Blues, Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Funk

George, Nelson, 1988, The Death of Rhythm & Blues. New York: Pantheon Books.

Guralnick, Peter, 1999, Sweet Soul Music. Rhythm and Blues and the Southern Dream of Freedom. Boston etc.: Little, Brown & Company.

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

Jackson, John A., 2004, A House of Fire. The Rise and Fall of Philadelphia Soul. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Jones, Leroi (aka Amiri Baraka), 1963, Blues People. New York: William Morrow.

Reichart, Carl-Ludwig, 2001, Blues. Geschichte und Geschichten. München: dtv.

Country Music, Hillbilly

Pecknold, Diane, 2007, The Selling Sound. The Rise of the Country Music Industry. Durham and London: Duke University Press.


Electronica (Techno, Dance etc.)

Feige, Marcel, 2000, Deep in Techno. Die ganze Geschichte des Movements. Berlin: Schwarzkopf & Schwarzkopf.

Garnier, Laurent and David Brun-Lambert, 2003, Electrochoc. Paris: Flammarion.



Heavy Metal

Christe, Ian, 2003, Sound of the Beast – The Complete Headbanging History of Heavy Metal. New York: Harper Collins Publishers.

Walser, Robert, 1993, Running with the Devil: Power, Gender, and Madness in Heavy Metal Music. Hanover (New Hamshire): Wesleyan University Press.

Weinstein, Deena, 1994, Heavy Metal: A Cultural Sociology. New York: Lexington Books.




Charnas, Dan, 2010, The Big Payback. The History of the Business of Hip-Hop. New York: New American Library.

George, Nelson, 1999, HipHop America. London: Penguin Books.

Poschardt, Ulf, 2001, DJ Culture. Diskjockeys und Popkultur. 2. Auflage. Reinbeck bei Hamburg: Rowohlt.

Toop, David, 1991, Rap Attack. London: Serpent’s Tail.



Ragtime and Jazz

Berendt, Joachim-Ernst (ed), 1986, Die Story des Jazz. Vom New Orleans zum Rock Jazz. Reinbeck bei Hamburg: Rowohlt.

Berendt, Joachim-Ernst, 2001, Das Jazzbuch. Von New Orleans bis in die achtziger Jahre. Überarbeitet von Günther Huesmann. 10. Auflage. Frankfurt am Main: Fischer.

Blesh, Rudi and Harriet Grossman Janis, 1950, They All Played Ragtime: The True Story of an American Music: New York: Knopf.

Bramböck, Stefanie, 2010, Die Wiener Jazzszene. Eine Musikszene zwischen Selbsthilfe und Institution. Frankrfurt am Main etc.: Peter Lang Verlag.

Burns, Ken, 2000, Jazz. A Film by Ken Burns. 12 Teile auf 5 DVDs. ARD Radio & TV.

Gioia, Ted, 1998, West Coast Jazz. Modern Jazz in California 1945-1960. Berkeley etc.: University of California Press.

Girtler, Ira, 2001, The Masters of Bebop. Da Capo Press.

Goffin, Robert, 1932, Aux frontières du jazz. Paris: Edition du Sagittaire.

Jacobs, Michael, 2003, All that Jazz. Geschichte einer Musik. 2. Auflage. Leipzig: Reclam Leipzig.

Leonard, Neil, 1962, Jazz and the White Americans. The Acceptance of a New Art Form Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Mathieson, Kenny, 2002, Cookin’. Hard Bop and Soul Jazz 1954-65. Edinburgh: Canongate Books.

McCarthy, Albert, 1971, The Dance Band Era: The Dancing Decades from Ragtime to Swing 1910-1950. London: Studio Vista.

Panassié, Hugues, 1934, Le jazz hot. Paris: Corêa.

Panassié, Hugues, 1942, The Real Jazz. London: Smith & Durrell Inc. (translation of “Le jazz hot”).

Polillo, Arrigo, 2000, Jazz, Geschichte und Persönlichkeiten. Mainz: Atlantis-Schott.

Rosenthal, David H., 1992, Hard Bop. Jazz & Black Music 1955-1965. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press.



