I wanted to begin a bibliography for my late friend so that his work can be found by others. The bibliography excludes book reviews and conference papers except for David’s much-remembered 2004 paper on Johnny Cash. For information on recent conference papers see his Salford Seek profile.


I know that I have missed some pieces below,
so please email me and I will update the list.



Sanjek, R. and Sanjek, D. (1991) The American Popular Music Business in the 20th Century. New York: Oxford University Press.


Sanjek, (1992) ‘Pleasure and Principles: Issues of Authenticity in the Analysis of Rock’n’Roll,’ Journal of Popular Music Studies.

… Reproduced in Soundscapes 3.


Sanjek, D. (1994) ‘Don’t Have to DJ No More: Sampling and the Autonomous Creator,’ in Martha Woodmansee and Peter Jansi, eds. The Construction of Authorship: Textual Appropriation in Law and Literature. Duke University Press.

… Reproduced in Lee Harrington and Denise Bielby (2001) Popular Culture: Production and Consumption. Oxford: Blackwell, pp. 243-256.


Sanjek, R. and Sanjek, D. (1996) Pennies from Heaven: The American Popular Music Business in the Twentieth Century. New York: Da Cappo Press.


Sanjek, D. (1997) ‘Can a Fujiama Mama be the Female Elvis? The Wild, Wild Women of Rockabilly,’ in Whiteley, S. ed. Sexing the Groove. London: Routledge, pp. 137-167

Sanjek, D. (1997) ‘One Size Does Not Fit All: The Precarious Position of the African-American Entrepreneur in Post WW2 American Popular Music,’ American Music 15, 4, 535-562


Sanjek, D. (1998) ‘Reeling in the Years: American Vernacular Music & Documentary Film,’ in Brophy, P. ed. Cinesonic: The World of Sound in Film. Sydney: AFTRS Publishing.

Sanjek, D. (1998) ‘Blue Moon of Kentucky Rising over the Mystery Train,’ in Cecilia Tichi, ed. Reading Country Music: Steel Guitars, Opra Stars and Honkytonk Bars. Duke University Press, p. 22-44

Sanjek, D. (1998) ‘Popular Music and the Synergy of Corporate Culture,’ in Thomas Swiss, J. Sloop and E. Herman, eds. Mapping the Beat: Popular Music and Contemporary Theory. Oxford: Blackwell,


Sanjek, D. (1999) ‘Institutions,’ in T. Swiss and B. Horner, eds. Key Terms in Popular Music and Culture. Oxford: Blackwell, pp. 46-56


Sanjek, D. (2002) ‘Tell Me Something I Don’t Already Know,’ in Norman Kelley, ed. Rhythm and Business: The Political Economy of Black Music. New York: Akashic Books.


Sanjek, D. (2004) ‘All the Memories Money Can Buy: Marketing Authenticity and Manufacturing Authorship,’ in Eric Weisbard, ed.,This is Pop, Harvard University Press, 155–172.

Sanjek, D. (2004) ‘In My Time of Dying: Johnny Cash, Johnny Paycheck, Gary Stewart and Cycles of Hipness,’ Peper at American Studies Association Convention, November 13th.


Sanjek, D. (2005) ‘I Give it a 94. It’s Got a Beat and You can Dance to It. Valuing Popular Music,’ in Michael Berube, The Aesthetics of Cultural Studies: An Introduction. Oxford: Blackwell, p. 117-139.


Sanjek, D. (2006) ‘Navigating the Channel: Recent Scholarship on African-American Popular Music,’ Journal of Popular Music Studies 11, 1, 167-192

Sanjek, D. (2006) ‘Ridiculing the White Bread Original: The Politics of Parody and Preservation of Greatness in Luther Campbell, AKA Luke Skyywalker et al vs. Acuff-Rose Music, Inc.,’ Cultural Studies 20, 2-3, pp. 262-281.


Sanjek, D (2008) ‘Shock Jocks: Making Mayhem Over the Radio ‘, in Battleground: The Media Volume 2 (O-Z). Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Pearson/Prentice-Hall.


Sanjek, D. (2009) ‘Bank Accounts and Black Narcissus: Jimmie Rodgers and the Professionalization of American Popular Music’, in Waiting For A Train: Jimmie Rodgers’s America. Burlington, Mass.: Rounder Books , 65-81


Sanjek, D. (2011) ‘What Hath Phast Phreddie Wrought?: Los Angeles, Punk Music and the Recovery of Race,’ Journal of Post-Punk.

Sanjek, D. (2011) ‘Hard of Hearing: Acoustic Legacies and Public Policies,’ Popular Music & Society.

Sanjek, D. (2011) ‘African-American Music and the Recording Industry: An Introduction,’ in Encyclopedia of African-American Music, Santa Barbara: Greenwood Press.

Sanjek, D. (2011) ‘African-American Music and the Recording Industry: 1919-1942′, in: Encyclopedia of African-American Music,’ Santa Barbara: Greenwood Press.

Sanjek, D. (2011) ‘African-American Music and the Recording Industry: 1942-68’, in Encyclopedia of African-American Music. Santa Barbara: Greenwood Press.

Sanjek, D. (2011) ‘Jump Blues,’ in Encyclopedia of African-American Music. Santa Barbara: Greenwood Press.

Sanjek, D. (2011) ‘What’s Syd Got To Do With It?: King Records, Henry Glover and the Complex Achievement of Crossover,’ in Hidden In The Mix: African American Country Music Traditions. Durham: Duke University Press.


