Work Songs and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Qty:1
  • List Price: $32.95
  • Save: $4.12 (13%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Only 3 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Used: Good | Details
Sold by Dana Park
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Former library book. Pages are smooth and clear, with minimal folds or creases. No markings or labels other than on covers, title pages and book edges. Minor to moderate surface and edge wear to cover. *** Ships from Amazon! Thanks!
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Work Songs Hardcover – April 13, 2006


See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Hardcover, April 13, 2006
$28.83
$7.82 $2.63
12%20Days%20of%20Deals%20in%20Books


Frequently Bought Together

Work Songs + American Working-Class Literature: An Anthology
Price for both: $95.03

Buy the selected items together
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Year
Best Books of 2014
Looking for something great to read? Browse our editors' picks for 2014's Best Books of the Year in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, children's books, and much more.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Duke University Press Books (April 13, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0822337266
  • ISBN-13: 978-0822337263
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 6.2 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #486,514 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Review

“In previous books, Ted Gioia proved himself one of our most incisive thinkers about jazz. Now he has integrated vast expanses of knowledge and recordings from cultures across the globe to shed valuable new light on work songs. A dazzling accomplishment.”—John Edward Hasse, Curator of American Music, National Museum of American History


“Ted Gioia enriches and makes real the powerful message that music is, and has always been, an integral part of the toolkit that ordinary humans have used to navigate life. He shows that, far from being a pastime to fill idle moments or a distraction from everyday preoccupations, music addresses fundamental issues of human existence, survival, and liberation. Gioia’s work offers hope to those who fear that the corporate mass media may have suffocated the age-old impulse of ordinary people to make music their own.”—John Sloboda, author of Exploring the Musical Mind

About the Author

Ted Gioia, pianist, composer, and one of the founders of Stanford University’s Jazz Studies program, is the author of Healing Songs, also published by Duke University Press, as well as several celebrated books, including West Coast Jazz: Modern Jazz in California, 1945–1960. His book The History of Jazz was selected as one of the best books of the year by Jonathan Yardley in the Washington Post, chosen as a notable book of the year by the New York Times, and honored with the Bay Area Book Reviewers’ award for best nonfiction work of the year. His book The Imperfect Art won the ASCAP–Deems Taylor Award and was named a Jazz Book of the Century by the Jazz Educators Journal. He has recorded several compact discs as a leader, including The End of the Open Road and Tango Cool.


More About the Author

Ted Gioia is a pianist, critic and music historian. The Dallas Morning News has called him "one of the outstanding music historians in America." Two of Gioia's works have been named notable books of the year by the New York Times, and three others have been honored with the ASCAP-Deems Taylor award. In addition, Gioia was one of the founders of the jazz studies program at Stanford and formerly served as editor-in-chief of www.jazz.com, a major music web portal.

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
0
4 star
1
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See the customer review
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

1 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Dana Sedelnick on April 6, 2009
Format: Hardcover
Work Songs by Ted Gioia, in my opinion is an eclectic piece of literature with a multi-faceted approach to explaining the origins and cultural significance of the work songs. This book gives tangible look into the lives of the people who created and labored to work songs. I have found it fascinating how the description of the usage of work songs: transcends national borders and cultural boundaries and are expressed as essential parts of the human consciousness. Ted Gioia express beautifully the essence of what it means to be human by expressing the woes, toils, and the resilience of the human spirit through ones own voice
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again