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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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The Big Book of Blues

This is a book about the blues: more specifically it's a book about the artists who have helped make the blues one of the richest and most enduring music forms in the music in the world, whose influence has had far reaching implications.

The Big Book of Blues

This is a book about the blues: more specifically it's a book about the artists who have helped make the blues one of the richest and most enduring music forms in the music in the world, whose influence has had far reaching implications. It is intended to be a helpful and much used reference book, a companion for a discovery of the blues or, if you are already a veteran blues fan, a tool to gain a broader view of this fascinating music form. There are over 600 artists covered in this encyclopedia, each one a sketch of the artist's life and career, tracing their development and the legacies they have left for continuation of the blues tradition. There is also a list of recordings under each entry, comprising those albums that are essential to gaining an understanding of the artist's work and a wider knowledge of blues history.

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.

Continuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume 8

Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press. Heide, Karl Gert zur. 1970. Deep South Piano: The Story ofLittle Brother Montgomery. London: Studio Vista. Herzhaft, Gérard. 1997. La grande Encyclopédie du blues [Encyclopedia of the Blues].

Continuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume 8

A comprehensive and authoritative reference to a huge range of American musical styles, from Barbershop to Bluegrass and from Ragtime to Rockabilly.

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.

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.

Britannica Student Encyclopedia A Z Set

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Britannica Student Encyclopedia  A Z Set

Entertaining and informative, the newly updated Britannica Student Encyclopedia helps children gain a better understanding of their world. Updated for 2012, more than 2,250 captivating articles cover everything from Barack Obama to video games. Children are sure to immerse themselves in 2,700 photos, charts, and tables that help explain concepts and subjects, as well as 1,200 maps and flags from across the globe. Britannica Student is curriculum correlated and a recent winner of the 2008 Teachers Choice Award and 2010 AEP Distinguished achievement award.

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.

Icons of R B and Soul

This is the music that bridged the gap between audiences and helped, at the very height of racism in America, to dismantle racial barriers.

Icons of R B and Soul

Drawn from a mosaic of influences, including folk, gospel, and blues, R&B represents both everything that came before and nothing that was heard before. This is the music that bridged the gap between audiences and helped, at the very height of racism in America, to dismantle racial barriers. So much of today's music is derived directly from the highly influential and critically important sounds of R&B that without it we would have never known the classic soul of the late '50s and '60s, the glory days of the genre. Similarly, rock n' roll as seen through the eyes of Bill Haley and Elvis Presley would have never evolved without the foundation laid by their R&B predecessors. Through substantial entries on the chief architects and innovators, Icons of R&B and Soul offers a vibrant overview of the music's impact in American culture and how it reflected contemporary society's politics, trends, and social issues. Numerous sidebars highlight Motown, prominent record labels, hit songs, related singers and songwriters, key events, and significant aspects of the music industry. Also included is a list of important print and Web resources, as well as a list of selected recordings. An essential reference for high school and public libraries, this encyclopedia will help students explore the historical and cultural framework of R&B and soul music through the musicians who have come to define the genre. Among the featured: -Ray Charles -Little Richard -Fats Domino & New Orleans R&B -Ruth Brown -Sam Cooke -Etta James -James Brown -Aretha Franklin -The Supremes -Otis Redding -Ike & Tina Turner -Curtis Mayfield -Berry Gordy -Stevie Wonder -Marvin Gaye -Smokey Robinson -The Temptations -Prince