Musical Avant Garde. 1995.

Siegfried Borris, Die Grossen Orchester. Hamburg, Claassen, 1969.

Bono and Cher: musicians:
Laura Jackson, Bono: The Biography. 2001. (On the rock star, Bono)

Philip J. Bone, The Guitar and Mandolin: Biographies of Celebrated Players and Composers. London, Schott Co. Ltd., 1972 reprint of 2nd ed. with new preface by the author's (d. 1964) daughter (1st ed. 1914, 2nd ed. enlarged 1954)., 388pp.

Stanley Booth, Rythm Oil: A Journey through the Music of the American South., New York, Pantheon Books, 1991., 254pp.

Anna Stong Bourgeois, Blueswomen: Profiles of 37 Early Performers, with an Anthology of Lyrics, 1920-1945. Jefferson, NC/London: McFarland and Co., Inc., 1996., 176pp.

Eileen Bowser, The Transformation of Cinema, 1907-1915. Volume 2 in History of the American Cinema. Charles Scribner and Sons, 1991 (hardcover); University of California Press, 1994 (paperback).

Horace Clarence Boyer, How Sweet The Sound: The Golden Age of Gospel. 1995.

Michael Bracewell, Re-Make/Re-Model: Art, Pop, Fashion and the Making of Roxy Music, 1953-1972. Faber and Faber, 2007, 425pp.

Marcus Breen (Ed.), Missing in Action: Australian Popular Music in Perspective. Sydney, Verbal Graphics Pty Ltd., 1984.

Mark Brend, American Troubadors: Groundbreaking Singer Songwriters of the '60s. Backbeat Books, 2001. 176pp.

Brenton Broadstock, Sound Ideas: Australian composers born since 1950: A guide to their music and ideas. Australian Music Centre, 1995.

Nick Bromell, Tomorrow Never Knows: Rock and Psychedelics in the 60s. University of Chicago Press, 2000/2001

Lonnie Brooks, Cub Koda and Wayne Baker Brooks, Blues for Dummies. Foster City, CA/Indianapolis/New York, IDG Books Worldwide, Inc., 1998., 372pp. (Includes a 12 track "Blues for Dummies" CD, Universal City, CA: Universal Music Special Products, Inc., 1998, MS-37220, Part #R511)

Simon Broughton, Mark Ellingham, David Muddymam, and Richard Trillo (Ed.), World Music: The Rough Guide. London, Rough Guides Ltd., 1994., 697pp.

Charles T. Brown, The Art of Rock and Roll. 2nd edn., Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1987.

Florence E. Brunnings, Folk Song Index: a comprehensive guide to the Florence E. Brunnings collection. New York, Garland Publishing, Inc., 1981., 358pp.

Scott Buchanan, Rock 'n' Roll: The Famous Lyrics. Harper Perennial, 1994.

Dr. Ernst Bucken, Handbuch der Musik - Wissenschaft. Potsdam, Athenaion, 1931.

Alexander Buchner, (Trans by Iris Unwin), Musical Instruments Through the Ages. London, 1961.

Solomon Budnik, The Absolute Tone: The Secret of Stradivari. nd? (Hardcover)

Solomon Budnik, The Absolute Tone: The Secret of Stradivari. nd? Paperback; Out of Print

Mary A. Bufwack and Robert K. Oermann, Finding Her Voice: The Saga of Women in Country Music. New York, Crown Publishers, Inc., 1993., 594pp.

Charles Burney, A General History of Music. Two volumes. New York, 1935.

Terry Burrows, Guitar: A Celebration of the World's Finest Guitars. Remaindered 2003. (Well illustrated in colour)

Gene Busnar, Superstars of Rock 2. New York, Julian Messner (div. of Simon and Schuster, Inc.), 1984., 191pp.

Compilations/Guides/Directories/Edited by/Anon

Published July 2003 in Australia, Compilation, The Currency Companion to Music and Dance in Australia. (735-page reference book). (From a capella to yodelling, Aboriginal traditions to roots music, ballet to butoh and everything in between.) Contributions as 370 articles from 270 contributors, with a 14,000-word index.

Compilation, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum: I Want to Take You Higher - The Psychedelic Era 1965-1969. Chronicle Books, 1997.

David Goodman, Modern Twang: An Alternative Country Music Guide and Directory. (Version 1.01), East Petersburg, PA, Modern Twang / Wild Boy Publications, 1998., 300pp.

David Goodman, (Ed.), Modern Twang: An Alternative Country Music Guide and Directory. (2nd edn). Nashville, TN, Dowling Press, 1999., 439pp.

Andrea Leblanc and Brian Young, (Eds.), 1997 Kerrville Touring Directory for Singer Songwriters and other Acoustic Artists. 1997, 451pp.

Andrea Leblanc, (Ed.), 1998 Kerrville Touring Directory for Singer Songwriters and other Acoustic Artists. 1998., 312pp.

Greg Gombert, (Compiler). Native American Music Directory. (2nd Edn). Summertown, TN, Book Publishing Company, 1997, 176pp.

Phil Hardy and Dave Laing, Encyclopedia of Rock. New York, Schirmer Books, 1987., 480pp.

Gerard Herzhaft, Encyclopedia of the Blues. Fayetteville, AK, The University of Arkansas Press, 1992., 513pp.

Paul Kingsbury, (Ed.), The Encyclopedia of Country Music: The Ultimate Guide to the Music, (Compiled by the staff of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, with the assistance of Laura Garrard, Daniel Cooper and John Rumble). New York/Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1998., 634pp.

Roger D. Kinkle, The Complete Encyclopedia of Popular Music and Jazz 1900-1950. 4 volumes, 2644pp., New Rochelle, NY, Arlington House Publishers, 1974.

Colin Larkin, (Ed.), The Guinness Encyclopedia of Popular Music. (1st edn.). Middlesex, England, Guinness Publishing Ltd., 1992. Vol. 1 (832 p.), Vol. 2 (p. 839-1663), Vol. 3 (p. 1671-2496), Vol. 4 (p. 2503-3295), (Index p. 2879-3242).

Jon Pareles and Patricia Romanowski, (Eds.), The Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock and Roll.. New York, Rolling Stone Press / Summit Books, 1983., 617pp.

Tad Richards and Melvin B. Shestack, The New Country Music Encyclopedia. New York and others, A Fireside Book/Simon and Schuster, 1993., 270pp.

Dafydd Rees and Luke Crampton. Encyclopedia of Rock Stars. New York, DK Publishing, Inc., 1996., 952pp.

Barry McCloud, Definitive Country: The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Country Music and Its Performers. New York, A Perigee Book, 1995., 1132pp.

Rick Logan and Bob Woffinden, (Compiled by), The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock.. New York, A Salamander Book / Harmony Books, 1977., 256pp.

Patricia Romanowski and Holly George-Warren, Jon Pareles, (Eds.), The New Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock and Roll. New York, etc.: Fireside / A Rolling Stone Press Book, 1995., 1120pp.

Robert Santelli, The Big Book of Blues: A Biographical Encyclopedia. New York/London, etc.: Penguin Books, 1993., 493pp.

Robert Santelli, The Big Book of Blues: A Biographical Encyclopedia. New York/London, etc.: Penguin Books, 2001., 560pp.

Melvin Shestack, The Country Music Encyclopedia. New York, Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1974., 410pp.

Irwin Stambler, Encyclopedia of Pop, Rock and Soul. (2nd edn.) New York, St. Martin's Press and London, St. James Press, 1977., 609pp.

Irwin Stambler, Encyclopedia of Pop, Rock and Soul. (2nd edn.) New York, St. Martin's Press, 1989., 881pp.

Irwin Stambler and Grelun Landon, The Encyclopedia of Folk, Country and Western Music. 2nd edition. New York, St. Martin's Press, 1983, 902pp.

Irwin Stambler and Lyndon Stambler, (Ed.), Folk and Blues: The Encyclopedia (3rd. edn.). New York, St. Martin's Press, 2001., 793pp. (1st ed. - 1969 - The Encyclopedia of Folk, Country & Western Music 2nd ed. - 1983 - The Encyclopedia of Folk, Country & Western Music)

Nick Talevski, The Encyclopedia of Rock Obituaries. London/New York/Sydney, Omnibus Press, 1999., 490pp.

Colin Larkins, (Ed.), The Guiness Who's Who of Blues. Guiness Encyclopedia of Popular Music. Middlesex, England, 1995. Editor, Ian Crofton, The Guiness Encyclopedia. Guiness Publishing, 1990-1995.
Also, Guiness Book of Records. (Any edition)

Compilation, UW-Madison, Songs to Thee, Wisconsin. Madison, WI, The University of Wisconsin News Service, Public Service Publication Number 4, (selected in collaboration with students and staff of the University of Wisconsin School of Music), Sept. 1950., 39pp.

Compilation, Country Music Magazine (from the Editors of), The Comprehensive Country Music Encyclopedia. New York, Times Book / Random House, 1994., 449pp.

Compilation - Guitar Player Magazine (by the editors of), The Guitar Player Book. Revised and updated, third edition. Cupertino, CA, Guitar Player Books, New York, Grove Press, Inc., 1983., 403pp. Compilation, SBS Australian Almanac 2002 - The Complete Fact Finder for Australia and the World. Hardie Grant Books, 2002.

Compilation, edited by Amy O'Halloran, Directory of Australian Associations: The comprehensive guide to every association and interest group in Australia. Crown Content, 47th edn, 2003. (See

Compilation, Puddlestomp Records, 1997-1998 Acoustic Venue Directory. Portland, ME, Puddlestomp Records, 1997., 399pp.

Compilation, Puddlestomp Records, 1998-1999 Acoustic Venue Directory. Portland, ME, Puddlestomp Records, 1998.

F. Bume, Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwawrt. Kassel and Basel, 1949, in progress.

S. Marcuse, Musican Instruments: A Comprehensive Dictionary. New York, 1964.

P. Scholes, Oxford Companion to Music. London, 1938 etc.

Warren Bebbington, (Ed, compiler.), The Oxford Companion to Australian Music. Melbourne, Oxford University Press, 1997.

Warren Bebbington, (Ed.), A Dictionary of Australian Music. Melbourne, Oxford University Press, 1998.

Compilers, Chris Spencer, Zbig Nowara and Paul McHenry, Who's Who of Australian Rock. Noble Park, Melbourne, Five Mile Press, 1987-2002.

Alison Latham, (Ed.), The Oxford Companion to Music. Oxford University Press, 2003.

Compilation, Orion Blue Book, Guitars and Musical Instruments 1995. Hardcover US.

Compilation, Orion Blue Book, Guitars and Musical Instruments 1996. (ISSN 1046-3879); Hardcover US.  

Compilation, Orion Blue Book, Guitars and Musical Instruments 1997 (Annual), Hardcover US, Out of Print.

David Pickering, Cassell Companion to 20-Century Music. Cassell, London, 1994.

Stanley Sadie, (Ed.), The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. In Vols. New York, Grove/Macmillan, 1980 and previous editions.


Eric Clapton, Eric Clapton: The Autobiography. Century, 2007, 384pp.

David Cairns, Mozart and His Operas. Allen Lane, 2006, 290pp.

Jonathan Cott, (Ed.), Dylan on Dylan. Hodder and Stoughton, 2006, 447pp. (Words of Bob Dylan on Bob Dylan, or is that the words of Robert Allen Zimmerman on his showbiz persona, Bob Dylan?)

Adam Carse, The Orchestra from Beethoven to Berlioz. New York, Broude Bros., 1949.

Charles R. Cross, Room Full Of Mirrors. Sceptre, 2005, 384pp. (Biography of Jimi Hendrix)

Garth Cartwright, Princes Among Men: Journeys with Gypsy Musicians. Serpent's Tail, 2005, 320pp)

Gilbert Chase, America's Music. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1955.

