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

Analysis of Jazz: A Comprehensive Approach

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

Dick Waterman: A Life in Blues

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

Time of My Life: A Jazz Journey from London to New Orleans

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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Guest Blog: Jeff McLaughlin on Stan Lee

Comics fans around the world mourned Stan Lee's death on November 12, 2018. Lee's extensive contributions to the world of comics have long solidified him as a pop culture legend. In honor of what would have been Stan Lee's 96th birthday, we asked Jeff McLaughlin, editor of Stan Lee: Conversations, to weigh in. Below, McLaughlin discusses Lee's creativity and his personal experiences with the

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