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Editor: Daniel Cavicchi

The Music/Interview series embraces the principle that any good interview is about the creative use of dialogue, not simply about extracting information through the mechanics of question-and-answer. Books in the series focus on encounters with significant figures in music, presenting the most provocative and resonant interviews possible. The series represents artists who not only made their mark through their musical work but have also had insightful and profound things to say about creativity, politics, and culture.

Always in Trouble
An Oral History of ESP-Disk’, the Most Outrageous Record Label in America
You never heard such sounds in your life
Weiss, Jason

American Music Documentary
Five Case Studies of Ciné-Ethnomusicology
A critical companion to the most celebrated music documentaries of the twentieth century
Harbert, Benjamin J.

Kalakuta Notes
An intimate portrait of the Afrobeat legend
Collins, John; foreword by Banning Eyre

I Got a Song
A History of the Newport Folk Festival
The first book-length history of an essential American music festival
Massimo, Rick

Magic City Nights
Birmingham’s Rock ’n’ Roll Years
An oral history of rock’n’roll music and culture in Birmingham, Alabama
Millard, Andre

Producing Country
The Inside Story of the Great Recordings
Legendary producers describe the making of country music’s great recordings
Jarrett, Michael

Reel History
The Lost Archive of Juma Sultan and the Aboriginal Music Society
Striking visual account of jazz in the 1960s and 1970s
Farina, Stephen

Words of Our Mouth, Meditations of Our Heart
Pioneering Musicians of Ska, Rocksteady, Reggae, and Dancehall
Celebrating the legendary studio musicians of Jamaican popular music through personal photographs and interviews
Bilby, Kenneth

Yip Harburg
Legendary Lyricist and Human Rights Activist
A new interview-based biography of The Wizard of Oz lyricist
Alonso, Harriet Hyman