Red Calender and Elaine Cohen, Unfinished Dream: The Musical World of Red Callender. Quartet Books, 1986, 239pp. (Life in the eyes of the veteran American bassist across 50 years in the music business)

Robert Crunden, Body and Soul: The Making of American Modernism - Art, Music and Letters in the Jazz Age, 1919-1926. Basic Books, 2004, 496pp.

Carolyn Cooper, Noises in the Blood: Orality, Gender and The "Vulgar" Body of Jamaican Popular Music. 1993.

Robert Cantwell, Ethnomimesis: Folklife and the Representation of Culture. 1993.

Steve Chapple and Reebee Garofalo, Rock 'n' Roll Is Here To Pay: The History and Politics of the Music Industry. 1977.

Iain Chambers, Popular Culture: The Metropolitan Experience. 1986.

Nik Cohn, Rock From the Beginning. 1969.

Stanley Cohen, Folk Devils and Moral Panics. 1980.

David Costello and David Foster Wallace, Signifying Rappers: Rap and Race in the Urban Present. 1990.

Brian Cross, It's Not About A Salary: Rap, Race and Resistance in Los Angeles. 1993.

Samuel Charters and Leonard Kunstadt, Jazz: A History of the New York Scene. 1984.

James Lincoln Collier, The Making of Jazz. 1978.

Stephen Calt, I'd Rather Be The Devil: Skip James and The Blues. 1994.

Eoin Cameron, The Sixties. Fremantle Arts Centre, 2004.

Paul Chevigny, Gigs: Jazz And The Cabaret Laws in New York City. 1991.

Lawrence Cohn, (Ed.), Nothing But The Blues. 1993.

Michael Channon, Musica Practica: Social Practices of Western Music from Gregorian Chant to Post Modernism. 1994.

John Corbett, Extended Play: Sounding Off - From John Cage to Dr. Funkenstein. 1994.

Robert Cantwell, Bluegrass Breakdown: The Making of the Old Southern Sound. 1984.

Patrick Carr, (Ed.), The Illustrated History of Country Music. 1980.

John Collins, West African Pop Roots. 1992.

Samuel Charters, The Roots of the Blues: An African Search. New York, Perigree, 1981.

John Miller Chernoff, African Rhythm and African Sensibility: Aesthetics and Social Action in African Musical Idioms. Chicago, The University of Chicago Press, 1979. (Also in an audio cassette version)

David B. Coplan, In the Time of the Cannibals: The Word Music of South Africa's Basotho Migrants. Johannesburg, Witwatersrand University Press, 1994.

John Miller Chernoff, African Rhythm and African Sensibility. 1978.

Alan Clayson, Hamburg: The Cradle of British Rock. Remaindered 2003.

Barbara Ching, Wrong's What I Do Best: Hard Country Music and Contemporary Culture. Oxford University Press, 2001, 186pp.

Lothar Cremer, John S. Allen. The Physics of the Violin. nd? (Hardcover, US$59.95)

H. F. Cohen, Quantifying Music: The Science of Music at the First Stage of the Scientific Revolution, 1580-1650. nd? (Hardcover, Out of Print)

Maria Callas: opera singer:
Anne Edwards, Callas: Her Life, Her Loves, Her Music. Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 2001, 342pp.

Robert Cantrell, Bluegrass Breakdown: The Making of the Old Southern Sound. Urbana and Chicago, IL, University of Illinois Press, 1984., 309pp.

George Carlin, The Big Book of Country Music, A Biographical Encyclopedia. New York, Penguin Books, 1995., 526pp.

Adam Carse, The Orchestra in the XVIII Century. Cambridge, 1940.

Adam Carse, The Orchestra from Beethoven to Berlioz. London, 1948.

Gary Cee, Classic Rock. MetroBooks, 1995.

Iain Chambers, Urban Rhythms: Pop Music and Popular Culture. St. Martin's Press, 1985.

Samuel B. Charters, The Bluesmen: The Story and the Music of the Men who made the Blues. New York, Oak Publications, London, Music Sales Limited, 1967., 223pp.

Robert Christgau, Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. New Haven, CT, and New York, Ticknor and Fields, 1981., 471pp.

Robert Christgau, Christgau's Record Guide: The '80s. New York, Pantheon Books, 1990., 514pp.

Al Cimino, Great Record Labels. Chartwell Books, 1992.

Donald Clark, (Ed.). The Penguin Encyclopedia of Popular Music. London, Viking, 1989., 1378pp.

Donald Clarke, The Rise and Fall of Popular Music: A Narrative History from the Renaissance to Rock n' Roll. St. Martin's Press, 1995. (From medieval Europe through the Twentieth Century)

Mike Clifford, (Consultant), The Harmony Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock. (6th ed.). New York, Harmony Books, 1988., 208pp.

Mike Clifford, (Consultant), The Harmony Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock. (7th ed.). New York, Harmony Books, 1992., 208pp.

Mike Clifford, (Ed.), The Harmony Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock. New York, Harmony Books, 1998-1992.

Ernest Closson, History of the Piano. (Trans by Delano Ames, edited and revised by Robin Golding), London, Paul Elek Books, 1974. (Orig, 1944 and 1947)

Kurt Cobain, Journals. Viking, 2002.
See also, Charles R. Cross, Heavier than Heaven. 2001. (Biography of Kurt Cobain).

Nik Cohn, Awopbopaloobop Alopbamboom: Pop from the Beginning. London, Granada/Paladin, 1969/1970.

Lee B. Cooper, Popular Music Perspectives: Ideas, Themes and Patterns in Contemporary Lyrics. Bowling Green State University Popular Press, 1991.

Lee B. Cooper, Rock music in American popular culture: rock 'n' roll resources. Haworth Press, 1995.

Julian Cope, Krautorocksampler. KAK, 1995.

Donald L. Corbett, Teaching Wind and Percussion Instruments: A Choral Course of Study. Teachers Edition, nd? Paperback US.

Michael G. Corenthal, (Ed.), The Illustrated History of Wisconsin Music: 1840-1990 - 150 Years of Melodies and Memories. Milwaukee, MGC Publications, 1991., 460pp.

Robert Cornfield with Marshall Fallwell, Jr., Just Country: Country People, Stories, Music. New York, etc: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1976., 176pp.

Nicki Corvette, Rock 'n' roll Heaven. Boulevard Books, 1997.

Lee Cotton, Shake, Rattle and Roll: The Golden Age of American Rock 'n Roll, Vol. 1, 1952-1955. Ann Arbor, MI, Pierian Press, 1989., 355pp.

Gordon Cox, A History Music Education in England . Scolar Press, 1993.

Toby Cresswell, Love Is In The Air. October 2003. (History of Australian pop music)

Barry Crocker, The Adventures of Barry Crocker. Macmillan, 2003, 412pp. (Tales from a noted Australian entertainer still alive and kicking)

Charles R. Cross, Heavier than Heaven: The Biography of Kurt Cobain. Hodder Headline, 2001, 381pp.

Chris Cutler, File Under Popular: Theoretical and Critical Writings on Music. Autonomedia, 1993.

C. A. Culver, Musical Acoustics. Philadelphia, 1947.


Music, Trevor Dann, Darker Than The Deepest Sea: The Search for Nick Drake. nd? (Biography of an English pop singer who died aged 26)

Peter Doggett, There's a Riot Going On: Revolutionaries, Rock Stars and the Rise and Fall of '60s Counter-Culture. (Details mislaid) nd?

Alfred Dodge, Pianos and Their Makers. New York, Dover, 1972.

Bob Dylan, Chronicles: Volume One. Simon and Schuster, 2004, 293pp. (Autobiography. Dylan writes: “As for me, what I did to break away was to take simple folk changes and put new imagery and attitude to them, use catchphrases and metaphor combined with a new set of ordinances that evolved into something different that had not been heard before.” With special reference, as it happened, to the songs of Robert Johnson, poetry of Rimbaud and Brecht's Threepenny Opera.)

Jim Dawson, The Twist. 1995.

Jim Dawson and Steve Propes, What Was The First Rock 'n' Roll Record? 1992.

Anthony DeCurtis, (Ed.), Rock and Roll Culture. 1992.

Anthony DeCurtis, James Henke, with Holly George-Warren, The Rolling Stone Illustrated History of Rock and Roll. 1992.

R. Serge Denisoff and William D. Romanowski, Risky Business: Rock in Film. 1991.

Stephen Davis and Peter Simon, Reggae Bloodlines: In Search of the Music and Culture of Jamaica. 1979.

R. Deneslow, When The Music's Over: The Story of Politic Pop. 1990.

Yaya Diallo and Mitchell Hall, The Healing Drum: African Wisdom Teachings. Vermont USA, Destiny Books, 1989.

William Dale, Tschudi the Harpsichord Maker. London, 1913.

Frederick Dannen, Hit Men. Vintage Books, 1991. (A history of rock's power brokers)

Thurston Dart, The Interpretation of Music. London, 1954.

Henry Herbert Dawson, Smokey Dawson: A Life. Sydney, Allen and Unwin, 1985. (Autobiography)

Anthony Decurtis, Present Tense Rock and Roll and Culture. Duke University Press, nd?

Anthony DeCurtis, James Henke with Holly George-Warren, The Rolling Stone Album Guide. New York, Random House, 1992., 838pp.

Fred Deller, The Harmony Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Music. New York, Harmony Books, 1977., 256pp.

Fred Deller, The Harmony Illustrated Encyclopedia of Country Music. New York, Harmony Books, 1986., 208pp.

Jim DeRogatis, Kaleidoscope Eyes - Psychedelic Rock From the `60s to the `90s. Citadel Press, 1996.

Pamela Des Barres, Rock Bottom: Dark Moments in Music Babylon. St. Martin's Press, 1996.

Adam Dolgins, Rock Names: How Rock Bands Got Their Names. Carol Publishing Group, nd?

Bob Donaghey, Bluegrass Yearbook: Your Favorite Bluegrass Festival Performers. Pelham, NC, Nectar Publications, 1999., 159pp. (Included is Bluegrass Yearbook Sampler, 17-track CD, no catalog)

R. Donington, The Instruments of Music. London, 1949.

Paul Du Noyer, Virgin Story of Rock 'n' Roll. Virgin, nd?

Jancee Dunn, But Enough About Me: From Eighties Geek to Rock 'N' Roll Chic. Headline, 2006, 320pp.

Slim Dusty and Joy McKean, Slim Dusty: Another Day, Another Town. Macmillan, 1997.

Slim Dusty with John Lapsley, Walk a Country Mile . Sydney, Rigby, 1979.

Dvorak, composer - Michael B. Beckerman, New Worlds of Dvorak. Wiley, 2003, 272pp.

Boy Dylan, singer-songwriter -

Bob Dylan: musician:

Daniel Kramer, Bob Dylan. New York, Pocket Books/Simon and Schuster, 1967/1968.

Michael Gray, Song and Dance Man: The Art of Bob Dylan. Abacus, 1972.


John M. Eargle, Music, Sound, and Technology. nd? (Hardcover)

John M. Eargle, Music, Sound, and Technology. nd? Hardcover; Out of Print

Gerald Early, One Nation Under a Groove: Motown and American culture. Ecco Press, 1995.

Phillip K. Eberly, Music in the Air: America's Changing Tastes in Popular Music. Hastings House, 1982.

Chuck Eddy, The Accidental Evolution of Rock 'n' Roll: a misguided tour through popular music. Da Capo Press, 1997.

Alfred Einstein, Mozart: His Character, His Work. Trans. By A. Mendel and N. Broder. New York, Oxford University Press, 1945.

Alfred Einstein, Music in the Romantic Era. New York, Norton, 1947.

Marc Eliot, To The Limit. Di Capo Press, 2005, 394pp. (On Californian band, The Eagles)

Curtis W. Ellison, Country Music Culture: From Hard Times to Heaven. 1995.

Carl Engel, The Music of The Most Ancient Nations. London, 1929.

Phil Ennis, Seventh Stream: Emergence of Rock 'n' Roll in American Popular Music. 1993.

