Encyclopedia of the Blues

This comprehensive two-volume set brings together all aspects of the blues from performers and musical styles to record labels and cultural issues, including regional evolution and history.

Encyclopedia of the Blues

This comprehensive two-volume set brings together all aspects of the blues from performers and musical styles to record labels and cultural issues, including regional evolution and history. Organized in an accessible A-to-Z format, the Encyclopedia of the Blues is an essential reference resource for information on this unique American music genre. For a full list of entries, contributors, and more, visit the Encyclopedia of the Blues website.

Encyclopedia of the Blues

The work alphabetizes hundreds of biographical entries, presenting detailed examinations of the performers and of the instruments, trends, recordings, and producers who have created and popularized this truly American art form.

Encyclopedia of the Blues

The popular Encyclopedia of the Blues, first published by the University of Arkansas Press in 1992 and reprinted six times, has become an indispensable reference source for all involved with or intrigued by the music. The work alphabetizes hundreds of biographical entries, presenting detailed examinations of the performers and of the instruments, trends, recordings, and producers who have created and popularized this truly American art form.

The Blues Encyclopedia

The Blues Encyclopedia is the first full-length authoritative Encyclopedia on the Blues as a musical form. While other books have collected biographies of blues performers, none have taken a scholarly approach.

The Blues Encyclopedia

The Blues Encyclopedia is the first full-length authoritative Encyclopedia on the Blues as a musical form. While other books have collected biographies of blues performers, none have taken a scholarly approach. A to Z in format, this Encyclopedia covers not only the performers, but also musical styles, regions, record labels and cultural aspects of the blues, including race and gender issues. Special attention is paid to discographies and bibliographies.

Encyclopedia of the Blues K Z index

This comprehensive two-volume set brings together all aspects of the blues from performers and musical styles to record labels and cultural issues, including regional evolution and history.

Encyclopedia of the Blues  K Z  index

This comprehensive two-volume set brings together all aspects of the blues from performers and musical styles to record labels and cultural issues, including regional evolution and history. Organized in an accessible A-to-Z format, the Encyclopedia of the Blues is an essential reference resource for information on this unique American music genre. Coverage includes: · The whole history of the blues, from its antecedents in African and American types of music to the contemporary styles performed today · Artists active throughout the United States and from foreign countries · The business of the blues, including individual record labels active since the prewar era · Aspects particular to blues lyrics and music · Specific issues such as race or gender as related to the blues · Reference lists of blues periodicals, blues newsletters, libraries, and museums.

Definitive Jazz and Blues Encyclopedia

This is followed by an A–Z of artists from that era, with more extensive entries on key artists that include recommended classic recordings.

Definitive Jazz and Blues Encyclopedia

Fully updated, tracing the evolution of jazz and blues from their nineteenth-century African-American origins right through to the present day. Key musical developments within each era are covered, as well as an A-Z of key artists; sections on Styles and Instruments also included. Written by a team of experts. Comprehensive and easy to use.

Encyclopedia of the Blues A J index

This comprehensive two-volume set brings together all aspects of the blues from performers and musical styles to record labels and cultural issues, including regional evolution and history.

Encyclopedia of the Blues  A J  index


The Virgin Encyclopedia of the Blues

This is a complete handbook of information and opinion about the history of blues music.

The Virgin Encyclopedia of the Blues

This is a complete handbook of information and opinion about the history of blues music. Based on the Encyclopedia of Popular Music, this book contains over 1000 entries covering musicians, bands, songwriters, producers and record labels which have made a significant impact on the development of blues music. It brings together people such as Robert Johnson and Blind Lemon Jefferson, the influence of Muddy Waters and Willie Dixon and more recent figures such as Keb' Mo and Jonny Lang. Each entry offers information such as dates, career facts, discography and album ratings.

The Big Book of Blues

This is the ultimate reference book for blues lovers - a comprehensive biographical encyclodpedia, with more than 600 entries profiling every important blues artist from Bessie Smith to Koko Taylor, Charlie Patton to Robert Cray, Blind ...

The Big Book of Blues

Contains over 650 entries profiling every important blues artist, including in each entry a discussion on the artist's style and musical contributions.

The Billboard Illustrated Encyclopedia of Jazz Blues

A comprehensive one-volume resource on jazz and blues includes a historical overview, A-to-Z artist biographies and key recordings, and illustrative MP3s, all organized chronologically by decade.

