2013 World Music Gift Guide: Books

World Music: A Global Journey  by Terry E. Miller and Andrew Shahriari
World Music: A Global Journey by Terry E. Miller and Andrew Shahriari
For some really fortunate reason there were a good many books on music this year. The range varies from the purely academic to the business of music and dishy autobiographies. Here’s some that might appeal to the music fan on your list like:

World Music: A Global Journey – Paperback & CD Set Value Pack by Terry E. Miller and Andrew Shahriari

Legends, Icons & Rebels: Music That Changed the World by Robbie Robertson, Jim Guerinot, Sebastian Robertson and Jared Levine

Hit Brands: How Music Builds Value for the World’s Smartest Brands by Daniel Jackson, Richard Jankovich and Eric Sheinkop

1963: The Year of the Revolution: How Youth Changed the World with Music, Art, and Fashion by Ariel Leve and Robin Morgan

Excursions in World Music, 6th Edition by Bruno Nettl, Timothy Rommen, Charles Capwell and Isabel K. F. Wong

The Great Animal Orchestra: Finding the Origins of Music in the World’s Wild Places by Bernie Krause

Popular World Music by Andrew Shahriari

Music by DK

Music of the Peoples of the World by William Alves
Music of the Peoples of the World by William Alves
Music of the Peoples of the World by William Alves

The Fender Stratocaster: The Life & Times of the World’s Greatest Guitar & Its Players by Dave Hunter and Randy Bachman

Johnny Cash: The Life by Robert Hilburn

Guitar Aficionado: The Collections: The Most Famous, Rare, and Valuable Guitars in the World by Tom Beaujour and Christopher Scapelliti

Wild Tales: A Rock & Roll Life by Nash, Graham

The World’s Worst Records: An Arcade of Audio Atrocity by Darryl W Bullock

Radical Traditions: Reimagining Culture in Balinese Contemporary Music by Andrew Clay McGraw

Caffe Lena: Inside America’s Legendary Folk Music Coffeehouse by Jocelyn Arem, Tim Robbins, and Joe Alper

Musical Intimacies and Indigenous Imaginaries: Aboriginal Music and Dance in Public Performance by Dueck, Byron

Simple Dreams: A Musical Memoir by Ronstadt, Linda

Around the World in 80 Raves: A Guide to the Best Parties and Festivals on the Planet by Marcus Barnes

Brian Eno: Visual Music by Scoates, Christopher and Eno, Brian

Palestinian Music and Song: Expression and Resistance Since 1900 (Public Cultures of the Middle East and North… by Stig-Magnus Thorsen, Moslih Kanaaneh, and Heather Bursheh

Soul Train: The Music, Dance, and Style of a Generation by Questlove

Kansas City Lightning: The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker by Crouch, Stanley

Other gift guides:

2013 World Music Gift Guide: Electronics

2013 World Music Gift Guide: Concert and Educational DVDs

2013 World Music Gift Guide: Software, Miscellaneous Gifts and Music Charities

Author: TJ Nelson

TJ Nelson is a regular CD reviewer and editor at World Music Central. She is also a fiction writer. Check out her latest book, Chasing Athena’s Shadow.

Set in Pineboro, North Carolina, Chasing Athena’s Shadow follows the adventures of Grace, an adult literacy teacher, as she seeks to solve a long forgotten family mystery. Her charmingly dysfunctional family is of little help in her quest. Along with her best friends, an attractive Mexican teacher and an amiable gay chef, Grace must find the one fading memory that holds the key to why Grace’s great-grandmother, Athena, shot her husband on the courthouse steps in 1931.

Traversing the line between the Old South and New South, Grace will have to dig into the past to uncover Athena’s true crime.


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