Brian Epstein, A Cellarful Of Noise. (Biography, nd?)

Colin Escott with Martin Hawkins, Good Rockin' Tonight: Sun Records and the Birth of Rock 'n' Roll. 1990.

Lewis Erenberg, Steppin' Out: New York Nightlife and the Transformation of American Culture. 1981.

Baron Rodolphe Erlanger, La Musique Arabe. Paris, 1930.

Veit Erlmann, African Stars, Studies in Black South African Performance. 1991.

David Ewen, The Complete Book of Classical Music. Englewood Cliffs, N.J, Prentice-Hall, i965.

David Ewen, The World of Twentieth-Century Music. Englewood Cliffs, N.J., Prentice-Hall, 1968.

Adolf Erman, Life in Ancient Egypt. New York, 1971.

Cyril Ehrlich, The Piano: a history. nd?

Robert Ellis, The Pictorial Album of Rock. Crescent Books, 1981.

Phillip H. Ennis, The Seventh Stream: The Emergence of Rock 'n' Roll in American Popular Music. University Press of New England, 1992. (Earlier years of rock 'n' roll)

Michael Erlewine, (Ed.), with Scott Bultman, All Music Guide. (1st edn.), San Francisco, Miller Freeman Inc., 1992,. 1176pp.

Michael Erlewine, (Ed.), with Chris Woodstra, All Music Guide. (2nd ed.), San Francisco, Miller Freeman Books, 1994., 1176pp.

Michael Erlewine, (Ed.), with Vladimir Bogdanov, Chris Woodstra and Stephen Thomas Erlewine, All Music Guide. (3rd edn.). San Francisco, Miller Freeman Books, 1997., 1500pp.

Michael Erlewine, (Ed.) with Vladimir Bogdanov, Chris Woodstra and Cub Koda, All Music Guide to the Blues. (1st edn.). San Francisco, Miller Freeman Books, 1996., 424pp.

Michael Erlewine, (Ed.) with Vladimir Bogdanov, Chris Woodstra and Cub Koda, All Music Guide to the Blues. (2nd edn.). San Francisco, Miller Freeman Books, 1999., 700pp.

Michael Erlewine with Vladimir Bogdanov, Chris Woodstra and Stephen Thomas Erlewine, (Ed.), All Music Guide to Country. (1st edn.). San Francisco, Miller Freeman Books, 1997., 617pp.

Michael Erlewine with Vladimir Bogdanov, Chris Woodstra, Stephen Thomas Erlewine and Scott Yanow, (Ed.), All Music Guide to Jazz. (3rd edn.). San Francisco, Miller Freeman Books, 1998., 1384pp.

Michael Erlewine with Vladimir Bogdanov, Chris Woodstra, Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Richie Unterberger and William Ruhlmann, (Ed.), All Music Guide to Rock. (1st edn.). San Francisco, Miller Freeman Books, 1995., 974pp.

Michael Erlewine, with Vladimir Bogdanov, Chris Woodstra, Stephen Thomas Erlewine and Richie Unterberger, (Ed.), All Music Guide to Rock. (2nd edn.). San Francisco, Miller Freeman Books, 1997., 1234pp.

Judie Eremo, (Ed.), Country Musicians" (from the pages of Guitar Player, Keyboard and Frets magazines). Cupertino, CA, A GPI Book, New York, Grove Press, 1987., 151pp.

Judie Eremo, (Ed.), New Age Musicians. (From the pages of Guitar Player, Keyboard and Frets magazines). Milwaukee, Hal Leonard Publishing Corp., Cupertino, CA, GPI Publications, 1989., 112pp.

Ahmet Ertegun et al, What'd I Say: The Atlantic Story. . Orion Books, 2001, 565pp.

Colin Escott, All Roots Lead To Rock Legends Of Rock. Macmillan, nd?

Colin Escott, Good Rockin' Tonight: Sun Records and The Birth of Rock 'n' Roll. St. Martin's Press, 1991.

David Evans, Big River Blues: Tradition and Creativity in the Folk Blues. 1982.

David Ewen, (Ed.), The Complete Book of Classical Music. London, Robert Hale, 1965-1989 editions. (Biographies and critical evaluations)

Graeme Ewens, Africa O-Ye!: A Celebration of African Music. Enfield, Guinness, 1991.


John Fahey, Charley Patton. London, Studio Vista, 1970., 112pp.

Warren Fahey, Digger's Songs: Songs of the Australians in Eleven Wars. Loftus, Australia, Australian Military History Publications, 1996.

Warren Fahey, Australian Folk Songs and Bush Ballads. ABC Books, 2010, 270pp.

Jory Farr, Moguls and Madmen: The Pursuit of Power in Popular Music. Simon and Schuster, 1994.

Franz Farga, Violins and Violinists. New York, Macmillan, 1950.

H. G. Farmer, The Sources of Arabian Music. Leiden, 1965.

H. G. Farmer, Historical Facts for the Arabian Music Influence. New York, 1971.

Antony Farrell, My Generation: Rock 'n' Roll Remembered: An Imperfect History. Lilliput Press, 1996.

Leonard Feather, The Encyclopedia of Jazz. New York, Horizon Press, 1955., 360pp.

Leonard Feather, The New Edition of the Encyclopedia of Jazz. New York, Horizon Press, 1960., 527pp.

Leonard Feather, The Encyclopedia of Jazz in the Sixties. New York, Horizon Press, 1966., 312pp.

Leonard Feather and Ira Gitler. The Encyclopedia of Jazz in the Seventies, New York, Horizon Press, 1976., 393pp.

François Joseph Fétis, Biographie Universelle des Musiciens et Bibliographie Générale de la Musique. (Universal biography of Musicians). Bruxelles, 1837.

William Fleming, Art, Music, and Ideas. New York, Holkt, Rhinehart and Winston, 1975.

Neville H. Fletcher and Thomas D. Rossing, The Physics of Musical Instruments (Springer Study Edition). nd? Paperback Out of Print

Neville H. Fletcher and Thomas D. Rossing, The Physics of Musical Instruments. nd? (Hardcover)

Samuel A. Floyd, Jr., The Power of Black Music. New York, Oxford University Press, 1995.

Andrew Ford, In Defence of Classical Music. ABC Books, 2005, 190pp.

Cecil Forsyth, Orchestration. London: Macmillan, 1929.

Peter Fryer, The Appropriation of African music. In Race & Class, Vol. 39, No. 3, 1998.

Simon Frith and Andrew Goodwin, (Eds.), On Record: Rock, Pop, and the Written Word. 1990.

Simon Frith, (Ed.), Facing the Music. 1990.

Simon Frith, Music For Pleasure: Essays in the Sociology of Pop. 1990.

Simon Frith, Sound Effects: Youth, Leisure and the Politics of Rock and Roll. 1981.

Patricia Fitzgerald, Jabberrock!: The ultimate book of rock 'n' roll quotations. H. Holt, 1997.

Ben Fong-Torres, (Ed.), The Rolling Stone Rock 'n' Roll Reader. New York, Bantam, 1974.

C. Forsyth, Orchestration. London, 1914 etc.

Steven and Alan Freeman, The Crack in the Cosmic Egg. Encyclopedia of Krautrock, Kosmische Musik and Other Progressive, Experimental and Electronic Musics from Germany. Audion, 1997.

Paul Friedlander, Rock and Roll: A Social History. Westview Press, 1996.

Simon Frith, The Sociology of Rock. Constable, 1978.

Simon Frith, Sound Effects: Youth, Leisure and the Politics of Rock. Pantheon Books, 1982.

Simon Frith, Art into Pop. 1988.

Simon Frith, Music for Pleasure: Essays in the Sociology of Pop. 1988.

Simon Frith, On Record: Rock, Pop, and the Written Word. 1990.

Simon Frith, Performing Rites: On the Value of Popular Music. Harvard University Press, 1998.

Simon Frith, Rock and Popular Music: Politics, Policies, Institutions (Culture: Policies and Politics). Routledge, 1993.

Phillip Furia, The Poets of Tin Pan Alley: A History of America's Greatest Lyricists. 1988.

Jill Furmanovsky, The Moment: 25 Years of Rock Photography. Paper Tiger, 1995.


John Gribbin, Not Fade Away. Icon Books, 2009, 208pp. (Life of the influential pop star stylist who died aged 22, Buddy Holly.

Ray Grieve, A Band In A Waistcoat Pocket: The Story of the Harmonica in Australia. Sydney, Currency Press, 1995.Glenn Goldsmith, with Steve Wright. Hard Road. Random House, 2004, 264pp. (On the lead singer of famed Australian band, The Easybeats)

Geoffrey Giuliano, The Beatles: A Celebration. London, Sidgwick and Jackson, 1986.

Sir George Grove, and Eric Blom. Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians. Fifth Edition. New York: St Martin's Press, 1954.

Phyl Garland, The Sound of Soul. 1969.

Hugh Gregory, Soul Music A-Z. 1991.

Andrew Goodwin, Dancing in the Distraction Factory: Music Television and Popular Culture. 1992.

Peter Guralnick, Sweet Soul Music: R&B and the Southern Dream of Freedom. 1986.

Claudia Gorbman, Unheard Music: Narrative Film Music. 1987.

Larry Grossberg, We Gotta Get Out Of This Place: Popular Conservatism and Postmodern Culture. 1992.

Robert Gordon, Jazz West Coast. 1986.

Krin Grabbard, (Ed.), Jazz Among The Discourses. 1995.

Krin Grabbard, (Ed.), Representing Jazz. 1995.

Douglas Green, Country Roots: The Origins of Country Music. 1976.

John Grissim, Country Music: White Man's Blues. 1970.

Moustafa Gadalla, Egyptian Cosmology: The Animated Universe. USA, 2001.

Moustafa Gadalla, Egyptian Harmony: The Visual Music. USA, 2000.

Moustafa Gadalla, Historical Deception: The Untold Story of Ancient Egypt. Second Edition. USA, 1999.

Isaac Goldberg, Tin Pan Alley. 1961.

Ronnie Graham, Da Capo Guide to Contemporary African Music. 1988.

Joscelyn Godwin, Harmonies of Heaven and Earth. Rochester, Vermont, USA. 1987.

Ronald J. Gretz, Music Language and Fundamentals. USA, 1994.

Gillian G. Gaar, She's A Rebel: The History of Women in Rock and Roll. 1992.

Beth and Paul Garon, Woman With Guitar: Memphis Minnie's Blues. 1992.

Stephen Grimo, Percussion Section Techniques. nd? Paperback

Thomas Giwe, Percussion Solo Literature. nd? Paperback

John Gillespie, Five Centuries of Keyboard Music: an historical survey of music for harpsichord and piano. nd?

Stewart Gordon, A history of keyboard literature: music for the piano and its forerunners. nd?

Gillian G. Gaar, She's a Rebel: The History of Women in Rock and Roll. Seattle, WA, Seal Press, 1992., 467pp.

Max Gallo, The Poster in History. Norton, 2001.

Francis Galpin, Old English Instruments of Music. London, 1910, 1921, 1932.

F. W. Galpin, Text Book of European Musical Instruments. London, 1937.

Galpin Society, British Musical Instruments. (Arts Council Exhibition, August, 1951). London, 1951.

Paul Gambaccini, Tim Rice and Jonathan Rice. Guinness British Hit Singles (11-14-52 to 12-29-90). 8th edn. Enfield, Middlesex, London, Guinness Publishing, 1991., 406pp.

Peter Gammond, The Oxford Companion to Popular Music. Oxford, England and New York, Oxford University Press, 1991. 739pp.

K. Geiringer, Musical Instruments. London, 1943.

Gary Giddins, Bing Crosby: A Pocketful of Dreams, The Early Years 1903-1940. Little Brown, 2001, 736pp.

