American Made Music Series

Explorations of music history, origins, development, and players. Recent titles include: MuzikMafia: From the Local Nashville Scene to the National Mainstream; The Jazz Image. Series editor: David Evans, Professor of Music at University of Memphis.

78 Blues: Folksongs and Phonographs in the American South

Africa and the Blues

Alan Lomax, Assistant in Charge: The Library of Congress Letters, 1935-1945

The Amazing Jimmi Mayes: Sideman to the Stars

Bad Boy of Gospel Music: The Calvin Newton Story

Banjo on the Mountain: Wade Mainer's First Hundred Years

Bars, Blues, and Booze: Stories from the Drink House

The Beat!: Go-Go Music from Washington, D.C.

Big Band Jazz in Black West Virginia, 1930-1942

The Blue Sky Boys

Blues Mandolin Man: The Life and Music of Yank Rachell

Boom's Blues: Music, Journalism, and Friendship in Wartime

A Boy Named Sue: Gender and Country Music

Cajun and Zydeco Dance Music in Northern California: Modern Pleasures in a Postmodern World

Charley Patton: Voice of the Mississippi Delta

Country Boys and Redneck Women: New Essays in Gender and Country Music

Creating Jazz Counterpoint: New Orleans, Barbershop Harmony, and the Blues

Creating the Jazz Solo: Louis Armstrong and Barbershop Harmony

Creole Trombone: Kid Ory and the Early Years of Jazz

Crooked River City: The Musical Life of Nashville's William Pursell

Cross the Water Blues: African American Music in Europe

Earl Hooker, Blues Master

Eddy Arnold: Pioneer of the Nashville Sound

Exploring American Folk Music: Ethnic, Grassroots, and Regional Traditions in the United States

Fiddling Way Out Yonder: The Life and Music of Melvin Wine

Free Jazz/Black Power

The Gaithers and Southern Gospel: Homecoming in the Twenty-First Century

George P. Knauff's Virginia Reels and the History of American Fiddling

Godfather of the Music Business: Morris Levy

Greek Music in America

The Guitar in America: Victorian Era to Jazz Age

Hank Williams, So Lonesome

He Stopped Loving Her Today: George Jones, Billy Sherrill, and the PrettyMuch Totally True Story of the Making of the Greatest Country Record of All Time

In Close Harmony: The Story of the Louvin Brothers

I'm Feeling the Blues Right Now: Blues Tourism and the Mississippi Delta

I'm Just Dead, I'm Not Gone

Jazz and Death: Medical Profiles of Jazz Greats

Jazz Diplomacy: Promoting America in the Cold War Era

The Jazz Image: Seeing Music through Herman Leonard's Photography

The Jazz Pilgrimage of Gerald Wilson

Jazz Transatlantic, Volume I: The African Undercurrent in Twentieth-Century Jazz Culture

Jazz Transatlantic, Volume II: Jazz Derivatives and Developments in Twentieth-Century Africa

Jimmie Rodgers: The Life and Times of America's Blue Yodeler

The Johnson Family Singers: We Sang for Our Supper

Kennedy's Blues: African American Blues and Gospel Songs on JFK

Knowing Jazz: Community, Pedagogy, and Canon in the Information Age

Ladies of Soul

Let the World Listen Right: The Mississippi Delta Hip-Hop Story

Listen to This: Miles Davis and "Bitches Brew"

Lonesome Melodies: The Lives and Music of the Stanley Brothers

Louisiana Fiddlers

Mario Lanza: Singing to the Gods

The Melody Man: Joe Davis and the New York Music Scene, 1916-1978

Memphis Boys: The Story of American Studios

Mississippi Fiddle Tunes and Songs from the 1930s

Mississippi Hill Country Blues 1967

Mississippi John Hurt: His Life, His Times, His Blues

The Music of Multicultural America: Performance, Identity, and Community in the United States

MuzikMafia: From the Local Nashville Scene to the National Mainstream

Negotiating Difference in French Louisiana Music: Categories, Stereotypes, and Identifications

The New Blue Music: Changes in Rhythm & Blues, 1950-1999

New Orleans Remix

Nobody Knows Where the Blues Come From: Lyrics and History

The Norumbega Harmony: Historic and Contemporary Hymn Tunes and Anthems from the New England Singing School Tradition

The Original Blues: The Emergence of the Blues in African American Vaudeville

Out of Sight: The Rise of African American Popular Music, 1889-1895

The Pilgrim Jubilees

The Poetics of American Song Lyrics

Prophet Singer
The Voice and Vision of Woody Guthrie

Quincy Jones: His Life in Music

Racial Uplift and American Music, 1878-1943

Ragged but Right: Black Traveling Shows, "Coon Songs," and the Dark Pathway to Blues and Jazz

Richard Dyer-Bennet: The Last Minstrel

Roosevelt's Blues: African-American Blues and Gospel Songs on FDR

Sam Myers: The Blues Is My Story

Saved by Song: A History of Gospel and Christian Music

Scotty And Elvis: Aboard the Mystery Train

Selling Folk Music: An Illustrated History

Showman: The Life and Music of Perry George Lowery

Shreveport Sounds in Black and White

Songs Of Sorrow : Lucy McKim Garrison and "Slave Songs of the United States"

Soul of the Man: Bobby "Blue" Bland

The Starday Story: The House That Country Music Built

Strike Songs of the Depression

Swamp Pop: Cajun and Creole Rhythm and Blues

Talking New Orleans Music: Crescent City Musicians Talk about Their Lives, Their Music, and Their City

Tearing the World Apart: Bob Dylan and the Twenty-First Century

That's Got 'Em!: The Life and Music of Wilbur C. Sweatman

To Do This, You Must Know How: Music Pedagogy in the Black Gospel Quartet Tradition

Transatlantic Roots Music: Folk, Blues, and National Identities

A Trumpet around the Corner: The Story of New Orleans Jazz

Trumpet Records: Diamonds on Farish Street

Waltz the Hall: The American Play Party

Woke Me Up This Morning: Black Gospel Singers and the Gospel Life

Yodeling and Meaning in American Music


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Sterling Hayden's Wars

A new release this summer, Sterling Hayden's Wars by Lee Mandel is a biography of the master sailor, war hero, and one of the most unusual and troubled stars of the Golden Era of Hollywood. Read more about Hayden, including a review of the biography from the Washington Post, below. Hayden at sea as a teenager, undated. Courtesy of Catherine Hayden. Hayden at Parris Island, 1942.

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