Sanjek, D (2012) ‘Groove Me: Listening to the Discs of Northern Soul,’ in Transatlantic Routes of American Roots Music. Farnham: Ashgate.

Sanjek, D. (2012) ‘Putting It Together: The Institutionalization of the American Musical Theatre,’ in Oxford Handbook of the American Musical Theatre. New York: Oxford University Press.

Sanjek, D. (2012) ‘Jimmy Bowen’, in Grove Dictionary of American Music. New York: Oxford University Press…. [and various other entries: Johnny Otis; the Orioles; Gene Vincent; Sister Rosetta Tharpe; Clyde McPhatter; Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes; Neville Brothers; Tracy Nelson; Doo Wop; Eddie Fisher; Ink Spots; Brenda Lee; Tony Brown; Allen Toussaint; Jim Denny; the Dells]

Sanjek, D. (2012) ‘Zappa and the Freaks: Recording Wild Man Fisher’, in Paul Carr, ed. Frank Zappa: Key Essays on the Contextualization of his Legacy. Farnham: Ashgate.


Sanjek, D. (2013) ‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want: Riding on the Medicine Ball Caravan,’ in Sights and Sounds: Interrogating the Music Documentary. Edinburgh: University of Edinburgh Press.

Sanjek, D. and Halligan, B. eds. (2013) The Music Documentary. London: Routledge.


Sanjek, D. (1990) ‘Fans’ Notes: The Horror Film Magazine,’ Literature / Film Quarterly 18, 3, p. 150-160

… Reprinted in:

… and:
Ernst Mathijs and Xavier Mendiks, eds.
The Cult Film Reader (2007) Maidenhead: Open University Press, pp. 419-428.

Sanjek, D. (1994) ‘Torment Street Between Malicious and Crude: Sophisticated Primitivism in the Films of Samuel Fuller,’ Literature Film Quarterly 22, 3, pp. 187-194.

Sanjek, D. (1994) ‘Twilight of the Monsters: The English Horror Film 1968-1975,’ in Wheeler Winston Dixon, ed. Re-Viewing British Cinema 1900-1992. Albany: University of New York Press, p. 195-209.

Sanjek, D. (1996) ‘Dr Hobbes Parasites: Victims, Victimization and Gender In David Cronenberg’s Shivers,’ Cinema Journal 36, 1, 55-74.

Sanjek, D. (2001) Dario Argento’s Blood on the Walls,’ Bad Subjects

Sanjek, D. (2001) ‘Big Boss Man: Samuel J. Arkoff (1917-2001)’ Pop Matters

Sanjek, D. (2002) ‘Cold, Cold Heart: Joseph Losey’s The Damned and the Compensations of Genre,’ Senses of Cinema 21

Sanjek, D. (2002) ‘Fate Wears a Fedora (on Jean Pierre Melville),’ Pop Matters

Sanjek, D. (2002) ‘Smile When You Say That: James Coburn (1908-2002),’ Pop Matters

Sanjek, D. (2002) ‘A Cynic’s Demise: Billy Wilder (1906-2002),’ Pop Matters

Sanjek, D. (2003) ‘The Doll and The Whip: Pathos and Ballyhoo in William Castle´s Homicidal,’ Quarterly Review of Film and Video 20, 4, pp.247-264

Sanjek, D. (2003) ‘A Brief Reign of Terror [on Gordon Hessler],’ Pop Matters

Sanjek, D. (2004) ‘Monkey King [on Jerry Lewis],’ Pop Matters

Sanjek, D. (2005) Getting Something Out [on Claude Chabrol],’ Pop Matters

Sanjek, D. (2005) ‘Thrills [on Harold Lloyd],’ Pop Matters


Sanjek, D. (2012) ‘Review of Funny Pictures: Animation and Comedy in Studio-Era Hollywood.Daniel Goldmark and Charlie Keil, eds.,’ Quarterly Review of Film and Video [in press]


Hands Up! (1928)

The Man Who Laughs (1928)

The Edge of the World (1937)

Pépé Le Moko (1937)

Drôle de Drame (1937)

The Lady Eve (1941)

Sullivan’s Travels (1941)

The Killers (1946)

I See a Dark Stranger (1946)

The Rocking Horse Winner (1950)

The Marrying Kind (1952)

The Naked Jungle (1954)

Bonjour Tristesse (1958)

A Double Tour (d. Claude Chabrol 1959)

Strangers When We Meet (1960)

Il Posto (1961)

Hatari (1962)

I Fidanzati (1962)

Lord Love a Duck (1966)

Salesman (doc. 1968)

Le Cercle Rouge (1970)

The Grissom Gang (1971)

The Crazies (1973)

The White Dawn (1974)

Grey Gardens (doc. 1975)

Assault on Precinct 13 (1976)

Martin (d. George Romero 1976)

Cuba (1979)

The Stunt Man (1980)

Cutters Way (1981)

Knightriders (d.George Romero 1981)

The Black Marble (1980)

SCTV Network 90 (TV comedy series 1981-1983)

SCTV Volume 2 (TV comedy series 1981-1983)

Real Genius (1985)

My Life As a Dog (1985)

Something Wild (1986)

Big Trouble in Little China (1986)

Street of No Return (d. Sam Fuller) (1989)

The Vanishing (1988)

Street of No Return (1989)

Méliès The Magician / The Magic of Méliès (1997)

Chop Suey (2000)

It All Starts Today (2000)

Diamond Men (2001)

Fulltime Killer (2001)

The Flower of Evil (La Fleur Du Mal) (2003)

The Eye (2003)

The Weeping Meadow (2004)

Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus (2004)