Charlie Gillett, The Sound of the City: The Rise of Rock and Roll. E.P. Dutton, 1970, Da Capo Press, 1996. (Truly a classic – Ed)

Charlie Gillett, The Sound of the City. London, Sphere, 1973. (A classic on history of rock 'n' roll)

Charlie Gillett, Making Tracks: Atlantic Records and the Growth of a Multi-Billion Dollar Industry. 1974.

Steve Gillette, Songwriting and the Creative Process: Suggestions and starting points for songwriters. Bethlehem, PA, Sing Out! Publications, 1995., 228pp.

Mikal Gilmore, Night Beat. Bantam, nd?

Mick Gold, Rock on the Road. Futura Publications, 1976. (Photos)

Albert Goldman, Sound Bites. Turtle Bay Books, 1992.

Howard Goodall, Big Bangs: The Story of Five Discoveries that Changed Musical History. Vintage, 2001. 238pp.

Hugh Gough, The Classical Grand Pianoforte. Proceedings of the R. M. A. Vol. LXXVII, 1951.

Howard Grafman and B.T. Manning. Folk Music USA. (Art editor, Robert Amft), New York, The Citadel Press, 1962., 144pp. (Articles include: The American Folk Music Revival by Pete Seeger and The Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago by Win Stracke, a picture and one or two sentences about 58 artists/groups, and discographies)

Bill Graham and Robert Greenfield, Bill Graham Presents: Doubleday, 1992.

Ronnie Graham, The Da Capo Guide to Contemporary African Music. New York, Da Capo Press, 1988., 315pp.

R. G. Grant, The 1960s . Mallard Press, 1990. (Photos)

Michael Gray, Song and Dance Man: The Art of Bob Dylan. Abacus, 1972.

Paul J. Green and Nancy F. Vogan, Music Education in Canada: A Historical Account. Toronto, University of Toronto Press, 1991.

Hugh Gregory, Century Of Pop: Hundred Years Of Music. Independent publishers?

Hugh Gregory, Soul Music A-Z. London, A Blandford Book, 1991., 266pp.

Hugh Gregory, Who's Who in Country Music. London, England, Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1993., 262pp.

Marcus Greil. Ranters and Crowd Pleasers: Punk in Pop Music, 1977-1992. Anchor Books, 1994, Doubleday, 1993.

Anthony J. Gribin, Doo-wop: The forgotten third of rock 'n' roll. Krause Publications, 1992.

Loyd Grossman, A Social History of Rock: From the Greasers to Glitter Rock. 1976.

Paul Grushkin, The Art of Rock. Artabras, 1987.

Guitar Player Magazine (collected interviews from), Blues Guitarists. Saratoga, CA, Guitar Player Productions, 1975., 72pp.

Guchtenaere, Le Piano. Ghent, 1924.

Peter Guralnick, Lost Highway: Journeys and Arrivals of American Musicians. Harper and Row, 1989.

Peter Guralnick, Lost Highway: Journeys and Arrivals of American Musicians. 1979.

Peter Guralnick, The Listeners' Guide to the Blues. New York, Facts on File, Inc., 1982., 137pp.

Peter Guralnick, Feel Like Going Home: Portraits in blues and rock 'n' roll. Perennial Library, 1989.

Peter Guralnick, Feel Like Going Home: Portraits in Blues and Rock 'n' Roll. 1971.

Jimmy Guterman, The Best Rock-and-Roll Records of All Time: A Fan's Guide to the Stuff You Love. New York, A Citadel Press Book, 1992., 205pp.


John Harris, Hail! Hail! Rock 'n' Roll. Sphere Books, 2010, 208pp.

Barney Hoskyns, Lowside of the Road: A Life of Tom Waits. Bloomsbury, 2009, 609pp.

Oliver Hilmes, Cosima Wagner: The Lady of Bayreuth. Yale University Press, 2010, 366pp.

Robert Haas, Bach and Mozart in Wien. Vienna, 1951.

David Hajdu, Positively 4th Street: The Lives and Times of Joan Baez, Bob Dylan, Mimi Baez Farina and Richard Farina. Bloomsbury, 2001, 328pp.

Suzanne Haïk-Vantoura, The Music of the Bible Revealed. Tr. by Dennis Weber/Ed. by John Wheeler. Berkeley, CA, 1991.

Donald E. Hall, Musical Acoustics. nd? (Hardcover)

Charles Hamm, Yesterdays: Popular Song in America. Norton, 1979.

Charles Hamm, Putting Popular Music In Its Place. 1995.

Jeff Hannusch, I Hear You Knockin': The Sound of New Orleans Rhythm And Blues. 1985.

Michael Haralambos, Right On: From Blues to Soul in Black America. 1974.

Rosamond Harding, The Piano-forte: its history traced to the Great Exhibition of 1851. Cambridge, 1933.

Craig Harris, The New Folk Music. Crown Point, IN, White Cliffs Media Co., 1991., 150pp.

Michael Harris, The Rise of Gospel Blues: The Music of Thomas Andrew Dorsey in the Urban Church. 1992.

David Harrison, The World of Blues. Foreword by B.B. King. Secaucus, NJ, Chartwell Books, Inc., 1993., 144pp.

Daphne Duval Harrison, Black Pearls: Blues Queens of the 1920s. 1990.

George Harrison, I: Me: Mine. London, WH Allen/Ganga Publishing, 1980. (Reissued in 2002 after Harrison's death)

Chris Heath, Feel: Robbie Willams. Ebury Press, 2004, 438pp.

Michael Heatley, The Immortal John Lennon, 1940-1980. London, Viscount, 1992.

Michael Heatley, (Ed.), The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Rock. Carlton Books, 1994.

Dick Hebdige, Subculture: The Meaning of Style. Methuen and Co., 1979.

Dick Hebdige, Cut 'n' Mix: Culture, Identity and Caribbean Music. 1987/1990.

Charlie Heffner, The Meaning of Music. Null, 2002.

Tony Heilbut, The Gospel Sound. 1975.

Brock Helander, The Rock Who's Who. New York, Schirmer Books, 1982., 686pp.

Paul Hemphill, The Nashville Sound: Bright Lights and Country Music. 1970.

Paul Hemphill, Lovesick Blues: The Life of Hank Williams. Secker and Warburg, 2005, 207pp.

James Henke and Ron Meer, The Rock Pack. Universe Publishing, 1998.

James Henke, I Want To Take You Higher: the psychedelic era, 1965-1969. Chronicle Books, nd?

Nat Hentoff and Nat Shapiro, Hear Me Talkin' To Ya. 1962.

Clinton Heylin, Bootleg: The Secret History of the Other Recording Industry. St. Martin's Press, 1995.

Don J. Hibbard, and Carol Kalejaloha, The Role of Rock. Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1983.

Lee Hildebrand, Stars of Soul and Rhythm and Blues. New York, Billboard Books, an imprint of Watson-Guptill Publications, 1994., 276pp.

Thomas Hill, The Guitar: An Introduction to the Instrument. New York, A Keynote Book - Franklin Watts, Inc., 1973., 117pp.

Hans Hickmann, Musikgeschichte in Bildern: Ägypten. Leipzig, Germany, 1961.

Hans Hickmann, Orientalische Musik. Leiden, 1970.

Gerri Hirshey, Nowhere to Run: The story of Soul Music. Da Capo Press, 1994.

Andre Hodeir, Jazz: Its Evolution and Essence. 1956.

Andre Hodeir, Toward Jazz. 1966.

Sherman Hong, Percussion Section: Developing the Corps Style. nd? Paperback

Phil Hood, (Ed.), Artists of American Folk Music. New York, Quill / A "Guitar Player" and "Frets" Book, William Morrow, 1986., 160pp. Includes biographies, some interviews, and "selected" discographies of the following: (#) = the number of titles in each discography: label, title and record number (presumably all LPs). Maybelle Carter and The Carter Family (15) Joan Baez (17) Gordon Lightfoot (19) Jean Ritchie (16) Elizabeth Cotten (3) Lomax Family (0) Earl Scruggs (17) Bob Dylan (29) Roger McGuinn (9) Mike Seeger (10) Stefan Grossman (17) Bill Monroe (32) Peggy Seeger (12) David Grisman (11) New Lost City Ramblers (18) Pete Seeger (42) Arlo Guthrie (11) Odetta (7) Happy Traum (11) Woody Guthrie (7) Tom Paley (12) Dave Van Ronk (17) Richie Havens (6) Tom Paxton (11) Doc Watson (23) John Herald (12) Peter, Paul and Mary (7) Bob Yellin (6) Kingston Trio (7) Malvina Reynolds (5) and "New Acoustic Music", with albums listed for the following: Darol Anger (2) Richard Greene (2) Peter Rowan (2) Russ Barenberg (2) David Grisman (5) Andy Statman (2) Jethro Burns (3) Bill Keith (2) Trapezoid (2) Vassar Clements (3) Mike Marshall (1) Tony Trischka (3) Cloud Valley (1) Bill Monroe (2) Fred Wakefield (2) Jerry Douglas (4) Mark O'Connor (3) Tim Ware (2) Bela Fleck (2) Tony Rice (2) Rob Wasserman (2) Matt Glaser and Kenny Kosek (2) Stephane Grappelli

Jerry Hopkins, Yoko Ono. London, Sidgwick and Jackson, 1987.

Dorothy Horstman, Sing Your Heart Out, Country Boy. 1975, 1986, 1995.

Barney Hoskyns, Say It One Time For The Broken Hearted: The Country Side of Southern Soul. 1987.

John T. Howard, and George K. Bellows. Music in America. New York, Crowell, 1967.

Frank Hubbard, Three Centuries of Harpsichord Making. Harvard, 1967.

Clark Humphries, Loser: Seattle Rock Music History. nd?

Patrick Humphries, Elvis: The #1 Hits. Remaindered 2003. (From 1956 to A Little Less Conversation in 2002)

Ben Hunter, The Midnight Special, 1972-1981:late night's original rock and roll show. VHI Books , Pocket Books, Melcher Media, 1997.

Carleen Maley Hutchins and Virginia Benade, Research Papers in Violin Acoustics, 1973-1995. nd? (Hardcover)

Carleen Maley Hutchins and Virginia Benade, Research Papers in Violin Acoustics, 1973-1995. nd? (Hardcover, US$155)

Martin Huxley, Psychedelia - The Long Strange Trip. Friedman / Fairfax Publishers, 1995.


More to come


Adrian Johns, Piracy: The Intellectual Property Wars from Gutenberg to Gates. University of Chicago, 2010, 640pp.

Alex James, A Bit of a Blur. Little, Brown, 2007, 274pp. (Biography of a member of British band Blur)

George Jacobs and William Stadiem, Mr S: The Last Word on Frank Sinatra. Pan Macmillan, 2003, 260pp.

Mick Jagger, rock singer - Christopher Sandford, Mick Jagger: Primitive Cool. London, Victor Gollancz, 1993/1994.

Mick Jagger: The Rolling Stones, etc: musicians:
Christopher Sandford, Mick Jagger: Primitive Cool. Saint Martin's Press, nd?
David Seay, Mick Jagger, The Story Behind The Rolling Stones. Carol Publishing Group, nd?
James Phelge, Phelge's Stones: The Untold History from Edith Grove and Beyond. BA Books, nd?
Terry Rawlings, Rock on Wood. (Authorized biography of Ron Wood) nd?
Nico Zentgraf, The Complete Works Vol. 1 (1962 - 1975). (The Rolling Stones) Stoneware Publishing, nd?
Bob Gruen, Crossfire Hurricane. Genesis Publications, nd?
Stanley Both, Dance With the Devil: The Rolling Stones and Their Times. Random House, nd?
Terry Southern and Michael Cooper, The Early Stones: Legendary Photographs of a Band in the Making 1963-1973. Hyperion, nd?
Terry Rawlings, Keith Badham and Andrew Neill, Good Times Bad Times. Complete Music Publications Limited, nd?
Laura Jackson , Heart of Stone: The Unauthorized Life of Mick Jagger. Smith Gryphon Ltd, nd?
James Karnbach and Carol Bernson, It's Only Rock And Roll: The Ultimate Guide to the Rolling Stones. Facts On File. nd?
Christopher Anderson, Jagger, Unauthorized Harbra. nd?
Mick St Michael, Keith Richards: In His Own Words. Omnibus Press, nd?.
Barbara Charone, Keith Richards: Life As A Rolling Stone. nd? Publisher?
Stanley Booth and Bob Gruen, Keith: Standing in the Shadows. St. Martin's Press, nd?.
Victor Bockris, Keith Richards: The Biography. Da Capo Pr, nd?
Bill Wyman, Bill Wyman's Blues Odyssey: A Journey to Music's Heart and Soul. Penguin, 2001.

