This book spotlights the key role of popular music in the shaping of the United States South from the late nineteenth century to the era of rock ‘n’ roll, showing how the region’s musical activities reveal deep histories of racial tensions in southern culture.
The Allman Brothers Band and Lynyrd Skynyrd helped usher in a new kind of southern music from Jacksonville, Florida. Together, they and fellow bands like Blackfoot, 38 Special, and Molly Hatchet would reset the course of seventies rock. Michael FitzGerald tells the story of how the River City bred this generation of legendary musicians.
The first book to examine dance criticism in the United States across 100 years, this study argues that critics in the popular press have influenced how dance has been defined and valued, as well as which artists and dance forms have been taken most seriously.
This ethnographic memoir weaves together the history of capoeira, recent transformations in the practice, and personal insights from author Katya Wesolowski’s thirty years of experience as a capoeirista.
Bob Beatty dives deep into the motivations and musical background of Duane Allman to tell the story of what made At Fillmore East not just a smash hit, but one of the most important live rock albums in history.
In this introduction to the work of somatic dance education pioneer Nancy Topf, readers are ushered on a journey to explore the movement of the body through a close awareness of anatomical form and function.