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Title American popular music / general editor, Richard Carlin.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Facts On File, [2006]
Description 8 volumes : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and separate indexes to each volume.
Contents [v. 1.] Blues / Dick Weissman -- [v. 2.] Classical / Brad Hill -- [v. 3.] Country / Richard Carlin -- [v. 4.] Folk / Richard Carlin -- [v. 5.] Jazz / Thom Holmes -- [v. 6.] Rhythm and blues, rap, and hip-hop / Frank Hoffmann -- [v. 7.] Rock and roll / Craig Morrison -- [v. 8.] Comprehensive index.
Summary American popular music reflects a rich cultural diversity. From Aaron Copland to Miles Davis to Elvis Presley to Muddy Waters, the United States has produced some of the most influential and beloved musicians and performers of all time. The blues, jazz, and rock and roll--musical genres loved around the world--were born here, and American composers, producers, singers, and songwriters have crafted a unique heritage in other genres such as classical and folk. The eight-volume American Popular Music set celebrates American music by presenting a wealth of information on seven major musical branches. Each comprehensive book provides the perfect, one-stop source for research in major fields of American music. Approximately 400 entries in each volume cover key personalities, landmark performances and recordings, hit songs and experimental compositions, important publications, musical instruments, styles of music, social and historical issues, organizations and schools, record companies, and much more. Together, the volumes comprise a panoramic depiction of American music and the influential threads that weave the different musical genres together. Each book includes 40 to 60 photographs, a glossary, a discography of recommended listening, a chronology, and an index. The eighth volume, included at no charge with the purchase of the complete seven-volume set, is a comprehensive index that allows readers to easily locate musical terms, musicians, songs, and more throughout the entire set. American Popular Music is a resource not only for students researching music but also for those interested in social movements, cultural history, geography, technology, the growth of broadcast and recorded media, ethnography and anthropology, and many other topics. --Publisher.
Subject Popular music -- United States -- Dictionaries.
Popular music. (OCoLC)fst01071422
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Dictionaries. (OCoLC)fst01423826
Added Author Carlin, Richard.
ISBN 0816053103 (v. 1)
9780816053100 (v. 1)
0816053111 (v. 2)
9780816053117 (v. 2)
081605312X (v. 3)
9780816053124 (v. 3)
0816053138 (v. 4)
9780816053131 (v. 4)
0816053162 (v. 5)
9780816053162 (v. 5)
0816053154 (v. 6)
9780816053155 (v. 6)
0816053170 (v. 7)
9780816053179 (v. 7)
0816065160 (v. 8)
9780816065165 (v. 8)

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