J. James, Music of the Spheres: Music, Science and the Natural Order of the Universe. Copernicus Books, 1995.

Philip James, Early Keyboard Instruments. London, 1930/1960.

Sir James Jeans, Science and Music. New edn. Cambridge, 1961.

Elton John: musician:
Philip Norman, Sir Elton, The Definitive Biography of Elton John. Macmillan, 2000.

Bruce Johnson, The Inaudible Music: Jazz, Gender and Australian Modernity. Currency Press, 2000.

Ian H. Johnston, Measured Tones: The Interplay of Physics and Music. nd?

Nick Johnstone, Melody Maker History of 20th Century Popular Music. Bloomsbury, 2000.

Leroi Jones, (Amiri Baraka), Blues People: Negro Music in White America. 1963.

Leroi Jones, (Amiri Baraka), Black Music. 1967.

Leroi Jones, Blues People. William Morrow, 1967.

Simon Jones, Black Culture, White Youth: The Reggae Tradition From JA To UK. 1988.

Steve Jones, Rock Formation: Music, Technology and Mass Communication. 1992.

Ghislaine Juramie, Histoire du piano. Paris, 1948.


Ashley Kahn, Kind of Blue: The Making of the Miles Davis Masterpiece. Da Capo Press, 2002, 222pp.

Kathryn Kalinak, Settling The Score: Music and the Classic Hollywood Film. 1992.

Evan Kanarakis, Sex, Drugs and Mum in the Front Row. Allen and Unwin, 2004. (Collection of amazing rock 'n' roll band stories)

E. Ann Kaplan, Rockin' Around The Clock. 1987.

James A. Keene, A History of Music Education in the United States. Hannover and London, University Press of New England, 1987. (Out of Print)

Charles Keil, Urban Blues. University of Chicago Press, 1966.

Michael C. Keith, Voices In The Purple Haze: Underground Radio and the Sixties. Praeger, 1997.

Arthur Kempton, Boogaloo. Pantheon, 2003.

Alan Kendall, The Chronicle of Classical Music. London, Thames and Hudson Ltd., 1994.
See also, Michael Raeburn and Alan Kendall, The Heritage of Music, Vols. 1-3. New York, Oxford University Press, 1989.

Michael Kennedy, The Master Musicians: Richard Strauss. Remaindered 2003.

Johannes Kepler, The Harmony of the World. Tr. by E. J. Aiton. USA, 1997.

Robin Kerrod, Sounds and Music. nd? (Hardcover; Out of Print)

Daniel Kingman, American Music. Schirmer, 1979.

Paul Kingsbury and Alan Axelrod, (Eds.), Country: The Music and the Musicians: Pickers, Slickers, Cheatin' Hearts, and Superstars. 1988, 1993.

G. Kinsky, History of Music in Pictures. Leipzig, 1929. Eng. translation, 1930.

Bill Kirchner, The Oxford Companion to Jazz. Oxford University Press, 2000-2001, 852pp.

Marilyn Kochman, (Ed.), The Big Book of Bluegrass: The Artists, The History, The Music. New York, William Morrow and Co. Inc. / A Frets Book, 1984., 278pp.

Marilyn Kochman, (Ed.), The Big Book of Bluegrass. New York, Quill / A Frets Book, 1984., 278pp.

Richard Koszarski, An Evening's Entertainment: The Age of the Silent Feature Picture, 1915-1928. Volume 3 of History of American Cinema. Charles Scribner and Sons, 1991 (hardcover); University of California Press, 1994 (paperback).

Lawrence Kramer, Why Classical Music Still Matters. University of California Press, 2007, 242pp.

Debbie Kruger, Songwriter Speak. Australia, Limelight Press, 2005. (Interviews with noted songwriters)

On Stanley Kubrick, film director: Frederic Raphael, Eyes Wide Open: A Memoir of Stanley Kubrick. nd?
Christiane Kubrick, (widow), Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures. 2002 staff32.gif - 1463 Bytes

Peter Kurth, Isadora: A Sensational Life. Abacus, 2003, 752pp. (Life of dancer Isadora Duncan)

Peter Kurth, Isadora: The Sensational Life of Isadora Duncan. Little, Brown, 2002, 355pp.

Helen Q. Kwnick, Where is the Way: Song and Struggle in South Africa. New York, Penguin Books, 1990,. 378pp.


Dave Laing, One Chord Wonders: Power and Meaning in Punk Rock. 1985.

Elliott Landy, Woodstock 1969: The First Festival. Squarebooks, nd?

E. W. Lane, The Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians. London, 1836.

Paul Henry Lang, Music in Western Civilization. New York, Norton, 1941.

Joseph Lanza, Elevator music:a surreal history of Muzak, easy-listening, and other moodsong. Picador USA, 1995.

J. Lanza, Elevator music: a surreal history of muzak, easy-listening, and other moodsong. Quartet Books, 1994.

Sharon Lawrence, Jimi Hendrix. Sidgwick and Jackson, 2005, 351pp.

Christopher Lawrence, Swooning: A Classical Music Guide to Life, Love, Lust and Other Follies. Knopf, 2001. ("Strange facts and delightful digressions")

Barry Lazell, (Ed.), with Dafydd Rees and Luke Crampton. Rock Movers & Shakers. New York, Billboard Publications, Inc., 1989, 560pp.

Mike Leadbitter, (Ed.), Nothing But The Blues. 1971.

Norman Lebrecht, Why Mahler? How One Man and Ten Symphonies Changed the World. Faber and Faber, 2010, 320pp.

Norman Lebrecht, The Maestro Myth: Great Conductors in Pursuit of Power. (Remaindered 2003. (Something of an expose and a debunker)

Gene Lees, Leader of the Band: The Life of Woody Herman. Remaindered 2003.

Eric Lefcowitz, The Rhino history of rock 'n' roll.. Pocket Books, 1997.

Jeffrey M. Lemlich, Savage Lost: Florida Garage Bands: The '60s and Beyond. Plantation, FL, Distinctive Publishing Corp., 1992., 416pp.

Cynthia Lennon, A Twist of Lennon: Her first hand story of that incredible phenomenon - The Beatles. London, W. H. Allen/Star, 1978.

Siegmund Levarie, Tone : A Study in Musical Acoustics. nd? (Paperback)

Flora R. Levin, The Manual of Harmonics of Nicomachus. Tr. and commentary by Levin, Flora R. Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA, 1994.

Peter J. Levinson, Trumpet Blues: The Life of Harry James. nd? Remaindered, 2003. (Based on almost 20 interviews)

Ernst Levy and Siegmund LeVarie. Music Morphology : A discourse and dictionary. Kent, Ohio, USA, 1983.

Ernst Levy, A Theory of Harmony. Albany, New York, USA, 1985.

Ernest Levy and Siegmund LeVarie. Tone: A Study in Musical Acoustics. Kent, Ohio, USA, 1980.

George H. Lewis, (Ed.), All That Glitters: Country Music in America. 1993.

Lisa Lewis, Gender Politics and MTV: Voicing the Difference. 1990.

Annie Liebovitz, American Music. Jonathan Cape, 2004. (Work of a famous American photographer, portraits of musicians eg B. B. King)

Sarah Lifton, The Listener's Guide to Folk Music. New York, Facts On File, 1983., 140pp.

Robert Lilienfeld, An Introduction to Music. New York, 1962.

Karen Linn, That Half-Barbaric Twang: The Banjo in American Popular Culture. Urbana and Chicago, University of Illinois Press, 1991., 185pp.

Llewelyn S. Lloyd, The Musical Ear. (Hardcover)

L. S. Lloyd, Music and Sound. London, 1937, 1951.

Graham Locke, Forces in Motion. Anthony Braxton and the Meta-Reality of Creative Music. 1988.

Alan Lomax, The Land Where The Blues Began. 1993.

John III Lomax, Country Music U.S.A. 1985.

Kip Lornell, "Happy in the Service of the Lord": African American Gospel Quarttets in Memphis. 1988.

Courtney Love, Dirty Blonde: The Diaries of Courtney Love. Picador, 2006.

Jerry Lucky, The Progressive Rock Files . Collector's Guide Publishing, 1998.

Ben Gray Lumpkin, (Compiler and Ed.), and Norman L. McNeil, Folksongs on Records: Issue Three. Boulder, CO, Folksongs On Records, 1950., 98pp.violin.gif - 3328 Bytes


Sean Manning (Ed.), The Show I'll Never Forget: 50 writers relive their most memorable concertgoing experience. Da Capo Press, 2007, 305pp.

Anthony Meredith and Paul Harris, Malcolm Williamson: A Mischievous Muse. Omnibus Press, 2008, 534pp. (On the respected British composer)

Greg Milner, Perfecting Sound Forever. Granta, 2009, 416pp, (History of sound recording, and especially on the Ampex tape recorder)

Deana Martin, Memories Are Made Of This. Sidgwick and Jackson, 2005, 297pp. (Portrait of singer Dean Martin by his daughter)

Nana Mouskouri, Memoirs. Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 2007-2008, 389pp.

Michael McCall, Dave Hoekstra and Janet Williams. Country Music Stars: The Legends and the New Breed. Lincolnwood, IL, Publications International, Ltd., 1992., 192pp.

Malachy McCourt, Danny Boy: The Legend of the Beloved Irish Ballad. Penguin, 2002, 141pp.

Evelyn McDonnell and Ann Powers, (Eds.), Rock She Wrote. 1995.

Ian McFarlane, The Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop. St Leonards, Sydney, Allen and Unwin, 1999

McGowan and Ricardo Pessanha, The Brazilian Sound, Samba, Bossa Nova, and the Popular Music of Brazil. 1991.

Melton A. McLaurin and Richard A. Peterson, (Eds.), You Wrote My Life: Lyrical Themes in Country Music. 1992.

Niall Mackinnon, The British Folk Scene: Musical Performance and Social Identity. 1993.

Robin MacOnie, The Concept of Music. nd? Paperback; (Publisher Out Of Stock)

Edward Macan, Rocking the Classics: English Progressive Rock and the Counterculture. Oxford University Press, 1997.

Bob Machen and Peter Fornatale and Bill Ayres, The Rock Music Sourcebook. New York, Anchor Books, Anchor Press/Doubleday, 1980., 645pp.

Andy Mackay, Electronic Music. Control Data Publishing, nd?

Madonna: singer/dancer:
J. Randy Taraborrelli, Madonna: An Intimate Biography. Sidgwick and Jackson, 2001.

Sarah Malarkey, MTV Unplugged. Simon and Schuster, nd?

Bill C. Malone and Judith McCulloh. Stars of Country Music - Uncle Dave Macon to Johnny Ridriguez., Urbana and Chicago, IL, London, University of Illinois Press, 1975., 476pp.

Bill Malone and Judith McCulloh, (Eds.), Stars of Country Music. 1975.

William C. Malone, Singing Cowboys and Musical Mountaineers: Southern Culture and the Roots of Country Music. 1993.

William C. Malone, Country Music U.S.A.: A Musical and Cultural Analysis. 1968.

Howard Mandel, Future Jazz. Oxford University Press. Remaindered 2003. (1970s to the present and beyond)

William S. Mann. James Galway's Music in Time. New York, Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1982.

Lise Manniche, Music and Musicians in Ancient Egypt. London, 1991.

