Urban Music Bibliography

Book Chapter

1.    Bayton, Mavis. "Women and Popular Music Making in Urban Spaces." Women and the City: Visibility and Voice in Urban Space. eds. Jane Darke, Sue Ledwith, and Roberta Woods. Basingstoke, England: Palgrave, 2000, 158-174.


1.     Black Music in the Harlem Renaissance : a Collection of Essays. ed. Samuel A. Floyd.  New York: Greenwood Press, 1990.

2.    Chambers, Iain. Urban Rhythms : Pop Music and Popular Culture.  New York: St. Martin's Press, 1985.

3.    Erenberg, Lewis A. Steppin' Out : New York Nightlife and the Transformation of American Culture, 1890-1930.  Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1984.

4.    Glasser, Ruth. My Music Is My Flag : Puerto Rican Musicians and Their New York Communities, 1917-1940.  Berkeley: University of California Press, 1995.

5.    Hicks, Charles E., James A. Standifer, and Warrick L. Carter. Methods and Perspectives in Urban Music Education.  Washington, D.C.: University Press of America, 1983.

6.    Keil, Charles. Urban Blues.  Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1991.

7.    Loza, Steven. Barrio Rhythm : Mexican American Music in Los Angeles.  Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1993.

8.    Ogg, Alex and David Upshal. The Hip Hop Years : a History of Rap.  New York: Fromm International, 2001.

9.    Peretti, Burton W. The Creation of Jazz : Music, Race, and Culture in Urban America.  Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1992.

10.   Spencer, Jon Michael. The New Negroes and Their Music : the Success of the Harlem Renaissance.  Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1997.

11.   Vaillant, Derek W. Sounds of Reform : Progressivism and Music in Chicago, 1873-1935.  Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2003.

12.   Von Glahn, Denise. The Sounds of Place : Music and the American Cultural Landscape.  Boston: Northeastern University Press, 2003.

Journal Articles

1.    Allen, R. R. "Old-Time Music and the Urban Folk Revival." New York Folklore v. 7, no. 1-2 (1981): 65-81.

2.    Arceneaux, K. C. "The Remix As Cultural Critique : the Urban Contemporary-Music Video." Popular Music and Society v. 16, no. 3 (Fall 1992): 109-124.

3.    Chatterton, Paul and Robert Hollands. "Theorizing Urban Playscapes : Producing, Regulating and Consuming Youthful Nightlife City Spaces." Urban Studies v. 39, no. 1 (Jan. 2002): 95-.

4.    Dixon, Wheeler Winston. "Urban Black American Music in the Late 1980s : the 'Word' As Cultural Signifier." The Midwest Quarterly v. 30 (Winter 1989): 229-241.

5.    Fetto, John. "Young Listeners." American Demographics v. 24, no. 11 (Dec. 2002/Jan. 2003): 11-.

6.    Keyes, C. L. "Empowering Self, Making Choices, Creating Spaces : Black Female Identity Via Rap Music Performance." Journal of American Folklore v. 113, no. 449 (Summer 2000): 255-269.

7.    Krohn, Franklin B. and Frances L. Suazo. "Contemporary Urban Music : Controversial Messages in Hip-Hop and Rap Lyrics." Etc. v. 52, no. 2 (Summer 1995): 139-154.

8.    Lenz, Gunter H. "The Riffs, Runs, Breaks, and Distortions of the Music of a Community in Transition." The Massachusetts Review v. 44, no. 1/2 (Spring 2003): 269-.

9.    Macias, Anthony. "Bringing Music to the People : Race, Urban Culture, and Municipal Politics in Postwar Los Angeles." American Quarterly v. 56, no. 3 (Sept. 2004): 693-717.

10.   Minton, J. "Houston Creoles and Zydeco : The Emergence of an African American Urban Popular Style." American Music v. 14, no. 4 (Winter 1996): 480-526.

11.   Morrell, Ernest and Jeffrey M. R. Duncan-Andrade. "Promoting Academic Literacy With Urban Youth Through Engaging Hip-Hop Culture." English Journal v. 91, no. 6 (July 2002): 88-.

12.   Neal, Mark Anthony. "Trouble Man : The Art and Politics of Marvin Gaye." Western Journal of Black Studies v. 22, no. 4 (Winter 1998): 252-.

13.   O'Connor, Patrick Joseph. "Discovering the Rich Differences in the Blues : the Rural and Urban Genres." The Midwest Quarterly v. 33, no. 1 (Aug. 1991): 28-42.

14.   Snider, M. and R. Averitte. "A Comparison of Music-Education Programs in Urban Districts." Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education no. 80 (1984): 63-67.

15.   Spencer, Jon Michael. "The Diminishing Rural Residue of Folklore in City and Urban Blues, Chicago, 1915-1950." Black Music Research Journal v. 12, no. 1 (Spring 1992): 25-41.

16.   Vaillant, Derek W. "Sounds of Whiteness : Local Radio, Racial Formation, and Public Culture in Chicago, 1921-1935." American Quarterly v. 54, no. 1 (Mar. 2002): 25-.

17.   Viesca, Victor Hugo. "The Battle of Los Angeles : The Cultural Politics of Chicana/o Music in the Greater Eastside." American Quarterly v. 56, no. 3 (Sept. 2004): 719-739.

Web Pages

1.    Vibe Online : Your Online Urban Authority. 2005. Web Page. URL: http://www.vibe.com/. Accessed 17 Jan. 2005.

2.    Daley, Tania. Urban Music Scene : Women Find Their Stride. 2002. Web Page. URL: http://www.equalitytoday.org/edition8/music.html. Accessed 17 Jan. 2005.

3.    Taylor, Carl S. and Virgil Taylor. Hip-Hop and Youth Culture : Contemplations on an Emerging Cultural Phenomenon. 2004. Web Page. URL: http://www.juyc.org/current/0401/hiphop.html. Accessed 17 Jan. 2005.

4.    Urban Think Tank, inc. Urban Think Tank. 2003. Web Page. URL: http://www.urbanthinktank.org. Accessed 17 Jan. 2005.

Compiled by Deb Bruce
Library Liaison for Music