Classical Music

Andry, Peter, 2008, Inside the Recording Studio. Working with Callas, Rostropovich, Domingo, and the Classical Elite. Lanham, Maryland etc.: The Scarecrow Press.

Bennett, Dawn, 2008, Understanding the Classical Music Profession. The Past, the Present and Strategies for the Future. Aldershot und Burlington: Ashgate.

Horowitz, Joseph, 2005, Classical Music in America. A History of Its Rise and Fall. New York: W. W. Norton.

Lebrecht, Norman, 1997, When the Music Stops. Managers, Maestros and the Corporate Murder of Cla$$ical Music. London etc.: Pocket Books.

Noltze, Holger, 2010, Die Leichtigkeitslüge. Über Musik, Medien und Komplexität. Hamburg: Edition Kröber-Stiftung.



Mainstream-Pop, Tin-Pan-Alley, Schlager

Booth, Gregory D., 2008, Behind the Curtain. Making Music in Mumbai’s Film Studios. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Emerson, Ken, 2005, Always Magic in the Air. The Bomp and Brilliance of the Brill Building Era. London: Viking Penguin.

Fuchs, Harry, 2004, Austropop. Entstehungsgeschichte, Rahmenbedingungen und kommunikationswissenschaftliche Relevanz einer nationalen populären Musikkultur. München: Grin Verlag.

Goldberg, Isaac and George Gershwin. 1930, Tin Pan Alley. A Chronical of Amerrcan Popular Music. New York: The John Day Inc. (Reprint von Kessinger Publisher).

Harris, Charles K., 1926, After the Ball: Forty Years of Melody – An Autobiography. New York: Frank-Maurice.

Künzler, Hanspeter, 2009. Black or White. Michael Jackson. Die ganze Geschichte. Höfen in Tirol: Hannibal.

Meyer, Hazel, 1958, The Gold in Tin Pan Alley. Philadelphia: Lippincott.

Stock, Mike, 2004, The Hit Factory: The Stock, Aitken and Waterman Story. London: New Holland Pulishers.

Toynbee, Jason, 2000, Making Popular Music – Musicians, Creativity and Institutions. London: Arnold.


Punk Rock

Laing, David, 1985, One Chord Wonders: Power and Meaning in Punk Rock. Milton Keynes: Open University Press.

Marcus, Greil, 1994, Ranters & Crowd Pleasers. Punk in Pop Music, 1977-92. New York etc.: Doubleday.

Savage, Jon, 1992, England’s Dreaming: Anarchy, Sex Pistols, Punk Rock, and Beyond. New York: St. Martin’s Press.




Bradley, Lloyd, 2000, Bass Culture – When Reggae Was King. London: Penguin Books.



Rock ‘n’ Roll and Rock Music

Broven, John, 2009, Record Makers and Breakers. Voices of the Independent Rock ‘n’ Roll Pioneers. Champaign: University of Illinois Press.

Chapple, Steve and Reebee Garofalo, 1977, Rock ‘n’ Roll is Here to Pay. Chicago: Nelson-Hall.

Gillett, Charlie, 1971, The Sound of the City. London: Sphere Books.

Goldberg, Danny, 2009, Bumping into Geniuses. My Life Inside the Rock and Roll Business. New York etc.: Gotham.

Goodman, Fred, 1998, The Mansion on the Hill. Dylan, Young, Geffen, Springsteen and the Head-on Collision of Rock and Commerce. Vintage.

Graham, Bill and Robert Greenfield, 2004, My Life Inside Rock and Out. New York: Da Capo Press.

Guralnick, Peter, 1994, Last Train to Memphis. The Rise of Elvis Presley. New York: Little, Brown & Co.

Guralnick, Peter, 1999, Careless Love. The Unmaking of Elvis Presley. New York: Little, Brown & Co.

Shaw, Arnold, 1974, The Rockin’ ’50s. New York: Hawthorne Books.

World Music

Schlicke, Cornelius, 2007, Tonträgerindustrie und Vermittlung von Livemusik in Kuba. Populäre Musik im Kontext ökonomischer Organisationsformen und kulturpolitischer Ideologien. Band 13 der Reihe ‘Populäre Musik und Jazz in der Forschung’. Berlin etc.: LIT Verlag.

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