Grell Marcus, Like A Rolling Stone: Bob Dylan At The Crossroads. Allen and Unwin, 2005, 283pp.

George R. Marek, Beethoven: Biography of a Genius. New York, Funk & Wagnalls, 1969.

Rita Marley, No Woman, No Cry. Sidgwick and Jackson, 2004, 209pp. (Life of reggae maestro Bob Marley by his widow)

Michael L. Mark and Charles L. Gary, A History of American Music Education. New York, Schirmer Books, 1992. (The standard work in the field for the United States)

Rick Marschall, New Country: Today's Brightest Stars. Greenwich, Brompton Books / New York: Smithmark Publishers Inc., 1993., 96pp.

Dave Marsh, The Heart of Rock and Soul: The 1001 Greatest Singles Ever Made. 1989.

Robert L. Marshall, (Ed.), Eighteenth-century Keyboard Music. nd?

Dave Marsh, Louie Louie: The history and mythology of the world's most famous rock 'n' roll song .... Hyperion, 1993.

Dave Marsh, Sun Records: an oral history. Avon Books, 1998.

George Martin, Spider's Dance. (autobiography with sound) Playback, 2002. ( - from the producer of The Beatles.)

Linda Martin and Kerry Seagrave, Anti-Rock: The Opposition to Rock and Roll. 1988, 1993.

Philip Martin, Farmhouse Fiddlers: Music and Dance Traditions in the Rural Midwest. Mount Horeb, WI, Midwest Traditions, Inc., 1994., 128pp.

Bob Mason, Magic Circles. Duffy and Snellgrove, 2004, 307pp. (On The Beatles: "Lennon's critical negativity, McCartney's agreeable optimism, Harrison's detached cynicism and Starr's calculated stupidity".)

Bobbie Ann Mason, Elvis. Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 2003, 200pp.

Michael Mason, The Country Music Book. New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1985., 421pp.

Susan Masino, Famous Wisconsin Musicians. Oregon, WI, Badger Books, Inc./Waubesa Press, 2003., 203pp.

Gerald Mast, Can't Help Singin': American Musicals on Stage and Screen. 1987.

Dame Nellie Melba, singer - Joseph Wechsberg, Red Plush and Black Velvet. nd? (On life of singer Dame Nellie Melba)

Perry Meisel, The Cowboy and the Dandy : Crossing Over in Romanticism and Rock and Roll. Oxford University Press, 1998.

Wilfrid Mellers, Angels of the Night: Popular Female Singers of Our Time. Blackwell, 1986.

Maryanne Melloan, Rock and Roll Revealed: The Outrageous Lives of Rock's Biggest Stars. Smithmark, 1993.

Don Menn, Secrets From the Masters: Conversations With Forty Great Guitar Players. GPI Books, 1992.

Richard Meltzer, The Aesthetics of Rock. 1970.

Francois Michel, Encyclopedie de la Musique. Paris, Fasquelle, 1958. Harold Osborne, The Oxford Companion to Art. Oxford University Press, (Clarendon Press), 1970.

Check a great set of links for Australian Country Music, regularly-updated - Sharon's Colon's Aussie Country Music Links Pages:

Richard Middleton, Pop Music and the Blues. Gollancz, 1972.

Bob Millard, Country Music What's What. New York, Harper Perennial, a division of Harper Collins Publishers, 1995., 249pp.

Bill Milkowski, Rockers, Jazzbos and Visionaries. Remaindered 2003. (Includes interviews across 20 years with Keith Richards, Carlos Santana, Frank Zappa)

Jim Miller, The Rolling Stone Illustrated History of Rock and Roll (Random House, 1980)

Jim Miller, Flowers In The Dustbin: The Rise of Rock and Roll 1947-1977. Simon and Schuster, 1998.

Charles Mingus, Beneath the Underdog. Canongate, 2005. 303pp. (Autobiography from the famed jazz bassist)

Vijay Mishra, Bollywood Cinema: Temples of Desire. Routledge, 2002, 296pp. (On the Indian film industry)

Glenn Mitchell, A-Z of Silent Film Comedy: An Illustrated Companion. Brasseys, Inc., 1999.

Michael J. Moravcsik and Francesca Moravicsik, Musical Sound: An Introduction to the Physics of Music. nd? (Hardcover)

Trevor Montague, (Compiler), An A-to-Z of Almost Everything. Little, Brown and Co., 2001.

Joseph Morgan, The Physical Basis of Musical Sound. nd? (Hardcover)

John Morthland, The Best of Country Music. Garden City, NY, A Dolphin Book, Doubleday and Company, Inc., 1984., 436pp. swstaff32.gif - 6940 Bytes

Albert Murray, Swinging the Blues. 1976.

Charles Shaar Murray, Crosstown Traffic: Jimi Hendrix and Post-War Pop. 1989.

Charles Musser, The Emergence of Cinema: The American Screen to 1907. Volume 1 of History of the American Cinema. Charles Scribner and Sons, 1991 (hardcover); University of California Press, 1994 (paperback).

Gary E. Myers, Do You Hear That Beat: Wisconsin Pop/Rock in the 50s & 60s. Downey, CA, Hummingbird Publishing, 1994., 385pp.


Reggie Nadelson, Comrade Rockstar. Arrow Books, 2005, 334pp. (Situation of Dean Reed, an unsuccessful US rocker in the mould of Ricky Nelson/Elvis Presley, who became a big success in the USSR. He married an East German woman but drowned in a swimming accident in 1986)

Philip Norman, John Lennon: The Life. HarperCollins, 2009, 853pp.

David Nicholls, John Cage. University of Illinois Press, 2008, 132pp.

Larry Nager, Memphis Beat: The Story of America's Musical Crucible. St. Martin's Press, 1998.

Neil Nehring, Flowers in the Dustbin: Culture, Anarchy and Post-War England. 1993.

George Nelson, The Death of Rhythm and Blues. 1988.

George Nelson, Where Did Our Love Go? The Rise and Fall of The Motown Sound. 1985.

Havelock Nelson and Michael Gonzales, Bring The Noise. Harmony, 1991.

Bruno Nettl, An Introduction to Folk Music in the United States. Detroit, MI, Wayne State University Press, 1960. (122 pp.)

Colin Nettelbeck, Dancing with De Beauvoir. Melbourne University Press, 2004, 240pp. (On jazz in France)

Hanns Neupert, Das Cembalo. Kassell, 1951.

Stuart Nicholson, Is Jazz Dead? (or Has It Moved to a New Address?). One vol.: Routledge, 2006, 288pp. (Outlines the tensions between conservatism and innovation in jazz today, pretty much internationally)

Tom Nisenson, Blue: The Murder Of Jazz. 1997.

J.H. Kwabena Nketia, The Music of Africa. London, Victor Gollancz, 1974.


Ozzy Osbourne with Chris Ayres, I am Ozzy. Sphere, 2010, 391pp.

Giles Oakley, The Devil's Music: A History of the Blues. 1976.

Giles Oakley, The Devil's Music: A History of the Blues. New York, Taplinger Publishing Company, 1976., 287pp.

Jas. Obrecht, Blues Guitar - The Men Who Made the Music. (From the pages of Guitar Player Magazine), San Francisco and others) GPI Books, 1990., 200pp.

Michael Ochs, Rock Archives: A Photographic Journey Through the First Two Decades of Rock & Roll. No details. (Wonderful and rare pictures. Introduction by Peter Guralnick)

Barbara Odair, Trouble Girls: The Rolling Stone Book of Women in Rock. Random House, 1997.

Robert K. Oermann, America's Music: The Roots of Country. Atlanta, Turner Publishing, Inc., 1996. 240pp.

Anthony O'Grady - Available from March 2001, an inside view of Australian rock 'n' roll icons, Cold Chisel. With Anthony O'Grady, Cold Chisel - The Pure Stuff.

Johnny O'Keefe, Australian rock legend - Damian Johnstone, The Wild One: The Life and Times of Johnny O'Keefe. Allen and Unwin, 2001. 346pp.

Paul Oliver, Aspects of the Blues. 1968.

Paul Oliver, Blues Fell This Morning: The Meaning of the Blues. 1960.

Paul Oliver, Conversations With The Blues. 1969.

Paul Oliver, The Story of the Blues. 1969.

Paul Oliver, Max Harrison and William Bolcom, The New Grove Gospel: Blues and Jazz with Spirituals and Ragtime. New York, W.W. Norton and Co., 1986., 395pp.

Harry Ferdinand Olson, Music, Physics and Engineering. nd? Paperback

Katherine Orloff, Rock 'N Roll Woman. Los Angeles, Nash Publishing, 1974., 199pp.

Guy Oseary, Jews Who Rock. New York, St. Martin's Griffin, 2001., 108 pp.

Ted Owen and Denise Dickson, High Art: A History of the Psychedelic Poster. Sanctuary Publishing Ltd, 1999.


Sergio Paganelli, (Trans. by Anthony Rhodes), Musical Instruments from The Renaissance to the 19th Century. London, 1970.

Christopher Palmer, The Composer in Hollywood. 1992.

Robert Palmer, Deep Blues. 1969.

Robert Palmer, Rock and Roll: An Unruly History. Harmony Books, 1995.

Richard Parncutt, Harmony: A Psychoacoustical Approach. nd? (Hardcover)

Tony Parsons and Julie Burchill. 'The Boy Looked at Johnny': The Obituary of Rock and Roll. 1978.

Aida Pavletich, Rock-a bye, Baby. Doubleday, 1980

Mark Paytress, I Was There: Gigs That Changed The World. Cassell, 2005, 288pp.

Samuel Pellman, An Introduction to the Creation of Electroacoustic Music. nd? Paperback

Burton W. Peretti, The Creation of Jazz: Music, Race, and Culture in Urban America. 1992.

Ken Perlman, Fingerstyle Guitar. Englewood Cliffs, NJ, Prentice-Hall Inc., 1980., 242pp.

Ken Perlman, Clawhammer Style Banjo. Englewood Cliffs, NJ, Prentice-Hall Inc., 1983., 194pp.

Harry B. Peters, (Ed.), Folk Songs out of Wisconsin. Madison, WI, The State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1977., 311pp.

Dr. Richard Peterson, Creating Country Music. Fabricating Authenticity. 1997

Steven Petkov and Leonard Mustazza, (Eds.), The Frank Sinatra Reader. Remaindered 2003.

John Robinson Pierce, The Science of Musical Sound. nd? Paperback. $15.96

David R. Pichaske, A Generation in Motion: Popular Music and Culture in the 1960s. Schirmer Books, 1979.

Marc Pincherle. An Illustrated History of Music. New York, Reynal & Company, 1959.

Andre Pirro, Les Clavecinistes. Paris, 1924.

Henry Pleasants, The Great American Popular Singers. New York, Simon and Schuster, 1974., 384pp.

Claire C. J. Polin, Music of the Ancient Near East. New York, 1954.

Russell A. Potter, Spectacular Vernaculars: Hip-Hop and the Politics of Modernism. State University of New York Press, 1995.

Ray Pratt, Rhythm and Resistance: Explorations in the Political Uses of Popular Music. Praeger, 1990.

Bob Pruter, Chicago Soul. 1991.

Puccini - Mary Jane Phillips-Matz, Puccini: A Biography. Northeastern University Press, 2002, 343pp.


More to come


Alex Ross, The Rest is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century. Harper Perennial, 2009, 695pp.

Ronald Radano, New Musical Figurations: Anthony Braxton's Cultural Critique. 1993.

Sabrina Petra Ramet, Rocking the State: Rock Music and Politics in Eastern Europe and Russia. Westview Press, 1994.

Jack Raymond, Show Music on Record for the 1890s to the 1980s. New York, Frederick Ungar Publishing Co., 1982., 253pp.

Henry Raynor, The Orchestra. New York: Scribner, 1978.

Bernice Johnson Reagon, (Ed.), "We'll Understand It Better By And By": Pioneering African American Gospel Composers. 1992.

