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"It introduces Canadian subject matter to its Canadian audiences. This strength is beyond major; it is phenomenal. Frankly, I was moved and will be thrilled to introduce it to my students." -- Norman Standield, UBC
"This is a truly comprehensive survey of popular music with much to offer the Canadian student in popular music. The (book's) strengths are its breadth, its attention to detail, and its concise language. Specifically though, the Canadian content and Canadian context make this an unusual and refreshing book." --Kirsten Yri, WLU
Larry Starr is a Professor of Music at the University of Washington and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Society for American Music. Christopher Waterman is Professor of World Arts and Cultures, and Dean of the School of Arts and Architecture, UCLA. Jay Hodgson is Assistant Professor in the Department of Music at the University of Western Ontario. As a graduate student at the University of Alberta, he received the 2006 Governor General's Gold Medal, an award that recognizes the most outstanding doctoral graduate student. Jay is also one of the architects of the pop music program at UWO.