The Billboard Illustrated Encyclopedia of Jazz   Blues

A comprehensive one-volume resource on jazz and blues includes a historical overview, A-to-Z artist biographies and key recordings, and illustrative MP3s, all organized chronologically by decade.

A Blues Bibliography

In addition to biographical references, this work includes entries on the history and background of the blues, instruments, record labels, reference sources, regional variations and lyric transcriptions and musical analysis.

A Blues Bibliography

A Blues Bibliography, Second Edition is a revised and enlarged version of the definitive blues bibliography first published in 1999. Material previously omitted from the first edition has now been included, and the bibliography has been expanded to include works published since then. In addition to biographical references, this work includes entries on the history and background of the blues, instruments, record labels, reference sources, regional variations and lyric transcriptions and musical analysis. The Blues Bibliography is an invaluable guide to the enthusiastic market among libraries specializing in music and African-American culture and among individual blues scholars.

Encyclopedia of Jazz and Blues

Biographies of key figures in the world of 20th century jazz and blues music, with special features on selected individuals.

Encyclopedia of Jazz and Blues

Biographies of key figures in the world of 20th century jazz and blues music, with special features on selected individuals.

The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia

This is the ultimate guide to two musical styles that have fundamentally influenced popular music.

The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia

This is the ultimate guide to two musical styles that have fundamentally influenced popular music. Divided into eras from the Early Years to the Contemporary Era, you can learn about this music's development from its 19th-century African-American roots up to the present day. Each era has a Sounds & Sources discussion before introducing the Key Artists and A–Zs of lesser artists. A section on Styles is also included, covering Ragtime to Bebop and Texas Blues to Rhythm & Blues. A section on instruments, a glossary and evocative photographs complete the comprehensive experience. Whether a fan of Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday or Ray Charles this is the book for you.

The Encyclopedia of Jazz and Blues

Presents an historical overview of jazz and blues music.

The Encyclopedia of Jazz and Blues

Presents an historical overview of jazz and blues music.

Folk Blues The Encyclopedia

This is a unique and highly readable reference that belongs on the desks of music critics and music lovers everywhere.

Folk   Blues  The Encyclopedia

Folk and blues remain vibrant and alive today and have been enjoying a new boom as audiences rediscover such blues performers as Robert Johnson, John Lee Hooker, and Bessie Smith, and folk artists like Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, and Bob Dylan. The excitement and impact of these musical forms are the focus of this extensively revised and updated third edition of Folk and Blues: The Encyclopedia. It covers a spectrum of artists, from the pioneers at the turn of the twentieth century to the stars of today: Keb' Mo', Altan the Chieftains, Ani DiFranco, Ry Cooder, Sarah McLachlan, Wilco, John Prine, and Los Lobos, to name a few. Folk and Blues: the Encyclopedia contains: -Interviews with many of today's top artists -Extensive awards information from the Grammys, the Folk Alliance, and the Blues Foundation -Photos of the most important folk and blues artists of the twentieth century -The first comprehensive index of folk and blues music Unlike any other book currently on the market, Folk and Blues: The Encyclopedia covers the rich roots of American music, as pioneered by African Americans and European immigrants, and its influence on almost every facet of today's popular music around the globe. This encyclopedia provides insight into why folk and blues are distinct fields of their own but interact in many ways to provide important additions to America's musical heritage. This is a unique and highly readable reference that belongs on the desks of music critics and music lovers everywhere.

Encyclopedia of Rhythm Blues and Doo Wop Vocal Groups

Contains alphabetically arranged entries that provide information on the cities of origin, members, and music of some of the most popular rhythm and blues and doo wop groups.

Encyclopedia of Rhythm   Blues and Doo Wop Vocal Groups

Contains alphabetically arranged entries that provide information on the cities of origin, members, and music of some of the most popular rhythm and blues and doo wop groups.

The Blues Encyclopedia

The Robben Ford Blues Guitar Collection. ... Structures Principles As stated in the technical discussion in the Blues entry in this encyclopedia, blues forms may be said to have three dimensions: tone, including instrumentation and ...

The Blues Encyclopedia

The Blues Encyclopedia is the first full-length authoritative Encyclopedia on the Blues as a musical form. While other books have collected biographies of blues performers, none have taken a scholarly approach. A to Z in format, this Encyclopedia covers not only the performers, but also musical styles, regions, record labels and cultural aspects of the blues, including race and gender issues. Special attention is paid to discographies and bibliographies.