Helen Reddy, The Woman I Am. April 2005. (Autobiography)

Simon Reynolds, Blissed Out: The Raptures of Rock. 1990.

Hugo Riemann, Riemann: Music Lexikon. Mainz, B. Schott, 1959.

David Ritz, (Ed.), Elvis by the Presleys. Arrow Books, 2005. (This books seems to have helped to spawn an excellent documentary on Elivis - Ed)

Trica Rose, Black Noise: Rap Music and Black Culture in Contemporary America. 1994.

Robert Rosen, Nowhere Man: The Final Days of John Lennon. Soft Skull Press, 2000, 221pp.

Andrew Ross, No Respect: Intellectuals and Popular Culture. 1989.

Dave Rimmer, Like Punk Never Happened: Culture Club and the New Pop. 1991.

Neil Rosenberg, (Ed.), Transforming Tradition: Folk Music Revivals Examined. 1993.

Pierre Joseph Roussier, Mémoire Sur La Musique Des Anciens. Paris, 1770.

John Storm Roberts, Black Music of Two Worlds. 1982.

John Storm Roberts, The Latin Tinge: The Impact of Latin American Music on the United States. 1985.

Steve Redhead, The-end-of-the-century-party: Youth and Pop towards 2000. 1990.

Christopher Ricks, Dylan's Visions of Sin. Viking, 2003, 517pp. (Examines Bob Dylan's lyrics in the light of sin - virtues - grace, etc)

Kay Rowley, Rock World - Concerts. Crestwood House, 1992.

Juan G. Roederer, The Physics and Psychophysics of Music: An Introduction. nd?

Jean Réti, Notes on Playing the Piano, illustrated with Scenes from childhood of Schumann. nd?

Amy Raphael, Grrrls: viva rock divas. St. Martin's Griffin, 1996.

Amy Raphael, Never mind the bollocks: women rewrite rock. Virago Press, 1995.

David Waldma Reyes, Land of a thousand dances: Chicano rock 'n' roll from Southern California. University of New Mexico Press, 1998.

Mick Rock, A Photographic Record 1969-1980. Century 22 Limited, 1995.

Thomas D. Rossing, The Science of Sound. nd? (Hardcover)

Juan G. Roederer, Horns, Strings, and Harmony. nd? (Paperback)

Juan G. Roederer, The Physics and Psychophysics of Music: An Introduction. nd? (Hardcover)

John S. Rigden, Physics and the Sound of Music. nd? (Hardcover)

Dafydd Rees and Luke Crampton, (Eds.), Rock Movers and Shakers. (Revised and enlarged 2nd edition, see Lazell, Santa Barbara, CA, ABC-CLIO (Billboard Publications, Inc.), and London: Guinness Books, 1991., 585pp.

Matthew Rettenmund, Totally Awesome 80s. St. Martin's Griffin, 1996.

Simon Reynolds, Generation Ecstasy: Into the World of Techno and Rave Culture. Little, Brown, 1998.

Edwin M. Ripin, Keyboard Instruments: Studies in Keyboard Organology. Edinburgh, 1971.

Jean Ritchie, Jean Ritchie's Dulcimer People. New York, Oak Publications, London: Music Sales Limited, 1975., 128pp.

David Robinson and Martin Scorsese, From Peep Show to Palace: The Birth of American Film. Columbia University Press, 1996.

P. Roes, Essai sur la technigue du piano. Paris, 1935.

Richard Rogers: composer:
Meryle Secrest, Somewhere for Me: A Biography of Richard Rogers. Bloomsbury, 2002, 458pp.

Rodgers - Geoffrey Block, (Editor), The Richard Rodgers Reader. Oxford University Press, 2002, 356pp.

Michael Rogin, Blackface, White Noise: Jewish Immigrants in the Hollywood Melting Pot. University of California Press, reprinted 1998.

Seth Rogovoy, The Essential Klezmer: A Music Lover's Guide to Jewish Roots and Soul Music, from the Old World to the Jazz Age to the Downtown Avant Garde. Chapel Hill, NC, Algonquin Books, 2000., 281pp.

Neil V. Rosenberg, Bluegrass: A History. Urbana and Chicago, IL, University of Illinois Press, 1985., 447pp.

Beth Rowen and Robert Moses, (Eds.), The 1998 A&E Entertainment Almanac. An Information Please Almanac, Boston/New York, Houghton Mifflin Co., 1997., 808pp.

Steven J. Ross, Working-Class Hollywood: Silent Film and the Shaping of Class in America. Princeton University Press, 1998.

Lillian Roxon, rock writer - Rober Milliken, Lillian Roxon: Mother of Rock. Black Inc., 2002. (On noted Australian rock music journalist in New York, Lillian Roxon, who died of an asthma attack)

Leland Rucker, (Ed.), Music Hound Blues: The Essential Album Guide. Detroit/New York/Toronto/London, Visible Ink Press, 1998., 511pp.

Leland Rucker and Tim Schuller, (Eds). Music Hound Blues: The Essential Album Guide. 2nd edn. New York/London/Paris/Sydney/Copenhagen/Madrid, Schirmer Trade Books, 2002., 551pp.

Raymond Russell, The Harpsichord Since 1800. Proceedings of the R. M. A., Vol. LXXXII, 1956.

Raymond Russell, The Harpsichord and Clavichord. London, 1959/1973.

Raymond Russell, Catalogue of Musical Instruments in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Vol. 1, Keyboard instruments. London, 1968.

Raymond Russell, The Russell Collection and other early keyboard instruments in Saint Cecilia's Hall, Edinburgh. Edinburgh, 1968.

Raymond Russell, Catalogue of the Benton Fletcher Collection at Fenton House, Hampstead, London. London, 1957.

Ross Russell, Jazz Style in Kansas City and the Southwest. 1971.

Hermann Ruth-Sommer, Alte Musikinstrumente. Berlin, 1920.


Oliver Sacks, Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain. Picador, 2007, 368pp. (How the human brain responds to music and musicianship)

Barry Seldes, Leonard Bernstein: The Political Life of an American Musician. University of California Press, 2009, 276pp.

p>Craig Schuftan, Hey! Nietzsche! Leave Them Kids Alone! The Romantic Movement, Rock and Roll and the End of Civilisatin as We Know It. ABC (Australia), 2009, 358pp. (For those who have wondered about emo music, and so on)

Graeme Skinner, Peter Sculthorpe, The Making of an Australian Composer. UNSW Press, 2007, 752pp.

Alyn Shipton, A New History of Jazz: Revised and Updated Edition. Continuum, 2008/2009, 804pp.

John Shand, Jazz: The Australian Accent. UNSW Press, 2008/2009, 228pp.

Graeme Skinner, Peter Sculthorpe: The Making of an Australian Composer. UNSW Press, 2007, 752pp.

Slash (with Anthony Bozza), Slash: The Autobiography. HarperCollins, 2008, 458pp. (By Gun's 'N” Roses guitarist, Slash, overdrinking, drug abuse, etc)

Stanley Sadie, Mozart, The Early Years, 1756-1781. Oxford University Press, 2006, 644pp.

Curt Sachs, The History of Musical Instruments. New York, 1940/London, 1942.

Curt Sachs, The History of Musical Instruments. New York, 1940.

Curt Sachs, Our Musical Heritage. Englwood Cliffs, NJ, USA, 1955.

Curt Sachs, and others, The Place of Musicology in American Institutions of Higher Learning. New York, 1977.

Curt Sachs, Rhythm and Tempo: A Study in Music History. New York, 1953.

Curt Sachs, The Rise of Music in the Ancient World. New York, 1943.

Curt Sachs, The Wellsprings of Music. The Hague, Holland, 1962.

Curt Sachs, World History of Dance. Tr. By Bessie Schönberg. New York, 1937.

Stanley Sadie and Alison Lathan, The Cambridge Music Guide. Cambridge University Press, 1986, 544pp. hotm

Dennis Saleh, Rock Art - The Golden Age of Record Album Covers. Comma Books, 1977.

Grover Sales, Jazz: America's Classical Music. 1988.

F. Sandor, Musical Education in Hungary. Budapest, Corvina, 1966.

Robert Santelli, The Best of the Blues. New York/London, etc. Penguin Books, 1997., 400pp.

Gene Santoro, Dancing In Your Head: Jazz Blues Rock & . Oxford University Press., nd?

Andrew Sarris, You Ain't Heard Nothin' Yet! The American Talking Film: History and Memory, 1927-1949. Oxford University Press, 1998.

Claudio Sartori, (Ed.), Encyclopedia della Musica. Milan: Ricordi, 1963.

Jon Savage, England's Dreaming: Anarchy, Sex Pistols, Punk Rock, and Beyond. 1992.

Piero Scaruffi, Storia della Musica Rock, Vol. 1-6. Arcana, 1991-1997.

George W. "Sandy" Schaefer with Donald S. Smith, Michael J. Shellans, Here to Stay: Rock and Roll through the '70s, city ?: Gila Publishing Co., 1997., 359pp.

Will Schmid, (Ed.), New Folk Favorites (for Guitar, Vocal, Acoustic Instruments). Milwaukee, WI, Hal Leonard Publishing Corp. (cat. #HL00699196), 1987., 112pp.

Harold C. Schonberg, The Lives of the Great Composers. Third edition. New York, W. W. Norton, 1997.

R. Murray Schafer, The Soundscape: Our Sonic Environment and the Tuning of the World. nd? Paperback. (Publisher Out Of Stock)

Percy A. Scholes, The Oxford Companion to Music. Oxford University Press, 1970. William L. Summer, The Pianoforte. London: MacDonald, 1966.

Gunther Schuler, Classic Jazz: Its Roots and Musical Development. 1968.

Arnold Shaw, Honkers and Shouters: Golden Years of Rhythm and Blues. 1978.

Arnold Shaw, 52nd Street: The Street of Jazz. 1977.

Arnold Shaw, The Jazz Age. 1987.

Arnold Shaw, Black Popular Music in America. Schirmer Books, 1986.

Arnold Shaw, Dictionary of American Pop/Rock. New York, Schirmer Books, 1982., 440pp.

Arnold Shaw, The Rockin' 50s: The Decade That Transformed the Pop Music Scene. 1974.

David Sheff, Last Interview: All We Are Saying: John Lennon and Yoko Ono. Playboy/Pan Books, 1981, 2000, 2001.

David Sheff, Last Interview: All We Are Saying: John Lennon and Yoko Ono. 1980. nd? Remaindered, 2003.

John Shepherd, Tin Pan Alley. 1982.

Alyn Shipton, Percussion (Exploring Music). US, nd?

Andrew A. Shivas, The Art of Tympanist and Drummer. nd? Paperback US, Out of Print.

Wayne Slawson, Sound Color. nd? (Hardcover; Out of Print)

Michael Shore, The History of American Bandstand. Ballantine Books, 1985.

Silverchair - Australian rock group: Jeff Apter, Tomorrow Never Knows: The Story of Silverchair. Australia, 2003.

Gene Simmons, Sex Money Kiss. 2003? (Autobiography, on life with the band Kiss)

Lesley Sly, The Power and The Passion: A Guide to the Australian Music Industry. Australia, Warner Chappell, 1996-1997? (Out of Print)

Christopher Small, Music of the Common Tongue: Survival and Community in African American Music. 1987.

Ed Smith with Mitchell Fink (Eds.). Off the Record: An Oral History of Popular Music. New York, Warner Books, 1988., 429pp.

F. Joseph Smith, Experiencing of Musical Sound: Prelude to a Phenomenology of Music. Hardcover; $73.50

Jazzer Smith, The Book of Australian Country Music. Sydney, Berghouse Floyd Tuckey Publishing Group, 1984.

Eileen Southern, The Music of Black Americans. Norton, 1971.

Dusty Springfield, singer:
Penny Valentine and Vicki Wickham, Dancing With Demons: The Authorised Biography of Dusty Springfield. Hodder and Stoughton, 2000.

Bob Spitz, Barefoot in Babylon: The Creation of the Woodstock Music Festival, 1969. W.W. Norton, 1989.

S. Stack and J. H. Gundlach, 'The effect of country music on suicide,' Social Forces, 71, 1992., pp. 211.218.

Chris Stapleton and Chris May. African Rock: The Pop Music of a Continent. New York, Dutton (A Dutton Obelisk Paperback), 1990, 373pp. (Originally published in Great Britain in 1987 by Quartet Books Limited, under the title "African All-Stars")

John Street, Rebel Rock: The Politics of Popular Music. Blackwell, 1986.

Stan Soocher, They Fought the Law: Rock music goes to court. Schirmer Books, 1999.

Eileen Southern, The Music of Black Americans. 1979.

A. B. Spellman, Black Music: Four Lives. 1966.

Peter Spencer, World Beat: A Listener's Guide to Contemporary World Music on CD. 1992.

V. Stanford and Cecil Forsyth, A History of Music. New York, 1925.

Chris Stapleton and Chris May, African Rock: The Pop Music of a Continent. 1984.

Marshall Stearns, The Story of Jazz. 1956.

Michael Steen, The Lives and Times of the Great Composers. Icon Books, 2004, 984pp. (Reviewer finds himself underwhelmed)

Geoffrey Stokes, Star Making Machinery: Inside the Business of Rock 'n' Roll. 1972.

John Street, Rebel Rock: The Politics of Popular Music. 1986.

Gary Stewart, Breakout, Portraits in African Rhythm. 1991.

Sue Steward and Sheryl Garratt, Signed, Sealed and Delivered: Of Women in Pop. 1984.

Joh Stropes and Peter Lang. 20th Century Masters of Finger-style Guitar. Transcriptions, study notes, and history by John Stropes, biographies by Peter Lang. Milwaukee, Stropes Editions, Ltd., 1982., 95pp.

Richard M. Sudhalter, Lost Chords: White Musicians and their Contributions to Jazz, 1915-1945. Oxford University Press. Remaindered 2003.

Birger Sulsbruck, Latin American Percussion. Paperback US, Out of Print.

W. L. Sumner, The Pianoforte. London, 1966.

Harry Sumrall, Pioneers of Rock and Roll. Billboard Books, 1994.

Johan Sundberg, The Science of Musical Sounds. Academic Press Series in Cognition and Perception. nd? (Hardcover)

Lyall Sutherland, Rock Sets: The Astonishing Art of Rock Concert Design. Thames and Hudson, 1992.

David P. Szatmary, Rockin' in Time: A Social History of Rock and Roll. Prentice-Hall, 1987.

Paul Stump, The music's all that matters: a history of progressive rock. Quartet Books, 1997.

Adam Sweeting, Cover Versions: Singing Other People's Songs. Pimlico, 2005, 136pp.


David Tame, The Secret Power of Music. Destiny Books, 1984.

Nicholas Tawa, A Music for the Millions: Antebellum Democratic Attitudes and the Birth of American Popular Music. Pendragon Press, 1984.

Nicholas Tawa, American Popular Song: 1866-1910. Schirmer, nd?

Barbara Taylor and Peter Millard, Sound and Music. nd? (Out of Print)

Derek Taylor, As Time Goes By. London, Abacus, 1973. (Chronicles of lives/times in pop music)

A. Therodore Tellstrom, Music in American Education: Past and Present . New York, Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc., 1971.

C. S. Terry, Bach's Orchestra. London, 1932, 1958.

Bob Thiele, What a Wonderful World: A lifetime of recordings. Oxford University Press, 1995.

Cecilia Tichi, (Ed.), Readin' Country Music: Steel Guitars, Opry Stars and Honky Tonk Bars. 1995.

Jeff Titon, Early Downhome Blues: A Musical and Cultural Analysis. 1977.

Storm Thorgerson, Classic Album Covers of the 60s. Gallery Books, 1989.

Storm Thorgerson, 100 Best Album Covers - The Stories Behind the Sleeves. DK Publishing, 1999.

Check a great set of links for Australian Country Music, regularly-updated - Sharon's Colon's Aussie Country Music Links Pages:

Dave Thompson, Space Daze: the history and mystery of electronic ambient space rock. Cleopatra, 1994.

Art Tipaldi, Children of the Blues, San Francisco, CA, Backbeat Books, 2002., 325pp.

John Tobler, This Day in Rock: Day by Day Record of Rock's Biggest News Stories. No details. (A day-by-day listing of rock events, so it's said)

Toscanini - Harvey Sachs (Ed., translator), The Letters of Arturo Toscanini. Faber, 2002, 469pp.

Nick Tosches, Country: The Twisted Roots of Rock'n' Roll. 1985

Nick Tosches, Country: Living Legends and Dying Metaphors in America's Biggest Music. 1985.

H. H. Touma, The Music of the Arabs. Portland, Oregon, USA, 1996.

David G. Tovey,  "The Role of the Music Educator in Mexico's Cultural Missions," Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education  No. 139 (Winter 1999., pp. 1-11)

Nick Tosches, Unsung Heroes of Rock 'n' Roll: The Birth of Rock in the Wild Years Before Elvis. 1991.

David Troop, The Rap Attack. South End Press, 1983.

David Troop, The Rap Attack 2: African Rap to Global Hip Hop. 1992.

Quincy Troupe, Miles and Me. University of California Press, 2002, 190pp. (On jazz great, Miles Davis)

Dean Tudor and Nancy Tudor. Grass Roots Music. Littleton, CO, Libraries Unlimited, Inc., 1979., 367pp.

F. Tull, Quodlibet for Brass and Percussion. nd? Paperback

Steve Turner, The Man Called Cash. Bloomsbury, 2005, 304pp. (Life and times of country music singer, Johnny Cash)


Barry Ulanov, A History of Jazz in America. 1954.

Richie Unterberger, Unknown Legends of Rock n' Roll: Psychedelic Unknowns, Mad Geniuses, Punk Pioneers, Lo-Fi Mavericks and More. Miller Freeman Books, 1998, 422pp.

Paolo Cherchi Usai, Burning Passions: An Introduction to the Study of Silent Cinema. British Film Institute, 1994.


Peter Van der Merwe, Origins of the Popular Style: The Antecedents of 20th Century Popular Music. 1989.

Peter Van Der Merwe, Origins of the Popular Style: The Antecedents of Twentieth-Century Popular Music. Oxford University Press, 1989.

Andrew Vaughan, Who's Who in New Country Music. New York, St. Martin's Press, 1989., 128pp.

V. van Hemel, Het Klavier. Antwerp, 1941.

Frank Vilardi and Steve Tarshis, Electronic Drums. Paperback, US, Out of Print

Ted Vincent, Keep Cool: The Black Activists Who Built the Jazz Age. 1995.


Richard Wagner, composer - Nike Wagner, The Dramas of a Musical Dynasty. Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 2001, 327pp.

Clinton Walker, Buried Country. Pluto Press, 2000, 323pp. (On involvement with country music by Australian Aboriginal artists, as unrecognised by the Australian music industry generally).

John A. Walker, Cross-Overs: Art Into Pop Pop Into Art. 1987.

Robert Walser, Running With The Devil: Power, Gender and Madness in Heavy Metal Music. 1992.

Ed Ward, (Ed.), Rock of Ages: The Rolling Stones History of Rock & Roll (Rolling Stones Press, 1986)

Ed Ward, Geoffrey Stokes, and Ken Tucker, Rock of Ages: The Rolling Stone History of Rock 'n' Roll. 1985.

Jay Warner, The Billboard Book of American Singing Groups: A History 1940-1990. New York, Billboard Books, an imprint of Watson-Guptill Publications, 1992., 542pp.

Simon Warner, Rockspeak! The Language of Rock and Pop. Sterling, 1996.

Eric Watson, Country Music in Australia. Sydney, Rodeo Publications, 1975.

Eric Watson, Country Music: the voice of rural Australia, in Marcus Breen (Ed.), Missing in Action: Australian Popular Music in Perspective. Sydney, Verbal Graphics Pty Ltd., 1984.

Adam Webb, Dumb Angel: The Life and Music of Dennis Wilson. Creation Books, 2002, 189p. (Another book on The Beach Boys)

Gavin Weightman, Signor Marconi's Magic Box: How an Amateur Inventor Defied Scientists and Began the Radio Revolution. HarperCollins, 2003, 312pp.

Marc Weingarten, Station to Station: The History of Rock 'n' Roll on Television. (nd?)

Pete Welding and Toby Byron, Bluesland: Twelve Major American Blues Masters. 1992.

Deen Weinstein, Heavy Metal: A Cultural Sociology. 1991.

Hilda E. Wenner and Elizabeth Freilicher, Here's To The Women: 100 Songs for and about American Women. Syracuse, NY, Syracuse University Press, 1987., 313pp.

Sir J. A. Westrup, and F. L. Harrison. The New College Encyclopedia of Music. New York, Norton, 1960.

Douglas B. Wheeler, Percussion Methods for the College Music Education Major. nd? Paperback US.

Susan Whitall, Women Of Motown For The Record 06. Avon Books, nd.

Timothy White, Rock Lives. Henry Holt, 1990.

Timothy White, Rock Lives: Profiles and Interviews. New York, Henry Holt and Company, 1990., 807pp.

Sheila Whiteley, The Space Between The Notes: Rock and the Counter-Culture. 1992.

Peter Wicke, Rock Music: Culture, Aesthetics and Sociology. 1990.

Alec Wilder, American Popular Song: The Great Innovators, 1900-1950. 1972.

Martin Williams, (Ed.), The Art of Jazz. 1959.

Martin Williams, Jazz Masters in Transition, 1957-1969. 1982.

Martin Williams, (Ed.), Jazz Panorama. 1964.

Martin Williams, The Jazz Tradition. 1970.

Elizabeth Wilson, Jacqueline du Pre. nd? Remaindered, 2003. (On the celebrated cellist of modern times)

Fritz Winckel, Music, Sound and Sensation: A Modern Exposition. nd? (Paperback)

Charles K. Wolfe, Kentucky Country: Folk and Country Music of Kentucky. 1977.

John Worthen, The Life and Death of Robert Schumann. Yale University Press, 2007, 384pp.

Ronnie Wood. Ronnie. Macmillan, 2007, 358pp. (Autobiography by one of The Rolling Stones, and an artist in his own right, quite fun but quite unself-critical, a review says)

Charles K. Wolfe, Tennessee Strings: The Story of Country Music in Tennessee. 1977.

Alexander Wood, Physics of Music. nd? (Hardcover)

William S. Worley, Beale Street:crossroads of America's music. Addax Pub. Group, 1997.


More to come

Check a great set of links for Australian Country Music, regularly-updated - Sharon's Colon's Aussie Country Music Links Pages:


Walter Yetnikoff with David Ritz, Howling At The Moon. Time Warner c.2003. (The soul-baring memoir of the record industry's most outspoken - and self-destructive - music mogul)

Yardbirds, English rock legends - Jeff's Beck: A Chronology of Jeff Beck's Career, 1965-1980. nd?

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WWW Dan Byrnes Word Factory websites

Yardbirds, English rock legends - Chris Hjort and Doug Hinman, From the Yardbirds to Jazz-Rock. USA, Rock 'n' Roll Research Press, nd?

Yardbirds, English rock legends - Greg Russo, Yardbirds: The Ultimate Rave-Up. Floral Park, New York, Crossfire Publications, nd?

William York, (Ed.), Who's Who in Rock Music. (2nd ed.), New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1982. 413 pp.

Percy M. Young, The Concert Tradition. New York, Roy Publishers, 1965.


Petra Zeitz, Rock star interviews:conversations with leading performers and songwriters. McFarland, 1993.

Crystal Zevon, I'll Sleep When I'm Dead: The Life and Times of Warren Zevon. HarperCollins, 2007, 480pp.

Wolfgang Joachim Zuckermann, The Modern Harpsichord. New York/London, 1970.

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